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Project Grants

  • Academic Enrichment Grants

    The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning. The Academic Enrichment Grants provide funding for programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic and creative abilities of children from low-income households. Maximum Grant: $10,000.

  • ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Grant

    Amount: $1,500

    Description: The American Chemical Society gives innovative chemistry teachers the opportunity to put their ideas into action. The ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Grant was established to promote dynamic and engaging scientific exploration in students. It is awarded to high school teachers who wish to enhance classroom learning and raise students' interest in chemistry. Funds can be used to purchase laboratory equipment, supplies and instructional materials, but also the cost of professional development opportunities, field studies and science outreach events.

  • AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant Program

    Amount: $200

    Description: The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts is dedicated to the importance of STEM education and awards $200 in grants to K-12 teachers who want to incorporate new ways of teaching science, technology, education and mathematics into their classroom. Funds can be used to purchase laboratory equipment, math and science software, robotics supplies, and other items that will add depth and dimension to your lessons.

  • American Library Association

    The ALA offers a variety of grants to school librarians, media professionals and teachers. A comprehensive list can be found on their website.


    Amount: N/A

    Discount: While not a traditional grant, is an excellent way of raising funds for your classroom. Public school teachers essentially propose classroom projects and post their proposals on the website. In these proposals, you will include very specific items that you need, ranging from standard tool supplies to microscopes, laboratory equipment and computer software. Donors browse the site and have the opportunity to donate money to your cause.

  • Elmer's Teacher Tool Kit Grant

    Amount: $100 to $500

    Description: The Kids in Need Foundation, a leading organization aiming to provide free school supplies to students in need, has partnered with the educational product company Elmer's to create grants specifically for classroom supplies. The Teacher's Tool Kit Grant lets K-12 teachers in high-needs schools fund classroom projects that aim to foster creativity and critical thinking in students. Grants are awarded based on financial need, a description of how the project meets the students' needs and the number of students who will be involved. The application is available on the Kids in Need Foundation's website.

  • Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics Grants

    Amount: up to $6,000

    Description: The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NTCM) offers this grant for math teachers in grades PreK through 5 who have demonstrated a commitment to strengthening their own teaching methods and applying innovative new ides to their classrooms. Applicants must have the support of their principals and be members of NCTM. Funds may be used for professional development, including college coursework, fees associated with attendance at national conferences and material resources. This is one of numerous NTCM grants available to teachers.

  • Entomological Foundation

    Mini-grants are available from the Entomological Foundation for curriculum development efforts or workshops emphasizing the uses of insects in K-12 educational settings. Maximum Grant: $2,100

  • IRA Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Grant

    Amount: $2,500

    Description: The International Reading Association awards grants to outstanding public school teachers in schools that serve low-income families. You must work with elementary school students in grades K-6, and 60 percent of the school's students must be eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. Grants are used to support you in improving the quality of reading and writing education through innovative approaches that combine learning and real world contexts. It is one of numerous IRA grants for efforts to improve literacy.

  • Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams

    Amount: up to $10,000

    Description: The Lemelson-MIT Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recognizes the important achievements of inventors and has created the InvenTeams initiative, a grant program that focuses exclusively on STEM education. The InvenTeams program encourages hands-on engagement and the application of science, technology, education and mathematics concepts to the solving of real world problems. Teams of students and teachers apply for InvenTeams grant by finding a timely and relevant societal issue, and conceptualizing an technological invention that can help solve that problem. Up to 15 teams are chosen to receive grants that help fund the actual invention of their idea.

  • Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

    The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation supports music education and its many benefits through the donation of new and refurbished musical instruments to underserved school and community music programs and individual students nationwide. K-12 schools can apply for this grant. The foundation makes repairs to damaged instruments, distributes refurbished instruments and then purchases new instruments.

  • Music Is Revolution

    The Music Is Revolution Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by musician and rock icon Michael Davis of the MC5 to provide $500 grants to public school teachers who incorporate music education into their curriculums. The grants are offered to teachers at all grade levels and in all subjects (not just to music teachers, but to teachers of any subject).
    Deadline: January 15th, April 15th and October 15th of every year.
    Maximum Grant: $500

  • National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM) grants and awards

    List of all grants and awards available to teachers.

  • National Science Teachers Association awards and recognition

    List of all awards and recognitions available to teachers.

  • NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants

    Amount: $2,000 to $5,000

    Description: The NEA Foundation allows practicing public school teachers to apply for the funding of programs designed to improve the academic achievement of students. You must create a plan that fosters critical thinking and problem solving in students and aims to expand their comprehension of various subjects. The grant will fund your efforts for 12 months, and funding may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation and technology — any part of the proposed plan that has a direct impact on the students' learning. For specific application information, visit the NEA Foundation's application instructions page.

  • NWA Sol Hirsch Education Fund Grants

    Amount: $750

    Description: The National Weather Association aims to support the importance of meteorology in elementary, middle and high school by awarding grants to teachers who demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of meteorology education, a science subject that is frequently overlooked. Funds may be used for the purchasing of materials or equipment, the establishment of community outreach science programs or professional development. You can apply for the grant here.

  • P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education

    Each year the Foundation for Children's Education has made available five $1,000 grants to be awarded to educators who need money to further their program goals. The purpose is to aid and support teachers who wish to establish effective art learning tools to teach children with learning disabilities and other special needs. Maximum Grant: $1,000

  • Pets in the Classroom

    For teachers in grades K-8, grants to support pets or aquariums in the classroom for the purposes of teaching children to bond with and care for their pets responsibly. Amounts vary, a variety of grants available.

  • Sprint Character Education Grant Program

    The Sprint Character Education Grant Program accepts applications for funding of character education programs promoting leadership, youth volunteerism, character education and school pride. Grants will fund the purchase of resource materials, supplies, teacher training and equipment that facilitates character education for K-12 students. The program is open to all US public schools (K-12) and US public school districts.

  • Target Field Trip Grants

    Amount: $700

    Description: Since 2007, the Target Company has donated more than $16 million in grants to the improvement of education. As part of their efforts, Target seeks to expand the parameters of the classroom by providing opportunities for you to fund educational excursions for your classes. Each Target store in the United States will award three Target Field Trip Grants, enabling one in 25 schools throughout the country to send a classroom on a field trip. Funds may be used for transportation, registration for events, admission prices and other field trip expenditures.

  • Toshiba America Foundation

    TAF offers grants for K-12 teachers, in public or private schools, for the creation of projects designed to improve instruction for students. 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.

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