Grant Opportunities

  • Before applying for any grant,  complete and submit  the Intent to Apply form to the Grants Department;


Captain Planet Foundation: EcoTech Grant
SourceCaptain Planet Foundation
Application Deadline: Opens July 16 closes January 15 and 
January 16 closes July 15
Purpose: To provide hands-on-environmental stewardship opportunities for youth; serve as a catalyst to getting environment based education is schools; and inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities.
Award: Up to $2,500

Pets in the Classroom Grant

Source: Petsmart, Petco, Petland, PetSupermarket, Pet Supplies Plus Applications: Accepting applications August 1, 2019

Purpose: The purpose of these Grant are intended to support pets or aquariums in the classroom for the purposes of teaching children to bond with and care for their pets responsibly. The welfare of the small animals is of paramount importance. These grants must not be used for the purposes of research or experiments of any kind.

Note: Only small animals that reside in the classroom are eligible for this program. Dogs, cats, and other larger house pets do not qualify for this program. Dogs, cats, and other larger house pets do not qualify.  Science projects such as caterpillars/butterflies, worms/composting and chicken egg hatching projects are not considered pets in the classroom and do not qualify for this program. No animals classified as livestock will qualify.

STEAM Educator Grants (9-12, Adult)
Source: National Society of High School Scholars
Application Deadline(s): Accepted September 1, 2019 thru October 15, 2019
Purpose: To offer STEAM Educator Grants that support science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) activities; innovation; and classroom excellence. Grants may be used for supplies, materials, field trips, and other resources that enhance STEAM teaching and learning.
Note: Educators must be NSHSS Members to apply.
Award: $1,000

Learning and Leadership Grants
Source: The NEA Foundation
Application Deadline: February 1June 1; October 15
PurposeTo support National Education Association members who are 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: to individuals to fund participation in high-quality professional development; experiences, such as summer institutes, conferences, or action research; Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, ore mentoring experiences for faculty or staff. 
Award$2,000 (individuals); $5,000 (groups)

Solve for Tomorrow
Source: Samsung
Application Deadline: October 23, 2019
Purpose: To challenge students in grades 6-12 to show how STEM can be applied to help improve their local communities.
Award: $600

Annie's Grans for Gardens
Source: Annie's
Application Deadline: November 1, 2019
Purpose: To support food education and make healthy gardens accessible to hundreds of students across the country.
Award: $5,000

Education and Technology Program
Source: ARRL, National Association for Amateur Radio
Application Deadline: November 1, 2019
Purpose:  To offer grants for radio station equipment and related software equipment and resources for classrooms in the US.
Award: $2,000

Reba R. Robertson Award
Source: Children's Theatre Foundation of America (CTFA)
Application Deadline: November 1, 2019
Purpose: To recognize outstanding dedication to teaching theater arts to high school students. In addition to the cash award, an additional $1,000 will be awarded to the honoree's school to enhance the high school theatre or drama program.
Award: $6,000

Using Music to Teach Mathematics Grants (PreK-5 Grade)
Source: Esther Mendlesohn Fund and NCTM
Application Deadline: November 1, 2019
Purpose:  To incorporate music into the elementary school classroom to help young students learn mathematics.
Note: Applicants must be a current Full Individual  or E-Member of NCTM or teach in a school with a current NCTM pre-K-8 school membership and currently teach mathematics or collaborate with teachers of math in grades Pre-K-2

Award: $3,000

Delta Education/CPO/Frey Scientific Science Awards for Excellence
Source: Delta Education/CPO/Frey Scientific and National Science Teachers Association
Application Deadline: November 30, 2019
Purpose: To recognize three full-time pre-K-12 teachers of science who successfully use inquiry based science to enhance teaching and learning in their classrooms.
Three awards will be presented, one in each of the following categories: elementary, middle, and high school.
Award: $1,500

Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation Education Grant
Source: Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation
Application Deadline: Accepted January 1, 2019 thru December 3, 2019
Purpose:  To support programs in arts, community, education, environment, health care, and peace. Recent awards were made to programs supporting high school music, leadership, and youth development.
Award: Vary

Aldi Smart Kids

Source: Aldi
Application Deadline: December 15, 2019
Purpose: To support programs that improve the health and wellness of children. (Education, arts, athletics or any other program that inspires them to be active and healthy.
Award: $5,000

Robert E. Yager Exemplary Teaching Award
Source: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Application Deadline: December 18, 2019
Purpose: To recognize six (6) full-tme K-12 teachers of science who successfully use innovation and excellence in their classroom.
Award: $1,000

Vernier Technology Awards
Source: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Application Deadline: December 18, 2019
Purpose: to recognize 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.
Award: $5,500

Connect for Success
Source: Mobile Beacon
Application Deadline: December 31, 2019
Purpose: To give schools the laptops and mobile internet access they need to help students struggling to keep up.
Award: $5,000

Shell Science Lab Challenge

Source: Shell
Application Deadline: January 15, 2020
Purpose: To recognize outstanding middle and high school programs for their exemplary approaches to science lab instruction utilizing limited school and laboratory resources.
Award: $20,000

Fund For Teachers
Source: Fund for Teachers
Application Deadline: January 30, 2020
Purpose: To pursue self-designed professional learning around the world.
Award: $10,000


Air Force Junior ROTC Grants
Source: Air Force Association
Application Deadline(s): October 10 and February 10
Purpose: To promote aerospace education throughout classrooms and units.
Award: Up to $250

Baseball Tomorrow Fund
Source: Baseball Tomorrow Fund
Application Deadline: July 1/ October 1/ January 1/
April 1
To provide funding for incremental programming and facilities for youth baseball and softball programs, and to finance a new program, expand  or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs.  Not for normal operating expenses or as a substitute for existing funding or fundraising activities.
Award: TBD

Chef Ann Foundation Mission Nutrition Fruit and Veggie Grants
Source: Chef Ann Foundation
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Purpose:To help school districts expand their commitment to serving fresh fruits and vegetables. School use the grants to implement salad bars as part of their daily meal programs.
Award: $2,955 (approx.)

Educational Assistance and Training Programs Grant
Source: Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation
Application Deadline: Accepted year-round
Purpose: To support educational and training programs designed to improve literacy, teach basic life skills, promote good citizenship and public services, and increase reading, mathematics, and science proficiencies.
Award: $2,500 to $15,000

Music Education Grants
Source: The Mockingbird Foundation
Application Deadline: December 31, annually
Purpose: To support projects in music education. The primary focus is students, ages 18 and younger, with particular interest in projects that target underserved children. However, the foundation considers projects that benefit college students, teachers, instructors, or adult students. The foundation funds projects that foster creative expression and promote self-esteem in any musical form (including composition, instrumentation, vocalization, or improvisation), and encourages applications associated with diverse or unusual musical styles, genres, forms, and philosophies. Grants may be used to obtain instruments, texts, and other materials, and for the support of learning space, practice space, performance space, and instructors or instruction. Note that the foundation does not support music therapy programs.
Award: $100 t0 $10,000

Classic for Kids Foundation
Source: Classic for Kids Foundation
Application Deadlines: June 30, September 30, December 31, March 31
Purpose: To empower young people to shape positive futures through music, build sustainable stringed instrument music programs, and provide grants for high-quality instruments.

Houston CPA Society Helping Schools Grants
Source: Houston CPA Society
Application Information:
Request Grant Application from Carol Spencer CHS Staff Liaison
Purpose: To encourage CPA's to become actively involved with the education of the youth in Texas. Financial Grants are provided to numerous schools where it has been identified that there is little or no significant business partnership.
Award: TBD

DiscoverE Collaboration Grants Program

Source: DiscoverE
Application Deadline: Rolling

To facilitate collaboration within the engineering community and to engage youth (particularly underserved K-12) with hands-on learning experiences and events that inspire an interest and understanding of engineering.
Award: $1000

Healthy Choices Grant
Oliver Foundation
Application Deadline: Rolling
(October 15) (April 15) (July 15)
The purpose of the grant is to encourage children, families and communities in Texas to improve the eating and physical activities patters of Pre-school, Elementary, Middle School and High School students. 
Recommend that organizations apply at least eight weeks prior to the start of their particular season or program to ensure the desired equipment can be accessed and shipped on time.
Award: Level 1
Level 2 $3,000- $5,000

Lead2Feed Challenge (6-12 Grade)
Source: The Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning and the Lift a Life Foundation
Application Deadline: Feb. 1 and May 31
Purpose: To encourage middle and high school students to hone their leadership skills by completing a service-learning project that solves hunger or another community need involving a public nonprofit organization.
Award: $10,000


K-12 Classroom Teacher Grant
Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, Inc.
Application Deadline: August 31, annually
designed to encourage kindergarten through grade 12 classroom teachers to incorporate aviation-themed lessons into their normal curriculum
Award: $250

Home Depot Community Impact Grant
Source: Home Depot
Application Deadline: Rolling
Purpose: To improve
Award: Grants are given in the form of the Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services and are required to be complete within six months of approval date.

Good Sports Equipment Program
Source: Good Sports
Application Deadline: Rolling
Purpose: To provide athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. 
NOTE: Recommend that organizations apply at least eight weeks prior to the start of their particular season or program to ensure the desired equipment can be accessed and shipped on time.
Award: Equipment, apparel and footwear

Texas Music Teachers Association Teacher Enrichment Grant
Source: Texas Music Teachers Association
Application Deadline: Ongoing
:Disaster Relief Grant: Funds for affected music teachers who need assistance in re-establishing  their studios (music, instruments, etc.) after a natural disaster.
Awards: up to $2,000

Fender Music Foundation Instrument Grant Program
Source: Fender Music Foundation
Application Deadline: Ongoing

Purpose: Awards instruments and equipment to music instruction programs that are part of 501(c) 3 organizations or public schools in the United States. The organization is currently awarding acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars and the equipment necessary to play these instruments. However, other traditional music instruments are sometimes available.
Awards: Musical instruments

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation Orchard Grant
Source: Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) and Stretch Island Fruit Co.
Application Deadline: Rolling
Purpose: Brings fruit tree orchards (about 20-25 trees minimum) to schools to improve the surrounding environment and provide a local source of healthy nutrition. FTPF helps coordinate all aspects of the planting, and offers an inspirational,educational experience for volunteers interested in learning more about tree sand a fun, age-appropriate curriculum, emphasizing the importance of trees for the environment and fruit in the diet.
Awards: Trees, materials, orchard installation design work, and onsite environmental curriculum

Humanities Texas Grants
Source: Humanities Texas Grants
Application Cycle: Rolling
Purpose: To pay for the services of a humanities consultant or exhibit designer, or to develop public programming related to an unexpected local, national, or international event.
Award: $1,500

Hungry For Music Grant
Source: Hungry for Music
Application Deadline:Ongoing
Purpose: Hungry for Music provides musical instruments to individuals, schools, and community music programs that cannot afford them.
Awards: Musical instruments

After-School Athletic Programs
Source: Justin J. Watt Foundation
Application Deadline: Spring sports (Baseball, Softball, Track) Apply: Nov., Jan. & Feb
                                   Fall sports (Football, Soccer, Cheer) Apply: Mar., Apr., & May

                                  Winter Sports (Basketball, Wrestling, Volleyball) Apply: Aug. Sept. & Oct.
Purpose:To provide after-school opportunities for middle-school aged children in the community to become involved in athletics, so that they may learn the character traits of accountability, teamwork, leadership, work ethic, and perseverance, while in a safe and supervised environment with their peers.
Award: Case by case basis

Kinder Morgan Foundation, K-12 Academic, Arts Programs
Source: Kinder Morgan Foundation
Application Deadline:  Rolling, every 10th of every month (notified 60-90 days)
The purpose of this grant is to provide children and youth with opportunities to learn and grow.  The foundation’s goal is to help today’s science, math, and music students become the engineers, educators, and musicians who will support their communities for years to come. Grant will be awarded for academic programs, including tutoring; and arts education programs.
Award: up to $5,000

Learning & Leadership Grants
Source: National Education Association Foundation
Application Deadlines: Yearly (Feb. 1, June 1, and Oct. 15 )
Purpose: To support public school teachers and education support professionals by funding participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research. All professional development must improve practice, curriculum, and student achievement. Preference given to NEA members.
Awards: $2,000

SPIE Education Outreach Grants Program

Source: SPIE The International Society for Optics and Photonics
Application Deadline(s): Cycle 1 January 31 (5pm PST)
                                       Cycle 2 May 31 (5pm PST)

Purpose: To provide support for optics and photonics related education outreach activities. Applications are judged on: Potential to impact chosen audience; potential to raise awareness and interest in optics and photonics; clarity and structure of the project; clear timeline and budget.
Awards: Up to $5,000; and sustaining Grants up to $2,000

Student Achievement Grants
Source: The NEA Foundation
Application Deadline(s): February 1; June 1; October 15
Purpose: To support proposals that incorporate STEM and/or global learning into projects. To enable educators to take the lead on a wide range of projects to improve student learning.
Award: $2,000 and $5,000

Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools
Source: Chef Ann Foundation
Application Deadline:Ongoing
Purpose: To help schools to incorporate salad bars into school lunches so that every child has daily access to fresh fruits and vegetables.  Salad bar grants will be awarded based on a formula that takes into account:
A) readiness to implement a salad bar lunch program, and
B) application date.
It can take up to 12 months after approval to be fully funded.
Awards: Fully-equipped 72”, 5-well insulated salad bar

Lisa Libraries Foundation
Source: Lisa Libraries Foundation
Application Deadline:Ongoing
Purpose: The Lisa Libraries donates new children's books and small libraries to organizations that work with kids in poor and under-served areas, such as day-care centers, homeless shelters, and after-school programs. In general, the Lisa Libraries has a strong interest in supporting small, grass-roots organizations.
Awards: Books

Office Depot Foundation Grants
Source: Office Depot Foundation
Application Deadline:Rolling
: The Office Depot Foundation is providing backpacks and sackpacks to deserving children in grades K-5.Preference is given to proposals that represent collaborations between two or more organizations. The majority of grants will be in the vicinity of $1,000 and be supported by in-kind donations when inventory allows.
Awards: Amount not specified

RPM Foundation Grant
Source: Restoration Preservation Mentorship Foundation
Application Deadline(s): April 20; December 8
Purpose:To provide the pathway to careers for the next generation of automotive, motorcycle and marine restoration and preservation craftsmen and artisans through formal training and mentorship.
Award: Up to $10,000

SC Johnson Grant
Source: SC Johnson
Application Deadline: Rolling
Purpose: Assist existing non-profit organization or programs focused on defined areas of interest including education, social services, environment, community development, arts and culture, and health.
Award: Not stated

SPARK School Park Program
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Purpose: To help public schools develop school playgrounds into neighborhood parks and to empower local communities to make changes and improvements to their neighborhoods. In January or February of each year, the SPARK staff makes a site visit to all schools that have applied in the past year to discuss the request with the principal and other interested parties. The neighborhood must demonstrate a willingness to help plan and fund the park. Site selection is made in March.
NOTE: In January or February of each year, the SPARK staff makes a site visit to all schools that have applied in the past year to discuss the request with the principal and other interested parties. Site visits by SPARK staff confirm existing relationships between school and community—through churches, businesses, and civic clubs. The neighborhood must demonstrate a willingness to help plan and fund the park.
Awards: not specified

Toshiba Grants for Grades 6 –12
Source:Toshiba America Foundation
Application Deadlines: Requests < $5,000 – anytime;
                                        Requests > $5,000: February 1 and August 1
Purpose: To support science and math education by funding classroom projects which provide students with the opportunity to "do science" in new ways that promise to increase their engagement with the subject matter and improve their learning.
Awards: up to $5,000 – or - $5,000 and over

School Garden Grant (PreK-12)
Source: Safe Brand
Application Deadline: Accepted September 1 thru December 1, annually
Purpose: to support schools that want to create and start a school garden. Interested schools should explain their reasoning for a school garden and how they would use the grant.
Award: $500

USA Track & Field Foundation Youth Club Grant
Source: USATF
Application Deadline: December 31; and April 30
To provide funds for the use of equipment; uniforms, meet fees, travel, facility rental, staff and volunteer training and outreach.
Award: Amounts vary based on your specific need

Wells Fargo Foundation Grant
Source: Wells Fargo Foundation
Application Deadline: Rolling
Purpose: To support organizations working to strengthen our communities. 
To promote academic achievement for low-and moderate-income students with a priority emphasis on K-12 ; provide training for teachers and administrators working with low-and moderate-income students; and encourage school partnerships with parents and guardians, the local community, and the business community. 
Award: No referenced

Roads to Reading Literacy Initiative Grant
Source: The Roads to Literacy Initiative
Application Deadline: Accepted April 1 thru
June 1, annually
Purpose: provides grants of new children’s books as educational resources to schools, child-care centers, and nonprofit organizations serving children in need from birth to age 16. Donated books must be used for on-site literacy programs that target underserved communities and are administered by the applicant organization. RTRLI provides books for circulation and story time in school and public libraries; for remedial reading programs in schools, after-school programs, and community centers; and for story time in home daycares and daycare centers. Preference is given to libraries in small communities and to programs that provide structured remedial reading instruction and have been in existence for at least six months.
Note: Eligible applicants are US public and private schools, daycare centers, home daycare providers (with state licenses), libraries (public school, private school, and community), community centers, after-school programs, and nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status. Interested applicants must first register to confirm they qualify for RTRLI grants by serving children in greatest need. Registered organizations may access the application and guidelines to request books. Complete applications should be submitted by email.
Award: Awards vary

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