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Money and Opportunities for Teachers (and your students)

If you are seeking funding for your school, the organizations below may provide just what you need! If are interested in writing a grant collaboratively with the Cary Institute Education Program, please contact us
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The Melinda Gray Ardea Foundation supports educators in developing environmental curricula Gives up to $1500 
Stewarts Shops gives donations to groups in New York that provide educational services  
Lowe's supports the building of outdoor clasrooms  
Environmental Excellence Awards Awards of up to $10,000 for groups of students K-12 
Environmental Science Education online course  
Earth Education workshops in New York  
River of Words poetry contest for students Submit by February 15, 2009 
American Honda Foundation  Grants of up to $100,000 are available for programs that benefit youth and science education  
Young Naturalist Awards Students in grades 7-12, cash awards, trip to NYC 
Hidden Valley Love Your Veggeis Grant for elementary schools $15,000 grants to support healthy eating in schools 
Siemens Challenge for middle school students Prizes for winning teams 
Planet Connect grants for high school students Sponsors high school students' ideas for solving environmental problems 
MTV Switch seed funding for climate change Up to $1,000 for students 12-20 
Hooked on Hydroponics Funding K-12 classrooms eligible; deadline 9/18/2009 
National Education Association Foundation Grants for teacher PD and student achievement; deadlines Feb 1, June 1 and October 1 annually. 
Captain Planet Foundation gives grants that promote understanding of environmental issues Grades 1-12; $250-$2,500; deadlines 12/31, 3/31, 6/30, 9/30  
Kids in Need Teacher Grants Between $100-$500 
Gannett supports community grants for education, neighborhood improvement, environmental conservation $1,000 to $5,000; deadlines Feb. 16 or August 17; must be in an area with a Gannett paper (Poughkeepsie, Ithaca, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam) 
Vernier Grants List  
Nickelodean Big Green Grant Up to 5K for environmental projects in schools, due Dec 31 2009 
NYSERDA Teacher Grants $500 for classroom projects that save energy; due Sept. 30, 2009 
Volvo Adventure Challenge Competition Projects based on teams of students 13-16, win up to $10,000; deadline January 31 2011 
Intel Schools of Distinction Award in Math & Science Schools that develop environmental curricula can receive $10,000; yearly deadlines usually in February 
Donors Choose for New York Teachers Double your impact; if you are a NY teacher they will automatically get you half of your request 
State Farm Youth Service Grants Funds student projects in environmental conservation 
NEA Foundation Up to $5,000 for educators especially for summer study; due October 15 
Environmental Education Awards for HS Teachers Deadline is Jan 15, 2010; winners receive $5000 and a trip to DC 
Clean Air Cool Planet Grants Supports school programs and partnerships to reduce energy needs 
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