Top 5 Trending Funding Opportunities
February may be the shortest month, but GetEdFunding’s grant seekers made the most of it by uncovering the latest in education-related funding opportunities. Here are the grants GetEdFunding members enjoyed the most in the month of February.
Together Counts Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes
Sponsored by Discovery Communications and Playworld Systems, Inc.
The Together Counts Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes is an annual competition that invites entries on behalf of US schools and nonprofit early childhood learning centers. All winners are selected by random drawing. Two grand prizewinners receive cash and prizes to improve each school’s wellness programs, as well as a new playground provided by the sweepstakes cosponsor, Playworld Systems. Three runner-up schools win second prize and receive materials to enhance their wellness programs.
Deadline: March 25, 2016
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
Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant Program
Sponsored by Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation
The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) seeks ways to provide the tools that help educators and nonprofit parent groups through these challenging times efficiently and with the greatest impact. The foundation has helped more than 1,000 schools across the country create reading gardens, build playgrounds and implement other improvement projects that help strengthen their schools and their communities.
Deadline: September 26, 2016
Community Action Grants
Sponsored by AAUW
AAUW, through its Community Action Grants Program, provides funds to individuals, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations, and local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or nondegree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls. Special consideration is given to projects focused on kindergarten through grade 12 and community college girls’ and women’s achievement in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, and to those projects that seek community partners such as local schools or school districts, businesses, and other community-based organizations.
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Sponsored by Sony Corporation of America
Sony Corporation of America 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. Priority is given to efforts that promote literacy and basic educational competency. Previous education grants have supported environmental education, arts education, youth mentoring, and quality education for at-risk students.
Deadline: Requests are accepted year-round.