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Grant Opportunities    

Westinghouse N-Visioning a Brighter Future School Grant Program. This grant is awarded to schools and teachers who want their students to learn more about STEM through a hands-on project.  Ideas are limited only by your imagination! Deadline: Rolling. Link:  http://www.westinghousenuclear.com/about/community-and-education/charitable-giving-program/program-details-and-application-process%5d 

Hillsborough Education Foundation Find It Fund It.  Find It Fund It is an automated online grant application program that allows teachers to post school projects or programs for funding from Hillsborough Education Foundation or the public.  Project requests must be at least $100 and not exceed $2,000.  To apply, you must register using your district email address, then complete your project application(s). Once an application is submitted, it will go through a two-step approval process. The first step is for your principal to approve or deny the project via an automated email. Next, Hillsborough Education Foundation will review. Once your application has made it through the approval process, you will be contacted, and the project will be posted to the public site. Keep in mind that all funded projects must be completed by May 1, 2020 and an online impact report and student thank-you letters will be required.. Deadline: October 15, 2019 for the first round of funding and no more applications will be accepted after March 13, 2020.  Link:  https://www.finditfunditflorida.com/hillsborough/register/teacher/

Donors Choose.  Teachers and students all over the U.S. need your help to bring their classroom dreams to life. Get crayons, books, telescopes, field trips, and more for a classroom today.  Sign up for donors choose, promote your project, and donors choose will order and ship the items needed to your school once they get funding.  Deadline: Year-round.  Link:  https://www.donorschoose.org/teachers 

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Central Florida Section. Each year the Central Florida Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) provides grants to elementary and middle schools in Central Florida to assist in projects which will enhance the study of math and science. This is done to teach children early about the fundamentals, joys, and possibilities in the fields of math and science and to encourage students who have the potential to become engineers in the future.  Grant requests should provide for the cost of equipment, supplies and other expenses which are needed to complete a well thought-out project. The goal is to provide educational opportunities which would otherwise not take place. The school receiving the grant must be located in Central Florida between latitudes 27° N and 29° N. Grants range from $300 to $2000.  Grant requests will be judged on originality, benefits versus cost, implementation plan, number of participants, life of the equipment and value to the students. Deadline: October 15, 2019. Link:  https://aiche-cf.org/content.php?page=Grants

The Home Depot Foundation’s Community Impact Grants Program. Grants, up to $5,000, are available to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, public schools, or tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services and are required to be completed within six months of approval date. Deadline: December 31, 2019. Link:  https://corporate.homedepot.com/grants/community-impact-grants 

AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant. The AIAA Foundation believes that one of the most significant means to inspire and advance the future of Aerospace is to fund grants to meet the unmet and unfunded educational need of students. Each school year, AIAA awards grants of up to $500 to worthy projects that significantly influence student learning. A clear connection to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) with an emphasis on Aerospace must be included in the grant proposal. Applicants must be a K-12 classroom teacher and must be current AIAA Educator Associate members prior to receiving this grant. Funding will be considered for the following materials: Classroom STEM demonstration kits; Classroom STEM supplies; K-12 STEM software; Math manipulative materials; Parts and supplies for making flying objects; and Parts and supplies for robotics programs. Deadline: January 17, 2020. Link: https://www.aiaa.org/classroomgrants/  

AIAA Foundation and Boeing FIRST® LEGO® League Grant Program.  The FIRST® LEGO® League Grant Program places a special emphasis on teams who have not yet participated in FIRST LEGO League competitions.  New teams can receive up to $500 to offset costs associated with FIRST LEGO League activities. Existing teams can receive up to $250 to offset costs associated with FIRST® LEGO® League activities.  Deadline:  August 2, 2019.  Link:  https://www.aiaa.org/home/get-involved/students-educators/first-lego-league-grant-program     

National Science Teachers Association Shell Science Lab Challenge. The annual Shell Science Lab Challenge Competition recognizes outstanding middle and high school programs for their exemplary approaches to science lab instruction utilizing limited school and laboratory resources. The Challenge will showcase the work of teachers, representing their schools, who submit innovative, replicable strategies to deliver quality lab experiences with limited equipment/resources, and award teachers/schools with additional tools, resources, and rich professional development opportunities needed to support high-quality science teaching and strengthen their existing capabilities. The Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge is sponsored by Shell, whose support entails professional development to science educators to improve their content knowledge and instructional methods, and to improve science instruction in classrooms and science labs. Recognition includes a lab makeover support package valued at $20,000. Deadline:  Midnight EST, January 15, 2020. Link:  http://www.nsta.org/shellsciencelab/ 

Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and libraries that offer literacy programs in communities served by Dollar General in 44 states. The Foundation provides support through the following grant programs: Adult Literacy Grants support nonprofit organizations that provide direct services to adults in need of literacy assistance. Family Literacy Grants support family literacy service providers that combine parent and youth literacy instruction. Summer Reading Grants help nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries with the implementation or expansion of summer reading programs for students who are new readers, below grade level readers, or readers with learning disabilities. In addition, Youth Literacy Grants support nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries that work to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. T Visit the Foundation’s website to access guidelines for each grant program. Applications will open in January 2020. Link: https://www.dgliteracy.org/

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 $200 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 AAPTeNNOUNCER, forThe 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

USA Track & Field Foundation Youth Club Grant. 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 deadline is January 15th for February award consideration.  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 $5,000 to $20,000. Deadline: 1st of February, May, August, and November.  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/

NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grant. 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 theNEA'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. They offer four different grant types which provide both material and monetary support.  Project Learning Garden grants winners are awarded with garden beds, gardening supplies, instructional supplies, a mobile cooking cart, professional development, and capacity-building valued at $2,500 per school (non-cash).  ecoSTEM Resource Kits are curated material and activity kits organized by environmental theme (i.e. Renewable Energy, Water Quality, PolliNation, and Earth Soil & Decomposition). They are perfect for teachers just getting started with project-based learning or who are new to using the environment as context for learning.  ecoTech Grants support projects that leverage technology to achieve greater or innovative environmental outcomes (this does not include simply adding iPads, tablets, or other devices to a project).  This is available as cash grants up to $2,500, these grants support the purchase of materials and other direct expenses required to implement the project.  ecoSolution Grants are CPF’s broadest category of monetary support for youth-led environmental projects. Available as cash grants for $500-$2,500, these grants support purchase of materials and other expenses required to implement the project. Deadlines: Project Learning Garden application period September 5th-January 31st, ecoSTEM Kits application periods September 15th-January 15th and March 15th- July 15th, ecoSolution Grant application periods September 15th-January 15th and March 15th- July 15th, and ecoTech Grant application periods September 15th-January 15th and March 15th- July 15th.  Link: http://captainplanetfoundation.org/apply-for-grants/

The Lawrence Foundation. This foundation gives grants to environmental, disaster relief, human services, and other 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.  Grants typically range from $5,000-$10,000.  Deadlines: October 31 and April 30 each year. Link:  http://www.thelawrencefoundation.org/grants/grant-guidelines/

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: https://www.ftpf.org/apply 

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation created a funding initiative called Mini-grants, 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 Mini-grants 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 31 each year. http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/section/ezra-jack-keats-mini-grant-program-for-public-libraries-public-schools/

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 every day. 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 onhttps://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. For donation and sponsorship requests, submit your proposal to the community business development manager or store manager at your local Barnes & Noble store.  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 January 15th and proposals received after this date will be considered for review 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 $1,000 to $3,000 and are not renewable. Applications accepted year-round. http://www.arrl.org/amateur-radio-grants

Adopt-A-Classroom Grants. Organization: Adopt-a-Classroom. Teachers who register at the Adopt-a-Classroom web site can be adopted by an individual, a business, or a foundation. There are no deadlines. https://www.adoptaclassroom.org/#our-programs

StateFarm Good Neighbor Citizenship Company 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 2020 application window will open on September 1st, 2019. See the foundation's web site for more details.  http://www.statefarm.com/aboutus/community/grants/company/company.asp

Pets in the Classroom Grants. Pets in the Classroom is an educational grant program that provides financial support to teachers to purchase and maintain small animals in the classroom. The program was established by the Pet Care Trust to provide children with an opportunity to interact with pets—an experience that can help to shape their lives for years to come.  They will begin accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year on AUGUST 1, 2019.  If you have received an initial grant in any previous year, you will only be eligible to apply for a $50 Sustaining Grant for the upcoming school year.  See the web site for more details. https://www.petsintheclassroom.org/grant-app/ 

D’Addario Music Foundation Grants.  The D’Addario Music Foundation awards grants and product donations to sustainable music instruction programs in order to improve access to music education. Supported programs include those that bring music back into communities and schools, and gets kids playing as early and as frequently as possible. Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and schools are eligible to apply. All new applicants are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry online as their first step. Returning applicants must submit applications online.  Deadline: March 31 and September 30, annually.  Link: http://www.daddariofoundation.org/grants

Classics for Kids Foundation.  Classics for Kids Foundation works to empower young people to shape positive futures through music, build sustainable stringed instrument music programs, and provide grants for high-quality instruments. The foundation strengthens string programs through their matching grants, which encourage partnership and local philanthropy. Schools and nonprofit organizations seeking fine instruments for their programs that can show evidence of need and commitment to raising matching funds are eligible to apply.  The foundation offers matching grants only, whereby schools and nonprofit organizations raise at least half the funds to purchase the requested number of instruments, using a provider authorized by the foundation or, after discussion with the foundation, an alternate provider of instruments of similar quality. Applicants have one year from the date of application to raise matching funds. Only programs that serve children in kindergarten through grade 12 are eligible for grants. Lists of current projects and partner schools or community music programs that have obtained stringed instruments through Classics for Kids Foundation are provided on the website. There also is guidance for starting a stringed instrumental program, including program ideas and a sample budget.  Applications are due March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31, annually.  Link: http://classicsforkids.org/apply-for-a-grant/ 

IBMA Foundation.  The IBMA Foundation makes grants to support educational, literary, media, cultural, performance, and historic preservation projects and programs of public benefit that directly involve bluegrass music, including activities that address a priority need or opportunity for the bluegrass music community. Recent grants supported music educational tours, school programs, after-school music programs, and summer camps.  Applications are due December 1, annually.  Link: http://bluegrassfoundation.org/grants/

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom: School Garden Grants. The $500 grants are meant to supplement FAITC’s Gardening for Grades, Gardening for Nutrition and STEMming Up Gardening, three books that take Florida teachers through the process of developing a school garden, and includes lessons to help teachers use the garden to teach health, science, language arts, math, technology, engineering and other subjects.  The grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to those who meet all of the grant requirements. Please note multiple teachers from the same school cannot apply for the grant, only one grant recipient per school.  The grant applications must be submitted online beginning Thursday, August 1, 2019.  FAITC will accept online applications until our grants funds are depleted. See the foundation's web site for more details.  https://faitc.org/school-garden-grants/ 

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom: Teacher Grants.  Florida Agriculture in the Classroom will be offering Teacher Grants for the 2019-2020 school year. The grant is open to general education and agriscience teachers in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade who want to use agricultural concepts to teach core subject areas.  Be sure to read the PowerPoint and Guidelines for helpful hints on completing the application correctly.  The guidelines may have changed slightly, so make sure you read them carefully. Florida Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher Grant program strives to fund classroom projects that teach Florida school children about the importance of agriculture and introduce them to agricultural producers and representatives in their areas. Deadline: The deadline for applications is October 1, but they will only be accepting the first 40 complete applications.  Link:  https://faitc.org/teacher-grants/  

Monsanto Fund First Robotic Grants.  The Monsanto Fund makes FIRST Robotics Grants that give financial support to student robotics teams competing in activities affiliated with For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics program dedicated to inspiring students to become science and technology leaders. Grants may be used for the following FIRST team activities: robotics competitions in grades 9 through 12; technology challenges in grades 7 through 12; LEGO Leagues in grades 4 through 8; and LEGO Leagues Junior for children aged 6 through 10. Priority is given to teams that demonstrate diversity to maximize impact, such as female-led teams, gender or racially diverse teams, and economically diverse teams.  Grants of $6,000 for rookie robotics competition and $5,000 for veteran competition teams, $1,500 for technology challenges, and $500 for LEGO Leagues and LEGO Leagues Junior are awarded.  Applications are accepted August 15 through September 15, annually.  Link: http://www.monsantofund.org/grants/first-robotics/ 

The Gopher Tortoise Council Donna J. Heinrich Environmental Education Grant.  The Gopher Tortoise Council offers the Donna J. Heinrich Environmental Education Grant to support educational projects about the gopher tortoise. Preference is given to grant proposals for projects that reach diverse and new audiences, focus on the importance of conservation of intact upland ecosystems, encourage community involvement, and have matching funds.  It awards two grants up to $2,000.  Applications are due August 31, annually.  Link:  http://www.gophertortoisecouncil.org/who/grants.php

Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  FCTM will award up to four mini-grants of up to $500 for projects to improve mathematics education in the State of Florida.  The Board is looking for high quality projects which will improve mathematics education at any grade level (Pre-K – Post Secondary). Projects which have been funded in the past include writing guidelines for competitions at the elementary level, developing monthly activities for each grade level in an elementary school, organizing community resources, etc. Project ideas will be judged on originality, uniqueness, and the potential impact on teachers and students.  Any FCTM member with four years of experience in the State of Florida may apply. The deadline for applications is May 8th. Link:  https://fctm.net/what-we-do/grants-and-awards/ 

ALDI, INC. Smart Kids Grants.  ALDI, Inc. offers Smart Kids Grants that support schools in promoting and encouraging student health and wellness. Funding may be used for programs, projects, and events that focus on education, the arts, physical activity, and nutrition.  Eligible applicants are public and private kindergarten through grade 12 schools and nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that benefit children in the geographic areas where ALDI conducts business. Qualified applicants must be located near ALDI stores, offices, or warehouses. Awards range from $100 to $5,000.  Applications are accepted February 1 through December 15, annually.  Link: https://corporate.aldi.us/en/corporate-responsibility/aldi-smart-kids/

Vulcan Materials Company Foundation Education Grants and School Partnerships.  Vulcan Materials Company Foundation supports public schools and institutions of higher education in the communities in which it operates. The foundation partners with public elementary and secondary schools in its operating communities to improve educational programs, and to date has adopted 276 schools. The foundation is also interested in efforts to encourage elementary and secondary school students to develop interests in mathematics, science, and business. The foundation also considers proposals from institutions of higher education that focus on science and engineering or improving public education. Priority is given to proposals that directly affect the outcome of the educational process, such as scholarships, science, and technology programs.  Eligible applicants are public charities and units of government, such as public schools.  Applications are accepted year-round.  Link: https://www.vulcanmaterials.com/social-responsibility/vulcan-foundation#geographic-funding-priorities   

TD Bank Charitable Foundation Grant.  The TD Charitable Foundation provides financial support through its grant application process to organizations providing services in these areas of focus: affordable housing, economic development, human services, neighborhood revitalization, and financial health. Special consideration is given to programs that support low- to moderate-income individuals by providing services, training, or education that improves the quality of life and provides opportunities for advancement.  Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, public schools, and local government entities. Interested applicants should apply on a state level. Applications must be submitted online.  Grants of $5,000 and greater are awarded.  Deadlines vary by state.  Link:  https://www.tdbank.com/community/corporate_giving.html

Supervalu Foundation Dietary Health and Nutrition Education Grants.  The Supervalu Foundation supports organizations that promote education in nutrition and healthy lifestyles through. The foundation provides program-specific and general operating support for the purpose of delivering services to individuals and families in the communities Supervalu calls home. Awards vary.  Applications are accepted year-round.  Link: http://www.supervalu.com/responsibility/community/how-to-apply-for-funding.html    

Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund: Education, Youth, and Development Grants.  The Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund makes grants in the areas of education, child development and welfare, and the environment and conservation. Examples of previously funded programs include expanding music education for students in kindergarten through grade 12 and promoting professional development for music teachers; hands-on botanical and art museum experiences for children who are underserved; and employment and leadership support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.~ Within the area of education, priority is given to public and private higher education institutions, adult education programs, youth development programs, scholarship and fellowship programs, and education-related organizations. Under the child welfare priority, funding is given to child development programs and organizations, and community organizations that provide youth-oriented programs.  Awards vary.  Applications are accepted year-round.  Link: https://www.bridgestoneamericas.com/en/corporate-social-responsibility/community

Bonnie Plants 3rd grade Cabbage Program.  3rd grade teachers can submit registration for their class to get free cabbage plants, which will be delivered from the closest Bonnie Plants growing station to your classroom. Home school groups can also register for plants. Start the registration process by filling in your zip code. This will locate the closest growing station and provide you with deadlines and delivery times for your area. After you register for plants, you’ll be contacted by a Bonnie Plants representative from the growing station near you.  Deadline: Registration deadlines and delivery times vary by location.  Link:  https://bonniecabbageprogram.com/participate/

Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation Grants.  The primary focus of the Kazanjian Foundation is to increase economic literacy. It gives special attention to proposals and projects with national impact, specifically programs that: raise the public’s participation in economic education or create a demand for greater economic literacy; apply new strategies for teaching economics, including online and web-based instruction; encourage measurement of economic understanding; and help otherwise disenfranchised youth and young adults with children learn to participate in the economic system.  The foundation evaluates proposals based on the significance of the project, plan of operation, technical soundness, quality of key personnel, reputation of the institution, budget and cost effectiveness, and evaluation component of the proposal. The foundation looks most favorably on programs that match grants with funds from other organizations, learned institutions, universities, and government sources. The foundation does not use a specific application form. Interested applicants must develop a proposal according to the foundation’s guidelines. Applications may be submitted by mail, fax, or email.  Deadline: Applications are due February 15 and September 15, annually.  Link:  https://bonniecabbageprogram.com/participate/

Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant.  The Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grants support the development of indoor and outdoor herb gardens in elementary classrooms. The society selects schools or classrooms to receive seed money to establish an indoor or outdoor herb garden. Funds may be used for supplies such as soil, plant trays, containers, and child or youth sized tools.  Public and private school teachers in grades 3 through 6 with at least 15 students are eligible to apply. Interested applicants must describe their educational goals for the project. Applications must be submitted online.  Deadline: Applications are due October 1, 2019.  Link: https://www.herbsociety.org/explore/grants-scholarships/ 

STEAM Educator Grants.  The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) offers STEAM Educator Grants that support science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) activities; innovation; and classroom excellence. Grants may be used for supplies, materials, field trips, and other resources that enhance STEAM teaching and learning.  Eligible applicants are public and private high school teachers in the United States and US Territories. Educators must be NSHSS members to apply. Applications must be submitted using the online system.  Deadline: Applications are accepted September 1 through October 15, 2019.  Link: https://www.nshss.org/educators/grants/ 

The Ray Charles Foundation.  The mission of the Ray Charles Foundation makes grants in the areas of academic services in the arts and sciences, hearing disorders, and community development. The foundation supports the empowerment of young people through education. Applications must be submitted by postal mail.  Deadline: Applications are accepted January 1 through February 28, annually.  Link:  http://theraycharlesfoundation.org/grants/ 

North American Native Fishes Association Gerald C. Corcoran Education Grant.  The North American Native Fishes Association (NANFA) supports projects to educate the general public about native North American fishes and their environment. Project categories include: producing and distributing educational materials such as books, brochures, posters, displays, video, and internet resources; stream surveys with public education as a primary goal; public lectures; nature center displays; school materials and displays; field and laboratory supplies; and teacher training workshops.  Eligible applicants are teachers, nature center workers, and educational outreach coordinators. Applicants must be members of the NANFA, and $30 annual dues for nonmembers may be submitted with a proposal. Applications must be submitted by email.  Grants up to $1,000 are awarded.  Deadline: Applications are due March 31, annually.  Link:  http://nanfa.org/corcoran.shtml  

Study.com Classroom Grant.  Study.com offers Classroom Grants that support teachers in developing curriculum, purchasing supplies, or implementing one or more projects to positively impact students and improve learning. Teachers must describe challenges with individualized instruction and how they overcome those challenges, how they use technology to strengthen teaching, how they engage students as active learners, and how the grant money would be used to enhance teaching and learning. Eligible applicants are active, full-time, prekindergarten through grade 12 teachers in the United States and US Territories who spend at least 50 percent of their time providing direct instruction to students. Applications must be submitted using the online system. One grant of $1,000 is awarded, along with a one-year Study.com Teacher Edition membership.  Deadline: Applications are due September 1, 2019.  Link: https://study.com/academy/popular/studycom-grant-for-teachers.html      

Fresh Films and SUBWAY Tech Grants.  Fresh Films partners with SUBWAY to award Tech Grants for supporting technology in the classroom. Funding may be used toward purchase of any technology equipment; software; or supplies, including 3D printers, tablets, computers, green screens, and high-tech biology supplies. Applicants must demonstrate a need for the technology and provide the percentage of students receiving free and reduced-price lunches at school.  Eligible applicants are teachers and principals in US kindergarten through grade 12 schools. Applications must be submitted using the online system.  Deadline: Applications are due May 5 and September 15, annually.  Link:  https://freshfilms.org/educators/ 

Target Field Trip Grants.  Target funds programs that allow students and teachers to learn in all kinds of settings. Grants are awarded to kindergarten through grade 12 schools nationwide to fund field trips that connect students’ classroom curricula to out-of-school experiences.  Grants are awarded based on the benefits to the students, including overall student learning experience, relevance to curriculum, and the number of students who may benefit. Field trips must take place between January and the end of the school year. Funds may be used to cover field trip related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource materials, and supplies.  Eligible applicants are kindergarten through grade 12 education professionals over the age of 18 who are employed at public, private, or charter schools that have 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1) tax-exempt status. All grant applications are accepted through an online application process once the application period begins. Only one submission per individual educator will be accepted. Applications are only accessible during this time. Grants up to $700 are awarded.  Deadline: Online applications are accepted August 1 through October 1, 2019.  Link:  https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants/field-trip-grants  

Annie’s Grants for Gardens.  Annie's Homegrown, Inc. offers grants to schools and educational programs to build school gardens. Since 2008, Annie’s has helped fund more than 400 school gardens. Eligible programs must be associated with kindergarten through grade 12 schools within the United States and must focus on connecting children to real food. Funds may be used to buy gardening tools, seeds, or other needed supplies.  The online grant application form is available on the website. Applicants have two different garden types to choose from: (1) the getting started garden, which provides funding for a brand-new school garden program; or (2) the digging deeper garden, which provides funding to deepen an existing school garden program.  Eligible applicants are kindergarten through grade 12 public, private, and charter schools and nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. All grant recipients are required to send photos and fill out an evaluation form six months after receiving the grant.  Deadline: Applications are accepted August 10 through November 1, 2019.  Link: http://www.annies.com/giving-back/school-gardens/grants-for-gardens/  

E2 Energy to Educate Grants.  Through the E2 Energy to Educate grant program, Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. offers grades 6 through 12 and college students opportunities to problem-solve today’s and tomorrow’s energy challenges. Grants fund projects designed to enhance students’ understanding of science and technology and to inspire them to think differently about energy.  Successful projects should be hands-on, engage at least 100 students, and align with one of three energy knowledge and innovation focus areas:  1. Energy in Transportation: what the future of transportation will look like with new technology, 2. Backyard Generation: how decentralized energy generation is improving efficiency and resilience, and 3. Zero Waste: how to harness energy that would otherwise be wasted.  Applications must be submitted online.  Deadline: Applications are due October 1, annually.  Link:  https://www.constellation.com/community/e2-energy-to-educate.html       

Art Teacher Incentive Grants Sponsored by National Art Education Foundation.  Teacher Incentive Grants are given to projects that promote the teaching of art. Eligible projects may address instructional process, curriculum, student learning, student assessment, classroom behavior, management, discipline, or other practices relating to instructional interaction and the achievement of student learning. To apply for a grant, art educators must be members of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) for at least one year prior to the date of the application. Eligible applicants are typically teachers of students in kindergarten through grade 12 and undergraduate programs in higher education in public and private schools. Applicants must complete the grant cover sheet and checklist, both provided in the grants booklet (in PDF format) on the website. Applicants provide eight copies of all materials and mail to the contact address by the yearly deadline.  Note that applicants for the Teacher Incentive Grants are not eligible to apply for the Ruth Halvorsen Professional Development Grants from National Art Education Foundation.  Deadline: Applications are due October 1, annually.  Link: https://www.arteducators.org/opportunities/national-art-education-foundation  

Computer Grant.  InterConnection.org offers used desktops and laptops to provide technology training, health care, education, and job training to underserved populations. Interested applicants may request up to 10 computers.  Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that deliver services to underserved communities. Applicants must provide shipping costs for the computers. Applications must be submitted online.  Deadline: Applications are due March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31, annually. Link: https://interconnection.org/computergrants.php