Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month
As the new school year commences, educators had their eyes on funding for health and physical education; educational technology and computers for schools; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education; and more. Check out the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of September.
Health, Wellness, and Physical Education Grants
Sponsored by Names Family Foundation
The Names Family Foundation makes grants in the areas of health, wellness, and physical education. The foundation has funded fitness centers, athletic facilities, and outdoor playgrounds. Previous grants were issued to fund programs serving at-risk youth, after-school educational activities, athletic facilities at high schools, and health and life skills programs.
Deadlines: August 31, annually
Sponsored by Fluor Foundation
Fluor believes education, particularly the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), is a foundational component of success in the twenty-first century. The foundation supports higher education and university STEM programs, as well as those benefitting students in kindergarten through grade 12, with particular emphasis on STEM teacher training and professional development as well as Middle and high school STEM programs.
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 ambitious 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.
Sponsored by The Grable Foundation
The Grable Foundation supports early childhood learning opportunities in high-quality settings, as well as support for parents to encourage their children’s development. In the area of prekindergarten through grade 12 education, the foundation funds programs that ignite students’ interests, stretch their abilities, and set the path toward a successful future. The foundation supports out-of-school opportunities to stretch young bodies and eager minds in a fun and safe environment, such as after-school, summer, and mentoring programs.
Deadline: Inquiries are due January 1, May 1, and September 1, annually.
JFLA Minigrant for Arts and Culture Projects
Sponsored by The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
The Japan Foundation offers grants up to $5,000 for projects that promote understanding of Japanese arts and culture. Funding may be used for publicity fees, costs associated with organizing events, travel expenses, lectures, and education materials.