Educational Grant Makers You Should Follow on Social Media
Grant makers use social media to share news about their current grantees and projects, as well as interesting articles, infographics, and advice. This gives a sense of the foundation’s distinct personality, where their passions lie, and what their preferences are. It can also alert you to future funding opportunities. Here are some great grant makers to follow.
Fund for Teachers
Fund for Teachers offers teachers fellowships and grants for professional development. In addition to posting about what their current fellows are up to, they discuss current news and trends in education. Want to go a little bit deeper? Fund for Teacher’s Tumblr features the stories of current fellows.
Youth Service America
Youth Service America (YSA) supports a global culture of engaged children and youth (ages 5–25) committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. YSA not only posts about their own grant opportunities, but also exciting opportunities from organizations that share their goals.
The Varkey Foundation seeks to improve the standards of education for underprivileged children throughout the world by promoting excellence in teaching. If you’re looking for international organization that supports educators, look no further. The Varkey Foundation posts global education news and also updates about their current teacher of the year.
National Girls Collaborative Project
The vision of the National Girls Collaborative Project is to bring together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Keep up with the latest STEM news, competitions, workshops, and other opportunities by following the NGCP.
William T. Grant Foundation
The William T. Grant Foundation supports research to improve the lives of young people. The foundation discusses the latest research and research opportunities exploring the lives of youth.
If you’re interested in learning more about using social media to win funding, check out How to Leverage Social Media to Improve Your Grant-Writing. For more ideas about which grant makers to interact with on social media, follow GetEdFunding on Twitter or Pinterest.