Top 5 May Funding Opportunities
The school year is winding down, but GetEdFunding grant seekers are just starting up their summer funding searches. Now is the time to reflect on the school year and decide what worked, what could’ve gone better, and what you’d really like to do next year. GetEdFunding has thousands of funding opportunities to support your next big idea. Here are the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of May.
$100,000 Dream Big Teacher Challenge
Sponsored by Farmers Group, Inc., Thank America’s Teachers
Through Thank America’s Teachers, the $100,000 Dream Big Teacher Challenge aims to help fulfill teachers’ dream projects that go beyond the classroom and touch schools and communities in a profound and positive way.
Deadline: June 30, 2016
Sponsored by Esther B. Kahn Charitable Foundation
Esther B. Kahn, an innovative educator, philanthropist, and patron of the arts established the Esther B. Kahn Charitable Foundation in 1998 for the purpose of supporting and funding innovative approaches to education, the arts, and medical research.
Deadlines: June 30 and December 30, annually
Sponsored by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation supports organizations that serve lower-income individuals and assist vulnerable and at-risk populations in the communities in which they reside. Program areas include older adult services, workforce development, basic human needs and health, disabilities, education, and general community support. Within the education focus, the foundation supports early childhood education; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); and out of school time.
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis.
Sponsored by Sony Corporation of America
Sony Corporation of America and its operating companies offer funding to programs that support education and creative, artistic, technical, and scientific skills that are necessary for tomorrow’s workforce. Priority is given to efforts that promote literacy and basic educational competency. Previous education grants have supported environmental education, arts education, youth mentoring, and quality education for at-risk students.
Deadline: Requests are accepted year-round.
Sponsored by The Charles Lafitte Foundation
The Charles Lafitte Foundation supports innovative and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them to achieve healthy, satisfying, and enriched lives. The foundation supports organizations working in four main areas: education, children’s advocacy, medical research and initiatives, and the arts. The foundation helps individuals gain access to schools, from preschool through college, by issuing grants and taking an active role in exploring new approaches to education.
Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round.