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Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

In the previous month, educators were looking for funding opportunities in the areas of STEM, the arts, and project-based learning. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in the month of May.

Toshiba America Grant Program for Science and Mathematics Educators

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. 

Deadline: Requests for grants less than $1,000 for kindergarten through grade 5 are due October 1, annually. Requests for grants less than $5,000 for grade 6 through grade 12 are due March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1, annually. Requests for grants of more than $5,000 for grade 6 through grade 12 are due May 1 and November 1, annually.

Education Grants, Fluor Foundation

Fluor Foundation makes grants that support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in communities where the company operates. Priority is given to programs that inspire and prepare students to excel in STEM and are committed to developing the next generation workforce, improving teacher effectiveness with emphasis on STEM student proficiency and persistence, and cultivating leadership skills in youth.

Deadline: Letters of Inquiry are accepted year-round.

Johnson Scholarship Foundation Grants

The Johnson Scholarship Foundation makes educational grants that support people with disabilities. Funding is particularly focused on indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, and people who are socially and economically disadvantaged. Recent grants have been made to colleges and universities, school districts, and graduate programs.

Deadline: Letters of Inquiry are accepted year-round.

Educational Assistance and Training Programs

The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF) encourages the creation and expansion of learning experiences and opportunities at the primary, secondary, and higher education levels, particularly for minority and disadvantaged students. Areas of special interest to CICF include educational and training programs designed to improve literacy, teach basic life skills, promote good citizenship and public services, and increase reading, mathematics, and science proficiencies.

Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round.

Grants for Arts Projects (Formerly Art Works)

The Grants for Arts Projects (formerly Art Works) supports organizations deploying artistically excellent public projects in the areas of artist communities, arts education, dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literary arts, local arts agencies, media arts, museums, music, musical theater, opera, presenting and multidisciplinary works, theater, and visual arts. Proposals are accepted for new or existing projects of any size and in all phases from planning through implementation.

Deadline: Applications are due February 10 and July 7, 2022.

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

In the previous month, educators were looking for funding opportunities in the areas of STEM, athletics programs, and professional development. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in the month of April.

Supporting Effective Educator Development Program

The Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Program supports evidence-based and replicable program models that prepare, develop, or enhance the skills of early learning and kindergarten through grade 12 educators across the continuum of their careers.

Deadline: Applications are due June 3, 2022.

Equipment Grants for Grades 6 through 8

The Justin J. Watt Foundation offers support to middle schools that do not have sufficient funding for after-school and athletic programs. The foundation offers Equipment Grants for after-school programs, such as athletic teams for grade 6 through 8. Examples of eligible items include uniforms with school name or numbers; safety equipment, such as helmets, pads, or mats; balls, bats, or nets; and storage equipment.

Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round.

Literacy Grants

The Nora Roberts Foundation makes grants in the areas of literacy, children’s programs, arts, and humanitarian efforts. Literacy Grants are intended to empower people through literacy.

Deadline: Entries are due June 1, 2022.

Toshiba America Grant Program for Science and Mathematics Educators

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: Applications are due June 1, 2022

Small Grants Program

Grays Harbor Community Foundation (GHCF) awards Small Grants to support qualified organizations looking to make an immediate impact on a small scale. Types of funding requests include small-scale technology needs, educational supplies for early learning programs and schools, small renovation or improvement projects, and capacity-building activities, among others.

Deadline: Applications are due June 1, 2022

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

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

Lead4Change Challenge

The Lead4Change Challenge is the contest component of the Lead4Change Student Leadership Program that provides middle and high school students and their adult sponsors with opportunities to complete leadership development lessons and community projects aligned to learning standards and twenty-first century skills. Student teams create and execute service-learning projects for the benefit of nonprofit organizations or schools.

Deadline: Applications are due May 13, 2022.

Advancing Informal STEM Learning Equity Resource Center

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks proposals to establish and implement a resource center that envisions, designs, and develops creative strategies for actualizing equity in the field of informal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning. Targeted participants are educators, librarians, museum personnel, media producers, policymakers, practice innovators, researchers, and related informal STEM learning program partners and stakeholders.

Deadline: Applications are due May 10, 2022.

Advancing Informal STEM Learning Equity Resource Center

The J.W. Couch Foundation awards Education Grants as part of the foundation’s mission to “plan for the future.” Funding priorities address three primary areas: early childhood education, twenty-first century education, and teachers. 

Deadline: Entries are due June 17, 2022.

Environmental Education Grants

The Jacob and Teresa Hershey Foundation awards Environmental Education Grants to promote environmental literacy, with funding for elementary and secondary schools, museums, and nonprofit organizations. Requests may be for operating, project, or capital grants, with emphasis on innovative ideas that produce multiple benefits and measurable impact. 

Deadline: Online applications are accepted January 15 through April 15, annually.

Education Grants, Richard S. Reynolds Foundation

The Richard S. Reynolds Foundation provides assistance to organizations as part of its mission to build strong communities. The foundation makes grants in the areas of education, the arts, health, science, history, the environment, and those in need. 

Deadline: Applications are due April 30 and October 31, annually.

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

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

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

The US Department of the Navy seeks proposals to improve education and training in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM) for middle school students through to the current workforce. Expectations are to establish, build, or maintain research-informed educational pathways, outreach, and workforce opportunities aligned with Naval priorities in science and technology. 

Deadline: Applications are accepted through March 30, 2022.

Education Grants, Initial Teaching Alphabet Foundation

Nonprofit organizations and schools are eligible to apply. Grants awarded reflect a variety of approaches for promoting and supporting the use of the i.t.a. for literacy, elementary and secondary school education, and remediation of reading and writing disabilities in older students. 

Deadline: Letters of Intent are due April 1, annually.

Siemens STEM Day: Possibility Grant Sweepstakes

ThroughThe Possibility Grant Sweepstakes supports educational activities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with STEM-related equipment, supplies, technology, and science lab makeovers in kindergarten through grade 12 schools.

Deadline: Entries are due April 22, 2022.

Academic Enrichment Grants

The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop classroom and extracurricular programs that improve student learning. The foundation considers proposals that foster understanding, deepen students’ knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand awareness of the world around them.

Deadline: Online applications are accepted January 15 through April 15, annually.

Advancing Informal STEM Learning Equity Resource Center

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks proposals to establish and implement a resource center that envisions, designs, and develops creative strategies for actualizing equity in the field of informal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning. Targeted participants are educators, librarians, museum personnel, media producers, policymakers, practice innovators, researchers, and related informal STEM learning program partners and stakeholders.

Deadline: Applications are due May 10, 2022.

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

In the previous month, educators were looking for funding opportunities in the areas of robotics, wellness, STEM, and civic engagement. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in the month of January.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

The US Department of the Navy seeks proposals to improve education and training in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM) for middle school students through to the current workforce. Expectations are to establish, build, or maintain research-informed educational pathways, outreach, and workforce opportunities aligned with Naval priorities in science and technology. 

Deadline: Applications are accepted through March 30, 2022.

Improving Pandemic Recovery Efforts in Education

The US Department of Education invites proposals to establish research networks examining COVID-19 pandemic recovery activities in prekindergarten through grade 12 and in community colleges.

Deadline: Applications are due March 10, 2022.

Garden Grant Program

Through the Whole Kids Foundation’s School Garden Grant Program, schools and organizations turn outdoor spaces into powerful hands-on learning gardens that connect kids with food, spark their curiosity, and support classroom curriculum. Grants support new or existing edible educational gardens

Deadline: Applications are accepted February 14 through March 11, 2022.

Saxena Family Foundation Grants

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.

Education Grants, The Charles Lafitte Foundation

The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) supports innovative and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them to achieve healthy, satisfying, and enriched lives. The foundation supports organizations working in four main areas: education, children’s advocacy, medical research and initiatives, and the arts.

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 learning disability innovation, STEM, and community investment. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in the month of November.

Educational Grants, Kroger Company Foundation

The Kroger Company Foundation makes grants in the areas of hunger relief, diversity and inclusion, health and nutrition, and stronger communities. The foundation awards millions of dollars in grants each year to local organizations that have been recommended by the company’s retail operating divisions.

Deadline: January 4, 2022.

Broadening Participation in Computing

The purpose of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Broadening Participation in Computing program is to significantly increase the number of US citizens and permanent residents receiving postsecondary degrees, and to encourage participation of underrepresented groups in the computing disciplines from kindergarten through grade 12 schools through to the computing workforce.

Deadline: Applications are due December 1, 2021.

AmeriCorps State and National Grants

The AmeriCorps State and National Grants seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources in the following areas: efforts for Covid-19 relief, educational opportunity and economic mobility for underserved communities, civic engagement, evidence-based interventions, veterans and military families, environmental stewardship, and rural intermediaries. Education grants provide support for economically disadvantaged students, improved school readiness, and preparation for success in postsecondary educational institutions.

Deadline: January 4, 2022.

National Robotics Initiative 3.0: Innovations in Integration of Robotics

The National Robotics Initiative 3.0 builds upon preceding programs to support fundamental and cross-disciplinary research projects focused on the innovative integration of robotics systems and technologies in the United States. Proposals are accepted in a variety of content areas relevant to the sponsoring agencies as listed in the program solicitation.

Deadline: Applications are accepted February 8 through February 22, 2022

Academic Enrichment Grants

The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop classroom and extracurricular programs that improve student learning. The foundation considers proposals that foster understanding, deepen students’ knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand awareness of the world around them.

Deadline: Online applications are accepted January 15 through April 15, annually.



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 learning disability innovation, STEM, and community investment. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in the month of October.

Education Grants, The J.W. Couch Foundation

The J.W. Couch Foundation awards Education Grants as part of the foundation’s mission to “plan for the future.” Funding priorities address three primary areas: early childhood education, twenty-first century education, and teachers.

Deadline: December 10, 2021.

Team America Rocketry Challenge

The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) strives to inspire the next generation of engineers and technicians to join the aerospace industry. The challenge is an extracurricular, hands-on, project-based learning program incorporating aerospace-specific science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 

Deadline: Applications are due December 1, 2021.

Education Grants, Fluor Foundation

Fluor Foundation makes grants that support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in communities where the company operates. Priority is given to programs that inspire and prepare students to excel in STEM and are committed to developing the next generation workforce, improving teacher effectiveness with emphasis on STEM student proficiency and persistence, and cultivating leadership skills in youth.

Letters of Inquiry are accepted year-round.

Academic Enrichment Grants

The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop classroom and extracurricular programs that improve student learning. The foundation considers proposals that foster understanding, deepen students’ knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand awareness of the world around them.

Deadline: Online applications are accepted January 15 through April 15, annually.

Education Grants, MAXIMUS Charitable Foundation

The goal of the MAXIMUS Charitable Foundation is to award grants to organizations and charities that help disadvantaged individuals and underserved communities. The foundation’s funding priorities are youth and child development, community development, and health care.

Deadline: Applications are due January 31, annually.



Bring STEM to students with mobile technology.

Bringing STEM to Students with Mobile Technology

Learn how mobile labs boost curiosity and STEM literacy in Rebecca Torchia’s article featured in EdTech Focus on K–12. From robotics to 3D printing and augmented reality, this article explores an array of mobile lab technologies and how they function.

Read here as Torchia shares how mobile labs

  • bring STEM activities to students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to engage in meaningful lessons;
  • incorporate early technology introductions to spark excitement in learners; and
  • create curiosity and revigorated interest in STEM careers.
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 learning disability innovation, STEM, and community investment. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in the month of September.

Learning Disabilities Innovation Hubs 

Sponsored by United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

The National Institutes of Health support the development of Learning Disabilities Innovation Hubs to address the etiology, manifestation, prevention, and remediation of specific learning disorders in children and adolescents impacting reading, writing, and mathematics. Suggested areas of focus are outlined in the program solicitation.

Deadline: Optional Letters of Intent are due 30 days prior to the application receipt date. Applications are due November 30, 2021.

Education Grants, Fluor Foundation

Sponsored by Google

Fluor Foundation makes grants that support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in communities where the company operates. Priority is given to programs that inspire and prepare students to excel in STEM and are committed to developing the next generation workforce, improving teacher effectiveness with emphasis on STEM student proficiency and persistence, and cultivating leadership skills in youth.

Letters of Inquiry are accepted year-round.

SCA Grants

Sponsored by Sony Corporation of America

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. 

Requests are accepted year-round.

Middle School Music Grants

Sponsored by Peter R. Marsh Foundation

The Peter R. Marsh Foundation awards Middle School Music Grants to support programs that develop students’ social and emotional intelligence through community service centered on music. Grants provide funds for enhancing middle school music education programs and require grant recipients to plan and present a minimum of three musical performances for senior audiences in their local community.

Deadline: Applications are accepted from September 1 through January 31, annually.

Literacy Grants

Sponsored by Nora Roberts Foundation

The Nora Roberts Foundation makes grants in the areas of literacy, children’s programs, arts, and humanitarian efforts. Literacy Grants are intended to empower people through literacy. Recent grants were used to fund literacy groups, theatre and arts education, new library projects, and humane education programs.

Deadline: Applications are due March 1, June 1, October 1, and December 1, annually.




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