Grants (all on going grants)

Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant Program The Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant Program is aimed at awarding grants of $500 for public schools and public libraries.

Pay It Forward Mini-Grants

Pay It Forward Mini-Grants are designed to fund one-time-only service-oriented projects identified by youth as activities they would like to perform to benefit their school, neighborhood, or greater community. Projects must contain a "pay it forward" focus - that is, they must be based on the concept of one person doing a favor for others, who in turn do favors for others, with the results growing exponentially - to be considered in the grant making process.

Animal Action Grants ( and ASPCA)

Grants awarded for working towards projects that serve to raise community awareness about animal welfare.

Kids In Need Teacher Grants

Kids In Need Teacher Grants provide K-12 educators with funding to provide innovative learning opportunities for their students. The Kids In Need Foundation helps to engage students in the learning process by supporting our most creative and important educational resource — our nation's teachers.

Turning Technologies' K-12 Grant Program

Turning Technologies is dedicated to the improvement of K-12 classrooms and the advancement of learning through technology. To this end, we have initiated the Turning Technologies' K-12 Grant Program to provide TurningPoint Student Response technology to 15 classrooms nationwide.
Dow Jones Newspaper Fund

The Newspaper Fund accepts proposals for two program strands designed to fulfill our mission of encouraging students to pursue careers in journalism: College Internship Residencies and High School Journalism Workshops. Additionally, the Fund will review unsolicited proposals that directly relate to the foundation's mission.

Siemens Competition

In partnership with the College Board, the Siemens Foundation established the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology and the Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement. The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing scholarships and increasing access to higher education for talented mathematics, science, engineering, and technology students in the United States. The Siemens Competition seeks to promote excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects. It fosters intensive research that improves students' understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in these disciplines.

Toshiba American Foundation

Since 1999, TAF has offered grants of up to $1,000 for teachers of Kindergarten through six grade . Any K-6 teacher in a public or private (not-for-profit) school is eligible. Also, Toshiba America Foundation contributes to the quality of science and mathematics education by investing in projects designed by classroom teachers to improve instruction for grades 7-12.

The NEA Foundation

The NEA Foundation supports a variety of efforts by teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff to improve student learning in the nation's public schools, colleges, and universities.

Lowe's Toolbox for Education

Lowe’s will donate $5 million to public schools and public school parent teacher groups - at more than 1,000 different public schools per school year.

National Library Week Grant

The Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week grant will award $3,000 to a single U.S. library for the best public awareness campaign during National Library Week 2009. All types of libraries and library organizations are welcome to apply.

Toyota International Teacher Program

Toyota International Teacher Program sends U.S. teachers abroad to experience foreign cultures and increase global understanding. Established in 1998 and administered by the Institute of International Education, the program now sends teachers to Japan, Galapagos Islands and Costa Rica.

Staples Foundation for Learning

The mission of Staples Foundation for Learning is to provide funding to programs that support or provide job skills and/or education for all people, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth.

CVS Caremark Community Grants

CVS focuses on a few key areas, including public schools for children with disabilities that promote a greater level of inclusion in student activities and extracurricular programs. CVS is devoted to supporting organizations that enrich the lives of children with disabilities through inclusive programs. Proposed programs must be fully inclusive where children with disabilities are full participants in an early childhood, adolescent or teenage program alongside their typically developing peers.

Target Field Trip Grants Target offers a total of 5,000 Field Trip Grants of up to $800 each to help "take education on the road."

The WNBA Eastman Grant

The grant honors Ann's commitment to education about publishing as well as her support of communication between librarian and publishers. The purpose of the grant is to help provide funds for a librarian to take a course or to participate in an intensive institute devoted to aspects of publishing as a profession.

Intel Science Talent Search

The country's premiere pre-college science competition, the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public, brings together the 40 best and brightest young scientific minds in America to compete for $1.25 million in awards and scholarships.

SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Environmental Excellence Awards

Since 1993, the Anheuser-Busch Adventure Parks have recognized the outstanding efforts of K-12 students and teachers across the country who are working at the grassroots level to protect and preserve the environment. The "SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Environmental Excellence Awards" provides school and community groups with a monetary award, national recognition and some well-deserved fun at one of our parks.

The American Immigration Law Foundation Teacher Grant Program

The AILF will award grants of $100 to $500 to fund K-12 grade level projects that provide education about immigrants and immigration. The Foundation seeks to fund activities that are innovative and support AILF's mission of promoting the benefits of immigrants to our nation.

Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

Every year, Vernier and the National Science Teacher’s Association present the most resourceful science teachers in the country with the Vernier Software & Technology/NSTA Technology Award. The awards, valued at $3000 each, will be given to seven educators judged to have created the best inquiry-based, hands-on learning activities using data-collection technology interfaced with computers, graphing calculators and other handheld devices.

National Schools of Character Awards Program Every year, the Character Education Partnership (CEP) names approximately 10 public and private schools and districts (K–12) as National Schools of Character (NSOC) for their outstanding work in character education. The awards program honors these exemplars, showcase their work, and facilitates their leadership in the field of character education.

Allen Foundation Inc. Grants

Established in 1975 by agricultural chemist William Webster Allen and based in Midland, Michigan, the Allen Foundation makes grants to projects that benefit human nutrition in the areas of education, training, and research.

AASL National School Library Media Program of the Year Award The National School Library Media Program of the Year (NSLMPY) Award honors school library media programs practicing their commitment to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information, as well as exemplifying implementation of "Information Power." The award recognizes exemplary school library media programs that are fully integrated into the school's curriculum. Each winning program receives a $10,000 prize ($30,000 total) donated by Follett Library Resources.

Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Science Teachers

Toyota TAPESTRY recognizes outstanding educators who are making a difference by demonstrating excellence and creativity in science teaching.

ExploraVision Awards

Now in its 17th year, ExploraVision encourages K-12 students of all interest, skill and ability levels to create and explore a vision of future technology by combining their imaginations with the tools of science. All inventions and innovations result from creative thinking and problem solving.

ING Unsung Heroes For more than 10 years, and with $3.0 million in awarded grants, ING Unsung Heroes has proven to be an A+ program with educators. The program’s “alumni” have inspired success in the classroom and impacted countless numbers of students. Each year, 100 educators are selected to receive $2,000 to help fund their innovative class projects.

The Barron Prize

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes honors outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet. Their leadership and courage make them true heroes and inspirations to us all. Each year, the Barron Prize selects ten winners nationwide. Half of the winners have focused on helping their communities and fellow beings; half have focused on protecting the health and sustainability of the environment.

The Gale/Library Media Connection TEAMS Award

The Gale/Library Media Connection TEAMS Award recognizes and encourages the critical collaboration between the teacher and media specialist to promote learning and increase student achievement.

Staples Foundation for Learning

The mission of Staples Foundation for Learning is to provide funding to programs that support or provide job skills and/or education for all people, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth.

Carnegie-Whitney Grant The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants for the preparation and publication, either in print and/or electronically, of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States.

Year-Round or Rolling-Basis A.L. Mailman Family Foundation

The Foundation maintains a national focus and supports organizations which are national in scope or reach more than one state. The Foundation has assets of just over $20 million and awards grants totaling approximately $1 million yearly.

Deadline: Year-round

Ben & Jerry's Foundation

The Mission of the Ben & Jerry's Foundation is to make the world a better place by empowering Ben & Jerry's employees to use available resources to support and encourage organizations that are working towards eliminating the underlying causes of environmental and social problems.

Deadline: Year-round is a simple way to provide students in need with resources that our public schools often lack. At this not-for-profit web site, teachers submit project proposals for materials or experiences their students need to learn. These ideas become classroom reality when concerned individuals, whom we call Citizen Philanthropists, choose projects to fund.

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Environmental Education Grant

The Grants Program sponsored by EPA's Environmental Education Division (EED), Office of Children's Health Protection and Environmental Education, supports environmental education projects that enhance the public's awareness, knowledge, and skills to help people make informed decisions that affect environmental quality. EPA awards grants each year based on funding appropriated by Congress.

Federal Grants Wire

Federal Grants Wire is a free resource for federal grants, government grants and loans. We currently offer over 1900 federal grants and loans organized by sponsoring agency, applicant type, subject area and a convenient directory if you are unsure which option is for you

Deadline: N/A Fund for Teachers

Fund for Teachers provides grants directly to teachers, supporting their professional learning. Their experiences come in many forms, and share the purpose of enhanced teaching skills. We believe that by experiencing personal and professional potential, teachers inspire students. Fund for Teachers' grants are awarded to teachers work-ing with students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Teachers submit proposals detailing how their fellowship will make them a better teacher and how their improved skills are to be implemented in the classroom, benefiting students, curricula and school. Teachers are awarded based on application quality and merit as judged by a committee.

Deadline: N/A Global Challenge Award

In the Global Challenge, teams of US high school students collaborate with international counterparts from October to May to address global climate change and compete for prizes and scholarship awards!

Deadline: Year-round is the federal government's online application system. It provides one central portal where organizations and individuals can electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in federal grants. is the access point for more than 1,000 grant programs offered by the 26 federal agencies that make grants.

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IBM Grants

IBM's philanthropic resources are allocated to specific projects and programs that fit within our targeted areas of interest. The overwhelming majority of grants are initiated by IBM, do not stem from unsolicited proposals, and involve multi-year commitments. Subsequent grants will grow out of these efforts after the current grants have run their course. While not encouraged, unsolicited proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Deadline: N/A IRA & RR Reading Conference Grant

Bruce Larkin, the published author of over four hundred early children’s books, including the extremely popular Larkin’s Little Readers Series, is pleased to announce IRA & RR Reading Conference Grants. One of Bruce Larkin's goals is to encourage and support early literacy efforts. In keeping with that mission, a large number of grants will be made available to help fund expenses for selected early literacy professionals (grades K-3) attending International Reading Association or Reading Recovery conferences.

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Intel Community Grants

Intel has a strong interest in supporting K–12/higher education and community programs that deliver the kind of educational opportunities that all students will need to prepare themselves to succeed in the 21st century. Intel vigorously supports education through grants for programs that advance science, math and technology education, particularly for women and underserved populations.

Deadline: Year-round Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation

The mission of the Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation is to fund innovative projects that foster connections between individuals, communities, the environment and the world at large. The foundation funds in a broad range of focus areas and is most interested in projects that require and/or inspire those directly benefiting from the project to give back to their communities both during the project and into the future.

Deadline: Year-round Grants for School and Youth Gardens

The National Gardening Association works with sponsoring companies and organizations to provide in-kind grants to projects that actively engage kids in the garden and improve the quality of life for their communities.

Deadline: Year-round [Deadlines range from September, October, November and March]

Mockingbird Charitable Funding

Through our book and album projects, the Mockingbird Foundation has sought to celebrate the music of Phish and the spirit of their fans. By doing so in creative and productive ways, we fulfill our mission of giving back to the larger communities around us, in the name of those very same fans. In the first three rounds of funding, and through several one-time grants, the Foundation has contributed over $250,000 to music education for children. The recipients of these grants have included schools, community centers, workshops, camps, and scholarship programs from Maine to California, from Appalaicha to the Southwest, and from Kentucky to Kosovo.

Deadline: Year-round [Deadlines of February 1 and/or August 1]

Mott Foundation Grants

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is a private foundation based in Flint, Michigan. Grants from the Foundation are made in four different programs: Civil Society, Environment, Flint Area and Pathways Out of Poverty.

Deadline: Year-round NEC Foundation of America

People with disabilities are challenged every day by barriers to communication and to full participation in society. Their access to and interest in technology leads the way for all of society to make progress toward improved global communication and technology innovations. Grants support development, application and awareness of assistive technology. Of particular interest is Universal Design. Our interest includes the science and technology education of young people with disabilities which reflects our conviction that they themselves will lead society to overcome barriers to communication, be they barriers imposed by distance, time or physical condition.

Deadline: Year-round National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to providing leadership in arts education. The arts are an essential component of education, and all children, not only those with specific artistic talent, benefit from an education in the arts including opportunities to create, perform, and communicate through various artistic media.

Deadline: Year-round National Endowment for the Humanities

NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

Deadline: Year-round Newman's Own Grants The Newman’s Own Foundation donate all the profits and royalties after taxes from Newman's Own, for educational and charitable purposes.

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Paul G. Allen Family Foundations

At the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, our vision for building healthy communities includes nurturing the arts, engaging children in learning, addressing the needs of vulnerable populations, and advancing scientific/technological discovery. Through direct grants, technical assistance, and knowledge dissemination, the Foundation works with nonprofit organizations to build their infrastructures, extend their reach, and bring effective programs to scale.

Deadline: Year-round Share the Technology Computer Reuse and Recycling Project

Many of the hundreds of thousands of used computers taken out of service every year are still perfectly usable and could be passed along to nonprofit organizations, schools, and people with disabilities [for schools and non-profits seeking computer donations].

Deadline: Year-round Sprint Citizenship

Programs that focus on responsible use of environmental resources, giving back to communities across the country, creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, and offering products and services that enrich our customers lives are critical to our mission as both an employer and a service provider.

Deadline: Year-round State Farm Insurance Company Grants

State Farm is committed to meeting the needs of our communities by focusing our giving in three areas: Safe Neighbors (safety), Strong Neighborhoods (community development), and Education Excellence (education). In addition, there's limited funding available to meet community-based needs.

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Teacher Loan Forgiveness

For a Stafford loan borrower to qualify for loan forgiveness of up to $17,500, the borrower must be employed full-time for five consecutive years as a highly qualified secondary school teacher of science or math or a highly qualified elementary or secondary school special education teacher. The increased amount of teacher loan forgiveness is only available to an individual who had no outstanding balance of principal or interest owing on any loan made, insured or guaranteed under Title IV of the HEA prior to October 1, 1998 and has borrowed eligible loans prior to October 1, 2005.

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Teaching Tolerance Grants For Teachers and Classrooms

Teaching Tolerance offers grants of $500 to $2500 to preK-12 classroom teachers for projects designed to reduce prejudice among youth, improve intergroup relations in schools and/or support educator professional development in these areas. Proposals from other community organizations and houses of worship will be considered on the basis of direct student impact.

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Texas Instruments Corporate Citizenship

Applications for grants from Texas Instruments are currently accepted through an online process (as well as requests for calculators, other products, and equipment donations).

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The Actuarial Foundation ASA Grant

The Actuarial Foundation--through its Advancing Student Achievement Mentoring program--awards monetary grants to schools throughout the United States and Canada. The basic requirement for schools seeking funding is that they develop a viable mentoring program involving actuaries in the teaching of mathematics to children in private and public schools.

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The Allstate Foundation Funding

The Allstate Foundation supports national and local programs that fit within three focus areas. Proposals for program support must address needs within one of the three focus areas to be considered for funding: safe and vital communities, economic empowerment, and tolerance, inclusion and diversity.

Deadline: N/A

The Big Read

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest. The Big Read brings together partners across the country to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment.

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The Coca-Cola Foundation

The Coca-Cola Company and its philanthropic arm, The Coca-Cola Foundation, aim to make a greater impact on the communities we serve around the world by being responsive to the citizenship priorities of the communities in which we live and work.

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The Do Something Awards

The Do Something Awards (formerly the BR !CK Awards) recognizes amazing young people—like, seriously amazing young people. Nine nominees—all young people who saw a problem in the world and then tackled it—will each won $10,000 for their cause.

Deadline: N/A The Dreyer's Foundation

In 1987, the company established the Dreyer's Foundation to give young people a better chance to achieve their potential. The mission of the Dreyer's Foundation is to promote family, school and community environments that build skills and foster talents in young people. Priority is given to programs/projects that affect a significant number of young people, foster the concept that it is better to teach young people how to learn than to simply give them answers to their problems, and that are unique and creative.

Deadline: Year-round The Educational Foundation of America

The EFA exists as an advocate for progressive change in our society. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the environment, reproductive freedom, theatre, education, medicine, drug policy reform, democracy, peace & national security issues and human services.

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The Framing Hope Product Donation Program

The Home Depot contributes building materials to nonprofit organizations involved in community rebuilding efforts through Gifts In Kind International, the world's leading organization in the field of product philanthropy. This national product donation program is open to nonprofits located in communities with local Home Depot stores.

Deadline: N/A The Global Fund for Women Grants

The Global Fund for Women supports women's groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. We strengthen women's right groups based outside the United States by providing small, flexible, and timely grants ranging from $500 to $20,000 for operating and program expenses. We value local expertise and believe that women themselves know best how to determine their needs and propose solutions for lasting change.

Deadline: Year-round The Hearst Foundations

The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address important issues within our major areas of interests – education, health, culture, and social service – and that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies. Within these areas, the Foundations generally provide endowment, program, and capital grant support. Private nonprofits with significant support from the philanthropic community are favored over those financed through government sources.

Deadline: Year-round The RGK Foundation

RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of Education, Community, and Medicine/Health. The Foundation's primary interests within Education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education.

Deadline: N/A The Spencer Foundation The primary mission of the Foundation, as articulated by its founder, Lyle M. Spencer, is "to investigate ways in which education can be improved, around the world." To achieve this goal, the Foundation is committed to supporting high-quality investigation of education through its research programs and to strengthening and renewing the educational research community through its fellowship and training programs and related activities.

Deadline: Year-round The Tech Museum Awards

The Tech Museum Awards is an international Awards program that honors innovators from around the world who are applying technology to benefit humanity.

Deadline: Year-round
Tiger Woods Foundation

Tiger Woods Foundation grants focus on providing opportunities to underserved youth, ages 5-17, with the average grant range between $2,500 and $25,000.

Deadline: Year-round USDA Food and Nutrition Services Grants

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), formerly known as the Food and Consumer Service, administers the nutrition assistance programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The mission of FNS is to provide children and needy families better access to food and a more healthful diet through its food assistance programs and comprehensive nutrition education efforts .

Deadline: Year-round Verizon Foundation

Organizations seeking grants must actively support programs that address the Verizon Foundation's focus areas of education, literacy, domestic violence prevention or technology for healthcare and healthcare accessibility.

Deadline: Rolling-basis [January 1st through November 2nd] W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.

Deadline: Rolling-basis Wal-Mart Community Grants The Wal-Mart Foundation today continues to support local, state and national organizations that provide opportunities for individuals and families to live better. To learn more about requesting a grant from your local Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club, please contact the Community Involvement

Coordinator at the Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club location closest to you.

Deadline: N/A Walter S. Johnson Foundation

The Education program seeks to prepare young people, ages 14–24, who are not on track to graduate or are first generation college-goers, to complete high school and obtain post-secondary credentials . The Youth program seeks to help undeserved youth, ages 14–24, to make successful transitions to adulthood. If funding criteria is met, a letter of inquiry is required, and accepted throughout the year.

Deadline: Rolling-basis