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Grants and Funding Opportunities
- Air Force Association Educator Grants
The Air Force Association provides grants to public schools to support science and environment programs. Grants up to $250 are awarded per request and must be used for aerospace education-related items/activities such as books, videotapes, aerospace-oriented field trips, and aerospace education days. For more information, visit the Air Force Association Educator Grants Web site. Deadlines are March 31 for the spring cycle and September 30 for the fall cycle.
- American Association of Educators (AAE) Classroom Grants
AAE's Classroom grants can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audiovisual equipment, and lab materials. Classroom grants are available to all educators. Application deadlines are October 1 and March 1. For more details, visit the web site: www.aaeteachers.org/index.php/member-benefits/scholarships-and-grants.
- American Honda Foundation Grants
The foundation awards grants of up to $75,000 to K-12 schools, colleges, universities, trade schools, and others for programs that benefit youth and scientific education. "Scientific education" encompasses physical and life sciences, mathematics, and the environmental sciences. The foundation is seeking programs that meet the following characteristics: scientific, dreamful (imaginative), creative, humanistic, youthful, innovative, and forward thinking. Deadlines to apply for the grants are May 1, August 1, November 1, and February 1. For more information visit http://corporate.honda.com/america/philanthropy.aspx.
- Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers
The American Association of Physics Teachers (AATP) offers scholarships for future high school physics teachers. This scholarship is supported by an endowment funded by Barbara Lotze. To apply you must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in physics teacher preparation curricula and high school seniors entering such programs are eligible. Also, you must be a U.S. citizen attending a U.S. school. Recipients of the award will receive a stipend up to $2,000. The scholarship can be granted to the awarded for up to four years. Deadline: Applications are accepted year round, but must be received by December 1 to be reviewed.
- Classroom Materials Donation Forum
Teachers looking for materials for classroom activities need look no further than DonorsChoose.org. This website offers a unique opportunity for individuals to donate to the education and enrichment of young children across the country. The website is designed so that teachers are able to petition for any relevant material they may need but are currently unable to obtain. Teachers simply ask for specific materials that they desire for a particular project, and members of the community donate funds toward these proposals. Deadline: Requests accepted throughout the year.
- Cyber-Sierra's Conservation Grants Center
Find grants and funding for environmental education, conservation, ecology and natural resource projects. Applications accepted throughout the year.
- EPA Funding Directory for Environmental Projects
"Funding Opportunities: A Directory of Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Environmental Protection Assistance Programs" provides an extensive list of grants available from EPA, other federal agencies, state governments, and private foundations. Grants are organized by topic, with detailed descriptions and contact information for each grant. The document also provides links to online resources with more information. Various Ongoing Grants Available.
- Funding Opportunities (US Department of Education)
Grant and contract information from U.S. DOE, including departmental guidelines, regulations, and Federal Register grant related documents. Various Ongoing Grants Available.
- Funding Programs (Grades Pre-K through 12)
There are funds just waiting to be found. The website will tell you how to start looking for different grants that are available. Applications accepted throughout the year.
- Grants for School & Youth Gardens
The National Gardening Association works with sponsoring companies and organizations, providing in-kind grants to projects that actively engage kids in the garden and improve the quality of life within their communities. Interested schools or organizations must plan to garden with at least 15 kids, between the ages of 3 and 18 (Mantis Award open to non-youth individuals). Please refer to individual grants for further details and requirements. Deadline: Visit website for details.
- Great Lake Basin Program for Erosion and Sediment Control Funding
Eligible applicants include units of state, county and municipal government; tribal authorities; watershed councils; soil and water conservation districts; academic institutions; environmental groups; and other non-federal public entities or nonprofit organizations in the United States. Applications only accepted electronically. For more information, contact Tom Crane firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-665-9135. Deadline: Varies.
- Great Lakes Protection Fund
Funds projects that lead to tangible improvements in the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem, promote the interdependence of healthy ecological and economic systems, and are innovative, creative, and venturesome. Deadline: awarded quarterly (March, June, Sept., Dec.).
- Intel Community Grants
Intel Corporation provides grants to support K-12 education and community projects. Intel vigorously supports education through grants for programs that advance science, math, and technology education, particularly for women and underserved populations. Intel's community grant program specifically focuses on providing grants to K-12 STEM programs, environmental education (ecology, recycling and resource conservation) and community programs (food banks, shelters, youth programs, etc.). Community grant awards typically range between $5K - 10K. Applications are evaluated on a competitive basis each quarter. The quarterly submission deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. For more information, please visit the Web site: www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/corporate-responsibility/applying-for-grants.html.
- Living in a Material World Grants
The ASM Minerals education foundation is providing 10 grants of $500 dollars annually to help K-12 teachers to bring natural mineral resource into their classrooms. The goals of these grants are to enhance awareness of materials science and to explain the role of materials scientists in today's society. Applicants must submit a two page paper on the curriculum surrounding the uses of minerals on a hands-on project involving mathematics, communications and science skills learned by the students. The deadline for submissions is May 25, 2013. For more information, visit http://www.asminternational.org/portal/site/www/foundation/educators/k-12-grants/
- Mott Foundation
The Mott Foundation facilitates effective planning, networking, organizing and communication among individuals and groups fighting for environmental, economic and social justice. Lists more than 400 people of color, grant opportunities, resource and legal groups from 40 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico.
Various Ongoing Grants Available.
- National Education Association Student Achievement Grants
The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students' habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Applications may be submitted at any time, and educators of students from Pre K through college are invited to apply.
- NEA Foundation-Nickelodeon Big Help Grants
The NEA Foundation-Nickelodeon Big Help Grants are available in the form of Student Achievement grants to K-8 public school educators. The Big Help Grants program is dedicated to work that addresses four key concerns: environmental awareness, health and wellness, students' right to a quality public education, and active community involvement. Proposals for work that advances low-income and minority student success with honors, advanced placement, and other challenging curricula are particularly encouraged. Practicing U.S. public school teachers, public school education support professionals, and faculty and staff members at public institutions of higher education may apply. The maximum grant amount is $5,000. Deadlines are February 1, June 1, and October 15 each year. For more information and to apply, please see the NEA Foundation-Nickelodeon Big Help Grants web site.
- Pets in the Classroom Grants for Pre-K through 8th Grade Teachers
Pets in the Classroom grants are offered to Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth grade classes. These grants, ranging from coupons to rebate grants of up to $150, are intended to support pets or aquariums in the classroom. Classroom pets are great for teaching children how to care for their pets responsibly. The welfare of the small animals involved is of paramount importance. These grants must not be used for the purposes of research or experiments of any kind. They also may not be spent for overhead or administrative costs, and grants are only issued once per classroom per school year. DEADLINE: Open
- Qwest for Education
Qwest for Education focuses on enriching the lives of children by supporting solid K-12 educational programs. The Foundation will consider programs that support innovative models to strengthen K-12 public school education, improvement of skills and leadership of educators, and effective use of technology to improve K-12 public school instruction.
Various Ongoing Grants Available.
- School Garden Grants Program
Supports school gardens. Priority is given to programs that help kids learn about complex topics like sustainability and conservation, food systems and community awareness. Grant Amounts: $2,000. Visit www.wholekidsfoundation.org/gardengrants.php for more information.
- Seeds for Education Grants
This Grant Program gives small monetary grants to schools for the purpose of establishing outdoor learning centers. Grant recipients are those which most successfully reflect the Wild Ones mission to educate and share information about the benefits of using native plants in landscaping and promoting biodiversity and sound practices. To be considered for the annual award, applicants must submit an electronic application by October 15th of the year prior to the grant year. Notification of awards will be made by February 15th of the grant year. Please visit www.wildones.org/seededuc.html for details.
- Toshiba Grants
There are two grant programs through the Toshiba America Foundation; the first is for grades k-5, and the second is through grades 6-12. These grants are awarded to teachers based on their ability to engage students in challenging topics in science and math. The deadline for the first program is October 1st each year, and the second is (check toshiba website).
- Verizon Foundation Grants
Verizon awards grants to innovative, technology based approaches to literacy and K-12 education. The Verizon Foundation focuses on supporting education, health care and sustainability. Elementary and secondary schools (public and private) registered with the National Center for Education Statistics, as well as eligible nonprofits, may apply for grants of up to $10,000. Verizon Foundation accepts proposals online from January 1 through October 1 and will make a decision within 90 days. For more information please visit the Verizon Foundation Web site at www.verizonfoundation.org/grants/.
Water Quality Monitoring Volunteer Opportunity
Five volunteer organizations have been awarded grants by the Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) to assist the state of Michigan in monitoring water quality. These grants were awarded through the MiCorps Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program, which provides specialized training so that these volunteer groups would be able to obtain high-quality data on the state's water resources. Some of the work these volunteer organizations will be doing include monitoring small water-dwelling organisms, such as worms or mollusks, which can be affected by change in water quality as well as providing food for fish and other higher organisms. They also will be looking for traces of pollution by monitoring the water's chemistry.
- Young Explorers Grant
The National Geographic Society's Young Explorers Grants for 18-25 year-olds to pursue research, exploration, and conservation-related projects consistent with National Geographic's existing grant programs. Grants vary in amount ($2,000 to $5,000) depending on the significance of the project.
- Youth Venture
Youth Venture provides seed money grants of up to $1,000 for new youth-created, youth-led, sustainable ventures that benefit the community. Youth ages 12-20 who want to start a new ongoing environmental club or organization can get guidance on how to plan, organize, and launch their venture, along with funds for start-up expenses. Visit the website to get information and start the application process.
Applications accepted throughout the year