Top 5 April Funding Opportunities
April showers bring May flowers. GetEdFunding’s grant seekers used the month of April to work hard at finding the perfect funding opportunity, and now they’re reaping the rewards of their hard work this May. Here are the grants GetEdFunding members viewed the most in the month of April.
American Honda Foundation Education Grants
Sponsored by American Honda Foundation
The American Honda Foundation supports education with a specific focus on the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); the environment; job training; and literacy. It engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs, and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, scientific, humanistic, and innovative.
Deadlines: August 1 and February 1, annually
Dollar General Youth Literacy Grants
Sponsored by Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas:
- Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs.
- Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives.
- Purchasing books, materials, or software for literacy programs.
Deadline: May 19, 2016
Sponsored by Shell Oil Company
Shell makes educational grants to qualified nonprofit groups, with special consideration given to requests from organizations in or near communities in the United States where Shell Oil Company has a major presence.
Shell’s funding priorities in the area of education include increasing interest in technical careers among students, and professional development in science and mathematics for educators. Funding is provided to support programs in kindergarten through grade 12 that are designed to boost students’ mathematics and science skills. At the university level, Shell supports programs that aid engineering and geoscience students and departments.
Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round.
Connect A Million Minds
Sponsored by Time Warner Cable
Connect A Million Minds recognizes that hands-on learning opportunities are often the catalyst that sparks a young person’s lifelong exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Additionally, these experiences help middle and high school students develop the skills they will need in order to become tomorrow’s problem solvers. Programs that Connect A Million Minds supports include after-school programs, mentorship programs, exhibits, competitions, science fairs, and apprenticeship programs related to STEM.
Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Sponsored by Boeing Company Charitable Trust
Education is one of the areas of focus for Boeing’s corporate-giving program. Boeing intends to help students gain fundamental twenty-first century skills relevant to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), such as the ability to think critically and solve problems, collaborate well, be creative, and communicate effectively. Boeing funds early learning, educator leadership development, and problem-based learning.
Deadlines: Deadlines vary by location.