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Updated December 2, 2010


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Grant Name:
ING Foundation Educational Grants

Funded by:
ING Foundation

Description:
The ING Foundation is the charitable-giving arm of ING in the Americas. The Foundation awards grants to non-profit organizations addressing a variety of community needs and resources, focusing on four primary areas: children's education, financial literacy, diversity, and environmental sustainability.

Program Areas:
Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Science, Environment, Social Studies, Vocational

Recipients:
Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools, Higher Education

Proposal Deadline:
12/15/10, Quarterly

Average Amount:
$2,500.00

Contact Person:
Luis Abarca, Jr., Manager of Community Relations

Telephone:
770-980-6580

Email:
ingfoundation@us.ing.com

Website:
http://ing.us/about-ing/citizenship/ing-foundation-grants

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
Pets in the Classroom Grant

Funded by:
Pet Care Trust

Description:
Pets in the Classroom is an educational grants program to support school teachers with aquarium fish or small pets in the classroom. The Pet Care Trust understands that many school teachers have very limited resources for the support of classroom animals. Thats why the Trust sponsors this program to help teachers support pets in the classroom through direct, no-hassle grants. You can obtain a grant or coupon for the purchase of new pets, pet environments, or pet food and supplies for existing classroom pets.

Program Areas:
Miscellaneous, Science/Environment

Recipients:
Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools

Proposal Deadline:
None

Average Amount:
$50.00 - $150.00

Telephone:
443-640-1060

Email:
nina@ksgroup.org

Website:
http://www.petsintheclassroom.org

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
CHS Foundation Mini-Grants

Funded by:
CHS Foundation

Description:
The CHS Foundation grants up to $1,000 to innovative academic and leadership programs that strengthen student learning and enhance professional development. Examples include: leadership training opportunities, mentorship programs, professional development experiences, and student fundraising efforts. Student eligibility and funding criteria: must be a campus-sanctioned club/organization; must have an agricultural-related focus; may receive only one grant per academic semester; and must have an advisor/contact person. Regular and ongoing club expenses are ineligible.

Program Areas:
Professional Development, Science/Environment, Vocational

Recipients:
Public Schools, Private/Charter School, Higher Education

Proposal Deadline:
None

Average amount:
$1,000.00

Telephone:
800-814-0506

Email:
info@chsfoundation.org

Website:
http://www.chsfoundation.org/scholarshipprog.html#minigrants

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
United States Japan Foundation Educational Grants

Funded by:
United States Japan Foundation

Description:
Giving primarily in the U.S. and Japan to promote stronger ties between Americans and Japanese by supporting projects that foster mutual knowledge and education, deepen understanding, create effective channels of communication, and address common concerns in an increasingly interdependent world. The current focus of grant making activities is in the areas of communication/public opinion, precollege education, and policy studies. No grants to individuals or for building or endowment funds, capital campaigns, or deficit operations. No grants for projects in the arts involving performances, exhibitions, or productions, or for sports exchanges or student exchanges.

Program Areas:
Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies

Recipients:
Public School, Private/Charter School, Higher Education, Other

Proposal Deadline:
December 15, 2010 (also July 15, 2011)

Average Amount:
$25,000.00 - $50,000.00

Contact Person:
David Janes, Director of Foundation Grants

Telephone:
212-481-8753

Email:
info@us-jf.org

Website:
http://www.us-jf.org

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
Smart Family Foundation Educational Grants

Funded by:
Smart Family Foundation

Description:
Giving on a national basis for education projects, particularly projects that impact primary and secondary school children. No grants to individuals.

Program Areas:
General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies

Recipients:
Public School, Private/Charter School, Higher Education, Other

Proposal Deadline:
None

Average Amount:
$5,000.00 - $100,000.00

Contact Person:
Raymond L. Smart, President

Telephone:
203-834-0400

Address:
74 Pin Oak Lane, Wilton, CT 06897

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
Bob Costas Grants for the Teaching of Writing

Funded by:
College Board

Description:
Each year the College Board recognizes exceptional teachers of grades 6 through 12 for the innovative methods they use to develop their students' writing skills. Grants of $3,000 each will be awarded to teachers who are doing an inspiring job of teaching their students to write and who will benefit most from a grant to enhance a successful project. The award was named for Bob Costas, the Emmy Award-winning broadcaster and author, for his dedication to the craft of writing and his generous public service work on behalf of the National Commission on Writing.

Program Areas:
Journalism, Reading

Recipients:
Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools

Proposal Deadline:
11/19/10

Average Amount:
$3,000.00

Website:
http://professionals.collegeboard.com/k-12/awards/costas

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
It's All About The Fruit Program

Funded by:
National Gardening Association and Jamba Juice

Description:
The National Gardening Association is accepting applications from U.S. schools for Jamba Juice "It's All About the Fruit" grants, which will provide selected schools with fruit trees to create engaging nutrition and gardening experiences. The grant is open to schools and community garden programs in the United States with at least fifteen children between the ages of 3 and 18. Applications will be evaluated based on plans to promote nutrition education, ideas for incorporating fruit tree activities into the curriculum, and the ability to sustain the program over multiple years. Twenty recipients will be selected to receive fruit trees valued at $500. Trees will be selected based on recommended varieties for each area.

Program Areas:
Health/PE, Science/Environment

Recipients:
Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools

Proposal Deadline:
11/29/10

Average Amount:
$500.00

Website:
http://www.kidsgardening.org/grants/jamba.asp

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
The Fender Music Foundation Grants

Funded by:
The Fender Music Foundation

Description:
The Fender Music Foundation accepts information from grant candidates through its Grant Candidate Form. Qualifying applicants are established, ongoing and sustainable music programs in the United States, which provide music instruction for people of any age who would not otherwise have the opportunity to make music. The intent of the program must be music instruction, not music appreciation or entertainment, and the participants/students cannot be professional or career musicians. Almost all of the selected programs to which grants are awarded fall into the following categories: In-school music classes, in which the students make music; sfter-school music programs that are not run by the school; or music therapy programs, in which the participants make the music.

Program Areas:
After-School, Arts

Recipients:
Public Schools, Other

Proposal Deadline:
None

Average amount:
$500.00 - $5,000.00

Telephone:
818-706-8742

Email:
info@fendermusicfoundation.org

Website:
http://www.fendermusicfoundation.org/grants/index.cfm?sec=overview

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
Adopt-A-Classroom Educational Grants

Funded by:
Adopt-A-Classroom

Description:
Teachers who register at the Adopt-a-Classroom web site can be adopted by an individual, a business, or a foundation. Once adopted, teachers will receive credit to purchase items that enrich the learning environment, including classroom technology.

Program Areas:
General Education, Science/Environment, Technology

Recipients:
Public School

Proposal Deadline:
None

Average Amount:
$500.00

Telephone:
877-444-7666

Email:
info@adoptaclassroom.com

Website:
http://www.adoptaclassroom.com

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
National Rifle Association Grants

Funded by:
National Rifle Association

Description:
The National Rifle Association (NRA) Foundation awards grants to youth programs, schools, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies for projects and programs that deal with firearms and hunting safety. Projects must fit into one of the following categories: charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, educational, or fostering amateur sports competition. Over sixty percent of the grants awarded annually by the NRA are to youth programs. Youth programs may request up to $10,000 in grants. Programs must apply through one of the three field representatives in each state. The representatives meet in January to approve grants for that year.

Program Areas:
Health/PE, Vocational

Recipients:
Public School, Higher Education, Other

Proposal Deadline:
11/30/10

Average Amount:
$10,000.00

Website:
http://www.friendsofnra.org/National.aspx?cid=9

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
CVS Community Grants for Public Schools Creating Inclusive School Settings

Funded by:
CVS

Description:
To ensure that we make a positive impact, the 2010 Community Grants Program will focus on a few key areas. One area is on public schools for children with disabilities that promote a greater level of inclusion in student activities and extracurricular programs. CVS is devoted to supporting organizations that enrich the lives of children with disabilities through inclusive programs. Through the Community Grants Program, CVS works to ensure that students are not left behind in school. Proposed programs must be fully inclusive; children with disabilities must be full participants in early childhood, adolescent, or teenage programs alongside their typically developing peers.

Program Areas:
After-School, Disabilities, General Education

Recipients:
Public Schools

Proposal Deadline:
10/31/10

Average Amount:
$500.00 - $5,000.00

Website:
http://www.cvscaremark.com/community/our-impact/community-grants/public-schools

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
The Lawrence Foundation Grants

Funded by:
The Lawrence Foundation

Description:
The foundation is focused on making grants to support environmental, education, human services, and other causes although our interests are fairly diverse and may lead us into other areas on an occasional basis. We make both program and operating grants and do not have any geographic restrictions on our grants.

Program Areas:
After-School, Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Math, Miscellaneous, Reading, Safe/Drug-Free Schools, Science/Environment, Social Studies

Recipients:
Public Schools, Other

Proposal Deadline:
10/31/10

Average Amount:
$5,000.00 - $100,000.00

Telephone:
970-870-9456

Email:
info@thelawrencefoundation.org

Website:
http://www.thelawrencefoundation.org

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
Company Grants

Funded by:
State Farm Companies Foundation

Description:
State Farm is committed to meeting the needs of our communities by focusing our giving in three areas: Safe Neighbors (safety), Strong Neighborhoods (community development), and Education Excellence (education).

Program Areas:
Adult Literacy, After-School, Arts, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Disabilities, Early Childhood, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE, Homeless, Math, Professional Development, Reading, Safe/Drug-Free Schools, Science/Environment, Social Studies, Special Education

Recipients:
Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools, Higher Education, Other

Proposal Deadline:
10/31/10

Average amount:
$10,000.00

Website:
http://www.statefarm.com/about/part_spos/grantsogrants.asp

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
Soccer Educational Grants

Funded by:
U.S. Soccer Foundation

Description:
The Foundation's Annual Grants Cycle includes the following Grant types: Program, Field, and Synthetic Field. Applicants must be a not-for-profit organization, school, municipality, college or university, public school, or sovereign tribal nation that meets the established focus for the 2010 Grant Cycle and apply for a soccer-specific program or field building project. No funding for a program or project that discriminates by race, creed, color, sex, or national origin; a single individual; foreign projects or individuals; for-profit organizations; grants awarded to one organization for the purpose of granting to another; or political campaigns.

Program Areas:
After-School, General Education, Health/PE

Recipients:
Public School, Private/Charter School, Higher Education, Other

Proposal Deadline:
10/29/2010

Average Amount:
Up to $100,000.00

Telephone:
202-872-9277

Email:
bsh@ussoccerfoundation.org

Website:
http://www.ussoccerfoundation.org/site/c.ipIQKXOvFoG/b.5482645/k.C652/Grants.htm

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
Education, Literacy, and Health Grants

Funded by:
Verizon Foundation

Description:
The purpose of this program is to assist programs to increase their literacy and educational success; avoid being an abuser or a victim of domestic violence; and achieve and sustain their health and safety.

Program Areas:
Adult Literacy, At-Risk/Character, Disabilities, Family Services, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies

Recipients:
Public School, Private/Charter School, Higher Education, Other

Proposal Deadline:
10/31/10

Average Amount:
Up to $1,000,000.00

Telephone:
800-360-7955

Email:
verizon.foundation@verizon.com

Website:
http://foundation.verizon.com/grant/guidelines.shtml

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
Field Trip Grants

Funded by:
Target

Description:
Good news! Registration is open for the Target Field Trip Grants program. We'll be awarding 5,000 grants of $700 each to schools for the upcoming school year. Teachers can use a grant to fund a school field trip that connects their curriculum to out-of-school experiences. This is a great way to engage and inspire students. You can apply any time before September 30, 2010.

Program Areas:
General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies

Recipients:
Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools

Proposal Deadline:
9/30/10

Average Amount:
$700.00

Website:
http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId-WCMP04-031880

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
Teacher Grants

Funded by:
The Kids in Need Foundation

Description:
Kids In Need Teacher Grants provide K-12 educators with funding to provide innovative learning opportunities for their students. The Kids In Need Foundation helps to engage students in the learning process by supporting our most creative and important educational resource -- our nation's teachers. All certified K-12 teachers in the U.S. are eligible.

Program Areas:
Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Technology, All Other

Recipients:
Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools

Proposal Deadline:
9/30/10

Average Amount:
$100.00 - $500.00

Telephone:
877-296-1231

Email:
info@kidsinneed.net

Website:
http://www.kidsinneed.net/grants/index.php

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
Video Description Research and Development Center

Funded by:
U.S. Department of Education

Description:
The purpose of this program is to (1) improve results for children with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) support educational media services activities designed to be of value in the classroom setting to children with disabilities; and (3) provide support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom setting. This program supports technology development, demonstration, and utilization. Educational media activities, such as video descriptions and captioning of educational materials, also are supported.

Program Areas:
Disabilities, Special Education

Recipients:
Public Schools, Higher Education, Other

Proposal Deadline:
10/12/10

Average amount:
$1,000,000.00

Total Amount:
$36 million

Telephone:
877-433-7827

Email:
edpubs@ed.gov

Website:
http://www2.ed.gov/programs/oseptms/index.html

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
2010 Subaru Healthy Sprouts Awards

Funded by:
National Gardening Association & Subaru

Description:
The Subaru Healthy Sprouts Award recognizes and supports youth gardening programs focused on teaching about our environment, nutrition, and hunger issues in the United States. Through winning programs, youth will learn the skills necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle compatible with environmental stewardship and gain an understanding of how their actions can positively impact the well being of their community.

Program Areas:
Science/Environment

Recipients:
Public School, Private School, Other

Proposal Deadline:
10/1/2010

Average Amount:
$500.00

Website:
http://www.kidsgardening.com/grants/healthysprouts.asp

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation Grants

Funded by:
Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation

Description:
This foundation provides grants on a national basis in communities where Lowe's operates stores and distribution centers. Primary focus areas are community improvement projects and public education, with priority given to K-12 public schools. No grants to individuals or families, religious organizations, and church or denomination-sponsored programs. In addition, no grants are provided for events or special events; sponsorship of fundraising events; advertising or marketing; athletic events or athletic programs; arts-based programs; travel-related events; book, film, video, or television program development or production; capital campaigns, endowments, or endowed chairs; continuing education for teachers and staff; institutional overhead and/or indirect costs; memorial campaigns; continuing support; international programs; or tickets to events. No grants for stipends or salaries.

Program Areas:
Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies, Vocational

Recipients:
Public School

Proposal Deadline:
None

Average Amount:
$5,000.00 - $25,000.00

Telephone:
704-758-2831

Email:
Cindy.l.williams@lowes.com

Website:
http://www.lowes.com/community

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
Barbara Bush National Grant Program

Funded by:
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

Description:
The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is pleased to announce its 2011 National Grant competition. The Foundation's grant-making program seeks to develop or expand projects designed to support the development of literacy skills for adult primary care givers and their children. A total of approximately $650,000 will be awarded; no grant request should exceed $65,000.

Program Areas:
Library, Reading

Recipients:
Public Schools, Higher Education, Other

Proposal Deadline:
9/10/10

Average Amount:
At least $6,500.00

Telephone:
202-955-5890

Website:
http://www.barbarabushfoundation.com/site/c.jhLSK2PALmF/
b.4344681/k.66AC/National_Grant_Program.htm

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
PTA Healthy Lifestyles Grant

Funded by:
PTA

Description:
PTA Healthy Lifestyles promotes good nutrition and regular physical activity in order to address the nations childhood obesity epidemic. One-third of American children and youth are either obese or at risk of becoming obese. Increased access to high-calorie good-tasting, inexpensive foods, along with increasingly sedentary lifestyles, has contributed to the rise in childhood obesity. In addition, the reduction and elimination of recess in as many as 40 percent of U.S. school districts has limited students physical activity during the school day. The obesity epidemic may not only decrease quality of life with the onset of diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic diseases but also reduce the life expectancy of todays children. Further, consistent findings show that obesity is often associated with poor levels of academic achievement.

Program Areas:
Health/PE

Recipients:
Public Schools, Private/Charter School

Proposal Deadline:
9/10/10

Average Amount:
$1,000.00

Telephone:
800-307-4782

Email:
HealthyLifestyles@PTA.org

Website:
http://www.pta.org/pta_healthy_lifestyles_award.asp

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
Patagonia Environmental Grants

Funded by:
Patagonia

Description:
We support small, grassroots activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect our environment. We help local groups working to protect local habitat, and think the individual battles to protect a specific stand of forest, stretch of river, or indigenous wild species are the most effective in raising more complicated issues -- "particularly those of biodiversity and ecosystem protection" -- in the public mind. We look for innovative groups that produce measurable results, and we like to support efforts that force the government to abide by its own "our own" laws. Your efforts should be quantifiable, with specific goals, objectives and action plans, and should include measures for evaluating success. Because we're a privately held company, we have the freedom to fund groups off the beaten track, and that's where we believe our small grants are most effective. Most grants are in the range of $3,000 to $8,000.

Program Areas:
Science/Environmental

Recipients:
Public Schools, Private/Charter, Higher Education, Other

Proposal Deadline:
8/31/10

Average amount:
$3,000.00 - $8,000.00

Website:
http://www.patagonia.com/usa/patagonia.go?assetid=2942

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant Program

Funded by:
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

Description:
The grants support programs that encourage literacy and creativity in children and may be used for activities such as: bringing in guest authors, illustrators, or storytellers; puppet making, book making, or other projects; book writing contests, etc. The application is online and must be printed and mailed to the address listed below.

Program Areas:
Arts, Library, Reading, All Other

Recipients:
Public Schools

Proposal Deadline:
9/15/2010

Average Amount:
$500.00

Address:
Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant Program, 450 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Website:
http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
Grants for Technology Improvements in Rural Schools

Funded by:
Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative (RTFC)

Description:
As the role of technology in classrooms grows, it becomes a powerful tool to improve both teaching and learning. Many schools are incorporating new, innovative technology in an effort to help motivate and inspire their students. Their goals include bringing modern computers to every classroom, connecting every classroom to the information superhighway, and making sure that effective and engaging software and online resources will be an integral part of every school curriculum. Many public schools in rural areas lack the resources to obtain new technologies and cannot meet those goals. The Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED) in cooperation with the Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative (RTFC) created the Technology Grants for Rural Schools program to help meet the growing need for innovative technology in the classroom. This grant program provides funding for projects that advance technology and foster cooperation among the telco, school, and community. Technology Grants are available to public schools that are working in cooperation with their telcos to enhance learning by increasing the use of technology in the classroom. This includes adding new programs and curriculum for technology education and purchasing new equipment.

Program Areas:
Technology

Recipients:
Public School

Proposal Deadline:
9/17/10

Average Amount:
$1,000.00 - $10,000.00

Telephone:
202-659-5990

Email:
fred@opastco.org

Website:
http://www.fred.org/tech.html

Availability:
Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Georgia | Hawaii | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | Wisconsin | Wyoming

Grant Name:
Carol M. White Physical Education Program

Funded by:
U.S. Department of Education

Description:
The Carol M. White Physical Education Program provides grants to LEAs and community-based organizations (CBOs) to initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs, including after-school programs, for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting state standards.

Program Areas:
After-School, Health/PE

Recipients:
Public Schools, Other

Proposal Deadline:
7/19/10

Average Amount:
$100,000.00 - $750,000.00

Contact Person:
Carlette Huntley

Telephone:
202-245-7871

Email:
Carlette.Huntley@ed.gov

Website:
http://www2.ed.gov/programs/whitephysed/index.html

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
Green Across America Grants

Funded by:
National Education Association and Target

Description:
Engage and inspire your K-12 students to increase sustainable, earth-friendly behavior in their neighborhoods and communities. NEAs Green Across America grants of up to $1,000 are available to help you implement your innovative education program, activity, lesson, or event to excite students about going green, caring for the earth, and creating a sustainable future.

Program Areas:
Science/Environmental

Recipients:
Public Schools, Private/Charter School

Proposal Deadline:
7/30/10

Total Amount:
$50,000.00

Average Amount:
$1,000.00

Website:
http://neagreenschools.groupsite.com/link/go/71883534

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
7-12 Math and Science Grants

Funded by:
Toshiba America Foundation

Description:
The mission of Toshiba America Foundation is to promote quality science and mathematics education in U.S. schools. Grants are made for programs and activities that improve teaching and learning in science and mathematics, grades K-12. The Foundation focuses its grant making on inquiry-based projects designed by individual teachers, and small teams of teachers, for use in their own classrooms.

Program Areas:
Math, Science/Environment, Technology

Recipients:
Public Schools, Private/Charter, Other

Proposal Deadline:
8/1/10

Average amount:
$9,000.00 - $17,000.00

Contact Person:
Laura Cronin, Director

Telephone:
212-596-0620

Email Address:
foundation@tai.toshiba.com

Website:
http://www.taf.toshiba.com

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
American Honda Foundation Grants

Funded by:
The American Honda Foundation

Description:
Organizations working in the areas of youth and scientific education may be eligible for grants from the American Honda Foundation. Our policy is to seek out those programs and organizations with a well-defined sense of purpose, demonstrated commitment to making the best use of available resources, and a reputation for accomplishing their objectives. The American Honda Foundation will make grants in the field of youth and scientific education to educational institutions, K-12; accredited higher education institutions (colleges and universities); community colleges and vocational or trade schools; scholarship and fellowship programs at selected colleges and/or universities or through selected national, non-profit organizations; other scientific and education-related non-profit, tax-exempt organizations; gifted student programs; youth educational or scientific programs or institutions; educational radio and/or television stations or networks; films, movies, film strips, slides and/or short subjects concerning youth and/or scientific education; college, university or other non-profit laboratories engaged in scientific education; private, non-profit scientific and/or youth education projects; other non-profit, tax-exempt institutions in the fields of youth and scientific education; or programs pertaining to academic or curriculum development that emphasize innovative educational methods and techniques.

Program Areas:
General Education, Science/Environment, TAG, Technology

Recipients:
Public School, Private/Charter School, Higher Education, Other

Proposal Deadline:
8/1/2010

Average Amount:
$40,000.00 - $80,000.00

Telephone:
310-781-4090

Website:
http://corporate.honda.com/images/banners/america/AHF_brochure.pdf

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
Smaller Learning Communities Grants

Funded by:
U.S. Department of Education

Description:
The Smaller Learning Communities (SLC) program awards discretionary grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to support the implementation of SLCs and activities to improve student academic achievement in large public high schools with enrollments of 1,000 or more students. SLCs include structures such as freshman academies, multi-grade academies organized around career interests or other themes, "houses" in which small groups of students remain together throughout high school, and autonomous schools-within-a-school, as well as personalization strategies, such as student advisories, family advocate systems, and mentoring programs.

Program Areas:
General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies, Technology, Vocational

Recipients:
Public School

Proposal Deadline:
Letter of intent due July 15, 2010

Average Amount:
$14,000,000.00

Email:
smallerlearningcommunities@ed.gov

Website:
http://www2.ed.gov/programs/slcp/index.html

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
Apps for Healthy Kids

Funded by:
ChallengePost, Inc. & USDA

Description:
The Apps for Healthy Kids competition is a part of First Lady Michelle Obamas Lets Move! campaign to end childhood obesity within a generation. Apps for Healthy Kids challenges software developers, game designers, students, and other innovators to develop fun and engaging software tools and games that drive children, especially tweens (ages 9-12) - directly or through their parents - to eat better and be more physically active. Childhood obesity or excess weight threatens the healthy future of one third of American children. We spend approximately $150 billion every year to treat obesity-related conditions, and that number is growing. Obesity rates tripled in the past 30 years, a trend that means, for the first time in our history, American children may face a shorter expected lifespan than their parents. We need to get moving! Tools and games should be built using the USDA nutrition dataset recently made available to the public through the Open Government Initiative. The dataset provides information on total calories, calories from extras (solid fats and added sugars), and MyPyramid food groups for over 1,000 commonly eaten foods. We are seeking innovative and creative tools and games that use the USDA dataset to deliver nutrition and health concepts in a fun and engaging way.

Program Areas:
Health/PE, Technology

Recipients:
Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools, Higher Education, Other

Proposal Deadline:
6/30/10

Average Amount:
$1,000.00 - $10,000.00

Email:
info@appsforhealthykids.com

Website:
http://www.appsforhealthykids.com

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
Global ReLeaf Grants

Funded by:
Global Releaf

Description:
American Forests is always looking for quality tree-planting projects to be funded by our Global ReLeaf Forests ecosystem restoration program. We are particularly interested in partnering with private and public sector organizations and agencies to plant trees and improve the environment in projects that would otherwise not be feasible. We support projects that plant the right trees in the right places for the right reasons. Our members and supporters are anxious to help us make a difference on the land by funding projects, such as yours. We've helped plant more than 23 million trees in more than 500 forest ecosystem restoration projects and urban and community forest projects. Our Global ReLeaf projects cover 18,000 acres of land, most of which is considered difficult to plant. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our projects' tree species, locations, partnerships, and benefits.

Program Areas:
Facilities/Maintenance, Science/Environment

Recipients:
Public Schools, Private School, Higher Education, Other

Proposal Deadline:
7/1/2010

Contact Person:
Margo Dawley

Email:
MDawley@amfor.org

Website:
http://www.americanforests.org/global_releaf/grants/index.php

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
Safe Start Promising Approaches Project

Funded by:
U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

Description:
The projects purpose is to provide for evidence-based or theory-based interventions to prevent and reduce the impact of childrens exposure to violence in their homes and communities. Exposure to violence includes child maltreatment, abuse, or neglect; witnessing domestic violence; and community and/or school violence. This project will address the needs of children and youth ages 017 who have been exposed to violence and their families. OJJDP seeks projects that embody a comprehensive and collaborative approach that uses the current knowledge base to address childrens exposure to violence. Applicants may apply under one of two categories: (1) Strategic Enhancement, which improves an ongoing evidence-based model, or (2) Practice Innovation, which implements astrategy/intervention based on sound theory and evaluative literature, which has yet to be evaluated rigorously. Successful applicants must participate in a rigorous evaluation as part of this project.

Program Areas:
At-Risk/Character, Safe/Drug-Free Schools

Recipients:
Public Schools, Higher Education, Other

Proposal Deadline:
6/25/10

Average amount:
$250,000.00

Telephone:
202-616-3649

Email Address:
Kristen.kracke@usdoj.gov

Website:
http://ojjdp.ncjrs.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2010/SSPA.pdf

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
ING Foundation Educational Grants

Funded by:
ING Foundation

Description:
As part of their commitment to educators, ING honors excellence in education through a series of programs and sponsorships.

Program Areas:
Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies, Vocational

Recipients:
Public School, Private/Charter School, Higher Education

Proposal Deadline:
6/16/2010

Average Amount:
$200.00 - $2,500.00

Telephone:
770-980-6580

Email:
ingfoundation@us.ing.com

Website:
http://www.ing-usa.com/us/aboutING/CorporateCitizenship/index.htm

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
Baseball Tomorrow Fund Grant

Funded by:
Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association

Description:
Baseball Tomorrow Fund will review all grant applications and will be most interested in projects that help: increase the number of youth participating in baseball and softball programs; improve the quality of youth baseball and softball programs; create new or innovative ways of expanding and improving baseball or softball programs; generate matching funds for programs; address programs for children aged 10-16; support existing programs that have demonstrated success in providing a quality baseball/softball experience for youth; address opportunities for minorities and women. General Requirements: All Baseball Tomorrow Fund grant applications must meet the following requirements: Projects should significantly expand baseball or softball programs in a measurable way. Projects must correspond to a demonstrated need. Projects must have measurable objectives that are achievable within a specific time frame. Projects must include a plan-of-action detailing how the stated goals will be achieved. Project proposals must be complete and submitted to Baseball Tomorrow Fund by the beginning of any of the four grant review cycles. Projects must be evaluated in relation to their stated objectives. Evaluation reports must be submitted within timelines established by Baseball Tomorrow Fund. Projects must acknowledge Baseball Tomorrow Fund support on all public documents, press materials, and public statements. Projects must be audited as required by Baseball Tomorrow Fund. Projects must comply with all Baseball Tomorrow Fund Terms and Conditions.

Program Areas:
Facilities/Maintenance, Health/PE

Recipients:
Public School, Other

Proposal Deadline:
7/1/2010

Average Amount:
$50,000.00

Email:
btf@mlb.com

Website:
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/community/btf.jsp?content=grant_process

Availability:
All States

Grant Name:
Aetna Foundation Grants

Funded by:
Aetna Foundation

Description:
We focus our grant-making on issues that improve health and the healthcare systems in the following three areas:

  • Obesity: addressing the rising rate of obesity among U.S. adults and children.
  • Racial and Ethnic Health Care Equity: promoting equity in health and health care for common chronic conditions and infant mortality
  • Integrated Health Care: Advancing high-quality healthcare by improving care coordination and communications among health care professionals; creating informed and involved patients; and promoting cost-effective, affordable care.
  • Program Areas:
    Health/PE

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools, Higher Education, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    5/15/10

    Average Amount:
    $5000.00 - $50,000.00

    Email:
    aetnafoundation@aetna.com

    Website:
    http://www.aetna.com/about-aetna-insurance/aetna-foundation/aetna-grants/grants-for-2010-and-beyond.html

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Service-Learning Partnership Grants

    Funded by:
    Habitat for Humanity and State Farm

    Description:
    Thanks to the generous support of State Farm, the Service-Learning Partnership grant provides funds for teachers and schools to develop and implement service-learning projects in partnership with their local Habitat affiliates. For the 20102011 school year, teachers and local Habitat affiliates can jointly apply for a one-year grant of up to $7,000 to cover educational expenses associated with the service-learning project.

    Program Areas:
    Community Involvement/Volunteerism

    Recipients:
    Public Schools

    Proposal Deadline:
    5/15/10

    Average Amount:
    $7,000.00

    Website:
    http://www.habitat.org/youthprograms/parent_teacher_leader/grants.aspx

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Be Heard

    Funded by:
    Calypso School First Foundation

    Description:
    The Calypso School First Foundation will award three school-wide classroom voice amplification systems (up to 35 classrooms maximum) beginning in the 2010-2011 school year.

    Program Areas:
    Science/Environment, Technology

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools

    Proposal Deadline:
    5/21/10

    Average amount:
    $37,150.00

    Website:
    http://www.calypsosystems.com/about-us/grant-terms/be-heardschool-grant

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    2010 Active Learning Grant Program

    Funded by:
    Samsung Techwin America

    Description:
    Many educators agree that students who actively engage with the material and with other students are far more likely to recall the information shared. Active Learning that involves role playing, debate, and group participation all result in greater student engagement. Our 2010 Active Learning Grant Program is simple. We are offering 50 SAMCAM 860 document cameras to worthy applicants based on need. An independent evaluation team will review the applicants and notify the winners. Winners will be notified no later than September 1, 2010.

    Program Areas:
    General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies, Technology

    Recipients:
    Public School, Private/Charter School

    Proposal Deadline:
    6/1/10

    Website:
    http://www.samsunggrants.com

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Adopt-A-Classroom Educational Grants

    Funded by:
    Adopt-A-Classroom

    Description:
    Teachers who register at the Adopt-a-Classroom Website can be adopted by an individual, a business, or a foundation. Once adopted, teachers will receive up to $500 worth of credit to purchase items that enrich the learning environment, including classroom technology.

    Program Areas:
    General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies, Technology

    Recipients:
    Public School, Private School

    Proposal Deadline:
    None

    Average Amount:
    $500.00

    Website:
    http://www.adoptaclassroom.com

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Music Is Revolution Foundation Mini-Grants

    Funded by:
    Music Is Revolution Foundation and Svengirly Music, Inc.

    Description:
    The Music Is Revolution Foundation administers a mini-grant program for Music Is Revolution activities designed by teachers to implement, support, and/or improve their ability to provide quality music education for their students. Mini-grants up to $500 are available to teachers for music education activities of all types. Only projects that clearly contain a music education focus -- that is, projects based on the concept of music education, through musical experiences, initiating students into a sense of their social, academic, and cultural identity, and humanizing them through the emotional, cognitive, and/or physical impact of music -- will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to include activities that expose students to genres and styles of music not likely to be experienced as a part of their normal daily lives, and to plan the project with input from students, parents, and school administrators, so that the project supports the imaginations of the students while maintaining relevance to the curriculum already in place.

    Program Areas:
    Arts

    Recipients:
    Public Schools

    Proposal Deadline:
    4/15/10

    Average Amount:
    $500.00

    Address:
    Music Is Revolution Foundation, c/0 Svengirly Music, Inc., PO Box 91894, Pasadena, CA 91109

    Email:
    info@svengirly.com

    Website:
    http://www.svengirly.com/mir2/pdf/Mini_Grant_Application.pdf

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    ING Unsung Heroes Program

    Funded by:
    ING

    Description:
    Are you an educator with a class project that is short on funding but long on potential? Do you know a teacher looking for grant dollars? ING Unsung Heroes could help you turn great ideas into reality for students. For more than 10 years, and with $3.0 million in awarded grants, ING Unsung Heroes has proven to be an A+ program with educators. The program's "alumni" have inspired success in the classroom and impacted countless numbers of students. Each year, 100 educators are selected to receive $2,000 to help fund their innovative class projects. Three of those are chosen to receive the top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000.

    Program Areas:
    General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies, Special Education

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter School

    Proposal Deadline:
    4/30/2010

    Average Amount:
    $2,000.00 - $25,000.00

    Website:
    http://www.ing-usa.com/us/aboutING/CorporateCitizenship
    /Education/INGUnsungHeroes/index.htm

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    MIT: Lemilson-MIT 2011 InvenTeams

    Funded by:
    Lemelson-MIT

    Description:
    Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams foster inventiveness among high school students. InvenTeams composed of high school students, teachers, and mentors are asked to collaboratively identify a problem that they want to solve, research the problem, and then develop a prototype invention as an in-class or extracurricular project.

    Program Areas:
    Math, Science/Environment, Technology

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools

    Proposal Deadline:
    4/23/10

    Average amount:
    $10,000.00

    Telephone:
    617-452-2147

    Email:
    inventeams@mit.edu

    Website:
    http://web.mit.edu/inventeams/about.html

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Project Learning Tree Greenworks! Pollinator Garden Grants

    Funded by:
    Project Learning Tree

    Description:
    GreenWorks! grants engage PLT educators and their students with their local community in "learning-by-doing" environmental projects. Student leadership, service-learning, and community participation are the cornerstones to GreenWorks! projects. These grassroots action projects enable schools and youth organizations across the country to make a positive impact on their communities.

    Program Areas:
    Science/Environment

    Recipients:
    Public School, Private/Charter Schools, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    9/30/10

    Average Amount:
    $500.00

    Telephone:
    202-463-2457

    Email:
    iaoun@forestfoundation.org

    Website:
    http://www.plt.org/cms/pages/21_22_21.html

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Spencer Foundations Areas of Inquiry Small Grants

    Funded by:
    Spencer Foundation

    Description:
    Spencer Foundation Awards grants in the following areas of interest: Education & Social Opportunity; Organizational Learning; Teaching, Learning & Instructional Resources; & Purposes & Values of Education. Principal Investigators applying for a Research Grant must be affiliated with a school district, a college or university, a research facility, or a cultural institution. The Foundation accepts proposals from institutions and/or researchers from the U.S. and internationally. Researchers must also have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field or appropriate experience in an education-related profession.

    Program Areas:
    General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies

    Recipients:
    Public School, Higher Education, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    4/30/10

    Average Amount:
    Up to $40,000.00

    Website:
    http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/budgets-40000-or-less

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Grow Strong Girls Through Leadership

    Funded by:
    Kiki magazine

    Description:
    Grow Strong Girls through Leadership is a new initiative from The Womens Fund in response to our report "PULSE: Developing Girls & Womens Leadership" in 2009. (The full report can be found at on-line at www.cincinnatiwomensfund.org.) To support The Womens Funds work in this area, Kiki is making available on a national level matching funds to the leadership grant opportunities offered by the Womens Fund for developing girls leadership programs. The purpose of this Request for Proposals is therefore two-fold: to support innovative school-based girls leadership programs that would otherwise not exist and to produce a girls' leadership toolkit, including some of the innovative curricula developed by grant recipients, that will be distributed to schools in our region at no cost. This grant program allows educators the opportunity to apply for funding for creative and interesting girls leadership programs to implement in schools within the United States except within the Greater Cincinnati counties served by The Womens -- Fund Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren counties in Ohio; Dearborn County in Indiana; and Campbell, Boone and Kenton counties in Kentucky. The grant pool by The Womens Fund covers those counties.

    Program Areas:
    Community Involvement/Volunteerism, All Other

    Recipients:
    Schools eligible to submit applications must be full-time, state-chartered schools that enroll girls in grades 6 , 7, and/or 8. Schools must subscribe to Kiki magazine; proof of subscription or paid subscription order must accompany grant application.

    Proposal Deadline:
    April 19, 2010

    Average Amount:
    five grants valued at up to $1,500.00 each

    Email:
    educators@kikimag.com

    Phone:
    513-833-7416

    Website:
    www.kikimag.com/educators

    Availability:
    Schools within the United States except within the Greater Cincinnati counties served by The Womens -- Fund Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren counties in Ohio; Dearborn County in Indiana; and Campbell, Boone and Kenton counties in Kentucky. The grant pool by The Womens Fund covers those counties.

    Grant Name:
    Pay It Forward Mini-Grants

    Funded by:
    Pay It Forward Foundation

    Description:
    Pay It Forward Mini-Grants are intended to fund one-time-only service-oriented projects identified by youth as activities they would like to carry out to benefit their school, neighborhood, or greater community. Projects must enclose a "pay it forward" focus -- that is, they must be based on the idea of one person doing a favor for others, who in turn do favors for others, with the results increasing exponentially -- to be considered in the grant-making process.

    Program Areas:
    Community Involvement/Volunteerism, All Other

    Recipients:
    Public School, Private/Charter School, Faith-based, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    2/15/2010

    Average Amount:
    $500.00

    Email:
    director@payitforwardfoundation.org

    Website:
    http://www.payitforwardfoundation.org/educators/mini-grant.html

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Elementary and Secondary Counseling

    Funded by:
    U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools

    Description:
    This program provides funding to local educational agencies (LEAs) to establish or expand elementary and secondary school counseling programs, with special consideration given to applicants that can: demonstrate the greatest need for counseling services in the schools to be served; propose the most innovative and promising approaches; and show the greatest potential for replication and dissemination.

    Program Areas:
    Safe/Drug-Free Schools

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools

    Proposal Deadline:
    2/17/2010

    Average Amount:
    $100,000.00

    Telephone:
    202-245-7870

    Email:
    Loretta.McDaniel@ed.gov

    Website:
    http://www.ed.gov/programs/elseccounseling/index.html

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    New Voices Community News Grants

    Funded by:
    The Institute for Interactive Journalism and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

    Description:
    The Institute for Interactive Journalism and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation New Voices Community News Grants will help fund the start-up of eight micro-local news projects and support them with two educational websites. Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations and education institutions, including civic groups, community organizations, public broadcasters, schools, colleges, and universities.

    Program Areas:
    Journalism, Library

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    3/1/10

    Average amount:
    $25,000.00

    Telephone:
    202-885-8100

    Email:
    news@j-lab.org

    Website:
    http://www.j-newvoices.org/site/story/how_to_apply

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Schools of Distinction Awards Program

    Funded by:
    Intel Education Initiative

    Description:
    A program of the Intel Education Initiative, the Intel Schools of Distinction Awards program recognizes U.S. schools that demonstrate 21st century teaching and learning environments and implement innovative programs that inspire their students to excel in math and science. Programs of the Intel Education Initiative are funded by the Intel Foundation and Intel Corporation. The awards program is open to K-12 public, private, charter, and parochial schools in the United States, Department of Defense Dependents Schools, and Bureau of Indian Affairs schools. Eligibility is limited to accredited schools that are publicly funded and/or nonprofit. Home schools are not eligible. To be considered, schools must develop an environment and curricula that meet or exceed benchmarks put forth by national mathematics and science content standards. In order to be able to judge the impact of a school's program, program judges will need to review at least three years of results data. Eighteen finalists will be selected in April, three from each grade range (K-5, 6-8, and 9-12) in each of the two categories of math and science, and all finalists will win a $5,000 cash grant and a trip to Washington, D.C., for a four-member team from their school and district. Six winners, to be selected from the eighteen finalists and announced at the Gala Awards Event in Washington, D.C., will each receive an additional $5,000 from the Intel Foundation and $100,000 worth of additional products and services from the program award sponsors. One of the final six winners will be identified as the Star Innovator for 2010 and earn an additional $15,000 cash grant from the Intel Foundation as well as additional services and products from the award sponsors.

    Program Areas:
    Math, Science/Environment, Technology

    Recipients:
    Public School, Private/Charter Schools

    Proposal Deadline:
    2/17/10

    Average Amount:
    $15,000.00

    Website:
    http://www.intel.com/education/schoolsofdistinction/application.htm?iid=CAG1005

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Teaching American History Grant Program

    Funded by:
    U.S. Department of Education

    Description:
    The program is designed to raise student achievement by improving teachers' knowledge and understanding of and appreciation for traditional U.S. history. Grant awards will assist local educational agencies (LEAs), in partnership with entities that have content expertise, to develop, document, evaluate, and disseminate innovative and cohesive models of professional development. By helping teachers to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of U.S. history as a separate subject matter within the core curriculum, these programs will improve instruction and raise student achievement.

    Program Areas:
    Social Studies

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools

    Proposal Deadline:
    2/22/2010 for intent to apply. Deadline for proposal is 3/22/10.

    Average Amount:
    $500,000.00 - $2,000.000.00

    Telephone:
    202-205-9085

    Email:
    Alex.Stein@ed.gov

    Website:
    http://www.ed.gov/programs/teachinghistory/index.html

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Music Is Revolution Foundation Mini-Grants

    Funded by:
    Music Is Revolution Foundation and Svengirly Music, Inc.

    Description:
    The Music Is Revolution Foundation administers a mini-grant program for Music Is Revolution activities designed by teachers to implement, support, and/or improve their ability to provide quality music education for their students. Mini-grants up to $500 are available to teachers for music education activities of all types. Only projects that clearly contain a music education focus will be considered, for example, projects based on the concept of music education through musical experiences, initiating students into a sense of their social, academic, and cultural identity, and humanizing them through the emotional, cognitive, and/or physical impact of music. Applicants are encouraged to include activities that expose students to genres and styles of music not likely to be experienced as a part of their normal daily lives, and to plan the project with input from students, parents, and school administrators so it supports the imaginations of students while maintaining relevance to the curriculum already in place.

    Program Areas:
    Arts

    Recipients:
    Public School

    Proposal Deadline:
    1/15/2010

    Average Amount:
    $500.00

    Web Site:
    http://www.svengirly.com/mir2/pdf/Mini_Grant_Application.pdf

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Fund for Teachers Grants

    Funded by:
    Fund for Teachers

    Description:
    Fund for Teachers invites educators from across the United States to design and submit proposals for their own educational adventures next summer. The program is designed to provide educators with the opportunity to pursue areas of personal and professional interest and bring their experiences back to the classroom for the benefit of their students. Eligible projects include tours, conferences, and independent studies anywhere in the world. The program offers individual grants of up to $5,000 each and team grants of up to $10,000 each for the summer of 2010. Visit the Fund for Teachers Web site for detailed information about the schools/districts eligible for Fund for Teachers grants and for complete application guidelines.

    Program Areas:
    Adult Literacy, After-School, Arts, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Disabilities, Early Childhood, General Education, Math, Reading, Safe/Drug Free Schools, Science/Environment, Social Studies, Special Education

    Recipients:
    Public School

    Proposal Deadline:
    1/29/2010

    Average Amount:
    $5000.00 - $10,000.00

    Web Site:
    http://www.fundforteachers.org/apply.html

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    We the People Bookshelf Grant

    Funded by:
    National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association

    Description:
    The We the People Bookshelf, a collection of classic books for young readers, is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) We the People program, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office. Each year, NEH identifies a theme important to the nation's heritage and selects books that embody that theme to build the We the People Bookshelf. The theme for the 2009-2010 Bookshelf is "A More Perfect Union." A total of 4,000 public and school (K-12) libraries will be selected to receive the "A More Perfect Union" Bookshelf. Awards will be announced in April 2010. The A More Perfect Union Bookshelf grants are part of the NEH's We the People initiative, which aims to encourage and strengthen the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture through libraries, schools, colleges, universities, and cultural institutions.

    Program Areas:
    Library, Social Studies

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools

    Proposal Deadline:
    1/29/10

    Average amount:
    $500.00 - $1,000.00 value

    Web Site:
    http://publicprograms.ala.org/bookshelf/

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers

    Funded by:
    National Science Foundation

    Description:
    The Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program responds to current concerns and projections about the growing demand for professionals and information technology workers in the U.S. and seeks solutions to help ensure the breadth and depth of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. ITEST supports research studies to address questions about how to find solutions. It also supports the development, implementation, testing, and scale-up of implementation models. A large variety of possible approaches to improving the STEM workforce and building students capacity to participate in it may be implemented and studied. ITEST projects may include students or teachers, kindergarten through high school age, and any area of the STEM workforce. Projects that explore cyberlearning, specifically learning with cyberinfrastructure tools such as networked computing and communications technologies in K-12 settings, are of special interest.

    Program Areas:
    Science/Environment, Technology

    Recipients:
    Public School, Private/Charter Schools

    Proposal Deadline:
    Letters of intent due 1/19/2010. Proposals due 2/12/2010.

    Average Amount:
    $35,000.00

    Telephone:
    703-292-5119

    Email:
    jclark@nsf.gov

    Web Site:
    http://www. /funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5467&org+NSF

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Learning & Leadership Grants

    Funded by:
    The NEA Foundation

    Description:
    These grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: 1) Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research. 2) Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment. Applicants must be practicing U.S. public school teachers in grades K12, public school education support professionals, or faculty and staff at public higher education institutions. Preference will be given to members of the National Education Association. The NEA Foundation encourages grant applications from teachers with less than seven years of experience in the profession, and education support professionals.

    Program Areas:
    General Education, Professional Development

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Higher Education

    Proposal Deadline:
    2/1/2010

    Average Amount:
    $2,000.00 - $5,000.00

    Telephone:
    202-822-7840

    Email:
    info-neafoundation@list.nea.org

    Web Site:
    http://www.neafoundation.org/programs/Learning&Leadership_Guidelines.htm

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Library Grant

    Funded by:
    Laura Bush Foundation for Americas Libraries

    Description:
    In order to promote a love of reading, the goal of the Laura Bush Foundation (LBF) is to provide books to school libraries and students that most need them. Consequently, funds are available only for library books and magazine/serial copies and subscriptions. The Laura Bush Foundation is unable to honor requests for staffing, shelving, furniture, equipment, software, videos, classroom book sets, or any kind of book guides, tests, or exams. The Foundation strives for wide geographic distribution in the support it offers, making grants of up to $6,000 to update, extend, and diversify the book collections of the libraries that receive them. All LBF grants are made to individual schools rather than to school districts, county systems, private organizations, foundations, or other entities. Only one application per school is allowed per year.

    Program Areas:
    Library, Reading

    Recipients:
    Public School, Private/Charter School

    Proposal Deadline:
    12/31/09

    Average Amount:
    $6,000.00

    Telephone:
    202-263-4774

    Website:
    http://www.laurabushfoundation.org/web2/index.html

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Heinz Wholesome Memories Intergenerational Garden Award

    Funded by:
    National Gardening Association

    Description:
    The award is open to any adult in the United States who wishes to garden with preschool to high school-aged family member(s) and feels that gardening is a great way to build lasting memories. A focus on nutrition, sustainability, and socialization is a plus. No prior gardening experience necessary. The garden can be established and grown in any suitable outdoor setting such as home, rooftop, deck, school yard, community garden, church garden, etc. What the award includes: Winning applicants will receive a $500 Heinz Wholesome Memories Intergenerational Award Package.

    Program Areas:
    Science/Environment

    Recipients:
    Public School, Private/Charter School, Higher Education, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    1/10/2010

    Average Amount:
    $500.00

    Website:
    http://www.kidsgardening.org/grants/heinz.asp

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Finish Line Youth Foundation

    Funded by:
    Finish Line Youth Foundation Grants

    Description:
    Finish Line Youth Foundation focuses funding on organizations that provide opportunities for youth participation in the following areas: Youth athletic programs Community-based programs addressing active lifestyle and team building skills. Camps Established camps with an emphasis on sports and active lifestyle, especially programs serving disadvantaged and special needs kids.

    Program Areas:
    Health/PE

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Higher Education, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    12/31/09

    Average amount:
    $1,500.00 - $5,000.00

    Website:
    http://www.finishline.com/store/youthfoundation/guidelines.jsp

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Allen Foundation Health Education Grants

    Funded by:
    Allen Foundation Grants

    Description:
    The Allen Foundation Grants are limited under the terms of the foundation's charter to projects that primarily benefit programs for human nutrition in the areas of health, education, training, and research. Priorities include: To make grants to fund relevant nutritional research. To support programs for the education and training of mothers during pregnancy and after the birth of their children, so that good nutritional habits can be formed at an early age. To assist in the training of persons to work as educators and demonstrators of good nutritional practices. To encourage the dissemination of information regarding healthful nutritional practices and habits.

    Program Areas:
    General Education, Health/PE

    Recipients:
    Public School, Private/Charter Schools, Higher Education, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    12/31/09

    Average Amount:
    $5,000.00 - $90,000.00

    Telephone:
    989-832-5678

    Website:
    http://www.allenfoundation.org

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Captain Planet Foundation Education Grants

    Funded by:
    The Captain Planet Foundation

    Description:
    The foundation supports projects that: 1) Promote understanding of environmental issues; 2) Focus on hands-on involvement; 3) Involve children and young adults 6-18 (elementary through high school); 4) Promote interaction and cooperation within the group; 5) Help young people develop planning and problem solving skills; 6) Include adult supervision; 7) Commit to follow-up communication with the foundation (specific requirements are explained once the grant has been awarded).

    Program Areas:
    Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Science/Environment, Social Studies, All Other

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    12/31/09

    Average Amount:
    $250.00 - $2,500.00

    Telephone:
    404-522-4270

    Email:
    tarynm@captainplanetfdn.org

    Website:
    http://www.captainplanetfoundation.org

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Braitmayer Foundation Education Grants

    Funded by:
    Braitmayer Foundation

    Description:
    The Foundation is interested in K-12 education throughout the United States. Of particular interest are 1) curricular and school reform initiatives and 2) preparation of, and professional development opportunities for, teachers, particularly those efforts that encourage people of high ability and diverse backgrounds to enter and remain in K-12 teaching. The Foundation is pleased to have its grants used as seed money, challenge grants, or to match other grants to the recipient organizations. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals, multi-year grants, nor grants for endowment purposes or building programs. Unless a small percentage of the total amount requested, normally the Foundation does not make grants for childcare, pre-kindergarten, or after=school programs nor for equipment including hardware, software, and books.

    Program Areas:
    General Education, Math, Professional Development, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies, All Other

    Recipients:
    Public Schools

    Proposal Deadline:
    11/15/09

    Average Amount:
    $500.00 - $35,000.00

    Telephone:
    410-480-2799

    Website:
    http://www.braitmayerfoundation.org

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Seeds for Education Grant Program

    Funded by:
    Wild Ones

    Description:
    Project goals should center on the enhancement and development of an admiration for nature using native plants. Projects must stress involvement of students and volunteers and add to the educational value of the site. Creativity in design is encouraged, but must show complete and thoughtful planning. The use of and education about native plants and the native plant community is mandatory, and all plants must be suitable to the local ecoregion and the site conditions (soil, water, sunlight).

    Program Areas:
    Science/Environment

    Recipients:
    Public School, Private/Charter School, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    11/15/09

    Average Amount:
    $100.00 - $500.00

    Email:
    sfedirector@for-wild.org

    Website:
    http://www.for-wild.org/sfecvr.html

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    General Educator Fellowships

    Funded by:
    Earthwatch Institute

    Description:
    Get out of the classroom and head into the field to learn about cutting-edge research and conservation efforts, develop professional skills, and make a difference for our shared environment. Bring the world back into your classroom and to your students as youve never done before with an Earthwatch Expedition. As an Earthwatch Educator Fellow youll receive funding to join one of more than ninety Earthwatch expeditions worldwide. If selected, youll join a team of other Educator Fellows and/or volunteers and work alongside leading environmental scientists, actively supporting their work, learning field research methods, and helping conserve threatened natural and cultural resources. Youll also be asked to share your experiences by developing lessons and giving presentations on your experience, and by attending events designed to spread the word to other educators and volunteers.

    Program Areas:
    Science/ Environment

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools

    Proposal Deadline:
    11/22/09

    Average amount:
    $250.00 - $5,000.00

    Telephone:
    800-776-0188, Ext. 268

    Email:
    fellowshipawards@earthwatch.org

    Website:
    http://www.earthwatch.org/aboutus/education/edopp/edfelfund

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Bikes Belong Grants

    Funded by:
    Bikes Belong

    Description:
    The Bikes Belong Grants Program strives to put more people on bicycles more often by funding important and influential projects that leverage federal funding and build momentum for bicycling in communities across the U.S. These projects include bike paths, lanes, and routes, as well as bike parks, mountain bike trails, BMX facilities, and large-scale bicycle advocacy initiatives.

    Program Areas:
    Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Health/PE

    Recipients:
    Public School, Higher Education, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    11/23/09

    Average Amount:
    $10,000.00

    Website:
    http://www.bikesbelong.org

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    ALSC/BWI Summer Reading Program Grant

    Funded by:
    Association for Library Service to Children

    Description:
    This grant is designed to encourage outstanding summer reading programs by providing financial assistance while recognizing ALSC members for outstanding program development. The applicant must plan and present an outline for a theme-based summer reading program in a public library. The program must be open to all children (birth -14 years). The committee also encourages innovative proposals involving children with physical or mental disabilities.

    Program Areas:
    Library

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    12/1/09

    Average Amount:
    $3,000.00

    Website:
    http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/profawards/bookwholesalers/10BWIAppl.doc

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Lowes Toolbox for Education Grant

    Funded by:
    Lowes Charitable and Educational Foundation

    Description:
    The Fall 2009 cycle is open for the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation Toolbox for Education grant program. Through the program, Lowe's will donate a total of $5 million to U.S. public schools and public school parent-teacher groups at more than 1,000 public schools. For the 2009-10 program, Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation will increase its focus on basic one-time project needs. Any individual nonprofit public K-12 school or parent group associated with a nonprofit public K-12 school is eligible to apply. Parent groups (PTO, PTA, etc.) that are applying must have an independent tax ID number and official 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. Groups that do not have 501(c)(3) status should apply through their school. Applicant schools must be more than two years old. Preschools are not eligible. The program prioritizes funding 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. Grants may be requested for amounts between $2,000 and $5,000.

    Program Areas:
    Facilities/Maintenance, Health/PE, Science/Environment

    Recipients:
    Public Schools

    Proposal Deadline:
    10/16/09

    Average Amount:
    $2,000.00 - $5,000.00

    Website:
    http://www.toolboxforeducation.com

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Healthy Sprouts Awards Educational Grants

    Funded by:
    National Gardening Association/Gardeners Supply

    Description:
    These awards will encourage the growth of health-focused youth gardens that teach about nutrition and the issue of hunger in the United States. Twenty grants will be awarded: The top 5 programs each receive a certificate valued at $500; 15 more will each receive $200 gift certificates. Winners will also receive curriculum materials, seeds, and membership benefits from NGA. Eligibility: Your school or organization must plan to garden in the following year with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. Applications can be found on the Web site.

    Program Areas:
    Science/Environment

    Recipients:
    Public School, Private/Charter School, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    10/17/09

    Average Amount:
    $200.00 - $500.00

    Website:
    http://www.kidsgardening.com/healthysprouts.asp

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    GreenWorks! Grants

    Funded by:
    Project Learning Tree

    Description:
    GreenWorks! grants engage Project Learning Tree educators and their students with their local community in "learning-by-doing" environmental projects. Student leadership, service-learning, and community participation are the cornerstones to GreenWorks! projects. These grassroots action projects enable schools and youth organizations across the country to make a positive impact on their communities.

    Program Areas:
    Science/Environment

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    10/31/09

    Average amount:
    $250.00 - $5,000.00

    Website:
    http://www.plt.org/cms/pages/21_22_21.html

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Youth Leaders for Literacy Grants

    Funded by:
    Youth Service America

    Description:
    Youth Service America is partnering with the National Education Association to once again offer Youth Leaders for Literacy grants to children and youth, ages 5-25, who offer innovative ways to increase literacy skills and appreciation for reading among their peers. Youth can submit their applications through October 30, 2009. Youth Leaders for Literacy will award 30 young people from across the U.S. with $500 grants and $500 in books from the Pearson Foundation. Successful projects will be youth-led and address an established literacy need in the applicant's school or community. The projects will follow the framework of YSA's Semester of Service initiative, launching on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in January and culminating on Global Youth Service Day, April 23-25. An activity should also occur during the NEA's Read Across America Day on March 2.

    Program Areas:
    Reading

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    10/30/09

    Average Amount:
    $500.00

    Website:
    http://ysa.org/MyYSA/YSAContent/YSANews/tabid/219/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/183/
    YouthLeadersforLiteracyGrantsDeadlineOctober30.aspx

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    2010 Field Trip Grants

    Funded by:
    Target

    Description:
    Target will award 5,000 Field Trip Grants of up to $800 each during the 2008-2009 school year. That adds up to 5,000 more opportunities for students to explore more of the world outside the classroom. Visit the zoo. Go backstage at a local theater. Tour a museum. Explore more with a Field Trip Grant from Target.

    Program Areas:
    Arts, General Education, Math, Miscellaneous, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools

    Proposal Deadline:
    11/1/09

    Average Amount:
    $800.00

    Website:
    http://sites.target.com/site/en/corporate/page.jsp?contentId=PRD03-002537

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Pay It Forward Mini-Grants

    Funded by:
    Pay It Forward Foundation

    Description:
    The purpose of the Pay It Forward Mini-Grants is intended to fund one-time-only service-oriented projects identified by youth as activities they would like to carry out to benefit their school, neighborhood, or greater community. Projects must include a "pay it forward" focus; that is, they must be based on the idea of one person doing a favor for others, who in turn do favors for others, will bring about results that increase exponentially over time.

    Program Areas:
    Community Involvement/Volunteerism, All Other

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter School, Faith-based, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    9/15/09

    Average Amount:
    $500

    Email:
    director@payitforwardfoundation.org

    Website:
    http://www.payitforwardfoundation.org/educators/mini-grant.html

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Kids in Need Teacher Grants

    Funded by:
    Kids in Need

    Description:
    Kids in Need Teacher Grants provide small grants that support innovative teachers' projects. The purpose of the grant program is to provide funds for classroom teachers with innovative, worthy ideas.

    Program Areas:
    General Education, Miscellaneous, All Other

    Recipients:
    Public School, Private/Charter School, Faith-based

    Proposal Deadline:
    9/30/09

    Average Amount:
    $100.00 - $500.00

    Telephone:
    877-296-1231

    Email:
    pennyh@kidsinneed.net

    Website:
    http://www.kidsinneed.net/grants/guidelines.php

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Share Our Strengths Great American Bake Sale Grants

    Funded by:
    Share Our Strengths, Dominos Sugar, and C&H Sugar

    Description:
    Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale grants program helps ensure that low-income children receive nutritious food during critical times when they are out of school and particularly vulnerable to hunger. By increasing access to nutritious meals outside of school hours, we can help end childhood hunger in communities across the country. The Great American Bake Sale grants program will support efforts to increase participation among low-income children in summer and after-school meal programs. Share Our Strength is specifically interested in increasing participation in meal programs that utilize USDA reimbursement through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), National School Lunch Program (NSLP), or Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Nonprofit organizations that work to increase the number of children that receive nutritious after-school and summer meals may be eligible to apply for funds raised through the Great American Bake Sale.

    Program Areas:
    Family Services, Health/PE

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    9/30/09

    Average amount:
    $1,000 - $10,000

    Website:
    http://gabs.strength.org/site/PageServer?pagename=GABS_grants

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    7-12 Math and Science Grants

    Funded by:
    Toshiba America Foundation

    Description:
    The mission of Toshiba America Foundation is to promote quality science and mathematics education in U.S. schools. Grants are made for programs and activities that improve teaching and learning in science and mathematics, grades K-12. The Foundation focuses its grant making on inquiry-based projects designed by individual teachers, and small teams of teachers, for use in their own classrooms.

    Program Areas:
    General Education, Math, Science/Environment, Technology

    Recipients:
    Public School, Private/Charter School, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    10/1/09

    Average Amount:
    $9,000 - $17,000

    Telephone:
    212-596-0620

    Email:
    foundation@tai.toshiba.com

    Website:
    http://www.taf.toshiba.com

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Mary McMullan Grants

    Funded by:
    National Art Education Association

    Description:
    These grants focus on projects that promote art education as an integral part of the curriculum and establish and/or improve the instruction of art in public and private elementary and secondary schools as well as schools of higher education. The deadline for the submission of proposals for the 2010-2011 grant cycle is October 1, 2009.

    Program Areas:
    Arts

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools

    Proposal Deadline:
    10/1/09

    Average Amount:
    $5000.00

    Website:
    http://www.arteducators.org/olc/pub/NAEA/grants/grants_page_7.html

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Travelers Charitable Foundations Educational Grants

    Funded by:
    Travelers Charitable Foundations

    Description:
    We fund educational initiatives that:
    Prepare young people for academic learning through age-appropriate, structured, academic preparatory activities;
    Strengthen youth academic skills as well as programs that address barriers to learning;
    Prepare youth for learning and enable them to attend post-secondary programs;
    Provide community and individual leadership development for the purpose of strengthening civic engagement;
    Recruit urban teachers and create an opportunity for a diverse, qualified workforce in urban schools; and
    Develop economic vitality and create and retain wealth in low-income and underserved neighborhoods and communities.

    Program Areas:
    Adult Literacy, Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Family Services, General Education, Math, Miscellaneous, Reading, Safe/Drug Free Schools, Science/Environmental, Social Studies

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Higher Education, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    9/1/09

    Average Amount:
    $500 - $500,000

    Website:
    http://www.travelers.com/corporate-info/about/community/education.aspx

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Investigator Initiated Grants

    Funded by:
    William T. Grant Foundation

    Description:
    The Foundation supports high-quality research that addresses our Current Research Interests: enhancing our understanding of how youth settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved; and when, how, and under what conditions research evidence is used in policy and practice that affect youth, and how its use can be improved.

    Program Areas:
    General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies

    Recipients:
    Public School, Private/Charter School, Higher Education, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    9/2/09

    Average Amount:
    $350,000

    Website:
    http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/research_grants/
    investigator_initiated_grants/investigator_initiated_grants

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    ING Foundation Educational Grants

    Funded by:
    ING Foundation

    Description:
    As part of their commitment to educators, ING honors excellence in education through a series of programs and sponsorships.

    Program Areas:
    Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies, Vocational

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools, Higher Education

    Proposal Deadline:
    9/5/09

    Average amount:
    $200 - $400,000

    Telephone:
    770-980-6580

    Email:
    ingfoundation@us.ing.com

    Website:
    http://www. ing-usa.com/us/aboutING/CorporateCitizenship/index.htm

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Kinder Morgan Foundation Education Grants

    Funded by:
    Kinder Morgan Foundation

    Description:
    Grants are primarily directed to educational programs for youth in grades K-12. Funding is provided to local, state, provincial and regional educational institutions, libraries, and programs that provide ongoing support such as Junior Achievement. The foundation also supports youth programs provided by local arts organizations, symphony orchestras, museums, and others. Initial approach is to contact the foundation for application form, which is required.

    Program Areas:
    Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Library, Math, Reading, Science/ Environmental, Social Studies

    Recipients:
    Public School

    Proposal Deadline:
    9/10/09

    Average Amount:
    $3,500 - $5,000

    Telephone:
    303-763-3471

    Email:
    km_foundation@kindermorgan.com

    Website:
    http://www.kindermorgan.com/community/km_foundation.cfm

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Grants

    Funded by:
    Lemelson-MIT Program

    Description:
    InvenTeams composed of high school students, teachers, and mentors are asked to collaboratively identify a problem that they want to solve, research the problem, and then develop a prototype invention as an in-class or extracurricular project. Up to 23 grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to selected teams. Grant funding is intended for research, materials, and learning experiences related to developing the team's invention. High school science, mathematics, and technology teachers or teams of teachers at public, private, and vocational schools are eligible to apply.

    Program Areas:
    Math, Science/Environmental, Technology

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools

    Proposal Deadline:
    9/11/09

    Average Amount:
    $100 - $10,000

    Telephone:
    617-452-2147

    Email:
    inventeams@mit.edu

    Website:
    http://web.mit.edu/inventeams/apply.html

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Nike Back Your Block Grants

    Funded by:
    Nike

    Description:
    Nike, Inc. has announced that its retail division has launched a U.S.-based national grant program known as Back Your Block to support community and school groups working to unlock the potential of young people through programs that focus on sport. The $650,000 grant program is now accepting applications. Each of Nike's 175 U.S. retail locations will participate in this year's program as part of the company's commitment to giving back to local communities. Nonprofit 501(c)(3) community organizations and school groups are eligible to apply. Community members are encouraged to nominate groups that they value and vote for their favorite organization at the program's Web site. Public support and voting will contribute to the decision-making process. Final decisions will be made by the Nike National Grant Selection Committee. Factory stores in Portland, South Chicago, and New Orleans are considered Nike Community Stores. The Portland Community store will award a total of $100,000 in grants, and South Chicago and New Orleans will each award a total of $50,000. All other stores will award a $2,500 grant to their local organizations. Participating locations include Nike Factory Stores, Nike Towns, Nike Stores, Nike Clearance, and Nikestore.com. Organizations over thirty miles from the nearest Nike retail location will be paired with NikeStore.com.

    Program Areas:
    Health/PE

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    8/24/09

    Average Amount:
    $2,500 to $100,000

    Website:
    http://www.nikebackyourblock.com

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    GE Foundation Educational Grants

    Funded by:
    GE Foundation

    Description:
    Giving on a national basis to support organizations involved with education, youth development, minorities, and economically disadvantaged people.

    Program Areas:
    Early Childhood, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies, Technology

    Recipients:
    Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    None

    Telephone:
    203-373-3216

    Email:
    gefoundation@ge.com

    Website:
    http://www.gefoundation.com

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Books for Children Grants

    Funded by:
    The Libri Foundation

    Description:
    The Foundation supports the concept that children who learn to enjoy reading at an early age continue to read throughout their lives. In order to develop a love of reading, children must have access to books that stretch their imaginations, touch their emotions, and expand their horizons. The Foundation works with the library's Friends of the Library or other local organizations because they believe in community involvement and want to encourage and reward local support of libraries. The Friends, or other local sponsors, can contribute from $50 to $350, which the Foundation matches on a 2-to-1 ratio. Thus, a library can receive up to $1,050 worth of new, quality, hardcover children's books through the Foundation's "Books for Children" program.

    Program Areas:
    After-School, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Early Childhood, Library, Reading

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    8/15/09

    Contact Person:
    Barbara J. McKillip, President

    Telephone:
    541-747-9655

    Email:
    libri@librifoundation.org

    Website:
    http://www.librifoundation.org/#GUIDE

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Challenge 20/20

    Funded by:
    National Association of Independent Schools

    Description:
    Challenge 20/20 is an Internet-based program that pairs classes at any grade level (K-12) from schools in the U.S. with their counterpart classes in schools in other countries; together the teams (of two or three schools) tackle real global problems to find solutions that can be implemented at the local level and in their own communities. Schools do not have to be NAIS members to participate. Private, public, and charter schools from the US and any other country are included. Schools can also be elementary or secondary.

    Program Areas:
    Community Involvement/Volunteerism, ESL/Bilingual/Foreign Language, General Education, Social Studies

    Recipients:
    Public School, Private/Charter School

    Proposal Deadline:
    8/17/09

    suciu@nais.org

    Website:
    http://www. nais.org/resources/index.cfm?ItemNumber=147262

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Patagonia Environmental Grants

    Funded by:
    Patagonia

    Description:
    Grants support small grassroots activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. Grants can help local groups working to protect local habitat. Individual battles to protect a specific stand of forest, stretch of river, or indigenous wild species are the most effective in raising more complicated issues - particularly those of biodiversity and ecosystem protection - in the public mind. Patagonia looks for innovative groups that produce measurable results, and the company likes to support efforts that force the government to abide by its own - our own - laws. Efforts should be quantifiable -- with specific goals, objectives, and action plans, and should include measures for evaluating success. Because Patagonia is a privately held company, it has the freedom to fund groups off the beaten track, and that's where they believe their small grants are most effective. Most grants are in the range of $3,000 to $8,000.

    Program Areas:
    Science/Environmental

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter Higher Education, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    8/31/09

    Average Amount:
    $3,000 to $8,000

    Website:
    http://www.patagonia.com/usa/patagonia.go?assetid=2942

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Striving Readers Program

    Funded by:
    U.S. Department of Education

    Description:
    The purpose of the Striving Readers program is to 1) raise literacy levels of adolescent students in Title I-eligible schools with significant numbers of students reading below grade level and 2) build a strong, scientific research base for identifying and replicating strategies that improve adolescent literacy instruction.

    Program Areas:
    Reading

    Recipients:
    Public Schools

    Proposal Deadline:
    8/10/09

    Average Amount:
    $750,000 to $1.3 million

    Contact Person:
    Marcia Kingman

    Telephone:
    202-401-0003

    Email:
    Marcia.kingman@ed.gov

    Website:
    http://www. ed.gov/programs/strivingreaders/applicant.html

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Access to Artistic Excellence

    Funded by:
    National Endowment for the Arts

    Description:
    To encourage and support artistic excellence, preserve our cultural heritage, and provide access to the arts for all Americans. Grants support projects that provide short-term arts exposure or arts appreciation for children and youth as well as intergenerational education projects.

    Program Areas:
    Arts

    Recipients:
    Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    8/13/09

    Average Amount:
    $5,000 - $150,000

    Website:
    http://www.nea.gov/grants/apply/Artsed.html

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    NEA Foundation Green Grants

    Funded by:
    NEA Foundation

    Description:
    Over the past decade, the NEA Foundation has invested more than $5.9 million in grants to support and grow the ideas of more than 2,000 educators nationwide. Public school educators PreK-16 are invited to apply for the popular Student Achievement and Learning & Leadership grants at www.neafoundation.org/grants. A new online application makes applying easier and more convenient than ever. For those grant writers who have questions, the Foundation has posted an instructional video to guide grant writers through the process step by step. Deadlines for applications are June 1, October 15, and February 1. This year, the Foundation will emphasize "green" grants, because some of the most innovative and impactful projects involve students learning about and engaging in environmental preservation and protection. From publishing books on ecological restoration to designing lessons on renewable energy, NEA Foundation grantees are getting results.

    Program Areas:
    Science/Environment

    Recipients:
    Public Schools

    Proposal Deadline:
    10/15/09

    Average Amount:
    $2,000 to $5,000

    Website:
    http://www.neafoundation.org/grants.htm

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Union Pacific Education Grants

    Funded by:
    Union Pacific Foundation

    Description:
    Giving on a national basis in areas of company operations to support zoos and aquariums and organizations involved with arts and culture, education, the environment, health, youth development, human services, community development, and leadership development.

    Program Areas:
    Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Health/PE, Library, Professional Development

    Recipients:
    Public School, Private/Charter School, Higher Education, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    8/15/09

    Average Amount:
    $1,000 to $200,000

    Telephone:
    402-271-5600

    Average Amount:
    $1,000 to $200,000

    Email:
    upf@up.com

    Website:
    http://www.up.com/found

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Mockingbird Foundation Educational Grants

    Funded by:
    The Mockingbird Foundation

    Description:
    Grants given to support K-12 music education on a national basis. Education may include the provision of instruments, texts, and office materials, and the support of learning space, practice space, performance space, and instructors/instruction. Mockingbird is particularly interested in projects that foster self-esteem and free expression, but does not typically fund music therapy that is not education or music appreciation that does not include participation. The Foundation is interested in targeting children 18 years or younger, but will consider projects that benefit college students, teachers, instructors, or adult students. In addition, the Foundation is particularly (though not exclusively) interested in programs that benefit disenfranchised groups, including those with low skill levels, income, or education.

    Program Areas:
    Arts, At-Risk/Character, All Other

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools

    Proposal Deadline:
    8/1/09

    Average Amount:
    $500 to $5,000

    Email:
    grants@mbird.org

    Website:
    http://www.mockingbirdfoundation.org/funding/guidelines.html

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Bubel Aiken Foundation Grants

    Funded by:
    Bubel Aiken Foundation

    Description:

    The Bubel/Aiken Foundation's Grant Program will focus on programs that fulfill our mission. Eligible programs are ones that focus on the inclusion of children with special needs with their peers.

    Program Areas:
    Disabilities, Professional Development, Special Education

    Recipients:
    Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    7/31/09

    Average Amount:
    $10,000 - $20,000

    Website:
    http://www. bubelaiken.org/GrantsPrograms/Grants/tabid/62/Default.aspx

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Technology Inspired Le@ding Store Donation Grants

    Funded by:
    Best Buy Stores

    Description:
    Donations are given to schools, libraries, and after-school clubs. Donations are made in the form of product or Best Buy Gift Cards. Local store employees decide how to support their community.

    Program Areas:
    After-School, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies, Technology

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    None

    Average Amount:
    $500 - $2,000

    Telephone:
    612-291-6108

    Website:
    http://communications.bestbuy.com/communityrelations/our_programs.asp

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Gerber Foundation Educational Grants

    Funded by:
    The Gerber Foundation

    Description:
    The primary focus of grantmaking is on health and nutritional issues affecting infants and young children. Research projects aimed at finding solutions to childrens health and nutritional problems are sought. Of particular interest are those offering a substantial promise of meaningful advances in prevention and treatment of diseases and those with broad applicability to the general population.

    Program Areas:
    Early Childhood, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies

    Recipients:
    Public School, Private/Charter School, Higher Education, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    8/1/09

    Average Amount:
    $500 - $500,000

    Telephone:
    231-924-3175

    Website:
    http://www.gerberfoundation.org

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Adopt-A-Classroom Educational Grants

    Funded by:
    Adopt-A-Classroom

    Description:
    Teachers who register at the Adopt-a-Classroom web site can be adopted by an individual, a business, or a foundation. Once adopted, teachers will receive $500 worth of credit to purchase items that enrich the learning environment, including classroom technology.

    Program Areas:
    General Education, Science/Environment, Social Studies

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private Schools

    Proposal Deadline:
    None

    Average Amount:
    $500.00

    Telephone:
    877-444-7666

    Email:
    rhegberg@adoptaclassroom.com

    Website:
    http://www.adoptaclassroom.com

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant

    Funded by:
    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Description:
    This is a competitive grant program to educate students about math, science, technology, and engineering. Before submitting your proposal please consider these objectives and make sure that your grant fulfills this mission: Teacher must be a current AIAA Educator Associate member or an AIAA Professional member actively engaged as a K-12 classroom educator prior to receiving the grant.

    Program Areas:
    Science/Environment

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools

    Proposal Deadline:
    7/30/09

    Average Amount:
    $200.00

    Website:
    http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=244

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Symantec Foundation Educational Grants

    Funded by:
    The Symantec Foundation

    Description:
    Funds directed toward programs promoting math, science, and technology.

    Program Areas:
    General Education, Library, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies, Technology

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    7/15/09, 10/15/09

    Total Amount:
    $1,000,000.00

    Average Amount:
    $10,000.00 - $100,000.00

    Email:
    community_relations@symantec.com

    Website:
    http://www.symantec.com/about/profile/responsibility/community/index.jsp

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Grants for the Betterment of All Children

    Funded by:
    American Legion Child Welfare Foundation

    Description:
    The Foundation accepts proposals from non-profit organizations that 1) contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge about new and innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit youth and 2) contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge already possessed by well-established organizations, to the end that such information can be more adequately used by society.

    Program Areas:
    General Education, All Other

    Recipients:
    Public School, Private School, Other. Schools may need to work with a local 501(c)3.

    Proposal Deadline:
    7/15/09 (try to mail request by 7/1/09)

    Average Amount:
    $1,500.00 - $70,000.00

    Contact Person:
    William A. Pease

    Telephone:
    317-630-1202

    Website:
    http://www.cwf-inc.org/docs/?section+grantseekers

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    Intensive Summer Language Institutes for Teachers

    Funded by:
    US Dept. of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

    Description:
    The Teacher Exchange Branch in the Office of Global Educational Programs at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State, announces an open competition for a program that will enable U.S. language teachers to study Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), and Russian in an Arabic-speaking country, the People's Republic of China, and Russia respectively during the summer of 2010. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to cooperate with the Bureau in the administration of the program. Applicant organizations should design and implement three summer institutes for a minimum total of 25 teachers -- fifteen to study Chinese (Mandarin) and five each to study Arabic and Russian. These summer institutes should offer intensive, structured classroom instruction as well as less formal interactive learning opportunities through a comprehensive exchange experience that primarily emphasizes language learning.

    Program Areas:
    ESL/Bilingual/Foreign Language

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Higher Education, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    7/7/09

    Average Amount:
    $500,000.00

    Telephone:
    202-453-8888

    Contact Person:
    William Heaton

    Email:
    heatonwe@state.gov

    Website:
    http://exchanges.state.gov/media/pdfs/rfgps/rfgp07072009.pdf

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    GoGirlGo! Ambassador Team Awards

    Funded by:
    Women's Sports Foundation & Gatorade

    Description:
    The Women's Sports Foundation's GoGirlGo! Program was created to give girls access to physical activity. GoGirlGo! Ambassador Team Awards championed by Gatorade reward high school girls for taking the lead by inspiring other girls to participate in sports and physical activity. Teams must lead their own team project that will get girls in their communities physically active and tell us about the project. A total of $50,000 in grants will be awarded in recognition of the outstanding efforts of 20 teams throughout the country. Who is eligible to apply for the program? School, amateur, community and/or nonprofit affiliated teams whose members are female, enrolled in 9th-12th grade and residents of the United States, its territories, or protectorates.

    Program Areas:
    Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Health/PE

    Recipients:
    Public School, Private/Charter School, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    7/17/09

    Average Amount:
    $2,500.00

    Website:
    http://www. womenssportsfoundation.org/Content/Grants-And-Scholarships/Grants/GoGirlGo-Ambassador-Team-Awards.aspx

    Availability:
    All States

    Grant Name:
    United States-Japan Foundation Educational Grants

    Funded by:
    United States-Japan Foundation

    Description:
    Grants are awarded primarily in the U.S. and Japan to promote stronger ties between Americans and Japanese by supporting projects that foster mutual knowledge and education, deepen understanding, create effective channels of communication, and address common concerns in an increasingly interdependent world. The current focus of grant making activities is in the areas of communication/public opinion, precollege education, and policy studies. No grants are awarded to individuals, or for building or endowment funds, capital campaigns, or deficit operations. No support is given for projects in the arts involving performances, exhibitions, or productions, or for sports exchanges or student exchanges.

    Program Areas:
    Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies

    Recipients:
    Public Schools, Private Schools, Higher Education, Other

    Proposal Deadline:
    7/15/2009

    Average Amount:
    $1,500.00 - $85,000.00

    Telephone:
    212-481-8762

    Email:
    info@us-jf.org

    Website:
    http://www.us-jf.org

    Availability:
    All States

    ONGOING GRANTS

    Grant: Pay It Forward Mini-Grants

    URL: http://payitforwardfoundation.org/educators/grant.html

    Who May Apply: Schools, churches and community youth groups (with an adult sponsor) may apply for funding. Groups whose members are all over the age of 18 must include work with youth under the age of 18 as part of their projects.

    Application Deadline: Ongoing -- application deadlines are January 15, April 15 and October 15 of each year.

    Description: Pay It Forward Mini-Grants of up to $500 are designed to fund one-time-only service-oriented projects identified by youth as activities they would like to perform to benefit their school, neighborhood, or greater community. To be considered in the grant making process, projects must contain a "pay it forward" focus -- that is, they must be based on the concept of one person doing a favor for others, who in turn do favors for others, with the results growing exponentially. Grant applications are reviewed and considered by a selection committee three times a year.

    Grant: Advancing Student Achievement Grant

    URL: http://www.actuarialfoundation.org
    /grant/index.html

    Who May Apply: All schools and groups willing and able to undertake a math mentoring program involving local actuaries are eligible.

    Application Deadline: Ongoing

    Description: Advancing Student Achievement is a grant program that brings together actuaries and educators in local classroom environments with the belief that interaction with real-world mentors will boost students interest and achievement in math. The Actuarial Foundation can provide a local network of actuaries ready to participate, as well as suggestions on how to integrate math concepts from the workplace into the classroom. Groups applying for grants will be given wide latitude in designing programs that enhance learning and create a “love of math” in each student.

    Grant: Learning and Leadership Grants

    URL: http://www.neafoundation.org/programs/
    Learning&Leadership_Guidelines.htm

    Who May Apply: K-12 public school teachers and support professionals, as well as faculty at public colleges and universities, are eligible. Preference is given to NEA members.

    Application Deadline: Applications are reviewed three times a year; deadlines are September 15, February 1, and June 1.

    Description: The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education (NFIE) awards learning and leadership grants to individual teachers who want to participate in such professional development experiences as summer institutes or action research; and to groups for such professional development experiences as action research, lesson study, or mentoring. Grant funds, which range from $2,000 to $5,000, “may be used for fees, travel expenses, books, or other materials that enable applicants to learn subject matter, instructional approaches, and skills.”

    Grant: Student Achievement Grants

    URL: http://www.neafoundation.org/programs/
    StudentAchievement_Guidelines.htm

    Who May Apply: K-12 public school teachers and support professionals, as well as faculty at public colleges and universities, are eligible. Preference is given to NEA members.

    Application Deadline: Applications are reviewed three times a year; deadlines are September 15, February 1, and June 1.

    Description: The NEA Foundation provides these $5000 grants to “improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The also work should improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Grant funds may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, software, or scholars-in-residence. In addition, some funds may be used to support the professional development necessary to implement the project. Proposals for work resulting in low-income and minority student success with honors, advanced placement, or other challenging curricula are particularly encouraged.”

    Grant: Outdoor Classroom Grant Program

    URL: http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=pg&p=
    AboutLowes/outdoor/index.html

    Who May Apply: All K-12 public schools in the United States (excluding Puerto Rico) are eligible.

    Application Deadline: Grants are reviewed three times a year -- in December, April, and August.

    Description: Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation, International Paper, and National Geographic Explorer! classroom magazine are offering grants up to $2,000 (in some cases, grants for up to $20,000 may be awarded) to provide schools with resources to improve their science curriculum by engaging students in hands-on experiences outside the traditional classroom. At least 100 schools will receive grants they can use to build a new outdoor classroom or to enhance a current outdoor classroom.

    Grant: Grants Program for 7-12 Science & Math Education

    URL: http://www.toshiba.com/taf/apply.html

    Who May Apply: Teacher-designed projects for students in grades 7-12 are eligible for funding.

    Application Deadline: Ongoing for grant requests less than $5,000; February 1 and August 1 (twice yearly) for grant requests more than $5,000.

    Description: Toshiba America Foundation's grant program for 7-12 science and math education is intended to encourage projects designed to improve teaching and learning in science and math. The Foundation favors classroom projects developed by individual teachers or teams of teachers. Grant Applications can be downloaded from the Foundation's Web site.

    Grant: Mr. Holland's Opus

    URL: http://www.mhopus.org/melody.htm

    Who May Apply: U.S. schools with an ongoing (for at least three years) instrumental music program that includes regular classes and also offers private and/or group lessons outside of those classes.

    Application Deadline: Ongoing. Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation accepts grant applications throughout the year.

    Description: The Melody program, one of three grant programs administered by http://www.mhopus.org/award.htm. The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, provides musical instruments and instrument repairs to K-12 school music programs that have no other source of financing for musical instruments and materials. The program does not offer cash grants; grants of instruments or repairs typically range between $500 and $5,000.

    Grant: Teaching Tolerance

    URL:http://www.tolerance.org/teach/grants/guide.jsp

    Who May Apply:K-12 classroom teachers

    Application Deadline: Ongoing

    Description: The Teaching Tolerance project of the Southern Poverty Law Center offers grants of up to $2,000 to K-12 classroom teachers interested in implementing tolerance and youth activism projects in their schools and communities. According to Tolerance.org, projects that are funded tend to be small-scale and student-focused, tailored to the specified needs and interests of particular learners, economically responsible, and sustainable.

    Grant: Airborne Teacher Trust Fund

    URL: http://www.airbornetrust.com

    Who May Apply: Elementary and middle school teachers from private or public schools are eligible.

    Application Deadline: Ongoing. Recipients will be selected on a quarterly basis and will be announced monthly.

    Description: “As district budgets become tighter, schools are faced with the difficult decision of having to cut important programs, particularly art and music. In response, Airborne, Inc. has developed a Teacher Trust Fund to help school communities across the nation revive these ever-important learning programs.” The Airborne Teacher Trust Fund will donate a total of $250,000 between August 2006 and April 2007. Grants will range from $200 to $10,000.

    Grant: Advancing Student Achievement Grants

    URL: http://www.actuarialfoundation.org/grant/index.html

    Who May Apply: U.S. schools and non-profit groups

    Application Deadline: Ongoing

    Description: The Actuarial Foundation's Advancing Student Achievement program is designed to bring together actuaries and educators in local classroom environments in the belief that interaction with real-world mentors will boost students' interest and achievement in math. To further that effort, the program awards monetary grants of up to $25,000 to U.S. schools and non-profit groups willing to develop a viable mentoring program involving actuaries in the teaching of mathematics to children in private and public schools. The Actuarial Foundation also provides a local network of actuaries ready to participate in the mentoring program, as well as suggestions on how to integrate math concepts from the workplace into the classroom. Groups applying for grants will be given wide latitude in designing programs that enhance learning and create a "love of math" in each student.

    Grant: The Mockingbird Foundation

    URL: http://www.mockingbirdfoundation.org/funding

    Who May Apply: Schools and nonprofit organizations are eligible.

    Application Deadline: Ongoing

    Description: The Mockingbird Foundation, which "generates charitable proceeds from Phish fandom," offers grants for programs and projects designed to support and improve music education. MFI funding focuses on providing for the basic needs of musical instruction, as well as on projects that foster creative expression. Grants range in size from $50.00 to $5,000.00. Anyone interested in submitting a grant proposal should first send a 1-2 page letter of inquiry.

    Grant: Forensics in the Classroom

    URL:http://www.courttv.com/forensics_curriculum/grant.html

    Who May Apply: U.S. high school science teachers

    Application Deadline: Ongoing

    Description: Court TV, as part of its education partnership with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, offers several free forensics-based science units for high school students -- and one for middle school students. In order to make the curriculum as useful to teachers as possible, Court TV conducts quarterly surveys about the units. Teachers who complete a survey are eligible for one of Court TV's $1000 grants. The grants, awarded directly to teachers, can be used for "student consumables or resources related to the teaching of the science curriculum."

    Grant: IRA and RR Reading Conference Grants

    URL: http://www.wilbooks.com/scholarships/travelgrant.php

    Who May Apply: Early literacy professionals attending International Reading Association or Reading Recovery conferences are eligible to apply.

    Application Deadline: Time for review of applications is required in advance of the conference, so educators should apply as early as possible.

    Description: Bruce Larkin is the author of more than four hundred early children's books, including the Larkin's Little Readers Series. One of his goals is to encourage and support early literacy efforts. In keeping with that mission, each school year, Larkin awards five $500 grants of up to $200.00 each to help offset expenses for early literacy professionals who attend the International Reading Association or Reading Recovery conference.

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