Current Grant Opportunities- May 2014

  1. Educational Grants from the Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund
  2. Educational Grants from the Eaton Charitable Fund
  3. Partners in Science Program from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust
  4. The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program from the Wild Ones
  5. Family Service Community Grants from Autism Speaks
  6. Educational Grants from the Gladys and Roland Harriman Foundation
  7. Educational Grants from the Chichester duPont Foundation, Inc
  8. Educational Grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  9. AIAA Classroom Grants from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  10. Serves Grants from the United States Tennis Association (USTA)


1. Educational Grants from the Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund- Giving on a national basis, with emphasis on areas of company operations; giving also to regional and national organizations to support museums, public radio and television stations, parks, and organizations involved with arts and culture, education, the environment, children’s health, legal issues, safety, and welfare, employment training, youth development, civil rights, voter registration and education, and community development. Special emphasis is directed toward organizations involved with education, the environment, and children and organizations with which employees of Bridgestone Americas volunteer.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $25,000.00
  • Total Amount: $2,500,000.00 – $3,500,000.00
  • Address: 535 Marriott Drive, 11th Floor, Nashville, TN 37214-5090Telephone: 212-596-0620
  • Telephone: 615-937-1415
  • E-mail: bfstrustfund@bfusa.com
  • Website: Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Arts, At-Risk/Character, Facilities Maintenance, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: Ongoing

2. Educational Grants from the Eaton Charitable Fund- Giving on a national basis in areas of company operations to support organizations involved with arts and culture, education, children and youth, families, and community development. Special emphasis is directed toward organizations with which employees of Eaton are involved. Initial request should be through a local Eaton plant or human resources manager. No support for religious organizations not of direct benefit to the entire community; fraternal or labor organizations. No grants to individuals, or for endowments, medical research, general operating support for United Way agencies or hospitals, or debt reduction, fundraising events, or sponsorships; no loans.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $2,500.00 – $500,000.00
  • Total Amount: $7,500,000.00
  • Address:  1111 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH United States 44114-2584
  • Telephone: 216-523-4944
  • E-mail: barrydoggett@eaton.com
  • Website: Eaton Charitable Fund
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Early Childhood, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE, Homeless, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: Ongoing

3. Partners in Science Program from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust- Partners In Science awards are made to colleges and universities and to other qualified research institutions to enable high school science teachers to participate in full-time research for 8-10 weeks during the summer. Applications are accepted from researchers in the natural sciences at institutions located in areas where the Partners in Science Program is available.

  • States:  All States
  • Average Amount:  $15,000.00
  • Address:  PO Box 1618, Vancouver, WA 98668
  • Telephone:  360-694-8415
  • Website:  M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
  • Eligibility: Higher Education
  • Program Areas:  Professional Development, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: 12/1/2014

4. The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program from the Wild Ones- The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program offers grants for plants and seeds, and in-kind donations from Nursery Partners that can help stretch those dollars. They can help you locate experts and information specific to your area – anywhere in the US. Schools, nature centers, and other non‐profit and not‐for‐profit places of learning that focus on educating elementary through high school students are eligible to apply. Project goals should focus on the enhancement and development of an appreciation for nature using native plants. Projects must emphasize involvement of students and volunteers in all phases of development, and increase the educational value of the site.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount:  $500.00
  • Address:  PO Box 1274 Appleton, WI 54912
  • Telephone:  920-730-3986
  • E-mail: info@wildones.org
  • Website:  Wild Ones
  • Eligibility: Public Schools, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas:  Science/Environmental
  • Deadline: 10/15/2014

5. Family Service Community Grants from Autism Speaks – Autism Speaks seeks to directly support the innovative work of autism service providers in local communities across the United States. The focus of our Family Services Community Grants is three-fold: to promote autism services that enhance the lives of those affected by autism; to expand the capacity to effectively serve this growing community; and to enhance the field of service providers.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $5,000.00 – $25,000.00
  • Telephone: 917-475-5059
  • E-mail: sselkin@autismspeaks.org
  • Website: Autism Speaks
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Disabilities, Early Childhood, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE, Library, Math, Reading, Safe/Drug Free Schools, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology, Vocational
  • Deadline: 3/25/2015

6. Educational Grants from the Gladys and Roland Harriman Foundation- Giving on a national basis primarily for education. Support also for youth and social service agencies, arts and cultural organizations, and health agencies and hospitals. Initial approach should be a written summary in letter form with a brief description of the organization and their funding requirements as well as a copy of the 501(C)(3) form.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $5,000.00 – $100,000.00
  • Total Amount: $6,500,000.00
  • Address: 140 Broadway, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10005
  • Telephone: 212-493-8185
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Early Childhood, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE, Library, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 10/1/2014

7. Educational Grants from the Chichester duPont Foundation, Inc- Preference is given to proposals for new initiatives, special projects, the expansion of current programs and capital improvement. The trustees devote particular emphasis to programs concerned with the environment, education, health care and those to which the Foundation’s giving will play a pivotal role.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $5,000.00 – $50,000.00
  • Total Amount: $2,000,000.00
  • Address: P.O. Box 3598 Wilmington, DE 19807
  • Telephone: 302-658-5244
  • E-mail: gfields@chichesterdupont.org
  • Website: Chichester DuPont Foundation, Inc
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Early Childhood, General Education, Health/PE, Library, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 9/1/2014

8. Educational Grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation- grants given to support K-12 and higher educational institutions. The main themes they support are: Freshwater, Forests and Grasslands, Oceans and Coasts, and Community Stewardship. NFWF supports more than 70 grant programs to protect and restore our nation’s wildlife and habitats. They encourage you to read their complete list of conservation programs and review the program goals and guidelines to select the one appropriate for you. Federal, state, and local governments, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations are welcome to apply twice annually for matching grants from our conservation priority programs.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $10,000.00 – $150,000.00
  • Total Amount: $60,000,000.00 – $95,000,000.00
  • Address: 1133 Fifteenth Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005
  • Telephone: 202-857-0166
  • E-mail: info@nfwf.org
  • Website: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Science/Environmental, Social Studies
  • Deadline: Varies

9. AIAA Classroom Grants from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)- The purpose of AIAA grants is to assist educators in presenting mathematics, science, and technology principles to students (K-12) in an exciting, hands-on manner to develop our future aeronautics and aerospace engineers, scientists, pilots, and space explorers. Please note that grants will not be considered for computer hardware, printers, cameras, equipment, reimbursement of field trip admission, speaker fees, registration fees for teacher professional development, and general math and science supplies not tied to a specific lesson plan.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $250.00
  • Address: 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 500, Reston, VA 20191-4344
  • Telephone: 703-264-7502
  • E-mail: feliciaa@aiaa.org
  • Website: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: Math, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: 10/31/2014

10. Serves Grants from the United States Tennis Association (USTA)- Awarded to nonprofit organizations that support efforts in tennis and education to help disadvantaged, at-risk youth and people with disabilities. To qualify for a USTA Serves Grant, your organization must: Provide tennis programs for under-served youth, ages 5-18, with an educational* component OR Provide tennis programs for people with disabilities (all ages) with a life skills component for Adaptive Tennis programs.

  • States: All States
  • Address: 70 West Red Oak Lane White Plains, NY 10604
  • Telephone: 914-696-7175
  • E-mail: materasso@usta.com
  • Website: United States Tennis Association
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: Disabilities, Health/PE
  • Deadline:   10/18/2014

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