Grants

EnvisionEdPlus understands that schools and non-profits continually struggle to find funding to support their programs.  As a free service we provide a comprehensive list of grant opportunities available at both the national and regional level (Midwest). 

The following grants are currently accepting applications.  EnvisionEdPlus will update this list regularly to ensure our partners have the best chance of accessing grant funding.  If your organization is interested in one of these grants, but you do not have the capacity to write the application on your own, Contact EnvisionEdPlus and we can lend a hand. 

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EvisionEdPlus Pick of the Week 


Week of July 20: (NEW) Goodrich Foundation

The Goodrich Foundation recognizes that its future success depends on a workforce with the right skills in science, mathematics, and technology, and is committed to investing in these vital areas. The foundation’s grants support the following three focus areas: advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education; supporting vibrant communities; and building sustainable cities. Within the STEM education focus area, the foundation seeks to support STEM education programs focused on the next generation of engineers and scientists in kindergarten through grade 12 and higher education. The foundation primarily supports national groups or organizations that have the potential to have widespread impact, such as university or museum programs. Applications are completed online and are due March 1 and August 1, annually. Next deadline August 1, 2015.


Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants are awarded for general organizational support or to fund specific projects in the foundation’s priority areas: (1) protecting Earth’s beauty and bounty; (2) creating a robust, healthy food system; (3) increasing opportunities for outdoor activity; (4) reducing environmental health hazards; and (5) building stronger communities. In previous years, the foundation has awarded grants to nonprofit organizations that support innovative education programs at multiple levels. Examples include a garden-as-classroom work-study program to empower low-income kindergarten through grade 12 students; a climate change education program for high school students; a biking program for children and adults with physical disabilities; wilderness field trips for urban youth; confidence-building adventures for children with special needs; a summer camp for children and families living with diabetes; and STEM education programs. The average grant awarded is $8,000 Applications are due February 15, May 15, August 15, and November 1, annually. Next deadline: August 15, 2015. 


Week of August 3: (NEW) Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation funds projects that support kindergarten through grade 12 public education and community improvement. Within these areas, the foundation is primarily committed to supporting projects that have the greatest impact on its communities and align with Lowe’s core business of home improvement. Community Partners Grants help communities by providing monetary assistance for support of high-need projects such as building renovations or upgrades, grounds improvement, technology upgrades, and safety improvements. 

Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and public agencies serving communities in which Lowe operates stores or distribution centers. Interested applicants are required to take a short eligibility test. Applications are accepted online.Awards range from $2,000 to $100,000. Most awards range from $5,000 to $25,000. Spring cycle applications are accepted March 30 through May 29, 2015. Fall cycle applications are accepted June 29 through August 28, 2015. Next deadline: August 28, 2015.

Week of August 10: (NEW) Lockheed Martin STEM Education Outreach

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are the major focuses of Lockheed Martin’s education outreach activity. To continue America’s technological advantage and strengthen the workforce pipeline, Lockheed Martin provides funding to STEM education outreach activities for students across the entire kindergarten through grade 16 spectrum. The company supports programs, events, and campaigns that focus on student achievement, teacher development, and gender and ethnic diversity. Eligible applicants are located or operating in a community in which Lockheed Martin has employees or business interests. Application must be submitted through Lockheed Martin’s online CyberGrants system. Applications are accepted year-round, with evaluations performed quarterly. Some grant applications may not be considered until the next year’s budget cycle, particularly those received in the second half of the year.


Week of August 17: (NEW) Serve Ohio Make a Difference Day

ServeOhio, along with its corporate Stewards of Service, Honda of America and AEP Ohio, announce the availability of grants to support community service projects organized for Make A Difference Day on Saturday, October 24, 2015. Grant awards will range between $500 to $1,000.

How can the funding be used?
The mini-grants support projects that create or improve community assets or infrastructure such as parks, schools, senior centers, community gardens or low-income homes through community volunteer engagement. Funds may be used for:
• Supplies/materials
• Equipment rental
• Food for volunteers
• Publicity/recruitment

Who is eligible to apply?
Non-profit and public organizations in Ohio including, but not limited to, volunteer centers, school districts, community colleges, universities, and local governments are eligible to apply.
 The application deadline is Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 5:00 PM. We look forward to receiving your application!



Grants with Upcoming Deadlines    


2015 Grant Deadlines


August Deadlines 

(NEW) Goodrich Foundation

The Goodrich Foundation recognizes that its future success depends on a workforce with the right skills in science, mathematics, and technology, and is committed to investing in these vital areas. The foundation’s grants support the following three focus areas: advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education; supporting vibrant communities; and building sustainable cities. Within the STEM education focus area, the foundation seeks to support STEM education programs focused on the next generation of engineers and scientists in kindergarten through grade 12 and higher education. The foundation primarily supports national groups or organizations that have the potential to have widespread impact, such as university or museum programs. Applications are completed online and are due March 1 and August 1, annually. Next deadline August 1, 2015.


The mission of the Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation is to maintain a spirit of volunteerism and philanthropy as defining characteristics of Darden Restaurants. The Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation carries out this mission by focusing its philanthropic efforts on these key program areas: Access to Postsecondary Education Through our Recipe for Success ™ initiative, we support organizations that: Positively impact the educational prospects of underserved youth, ages 14 to 18, in middle and high school; Provide access to the tools and information needed to pursue higher education (e.g. 2-4 year college, culinary or technical school). Deadlines are quarterly: January 1, April 1, August 1 or October 1. Next deadline: August 1, 2015. 


(NEW) Summer of Creativity Service Learning Grants for Young People

Young people, if you have an idea to improve your community, Youth Service America wants to help. The organization's Summer of Creativity Grant program is designed to provide young change-makers with seed funding for creative community improvement projects. The grant program is for young people who are "creating lasting, positive change" in their volunteer or community work, and projects can be related to health, sustainability, safety, education or beautification.Up to 125 grants of $500.  D
eadline: August 10, 2015


(NEW) generationOn

generationOn is accepting grant applications for Family Volunteer Day support. Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together, supporting their neighborhoods, communities and the world. This year Family Volunteer Day takes place on November 21, 2015 and is being powered by generationOn and sponsored by Disney Friends for Change, a global initiative that inspires kids and families to take action to help people, communities and the planet. In 2015, Family Volunteer Day will:
* Engage and inspire families across the country and around the world to participate in this signature day for families.
* Provide an opportunity for families and organizations to share their story of volunteering for a chance to win prizes.

This year generationOn will be offering grants to schools, HandsOn Network Affiliates and other non-profit partners. There will be two types of grant amounts awarded based on the scope of the project and size of the organization undertaking the project. Grants will be awarded in increments of $500 or $1000. While there are no restrictions on the type of project(s) you may propose in this grant application, generationOn is interested in supporting organizations to mobilize a range of families in service on Family Volunteer Day, including families that may be new to volunteering and/or families who are more often the recipient of service than a participant in service. generationOn will be accepting, reviewing and processing applications on a rolling basis until all funds have been dispersed. The application period will close on August 14, 2015 at 12pm ET. 
Deadline: August 14, 2015

(NEW) Clif Bar Family Foundation’s Small Grants 

Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants are awarded for general organizational support or to fund specific projects in the foundation’s priority areas: (1) protecting Earth’s beauty and bounty; (2) creating a robust, healthy food system; (3) increasing opportunities for outdoor activity; (4) reducing environmental health hazards; and (5) building stronger communities. In previous years, the foundation has awarded grants to nonprofit organizations that support innovative education programs at multiple levels. Examples include a garden-as-classroom work-study program to empower low-income kindergarten through grade 12 students; a climate change education program for high school students; a biking program for children and adults with physical disabilities; wilderness field trips for urban youth; confidence-building adventures for children with special needs; a summer camp for children and families living with diabetes; and STEM education programs. The average grant awarded is $8,000 Applications are due February 15, May 15, August 15, and November 1, annually. Next deadline: August 15, 2015. 


(NEW) Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation funds projects that support kindergarten through grade 12 public education and community improvement. Within these areas, the foundation is primarily committed to supporting projects that have the greatest impact on its communities and align with Lowe’s core business of home improvement. Community Partners Grants help communities by providing monetary assistance for support of high-need projects such as building renovations or upgrades, grounds improvement, technology upgrades, and safety improvements.  Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and public agencies serving communities in which Lowe operates stores or distribution centers. Interested applicants are required to take a short eligibility test. Applications are accepted online.Awards range from $2,000 to $100,000. Most awards range from $5,000 to $25,000. Spring cycle applications are accepted March 30 through May 29, 2015. Fall cycle applications are accepted June 29 through August 28, 2015. Next deadline: August 28, 2015.



(NEW) Hot Planet/Cool Athlete Grants

Environmental advocacy group Protect Our Winters, in partnership with The North Face, is providing one-time grants to schools for student-led projects that "take serious action against climate change." Grants can be for projects related to recycling or composting, developing clean energy initiatives and other sustainability-related ideas. The key is that proposals must be developed and submitted by students. For inspiration, check out the list of past winners online. Prize: One grant of $5,000 is available during each proposal period. Deadline: August 31, 2015 and January 15, 2016.  Next Deadline: August 31, 2015. 

Amateur Chamber Music Workshop Grant 

The ACMP Foundation supports the mission and initiatives of the Amateur Chamber Music Players, Inc. The Chamber Music Workshop Grants program awards funds to support chamber music camps and workshops for older students and amateur adult musicians. Grants generally go toward coaches’ salaries, reducing registration costs for participants, and scholarships. The foundation supports both startup and established workshop programs. Check the list of past recipients on the website for examples of programs that have received funding and grant amounts. An application form and grant guidelines are available online to download. The application form requires specific information on the planned event and estimated budget. Preferably, completed applications should be mailed to the foundation contact address. Alternatively, applications may be emailed. Grant applications are due April 30, August 31, and December 31, annually. Grants are announced an average of 45 days after each application deadline. Next Deadline: August 31, 2015.


September Deadlines 

Bayer USA Foundation 

The Bayer USA Foundation has developed a strategic grant making plan that welcomes proposals from 501(c)(3) organizations whose programming matches at least one of the following areas:  Education and Workforce Development: innovative, hands-on, inquiry-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs.  Environment and Sustainability: programs that provide environmental education opportunities for youth, programs around green building and energy-efficiency, and programs supporting issue-related work around sustainability. Health and Human Services: organizations that provide unique and valuable services to communities from housing and hunger to emergency response and economic empowerment to youth services and health advocacy.  Arts and Culture: arts, culture, and social service organizations in major Bayer site communities; programs should focus on education or advocacy initiatives aimed at youth or underserved populations. The Bayer USA Foundation provides funding to organizations that serve the communities in which Bayer employees live and work (California, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia) as well as society at large. Programs of national scope must have national reach and impact to be considered for funding. An eligibility prescreening is required for all new submissions to ensure that the proposal or project falls within the foundation’s giving guidelines. Applicants whose submissions pass the prescreening will be able to submit a brief concept paper. After initial review, organizations with projects of interest will be contacted to submit a more comprehensive proposal for further review.  The Bayer USA Foundation Board of Directors reviews proposals twice a year, typically in February and October. Applicants receive confirmation when an application is received and are notified in writing of the Bayer USA Foundation’s decision.  Next Deadline: September 15, 2015. 


The Ball Foundation supports education, recycling, and community engagement. Eligible applicants are accredited public and private schools and universities, and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Applicants must be geographically located near Ball Corporation facilities in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Applicants may propose projects that support kindergarten through grade 12 education, higher education, business-education partnerships, and other local needs. There is a preference for proposals that emphasize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education; support diversity by providing opportunities for educational achievement and diverse thought regardless of racial and ethnic background, gender, or economic status; or provide education about the benefits of recycling to protect the environment. Funding to individual schools is generally limited to higher educational institutions, except when the foundation matches qualifying contributions made to schools through Ball manufacturing facilities. Eligibility:Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)Award(s):Awards vary.Deadline(s):There are generally two annual grant cycles (March 6, and September 18). Next Deadline: September 18, 2015. 


(NEW) Green Thumb Challenge Grants

The Green Education Foundation and Gardener's Supply Company are looking to help established youth gardening projects in the U.S. Through the Green Thumb Challenge Grant program, the organizations are asking schools and youth groups to submit "chronicles of their garden projects" for a chance to win funds to support the continuation of successful projects.
Prize: One school or youth group will receive a $250 prize. 
Deadline: September 30, 2015


(NEW) Kids in Need Teacher Grant Applications

Kids In Need Foundation grants are designed to help teachers purchase classroom materials for innovative projects. There are two different programs. One program supports teachers' projects in any subject area, and these projects are judged on creativity and educational merit. Teachers can also select a project from a list of more than 1,200 ideas and apply for funding through the second program.  Grants are available from $100 to $500.
Deadline: September 30

(NEW) Target Field Trip Grants

Would you like to take your students on a field trip next year, but the challenge is funding is holding you back? Consider applying for a Target grant for class field trips. Each year, Target supports teachers across the country, providing small, one-time grants to help fund the out-of-class learning experiences. Interested grant seekers can apply online and view local learning field trips that have been funded.
Prize: Grants are available up to $700. 
Deadline: September 30, 2015.


(NEW)  Classics for Kids Foundation Matching Instrument Grants

The Classics for Kids Foundation supports school music programs throughout the U.S. by "providing matching grants for new stringed instruments." The foundation's instrument grants go to organizations that can provide evidence of need and that can raise matching funds. Interested schools and non-profit groups can apply online: A variety of matching grant prizes are available. 
Deadline(s): September 30, December 31 and March 31  annually. Next Deadline: September 30, 2015. 

Captain Planet Foundation

The Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) funds innovative hands-on environmental projects to encourage youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their homes, schools, and communities. The foundation’s mission is to promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment. Grants from the Captain Planet Foundation are intended to serve as a catalyst to getting environment-based education in schools, and to inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities. 
The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million. Eligibility:Public, Private, Other (including homeschool), Charter. Award(s):Preference is given to requests seeking funding of $500 or less and to applicants who have secured at least 50% matching or in-kind funding for their projects. On occasion, CPF will consider awarding grants up to $2,500.Deadline(s): Applications are due February 28 and September 30, annually. Next deadline: September 30, 2015.

October Deadlines 


Association of American Educators Foundation Classroom Grant 

Classroom grants can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials. Funds must be used within one year of the application deadline.
Classroom grants are available to all full-time educators who have not received a scholarship or grant from AAE in the previous three grant cycles (or 18 months). Awards are competitive. AAE members receive additional weight in the scoring rubric. Grants are available for up to $500. Rolling deadlines:  March 1st and October 1st annually.  Next deadline: October 1, 2015. 

School Lounge Makeover from California Casualty

Win a School Lounge Makeover, valued at $7,500, courtesy of California Casualty.  Although you can only enter the School Lounge Makeover contest once, so can every other employee at your school. The more entries received from your school, the more chances you have to win a $7,500 makeover of your school lounge, This contest is open to educators that are members of the National Education Association in the following states: AZ, AR, ID, IA, LA, MD, MN, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY, CA, CO, DC, MS, SC, AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MO, NH, NJ, NC, PA, RI, TN, VT, VA, WV. Deadline: October 2, 2015. 

Learning and Leadership Grants (Sponsored by  NEA Foundation)

The NEA Foundation's Learning and Leadership Grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education. Grants are awarded for one of two purposes: (1) to fund high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research; or (2) to fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences. 
Deadlines: February 1, June 1, and October 15, annually. Next deadline: October 15. 

(NEW) Teacher Grants from the NEA Foundation

Currently, the NEA offers grants in two categories, including “Student Achievement” and “Learning & Leadership." Both programs have a Feb. 1 deadline. Student Achievement grants are designed to help teachers engage students in critical thinking and problem solving in standards-based subject matter. Winning programs should also improve students' inquiry, self-paced learning, and critical reflection skills. The Learning & Leadership grants fund professional development experiences and collegiate study for educators. Grants range from $2,000 to $5,000. 
Deadline: October 15, 2015. 


(NEW)  Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grants

The annual Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant program is a great source of funding for improvement projects at public schools in the U.S. Grant funding falls into three categories, including "technology upgrades, tools for STEM programs, and facility renovations and safety improvements. If you're looking to beautify your school, or enhance your technology and STEM offerings, this is the program for you. Grants can range from $2,000 to $100,000, which a large majority falling in the $2,000 to $5,000 range.
Deadline: October 16, 2015.



November Deadlines 

(NEW) Math Grants from NCTM

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is offering dozens of grants for math educators. Through the organization's Mathematics Education Trust, educators can apply for grants, scholarships, and awards, and there are programs for all different types of work, from in-class projects, to math-related research and professional development. Grant programs are available for in-service and pre-service math educators.  
Funding ranges from $1,200 to $24,000. Deadline: November 6, 2015

December Deadlines 



2016 Grant Deadlines

January Deadlines 

(NEW) Hot Planet/Cool Athlete Grants

Environmental advocacy group Protect Our Winters, in partnership with The North Face, is providing one-time grants to schools for student-led projects that "take serious action against climate change." Grants can be for projects related to recycling or composting, developing clean energy initiatives and other sustainability-related ideas. The key is that proposals must be developed and submitted by students. For inspiration, check out the list of past winners online. Prize: One grant of $5,000 is available during each proposal period. 2 Annual Deadlines: August 31, 2015 and January 15, 2016.  Next Deadline: January 15, 2016. 


The D’Addario Music Foundation awards grants and product donations to educational programs that offer sustained opportunities for active participation in music for children and adults, particularly for those who might not otherwise have the opportunity. Eligible applicants are programs with 501(c)(3) nonprofit designation, as well as educational institutions and other public entities. Symphony orchestras and their outreach programs are not eligible. The application process is electronic. All new applicants or organizations that have not been funded by the D’Addario Music Foundation in the past two years are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry as their first step. There are two annual grant cycles, one for the first half of the year and one for the second half of the year. The average grant awarded is $2,500.Deadline(s):Letters of Inquiry are due January 31 and July 31, annually. Full proposals are due March 15 and September 15, annually. Next deadline: January 31, 2015.

February Deadlines 

Learning and Leadership Grants (Sponsored by  NEA Foundation)

The NEA Foundation's Learning and Leadership Grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education. Grants are awarded for one of two purposes: (1) to fund high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research; or (2) to fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences. 
Deadlines: February 1, June 1, and October 15, annually. Next deadline: February 1, 2016. 

Bayer USA Foundation 

The Bayer USA Foundation has developed a strategic grant making plan that welcomes proposals from 501(c)(3) organizations whose programming matches at least one of the following areas:  Education and Workforce Development: innovative, hands-on, inquiry-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs.  Environment and Sustainability: programs that provide environmental education opportunities for youth, programs around green building and energy-efficiency, and programs supporting issue-related work around sustainability. Health and Human Services: organizations that provide unique and valuable services to communities from housing and hunger to emergency response and economic empowerment to youth services and health advocacy.  Arts and Culture: arts, culture, and social service organizations in major Bayer site communities; programs should focus on education or advocacy initiatives aimed at youth or underserved populations. The Bayer USA Foundation provides funding to organizations that serve the communities in which Bayer employees live and work (California, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia) as well as society at large. Programs of national scope must have national reach and impact to be considered for funding. An eligibility prescreening is required for all new submissions to ensure that the proposal or project falls within the foundation’s giving guidelines. Applicants whose submissions pass the prescreening will be able to submit a brief concept paper. After initial review, organizations with projects of interest will be contacted to submit a more comprehensive proposal for further review.  The Bayer USA Foundation Board of Directors reviews proposals twice a year, typically in February and October. Applicants receive confirmation when an application is received and are notified in writing of the Bayer USA Foundation’s decision.  Next Deadline: Approximately February 15, 2016. 

Captain Planet Foundation

The Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) funds innovative hands-on environmental projects to encourage youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their homes, schools, and communities. The foundation’s mission is to promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment. Grants from the Captain Planet Foundation are intended to serve as a catalyst to getting environment-based education in schools, and to inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities. 
The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million. Eligibility:Public, Private, Other (including homeschool), Charter. Award(s):Preference is given to requests seeking funding of $500 or less and to applicants who have secured at least 50% matching or in-kind funding for their projects. On occasion, CPF will consider awarding grants up to $2,500.Deadline(s): Applications are due February 28 and September 30, annually. Next deadline: September 30, 2015.

March Deadlines 

Association of American Educators Foundation Classroom Grant 

Classroom grants can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials. Funds must be used within one year of the application deadline.
Classroom grants are available to all full-time educators who have not received a scholarship or grant from AAE in the previous three grant cycles (or 18 months). Awards are competitive. AAE members receive additional weight in the scoring rubric. Grants are available for up to $500. Rolling deadlines:  March 1st and October 1st annually.  Next deadline: March 1, 2016. 


The Ball Foundation supports education, recycling, and community engagement. Eligible applicants are accredited public and private schools and universities, and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Applicants must be geographically located near Ball Corporation facilities in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Applicants may propose projects that support kindergarten through grade 12 education, higher education, business-education partnerships, and other local needs. There is a preference for proposals that emphasize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education; support diversity by providing opportunities for educational achievement and diverse thought regardless of racial and ethnic background, gender, or economic status; or provide education about the benefits of recycling to protect the environment. Funding to individual schools is generally limited to higher educational institutions, except when the foundation matches qualifying contributions made to schools through Ball manufacturing facilities. Eligibility:Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)Award(s):Awards vary.Deadline(s):There are generally two annual grant cycles (March 6, and September 18). Next Deadline: Approximately March 6, 2016.  


ADVANCING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT (ASA) GRANT

ASA grants support math programs that open your students’ minds to the practical power of math! The purpose of an ASA grant is to support math enhancement programs that bridge the gap between classroom and real world mathematics. We invite you to submit an application for a math enhancement program that you would like to see funded at your school!. $5,000 grants. Applications accepted January 2 - March 31 annually. Next deadline: March 31, 2016. 

April Deadlines 

 Saint Luke's Foundation (Ohio only - greater Cleveland area)

The Saint Luke's Foundation accepts applications focused on health and well-being in their target areas of "Healthy People", "Strong Communities" and "Resilient Families".  Grant making is intended to support organizations working in the Greater Cleveland area.
Saint Luke’s Foundation provides support through the following grant types: Discretionary - Funding up to $20,000 for short-term, emergency needs; Operating Support - Unrestricted funding in support of an organization’s programming and infrastructure; Program Support -Targeted support for a program or initiative; Capital Support - Support for a capital campaign or equipment; Program-Related Investments - Low-interest loans, guarantees or equity investments that provide access to capital for nonprofit organizations; Capacity Building - Support to improve organizational effectiveness. There are three annual deadlines: April 1, July 1 and October 1. Next deadline: April 1, 2016. 

May Deadlines 


Lowe’s Community Partners grant program helps build better communities by providing monetary assistance to nonprofit organizations and municipalities looking for support of high-need projects such as: building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades as well as safety improvements.  Grants range from $5,000 to $100,000, with most projects falling between $10,000 and $25,000. Our Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteer program is another opportunity for support, which Lowe’s can provide to some grant recipients to help supplement the labor of projects. We encourage applicants to speak to their local store manager to see if this is a possibility before applying. Spring application cycle March 31 — May 30. Summer application cycle will run June 30 — Aug. 29. Next Deadline: May 30, 2016. 

June Deadlines 

Learning and Leadership Grants (Sponsored by  NEA Foundation)

The NEA Foundation's Learning and Leadership Grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education. Grants are awarded for one of two purposes: (1) to fund high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research; or (2) to fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences. 
Deadlines: February 1, June 1, and October 15, annually. Next deadline: June 1, 2016. 

July Deadlines 

 Saint Luke's Foundation (Ohio only - greater Cleveland area)

The Saint Luke's Foundation accepts applications focused on health and well-being in their target areas of "Healthy People", "Strong Communities" and "Resilient Families".  Grant making is intended to support organizations working in the Greater Cleveland area.
Saint Luke’s Foundation provides support through the following grant types: Discretionary - Funding up to $20,000 for short-term, emergency needs; Operating Support - Unrestricted funding in support of an organization’s programming and infrastructure; Program Support -Targeted support for a program or initiative; Capital Support - Support for a capital campaign or equipment; Program-Related Investments - Low-interest loans, guarantees or equity investments that provide access to capital for nonprofit organizations; Capacity Building - Support to improve organizational effectiveness. There are three annual deadlines: April 1, July 1 and October 1. Next deadline: July 1, 2016. 


The D’Addario Music Foundation awards grants and product donations to educational programs that offer sustained opportunities for active participation in music for children and adults, particularly for those who might not otherwise have the opportunity. Eligible applicants are programs with 501(c)(3) nonprofit designation, as well as educational institutions and other public entities. Symphony orchestras and their outreach programs are not eligible. The application process is electronic. All new applicants or organizations that have not been funded by the D’Addario Music Foundation in the past two years are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry as their first step. There are two annual grant cycles, one for the first half of the year and one for the second half of the year. The average grant awarded is $2,500.Deadline(s):Letters of Inquiry are due January 31 and July 31, annually. Full proposals are due March 15 and September 15, annually. Next deadline: July 31, 2016.

Rolling Deadlines (multiple annual deadlines or continually accepting applications)

(NEW) Hot Planet/Cool Athlete Grants

Environmental advocacy group Protect Our Winters, in partnership with The North Face, is providing one-time grants to schools for student-led projects that "take serious action against climate change." Grants can be for projects related to recycling or composting, developing clean energy initiatives and other sustainability-related ideas. The key is that proposals must be developed and submitted by students. For inspiration, check out the list of past winners online. Prize: One grant of $5,000 is available during each proposal period. Deadline: August 31, 2015 and January 15, 2016.  Next Deadline: August 31, 2015. 

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are the major focuses of Lockheed Martin’s education outreach activity. To continue America’s technological advantage and strengthen the workforce pipeline, Lockheed Martin provides funding to STEM education outreach activities for students across the entire kindergarten through grade 16 spectrum. The company supports programs, events, and campaigns that focus on student achievement, teacher development, and gender and ethnic diversity. Eligible applicants are located or operating in a community in which Lockheed Martin has employees or business interests. Application must be submitted through Lockheed Martin’s online CyberGrants system. Applications are accepted year-round, with evaluations performed quarterly. Some grant applications may not be considered until the next year’s budget cycle, particularly those received in the second half of the year.

 Saint Luke's Foundation (Ohio only - greater Cleveland area)

The Saint Luke's Foundation accepts applications focused on health and well-being in their target areas of "Healthy People", "Strong Communities" and "Resilient Families".  Grant making is intended to support organizations working in the Greater Cleveland area.
Saint Luke’s Foundation provides support through the following grant types: Discretionary - Funding up to $20,000 for short-term, emergency needs; Operating Support - Unrestricted funding in support of an organization’s programming and infrastructure; Program Support -Targeted support for a program or initiative; Capital Support - Support for a capital campaign or equipment; Program-Related Investments - Low-interest loans, guarantees or equity investments that provide access to capital for nonprofit organizations; Capacity Building - Support to improve organizational effectiveness. There are three application deadlines during the year: April 1, July 1 and October 1. Next deadline: October 1, 2015. 


The Opus Community Foundation strives to help improve in the areas of affordable housing, education, financial literacy, community health and human services, community revitalization, workforce development and job skills training, safety net services, and the arts. The foundation welcomes grant proposals from organizations that support its objectives and are within the service areas of Opus Bank, including Arizona, California, and Washington. Within the area of education and financial literacy, the foundation supports after-school activities, mentoring, literacy, and other programs that give youth a sense of community, inspiration, and self-worth. For instance, the foundation supports college preparation, high school dropout prevention, tutoring and mentoring at-risk children, and a school for the blind. The foundation also sponsors financial literacy programs in prekindergarten through grade 12, with preference given to schools serving communities of low and moderate incomes. No deadline.


F.W. Albrecht Family Foundation (Ohio only- no website available)

The F.W. Albrecht Family Foundation provides general/operating support to organizations involved with arts and culture, education, health, and children and youth. Specific interests also include: animal welfare, Girl Scouts, museums, performing arts, youth organizations and zoos.
Giving is limited to areas of company operations. Interested applicants should submit a letter of inquiry and a copy of the 501(c)(3) exemption letter. There is no application letter or deadline. The foundation does not have a website at this time. Submit the LOI to the foundation at:
Attn: Sue Guthier 2700 Gilchrist Road Akron, OH 44305-4433


Venture Fund

The Venture Fund is a resource for AAPT (American Association of Physics Teachers) members, created to promote the development and marketing of innovative teaching products and services for physics and other sciences. Award max: $25,0000. Deadline: ongoing.  

FINRA Investor Education Foundation

The foundation seeks proposals that advance its mission and also present a practical and detailed plan for distributing the project deliverables; field test promising ideas and evaluate results or take proven ideas and approaches to scale; involve strategic collaboration with partners, including those in the nonprofit, public, or for-profit sectors; are sustainable once foundation funding ends; can easily be expanded or replicated by other organizations; use technology wherever possible to reduce the cost and increase availability; expand or leverage programs or materials developed or supported by FINRA, the foundation, or the US Securities and Exchange Commission; present a project based on research attesting to the relevance of the intended deliverables; address whether a behavioral change in the target audience is necessary for the project's success and, if so, how that change will be identified, achieved, and measured; and substantiate the ability to develop the project on time and within the requested budget. Eligibility: Public, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations) Award(s): Awards vary. Deadline(s): Project Concept Forms are accepted year-round.

Lowes Toolbox for Education


The Lowes Toolbox for Education supports requests that have a permanent impact such as facility enhancement (both indoor and outdoor) as well as landscaping/clean up type projects. Projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit will be favored. Between $2,000 and $5,000 per school is available. This opportunity has a rolling deadline. Next Deadline: October 16, 2015. 


Lowe’s Community Partners grant program helps build better communities by providing monetary assistance to nonprofit organizations and municipalities looking for support of high-need projects such as: building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades as well as safety improvements.  Grants range from $5,000 to $100,000, with most projects falling between $10,000 and $25,000. Our Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteer program is another opportunity for support, which Lowe’s can provide to some grant recipients to help supplement the labor of projects. We encourage applicants to speak to their local store manager to see if this is a possibility before applying. Spring application cycle March 31 — May 30. Summer application cycle will run June 30 — Aug. 29. Next Deadline: August 29, 2015. 



The mission of the Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation is to maintain a spirit of volunteerism and philanthropy as defining characteristics of Darden Restaurants. The Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation carries out this mission by focusing its philanthropic efforts on these key program areas: Access to Postsecondary Education Through our Recipe for Success ™ initiative, we support organizations that: Positively impact the educational prospects of underserved youth, ages 14 to 18, in middle and high school; Provide access to the tools and information needed to pursue higher education (e.g. 2-4 year college, culinary or technical school). Deadlines are quarterly: January 1, April 1, August 1 or October 1. Next deadline: August 1, 2015. 


ADVANCING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT (ASA) GRANT

ASA grants support math programs that open your students’ minds to the practical power of math! The purpose of an ASA grant is to support math enhancement programs that bridge the gap between classroom and real world mathematics. We invite you to submit an application for a math enhancement program that you would like to see funded at your school!. $5,000 grants. Applications accepted January 2 - March 31 annually. 



The D’Addario Music Foundation awards grants and product donations to educational programs that offer sustained opportunities for active participation in music for children and adults, particularly for those who might not otherwise have the opportunity. Eligible applicants are programs with 501(c)(3) nonprofit designation, as well as educational institutions and other public entities. Symphony orchestras and their outreach programs are not eligible. The application process is electronic. All new applicants or organizations that have not been funded by the D’Addario Music Foundation in the past two years are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry as their first step. There are two annual grant cycles, one for the first half of the year and one for the second half of the year. The average grant awarded is $2,500.Deadline(s):Letters of Inquiry are due January 31 and July 31, annually. Full proposals are due March 15 and September 15, annually. Next deadline: January 31, 2015.


Adopt-A-Classroom

Adopt-A-Classroom partners donors with teachers so you can have funds to purchase critical resources and materials for your classroom. By registering, your classroom will be posted on the Adopt-A-Classroom website available for donors to select. When adopted, you will have full discretion to purchase items ($500) that meet your unique classroom needs. This program has no deadline.


Association of American Educators Foundation Classroom Grant 

Classroom grants can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials. Funds must be used within one year of the application deadline.
Classroom grants are available to all full-time educators who have not received a scholarship or grant from AAE in the previous three grant cycles (or 18 months). Awards are competitive. AAE members receive additional weight in the scoring rubric. Grants are available for up to $500. Rolling deadlines:  March 1st and October 1st annually.  Next deadline: October 1, 2015. 

Shell Oil Company Grants

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. Grant requests related to education must focus on Shell’s funding priorities. These 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. The grant application is available online. Each application must include a brief statement describing the program’s purpose, alignment to Shell guidelines, and quantifiable outcomes. The preferred submission process is using the online application system, although hard copies of the application may be mailed to the contact address. Responses are generally made within four to six weeks. Organizations that are selected to receive a grant must submit proof of qualified nonprofit status. Grants are made on a one-time basis. Groups that have previously received support from Shell may submit a new grant application but do not receive funding priority. Note that because of the volume of requests, Shell does not provide information on the status of grant applications. Grant applications are accepted year-round, with a limit of one grant application per organization per fiscal year (September to August). 


Bayer USA Foundation

The Bayer USA Foundation has developed a strategic grant making plan that welcomes proposals from 501(c)(3) organizations whose programming matches at least one of the following areas:  Education and Workforce Development: innovative, hands-on, inquiry-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs.  Environment and Sustainability: programs that provide environmental education opportunities for youth, programs around green building and energy-efficiency, and programs supporting issue-related work around sustainability. Health and Human Services: organizations that provide unique and valuable services to communities from housing and hunger to emergency response and economic empowerment to youth services and health advocacy.  Arts and Culture: arts, culture, and social service organizations in major Bayer site communities; programs should focus on education or advocacy initiatives aimed at youth or underserved populations. The Bayer USA Foundation provides funding to organizations that serve the communities in which Bayer employees live and work (California, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia) as well as society at large. Programs of national scope must have national reach and impact to be considered for funding. An eligibility prescreening is required for all new submissions to ensure that the proposal or project falls within the foundation’s giving guidelines. Applicants whose submissions pass the prescreening will be able to submit a brief concept paper. After initial review, organizations with projects of interest will be contacted to submit a more comprehensive proposal for further review.  The Bayer USA Foundation Board of Directors reviews proposals twice a year, typically in February and October. Applicants receive confirmation when an application is received and are notified in writing of the Bayer USA Foundation’s decision.  Next Deadline: September 15, 2015. 


Amateur Chamber Music Workshop Grant

The ACMP Foundation supports the mission and initiatives of the Amateur Chamber Music Players, Inc. The Chamber Music Workshop Grants program awards funds to support chamber music camps and workshops for older students and amateur adult musicians. Grants generally go toward coaches’ salaries, reducing registration costs for participants, and scholarships. The foundation supports both startup and established workshop programs. Check the list of past recipients on the website for examples of programs that have received funding and grant amounts. An application form and grant guidelines are available online to download. The application form requires specific information on the planned event and estimated budget. Preferably, completed applications should be mailed to the foundation contact address. Alternatively, applications may be emailed. Grant applications are due April 30, August 31, and December 31, annually. Grants are announced an average of 45 days after each application deadline. Next Deadline: August 31, 2015.


Ronda E. Stryker and William D. Johnston Foundation (MI only)

The Ronda E. Stryker and William D. Johnston Foundation focuses its grant making to organizations that demonstrate the ability to make substantial and unique progress in a number of areas including: compensatory education; minority student education in sciences, mathematics, and finance; Kalamazoo-based support of economic development; and enhancement support for Kalamazoo area public school programs. Organizations requesting support must submit a copy of a 501(c)(3) compliance, as well as an annual budget that demonstrates no more than 15 percent of its annual income supports administration and fundraising. Applications will not be considered if the request exceeds 5 percent of the total project. In addition, requests for capital campaign support will be under additional scrutiny, as only 20 percent of all grant dollars are awarded to campaigns designed to build facilities.  Awards vary. Requests cannot exceed 5 percent of total project cost. 
The foundation reviews requests quarterly, and 75 percent of available funds in a fiscal year are committed in the fourth quarter of the previous fiscal year. It is recommended that proposals be submitted by the deadline of the year prior to when the funds will be used. 

Learning and Leadership Grants (Sponsored by  NEA Foundation)

The NEA Foundation's Learning and Leadership Grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education. Grants are awarded for one of two purposes: (1) to fund high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research; or (2) to fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences. 
Deadlines: February 1, June 1, and October 15, annually. Next deadline: October 15. 


The Ball Foundation supports education, recycling, and community engagement. Eligible applicants are accredited public and private schools and universities, and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Applicants must be geographically located near Ball Corporation facilities in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Applicants may propose projects that support kindergarten through grade 12 education, higher education, business-education partnerships, and other local needs. There is a preference for proposals that emphasize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education; support diversity by providing opportunities for educational achievement and diverse thought regardless of racial and ethnic background, gender, or economic status; or provide education about the benefits of recycling to protect the environment. Funding to individual schools is generally limited to higher educational institutions, except when the foundation matches qualifying contributions made to schools through Ball manufacturing facilities. Eligibility:Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)Award(s):Awards vary.Deadline(s):There are generally two annual grant cycles (March 6, and September 18). Next Deadline: September 18, 2015. 


Earthwatch offers fellowships to classroom teachers in kindergarten through grade 12 to take part in field-based science and environmental research projects. To be considered, a teacher must demonstrate interest in natural and cultural conservation, sustainability, and lifelong learning. Educator fellows must intend to remain in their current school or institution for at least one year following the fellowship. A teacher may receive no more than two fellowship awards over the course of a career. Recipients of Earthwatch educator fellowships are not eligible to apply the following year. Earthwatch educator fellowship awards vary and the award determines specific reimbursements. Educator fellowships cover the full minimum cost and include meals, accommodations, research permits, equipment costs, and on-site transportation.   To apply for an Earthwatch educator fellowship, teachers must first complete the Educator Fellowship Interest Form, which is available online. Applicants are contacted if Earthwatch has relevant grant funding and provided with a link to the Educator Application, which must be completed within two weeks of receipt of the link.Fellowships typically also provide a travel stipend toward some or all travel expenses to and from the expedition site. Deadline: Educator Interest Forms and Applications are accepted until currently available fellowships have been awarded.  

Wish You Well Foundation 

Wish You Well Foundation supports family literacy by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Donations are made to programs and projects that relate to and aid in this stated mission. The foundation reviews donation requests with a wide array of funding needs. Previous grants were awarded for a book club at an elementary school, a dyslexia tutoring program, a family literacy night event, and a program that enlists trained volunteers to provide instruction to first and second grade children who need extra help learning to read and write. Other donations have supported basic literacy, financial literacy, G.E.D. preparation, English as a Second Language (ESL), and school readiness of low-income children in rural communities. Requests are accepted at any time and reviewed by the foundation board on average four times per year. Once the board receives a donation request form, the applicant will be notified as to the specific meeting date when the request will be reviewed and voted upon
. Grant Range: $200 -  $10,000. No deadline. 


The OSGC mini-grant program is designed to support innovative projects and programs from disciplines demonstrating interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and is available to Ohio K-12 teachers.
Preferred proposals target females and underrepresented minorities; involve interclassroom, interdisciplinary, and multiteacher initiatives; result in increased parent involvement; are easily replicated at other schools; and have impact beyond the grant period. Applications should describe the project, procedures, timeline, school demographics, evaluation plan, budget, deliverables, impact and benefits to the school, and include curriculum vitae of the principal investigator and any coinvestigators.For mini-grants, NASA requires 100% in cost sharing (i.e., 1:1 match Matching funds can be either cash and/or “in-kind” contributions (i.e., dollar estimate of the Principal Investigator (PI) and other personnel time, contributions, transportation costs, equipment supplied by other sources, volunteer time, etc.) Matching funds must be equal to or greater than the OSGC funds requested. Funding is restricted to one year. All mini-grant awards are contingent on available funding. Total OSGC budget request limited to $1,500. No Deadline. 


The Safeway Foundation supports nonprofit organizations whose mission is aligned with our four priority areas: Hunger Relief, Education, Health and Human Services, Assisting People with Disabilities. The Safeway Foundation works with existing and new partners that we proactively seek out and identify as collaborators to achieve our mission and goals. Grants made in a limited geography will be considered by the local PA director. Amounts vary vastly by region, so please view the instructions on our grant application form and consider carefully before submitting your application. Grant amounts vary for organizations that are national in scope, but a first-time funded organization will typically receive a grant of $10,000 to $25,000. Once we have some history with an organization, we will entertain a request at a higher value. All organizations funded by The Safeway Foundation must serve the community where we operate stores. Nonprofit organizations must be able to prove their nonprofit status. We research the organizations through a combination of site visits, GuideStar, other similar search sites and by reviewing the organization's financial documents. We apply due diligence to ensure that we abide by the guidelines of the Patriot Act. Typically, organizations cannot receive a grant more than once a year. All organizations will be requested to share a report on the funds used 6 months after receiving the grant. No deadline. 


Reiman Foundation

The Reiman Foundation focuses giving in three areas: education, health care, and children's initiatives. The application or proposal need not adhere to any specific forms. The foundation asks that the proposal be specific enough to provide them with a clear picture of the intended project, why it is important, who will benefit from it, and how it will be administered.  The foundation makes every attempt to respond to requests in a timely manner.  Reiman Foundation funds nationally and awards have varied from $100 - $100,000.  No deadline. 


Meritor believes there is no better way to ensure a prosperous future than to support programs devoted to improving education, especially in the fields of science, engineering, and technology. More than 50% of its contributions budget benefits educational institutions and programs worldwide, including the colleges and universities from which it recruits its talent. Its support of education is further strengthened by the efforts of the thousands of Meritor employees who volunteer their time to mentor students, assist in classrooms, and participate in innovative educational programs. Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington. No Deadline. 

PPG Industries Foundation

The PPG Industries Foundation favors projects that promote academic excellence and prepare the next generation of leaders in business, science, and technology. Support for students of high academic achievement and programs that attract young people to the study of science remain priorities for the foundation. PPG’s strategy for support of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiatives is defined by the emerging macrotrends that predict core markets, product offerings, and technology needs. PPG supports STEM initiatives for nonprofit and governmental organizations reflecting the foundation’s global footprint, emphasizing diversity and underrepresented populations; focusing on programmatic initiatives in preference to capital requests or promotional opportunities; and tiered relative to type of support and eligibility at the local, state, regional, national, and global levels. The foundation typically gives priority to applicants from organizations dedicated to enhancing the welfare of communities in which PPG is a resident, including: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico. No deadline. 

Connect a Million Minds (Time Warner)

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 STEM programs, mentorship programs that inspire the pursuit of STEM education and careers, STEM-related competitions, visitations to technology companies and labs, and apprenticeship programs. No deadline. 


American Electric Power Foundation

The complements a tradition of corporate philanthropy exhibited by American Electric Power and its regional utilities in support of AEP's community relations goal: To support and play an active, positive role in the communities where we live and work. The following focus areas will be eligible for consideration by the foundation: Improving lives through education from early childhood through higher education; Protecting the environment, Providing basic human services in the areas of hunger, housing, health, and safety’ Enriching the quality of life in the communities through art, music, and cultural heritage. The foundation generally will consider requests of no less than $15,000 or those for multiyear commitments from organizations in the communities served by AEP’s regional utilities or where AEP has major facilities. Requests are accepted year-round for consideration at regular meetings of the American Electric Power Foundation Board of Directors. Requests may be submitted in writing or electronically to your local American Electric Power regional utility. See the website for regional contact info. No deadline.


Captain Planet Foundation

The Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) funds innovative hands-on environmental projects to encourage youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their homes, schools, and communities. The foundation’s mission is to promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment. Grants from the Captain Planet Foundation are intended to serve as a catalyst to getting environment-based education in schools, and to inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities. 
The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million. Eligibility:Public, Private, Other (including homeschool), Charter. Award(s):Preference is given to requests seeking funding of $500 or less and to applicants who have secured at least 50% matching or in-kind funding for their projects. On occasion, CPF will consider awarding grants up to $2,500.Deadline(s): Applications are due February 28 and September 30, annually. Next deadline: September 30, 2015.


Michigan Humanities Council: Quick & Planning Grants (Michigan only) 

Michigan Humanities Council provides support for public humanities programs that fall outside the design and deadline schedules of the major grants program. To help meet these requests and to match humanities resources and professionals with local needs, the Council offers Quick and Planning Grants. Quick Grants provide up to $500 and Planning Grants provide up to $1,000 to Michigan-based nonprofit organizations for public humanities programs or services. Organizations may receive either a quick grant or planning grant in one year, but not both. Planning grants are awarded to organizations with the understanding that the result of the planning grant would be a major grant application.  Opens annually January 27. Closes by Oct 31 or when funds are exhausted for the year.) 


The purpose of the Safety Intervention Grant$ Program is to gather information about the effectiveness of safety interventions so that BWC may share the results with Ohio employers. The program is available to any Ohio state-fund or public employer who wishes to purchase equipment to substantially reduce or eliminate injuries and illnesses associated with a particular task or operation. The program is designed to work and partner with Ohio employers to establish safety intervention best practices for accident and injury prevention. To participate in the program an employer must pay into the Ohio State Insurance Fund, maintain active coverage, be current on all monies owed BWC and demonstrate the need for a safety intervention. With the safety intervention grant, private and public employers are eligible for a 3-to-1 matching grant, up to a maximum of $40,000, for each eligibilty cycle. The employer will benefit through a substantial reduction or elimination of workplace injuries and illnesses, and their related costs.In return, the employer will submit to BWC quarterly data reports and a case study one year after the date of the intervention. BWC will use this information to determine the effectiveness of the intervention and share successes with other employers. Deadline: Ongoing through fiscal year 2015

Skillman Foundation (Detroit, MI area only)

The Skillman Foundation funds projects in the areas of education, neighborhoods, community leadership, safety, social innovation and youth development. Grant seeking organizations must have high social impact coupled with solid financial and operational practices. Investments will benefit children explicitly and strengthen neighborhoods. Most funding goes to work happening in six Detroit neighborhoods: Brightmoor, Cody Rouge, Chadsey Condon, Northend Central, Osborn and Southwest Detroit. 85 percent of the Foundation's grant making is to long-term partners in the community. The Foundation generally awards one-year grants that range approximately from $20,000 to $200,000. Multi-year grants are awarded on a case-by-case basis in special situations. Multi-year grants may only be submitted at the invitation of a program officer. New grant inquiries should be submitted two months in advance of Trustee meeting dates. The Skillman Board meets in March, June, September and December.


Classics for Kids Foundation 

If your school or non-profit organization believes in the role of fine instruments in your program, and can show evidence of need and commitment to raising matching funds, you are a strong candidate for the Classics for Kids matching grant program. We accept grant applications quarterly. Grant deadlines are: June 30, Sept. 30, Dec. 31 and Mar. 31. Next Deadline: September 30, 2015. 



Global Impact Cash Grants


Cisco Foundation supports the creation and deployment of strategic technology-based solutions and enhanced education delivery models that accelerate learning and enable children (age 5-19) to master a baseline of educational knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The rationale behind this approach is that these skills will provide children with the foundation to succeed beyond school into the workforce. In line with Cisco's overall grantmaking philosophy, Cisco focuses particularly on underserved populations and those students at greatest risk of dropping out. Cisco investments support innovative solutions which increase capacity, allowing grantee organizations to deliver, administer, and track education development more effectively and efficiently. To this end, Cisco funds the design and development of tools which increase the availability of, or improve access to, products and/or services for curriculum development, student-centricity, teacher development, and parental participation. Deadline: no deadline

 St. Jude Medical Foundation

The St. Jude Medical Foundation makes grants to organizations in the following focus areas: Community Outreach: Programs that improve the quality of life of the people and communities. They consider requests that support human services, civic and cultural areas with a specific tie-in to cardiac and chronic pain conditions. Mission Trips: 501(c)(3) public charity organizations supporting mission trips outside the United States to perform surgical procedures and provide education and training programs for healthcare professionals in developing countries with limited access to modern healthcare and where lack of training and awareness prevents access to lifesaving therapies and quality health care.  K-12 Education: K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) or next generation technology programs and educational wellness programs.  Applications may be submitted at any time.


The Coca-Cola Company, the Foundation and our 19 local and regional foundations worldwide, we partner with governments, NGOs and other organizations to support community improvement in four main areas: water stewardship, healthy and active lifestyles, community recycling and education. We also fund disaster relief in communities facing crisis. Ongoing


Through the Ford Foundation's grant making, we support innovative thinkers, leaders and organizations that are working to reduce poverty and injustice and to promote democratic values, free expression and human achievement. When making grants, we think about long-term strategies, knowing that lasting social change requires decades of effort. No deadline.


In the United States, The Ford Foundation makes grants to promote postsecondary policy and system changes that improve the life chances of students from marginalized backgrounds, including immigrants.We are particularly interested in local, state and federal reforms that enhance the college access and success of the most vulnerable students from cities such as Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, New York City, and Newark. We support projects that advance a national educational justice agenda by focusing on: Greater college access and affordability; High-quality academic and social support; Smoother pathways between two- and four-year colleges; Other policy and institutional innovations that expand opportunity and increase the likelihood of students completing degrees. We are particularly interested in funding projects that: Support research and communications to build the case for reform; Identify, test and advance scalable approaches; Foster a network of diverse advocates and activists for policy change; Build the capacity of higher education institutions to implement and sustain reforms to achieve program goals. Uses letter of inquiry process.  No Deadline. 


The Johnson Controls Foundation makes program grants to support education, health and hospitals, community funds, social services, including aid to the handicapped, care of children, and the aged; and civic, arts, and cultural organizations. Johnson Controls focuses in geographic areas where they have a presence, but will fund on a national basis. Extra consideration is given to organizations or institutions in which Johnson Controls employees are involved and are contributing their time and/or money. Funding is made for annual campaigns, building/renovation (bricks and mortar), capital campaigns, continuing support, emergency funds employee matching gifts, employee-related scholarships, general/operating support, matching/challenge support, and seed money. There is no formal application procedure. The Foundation operates on a calendar year. Proposals, preferably in concise letter form, are accepted and reviewed throughout the year. In order to permit evaluation of proposals, notification of final action may take up to 120 days. Company headquarters in Wisconsin and Michigan. 501(c)3 designation required for funding.  No Deadline. 


Vistex Foundation accepts applications for funding on an invitation-only basis. We do welcome letters of inquiry from organizations with programs that fit our current funding priorities. Education Funding Priorities 1. Equal Opportunity - Programs that make sure low income students are not missing educational experiences, such as field trips and internships; de-stigmatization of poverty. 2.  Early Learning - Programs that provide access to early education for low-income children; programs that provide prenatal and childcare education for parents Vistex Foundation does not intend to fund individuals, private schools, or political/religious/fraternal organizations. Additionally, at this time we are not considering programs that are focused on the environment, arts & culture, or sports & recreation. All submitting organizations must have 501(c)3 non-profit status.  No deadline for letters of inquiry. 

Hungry For Music                         
Hungry for Music supports parents who cannot afford to rent or purchase an instrument for their child. They also support music teachers/directors who have identified a child who could use support. Additionally, they support after-school music programs. Rolling Deadline. Open: February 15 thru March 15, May 15 thru June 15, August 15 thru Sept. 15 , Oct. 15 thru Nov. 15. Next Deadline September 15, 2014.  

Dart Foundation 

The mission of the Dart Foundation is to advance and encourage youth education, primarily in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We also support projects that strengthen and improve the quality of life in numerous identified communities. Grants are focused in mid-Michigan, Sarasota, FL and in the immediate vicinities of the following communities: Corona and Lodi, California; Horse Cave, Kentucky; Deerfield Beach and Plant City, Florida; Leola and Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Lithonia, Georgia; North Aurora, Illinois; Quitman, Mississippi; Randleman, North Carolina; Tumwater, Washington; Waxahachie, Texas. Deadlines are: March 15, June 15, September 15, & December 15. Next Deadline: September 15, 2015. 


Joyce Foundation 

The Education Program works to close the achievement gaps that separate low-income students and communities of color from their peers by improving the quality of teachers they encounter in school, enhancing early reading policies, and exploring such innovations as charter schools.Program priorities are: Teacher Quality,  Early Reading and Innovation Grants: A small portion of program funds is reserved for other outstanding opportunities to close the achievement gap, especially policy-oriented efforts to expand the supply of high-quality charter schools in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Minneapolis. Requires Letter of Inquiry Deadlines: Rolling Upcoming Deadlines: April 8 and August 19.  Next Deadline: August 19, 2015.  

Build a Bear Workshop Literacy Grants 

Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation and the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation funds grants to 501(c)(3) public charities or registered Canadian charities that support beary special causes, such as children's health and wellness, animals, and literacy and education. They also will consider grant requests from organizations and programs that support children, families, and animals that are not easily categorized. Build a Bear grants also fund s quasi-governmental organizations such as public schools, public libraries, state universities and similar entities through 501(c)(3) organizations that have been set up to provide financial support for the quasi-governmental organization. Grants will be a one-time contribution and range from $1,000 USD to $5,000 USD. The average grant is $1,500. Grant requests should be in line with an organization’s overall budget. Grants accepted ongoing basis from February - October annually. Grant requests received after September 1 will be awarded the following year.



The mission of the Pathways Out of Poverty program is to identify, test and help sustain pathways out of poverty for low-income people and communities. We believe education, economic participation and community engagement are critical to moving low-income Americans toward greater prosperity. These three areas are the pillars of our program to address poverty in the U.S. Letter of Inquiry required and accepted year round.  


We will fund only 501(c)(3) not for profit programs that operate in the United States that fall within the areas of: Community Education Programs; Arts-In-Education Programs; Agricultural and Environmental Programs. We make grants covering a one year period. In some instances, grant renewals are considered but are never automatic. The applicant for a renewal grant must submit a new proposal each year, along with a report of the activities of the preceding year. Grants are never awarded for more than three consecutive years. Grant sizes range from a few hundred dollars to our maximum of $10,000. Deadline: None. 

Change Happens Foundation

Change Happens Foundation awards grants to forward-thinking non-profits engaged in worthwhile projects in science & medicine, education, arts & culture, community services, and the environment. This list represents many of the projects and organizations we proudly support. Grantees must have a current 501(c)(3) Public Charity status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), be a government entity, or be an IRS-recognized tribe. Inquiries from a private foundation, as defined in Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, will not be reviewed. Letters of Inquiry are submitted online and accepted throughout the year. Deadline: none


The Louis Calder Foundation, a private foundation located in New Canaan, Connecticut, invites charter and parochial schools to submit preliminary information on their plans/initiatives to develop/enhance efforts to adopt/strengthen comprehensive, sequenced, content-rich core curricula that build general knowledge in grades K-8. The background letter should focus on the organizations' efforts to improve academic content by providing a coherent, sequenced, content-based curriculum during the regular and extended school day hours as well as during the summer. The curriculum should address a wide range of classical liberal subjects, including literature, history, ethics, mathematics, and the sciences. The foundation is expanding its geographical boundaries to support organizations along the Northeast Corridor and as far west as the Mississippi River but will continue to support schools and organizations within its traditional funding area of the greater New York metropolitan area. The foundation is targeting schools and organizations from communities located east of the Mississippi River with populations no greater than 500,000. Eligible organizations are invited to submit a brief Letter of Inquiry detailing their plans and efforts to develop or enhance a comprehensive, content-rich core curriculum in grades K-8. Upon review, the foundation will request a complete proposal for consideration. This program has no application deadline.


WaystoHelp.Org Grants

What's your issue? What's important to you? Do you see something wrong and want to fix it?
Today's issues are a reflection of decisions we've made in the past. Tomorrow's world will be a reflection of our decisions – and your leadership – today. Being a leader starts with having an idea – a vision for how things should be – followed by the willingness to take action and inspire others to make a collective impact. WaystoHelp.Org funds projects thought of by a teen where the teen secures the help of a local service organization run by adults to implement the idea, but we would not fund an idea where a local service organization run by adults comes up with an idea, enrolls teens to help apply for grants and then leads the program utilizing teen volunteers. Award is $500. Deadline: Ongoing.

New Earth Foundation Grants

New Earth Foundation (NEF) seeks to fund innovative projects that enhance life on our planet and brighten the future. Smaller, newer 501(c)(3) organizations are the focus of grants given, so that the foundation’s gift can make a more significant contribution to the work of the recipient organization. The grants given by NEF support a wide variety of projects in many fields of endeavor, including but not limited to environmental initiatives that are working to help eliminate pollution and to save the planet’s ecosystems, community efforts that create models of social sustainability, educational innovations that prepare youth to become the socially responsible leaders of the future, and strategies that offer economic improvement and opportunities. NEF particularly appreciates projects that are replicable so that excellent ideas and work can multiply and benefit many. NEF uses a Letter of Inquiry process to screen grant applications. Letters of Inquiry are due on February 1 and July 1 annually. Next deadline: February 1, 2015. 

Toshiba American Foundation (6-12 Teacher Grants) 

Toshiba America Foundation's mission is to provide teachers with additional funds to support classroom projects. After school, summer projects, and independent study projects are not eligible. The Foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms.Many successful grantees have designed projects that tap into the natural curiosity of their students, enable students to frame their own scientific questions, and incorporate the expertise of community partners. Science and math teachers (Grades 6-12) in public or private (non-profit) schools may apply for grants to support classroom science and math education. Endorsement from a school official is required. Applications for Grades 6 thru 12 for grants less than $5,000 are accepted at anytime. For grant requests of more than $5,000 deadlines are February 1 and August 1 (or first business day of February and August). Next deadline: August 1, 2014. 

KaBOOM! 

KaBOOM!  is a national nonprofit that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. KaBOOM! Partners with a variety of corporations to offer challenge grants to build or renew playgrounds. Grants range from $500 - $30,000. Competitions are rolling throughout the year. Check the website frequently for new opportunities.
Good Sports is a non-profit whose mission is to increase youth participation in sports, recreation and fitness activities. Good Sports provides sports equipment, apparel, and footwear to youth organizations offering sports, fitness and recreational programs to youth in need. No Deadline. 

GTECH  

GTECH donates up to $15,000 in state-of-the-art computers, on-line technology, computer software and volunteer hours to each after-school program in inner-city communities where the Company's offices are located nationwide. Valid in these states: Rhode Island, Texas, Georgia, California, Kentucky, New York, Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Deadline: Rolling

RGK Foundation 

RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of Education, Community, and Health/Medicine. 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. Rolling Deadlines.

Best Buy Product Donations

Application allows 501(c)3 organizations to write for grant funding to local Best Buy. Focus is on supporting and advancing student educational opportunities. No limit identified. Deadline – rolling

Wells Fargo Foundation

Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations working to strengthen our communities. Through the efforts of our enthusiastic team member-volunteers and our contributions, we share our success within our communities by giving back to non-profits and educational institutions that address vital community needs and issues. Deadline: Varies.

World We Want Foundation 


The World We Want Foundation is accepting applications from organizations that represent youth making positive social change in their communities and around the world. $5000. This opportunity has a rolling deadline. 

PNC Foundation

The PNC Foundation supports educational programs for children and youth, particularly early education initiatives that serve low-and moderate-income children (birth through age five), their teachers and families. Priority is given to programs that focus in the areas of math, science, the arts or financial education and include one or some combination of the following: Direct services for children in their classroom or community, Professional development for teachers, Family engagement in the early education of children being served by grants, Volunteer opportunities for PNC employees. This opportunity has a rolling deadline.

Limited Brands

Limited Brands grants focus on Columbus and Kettering, Ohio; New York City; Rio Rancho, N.M. and Montreal, Canada. Awards are given quarterly. 
(March 1, July 1, November 1) Next Deadline:November 1, 2014.

Lego Children’s fund

LEGO Children’s Fund will provide quarterly grants for programs, either in part or in total, with a special interest paid to collaborative efforts and in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the receiving organization. The grant size range is $500 to $5,000. Quarterly Deadlines (January 15, April, 15, July 15, October 15). Next Deadline October 15, 2014.  

PNC Charitable Trusts

The Committee supports projects and programs that: Reflect the core social mission of the applicant's organization; Address a need in the community and for which there is a demonstrated demand; Have broad impact or benefit underserved populations; Have measurable outcomes and a plan for documenting results; Have detailed project budgets and demonstrate effective financial accountability; Involve collaboration with other organizations; Support year round programming; Complement rather than duplicate the work of other non-profit organizations. The grants are one-time awards and are not pledges of continued support. Size of grants depends on the fit with donors' intent, availability of funds, breadth of organizations represented in the grant proposal mix, and the project's social impact. Deadlines vary by Trust - check the website for specific trust deadlines.

DoSomething.org Seed Grants

Are you working to start a community action project or program with your friends? Do you need money to put your ideas into action? A $500 Do Something Seed Grant is given out every week to help young people just like you. These grants can be used towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started, or to jump-start your program and realize your ideas for the first time. These grants can also be used towards projects that are already developed and sustainable, towards the next steps of your project and organization to help you as you look to expand your project and grow your impact. New grants are awarded every week!


International Paper

International Paper makes things that weave our world together, but making what matters is much more than manufacturing and distribution. What makes International Paper is their commitment to do the right things, in the right way, for the right reasons. They want their communities around the world to recognize them as neighbors, employers and environmental stewards. IP Giving supports, enhances and respects the communities they serve by being active citizens in a variety of philanthropic efforts conducted through the International Paper Foundation (IP Foundation) and their businesses. Their impact touches hundreds of community based non-profit organizations in the communities where their employees live and work with the goal of making people's lives better. Grant applications are generally reviewed quarterly, although local IP headquarters may review less frequently. Contact your closed IP office for specific deadlines.


Fender Music Foundation

The Fender Music Foundation awards instruments and equipment to eligible music instruction programs. These items are lightly used, blemished or otherwise imperfect and have been collected from manufacturers and retailers. Descriptions regarding the specific imperfections of each instrument will be available to selected programs. There is NO APPLICATION DEADLINE; applications are approved on a rolling basis that fluctuates depending on the amount of inventory in stock. 

Walton Family Foundation (WFF) Public Charter Startup Grant

The Walton Family Foundation (WFF) Public Charter Startup Grant program supports the creation of public charters by providing grants to school developers as they launch new schools. Grantees are school developers who primarily serve low-income children in our target geographies, and can demonstrate the capacity to dramatically raise student achievement. The grant has a rolling deadline.

JP Morgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase's philanthropic goal is simple - be a catalyst for meaningful, positive and sustainable change within the highest-need neighborhoods and communities across the globe. JP Morgan Chase uses a Letter of Inquiry process. Letters of Inquiry may be submitted online at any time.

Pets in the Classroom Grant

The Pets Care Trust is offering $50-150 Pets in the Classroom Grants for K-6 teachers who wish to teach students about caring for pets. This grant opportunity has a rolling deadline.  Multiple partners offer grants through this project.  Typically applications open in July or August and grants are approved year round.  Grant applications typically have a closing deadline in mid June of each year.  Next deadline: June 13, 2015. 


Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program

With the Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program, your organization may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 from the ARRL Foundation to enrich the experience of radio amateurs under the age of 18. This opportunity has a rolling deadline.

Dollar General School Library Relief Fund 

Dollar General, in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA), the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the National Education Association (NEA), is sponsoring a school library disaster relief fund for public school libraries in the states served by Dollar General. The fund will provide grants to public schools whose school library program has been affected by a disaster. Grants are to replace or supplement books, media and/or library equipment in the school library setting. Grants will be awarded to public school libraries that have incurred substantial damage or hardship due to a natural disaster (tornado, earthquake, hurricane, flood, avalanche, mudslide), fire or an act recognized by the federal government as terrorism. The goal is to provide funding for books, media, and/or library equipment that support learning in a school library environment. The impact can be through direct loss or through an increase in enrollment due to displaced/evacuee students. The grant amount is $10,000-$20,000. The application deadline is within 36 month of disaster.


Ambrose Monell Foundation

The Ambrose Monell Foundation voluntarily aids and contributes to religious, charitable, scientific, literary and educational uses and purposes. In for projects to qualify for funding, applicants must submit a letter of inquiry (LOI). LOIs may be submitted at any time during the year and are reviewed on a continuous basis (there are no deadlines for LOIs). 

AIAA Foundation Classroom

AIAA advances the state of aerospace, engineering and technical leadership. Grants will be considered twice a year in the amount of $250 for science and math programs. This grant opportunity has a rolling deadline.

Thiel Fellowship


The Thiel Fellowship brings together some of the world’s most creative and motivated young people, and helps them bring their most ambitious ideas and projects to life. Thiel Fellows are given a no-strings-attached grant of $100,000 to skip college and focus on their work, their research and their self-education. They are mentored by our network of visionary thinkers, investors, scientists, and entrepreneurs, who provide guidance and business connections that can’t be replicated in any classroom. Rather than just studying, you’re doing. Next Deadline: December 31, 2013.

DEW Foundation

The DEW Foundation supports a wide range of charitable activities from ministries and social services to education and arts. There is no application deadline for this opportunity. Letter of Inquiry is the first step in the process. Letters of Inquiry are accepted ongoing through August 31 each year. Next Deadline: August 31, 2014.


W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Grants from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation are made in the four areas of: Health, Food Systems and Rural Development, Youth and Education, and Philanthropy and Volunteerism. All programming in these four interest areas is tailored to meet the needs of each geographic region. There is no application deadline.

Whole Foods Salad Bar Grant

Salad bar equipment packages are available to K-12 schools and school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program and that are able to support a salad bar every day at lunchtime. This has a rolling deadline.

Comerica Charitable Foundation


Comerica Charitable Foundation funding priorities support community needs in their primary markets within Texas, Michigan, California, Arizona, and Florida. They accept applications for cash grants to support program and capital expenses of nonprofit organizations whose mission meets the foundation’s priorities for giving. This grant has 4 deadlines annually on the 15th of March, June, September and November. Next deadline is September 15, 2014. 

Corning Incorporated Foundation

Corning's areas of involvement have included community service programs for students, curriculum enrichment, student scholarships, facility improvement and instructional technology projects for the classroom. This has a rolling deadline.

Toyota USA Foundation

The Toyota USA Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of K‐12 education by supporting innovative programs and building partnerships with organizations dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, science and environmental science. A high priority is placed on the following: Creative and innovative programs which develop the potential of students and/or teachers; Programs which are broad in scope and incorporate systemic approach; and, Cost‐effective programs that possess a high potential for success with relatively low duplication of effort. Grants are provided to support the development and implementation of programs that generally range from $50,000 ‐ $500,000. The Foundation will only fund a program one time; however, a grant recipient may present a new program for consideration after three years. No deadline. 

Donor’s Choose

Donor’s Choose is an online charity connecting donors to classrooms with needs. There is no application deadline. Teachers register projects and receive material donations. 

Lockheed Martin Corporation

The Lockheed Martin Corporation is providing grants to nonprofits and K-12 schools that propose projects involving STEM education or community outreach. No deadline. 

GTECH Corporation After School Advantage Program

The GTECH Corporation is providing afterschool computer labs for inner-city youth, ages 5-15, located in certain states. Target states are: Rhode Island, Texas, Georgia, California, Kentucky, Ohio, New York, Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin. District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Virginia, Tennessee, and Florida. No deadline. 

FundingFactory / Environmental Reclamation Services, LLC

Environmental Reclamation Services, LLC is giving cash or new technology to schools and nonprofits that recycle printer cartridges, cell phones and other small electronics. This funding opportunity has a rolling deadline.

Kinder Morgan Foundation Education Grants

Kinder Morgan Foundation Education Grants fun educational programs for youth in grades K-12. These include academic programs, including tutoring, arts education programs and environmental education programs that work with local schools and meet curriculum standards. Grant sizes range from $1,000 to $,5000. This is a rolling grant with applications due the 10th of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November). Next Deadline: September 10, 2014. 

Ross Foundation

The Ross Foundation provides financial assistance to organizations that are qualified under the laws of the United States as a charitable organization for projects that directly benefit vulnerable children. The average grant size is $1,000 to $15,000 and funding must be used to address specific needs of the child/children you serve. There is no application deadline.

UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation

Grants of up to $5,000 each will help parents and caregivers pay for health-care services for sick children that are only partially covered by insurance plans. Services must aim to improve the children's quality of life, including dental treatments, eyeglasses, hearing aids, physical therapy, and speech therapy. Additional information is available on the foundation's web site. This grant has a rolling application deadline.

TechSoup

Applications are being accepted to receive donations of Cisco networking-solutions software, through a program sponsored by Cisco and TechSoup. Organizations receive equipment and hardware necessary to create a functioning network, and free technical support for five years from SmartNet, a Cisco-authorized technical-support organization. Cisco will donate other networking components as well. Organizations classified as tax-exempt may apply for the opportunity. The application deadline is open. 


Computers for Learning

 Free computers and technology are available from government organizations when they upgrade. The receiving organization must pay shipping and handling and refurbishing costs. There is no deadline for this opportunity.

Pathway to Financial Success Program

Applications are being accepted for grants from the Pathway to Financial Success program, These grants are administered by Discover Financial Services. Grants will support the creation of financial education classes at high schools. The application deadline for this grant opportunity is rolling.

Cigna Foundation

Cigna Foundation grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that work in one of the following areas: the elimination of ethnic and gender disparities in health care; the health of women, children, and families; mental-health services for needy children; obesity prevention; and improving communication between patients and doctors, as well as the promotion of health literacy. The application deadline for this opportunity is rolling.


School Lounge Makeover from California Casualty

Win a School Lounge Makeover, valued at $7,500, courtesy of California Casualty.  Although you can only enter the School Lounge Makeover contest once, so can every other employee at your school. The more entries received from your school, the more chances you have to win a $7,500 makeover of your school lounge, This contest is open to educators that are members of the National Education Association.

PNC Bank Fund for Charter Schools

PNC Bank is creating a fund for public charter schools that are looking to expand. The fund will target schools with a track record of academic and financial success that need more than $7 million in order to add capacity to an existing facility or buy a new one. The fund will advance up to 80 percent of the value of a school's property. Click here to learn more about financing resources available through PNC.

Halliburton Foundation Grants

The Halliburton Foundation will accept grant proposals from U.S. based non-profit organizations that serve the areas of education, health and health-related social services.

The Kroger Company Foundation

The Kroger Co. Foundation was established in 1987 to support charitable activities in the communities where Kroger customers and associates live and work. 501 (c)3 required.  No deadline. 

American Honda Foundation Grants

The American Honda Foundation 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, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment. Deadlines: 1st day of the month in February, May, August, November.  Next Deadline: August 1, 2014. 

Banks of America Grants

Working in partnership with community leaders, Bank of America's local market leadership directs the company’s giving through local grants that address pressing social, economic and cultural needs of communities across their global footprint. 

The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Grants

The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation keeps music alive in our schools by donating musical instruments to under-funded music programs, giving youngsters the many benefits of music education, helping them to be better students and inspiring creativity and expression through playing music.

STEM Grants website 

A great resource for STEM grant opportunities is STEMgrants.com. The site features information on grants for K-16.

No Kid Hungry Grants

Share Our Strength builds on its nationwide work to end childhood hunger through their No Kid Hungry grants. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry grants utilize funds raised through the Great American Bake Sale®, Dine Out for No Kid Hungry, and other sources to support innovative programs that help improve children’s access to vital ongoing programs that can help address hunger. Share Our Strength awards grants to nonprofit organizations, schools, and other eligible organizations who are involved in the following activities in a variety of activities detailed on the grant website. The average grant size is $5,000 to $10,000. No deadlines. 

The George Gund Foundation

The George Gund Foundation Trustees approve grants three times a year in the areas of arts, economic development, education, environment and human services. Ohio and Cuyahoga County are priority funding areas. Deadlines are: March 15, July 15 and November 15 annually.  Next deadline:November 15, 2014. 

Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Grants (Ohio only)

The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation has developed two grant programs: Open Grants and Grants-to-Educators. These are unique programs with different application procedures. The Foundation supports grants in two grant categories: Excellent Teaching and Deep Learning. Ohio is a priority funding area. Applications considered monthly - all year. 

Cleveland Foundation Grants (NW Ohio only)

For more than 95 years, the Cleveland Foundation has helped innovative ideas and programs come to life in Greater Cleveland's nonprofit community through Grantmaking. Their impact can be felt all over Northeast Ohio – in metropolitan parks, cultural institutions, neighborhoods and schools. They help give root to generations of new leaders through scholarships and internships. Their outreach touches people through all life's stages, from prenatal months to elder years. Each year, the Cleveland Foundation awards $80 million to $87 million in grants, primarily to nonprofit organizations in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties.  Rolling deadlines. 

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grants

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation's grant programs help improve the lives of people of all ages in many different communities. They offer several types of literacy grants. Grants are offered at least annually.  Check website for specific grant deadlines. 

  • Adult Literacy Grants,
  • Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Program
  • Family Literacy Grants
  • Summer Reading Grants
  • Youth Literacy Grants


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