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Publix Community Giving.   Publix supports organizations that focus on youth, education, reducing hunger, and alleviating homelessness in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. Donations for school clubs and teams will be made payable to your qualified school, not to booster clubs. Please be sure that your school is registered, and that you apply on behalf of the school when making these requests.  Deadline: Requests may be submitted at any time. Please submit at least four weeks prior to the date by which support is needed.  Link: http://corporate.publix.com/community/requests

NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants.  Learning & Leadership Grants support National Education Association (NEA) members who are 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, conferences, or action research; or 2) Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff.  The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study. All $5,000 group grant applicants must include partner information.  All professional development must improve practice, curriculum, and student achievement. "One-shot" professional growth experiences, such as attending a national conference or engaging a professional speaker, are discouraged. Decisions regarding the content of the professional growth activities must be based upon an assessment of student work undertaken with colleagues, and must be integrated into the institutional planning process. Grant funds may be used for fees, travel expenses, books, or other materials that enable applicants to learn subject matter, instructional approaches, and skills. Recipients are required to exercise professional leadership by sharing their new learning with their colleagues. Important: Unless you designate your school or the district as the fiscal agent at the time of application, any grant funds you are awarded will be considered personal income by the IRS and you will have to pay taxes on it. Be sure to read the NEA's website regarding fiscal agents before you apply. Applications are reviewed three times per year, every year.  Deadline: February 1st, June 1st, October 15th every year.  Link: http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/learning-leadership-grants/

Wish You Well Foundation. The Wish You Well Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that promote family literacy in the United States. The focus of the Foundation is on the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Grants generally range from $2,000 to $10,000. Requests should align with the Wish You Well Foundation’s mission: "Supporting family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs."  Deadline: Requests may be submitted at any time and are reviewed four times per year.  Link: http://www.wishyouwellfoundation.org/apply-for-funding/

The Frederick and Florence Bauder Endowment for the Support of Physics Teaching. The Frederick and Florence Bauder Endowment for the Support of Physics Teaching (Bauder Fund) was established to support special activities in the area of physics teaching. The Bauder Fund will consider applications that request funds for: Providing grants for the development and distribution of innovative apparatus for physics teaching; Providing funds to obtain and or build and support traveling exhibits of apparatus; or Providing funds for local workshops. Up to $2,500 to fund local workshops for teachers who spread the use of demonstration and laboratory equipment. The Bauder fund will support purchase of supplies for workshops, liability insurance for workshops and demonstration programs. Dissemination of results of the activity is expected. Suitable methods are talks or posters presented at state or national AAPT meetings, articles written for the AAPT eNNOUNCER, for The Physics Teacher, or the American Journal of Physics. Only AAPT members may apply. Deadline: July 1 & December 1 each year  Link: http://www.aapt.org/Programs/grants/bauderfund.cfm

Civil Air Patrol Grants for Educator Members.  The Air Force Association (AFA) recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of aerospace education. To support CAP’s aerospace education programs, the AFA provides aerospace education grants of up to $250 for Civil Air Patrol units and educators. Grants must be used for aerospace education-related items/activities such as books, materials, equipment, videotapes, aerospace-oriented field trips, and aerospace education events for youth in schools and/or community organizations and/or events.  Deadline: March 31 & September 30 each year Link: http://ae.capmembers.com/for_educators/educator-grants--scholarship-information/

USA Track & Field Foundation.  The USA Track & Field Foundation encourages 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. USA Track & Field Foundation Youth Club Grants provide funding for equipment, uniforms, meet fees, travel, facility rental, staff and volunteer training, and outreach activities.  Applications for a Youth Club Grant will be accepted throughout the year; however, the two suggested deadlines for submission are June 15th & December 15th.  Deadline: Rolling Link: http://usatffoundation.org/grant-info/athlete-applications/

Kinder Morgan Foundation.  The Kinder Morgan Foundation believes that today's youth are tomorrow's leaders, and our mission is to provide them with opportunities to learn and grow. Our goal is to help today's science, math and music students become the engineers, educators and musicians who will support our diverse communities for many years to come. To accomplish this goal, we fund programs that promote the academic and artistic interests of young people in the many cities and towns across North America where Kinder Morgan operates.  Focus areas include: Academic programs, including tutoring; arts education programs; and environmental education programs that meet curriculum standards. Grant amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000.  Deadline: The 10th of every other month, beginning in January. Link: http://www.kindermorgan.com/pages/community/km_foundation_guidelines.aspx

Alternative Fuel Foundation.  Green Education Program grants are available for educational institutions to aid in the development of programs that promote renewable energy, environmental sustainability, and earth stewardship.  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. Please note the grant money cannot be used to pay for memorials, stipends, salaries, artists in residence, field trips, scholarships, or third party funding. Only 10% of any award granted can be used toward outside resources such as labor, installation, consultation and delivery.  Typical grants range from $250-$500. Deadline: Rolling Link: http://www.alternativefuelfoundation.org/grant_application.html

Dart Foundation.  The mission of the Dart Foundation is to advance and encourage youth education, primarily in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We also support projects that strengthen and improve the quality of life in numerous identified communities.  The Dart Foundation considers requests from public schools and 501(c)3 organizations for projects that support •K-12 Public Education, with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); and Community Services, especially those that serve youth, or meet basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing and health services.  Dart Foundation grants are intended to support public K-12 teachers and schools in their efforts to provide innovative instructional programs. While we may consider non-STEM projects, strong preference will be given to those that are designed to increase student interest, academic achievement, and career awareness in STEM fields. Grants between $2,000 and $5,000 are awarded to schools in the immediate vicinity of the communities listed here. We generally make grants to schools that have been invited to apply and suggest that you contact us if you are uncertain if your school is eligible.  Deadline: February 15th, May 15th, August 15th, November 15th every year.  Link: http://www.dartfoundation.org/grants/

Fender Music Foundation.  The Fender Music Foundation awards instruments and equipment to eligible music instruction programs. These items are lightly used, blemished or otherwise imperfect and have been collected from manufacturers and retailers. Descriptions regarding the specific imperfections of each instrument will be available to selected programs. The organization is currently awarding acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars and the equipment necessary to play these instruments. However, other traditional music instruments are sometimes available. Traditional instruments include string instruments, woodwind instruments, brass instruments, percussion instruments, keyboards and voice. DJ equipment and computers are not available through The Fender Music Foundation. The Fender Music Foundation awards traditional instruments only to music instruction programs that are part of 501c3 organizations or public schools in the United States. To qualify as a music instruction program, participants must be learning how to make music. Participants can be of any age. However, music appreciation or entertainment programs do not qualify, and the participants cannot be professional or career musicians. A qualified program must fit into one of these four categories: In-school music classes, in which the students make music After-school music programs that are not run by the school Community music programs, which offer music instruction to community members Music therapy programs, in which the participants make the music In addition, the program must meet the following five criteria: Individuals are not denied participation based on their musical abilities. If the participants pay to participate, the fee is considerably less than the fair market value. The program has been functioning smoothly for at least one year. Each program participant receives music instruction at least once a week for at least eight months per year. (Camps and workshops are not eligible.) With or without a grant from The Fender Music Foundation, the organization is confident that the program will exist for the foreseeable future.  Deadline: Rolling Link: http://www.fendermusicfoundation.org/grants/grants-info/

NEA Foundation.  The NEA Foundation provides grants of either $2,000 or $5,000 to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students' habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.  Grant funds may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, technology, or scholars-in-residence. Although some funds may be used to support the professional development necessary to implement the project, the majority of grant funds must be spent on materials or educational experiences for students.  Important: Unless you designate your school or the district as the fiscal agent at the time of application, any grant funds you are awarded will be considered personal income by the IRS and you will have to pay taxes on it. Be sure to read the NEA's website regarding fiscal agents before you apply. Applications may be submitted at any time. Applications are reviewed three times per year, every year.  Deadline: February 1st, June 1st, October 15th every year.  Link: http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/nea-student-achievement-grants/

WeAreTeachers.com.  WeAreTeachers was founded with the mission to connect educators with the resources they need to be successful inside as well as outside the classroom. Whether it's offering financial resources through grants and contests, providing inspiration with teacher-created lesson plans or empowering teachers with professional development opportunities, they strive to be a source of innovation and ideas for educators so that they can, in turn, inspire learners. Multiple grants and contests for teachers are available on their website. Deadline: Rolling - Each contest's deadline is provided on the website.  Link: http://www.weareteachers.com/grants-contests

CVS/Caremark.  Sometimes something as simple as a gift card can go a long way. Qualifying community-based organizations can apply for a CVS/pharmacy gift card of up to $50 that can be used for items like school supplies, personal care items, water and sunscreen.  Deadline: Rolling Link: https://cvshealthgiftcard.versaic.com/login

Captain Planet Foundation.  Grants are made for activities that conform to the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation which is to: give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live. Funding is designed to encourage innovative initiatives that inspire and empower children and youth around the world as they work individually and collectively creating environmental solutions in their homes, schools and communities. Grants from the Captain Planet Foundation are intended to: Provide hands-on environmental stewardship opportunities for youth; Serve as a catalyst to getting environment-based education in schools; Have real environmental outcomes; and Inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities.  Captain Planet Foundation will accept small grant requests for amounts between $500 – $2,500.  Preferential consideration is given to requests who have secured at least 50% matching or in-kind funding for their projects. (Projects with matching funds or in-kind support are given priority because external funding is a good indicator of the potential for long-term sustainability of the activities.) Captain Planet Foundation may choose to fund a portion of the project budget that best fits within the foundation guidelines or contact an applicant for further discussion. Deadlines: September 30th- typically for spring and summer projects; January 31st- typically for fall and winter projects each year. Link: http://captainplanetfoundation.org/apply-for-grants/

The Lawrence Foundation. This foundation gives grants to environmental, educational, and human services programs. Eligible organizations include public schools, libraries, and nonprofits that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Deadlines: November 1 and April 30 each year.  http://www.thelawrencefoundation.org/grants/grant-guidelines/
Bright House Networks Classroom Innovators Grants. The Classroom Innovators Grants is an ongoing program to assist educators with classroom needs. The program is available to educators who teach K-12 curriculum at public and private schools, or at an afterschool nonprofit program that are within Bright House Networks service areas. Recipients are eligible to receive up to one grant per year, of no less than $250 and no greater than $500, to assist in their efforts to move students toward a brighter future through innovative learning. Multiple grants per cycle may be awarded within a Bright House Networks service area. Completed applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Recipients will be notified within 30 days of submitting their completed application to Bright House Networks. http://www.brighthouse.com/tampa-bay/about/classroom-innovators

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. Grants are available to creates outdoor edible orchard classrooms at public schools of all levels, across the country, to provide generations of students with environmental education. FTPF ideally seeks schools that can accommodate at least 20-25 trees on school grounds (at 15 ft. intervals) near existing irrigation sources (e.g. spigot or sprinklers).  The trees, materials, orchard installation design work, and onsite environmental curriculum with students are all donated, free of charge for the benefit of the school and its students. Deadline: Rolling. Link: http://www.ftpf.org/fruittree101.htm

Toshiba America Foundation Grant Programs for 6-12 Science and Math Education.  Toshiba America Foundation is currently accepting applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. Do you teach 6-12 science or math? Do you have a wish list of instructional equipment that will make learning more exciting for your students? If the answer is yes to these questions, Toshiba America Foundation would like to hear from you. Deadline: Ongoing for grant requests less than $5,000; February 1 and August 1 (twice yearly) for grant requests more than $5,000.  http://www.toshiba.com/taf/612.jsp

The Frederick and Florence Bauder Endowment for the Support of Physics Teaching.  The Bauder Fund was established to support special activities in the area of physics teaching. The Bauder Fund will consider applications that request funds up to $500 for the development and distribution of innovative apparatus for physics teaching or to obtain and/or build and support traveling exhibits of apparatus. Only AAPT members may apply. Deadline: Applications must be received by July 1 each year for consideration at the Summer Meeting, or by December 1 each year for consideration at the Winter Meeting. http://www.aapt.org/Programs/grants/bauderfund.cfm

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation created a funding initiative called Minigrants, through which awards of $500 are given to public schools, public libraries, and preschool Head Start programs for projects that foster creative expression, working together and interaction with a diverse community. They also represent an opportunity for educators to create special activities outside the standard curriculum and make time to encourage their students. EJK Minigrants are designed to make the most of the time teachers and librarians spend with their students in an innovative, imaginative and inspiring program. Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on March 15 each year.  http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/section/ezra-jack-keats-mini-grant-program-for-public-libraries-public-schools/

Captain Planet Foundation.  Grants are made for activities that conform to the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation which is to: promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities. Grants from the Captain Planet Foundation are intended to: serve as a catalyst to getting environment-based education in schools, and inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities.  Preferential consideration is given to requests seeking seed funding of $500 or less and to applicants who have secured at least 50% matching or in-kind funding for their projects. (Projects with matching funds or in-kind support are given priority because external funding is a good indicator of the potential for long-term sustainability of the activities.) Captain Planet Foundation will on occasion consider grants up to $2,500. In the event a request exceeds $500 Captain Planet Foundation may choose to fund a portion of the project budget that best fits within the foundation guidelines or contact an applicant for further discussion. Deadlines: January 31st and September 30th. Link: http://captainplanetfoundation.org/apply-for-grants/

The PNC Foundation supports a variety of nonprofit organizations with a special emphasis on those that work to achieve sustainability and touch a diverse population, in particular, those that support early childhood education. PNC and the PNC Foundation have long histories of strengthening and enriching the lives of our neighbors in communities in which we live and work. For decades, we have provided resources to seed ideas, foster development initiatives and encourage leadership in nonprofit organizations where imagination and determination are at work enhancing people's lives everyday. To build on this commitment, PNC developed PNC Grow Up Great, a 10-year, $100 million initiative to help improve the school readiness of millions of children from birth to age five. As part of this initiative, the PNC Foundation has earmarked funds for grants to nonprofit organizations which work to directly improve children's school readiness by providing support in one of the following key areas: math, science, and the arts. By focusing our support in these critical areas, we hope to achieve greater results in school readiness, which will yield stronger, smarter and healthier children, families and communities. The PNC Foundation conducts all philanthropic giving regionally. Please address all inquiries and grant proposals directly to the local PNC representative listed for your particular region, as shown on https://www.pnc.com/en/about-pnc/corporate-responsibility/philanthropy/pnc-foundation.html. Deadline: Rolling.

Barnes and Noble. Barnes and Noble booksellers is considering requests for sponsorship from nonprofit organizations that focus on art, literacy, or education (K-12). Applicants must have a plan for promoting the program with Barnes and Noble and must be willing to work with the local stores on in-store programming. Maximum Award: varies. Eligibility: nonprofits that focus on art, literacy, or education (K-12). Deadline: Rolling. [Link] http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/our_company/sponsorship/Sponsorship_main.html

Allen Foundation. The Allen Foundation supports education nutrition programs, with priority given to training programs for children and young adults to improve their health and development. The connections between diet and health remain a basic and primary priority, and consideration has always been given to projects that benefit nutritional programs in the areas of education, training, and research. Applications accepted until December 31st for funding in the following year. Award amounts vary, based on the scope of the project.  http://www.allenfoundation.org
 
ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio. The ARRL Foundation provides grants to organizations that promote Amateur Radio and its activities, especially to young people. Special emphasis is placed on introducing young people to electronics and helping them earn and FCC-issued Amateur Radio license. Grant awards generally range from $250 to $2500 and are  not renewable. Applications accepted year-round.  http://www.arrl.org/amateur-radio-grants
Toshiba America Foundation Grant Programs for K-5 Science and Math Education.  K-5 grade teachers are invited to use Toshiba America Foundation's short application form to describe a set of lessons or a hands-on project they would like to introduce in their own classrooms for improving math or science instruction or make learning math and science fun. Any K-5 teacher in a public or private (not-for-profit) school is eligible for a grant to support science or math education up to $1,000 for project materials only.  Before submitting a completed proposal, teachers are encouraged to call the Toshiba America Foundation team to discuss their project ideas. To learn more about the application process and the Foundation's grant-making guidelines call 212-596-0620. Deadline: Grade K-5 applications are accepted once a year on October 1st.  http://www.toshiba.com/taf/k5.jsp

Toshiba America Foundation Grant Programs for 6-12 Science and Math Education.  Toshiba America Foundation is currently accepting applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. Do you teach 6-12 science or math? Do you have a wish list of instructional equipment that will make learning more exciting for your students? If the answer is yes to these questions, Toshiba America Foundation would like to hear from you. Deadline: Ongoing for grant requests less than $5,000; February 1 and August 1 (twice yearly) for grant requests more than $5,000.  http://www.toshiba.com/taf/612.jsp

Adopt-A-Classroom Grants. Organization: Adopt-a-Classroom. Eligibility: Teachers Value: $500 credit. Teachers who register at the Adopt-a-Classroom web site can be adopted by an individual, a business, or a foundation. Once adopted, teachers will receive $500 worth of credit to purchase items that enrich the learning environment, including classroom technology. Teachers help solicit their own sponsors by downloading and distributing fliers within their community or by sending out a personalized, pre-written email from the Adopt-a-Classroom web site. Every donor receives information about the classroom it has adopted, including an itemized list of what teachers bought so donors can see the impact of their donation. There are no deadlines. http://www.adoptaclassroom.com

K-12 Public Schools Foundation Grants. Organization: State Farm Companies Foundation. Eligibility: K-12 schools. Value: Varies. The State Farm Companies Foundation support efforts to provide all children with an education that will allow them to reach their greatest potential and prepare them to participate in a nation and economy that continues as a global leader. They fund three types of grants for K-12 public schools: Teacher Development, Service-Learning and Systemic Improvement.  The State Farm grant applications for 2013 funded requests are available from March 1 through midnight (Eastern time) on May 31, 2012.  The foundation accepts one proposal per organization per year. See the foundation's web site for more details. http://www.statefarm.com/aboutus/community/grants/company/company.asp