Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month
In the previous month, educators were looking for funding opportunities in the areas of technology, social progress, and STEM education. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in the month of April.
Creative Play Grants: Rigamajig
Sponsored by KaBOOM!
KaBOOM! supports organizations that build playgrounds for children and youth to ensure they have the opportunity to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. KaBOOM! offers the opportunity for organizations to receive a Rigamajig or Imagination Playground, or both. Rigamajig is a collection of wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, nuts, bolts, and rope designed to encourage children to follow their curiosity while playing. The grant includes two carts of Rigamajig equipment.
National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning
Sponsored by United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start
The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start invites applications to operate a National Center on Early Development, Teaching, and Learning. Expectations are to provide evidence-based and research-informed resources, training, and technical assistance to improve early childhood development and promote school readiness for children and families enrolled in Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Areas of focus include effective teaching, home visiting, and inclusive practices to support at-risk children. Collaboration is required with professionals in the fields of early childhood development, teaching, and learning.
Deadline: June 22, 2020
Toshiba America Grant Program for 6-12 Science and Mathematics Educators
Sponsored by Toshiba America Foundation
Toshiba America Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. The foundation seeks to support teachers by providing funds to support classroom projects. The foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms. Successful projects tap into the natural curiosity of students, enable students to frame their own scientific questions, and incorporate the expertise of community partners.
Deadlines: Requests for grants less than $5,000 are due March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1, annually. Requests for grants of more than $5,000 are due May 1 and November 1, annually.
Dollar General Youth Literacy Grants
Sponsored by Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas:
• Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs.
• Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives.
• Purchasing books, materials, or software for literacy programs.
Deadline: May 21, 2020
Open Meadows Foundation Grant
Sponsored by Open Meadows Foundation, Inc.
The Open Meadows Foundation offers grants for projects that are led by and benefit women and girls. The projects must reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and its organization, and promote racial, social, economic, and environmental justice. In addition, organizations must have limited financial access. Priority is given to small and startup organizations. Recent grants supported women’s leadership development retreats, science mentoring programs, and a girls’ club journal distribution to schools.
Deadlines: February 15 and August 15, annually