Current Grant Opportunities – November 2014

1.    Foundation Grants from the Jaquelin Hume Foundation
2.    Education Grants from the Les Paul Foundation
3.    Education Outreach Grants from SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering
4.    Smart from the Start from Together Counts
5.    Educational Grants from the Ambrose Monell Foundation
6.    My Macy’s District Grants from the Macy’s Foundation
7.    Classroom Grants from the Association of American Educators
8.    From Failure to Promise K-12 Educator’s Grant from Dr. C Moorer & Associates Inc.
9.    Green Education Program Grants from the Alternative Fuel Foundation
10.  Family Service Community Grants from Autism Speaks


1. Foundation Grants from the Jaquelin Hume Foundation- Giving on a national basis to organizations with national impact. Giving is primarily for K-12 education reform efforts.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $15,000.00 – $100,000.00
  • Total Amount: $4,000,000.00
  • Address: 600 Montgomery St., Ste. 2800 San Francisco, CA 94111-2803
  • Telephone: 415-705-5115
  • E-mail: ghuff@baf.com
  • Website: Jaquelin Hume Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: Arts, Early Childhood, ESL/Bilingual/Foreign Language, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Safe/Drug Free Schools, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 3/15/2015

2. Education Grants from the Les Paul Foundation- the Les Paul Foundation provides grants for music education, engineering and innovations. The Foundation funds programs and projects that promote the legacy of Les Paul. On occasion, grants for general operating and capital support may be considered.

  • States: All States
  • Address:  236 West 30th Street 7th Floor New York, NY 10001
  • Telephone: 212-687-2929
  • E-mail: info@lespaulfoundation.org
  • Website: The Les Paul Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: Arts, General Education
  • Deadline: 1/15/2015

3 Education Outreach Grants from SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering – As part of its education outreach mission, SPIE provides support for optics and photonics related education outreach projects. The award process is competitive; applications are judged on their potential to impact students and increase optics awareness. Qualifying not-for-profit organizations such as universities, optics centers, science centers, primary and secondary schools, youth clubs, industry associations and international optical societies are eligible for project support. STEM activities should have an optics or photonics component.

  • States:  All States
  • Average Amount:  $2,500.00
  • Total Amount: $100,000.00
  • Address:  PO Box 10 Bellingham WA 98227-0010
  • E-mail: outreach@spie.org
  • Website:  SPIE- The International Society for Optical Engineering
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas:  Math, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: 1/31/2015

4. Smart from the Start from Together Counts- the Together Counts “Smart from the Start” Contest provides teachers an opportunity to win cash to be used to improve the school’s Pre-K program and a selection of books appropriate to the Pre-K curriculum. Entrants must develop an action plan identifying a need, write a goal statement, do background research, develop an action plan, explain how the plan will be implemented and how its success will be measured, and describe how the Entrant would use the prize to create long-term improvements for balancing nutrition and physical activity within their school community, if selected as a winner.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount:  $2,500.00 – $20,000.00
  • E-mail: education_info@discovery.com
  • Website:  Together Counts
  • Eligibility: Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas:  Early Childhood, Health/PE
  • Deadline: 2/27/2015

5. Educational Grants from the Ambrose Monell Foundation – Giving on a national basis to improve the physical, mental, and moral condition of humanity throughout the world. Giving largely for hospitals and health services, scientific research, museums, performing arts, and other cultural activities, and higher and secondary education; support also for social services, research in political science, mental health, and aid to the handicapped. No grants to individuals.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $5,000.00 – $100,000.00
  • Total Amount: $9,000,000.00
  • Address: c/o Fulton, Rowe, & Hart, 1 Rockefeller Plz., Ste. 301, New York, NY 10020-2002
  • Telephone: 212-245-1863
  • E-mail: info@monellvetlesen.org
  • Website: The Ambrose Monell Foundation
  • Eligibility: Adult Literacy, Disabilities, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 4/30/2015

6. My Macy’s District Grants from the Macy’s Foundation- the My Macy’s District Grants Program provides funding to charitable organizations from coast to coast for general operating, project and program support. My Macy’s District Grants support nonprofit organizations and initiatives that fall within the Macy’s focus areas – arts and culture, education, the environment, HIV/AIDS, and women’s issues.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $5,000.00 – $900,000.00
  • Total Amount: $12,000,000.00
  • Address: 7 West Seventh Street, Cincinnati, OH United States 45202-2424
  • Website: Macy’s Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Arts, Early Childhood, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: Ongoing

7. Classroom Grants from the Association of American Educators- Classroom grants can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials. Classroom grants are available to all educators.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $500.00
  • Address: 27405 Puerta Real, Suite 230, Mission Viejo, California 92691
  • Telephone: 877-385-6264
  • E-mail: awards@aaeteachers.org
  • Website: Association of American Educators
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: Arts, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Technology
  • Deadline: 3/1/2015

8. From Failure to Promise K-12 Educator’s Grant from Dr. C Moorer & Associates Inc. – To support educators, Dr. C Moorer will award a $1,000 grant to a community-based organization, library or school with creative ideas for adopting and using “From Failure to Promise” in their curriculum. Educators (kindergarten through grade 12) and youth-group leaders are encouraged to apply.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $500.00 – $1,500.00
  • Total Amount: $3,000.00
  • Address: PO Box 352 Olympia Fields, IL 60461-0352
  • Telephone: 708-488-5281
  • Website: Dr. C Moorer & Associates Inc.
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: 7/31/2015

9. Green Education Program Grants from the Alternative Fuel Foundation- The foundation raises funds to provide grant money to forward thinking schools and universities to sponsor projects that help promote the concept of sustainability. There is a preference for funding requests that promote the awareness and use of alternative fuels or promote the concept of sustainability. Projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit will be favored.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $250.00 – $500.00
  • Address: PO Box 500 Middleton, MA 01949
  • E-mail: info@alternativefuelfoundation.org
  • Website: Alternative Fuel Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: General Education, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: Ongoing

10. 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, 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

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