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Special Education

Using the Custom Search for Special Needs

While finding funding for schools and teachers is laborious at best, finding funding for special needs students or classrooms can be downright discouraging. Special needs materials are often more costly than general education materials, so how do you go about finding the best grants to support your needs? Continue Reading

Community Foundation

The Importance of Community Foundations

Finding funding involves a lot of brainwork. Once you find a suitable foundation that supports your proposed projects, you also need to find new and innovative ways to describe your proposal according to the funder’s areas of interest. Sometimes it is difficult to determine exactly what it is a foundation is looking for in a grantee. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could stop in and discuss your proposal or establish a real-life relationship with someone at the foundation? Community foundations offer an excellent opportunity to forge in-person connections. Continue Reading

Application rejection

What to Do When Your Application Is Rejected

You did the research. You found the grant that would fund your project. You wrote a passionate, clear, precise, and thorough grant application. You submitted all the necessary documents and everything arrived at the funder on time. Yet you received a letter regretting to inform you that your application was rejected. It is natural to wonder what went wrong and how to proceed when faced with a rejection. Continue Reading

Letter of Support

How to write a Letter of Support

While a creative and precise grant application is key in securing funding, Letters of Support can be effective tools to make an application stand out. Some funders even require Letters of Support from board members, principals, superintendents, or other sources. Continue Reading

Scam grants

How to Spot a Scam Grant

Searching for grants is a long and sometimes tedious process. Once you finally find the perfect opportunity, you may feel elated and ready to get to work. But what if the opportunity is a scam and all the work you are putting in is futile? There are scammers that offer “perfect” opportunities in order to make a quick buck or extract personal information from applicants. When looking for funding sources, it is important to ask a series of questions to ensure the grant is not a scam. Continue Reading

Getting parents invovled in grant writing

How to Get Parents Involved in Grant Writing

The number one reason most teachers give for not applying for grants is that they simply don’t have the time. One solution to this problem is to tap into parent volunteers. Parents can help with finding, planning, writing, and implementing grants. There are even some grants especially reserved for PTAs. If you’re interested in using parent volunteers, here are a few ways to get parents involved in grant writing. Continue Reading

Students going back to school

Grants to Bring in the New School Year Right

It’s that time of year again! Back-to-school season is the time to put your plans for the school year into action. To help you fund your back-to-school wish list, we’ve collected funding opportunities for every subject area. Continue Reading

Teaching a Summer Lesson

Get a Head Start on Summer: 5 Awards and Fellowships for Educators

It may seem like summer is still far away, but deadlines for funding summer programs and professional development opportunities are approaching fast. To help you start planning your summer, we’ve pulled together a few funding finds that are too good to pass up: Continue Reading

Students Going Back to School

5 Grants to Kick-start Your School Year

It’s back to school season and students aren’t the only ones buying school supplies! Teachers and administrators are also doing quite a bit of their own shopping to make sure they’re prepared to help students succeed. Back to school shopping can really add up. Check out these funding opportunities to help off set costs: Continue Reading


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