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The Big List of K-12 Education Grants

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Companies offer grants and schools can definitely use them! Here is our big list of school and classroom education grants, separated by category so you can find the ones that best work for your school.

(Want to submit your grant for us to review? Send details, including the grant amount and deadline, to resources@weareteachers.com!)

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General Education Grants

 

Association of American Educators Foundation

  • What It Is: 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.
  • Award: $500
  • Deadline: October 1, 2020

ConocoPhillips

  • What It Is: ConocoPhillips offers Charitable Investment Grants in the areas of education, the arts, health and safety, natural resources, civic and social services, and disaster relief. 
  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: July 31, 2020

Ezra Jacks Keats Foundation

  • What It Is: Mini-Grant programs give teachers and librarians a unified, flexible way to meet Common Core goals—and offer students a fun experience, a sense of achievement and a source of pride.
  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: Fall, 2020

From Failure to Promise

  • What It Is: Dr. C. Moorer and Associates, Inc. offers grants that support educators in helping their students succeed and go from “Failure to Promise.” 
  • Award: Up to $500
  • Deadline: July 31, 202                                                                                                                                         

STEAM Education Grants

American Chemical Society

  • What It Is: The ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Classroom Grants support ideas that enhance classroom learning, foster student development, and reveal the wonders of chemistry.
  • Award: $1,500
  • Deadline: June 1, 2020

AFCEA

  • What It Is: The Gravely & Paige Grants provide funding to elementary and middle schools in the United States to promote STEM innovation in the classrooms with emphasis on academic programs
  • Award: Up to $1,000
  • Deadline: July 31, 2020

FirstEnergy

  • What It Is: FirstEnergy encourages original, inventive and creative classroom projects and teacher professional development in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.
  • Award: Up to $1,000
  • Deadline: July 31, 2020

The Connection

  • What It Is: Looking for a new way to make learning engaging? Eligible K-12 teachers may apply to win grant money to use toward the purchase of technology equipment for your students. 
  • Award: Up to $1,000
  • Deadline: August 3, 2020

AIAA

  • What It Is: A clear connection to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) with an emphasis on Aerospace must be included in the grant proposal.
  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: January 15, 2021

AEP

  • What It Is: AEP has a special interest in science, mathematics, technology, the study of energy and a sustainable environment, and energy efficiency.
  • Award: $100-$500
  • Deadline: February 28, 2021

 
                                                                                                                                                   

Literacy Education Grants

Believe in Literacy

  • What It Is: Believe in Reading awards grants to existing and provably successful literacy programs.
  • Award: $1,000-$10,000
  • Deadline: Ongoing

Dollar General Literacy Foundation

  • What It Is: Schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations who help students that are below grade level or having trouble reading are eligible to apply.
  • Award: $4,000
  • Deadline: May 21, 2020

International Literacy Association

  • What It Is: The Constance McCullough International Research Grant is awarded annually to assist a member of the International Literacy Association in the investigation of reading-related problems and to encourage international professional development activities that are carried out in countries outside of the U.S. or Canada. 
  • Award: $2,000
  • Deadline: June 1, 2020

International Literacy Association

  • What It Is: The Diane Lapp & James Flood Professional Collaborator Award recognizes an ongoing professional collaboration between two or more people who regularly contribute to the professional knowledge base of literacy educators. 
  • Deadline: June 1, 2020

Regie Routman

  • What It Is: The International Literacy Association (ILA) Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Grant is an annual award that honors an outstanding K-8 classroom teacher dedicated to improving and enriching the teaching and learning of purposeful reading and writing across the curriculum.
  • Award: $2,500
  • Deadline: June 1, 2020

 
                                                                                                                                                   

Arts Education Grants

Mockingbird Foundation

  • What It Is: The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc. offers competitive grants to schools and nonprofit organizations that effect improvements in music education for children.
  • Award: $100-$10,000
  • Deadline: August 1, 2020

P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education Grants

  • What It Is: For projects within schools serving all children that integrates the arts into educational programs. The purpose for this grant is to aid and support teachers who wish to establish or maintain an effective learning tool using the visual arts within the school day.
  • Award: Up to $1,000
  • Deadline: September 30, 2020

The Shubert Foundation

  • What It Is: The Shubert Foundation awards unrestricted grants for general operating support in the areas of dance and theater.
  • Award: Up to $1,000
  • Deadline: October 16, 2020

Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation

  • What It Is: The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation awards grants to organizations for whom a small amount of money can make a big difference. The Foundation will consider requests to support schools, museums, cultural, and performing arts programs. 
  • Award: $1,000-$20,000
  • Deadline: November 10, 2020

Classics for Kids

  • What It Is: Money toward the following instruments: violins, violas, cellos, double basses.
  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: Ongoing

 
                                                                                                                                                   

After School Programs, Clubs, and Field Trip Grants

Road Runners Club

  • What It Is: Since 2007, the RRCA and Kids Run the Nation have assisted running clubs, schools, and community nonprofits interested in implementing or currently hosting youth running programs.
  • Award: $500-$1,000
  • Deadline: August 1, 2020

Target

  • What It Is: Education grants to local K-12 schools to support educational field trips.
  • Award: $700
  • Deadline: October 1, 2020

WalMart

  • What It Is: Providing afterschool enrichment, tutoring or vocational training for low income individuals and families in the United States.
  • Award: $250-$2,500
  • Deadline: December 31, 2020

Verizon

  • What It Is: For education grants, Verizon Foundation funding is intended to support, among other things, projects that promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (“STEM”), including, for example, summer or after school programs, teacher training, and research on improving learning in STEM areas through use of technology. New applications are by invitation only.
  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: Ongoing

 
                                                                                                                                                   

Education Grants for School Grounds

KaBOOM!

  • What It Is: Keurig Dr Pepper & KABOOM! have teamed up to offer $15,000 grants to be used toward the purchase of playground equipment. 
  • Award: $15,000
  • Deadline: June 19, 2020

Green Thumb

  • What It Is: GEF offers free programs that provide curricula and hands-on activities to inspire K-12 students and teachers to think holistically about global sustainability concerns and solutions.
  • Award: Up to $500
  • Deadline: September 30, 2020

Whole Kids

  • What It Is: Through their Garden Grant program, schools and non-profit organizations turn outdoor spaces into powerful hands-on learning gardens that connect kids with food, spark their curiosity and support classroom curriculum.
  • Award: $3,000
  • Deadline: October 15, 2020

Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation & KidsGardening

  • What It Is: Awards provide funding for the development of new and expansion of existing youth garden programs and greenspaces serving 15 or more youth. Winners will be selected based on their commitment to the maintenance and sustainability of their garden program including plans for growth and future fiscal stability.
  • Award: Up to $1,000
  • Deadline: February 14, 2021

Good Sports

  • What It Is: Get sports equipment for your school!
  • Award: Equipment from their catalog.
  • Deadline: Ongoing

Plus, Guidance for Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants

 

(Don’t see your company or grant on the list? Submit it to us to review! Send details, including the grant amount and deadline, to resources@weareteachers.com!)

Posted by Nikki Katz

Nikki Katz is the Managing Editor at WeAreTeachers. She is also an author and an ex-rocket scientist. Her two young adult novels 'The Midnight Dance' and 'The King's Questioner' are on sale in stores now!

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