School Garden

Finding Seed Money for Your School Garden

Springtime is the perfect time for planting a new garden. If you’ve been dreaming of bringing a garden to your school, check out these funding opportunities to get started. Continue Reading

Teacher talking to principal

Yes, Please! Getting Your Principal to Approve Your Proposal

Teachers are always searching for new products and programs to help their students achieve more. However, new materials come with a cost and teachers need approval from their principals in order to move forward. Here are simple tips for getting your principal to say yes. Continue Reading

Building relationships

Six Ways to Nurture Relationships with Donors

Small fundraisers and donations are a great way to raise money, but most organizations need major donors to thrive. Finding donors is about building relationships that connect people to your school or organization. Here are six ways to build stronger relationships with your donors. Continue Reading

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

As we marched into spring, educators discovered grants for health and nutrition; educational technology; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiatives; and more. Check out the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of March. Continue Reading

Writing a description of you project plan

Grant Writing for Beginners: Writing a Description of Your Project

This blog is part of our new series, Grant Writing for Beginners. The series addresses all stages of preparing a grant proposal, from writing a Letter of Inquiry to submitting a complete proposal. This post continues the series by outlining key components of the project description. Continue Reading

Students using technology in school

How to Find Funding for Technology

A foundation’s guidelines may not specifically mention technology, but that doesn’t mean technology cannot be purchased as part of the proposed program or project. Funders are often more interested in supporting innovative projects enabled by technology rather than solely supporting technology purchases, equipment, or materials needed for success.

Effective proposals go beyond the purchase of equipment by pinpointing why certain technology is needed and how it will empower students. We’ve gathered several success stories illustrating real-life examples of how grants that did not focus specifically on technology were used to support technology purchases. Continue Reading

Setting goals

Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes

Goals, objectives, and outcomes are the core of a quality program and delineate defined measures of the project for which funding support is requested. Goals, objectives, and outcomes are not interchangeable. They are sequentially linked and serve different purposes.

To understand the nuanced differences, let’s review a possible real-life example—a high school leadership academy focused on college readiness. Continue Reading

Teacher thinking about funding

Tips to Keep on the Grant-Writing Radar

Grant-writing novices are likely to be a bit tentative at first. Know that it takes time to hone the craft. Doing the work builds the requisite storytelling skills that will reap financial rewards over the long term. Here are some tips that will help toward that end. Continue Reading

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

The shortest month of the year really flew by! Here at GetEdFunding we spent February digging up exciting, new funding opportunities for our grant seekers. Check out the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of February. Continue Reading

PTA group working on funding

The PTA as a Bona Fide Nonprofit

The Power of the 501(c)(3)
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) generally treats public schools as government entities that are exempt from federal income tax. As such, they can apply for and receive certain grants. But they often confront constraints—lack of time, absence of person power, and in some cases, restrictive fundraising regulations—that prevent them from going the grant-writing route for financial support. A PTA can be a tremendous help on this front. Continue Reading


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