Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

In the previous month, educators were looking for funding opportunities in the areas of technology equipment, environmental education, and library resources. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in the month of August.

The Carnegie-Whitney Grant

The American Library Association Carnegie-Whitney Grant supports the preparation and publication of popular or scholarly print or electronic reading lists, indexes, and other guides to library resources that are useful to users of all types of American libraries. Proposals should promote reading or the use of library resources, have appeal and usefulness to a broad audience, and be intended for national distribution. 

Deadline: November 4, 2022.

Saxena Family Foundation Grants

The Saxena Family Foundation has a particular focus on initiatives that promote US science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and the empowerment of girls, female children, and young women so that they have equal rights later in life. The foundation focuses on empowerment programs to include economic, educational, and political empowerment of women through literacy programs, jobs, and life-skills training. Previous grantees have included schools, universities, and nonprofit organizations.

Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round.

Outdoor Education Grants

The James E. Dutton Foundation awards grants for projects that enhance human life through nature-related activities and education, and those that positively impact the environment, wildlife, and animal life. Proposals must specify how educational and other goals will be met and how a project aligns with the foundation’s mission. 

Deadline: Applications are due October 12, 2022.

Education Grants, Fluor Foundation

Fluor Foundation makes grants that support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in communities where the company operates. Priority is given to programs that inspire and prepare students to excel in STEM and are committed to developing the next-generation workforce, improving teacher effectiveness with emphasis on STEM student proficiency and persistence, and cultivating leadership skills in youth.

Deadline: Letters of Inquiry are accepted year-round.

Create Action Grants

The Sony Create Action program seeks grant applicants committed to serving their local communities in areas such as science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics; academic enrichment; workforce development; and nonprofit services for underserved and underrepresented groups.

Deadline: Applications are accepted monthly until the final deadline of March 31, 2023.

Anyone’s Game: K–12 Esports Opportunities Abound for Girls

In recent years, esports has become increasingly popular. Its audience increased by 38 million from 2019 to 2020, and it’s projected to reach more than 576 million by 2024.

Female participation in the sport, however, hasn’t quite mirrored that pace. Sixty percent of female gamers in the U.S. and U.K. say there’s a significant lack of women participating in esports; nearly as many feel the gaming community isn’t doing enough to encourage female participation in the sport.

Ashley Hodge, who now coaches a 45-student esports team at Dodge County High School in Georgia, previously oversaw a large esports program at another high school in the state. Out of more than 125 students on that team, only five were girls, she says.

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Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

In the previous month, educators were looking for funding opportunities in the areas of STEM, underrepresented populations, and economic development. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in the month of July.

Community Grant Program

The Foundation for Rural Service provides a variety of programs ranging from youth-based initiatives and educational materials to consumer awareness and rural economic development. The foundation aims to improve educational achievement in rural communities across the country with projects that will have a long-lasting effect on the community. 

Deadline: Applications are due August 31, 2022.

Education Grants – HDR Foundation

 The foundation has three priority areas of focus: education, healthy communities, and the environment. Under the category of education, the foundation supports projects that focus on architecture, engineering, design, environmental science, and consulting and planning.

Deadline: Letters of Intent for large grants are accepted August 1 through August 23, 2022.

Education and Youth Program Grants

The Hesed Foundation awards grants for the improvement of quality of life and strengthening of communities, with emphasis on support for underrepresented populations. Funding priorities are education and youth programs, as well as those related to health needs and community building.

Deadline: Applications are due September 30, annually.

Composting and Food Waste Reduction Pilot Project

The purpose of the Composting and Food Waste Reduction Pilot Project is to develop and test strategies for the planning and implementation of municipal compost and food waste reduction initiatives in rural, suburban, and urban communities throughout the United States and territories. Eligible activities are outlined in the program solicitation and include community and school gardens.

Deadline: Applications are due September 1, 2022.

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Programs

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program encourages talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become kindergarten through grade 12 mathematics and science teachers. The program seeks creative and innovative proposals that address the critical need for recruiting and preparing highly effective kindergarten through grade 12 STEM teachers, especially in high-need Local Education Agencies (LEAs).

Deadline: Full proposals are due August 30, 2022.

Trends in K–12 Esports Arenas

School esports arenas are popping up across the country as competitive gaming teams grow in K–12 districts. Schools, administrators, and communities have begun to see the value esports provides to students and districts. As a result, district personnel who wish to start esports clubs are facing less pushback in making the case for these programs.

From school colors to shoutcasters, discover the popular elements in district esports spaces.

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

In the previous month, educators were looking for funding opportunities in the areas of STEM, the arts, and project-based learning. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in the month of June.

Public Humanities Projects

The National Endowment for the Humanities supports projects that bring the ideas of the humanities to life for general audiences through public programming. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history. Projects that engage families, kindergarten through grade 12 students, underserved communities, and veterans are encouraged.

Deadline: Applications are due August 10, 2022.

Education Grants, Verizon Foundation

The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc. offers grants to public schools and nonprofit organizations to support projects in music education. The primary focus is on students, ages 18 and younger, with particular interest in projects that target underserved children. However, the foundation considers projects that benefit college students, teachers, instructors, or adult students. 

Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round.

Education Grants, Pentair and the Pentair Foundation

Pentair and the Pentair Foundation award Education Grants to support programming in communities where Pentair operates in the United States and worldwide. Funding emphasizes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education, including related to water engineering, and other water education initiatives, such as water safety for underserved populations.

Deadline: Inquiries are accepted on a rolling basis; grant requests by invitation only.

Music Education Grants

The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc. offers grants to public schools and nonprofit organizations to support projects in music education. The primary focus is on students, ages 18 and younger, with particular interest in projects that target underserved children. However, the foundation considers projects that benefit college students, teachers, instructors, or adult students. 

Deadline: Initial inquiries are accepted from June 15 to January 15, annually.

Grants for Arts Projects (Formerly Art Works)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) support kindergarten through grade 12 public schools to improve the health of middle and high school students. Goals are to build the capacity of districts and schools to implement a variety of activities that reduce students’ risk for HIV, other STD infection, and related negative health outcomes.

Deadline: Applications are due April 1, 2023.

How K–12 Schools Can Future-Proof Their Technology Solutions

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught K–12 schools anything, it’s that circumstances can change quickly — and that technology can play a big role in adjusting. 

But pandemics recede, and schools continue to teach students. What lessons will K–12 districts learn from the past two years? If they’re like The Lincoln Academy, a new K–12 public charter school in Beloit, Wis., they learn to prepare for the future — not necessarily for the next health emergency, but for anything that could affect how they deliver quality education: curriculum changes, larger class sizes, student tastes, innovative pedagogies, new technologies, you name it.

Learn how The Lincoln Academy built an IT infrastructure that meets its current and future needs.

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

In the previous month, educators were looking for funding opportunities in the areas of STEM, the arts, and project-based learning. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in the month of May.

Toshiba America Grant Program for Science and Mathematics Educators

Toshiba America Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. The foundation seeks to support teachers by providing funds to support classroom projects. The foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms. 

Deadline: Requests for grants less than $1,000 for kindergarten through grade 5 are due October 1, annually. Requests for grants less than $5,000 for grade 6 through grade 12 are due March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1, annually. Requests for grants of more than $5,000 for grade 6 through grade 12 are due May 1 and November 1, annually.

Education Grants, Fluor Foundation

Fluor Foundation makes grants that support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in communities where the company operates. Priority is given to programs that inspire and prepare students to excel in STEM and are committed to developing the next generation workforce, improving teacher effectiveness with emphasis on STEM student proficiency and persistence, and cultivating leadership skills in youth.

Deadline: Letters of Inquiry are accepted year-round.

Johnson Scholarship Foundation Grants

The Johnson Scholarship Foundation makes educational grants that support people with disabilities. Funding is particularly focused on indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, and people who are socially and economically disadvantaged. Recent grants have been made to colleges and universities, school districts, and graduate programs.

Deadline: Letters of Inquiry are accepted year-round.

Educational Assistance and Training Programs

The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF) encourages the creation and expansion of learning experiences and opportunities at the primary, secondary, and higher education levels, particularly for minority and disadvantaged students. Areas of special interest to CICF include educational and training programs designed to improve literacy, teach basic life skills, promote good citizenship and public services, and increase reading, mathematics, and science proficiencies.

Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round.

Grants for Arts Projects (Formerly Art Works)

The Grants for Arts Projects (formerly Art Works) supports organizations deploying artistically excellent public projects in the areas of artist communities, arts education, dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literary arts, local arts agencies, media arts, museums, music, musical theater, opera, presenting and multidisciplinary works, theater, and visual arts. Proposals are accepted for new or existing projects of any size and in all phases from planning through implementation.

Deadline: Applications are due February 10 and July 7, 2022.

Bring the Classroom Outdoors

How K–12 Schools Are Bringing Classroom Technology to Outdoor Learning

If you stumble across a group of K–12 school students outside using laptops to track soil levels and search for monarch eggs or observing birdhouses with video cameras, you may have discovered an outdoor learning space.

From informal hammock gardens to high-tech tents, outdoor learning spaces have become markedly more popular over the past few years because of the pandemic. Educators say these spaces give students a chance to breathe fresh air, experience a change of scenery, and, most importantly, gain opportunities for increased learning engagement.

Read more about bringing education outdoors.

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

In the previous month, educators were looking for funding opportunities in the areas of STEM, athletics programs, and professional development. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in the month of April.

Supporting Effective Educator Development Program

The Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Program supports evidence-based and replicable program models that prepare, develop, or enhance the skills of early learning and kindergarten through grade 12 educators across the continuum of their careers.

Deadline: Applications are due June 3, 2022.

Equipment Grants for Grades 6 through 8

The Justin J. Watt Foundation offers support to middle schools that do not have sufficient funding for after-school and athletic programs. The foundation offers Equipment Grants for after-school programs, such as athletic teams for grade 6 through 8. Examples of eligible items include uniforms with school name or numbers; safety equipment, such as helmets, pads, or mats; balls, bats, or nets; and storage equipment.

Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round.

Literacy Grants

The Nora Roberts Foundation makes grants in the areas of literacy, children’s programs, arts, and humanitarian efforts. Literacy Grants are intended to empower people through literacy.

Deadline: Entries are due June 1, 2022.

Toshiba America Grant Program for Science and Mathematics Educators

Toshiba America Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. The foundation seeks to support teachers by providing funds to support classroom projects. The foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms. Successful projects tap into the natural curiosity of students, enable students to frame their own scientific questions, and incorporate the expertise of community partners. Applications must be for project-based learning.

Deadline: Applications are due June 1, 2022

Small Grants Program

Grays Harbor Community Foundation (GHCF) awards Small Grants to support qualified organizations looking to make an immediate impact on a small scale. Types of funding requests include small-scale technology needs, educational supplies for early learning programs and schools, small renovation or improvement projects, and capacity-building activities, among others.

Deadline: Applications are due June 1, 2022

Is Dated Technology Contributing to the Great Teacher Resignation?

With 55 percent of educators ready to leave the profession earlier than planned, according to a recent survey from the National Education Association, school leaders are struggling to recruit and retain them. The most common reasons stated for leaving were burnout, limited staffing, and, of course, the pandemic.

Could upgrading the technology teachers use every day in their classrooms help make their work easier — and stem the tide of educators leaving school districts? According to some educational technology experts, it certainly can’t hurt.

Read more about what experts say regarding upgrading technology and its contribution to job satisfaction.


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