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Dreyfus Foundation Educational Grants from The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.-  Giving on a national basis to support museums, cultural, and performing arts programs; schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, programs for youth, seniors, and the handicapped; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and their programs. Organizations seeking support from the foundation may submit a letter of request, not exceeding three pages in length, which includes a brief description of the purpose of the organization, and a brief outline of the program or project for which funding is sought.

States: All States

Total Amount: $2,800,000.00 – $4,000,000.00

Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $20,000.00

Address: 2233 Wisconsin Avenue N.W., Suite 414, Washington, DC 20007

Telephone: 202-337-3300

E-mail: info@mvdreyfusfoundation.org

Website: Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation

Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other

Program Areas: Afterschool, Arts, At-Risk/Character, Disabilities, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education, STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Next Deadline: 11/10/2013

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Classroom Grants the Association of American Educators- Classroom grants can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials. Classroom grants are available to all educators.

States: All States

Average Amount: $500.00

Address: 27405 Puerta Real, Suite 230, Mission Viejo, California 92691

Telephone: 877-385-6264

E-mail: awards@aaeteachers.org

Website: Association of American Educators

Eligibility: Public School, Private School

Program Areas: Arts, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Technology

Next Deadline: 3/1/2014

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Check It Out: New Grant Opportunity!

Grant Name:  American Honda Foundation Grants

Funded by:  The American Honda Foundation

Description:  Organizations working in the areas of youth and scientific education may be eligible for grants from the American Honda Foundation. Our policy is to seek out those programs and organizations with a well-defined sense of purpose, demonstrated commitment to making the best use of available resources and a reputation for accomplishing their objectives. The American Honda Foundation will make grants in the field of youth and scientific education to: Educational institutions, K-12. Programs pertaining to academic or curriculum development that emphasize innovative educational methods and techniques.

Program Areas:  General Education, Science/Environment, Technology, TAG

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

Proposal Deadline:  Quarterly application schedule

Telephone:  310-781-4090

Website:  http://corporate.honda.com/images/banners/america/AHF_brochure.pdf

Availability:  All States

American Honda Foundation
1919 Torrance Blvd.
Mailstop: 100-1W-5A
Torrance, CA 90501-2746
ahf@ahm.honda.com

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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:  Teacher Grants

Funded by:  The Kids in Need Foundation

Description:  Kids In Need Teacher Grants provide K-12 educators with funding to provide innovative learning opportunities for their students. The Kids In Need Foundation helps to engage students in the learning process by supporting our most creative and important educational resource our nation’s teachers. All certified K-12 teachers in the U.S. are eligible.

Program Areas:  Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Technology, All Other

Recipients:  Public School, Private/Charter School

Proposal Deadline:  7/15/2013 – 9/30/2013

Average Amount:  $100.00 – $500.00 (firm, do not request more)

Contact Person:  Penny Hawk

Telephone:  877-296-1231

Email:  info@kidsinneed.net

Website:  http://www.kinf.org/grants/guidelines.php

Availability:  All States

Tips for Receiving Technology Grants

Scene: Teacher’s Lunch Room, 7:15 a.m., coffee brewing, teachers stewing.

Rachel: “I am so sick of my desktop computer freezing, and coughing, and dying or whatever it is computers do. How can we get some new technology for our classrooms? Every time we ask for it from the district, we get this long lecture about budgets, and cuts, and NO. This is a serious problem. We’re supposed to be helping kids get ready for 21st century jobs, and we can’t even get the Internet up on the Smartboard in the morning.”

Bonita: “No kidding. I know, why don’t we do some fundraising?”

The teachers form a committee to research the possibilities for obtaining funds to buy new computers for the classrooms. Easy, right?

I’ll start off by saying, I am a huge proponent of technology in education. However, even though we know how important it is to keep up with evolving hardware and software, we also know that it is not usually made a priority when considering the existing budget.

If you’ve searched the MySchoolGrant℠ database and have found a grantor that looks promising, there are a few things for you to consider before you submit your request.

Foundations and corporations rarely fund “computer grants.” These are simply grants that request funds for new computers to replace old ones. They do fund grants that describe learning environments, analyze test scores or identify curriculum standards that need to be strengthened in a school. It’s not enough anymore just to need something. Grantors are often very smart people who have had the good fortune to amass great amounts of money in their lives. They have ideas about how schools should proceed to accomplish their agendas and passions. You need to find out what they are.

To maximize the chances of securing a grant, your job is to weave your need for computers into a total learning plan. How will the computers help to raise academic achievement? Why computers and not textbooks? Is there special software you need to go along with the hardware that is research-based and proves to be effective at raising academic achievement in schools like yours (the demographics of which you’ve thoroughly outlined in your narrative)?

The program that you outline in your grant request needs to be sustainable. How will you stay current once the grant is gone? Is this plan sustainable? Have you identified a dedicated funding source for your project after the grant? This planning process may reveal other needs you have; you may want to consider two or three grant applications to tackle really big issues.

Once you identify a grantor through the database and have determined that your school meets their eligibility requirements, go to the foundation’s website to research further about who they are and what they do. If you can (and the foundation is local), make an appointment to go see them. This will allow them to attach a face to the name of your project. This is one of the most successful ways of assuring funding from foundations. Make it personal—they are people too. After you’ve received the requested funding, keep the foundation involved. The foundations I’ve worked with are so excited to receive invitations to the school to see how their funds have made something wonderful happen. This makes their day!

Another tip to acquiring computer hardware is to make connections at a local college or university. Many post-secondary institutions are on a two-year rotation for computer hardware. This means they buy new equipment every other year to replace “old” machines. If you get to know the IT people at your local college, they may be willing to give you last year’s models. Make sure your district IT person is with you on this.

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Grant NameGrades 6-12 Math and Science Grants

Funded byToshiba America Foundation

DescriptionThe 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 AreasGeneral Education, Math, Science/Environment, Technology

RecipientsPublic School, Private School, Other

Proposal Deadline8/1/13

Average Amount$1,000.00 – $10,000.00

Contact Person:  Laura Cronin, Director

Telephone:  212-596-0620

Email:  foundation@tai.toshiba.com

Website:  http://www.taf.toshiba.com

AvailabilityAll States

Check It Out: New Grant Opportunity!

Grant NameAmerican Honda Foundation Grants

Funded byAmerican Honda Foundation

Description: Organizations working in the areas of youth and scientific education may be eligible for grants from the American Honda Foundation. Our policy is to seek out those programs and organizations with a well-defined sense of purpose, demonstrated commitment to making the best use of available resources and a reputation for accomplishing their objectives.

Program AreasGeneral Education, Science/Environment, TAG, Technology

 Recipients:  Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other

Proposal Deadline5/1/13

Average Amount$10,000.00 – $80,000.00

Telephone:  310-781-4090

Email:  ahf@ahm.honda.com

Websitehttp://corporate.honda.com/images/banners/america/AHF_brochure.pdf

Availability:  All States