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Current and Recurring Opportunities

This page provides a quick and easy overview of the grant funding opportunities currently available. This page is updated whenever suitable opportunities become available. If you would like to receive an e-mail message notifying you when this page is updated, please contact Britt Nelson.   Click here if you prefer to download and view the list of grant opportunities.

 

Grant Name (Grant Funder)

Area of
Support

Max Award Amount

Deadline(s)

Notes

Empowering Students to Adopt Healthy Lifestyles Program (Presidential Youth Fitness Program)

Health

In-Kind Products

4/30/13

This funding opportunity supports participation in the Presidential Youth Fitness Program for a period of two years—providing eligible schools with 100% of the elements that make up the three core pillars of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program for Year 1 and 50% matching support for Year 2. Schools that are selected to receive funding will not receive a check to purchase materials or supplies but will receive items directly from suppliers.

 Target Early Childhood Reading Grant

Reading

$2,000

4/30/13

Program guidelines and online application process to open March 1, 2011. Grants to support programs, such as after-school reading events and weekend book clubs, fostering a love of reading and encouraging children, preschool through third grade, to read together with their families.

 Target Arts Grant

Arts

$2,000

4/30/13

Program guidelines and online application process to open March 1, 2011.   Grants to bring arts and cultural experiences directly to K-12 students. These programs must have a curriculum component.

ING Unsung Heroes

Classroom Projects

$2,000

4/30/13

ING Unsung Heroes program helps K-12 educators and their schools fund innovative classroom projects. 100 finalists will receive an award of $2,000 plus $25k for first place, $10k for second place and $5k for the third place winner.

America Honda Foundation

STEM

$75,000

5/1/13
8/1/13
11/1/13

Funds programs that support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. Environmental projects, job training, and literacy programs also will be considered.

ING Run for Something Better

K-8th
Running

$2,500

5/5/13

NG Run For Something Better, in partnership with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, is providing a minimum of fifty (50) grants up to $2,500 to each school planning to establish a school-based running program or expand an existing one.

 Service Learning Grants (State Farm Youth Advisory Board)

Community Service Learning

$25,000 - $100,000

5/3/13

Program funds service-learning projects that impact student achievement within the community.  Project must address on of the following causes:  drivers’ safety; access to higher education/closing the achievement gap; natural and societal disaster preparation; and environmental responsibility.  

Dollar General’s Youth Literacy Grants

Literacy

$4,000

5/23/13

Grants support school’s library or media center to implement new or expand existing literacy programs, purchase new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives, or purchase books, materials or software for literacy programs.

Virginia Mini-Grant Program

Environmental

$5,000

6/15/13
12/1/13

Supports community-based efforts to strengthen environmental education and to promote stewardship of Virginia's waterways. These are intended to be one-time, start-up grants, and preference is given to modest local projects.

Toshiba America Foundation: Grades 6-12

Math and Science

$5,000+

8/1/13

Funds projects ideas and materials teachers need to innovate in their math and science classrooms to increase engagement with the subject matter and improve learning.

Field Trip Grants (Target Foundation)

K-12
Field Trips

$700

9/30/13

Program guidelines and registration will open on August 1, 2013.  Mark your calendar to check back for further details on this opportunity.

Toshiba America Foundation: Grades K-5

Math and Science

$1,000

10/1/13

Grants will be awarded to the teacher’s school and will be restricted for use by the teacher in his/her classroom for project-based learning in science and mathematics.

Lowe’s Toolbox for Education

K-12

$2,000 to $5,000

10/15/13

The Fall 2013 grant cycle will open mid-July.  Preference for funding requests that have a permanent impact such as facility enhancement (both indoor and outdoor) as well as landscaping/clean up type projects. Projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit will be favoured.

Children’s Health and Wellness Program (Bear Hugs Foundation)

Wellness

$1,000 - $10,000

10/28/11

Champ-A Champion Fur Kids grants for children’s health and wellness are awarded throughout the year to specific programs with measurable outcomes.

Children’s Literacy and Education Program (Bear Hugs Foundation)

Literacy

$1,000 - $10,000

10/28/11

Provides support for children in literacy and education programs such as summer reading programs, early childhood education programs and literacy programs for children with special needs.

Teachers Helping Teachers Award (Literacy Empowerment Foundation)

Library

$100 in books

Ongoing

Weekly award to acknowledge the many early elementary educators who help other educators. Examples of good deeds include starting a website that shows different and exciting ways of teaching specific subjects, presenting at conferences, mentoring new teachers, or volunteering with extracurricular activities. Individuals can nominate an educator for an award.

Toshiba America Foundation:  Grades 6-12

Science
Math

Less than $5,000

Ongoing

Funds projects ideas and materials teachers need to innovate in their math and science classrooms to increase engagement with the subject matter and improve learning.

Champion Fur Kids Grant (Build-a-Bear Bear Hugs Foundation)

Health & Wellness

$10,000 ($1,500 avg.)

Ongoing

Funding to support research, health and wellness educational programs, or financial assistance for children and families in-need, and/or one-time purchases or to fulfill a short-term need, such as the purchase of materials or equipment.

Donor’s Choose

K-12 Education

Varies

Ongoing

Teachers submit project proposals for materials or experiences their students need to learn. Concerned individuals, called Citizen Philanthropists, choose projects to fund.

Digital Wish

Technology

Varies

Ongoing

Teachers create wish lists of technology products for their classroom. Donors then connect with their favorite schools and grant wishes through online cash or product donations.

National Teacher Registry

K-12 Education

Varies

Ongoing

Free service for schools and teachers that enables them to create a list of items they need for their classroom.

 

Last Update: March 21, 2013 4:25 PM

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