Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month
As we marched into spring, educators discovered grants for health and nutrition; educational technology; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiatives; and more. Check out the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of March.
Game On Grants
Sponsored by Action for Healthy Kids, with CSX Transportation, Materne Go-Go Squeez, ALDI, Target Brands, Inc., and Saputo
Game On Grants fund physical activity and nutrition initiatives to support institutions becoming recognized as health-promoting schools. The grant provides funding for physical activity initiatives, such as facilities and equipment for recess, playgrounds, play spaces, classroom energizers, physical education, intramural programs, and programs before or after school that offer physical activity. Funding is also provided for nutrition initiatives, such as nutrition education, school gardens, competitive foods or smart snacks, salad bars, smarter lunchrooms, healthy fundraising, or classroom celebrations that introduce healthy foods.
Deadline: April 7, 2017
Cyber Security Classroom Grants
Sponsored by Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications offers Cyber Security Classroom Grants of $1,000 intended for classroom technology upgrades. Applicants may submit an essay or video describing what they have learned about cyber safety and how they and their students have applied their knowledge in the classroom.
Deadline: April 30, 2017
Sponsored by Lemelson-MIT
InvenTeams is a national grants initiative of the Lemelson-MIT program that is designed to excite high school students to cultivate creativity and experience invention. InvenTeam students rely on inquiry, hands-on problem solving as they integrate lessons from STEM to develop invention prototypes. InvenTeams are composed of high school students, teachers, and industry mentors. Working collaboratively, InvenTeams identify a problem to be solved, conduct research on the problem, and develop a prototype invention. InvenTeam projects span many fields, such as assistive devices, environmental technologies, consumer goods, and wearable technology.
Deadline: April 10, 2017
Computers for Learning Program
Sponsored by US General Services Administration
The Computers for Learning (CFL) program evolved as a guide for implementing Executive Order 12999, Educational Technology: Ensuring Opportunity for all Children in the Next Century. The executive order encourages agencies, to the extent permitted by law, to transfer excess computers and related peripheral equipment directly to schools and some educational nonprofit organizations. The CFL program specifically matches the computer needs of schools and educational nonprofit organizations with excess equipment in Federal agencies. The CFL program’s goal is to make modern computer technology an integral part of every classroom so that every child has the opportunity to be educated to his or her full potential.
Deadline: Registration and requests are accepted year-round.
Sponsored by Fluor Foundation
Fluor believes education, particularly the disciplines of STEM, is a foundational component of success in the twenty-first century. Therefore, Fluor supports higher education and university STEM programs, as well as those benefitting students in kindergarten through grade 12, with particular emphasis on STEM teaching training, professional development, and middle and high school STEM programs.
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry are accepted year-round.