Current Grant Opportunities – November 2015

  1. Small Grants from the Captain Planet Foundation
  2. Educational Grants from the Monticello College Foundation
  3. Learning & Leadership Grants from the NEA Foundation
  4. Mini-grants from the CHS Foundation
  5. Educational Grants from The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.
  6. Shakespeare in American Communities Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
  7. Smart from the Start from Together Counts
  8. Digital Wish Grants from Digital Wish
  9. Japan Studies Grants from the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Northeast Asia Council (NEAC)
  10. Foundation Grants from the Safeway Foundation


1. Small Grants from the Captain Planet Foundation- The foundation supports projects that: 1) Promote understanding of environmental issues; 2) Focus on hands-on involvement; 3) Involve children and young adults 6-18 (elementary through high school); 4) Promote interaction and cooperation within the group; 5) Help young people develop planning and problem solving skills; 6) Include adult supervision; 7) Commit to follow-up communication with the foundation.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $500.00 – $2,500.00
  • Address: 133 Luckie Street, 2nd Floor Atlanta, Georgia 30303
  • Telephone: 404-522-4270
  • E-mail: grants@captainplanetfdn.org
  • Website: Captain Planet Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 1/31/2016

2. Educational Grants from the Monticello College Foundation- To be eligible for a Monticello College Foundation grant, a project must have the potential to make a genuine, effective contribution to the advancement of education for women. Where applicable, the grant recipient should be able to assure continuance of a successful project after the termination of the grant.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $3,000.00 – $200,000.00
  • Total Amount: $600,000.00
  • Address: 5800 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey, IL United States 62035-2426
  • Telephone: 618-468-2370
  • E-mail: lnevlin@lc.edu
  • Website: Monticello College Foundation
  • Eligibility: Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Arts, Early Childhood, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies
  • Deadline: 2/28/2016

3. Learning & Leadership Grants from the NEA Foundation- These grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: 1) Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research.  2) Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.

  • States:  All States
  • Average Amount:  $2,000.00 – $5,000.00
  • Address: 1201 Sixteenth Street NW, Suite 416, Washington, DC 20036-3207
  • Telephone: 202-822-7839
  • E-mail: jgraytock@nea.org
  • Website: NEA Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Higher Education
  • Program Areas: General Education, Professional Development
  • Deadline: 2/1/2016

4. Mini-grants from the CHS Foundation- the CHS Foundation grants up to $1,000 to innovative academic and leadership programs that strengthen student learning and enhance professional development. Examples include: leadership training opportunities, mentorship programs, professional development experiences and student fundraising efforts. Student eligibility and funding criteria: Must be a campus-sanctioned club/organization; Must have an agricultural-related focus; Club/organization may receive only one grant per academic semester; an advisor must be listed as a contact; Regular and ongoing club expenses are ineligible.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00
  • Address: 5500 Cenex Drive, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
  • Telephone: 800-814-0506
  • E-mail: stewardship@chsinc.com
  • Website:  CHS Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education
  • Program Areas:  Professional Development, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Vocational
  • Deadline: Ongoing

5. Educational Grants from The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. – Giving on a national basis to support museums, cultural, and performing arts programs; schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, programs for youth, seniors, and the handicapped; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and their programs. Organizations seeking support from the Foundation may submit a letter of request, not exceeding three pages in length, which includes a brief description of the purpose of the organization, and a brief outline of the program or project for which funding is sought.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $20,000.00
  • Total Amount: $2,800,000.00 – $4,000,000.00
  • Address: 2233 Wisconsin Avenue N.W., Suite 414, Washington, DC 20007
  • Telephone: 202-337-3300
  • E-mail: info@mvdreyfusfoundation.org
  • Website: Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Arts, At-Risk/Character, Disabilities, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 5/10/2016

6. Shakespeare in American Communities Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts- Annually, selected companies receive grants of generally $25,000 to support performances and educational activities.  The funds allow more performances to middle and high school students and conduct educational activities in the community.  Initial approach is an intent-to-apply email sent to Shakespeare@artsmidwest.org.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $25,000.00
  • Address: 2908 Hennepin Ave, Ste. 200, Minneapolis, MN  55408
  • Telephone: 612-238-8019
  • Email: shakespeare@artsmidwest.org
  • Website: Shakespeare in American Communities
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: Arts, General Education
  • Deadline: 2/25/2016

7. 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 – $25,000.00
  • E-mail: education_info@discovery.com
  • Website: Together Counts
  • Eligibility: Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: Early Childhood, Health/PE
  • Deadline: 3/3/2016

8. Digital Wish Grants from Digital Wish- Digital Wish is a non-profit on a mission to help teachers solve technology shortfalls in their classrooms. All teachers who submit a technology-based lesson plan on Digital Wish will be automatically entered to win as many as 50 technology grants. Grants will be awarded on the 15th of every calendar month.

  • States: All States
  • Address: PO Box 1072, Manchester Center, VT 05255
  • Telephone: 866-344-7758
  • Email: orders@digitalwish.org
  • Website: Digital Wish
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: Ongoing

9. Japan Studies Grants from the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Northeast Asia Council (NEAC)- The Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Japan-US Friendship Commission, supports a variety of grant programs in Japanese studies designed to facilitate the research of individual scholars, to improve the quality of teaching about Japan on both the college and precollege levels, and to integrate the study of Japan into the major academic disciplines.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $5,000.00
  • Address: 1021 East Huron Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104 USA
  • Telephone: 734-665-2490
  • Email: jpage@asian-studies.org
  • Website: Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Northeast Asia Council (NEAC)
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: ESL/Bilingual/Foreign Language, Social Studies
  • Deadline: 2/1/2016

10. 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

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