Top 5 Trending Funding Opportunities

March has come and gone, and GetEdFunding’s grant seekers have made the most of it by uncovering the latest in education-related funding opportunities. Here are the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of March.

Snapdragon Book Foundation School Library Grant
Sponsored by Snapdragon Book Foundation

Snapdragon Book

The Snapdragon Book Foundation provides funds to improve school libraries for disadvantaged children. Founded by a former school librarian, this foundation exists to put books in the hands of students. In a time when many schools are reallocating their funds to technology and audiovisual equipment, Snapdragon Book Foundation hopes to make sure that school libraries are still offering children good books to read. Grant funding is to be spent on traditional books, as well as processing fees (e.g. barcoding, spine labels, etc.).

Deadline: April 15, 2016


Academic Enrichment Grants
Sponsored by McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation

McCarthey Dressman

The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop classroom and extracurricular programs that improve student learning. Grants provide funding for programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic, and creative abilities of children from low-income households. The foundation considers proposals that foster understanding, deepen students’ knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand awareness of the world around them.

Deadlines: April 15, annually


Lowe’s Community Partners Grants
Sponsored by Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation

Lowes Charitable Ed Fdn

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation funds projects that support community improvement. Within these areas, the foundation is primarily committed to supporting projects that have the greatest impact on its communities and align with Lowe’s core business of home improvement. Community Partners Grants help communities by providing monetary assistance for support of high-need projects such as building renovations or upgrades, grounds improvement, technology upgrades, and safety improvements.

Deadline: May 23 and August 26, 2016


Teacher Development Grants
Sponsored by McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation

McCarthey Dressman

The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation believes that continuous, insightful, and innovative professional training and growth is crucial to the effectiveness of educators. Teacher Development Grants provide funding to individuals or small teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking kindergarten through 12 classroom instruction. Grants provide opportunities for teachers to integrate fresh strategies that encourage critical inquiry and to observe their effects on students.

Deadline: April 15, annually


Education Grants
Sponsored by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.

Harry Jeanette Weinberg Fdn

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.


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