Category Archives: charter schools

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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:  Science/Environment, General Education, Math, Technology

Recipients:  Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools, Other

Proposal Deadline:  October 1, 2013

Average Amount:  $9,500.00 – $17,000.00

Contact Person:  Laura Cronin, Director

Email:  foundation@tai.toshiba.com

Website:  http://www.taf.toshiba.com

Availability:  All States

Before submitting a completed proposal, teachers are welcome to call the Toshiba America Foundation at 212-596-0620 to discuss their project ideas. To learn more about the application process and the Foundation’s grant-making guidelines call 212 596-0620.
Email: foundation@tai.toshiba.com

Mailing Address:
Program Office – Toshiba America Foundation
1251 Ave of the Americas, 41st Floor
New York, NY 10020

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Grant Name: GRAMMY Signature Schools

Funded by: GRAMMY Foundation

Description: Does your school deserve a GRAMMY? And a little bit of cash for your music programs to go along with it? If your school has a totally great music program with a fantastic music teacher or two thrown in — it does. Or if you are keeping music classes in your school despite that fact that you barely have a budget for sheet music much less instruments – it does. GRAMMY Signature School awards are given to high school music programs that are keeping music programs alive and well despite budgets and school politics. Each school gets a GRAMMY Award and a cash prize of up to $10,000. Schools compete in different categories based on excellence or need. We have GRAMMY Signature Schools from every size city and town across the country.

Program Areas: Arts

Recipients: Public School, Private/Charter School, Other

Proposal Deadline: 10/22/11

Average Amount: $5,000.00 – $10,000.00

Website: http://www.grammyintheschools.com/programs/grammy-signature-schools

Availability: All States

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Grant Name: Donald Samull Classroom
Funded by: Herb Society of America

Description: Public and/or private 3rd through 6th grade teachers, with classes of a minimum of 15 students may apply for an indoor or an outdoor herb garden grant. The Herb Society of America in cooperation with Prepara® chef’s performance tools will award five (5) schools each year indoor herb growing stations. The classrooms selected will receive four (4) Prepara® Power Plant pro indoor soil-less gardening stations and educational materials to use in the classroom. The Prepara® Power Plant pro gardening station is all that is needed to grow herbs indoors. Each gardening station will include the unit, grow sponge, nutrient, seeds and the grow lamp. The Herb Society of America will provide the educational materials. The Herb Society of America will select four (4) schools/classrooms to receive $200 “Seed Money” to establish an outdoor herb garden. The funds may be used for supplies such as soil, plant trays, containers, child or youth sized tools, etc. The school may need to seek additional funding and support from other sources. The Herb Society of America will provide the educational materials and herb seeds.

Program Areas: Science/Environmental

Recipients: Public School, Private/Charter School

Proposal Deadline: 9/1/2011

Average Amount: $200.00

Address: 9019 Kirtland Chardon Rd., Kirtland, OH 44094

Telephone: 440-256-0514

Website: http://www.herbsociety.org/resources/samull-grant.html

Availability: All States

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Grant Name: Horace Mann Educator Scholarship Program

Funded By: Horace Mann Educators Corporation

Description: This scholarship is open to any K through 12 educator of any discipline teaching at least 30 hours a week. You must reside in the United States; residents of Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York and Hawaii are excluded. You must enroll in classes at a two- or four-year accredited college or university. Scholarships will be paid directly to each recipient’s college or university for tuition, fees and other educational expenses.

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

Recipients: Public School, Private/Charter School

Proposal Deadline: 3/1/11

Average Amount: $500.00 – $5,000.00

Telephone: 217-788-5732

Website: https://www.horacemann.com/teacher-lounge/educator-scholarship-opportunities

Availability: All States

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Grant Name: The Big Read

Funded By: National Endowment for the Arts

Description: The Big Read,a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest, is designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. The Big Read provides participating U.S. communities with grants and comprehensive resources that support their efforts to read and discuss a single book or the work of a poet. Seventy-five organizations in communities of varying sizes across the United States will be selected to conduct month-long, community-wide reads from September 2011 through June 2012. Organizations may apply for grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000. Grant size will be determined based on community population, number of activities planned, and overall strength of the application. Grants must be matched at least 1:1 with nonfederal funds. Grant funds may be used for such expenses as book purchases, speaker fees and travel, salaries, advertising, and venue rental. Applicant organizations must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations; a division of state, local, or tribal government; or a tax-exempt public library. Eligible applicants include such organizations as literary centers, libraries, museums, colleges and universities, art centers, historical societies, arts councils, tribal governments, humanities councils, literary festivals, and arts organizations. Applicant organizations that are not libraries must partner with one. K-12 schools and school districts, whether public or private, may not be lead applicants but are strongly encouraged to partner with libraries, literary centers, museums, and other eligible applicants.

Program Areas: Library, Reading

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

Proposal Deadline: 2/1/11

Average Amount: $2,500.00 – $20,000.00

Telephone: 612-238-8010

Email: TheBigRead@artsmidwest.org

Website: http://www.neabigread.org/application_process.php

Availability: All States

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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: 10/31/2010

Average Amount: $500.00 – $4,000,000.00

Telephone: 800-360-7955

Email: verizon.foundation@verizon.com

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

Availability: All States

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Grant Name: Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grants for National Leadership Activities

Funded by: U.S. Department of Education

Description: The purpose of the CSP is to increase national understanding of the charter school model and to expand the number of high-quality charter schools available to students across the Nation by providing financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter schools, and to evaluate the effects of charter schools, including their effects on students, student academic achievement, staff, and parents. Section 5205 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, (ESEA) (20 U.S.C.7221d), authorizes the Secretary to award grants under the CSP to carry out national activities.

Program Areas: Facilities/Maintenance, General Education

Recipients: Public School, Private/Charter School

Proposal Deadline: 5/14/2010

Address: 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Room 4W225, Washington, DC 20202-5970

Telephone: 202-453-7698

Email: richard.payton@ed.gov

Website: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-6378.htm

Availability: All States