Below are some of grant resources available; while this list is large it may differ over time as funding and availability change. Click one of the fast links below to proceed to a particular section.

Grant Websites

FastWeb

http://www.fastweb.com/

The largest online scholarship search available, with 1.3 million scholarships representing over three billion in scholarship dollars. Provides students with accurate, regularly updated information on scholarships, grants, and financial aid suited to their goals and qualifications at no cost.

Federal Grants Wire

http://www.federalgrantswire.com/federal-grants-wire-site-directory.html

A unique way to help you search for federal grants, government grants and loans. It combines the top-levels of the subject area, applicant and agency searches into one convenient list.

The Foundation Center

http://www.fdncenter.org/

An independent nonprofit information clearinghouse on grants available throughout the United States with headquarters in New York, and additional libraries in Washington, DC, Atlanta, Cleveland, and San Francisco. The center offers databases, including directories of foundation and corporate grantmakers, research information and advice, custom research, and database searching. The Web site includes online training in grant-seeking, proposal writing, and funding research, as well as an online librarian.

GetEdFunding

http://www.getedfunding.com/

GetEdFunding is a curated collection of more than 750 active grants and awards, all selected through the prism of relevance to today’s educational institutions.

Google for Education Support

http://www.google.com/edu/teachers/support.html

Additional information on the resources Google provides at no cost to teachers.

Grants.gov

http://grants.gov/

Allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from federal grant-making agencies, and encompasses over 1,000 grant programs offered by the twenty six Federal grant-making agencies. It streamlines the process of awarding some $500 billion annually to state and local governments, academia, not-for-profits, and other organizations.

Grants Alert

 http://www.grantsalert.com/grants/all

Provides teachers, administrators, counselors and related organizations with free access to up-to-date announcements of corporate, foundation, state and federal education funding opportunities.

Grant Watch

http://www.grantwatch.com/cat/36/technology+grants.html

An aggregated grants funding website with current federal government, state, city, local, foundation, corporation, educational, and international grants.

Grant Wrangler

http://www.grantwrangler.com

Grant Wrangler® is a free grant listing service offered by Nimble Press™. We make it easier for educators, school libraries, and parents to find school funding. We list grants for teachers, school grants, and money for arts, history, mathematics, science, technology, literacy, and more. We also help education foundations, community foundations, corporate foundations, and other grant-giving organizations more effectively promote their grants and awards to teachers and schools.

National Education Association

 http://www.nea.org/grants/grantsawardsandmore.html

The nation’s largest professional employee organization committed to advancing the cause of public education.  This database is not technology-specific, but still provides a good repository.

Online Teaching Community

http://teaching.monster.com/benefits/articles/3069-corporate-grants-for-teachers

Corporate grants for educators in coordination with Monster.com.

US Department of Education

 http://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/find/edlite-forecast.html

Forecast of funding opportunities under the Department of Education discretionary grant programs for the fiscal year (and how to apply: http://www.ed.gov/fund/grants-apply.html)

Individual Grants

American Express

Corporate Social Responsibility efforts that focus on three program themes that reflect AmEx’s funding priorities: Historic Preservation, Leadership and Community Service.

Apply: http://about.americanexpress.com/csr/howto.aspx

Deadline: Rolling

Amgen Foundation Grant

Amgen’s corporate giving initiatives are very diverse:  research grants and fellowships; medical education grants; donations of cash, product and equipment; community involvement through corporate sponsorships; and cash donations and volunteerism by Amgen staff members.  In addition, the Amgen Foundation gives grants and matches staff donations to eligible non-profits.

Apply: http://www.amgen.com/citizenship/guidelines.html

Deadline: Rolling

Awesome Foundation

This foundation funds projects that bring communities together. Awesome ideas “spark an instant of joy and delight and inspire a long-term hope for a more awesome future.” Some chapters also routinely contact applicants for interviews before awarding the fellowships. Anyone can apply.

Apply: http://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/faq

Computers for Learning

The CFL program represents an important contribution to EO 12999, which includes making modern computer technology an integral part of every classroom, connecting classrooms to the national infrastructure, providing teachers with the professional development they need to use new technologies effectively, and encourage the use of innovative educational software.

Apply: http://computersforlearning.gov/

Corning Incorporated Foundation

The Corning Incorporated Foundation’s educational grants support community-service programs for students, curriculum enrichment, student scholarships, facility improvement, and instructional-technology projects for the classroom. The foundation directs resources primarily toward initiatives that improve the quality of life near Corning Inc. locations including selected K-12 school districts, community colleges, and four year institutions of higher learning. Currently, the foundation fulfills approximately 136 grants in education and other areas totaling some $3 million.

Apply: http://www.corningincfoundation.org/our%5Fprograms/grants/

Deadline: Rolling

Enhancing Education through Technology State Program

The primary goal of this program is to improve student achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools. Additional goals include helping all students become technologically literate by the end of the eighth grade and, through the integration of technology with both teacher training and curriculum development, establishing innovative, research-based instructional methods that can be widely implemented.

Apply: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/edtech/applicant.html

Deadline: Rolling, awards announced annually on July 1

ESA Foundation Grant Application

The ESA Foundation is dedicated to supporting positive programs and opportunities that make a difference in the lives of America’s youth.  The Foundation seeks to harness the collective power of the interactive entertainment industry to create positive social impact in our communities.  We support geographically diverse projects and programs that benefit American boys and girls of all races and religions.

Apply: http://www.esafoundation.org/application.asp

Ezra Jack Keats

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation created a funding initiative called Minigrants, through which awards of $500 are given to public schools and public libraries for projects that foster creative expression, working together and interaction with a diverse community. They also represent an opportunity for educators, whose efforts are often inadequately funded or recognized, to create special activities outside the standard curriculum and make time to encourage their students.

Apply: http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/section/ezra-jack-keats-mini-grant-program-for-public-libraries-public-schools/

Fund-a-need Lincoln Public Schools

Fund-A-Need receives and reviews proposals from Lincoln Public Schools teachers who want their students to have an experience for which the school does not offer funding. Please select your areas of interest, then search through the teacher proposals, make your selection, and Fund-A-Need.

Apply: https://flps.fund-it.org/grants/search.php

Deadline: Rolling

GenCorp Foundation Grant

The GenCorp Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life in the communities where Aerojet and GenCorp employees live, work and volunteer. The GenCorp Foundation’s primarily focus is education, with emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education. It also supports health & social services, arts organizations and civic and environmental projects.

Apply: http://www.gencorp.com/pages/gcfound.html

Deadline: Funding cycles are in April, July and October

Great Plains Communications’ Grant Program

Great Plains Communications offers the Great Plains Communications’ Grant Program as part of our ‘Commitment to the Schools’ program. A total of $20,000 is awarded annually to schools in Great Plains Communications’ telephone and cable television service areas. The maximum amount awarded to one school district is $5,000. The grants are awarded in the spring for use the following school year. The grant program is intended to encourage exceptional and unique ideas that improve the educational process. The program provides resources to add challenging new units or projects to the curriculum.

Apply: http://www.gpcom.com/community/scholarships-grants

Innovative Technology Education Fund

Innovation for ITEF is about change, supporting new approaches that are unique within a grantee’s educational environment, having the vision to see things differently, and using that vision to change instructional practices for the educational benefit of students and educators.

Apply: http://innovteched.com/

Intel Community Grants

Intel Corporation is committed to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in the communities where the company has a major presence. We are involved through grants, donations, sponsorships, and other forms of philanthropy and giving. Schools and non-profit organizations seeking grant support are welcome to inquire about the potential for an Intel community grant.  Please note, however, very limited funds are available for unsolicited grant requests since community grant decisions are usually made up to a year in advance.  Priority is given to grants supporting education programs supporting the teaching and learning of science, mathematics, engineering and science.

Apply: https://www.cybergrants.com/cybergrants/plsql/buttonbar.frame

Deadline: Rolling

Lowe’s Toolbox for Education

Lowe’s will donate up to $5 million to public schools and public school parent teacher groups – at as many as 1,000 different public schools per school year.

Apply: http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/

Target Foundation Grants

Throughout the year, our stores provide education grants to local K-12 schools to support educational field trips, early childhood reading programs and participation in the arts.

Apply: https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants

Toshiba American Foundation

K-5 grants for various technology-based learning projects.

Apply: http://www.toshiba.com/taf/k5_grants.jsp

Deadline: October 1, annually

6-12 grants for various technology/mathematics/science learning projects.

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

Deadline: October 1, annually

Vernier Technology Awards

Sponsored by National Science Teachers Association. This award recognizes the innovative use, or potential use, of data-collection technology (e.g. probes or sensors) interfacing with a computer, graphing calculator, or handheld in the science classroom. Seven awards will  be presented in the following categories: one elementary (grades K–5) award; two middle level (grades 6–8)  awards; three high school (grades 9–12) awards; and one college award.

Apply: http://www.nsta.org/pdfs/awards/Vernier.pdf

Deadline: November 30, annually

Online Fundraising

Department of Education

http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/technology/files/2013/06/Federal-Funds-Tech-DC-.pdf

Ideas on how to use funding for technology.

DonorsChoose

http://www.donorschoose.org/

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on our site, and you can give any amount to the project that most inspires you.

When a project reaches its funding goal, we ship the materials to the school. You’ll get photos of the project taking place, a letter from the teacher, and insight into how every dollar was spent. Give over $50 and you’ll also receive hand-written thank-yous from the students.

E-Rate Funding

 http://www.e-ratecentral.com/Services.asp

The program provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the United States (and U.S. territories) to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access. It is one of four support programs funded through a Universal Service fee charged to companies that provide interstate and/or international telecommunications services.

Applicants must provide additional resources including end-user equipment (e.g., computers, telephones, etc.), software, professional development, and the other elements that are necessary to utilize the connectivity funded by the Schools and Libraries Program.

IDEA

 http://idea.ed.gov/

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation.

Kickstarter

http://www.kickstarter.com/

Every project creator sets their project’s funding goal and deadline. If people like the project, they can pledge money to make it happen. If the project succeeds in reaching its funding goal, all backers’ credit cards are charged when time expires. If the project falls short, no one is charged. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing. Everything on Kickstarter must be a project. A project has a clear goal, like making an album, a book, or a work of art.

Race to the Top Funding

http://www.ed.gov/category/program/race-top-fund

Awards in Race to the Top will go to States that are leading the way with ambitious yet achievable plans for implementing coherent, compelling, and comprehensive education reform. Race to the Top winners will help trail-blaze effective reforms and provide examples for States and local school districts throughout the country to follow as they too are hard at work on reforms that can transform our schools for decades to come. States should look to advance reforms around four specific areas:

  • Adopting standards and assessments that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace and to compete in the global economy (link)

  • Building data systems that measure student growth and success, and inform teachers and principals about how they can improve instruction (link)

  • Recruiting, developing, rewarding, and retaining effective teachers and principals, especially where they are needed most (link)

  • Turning around our lowest-achieving schools (link)

Razoo

http://www.razoo.com/

Name your cause and begin fundraising. You can also do fund-matching if you’ve already received grant money.

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