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Most Poplular Funding Opportunities for March 2021

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

In the previous month, educators were looking for funding opportunities in the areas of equity-focused grants, STEM, and community investment. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in the month of August.

Racial Equity in STEM Education
Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Division of Graduate Education

The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports bold, groundbreaking, and potentially transformative projects addressing systemic racism in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce development.

Deadline: October 12, 2021

Data Center Community Grants
Sponsored by Google

Google makes grants in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and computer science (CS) education. Priority is given to programs that address structural barriers to STEM and CS education access, such as school readiness, access to in-school courses, distance learning, and teacher training and resources; initiatives that provide access for young learners in STEM and CS; and education programs that place a particular focus on underrepresented groups, including women, in STEM and CS education.

Deadline: October 2, 2021

The John Ben Snow Foundation and Memorial Trust Educational Grants
Sponsored by The John Ben Snow Foundation and Memorial Trust

John Ben Snow Foundation

The Memorial Trust responds to the ever-changing needs of various segments of the population, especially to the needs of young people and people who are disadvantaged either physically, emotionally, or economically.

Letters of Inquiry are accepted November 1 through February 1, annually.

Education Grants – BAE Systems
Sponsored by Sponsored by BAE Systems. Inc.

BAE Systems’ Community Investment awards grants to community-based organizations that support education in the target areas of early childhood, kindergarten through grade 12, higher education, and programs that advance learning in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Deadlines: Full proposals are due October 12, 2021.

Saxena Family Foundation Grants
Sponsored by The Saxena Family Foundation

Saxena Family Foundation

The Saxena Family Foundation has a particular focus on initiatives that promote US science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and the empowerment of girls, female children, and young women so that they have equal rights later in life.

Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round.



Most Poplular Funding Opportunities for March 2021

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

In the previous month, educators were looking for funding opportunities in the areas of equity-focused grants, STEM, and literacy programs. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in the month of July.

Envision Equity Grants
Sponsored by The NEA Foundation

The NEA’s Envision Equity Grants program provides educators across the United States with opportunities to lead an equity-focused reimagining of public education, encouraging students’ love of learning and the best possible educational experience for every child. Funding will support new and creative innovations in the classroom and beyond, incorporating exemplary teaching and learning practices. Competitive applicants will incorporate best practices to support the whole child including project-based learning and experiences that advance cultural understanding and appreciation or an understanding of civic engagement and democracy.

Deadline: October 15, 2021

Toshiba America Grant Program for 6-12 Science and Mathematics Educators
Sponsored by Toshiba America Foundation

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. Applications must be for project-based learning.

Deadline: 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.

Store-Based Giving Grants
Sponsored by
Ross Stores, Inc. Foundation

Store-based Giving Guidelines

Ross Stores, Inc. Foundation provides support for youth-oriented programs and services that prepare today’s youth for a bright tomorrow. The foundation makes Store-Based Giving Grants in the areas of building academic achievement and life skills in economically disadvantaged youth.

Academic achievement support includes programs with a focus on literacy; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); tutoring; stay-in-school efforts; and college readiness. Life skills support includes programs that focus on mentoring, financial literacy, leadership skills, after-school programs, and career readiness.

Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round.

Racial Equity in STEM Education (Program Description NSF PD-21-191Y)

Sponsored by National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports bold, groundbreaking, and potentially transformative projects addressing systemic racism in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce development. Proposals should articulate a rigorous plan for applied or fundamental research and practice designed to generate and widely disseminate knowledge to remove systemic barriers that impact access to, retention in, and success in STEM education, scientific research, and the STEM workforce. Contexts may include prekindergarten through grade 12, two- and four-year undergraduate institutions, and graduate institutions; municipal organizations; STEM workplaces; and informal STEM settings such as museums, community organizations, and media.

Deadlines: Full proposals are due July 13 and October 12, 2021, and the second Tuesday in October, annually thereafter; and March 22, 2022, and the fourth Tuesday in March, annually thereafter.

Data Center Community Grants
Sponsored by Google

Google makes grants in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and computer science (CS) education. Priority is given to programs that address structural barriers to STEM and CS education access, such as school readiness, access to in-school courses, distance learning, and teacher training and resources; initiatives that provide access for young learners in STEM and CS; and education programs that place a particular focus on underrepresented groups, including women, in STEM and CS education.

Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) and prekindergarten through grade 12 schools that directly impact the immediate community surrounding a Google office or data center. Applications must be submitted online.

Deadline: Applications are accepted August 16 through October 2, 2021.



The Magic Beneath the Surface of EdTech

Editors Note: This blog was originally published on the VSTE blog and the Teaching4Tomorrow blog and has been reposted with permission. Get alerted about the next Teaching4Tomorrow blog post.

In many pursuits in life and learning, there are easy ways that cut corners and harder, but more rewarding, avenues to get to your desired destination. The world of edtech is no different, especially with the incredible pace at which technology evolves. I passionately recommend not moving away from a technology just because there is a new one available or without fully exploring the tool. Many times, the magic of edtech tools rest beneath the surface and are only discovered after users have had adequate time to explore, fail, learn, grow, discover, make connections, and collaborate. Simply because a technology isn’t the latest one released doesn’t mean it isn’t the best or just as capable as another. Likewise, if you have not given enough time for a tool to be explored completely, you may not know what is truly possible or the effect it could have on teaching, learning, or leading.

In the Land of G Suite

One area of prominent examples of the magic beneath the surface of edtech is within G Suite. Nearly every one of the apps that make up G Suite have an incredible amount of uses that you would never discover if the tool is only examined at the surface value. The power of the tools becomes apparent when you begin to peel back the outer layers. Two great examples are Google Chrome and Google Slides.

Google Chrome is, at its surface, just an internet browser. Like Microsoft Edge, Safari, or Firefox it will connect you to the vast amount of information and resources the internet holds. It will allow you to bookmark pages and even autofill forms and passwords for you. However, the magic beneath the surface is infinitely more powerful.

The first example of this is the ability to quickly change between Chrome users. This allows one to switch between work and personal accounts in seconds, each complete with their own separate bookmarks, saved autofill information, Google Drive, and more. Kasey Bell of Shake Up Learning explains the greatness of this feature quite well.

The second example of Chrome magic is found in the power of extensions installed via the Chrome Web Store. This store holds many free extensions that save time and enhance a user’s experience with Chrome. Countless added features and benefits can be found by adding in carefully selected and managed extensions (they do take system resources so choose wisely and manage with something like Extensity). Check out these blog posts all about Chrome Extensions and the magic they add to Chrome (Post 1Periodic Table of ExtensionsFor Struggling Students).

Whether you are teaching in person, virtually, or implementing blended learning, integrating photography in the classroom is accessible and adaptable for multiple subjects and grade levels. Based on our work with educators, below are five ways to use photography to effectively nurture empathy, challenge perspectives, and foster connection in students’ lives.

If you listen to the Google Teacher Tribe Podcast with hosts Kasey Bell and Matt Miller, you’ll know that Google Slides is the “Swiss army knife of G Suite” (Episodes). Without stretching the imagination too far, there are easily 50 uses for Google Slides that are not presentations. Some of these include social media templateseBooks/storybooksreview gamesanimationchoose-your-own adventure storiesbrainstorminginteractive notebooks, and even create an “app.” Trust me when I say this is barely checking into the magic beneath the surface of Google Slides…check these out for more: Control Alt AchieveDitch That TextbookShake Up LearningTeacher Tech, and All The Things You Didn’t Know Google Slides Could Do!

The Deep End of G Suite Magic Beneath the Surface
Thinking the above just isn’t enough Google awesomeness? I agree! Check out these additional resources to take an amazing look into the deep end of G Suite magic beneath the surface:


Written by Patrick B. Hausammann. Patrick is an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher in Clarke County Public Schools and was the recipient of a VSTE Tech Coach of the Year award at the 2018 Conference in Virginia Beach. Patrick describes himself as a perpetual optimist and believer in the power of a #growthmindset to #failfoward. He is the founder of UnisonEDU; Cofounder of #EdcampNSV; and a Google Certified Innovator, Trainer, Admin, and Educator 1 and 2. He can be found online at his website and as @PHausEDU on Twitter.View a recorded session on this topic.This VSTE blog has been reposted with permission. 


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