Current Grant Opportunities – October 2015

  1. Education Outreach Grants from the SPIE
  2. Education and Community Grants from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  3. Leadership Grants from Leader.org
  4. Healthy Kids Grants from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  5. Let’s ALL Play Partnership from the National Inclusion Project
  6. Art Education Grants from the Surdna Foundation Inc.
  7. Youth Grant from the USA Track and Field Foundation
  8. Youth Grants from the Sodexo Foundation
  9. Fund for Teachers Fellowship from the Fund for Teachers
  10. Foundation Grants from the Finish Line Youth Foundation

1. Education Outreach Grants from the 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: 1/31/2016

2. Education and Community Grants from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.- Provides philanthropic support to address needs vital to the health of local communities by focusing on educating the workforce for 21st century jobs, economic development and critical human needs.  Several program areas include Jobs: Workforce Development and Education, Scholarships and Student Leaders.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $25.00 – $ $100,000.00
  • Total Amount: $1,000,000.00 – $160,000,000.00
  • Address: 401 N. Tryon St. NC1-021-02-20 Charlotte, NC  28255
  • Telephone: 800-218-9946
  • Website: Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education
  • Program Areas: At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Vocational
  • Deadline: 2/14/2016

3. Leadership Grants from Leader.org- Leader.org offers grants to highly qualified public elementary and middle schools with principals, teachers, staff, district-level leadership, and parents who have a strong interest and commitment toward long-term implementation of the process The Leader in Me.

  • States:  All States
  • Average Amount:  $1,000.00 – $44,000.00
  • Address: 180 N University Avenue Suite 410, Provo, UT, 84601
  • Telephone: 801-377-9515
  • Website: Leader.org
  • Eligibility: Public School
  • Program Areas: At-Risk/Character, Community involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Safe/Drug Free Schools
  • Deadline: 2/29/2016

4. Healthy Kids Grants from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation- We seek funding opportunities that allow us to make progress in ensuring all children grow and reach optimal well-being by living in secure families, having access to fresh, local healthy food, physical activity, and access to quality health care.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $75,000.00 – $5,000,000.
  • Total Amount: $200,000,000.00
  • Address: One Michigan Avenue East Battle Creek, MI 49017-4012
  • Telephone: 269-969-2329
  • E-mail: proposalsprocessing@wkkf.org
  • Website:  W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas:  At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE
  • Deadline: Ongoing

5. Let’s ALL Play Partnership from the National Inclusion Project – Let’s ALL Play brings an inclusive recreational experience to children with disabilities. As a national leader in the movement toward full inclusion, the National Inclusion Project is proud to partner with community organizations that are seeking to programmatically open doors for ALL children to learn, live, and play together. Through training, consulting, and funding, the Project will meet organizations where they are and help them to implement quality programs that impact children and families in their communities.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $10,000.00
  • Address: 104 T.W. Alexander Dr, Bldg 1, PO Box 110104 RTP, NC 27709
  • E-mail: aronhall@inclusionprojects.org
  • Website: National Inclusion Project
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: Disabilities, Special Education
  • Deadline: 7/31/2016

6. Art Education Grants from the Surdna Foundation Inc.- The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster sustainable communities in the United States. The Foundation makes grants in three areas: Sustainable Environments- The Sustainable Environments Program works to overhaul the country’s low performing infrastructure, with a new approach that will foster healthier, sustainable, and just communities; Strong Local Economies- The Strong Local Economies program supports the development of robust and sustainable economies that include a diversity of businesses and access to quality jobs; and Thriving Cultures- The Thriving Cultures program supports efforts to encourage teens to explore the arts, involve artists in community development projects and foster the growth and success of local artists as economic engines and agents for social change.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $250,000.00
  • Total Amount: $30,000,000.00 – $36,000,000.00
  • Address: 330 Madison Ave., 30th Floor New York, NY 10017
  • Telephone: 212-557-0010
  • Email: grants@surdna.org
  • Website: The Surdna Foundation Inc.
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: Arts, General Education
  • Deadline: Ongoing

7. Youth Grant from the USA Track and Field Foundation- the USATF Foundation considers providing opportunities for youth athletes to compete in track & field, a top priority. We encourage youth track clubs and programs from all areas of the United States to apply for financial assistance. The Foundation favors the use of grant money to expand existing youth programs/clubs, to provide additional competitive opportunities for children and to enhance the experience for all participants.

  • States: All States
  • Address: 132 East Washington Street, Suite 800 Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Telephone: 302-332-5043
  • E-mail: trixie.bluvstein@usatffoundation.org
  • Website: USA Track and Field Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, At-Risk/Character, Health/PE
  • Deadline: 12/15/2015

8. Youth Grants from the Sodexo Foundation- More than 16 million children live in food insecure homes, not always sure where their next meal will come from. That’s why YSA and Sodexo Foundation are calling on young people to “take hunger personally” and join the fight to end childhood hunger. Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants of $500 grants are available for youth-led service projects that bring together young people, families, Sodexo employees and other community members to address childhood hunger. U.S. young people, ages 5-25, are eligible to apply.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $500.00
  • Email: sbarrie@YSA.org
  • Website: Sodexo Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism
  • Deadline: 1/15/2016

9. Fund for Teachers Fellowship from the Fund for Teachers- Believing the teacher knows best how they can make a better impact in their classroom, Fund for Teachers awards fellowships for self-designed professional growth to PreK-12 teachers who recognize the value of inquiry, the power of knowledge, and their ability to make a difference.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $10,000.00
  • Total Amount: $150,000.00
  • Address: 2000 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77056
  • Telephone: 800-681-2667
  • Email: info@fundforteachers.org
  • Website: Fund for Teachers
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: General Education, Professional Development
  • Deadline: 1/31/2016

10. Foundation Grants from the Finish Line Youth Foundation – Giving on a national basis in areas of company operations, supporting organizations involved with athletics and youth development. Special emphasis is directed toward programs designed to promote active lifestyles and team building skills; and camps designed to promote sports and active lifestyles, and serve disadvantaged and special needs kids.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $50,000.00
  • Total Amount: $200,000.00 – $500,000.00
  • Address: 3308 North Mitthoeffer Road, Indianapolis, IN 46235-2332
  • Telephone: 317-899-1022 x6741
  • E-mail: Youthfoundation@finishline.com
  • Website: Finish Line Youth Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Disabilities, Health/PE, Special Education
  • Deadline: Ongoing

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