Current Grant Opportunities

GrantsAlert.com is a Bi-Weeekly Recap of the most current K-12 Funding and Grants Alerts. For more complete information on all of the grant opportunities below and more funding and grant opportunities go to: www.grantsalert.com. And if you are looking for quick fundraising ideas, please click here and you’ll find some excellent ideas from their partner Efundraising.com.

 
Entered:   Jul 22nd, 2008
Type:   Corporate
Source:   Samsung Electronics America
Program:   Samsung Hope for Education Program
 
Purpose:

As a global technology leader, Samsung Electronics America believes in good corporate citizenship. Our worldwide charitable efforts to give back to the communities that nurture us reflect this ideal. Our Hope for Education program illustrates this belief. Hope for Education was created by Samsung in 2004 to support U.S. schools K-12 with the latest technology products to assist in the educational process. Each year the program challenges students, teachers, parents or anyone who knows of a school in need to write an essay regarding the importance of technology in education, and how it can benefit a school in their community. Essays are evaluated by an independent judging committee, and winners earn various awards of Samsung products for their designated school. In the four years since its inception, the program has awarded more than 250 U.S. schools with over $7,000,000 in Samsung electronics and Microsoft software.

 
 

 
Entered:   Jul 22nd, 2008
Type:   Foundations
Source:   RGK Foundation
Program:   RGK Foundation Education Grants
 
Purpose: RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of Education, Community, and Medicine/Health. 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.
 
 

 
Entered:   Jul 22nd, 2008
Type:   Foundations
Source:   Kids in Need Foundation
Program:   2008 Kids In Need Teacher Grants
 
Purpose:

The purpose of the grants is to provide funds for classroom teachers who have innovative, meritorious ideas. Your project may qualify for funding if it makes creative use of common teaching aids, approaches the curriculum from an imaginative angle, or ties nontraditional concepts together for the purpose of illustrating commonalities. Innovation and merit account for 40% of the evaluation.

 
 

 
Entered:   Jul 22nd, 2008
Type:   Foundations
Source:   American School Board Journal, the National School Boards Association, and Sodexo School Services
Program:   2009 Magna Awards
 
Purpose:

The Magna Awards is a national recognition program co-sponsored by American School Board Journal, the National School Boards Association, and Sodexo School Services that honors school board best practices and innovative programs that advance student learning.

Magna nominations are judged according to three enrollment categories (under 5,000 enrollment; 5,000-20,000 enrollment; and over 20,000 enrollment) with one Grand Prize Winner in each category. Each Grand Prize Winner receives a $3,500 contribution from Sodexo School Services. There are five additional winners and five honorable mention winners within each enrollment category.

 
 

 
Entered:   Jul 22nd, 2008
Type:   Foundations
Source:   AASA, National School Public Relations Association and Blackboard Connect Inc
Program:   Connect-ED Leadership Through Communication Award
 
Purpose:

Sponsored in partnership by AASA, National School Public Relations Association and Blackboard Connect Inc., the Connect-ED Leadership Through Communication Award honors those who recognize that communication is a critical component of leadership and who exhibit an ongoing commitment to incorporating communication into their strategic thinking and their daily operations.

The award recognizes the leadership of outstanding superintendents and public relations/communications professionals who, along with their teams, improve communication within their school systems and communities. Typically, one winning school system is chosen.

Blackboard Connect Inc. will donate $10,000 to the scholarship fund of the winning school system, to be awarded to a student or students majoring in communications.

 
 

 
Entered:   Jul 22nd, 2008
Type:   Foundations
Source:   American Association of School Administrators
Program:   2009 National Superintendent of the Year Program
 
Purpose:

Now in its 22nd year, the National Superintendent of the Year Program pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead our nation’s public schools. This program is sponsored by ARAMARK Education, ING and AASA.

 
 

 
Entered:   Jul 22nd, 2008
Type:   Foundations
Source:   Pay It Forward Foundation
Program:   Pay It Forward Mini-Grants
 
Purpose: Pay It Forward Mini-Grants are designed to fund one-time-only service-oriented projects identified by youth as activities they would like to perform to benefit their school, neighborhood, or greater community. Projects must contain a “pay it forward” focus – that is, they must be based on the concept of one person doing a favor for others, who in turn do favors for others, with the results growing exponentially – to be considered in the grant making process.
 
 

 
Entered:   Jul 22nd, 2008
Type:   Foundations
Source:   LEGO Children’s Fund
Program:   LEGO Children’s Fund Grants Program
 
Purpose: The LEGO Children’s Fund will provide quarterly grants for programs, either in part or in total, with a special interest paid to collaborative efforts and in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the receiving organization. We will give priority consideration to programs that both meet our goals and are supported in volunteer time and effort by our employees.
 
 

 
Entered:   Jul 20th, 2008
Type:   Foundations
Source:   Reader’s Digest Foundation
Program:   Reader’s Digest Foundation “Make it matter”
 
Purpose: Make it Matter” is a new initiative of the Reader’s Digest Foundation. The Foundation will give away $1 million to nonprofit organizations based on inspiring stories submitted by the public.

Every month for ten months, Reader’s Digest will choose one individual whose story of giving back serves as an inspiration to others. For each story, the Reader’s Digest Foundation will donate $100,000 to a nonprofit organization that is associated either with the story or the cause. These individuals and their stories of giving back will appear every month in the new “Make it Matter” column in Reader’s Digest and on rd.com, beginning with the April issue.

 
 

 
Entered:   Jul 15th, 2008
Type:   Foundations
Source:   Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
Program:   Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Grants Program
 
Purpose: The Foundation’s grant-making program seeks to develop or expand projects that are designed to support the development of literacy skills for adult primary care givers and their children.
 
 

 
Entered:   Jul 15th, 2008
Type:   Foundations
Source:   Best Buy
Program:   Best Buy Teach Award program
 
Purpose: technology into the curriculum to engage students and make learning fun. As a company, Best Buy believes that when technology is used effectively it can inspire children and have a positive impact on their ability to learn.

The Best Buy Teach Award program recognizes creative uses of interactive technology in K-12 classrooms. Winning programs focus on kids using technology to learn standards-based curriculum, rather than on teaching students to use technology or educators using technology that children aren’t able to use hands-on. The purpose of the Best Buy Teach Award program is to reward schools for the successful interactive programs they have launched using available technology. Please do not be discouraged from applying if your school does not have the most current equipment.

 
 

 
Entered:   Jul 15th, 2008
Type:   Foundations
Source:   Character Education Partnership (CEP)
Program:   National Schools of Character (NSOC)
 
Purpose: Every year, the Character Education Partnership (CEP) names approximately 10 public and private schools and districts (K–12) as National Schools of Character (NSOC) for their outstanding work in character education. The awards program honors these exemplars, showcase their work, and facilitates their leadership in the field of character education.

National Schools of Character winners receive a banner and an engraved award at the annual CEP National Forum on Character Education in October in the Washington, DC area. Winners also receive national and local press coverage, and CEP features the NSOC in its annual book and on the CEP website. In addition, award recipients have the right to use the NSOC awards name and logo.

 
 

 
Entered:   Jul 15th, 2008
Type:   Foundations
Source:   Mockingbird Foundation
Program:   Mockingbird Foundation Grants Program
 
Purpose: The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc. (“Mockingbird”) offers competitive grants to schools and nonprofit organizations that effect improvements in areas of importance to the Phish fan community. Our programmatic focus is music education for children, defined as follows:

    Music: Mockingbird is particularly interested in projects that encourage and foster creative expression in any musical form (including composition, instrumentation, vocalization, or improvisation), but also recognizes broader and more basic needs within conventional instruction. Mockingbird encourages applications associated with diverse or unusual musical styles, genres, forms, and philosophies.

    Education: Education may include the provision of instruments, texts, and office materials, and the support of learning space, practice space, performance space, and instructors/instruction. Mockingbird is particularly interested in projects that foster self-esteem and free expression, but does not typically fund music therapy which is not education or music appreciation which does not include participation.

    Children: Mockingbird is interested in targeting children eighteen years or younger, but will consider projects which benefit college students, teachers, instructors, or adult students. Mockingbird is particularly (though not exclusively) interested in programs which benefit disenfranchised groups, including those with low skill levels, income, or education; with disabilities or terminal illnesses; and in foster homes, shelters, hospitals, prisons, or other remote or isolated situations.

 
 

 
Entered:   Jul 15th, 2008
Type:   Foundations
Source:   Lois Lenski Covey Foundation
Program:   Lois Lenski Covey Foundation Grants
 
Purpose:

The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation, Inc. is a charitable institute whose purpose is to assist organizations in their efforts to provide books to children who might otherwise lack access to children’s literature.

 
 

 
Entered:   Jul 15th, 2008
Type:   Foundations
Source:   The National Eye Institute (NEI)
Program:   2009 HEALTHY VISION COMMUNITY AWARDS
 
Purpose:

NEI recognizes the importance of strengthening the capabilities of community-based organizations by providing “seed money” to develop innovative and collaborative eye health education and promotion projects that have the potential for sustainability once funding ends.

 
 

 
Entered:   Jul 15th, 2008
Type:   Foundations
Source:   Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation
Program:   Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation Grants Program
 
Purpose: Our mission is to support educators in developing environmental curricula that integrate field activities and classroom teaching and that incorporate basic ecological principles and problem solving.
 
 

 
Entered:   Jul 15th, 2008
Type:   Foundations
Source:   A Little HOPE, Inc
Program:   A Little HOPE Grants Program
 
Purpose: A Little HOPE is a not-for-profit public charity, recognized by the IRS under 501 (c)(3), which grants funds to organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children and teens who have experienced the loss of a parent or loved one, regardless of the circumstances of the death.
 
 

 
Entered:   Jul 15th, 2008
Type:   Foundations
Source:   Avon Foundation
Program:   Avon Hello Tomorrow Fund
 
Purpose: The Avon Hello Tomorrow Fund is an initiative of Avon Products, Inc. with the goal to empower women and change our world by providing individuals with cash awards that will allow them to pursue an idea or project that empowers or supports women of all ages.
 
 

 
Entered:   Jul 15th, 2008
Type:   Foundations
Source:   Whirlpool Foundation
Program:   2008 Whirlpool Brand Mother of Invention Grant program
 
Purpose: To recognize this motherly ingenuity, the 2008 Whirlpool® Brand Mother of Invention Grant will provide winning moms with the necessary business resources to help bring their ideas to life.
 
 

 
Entered:   Jul 15th, 2008
Type:   Foundations
Source:   The Foundation for Technology Education and Pitsco/Hearlihy & Company
Program:   PITSCO/HEARLIHY/FTE GRANT: Excellence in Teaching Technology
 
Purpose: Its purpose is to recognize and encourage the integration of a quality technology education program within the school curriculum
 
 

 
Entered:   Jul 9th, 2008
Type:   Foundations
Source:   TOSHIBA AMERICA FOUNDATION
Program:   TOSHIBA AMERICA FOUNDATION Over $5000 Grants for Grades7-12
 
Purpose:

TOSHIBA AMERICA FOUNDATION is a non-profit grantmaking organization dedicated to supporting science and mathematics education in the United States.

TOSHIBA AMERICA FOUNDATION contributes to the quality of science and mathematics education by investing in projects designed by classroom teachers to improve instruction for students in grades K-12.

 
 

 
Entered:   Jul 9th, 2008
Type:   Federal
Source:   U.S Dept. of Education
Program:   Disability Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs)
CFDA #:   84.133A-11
 
Purpose: The purpose of the DRRP program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, by developing methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technologies that advance a wide range of independent living and employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities,
especially individuals with the most severe disabilities. DRRPs carry out one or more of the following types of activities, as specified and defined in 34 CFR 350.13 through 350.19: Research, training, demonstration, development, dissemination, and technical assistance.
 
 

 
Entered:   Jul 9th, 2008
Type:   Federal
Source:   U.S Dept. of Education
Program:   High-Quality Supplemental Educational Services and After-School Partnerships Demonstration
CFDA #:   84.287N
 
Purpose: The purpose of the High-Quality Supplemental
Educational Services and After-School Partnerships Demonstration competition is to encourage the establishment or expansion of partnerships between supplemental educational services (SES) programs and 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21stCCLC) projects in order to increase the academic achievement of low-income students in Title I schools \1\ identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring. Through this competition, the Department will fund projects that will serve as national models of how these two federally
authorized after-school initiatives can be coordinated so that a greater number of students enroll in, participate in, and complete academic after-school services that improve their achievement in reading and mathematics.
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