In the previous month, educators were looking for funding opportunities in the areas of career and college readiness, STEM/STEAM, and workforce of the future. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in the month of March.
Education and Youth Grants
Sponsored by The Webb Family Foundation
The Webb Family Foundation makes grants in the areas of education; youth development; career and workforce development; financial literacy; entrepreneurship; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; digital and blended learning; and youth mentorship. The foundation supports programs and projects that target underserved children and youth. Recent grants have funded a college success program and support of charter schools working to close the achievement gap for low-income students.
Deadline: June 1st, 2021
Build Strong Program Grants
Sponsored by TC Energy Corporation
TC Energy Corporation sponsors Build Strong Program Grants that support initiatives related to education and training, the environment, community, and safety. Priority areas include early childhood education, environmental education, youth recreation and leadership, and safety education and training.
Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round.
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers
Sponsored by National Science Foundation
The Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program promotes prekindergarten through grade 12 students interests and capacities to participate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future. To do this, ITEST supports the development, implementation, and selective spread of innovative strategies for engaging students in experiences that: (1) increase students’ awareness of STEM occupations; (2) motivate students to pursue the appropriate education pathways for STEM occupations; and (3) develop disciplinary-based knowledge and practices, or promote critical thinking, reasoning, or communication skills needed for entering STEM workforce sectors.
Deadline: August 13, 2021
Sponsored by Stavros Niarchos Foundation
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation awards grants to fund projects in education as well as arts and culture, health and sports, and social welfare. The foundation has supported a variety of programs in the United States, including recent relief requests for emergency needs related to the coronavirus pandemic. Examples of previous education grants are summer and after-school tutoring programs for middle school students from low-income backgrounds, an “edible schoolyard” gardening program, music education, and multiple examples of support for higher education initiatives. Emphasis is on programs serving vulnerable populations.
Deadlines: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Education Grants – HDR Foundation
Sponsored by HDR Foundation
Founded in 2012, the HDR Foundation has provided nearly $3 million in grants to nonprofit organizations located where HDR employees live and work in communities throughout the United States. Preference is given to discrete projects that show promise for lasting impact and projects that can be replicated or scaled. The foundation has three priority areas of focus: education, healthy communities, and environmental. Under the category of education, the foundation supports projects that focus on architecture, engineering, design, environmental science, and consulting and planning. Recent education-related grants have supported a high school robotics program; a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) academy; academic success programs for underserved middle school students; and hands-on STEM activities to increase youth interest in careers in technological, engineering, and scientific fields.
Deadline: Applications for small grants are accepted May 12 through June 7, 2021. Letters of Intent for large grants are accepted July 29 through August 19, 2021.