Browse Month: October 2023

Technology Enables Collaboration on K–12 Student Projects

Facilitating thoughtful collaboration is a cornerstone of effective project-based learning. Whether utilizing screen-sharing tools, interactive displays, or platforms like Google Workspace for Education, learning rises to a whole new level when technology enables meaningful communication.

In this article, Rebecca Torchia shares

  • how technology boosts the power of project-based learning;
  • how real classrooms are utilizing tech-empowered projects; and
  • how educators can connect students around the world using tech tools.

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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 September.

Education Grants, Change Happens Foundation

The Change Happens Foundation makes grants in the following areas:
• Science: research and education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
• Environment: programs focused on conservation, climate change, and sustainable energy.
• Education: ideas and practices to educate and prepare students for bright and rewarding futures.

Previous funded projects include a nutrition and cooking education program for school districts and a STEM education facility.

Deadline: Letters of Inquiry are accepted year-round.

Thespian Growth & Excellence Fund Grants

The Educational Theatre Foundation awards Thespian Growth & Excellence Fund Grants to schools to develop and grow their theatre programs. There are six different types of grants available. Schools may apply for one Equipment Upgrade grant or any two other grants per year. The six grants include Equipment Upgrade, Teacher Support, Production Expenses, Theatre Expenses, Emergency Relief, and Membership.

Deadline: Applications are due October 20, 2023.

Grants for Good

Invest in Others provides grants to US nonprofit organizations through qualified members of the financial services industry, who apply for grants on behalf of organizations that they support. Grants may be for programs and projects, seed money, and capital improvements. Primary areas of interest include education and youth programs; arts and culture; health and wellness; hunger and poverty prevention; human services and economic development; and military and veterans services. Among restrictions, organizations that are US-based but serve populations outside of the United States may not receive grants through this program. Financial advisors that received a grant or were honored within the past five years cannot apply for a grant for the same organization but can apply for a different organization; honorable mention awardees may apply again for the same organization.

Deadline: Applications are due October 27, 2023.

Charitable Donations, McCormick & Company, Inc.

McCormick & Company, Inc. provides charitable donations to improve the quality of life where its employees live, work, and source. There are four priority funding areas: education, health and wellness, environment and habitat, and culture and the arts. Within the category of education, higher education and elementary and secondary schools are funded that have focused programs designed to prepare students for the workplace, serve students with special needs, and serve diverse communities.

Deadline: Requests are accepted year-round.

National Grants, Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation

The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation funds projects that help young people (defined as up to age 26) with disabilities develop the leadership and employment skills they need to succeed, particularly for careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Programs must be national in scope or intended to be replicated nationally to be eligible for funding.

Deadline: Proposals are accepted July 15 through November 1, annually.