Funding Opportunities

Tensor Women and Mathematics Grants
Tensor Women and Mathematics Grants support projects designed to encourage college and university women or high school and middle school girls to study mathematics. The program’s goals are to encourage college and university mathematics faculty to develop projects to increase participation of women in mathematics. These projects might include: organizing a club for women interested in mathematics and science, creating a network of female professional mentors to direct mathematics projects for girls, bringing high school women on to a college campus for a Mathematics Day, establishing a program for high school or college women to mentor younger female students with mathematics projects or clubs, etc. Deadline: February 12, 2016.

Tensor Strengthening Underrepresented Minority Mathematics Achievement Grants
Tensor Strengthening Underrepresented Minority Mathematics Achievement Grants support projects designed to encourage the pursuit and enjoyment of mathematics by students who are members of groups historically underrepresented in the field. Projects may be designed for middle school students, high school students, or college/university students. Eligible projects must provide enrichment activities that involve students actively doing mathematics. Mentoring is encouraged, and undergraduate and graduate students may serve as role models and work directly with middle and high school students, under the tutelage of faculty from both the college/university and middle/high school. Deadline: February 12, 2016.

Humane Society of the United States Foundation Invites Nominations for 2016 National Kind Teacher Award
The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization, advocates for better laws to protect animals; conducts campaigns to reform animal-related industries; provides animal rescue and emergency response services; investigates cases of animal cruelty; and cares for animals through its sanctuaries and wildlife rehabilitation centers, emergency shelters, and clinics. Each year since 1981, the Humane Society of the United States Foundation has recognized an outstanding teacher who consistently incorporates humane education into his or her curriculum and/or motivates students to get involved in community service for animals. The foundation is seeking nominations of pre-K-12 teachers for the 2016 National Kind Teacher Award. The winner will receive a framed certificate and a scholarship to the Humane Society University’s Certified Humane Education Specialist program. Maximum award: Scholarship to the Humane Society University’s Certified Humane Education Specialist program. Eligibility: Must be a pre-K – 12 classroom teacher who includes human lessons in the curriculum or inspires students to act on behalf of animals. Deadline: February 15, 2016.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Summer Reading Grants 2017
Summer Reading Grants provide funding to local nonprofit organizations and libraries to help with the implementation or expansion of summer reading programs. Programs must target Pre-K through 12th grade students who are below grade-level readers or readers with learning disabilities. Organization must be located within 20 miles of a Dollar General store. Deadline: February 25, 2016.

College Assistance Migrant Program
The purpose of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is to provide academic and financial support to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their children complete their first year of college and continue in postsecondary education. Competitive priority is given to applicants with expiring awards who have demonstrated adequate service delivery. In addition, the Department invites applicants to submit projects focusing on increased access to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) coursework, particularly for underrepresented groups such as minorities, individuals with disabilities, and women. Invitational priority is also given to faith-based and community organizations. Deadline: March 7, 2016.

Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancements Grants
The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grants provide matching grants to local PTAs to support in-school and after-school arts enhancement programs. Grants may be used to establish or enhance arts programs in one or more of the following categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Eligible applicants are PTAs in good standing, as determined by their State PTA. PTAs serving at-risk student populations are particularly encouraged to apply. Specifically, National PTA will fund arts projects that reach large numbers of students at risk due to financial, familial, health, behavioral, social, environmental, or other community conditions. Deadline: March 11, 2016.

Academic Enrichment Grants
The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop classroom and extracurricular programs that improve student learning. The foundation considers proposals that foster understanding, deepen students’ knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand awareness of the world around them. The Academic Enrichment Grants provide funding for programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic, and creative abilities of children from low-income households. Eligible applicants are employed by schools or nonprofit organizations, have direct and regular contact with low-income students in prekindergarten through grade 12, have the background and experience to complete the project successfully, and are willing to work in collaboration with the foundation. Deadline: April 15.

Finish Line Youth Foundation Programmatic Grants
Finish Line Youth Foundation directs funding to organizations in communities where Finish Line employees live and work that provide opportunities for youth participation in the following areas: youth athletic programs, community-based programs addressing active lifestyle and team-building skills, established camps with an emphasis on sports and active lifestyle, especially programs serving disadvantaged and special needs children. The foundation is particularly interested in organizations providing opportunities for participation of children and young adults age 18 and under and organizations whose activities provide direct services to individuals and produce tangible results. Deadline: Rolling.

TD Bank Charitable Foundation Grant
The TD Charitable Foundation provides financial support through its grant application process to organizations providing service in these areas of focus: affordable housing, education/financial literacy, and the environment. Special consideration is given to programs that support low- to moderate-income individuals by providing services, training, or education that improves the quality of life and provides opportunities for advancement. Deadline: Rolling.

Sony Corporation of America Grants 
Sony Corporation of American and its operating companies offer funding to programs that support education and creative, artistic, technical, and scientific skills that are necessary for tomorrow’s workforce. Previous education grants have funded a wide range of environmental media teaching and research projects; meaningful environmental education events and programs; quality education programs for at-risk students; arts and arts education; equipment for educational nonprofits and academic institutions, including major colleges and universities across the country; youth mentoring educational program to teach students about workplace etiquette and various careers available in the technology and entertainment industries; and multiple other mentoring opportunities, including one-on-one, school-based, or in the workplace. Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. Priority is given to efforts that promote literacy and basic educational competency. Deadline: Rolling.

Ford Foundation Grants
The Ford Foundation provides grants for projects and programs in three broad areas: (1) advancing knowledge, creativity, and achievement, (2) reducing poverty and injustice, and (3) promoting democratic values. Project activities must be educational, scientific, or charitable to be eligible for funding. Deadline: Rolling.

Toyota USA Foundation
The Toyota USA Foundation works to enhance quality of education in kindergarten through grade 12 by building partnerships with nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, science, and environmental science. Eligible organizations must have qualified tax-exempt status and be located in and serve people in the United States. Priority is given to programs that are creative, innovative, and develop the potential of students and teachers; are broad in scope and incorporate a systemic approach; and are cost effective and possess a high potential for success with relatively low duplication of effort. The foundation will support only one program from an organization at a time. Deadline: Rolling.

RGK Foundation
The RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of education, community, and health/medicine. The Foundation’s primary interests within education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. Deadline: Rolling.

Healthy Lifestyle Grants
The Children’s Obesity Fund seeks to educate parents and children about the rising obesity rates in America, reverse the statistics and dangerous trends, and prevent the next generation from continuing down the alarmingly unhealthy road. The fund strives to increase awareness and understanding of what it takes to be a strong, vigorous child by supporting programs and organizations that work to make a difference in children’s health. Deadline: Rolling.

Wish You Well Foundation Funding
The Wish You Well Foundation’s mission is “supporting family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.” Past grantees include book drives, one-on-one tutorial programs, and parental support programs. Most requests range from $200 to $10,000. Deadline: Rolling.

The Awesome Foundation: Grants for Projects
The Awesome Foundation funds projects that challenge and expand our understanding of our individual and communal potentials, bringing communities together, casting aside social inhibitions and boundaries for a moment. Maximum award: $1,000. Eligibility: all people and organizations; there are no prerequisites. Deadline: Rolling.

Microsoft: DigiGirlz High Tech Camp
Microsoft DigiGirlz High Tech Camp for girls works to dispel stereotypes of the high-tech industry. During the camp session, the girls listen to executive speakers, participate in technology tours and demonstrations, network, and learn through hands-on experience in workshops. This year camps will take place at various dates throughout the summer in Stonybrook, NY; Charlotte, NC; Fargo, ND; Redmond, WA; Las Colinas, TX; and St. Louis, MO.  Maximum award: free attendance to camp. Eligibility: girls grades 9-11 in the 2015-2016 school year, and at least age 13 at time of application, with some location exceptions. Deadline: varies by location.

Wish You Well Foundation: Grants for Literacy
The Wish You Well Foundation’s mission is to foster and promote the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Maximum award: $10,000. Eligibility: 501(c)3 organizations. Deadline: Rolling.

USGA/Alliance: Grants for the Good of the Game
The National Alliance for Accessible Golf (Alliance) and the United States Golf Association (USGA) believe that golf should be open to everyone and supports a wide variety of programs that create opportunities for individuals with disabilities to participate in the sport. They especially encourage inclusive programming- opportunities that allow participants with disabilities and participants without disabilities to learn and play the game side by side. Maximum award: $20,000. Eligibility: tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations as defined under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code or government entities such as public schools or municipalities. Deadline: Rolling.

Adobe: ConnectED software grants
As part of the White House’s ConnectEd initiative, Adobe is offering creative tools and teacher professional development to schools across the United States. Maximum award: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Echosign, and a range of teacher training resources. Eligibility: public, state-operated, county-operated school, or BIA schools at the elementary or secondary school level that receive Title I funds. Deadline: Rolling.

Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry Grants
Share Our Strength awards grants to eligible organizations involved in increasing access to summer meals programs supported through the Summer Food Service Program or the National School Lunch “Seamless Summer” Program; educating and enrolling more eligible families in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program; increasing the availability of school breakfast through alternative models such as “in-classroom” breakfast and “grab-n-go” breakfasts; increasing access to afterschool snack and meal programs, as well as child care programs, supported through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP); and advocacy around any of the above anti-hunger issues. Maximum award: $10,000. Eligibility: nonprofit organizations and schools in the U.S. Deadline: Rolling.

Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest: Community Grant Program
The Brown Rudnick Center Community Grant Program recognizes, encourages, and collaborates with front-line workers within the educational system who often do not have a voice in funding decisions; and provides funding to assist with small, concrete projects or needs that will make an improvement in inner-city education in Boston, Hartford, New York City, Providence, and Washington, D.C. within a year of the award. Maximum award: $2,000. Eligibility: “front line educational workers” involved in the education field or a related field in Boston, Hartford, New York City, Providence, or Washington, D.C. partnered with a non-profit organization or tax-exempt organization (e.g. a public school) that is willing to accept the grant and use it in the required manner. Deadline: Rolling.

Campbell’s: Labels for Education
The Campbell’s, Inc. Labels for Education Program gives schools free educational equipment in exchange for labels from Campbell products. Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: Schools or parents coordinate label drives to raise resources for schools.  Deadline: None.

Fender Music Foundation: Grants
Fender Music Foundation grants are awarded to music academies, schools, local music programs and national music programs across America, particularly in-school music classes, in which the students make music; after-school music programs that are not run by the school; and music therapy programs, in which the participants make the music. Maximum award: up to 8 instruments. Eligibility: 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. Deadline: Rolling.

Public Welfare Foundation: Grants for Organizations that Serve Disadvantaged Communities
The Public Welfare Foundation supports organizations that address human needs in disadvantaged communities, with strong emphasis on organizations that include service, advocacy, and empowerment in their approach: service that remedies specific problems; advocacy that addresses those problems in a systemic way through changes in public policy; and strategies to empower people in need to play leading roles in achieving those policy changes and in remedying specific problems. The foundation provides both general support and project-specific grants. The foundation is currently focusing on criminal and juvenile justice, and workers’ rights. Maximum award: $50,000. Eligibility: public and private entities, including nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations.  Deadline: Rolling.

Fund for Teachers: Grants
The Fund for Teachers provides funds for direct grants to teachers to support summer learning opportunities of their own design. Maximum award: $5,000. Eligibility: teachers who work with students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12, with a minimum of three years teaching experience, full-time, spending at least 50 percent of the time in the classroom at the time grants are approved and made. Deadline: varies by state.

General Mills Twin Cities Grant Program
These grants focus on the communities in the Twin Cities area and their surrounding areas (up to 50 miles from the General Mills facility in each community) in the areas of youth nutrition and fitness, social services, education, and arts and culture. In Minnesota, the General Mills Foundation supports K-12 education in the seven-county metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. These grants range from $2,500 to $10,000, and are reviewed on a quarterly basis. Deadline: Ongoing.

Lockheed Martin: Grants for Education
Lockheed Martin provides grants for K-16 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education. This includes Lockheed Martin’s K-12 STEM Education Initiative, Engineers in the Classroom, as well as STEM-focused curricular and extracurricular programs that provide employee engagement opportunities in a community in which Lockheed Martin has employees or business interests. Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations that deliver standards-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to students in K-16. Deadline: Rolling.

Safeway Foundation Grants
The Safeway Foundation seeks to fund nonprofit organizations that have programs that align with its four priority areas: hunger relief, education, health and human services, and assisting people with disabilities. Maximum award: Grant amounts vary for organizations that are national in scope, but a first-time funded organization will typically receive a grant of $10,000 to $25,000. Eligibility: 501(C)(3) organization located in an area where there are Safeway stores. Deadline: Rolling.

Project Produce
The Chef Ann Foundation has teamed up with Skoop, a superfoods company committed to bringing the health benefits of superfoods to every American. Together we have launched Project Produce. These $2,500 grants assist you in expanding your students’ palates, and encouraging increased consumption of and exposure to fresh produce through engagement in lunchroom education activities that encourage students to taste new vegetables and fruits offered either in a dish, cooked, or raw. The goal is to provide funds to support the food cost of these activities which are designed to touch every child. Offering these events to all kids whether they bring or buy lunch requires additional funds. Grants can help you fill that gap. Maximum award: $2,500. Eligibility: Any district or independent school participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is eligible to apply. Deadline: Rolling.

BJ’s Adopt-A-School Program
BJ’s Adopt-A-School Program started in 1996 with a single school. Over the years, it has expanded to help schools in 15 states. The program’s mission: giving “adopted” schools support they can use to enhance existing programs and curriculum objectives. It is just another way BJ’s care about their Members and the communities that they live in. Now in its 19th year, BJ’s Adopt-A-School program has provided more than $1.8 million in funding to thousands of schools, helping ensure children receive a quality education. Here’s how it works: Public school teachers from across America post project requests at DonorsChoose.org for materials they need like books, art supplies, software, the list is long! Donors are people just like you and companies like us — people interested in supporting education, who search the site and give to the project that inspires them most. When a project reaches its funding goal, the materials are shipped to the school, and donors receive photos of the project and a letter from the teacher. Schools participating in BJ’s Adopt-A-School Giving Program receive a one-time donation to use toward discretionary programs, such as field trip and special events, reading enhancement programs or other educational needs, and a complimentary BJ’s Business Membership, providing access to low-cost, high-quality supplies. Maximum award: varies by project. Eligibility: U.S. public elementary schools. Deadline: Rolling.

American Honda Foundation’s Youth Education Grants
Honda aims to Help meet the needs of American society in the areas of youth and scientific education by awarding grants to nonprofits, while strategically assisting communities in deriving long-term benefits. Honda supports youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment. Maximum award: $75,000. Eligibility: 501(c)(3) public charity or a public school district, private/public elementary or secondary school as listed by the NCES. Deadline: Rolling.

A Little Hope Youth Bereavement Support Services Grants
A Little HOPE supports organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or loved one. To be considered, applicants must e-mail (no telephone calls) the name of their program, website address, names of the executive director and program director, and the location of the program. No other information is needed or will be processed. Strong preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to the use of community trained volunteers. Introductory emails are accepted year-round. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete application. Maximum award: Grant award amounts are based on the scope and budget of the project. Eligibility: Independent bereavement centers and camps who demonstrate a commitment to the use of community trained volunteers whose programs demonstrate multicultural competence in addressing children and adolescents’ bereavement needs. Deadline: Rolling.

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