Special Education

Using the Custom Search for Special Needs

While finding funding for schools and teachers is laborious at best, finding funding for special needs students or classrooms can be downright discouraging. Special needs materials are often more costly than general education materials, so how do you go about finding the best grants to support your needs? Continue Reading

Most Popular

What Have You Been Reading?

These are the most popular blog posts from the second half of 2017. Have you read them yet? In the past months, we brought you posts about mistakes to avoid in grant writing and why applications are rejected, how to make sure you are not falling for a scam grant, and how to master applying for federal funding. Continue Reading

Community Foundation

The Importance of Community Foundations

Finding funding involves a lot of brainwork. Once you find a suitable foundation that supports your proposed projects, you also need to find new and innovative ways to describe your proposal according to the funder’s areas of interest. Sometimes it is difficult to determine exactly what it is a foundation is looking for in a grantee. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could stop in and discuss your proposal or establish a real-life relationship with someone at the foundation? Community foundations offer an excellent opportunity to forge in-person connections. Continue Reading

Tech Classroom

6 Resources to Find Technology for Your Classroom

In many schools, computers, tablets, and software programs to increase and enrich learning experiences are still limited. Oftentimes, schools simply cannot stretch their budget to buy more technology. However, innovative projects can be funded by grants from outside sources. Here is a list of some of the top foundations and corporations in the United States that make grants to improve access to technology in classrooms. Continue Reading

Piggy bank with colorful books

Including Students in Your Grant Writing

Cash-strapped teachers know that grants can bring much needed monies into the classroom to enhance learning experiences and engage students. But teachers often lack the time to prepare and write grant applications. Incorporating the grant application process into your classroom is a viable solution. Continue Reading

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, educators focused their attention on funding for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education; agriculture and the environment; programs for underserved and disadvantaged youth; and more. Check out the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of October. Continue Reading

Application rejection

What to Do When Your Application Is Rejected

You did the research. You found the grant that would fund your project. You wrote a passionate, clear, precise, and thorough grant application. You submitted all the necessary documents and everything arrived at the funder on time. Yet you received a letter regretting to inform you that your application was rejected. It is natural to wonder what went wrong and how to proceed when faced with a rejection. Continue Reading

Letter of Support

How to write a Letter of Support

While a creative and precise grant application is key in securing funding, Letters of Support can be effective tools to make an application stand out. Some funders even require Letters of Support from board members, principals, superintendents, or other sources. Continue Reading

Scam grants

How to Spot a Scam Grant

Searching for grants is a long and sometimes tedious process. Once you finally find the perfect opportunity, you may feel elated and ready to get to work. But what if the opportunity is a scam and all the work you are putting in is futile? There are scammers that offer “perfect” opportunities in order to make a quick buck or extract personal information from applicants. When looking for funding sources, it is important to ask a series of questions to ensure the grant is not a scam. Continue Reading

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

As the new school year commences, educators had their eyes on funding for health and physical education; educational technology and computers for schools; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education; and more. Check out the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of September. Continue Reading


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