Annoyed grant applicant

7 Things Funders Do That Annoy Grant Applicants

A while ago, we posted a list of things that applicants do that annoy funders. In the spirit of fairness, this week we thought we’d bring you a list of things funders do that annoy grant applicants. Continue Reading

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

This summer, educators discovered grants for agricultural education, underserved youth, students with learning disabilities, early childhood education, and more. Check out which grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of August. Continue Reading

Students going back to school

Grants to Bring in the New School Year Right

It’s that time of year again! Back-to-school season is the time to put your plans for the school year into action. To help you fund your back-to-school wish list, we’ve collected funding opportunities for every subject area. Continue Reading

Submitting a US Department of Education Competitive Grant Application

Trial By Jury: Submitting a US Department of Education Competitive Grant Application

Each year, the United States Department of Education (USDOE) awards multiyear, multimillion-dollar competitive grants.* Their purpose is to support implementation of the department’s targeted educational priorities. Has your school district decided to apply for one of these?

If it has, your team will devote hundreds of hours putting together a proposal. When your application is submitted, it will literally go on trial by jury. Your proposal will be judged by a jury of peer-reviewers who will scrutinize and grade your application—and like all juries, they will look at the evidence. Continue Reading

Annoyed grant reviewer

10 Things That Annoy Funders (And How to Avoid Them)

The grant application process can be long and tedious for both the applicant and the funder. Just as applicants face indistinct guidelines, requests for seemingly endless numbers of signatures and copies of paperwork, and unreasonable character counts, funders face their own unique set of challenges and annoyances. Here are 10 things that annoy funders and how you can avoid them. Continue Reading

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

This summer, educators discovered grants for music education; rural education; educational technology; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education; and more. Check out the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of July. Continue Reading

Grant Writer

Tell Us About Your Grant Writing Experiences

You’re out on the frontlines—sifting through hundreds of funding opportunities, applying for grants, and talking to funders—that’s why we want to hear from you. You’re the experts in educational funding, so take a moment to fill out our quiz. We may even analyze the results in a future blog. Continue Reading

STEM Education

5 Funding Opportunities for STEM Education

Bring high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning opportunities to your classroom. Check out these funding opportunities for STEM education. Continue Reading

Avoiding pitfalls

10 Pitfalls to Avoid in Successful Educational Grant Writing

The advantages of grants are numerous. Wonderful programs, projects, and products may be initiated and thrive because of successful grant writing and management. Grants can provide huge monetary rewards with just a single proposal, and some rewards can be worth millions of dollars. Grants can be prestigious and give your organization immediate credibility and exposure to the public.

However, since money is tight, grant writing is a very competitive sport. The quality of your proposal is of the utmost importance. If you do not have time to submit your best work, wait until the next competition to ensure the quality of the proposal. What follows are some common pitfalls that you should avoid in writing your grant. Continue Reading


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