Browse Month: July 2023

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

In the previous month, educators were looking for funding opportunities in the areas of arts, technology, academic achievement, and more. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in June.

Sony, SCA Grants

Sony Corporation of American and its operating companies offer funding to programs that support education and creative, artistic, technical, and scientific skills that are necessary for tomorrow’s workforce. Previous education grants have funded a wide range of environmental media teaching and research projects; meaningful environmental education events and programs; quality education programs for at-risk students; arts and arts education; equipment for educational nonprofits and academic institutions, including major colleges and universities across the country; youth mentoring educational program to teach students about workplace etiquette and various careers available in the technology and entertainment industries; and multiple other mentoring opportunities, including one-on-one, school-based, or in the workplace.

Deadline: Requests are accepted year-round.

National Science Foundation, Advancing Informal STEM Learning

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program is committed to funding research and practice, with continued focus on investigating a range of informal STEM learning (ISL) experiences and environments that make lifelong learning a reality. This Program seeks proposals that center equity and belonging, and further the well-being of individuals and communities who have historically been and continue to be excluded, underserved, or underrepresented, due to gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status, neurodiversity, geographic location, and economic status, among others, as well as their intersections. The current solicitation encourages proposals from institutions and organizations that serve public audiences, and specifically focus on public engagement with and understanding of STEM, including community STEM; public participation in scientific research (PPSR); science communication; intergenerational STEM engagement; and STEM media.

Deadline: Proposals are due January 10, 2024.

Voya Foundation, Education Grants

The Voya Foundation supports nonprofit organizations addressing a variety of community needs and resources. The foundation maintains the following two giving priorities:
• Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education: The foundation is committed to supporting and improving programs that help prepare youth for the twenty-first century workforce and provide experiential STEM learning opportunities for children in kindergarten through grade eight. Another priority is providing STEM training and education opportunities to current or aspiring kindergarten through grade 12 teachers.
• Financial literacy: The Voya Foundation is especially interested in programming that provides financial literacy curriculum to grades 9 through 12 students focused on navigating major financial milestones including student debt, credit, home ownership, financial products and services, financial capability, and family needs.

Deadline: Interested applicants must contact the foundation for application approval. Inquiries are accepted year-round.

National Science Foundation, Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)

The Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program provides prekindergarten through grade 12 students and their teachers with equitable and inclusive access to robust, rigorous, and effective learning opportunities using technology integral to a high-quality formal and informal education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Deadline: Applications are due August 11, 2023.

The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation, Education Grants

The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation awards grants for education, with emphasis on organizations and programs that promote youth and address needs of young people who are underserved or underprivileged. Along with grants, the foundation awards scholarships for postsecondary vocational and educational institutions. Other areas of priority for grant funding include organizations and programs that improve technologies and other forms of support for people who are disabled or sick, and medical research. Grants are made for projects.

Deadline: Letters of Inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis.

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