Current Grant Opportunities – May 2015

  1. NREA Rural Teacher of the Year Award from the National Rural Education Association & Monsanto Fund
  2. Foundation Grants from the D’Addario Music Foundation
  3. Mary McMullan Grants from the National Art Education Foundation (NAEF)
  4. Educational Grants from the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
  5. Foundation Grants from the Safeway Foundation
  6. Baseball Tomorrow Fund Grant from the Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association
  7. Mini-Grants from the Music Is Revolution Foundation
  8. Field Trip Grants from Target
  9. Program Grants from the U.S. Soccer Foundation
  10. Foundation Grants from the Standard Charitable Foundation


1. NREA Rural Teacher of the Year Award from the National Rural Education Association & Monsanto Fund- the National Rural Education Association is very proud to present the Annual Monsanto Fund Rural Teacher of the Year Award to a deserving rural teacher. The generous support provided by Monsanto Fund lets the Monsanto Fund Rural Teacher of the Year receive a $2000 honorarium, and the Monsanto Fund Rural Teacher of the Year’s school district receives $1000 to purchase instructional materials and school supplies.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $3,000.00
  • Address: 100 N University St. W Lafayette, IN 47907
  • Telephone: 765-494-0086
  • Website: National Rural Education Association
  • Eligibility: Public School
  • Program Areas: General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: 6/20/2015

2. Foundation Grants from the D’Addario Music Foundation- The focus of the D’Addario Music Foundation’s giving is in the areas of stringed as well as band and orchestral musical instruments primarily through the support of educational programs, events, and performance-based activities. By providing support early in the development of an organization and encouraging expansion in the donor network, the Foundation seeks to help organizations achieve long-term stability and self-sufficiency.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $25,000.00
  • Total Amount: $100,000.00 – $500,000.00
  • Address: 595 Smith Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735 USA
  • E-mail: foundation@daddario.com
  • Website: The D’Addario Music Foundation
  • Eligibility: Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: Arts
  • Deadline: 7/15/2015

3. Mary McMullan Grants from the National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) – The National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) invites proposals for projects that promote art education as an integral part of the curriculum in elementary and secondary schools, as well as higher education. These grants focus on projects that promote art education as an integral part of the curriculum and establish and/or improve the instruction of art in public and private elementary and secondary schools as well as schools of higher education.

  • States:  All States
  • Average Amount:  $2,500.00
  • Address: 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Ste 300, Reston, VA 20191
  • Telephone: 703-860-8000
  • E-mail: info@arteducators.org
  • Website: National Art Education Foundation (NAEF)
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas:  Arts
  • Deadline: 10/1/2015

4. Educational Grants from the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation- Grants given to support K-12 music education on a nationwide basis. Through the Melody Program, the Foundation will provide musical instruments and instrument repairs to existing K-12 school music programs that have no other source of financing to purchase additional musical instruments and materials. The Special Projects Program is designed to provide musical instruments and instrument repairs to community schools of the arts, after school programs, and youth orchestras.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount:  $500.00 – $10,000.00
  • Address:  4370 Tujunga Blvd, Suite 330, Studio City, CA 91604
  • Telephone: 818-762-4328
  • E-mail: info@mhopus.org
  • Website:  Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas:  After-School, Arts
  • Deadline: 8/1/2015

5. Foundation Grants from the Safeway Foundation – The Safeway Foundation supports nonprofit organizations whose mission is aligned with our four priority areas: Hunger Relief, Education, Health and Human Services, and Assisting People with Disabilities.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $2,500.00 – $10,000.00
  • Address: 5918 Stoneridge Mall Road Pleasanton, CA 94588
  • E-mail: Christy.Duncan-Anderson@safeway.com
  • Website: Safeway Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Disabilities, Early Childhood, General Education, Health/PE, Homeless, Math, Reading, Safe/Drug-Free Schools, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) , Technology
  • Deadline: Ongoing

6. Baseball Tomorrow Fund Grant from the Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association- Baseball Tomorrow Fund will review all grant applications and will be most interested in projects that help: Increase the number of youth participating in baseball and softball programs, improve the quality of youth baseball and softball programs, create new or innovative ways of expanding and improving baseball or softball programs, generate matching funds for programs, address programs for children aged 10-16, support existing programs which have demonstrated success in providing a quality baseball/softball experience for youth, and address opportunities for minorities and women.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $50,000.00
  • Address: Baseball Tomorrow Fund, 245 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10167
  • E-mail: btf@mlb.com
  • Website: Major League Baseball
  • Eligibility: Public School, Other
  • Program Areas: Facilities/Maintenance, Health/PE
  • Deadline: 7/1/2015

7. Mini-Grants from the Music Is Revolution Foundation- The Music Is Revolution Foundation administers a mini-grant program for Music Is Revolution activities designed by teachers to implement, support, and/or improve their ability to provide quality music education for their students. Only projects that clearly contain a music education focus that is, projects based on the concept of music education, through musical experiences, initiating students into a sense of their social, academic, and cultural identity, and humanizing them through the emotional, cognitive, and/or physical impact of music will be considered.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $500.00
  • Address: PO Box 11899 Portland, OR 97211
  • E-mail: grants@musicisrevolution.com
  • Website: Music Is Revolution Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School
  • Program Areas: Arts
  • Deadline: 10/15/2015

8. Field Trip Grants from Target – Learning opportunities extend far beyond the classroom, but it’s becoming more difficult for schools to fund trips to museums, historical sites and other cultural destinations. Throughout the year, Target provides education grants to local K-12 schools to support educational field trips.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $700.00
  • E-mail: community.relations@target.com
  • Website: Target
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: Arts, Early Childhood, General Education, Science/Environmental, Social Studies
  • Deadline: 9/30/2015

9. Program Grants from the U.S. Soccer Foundation- the U.S. Soccer Foundation awards grants to support soccer programs and field-building initiatives nationwide. Grants are provided to support all aspects of the beautiful game – from assisting programs with operational costs to creating Safe Places to Play. Program grants are awarded to grantees to purchase soccer equipment and/or cover operating expenses, and to attend the annual Urban Soccer Symposium held by the U.S. Soccer Foundation in Washington, D.C.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $50,000.00
  • Address: 1211 Connecticut Ave, NW, Ste 500, Washington, DC 20036
  • Telephone: 202-872-9277
  • E-mail: jim@ussoccerfoundation.org
  • Website: U.S. Soccer Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Other
  • Program Areas: Facilities/Maintenance, Health/PE, Professional Development
  • Deadline: 10/2/2015

10. Foundation Grants from the Standard Charitable Foundation – at The Standard, caring about people is a core value reflected in our commitment to the communities across the United States where our employees live and work. We provide corporate philanthropic support to nonprofit organizations working in the following four areas: Healthy Communities, Disability and Empowerment, Cultural Development, and Education and Advancement.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $5,000.00 – $25,000.00
  • Address: Public Affairs P12B 1100 SW 6th Ave Portland OR 97204
  • Telephone: 971-321-3162
  • Website: Standard Charitable Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Other
  • Program Areas: Adult Literacy, After-School, Arts, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Disabilities, Early Childhood, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE, Homeless, Math, Reading, Safe/Drug-Free Schools, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: Ongoing

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