Educational Grant Providers and Funding Sources

Grant Resources

While we do not provide our own grants, we have provided a list of popular educational grant providers and funding sources beyond Title I, II, III, IV, Perkins, and IDEA.


National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
This site provides a variety of science-related grants available through multiple organizations. The information is sorted by deadline and shows the category and grade levels for the funding.
http://www.nsta.org/about/awards.aspx
http://www.nsta.org/publications/calendar/
National Science Foundation (NSF)
This website allows you to put in keywords such as STEM, elementary, physical science, etc. to find exactly what you want.
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
Grants Alert
This site allows you to search for grants by an alphabetic list, grant types (corporate, federal, foundation, and state), state, or date added. There are also sections titled Grant News, Grant Talk, and Fundraising. You can also find information on grant writers and information on writing grants.
http://www.grantsalert.com/grants/all
NEA Foundation
This site is for NEA members only and focuses on learning and leadership that comes from student achievement. Grants are available for professional development and their deadlines are February 1, June 1, and October 15.
http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/grants-to-educators/
Edutopia
This site has information on grants, contests and awards, and classroom resources.
http://www.edutopia.org/grants-and-resources
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
This site has a variety of grants available for solutions and professional development.
http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=198
Grant Wrangler
This site has grants and awards sorted by categories such as STEM, Technology, Math, Science, etc.
http://www.grantwrangler.com/
The Grantsmanship
This site has grants sorted by state and foundations.  They offer a 5-day training for grant funding.

https://www.tgci.com/funding-sources

Space Grant Consortia

This NASA initiative supports the advancement of science and engineering education, research, and public outreach. Funds are available for both curricular and professional development and are provided annually through grants at the state level. Check your state for grant availability.

https://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/spacegrant/home/Space_Grant_Consortium_Websites.html

Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) Grant Program

Created by the US Department of Education, the program aims to increase student achievement by enhancing the preparation of prospective teachers and the professional development activities for current teachers. TQP grants will support partnerships between institutions of higher education and high-need school districts. Look for the availability of funds in your state.

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/tqpartnership/index.html

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
This site provides a variety of STEM-related grants. The information is sorted by deadline and shows the category and grade levels for the funding. It also has a helpful overview guide of the entire grant process.

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/grants_process.htm

First Energy – Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland
This site proudly supports classroom projects and teacher professional-development initiatives focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). They offer grants up to $1,000 to educators at schools and youth groups in communities served by their electric operating companies, other areas where they have facilities, and where they do business (states listed above).

https://www.firstenergycorp.com/community/education/educational_grants.html

Adopt a Classroom
This site provides a variety of STEM-related grants. The organization’s mission is ‘to give teachers a hand and provide needed classroom materials so their students can succeed.’

https://www.adoptaclassroom.org/

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
This site has grants and awards sorted by categories such as STEM, Technology, Math, Science, etc.

http://www.sloan.org/apply-for-grants/

Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
This site provides a variety of post-secondary and adult educational grant programs.

https://ies.ed.gov/funding/

MacArthur Foundation
This organization has many grants and awards sorted by categories such as STEM, Technology, Math, Science, etc.The information is sorted by deadline and shows the category and grade levels for the funding.

https://www.macfound.org/grants/

Lumina Foundation
This organization has many grants and awards. Their mission focuses on both student access and success in higher education with an emphasis on attainment.

https://www.luminafoundation.org/grants

Ford Foundation
This organization has many grants and awards. Their mission focuses on addressing and responding to inequality by making grants available in seven interconnected areas that together, they believe, can help challenge inequality. 

http://www.fordfound.org/work/our-grants/

Spencer Foundation
This organization has many grants and awards. Their mission focuses on addressing and responding to inequality by making grants available in seven interconnected areas that together, they believe, can help challenge inequality. 

http://www.spencer.org/what-we-fund

Henry Luce Foundation
This organization has STEM-related grants and awards. Their focus is on higher education, as over half of all grant monies awarded through the foundation since its establishment have been to higher education institutions. Though, the organization awards monies to applicants who align with the foundation’s mission and goals.

http://www.hluce.org/highedu.aspx

Kauffman Foundation
This organization focuses their grant making and operations on two areas – educational achievement and entrepreneurial success – which their founder believed were crucial in developing self-sufficient people and a vibrant economy and society.  Grants and awards may be viewed through their site. 

http://www.kauffman.org/what-we-do

Afterschool Alliance
This organization provides a list of funding opportunities for STEM education from a wide collection of agencies, foundations, and organizations. This is not a comprehensive list of available funding sources, but rather some of the larger pools of funding available nationally. For local and state funding opportunities, view the statewide afterschool network. 

http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/STEMfunding.cfm

Grants for Teachers
This site provides a list of funding opportunities for from a wide collection of agencies, foundations, and organizations. This is not a comprehensive list of available funding sources, but rather some of the larger pools of funding available nationally. The information is sorted by deadline and shows the category and grade levels for the funding.

http://www.grantsforteachers.com/

Toshiba America Foundation
This organization accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making STEM more engaging for their students.  They have an array of awards for grades 6-12.  Grant requests for $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis, throughout the calendar year.  Grant requests for $5,000 or more are accepted and reviewed twice a year – August 1st and February 1st each year. 

http://www.toshiba.com/taf/612.jsp

North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA)
This site is for NCSTA members only and focuses on awarding funds for supplies, materials, equipment, printing, travel and other expenses related to an innovative curriculum project involving students in a unique way.  Grants are reviewed twice a year, and their deadlines are (Spring) March 1 and (Fall) September 1.

http://www.grantsforteachers.com/

Grants.gov
This site provides a wide list of funding opportunities. The information is sorted by deadline and shows the category and grade levels for the funding.

https://www.grants.gov/

3M United States
This organization partners with schools, universities and other community organizations around the globe to ensure students and teachers have the tools, resources, and knowledge they need to succeed. It is through these interactions that they support the next generation of great leaders, thinkers, and creators. 

http://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/gives-us/education/

Lockheed Martin
This organization is committed to a program of philanthropy that supports the Corporation’s strategic business goals and invests in the quality of life in the communities where our employees work and live. Applications are accepted year-round. Evaluations are typically 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.

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/who-we-are/community/philanthropy.html

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
This organization awards program development grants (PDG) to support the strategic activities of SWE members, and to provide funding for various Society level Committee projects. 

http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/program-development-grants

Verizon
This organization partners with schools, universities and other community organizations who share common priorities are STEM education for K-12 youth and domestic violence education and prevention for youth, women, and older adults. New applications are by invitation only. Though, you asked to contact Denise Loughlin  (denise.g.loughlin@verizon.com) in order to verify that you are eligible to apply. 

http://www.verizon.com/about/responsibility/giving-and-grants

Vanderbilt University – Center for Teaching (CFT) Grant Funding Resources for Educational Initiatives
This site has a variety of sources of grant funding that are available to support educational initiatives at the college and university level. You will find information on databases of funding opportunities as well as several different funding agencies.

https://cft.vanderbilt.edu//cft/guides-sub-pages/grant-funding/

Do you know of additional sources for funding?

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