Category Archives: Education Grants

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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

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Check it Out: NEW Grant Opportunity!

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

New Grant Opportunity for Field Trips!

Grant Name: Field Trip Grants

Funded by: Target

Description: Good news—registration’s 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. It’s a great way to engage and inspire students. You can apply any time before September 30, 2010. Best of luck and happy learning.

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

Recipients: Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools

Proposal Deadline: 9/30/2010

Average Amount: $700.00

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

Availability: All States

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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/Environment, Social Studies

Recipients: Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools, Other

Proposal Deadline: 7/10/10

Average Amount: $3,500.00 – $5,000.00

Email: km_foundation@kindermorgan.com

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

Availability: All States

Do You Know Your Grant Categories?

One major way to categorize grants is by the type of problem the grant addresses. If a grant is designated as a reading grant, obviously you aren’t going to be able to get money to fix a problem you are having in math, unless, of course, the math problem you have is directly related to your students’ inability to read well enough to work any type of stated problem in math.

Obviously, there is great overlap in these categories. An after-school program funded by grant money may involve extra instruction in science and social studies. That is why you need to fully understand the types of problems you have. The overlap in categories can often lead you to additional grant money.

Basically, the main categories of grants for schools include the following:

adult literacy library
after-school math
arts professional development
at-risk/character reading
community involvement/volunteerism
safe/drug-free schools
disabilities science/environment
early childhood
social studies
ESL/bilingual/foreign language
special education
facilities/maintenance
technology
family services transportation
health/PE vocational

Of course, there are other grant topics, but generally these will fit under one of those listed above. Also, it is possible to have quite a bit of overlap. You may have a reading problem that is strongly impacting student performance in social studies and science, and you need considerable professional development in reading in the content areas to correct the problem. You might find grant money under any one of those categories or all of them.

Always try to approach the problems you are experiencing from as many angles as possible. When you do, your solution is likely to be more complete, and it consistently opens up more funding sources.

Grants can be categorized in many different ways. Once you have determined the problem that you have at your school, develop a plan for fixing that problem, and determine the cost of the program, you are ready to start looking in the different grant categories to find grants that match your needs.

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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 which 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 Schools, Other

Proposal Deadline: 7/1/10

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

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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 Obama’s Let’s 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 – $10,000

Email: info@appsforhealthykids.com

Website: http://www.appsforhealthykids.com

Availability: All States