Grant Opportunities for Teachers & D200 Staff

  • Browse the grant opportunities below and contact Keely Krueger at 815-334-3410 if you would like assistance in the grant process.

    Infosys Foundation
    Infosys Foundation has launched their 2020 Infy Marker Awards contes. 10 organizations will each receive a $10,000 grant to help create more opportunities for students to engage in hands-on learning through making.
    Eligibility: K-12 schools 

    Varsity Brands
    Varsity Brands solicits applications for the 2020 Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards program. The program celebrates and rewards school spirit. Applicants can apply for awards under 25 categories, such as: athlete, community service project, game day, mascot, and more.
    Funds: $3,000 for each category winner and $25,000 to America's Most Spirited High School. 
    Eligibility: High Schools

    Steelcase Education
    Steelcase Education announced the open submission period for the Active Learning Center Grant program. The program seeks to create effective, rewarding, and inspiring active learning environments by providing grants to schools. 
    Funds: Each grant includes: furniture, design review, installation, onsite training, and a Learning Environment Evaluation measurement tool. Total value: $67,000
    Eligibility: 6-12 grant classrooms, and colleges and universities 

    Evergreen Packaging 
    Evergreen Packaging and seek entries for the 2019-2020 Carton 2 Garden Contest.
    The contest is part of Evergreen Packaging's ongoing effort to raise awareness among consumers on the eco-friendly benefits of paper cartons. Winners are chosen based on their implementation of an innovative garden creation featuring creative and sustainable uses for repurposed milk and juice cartons.
    Funds: Winners receive prize packages ranging in value from $1,000-$5,000
    Eligibility: K-12 public and private schools. PreK classes located at schools serving additional elementary, middle, and/or high school grade levels may also enter the contest.

    National Geographic 
    National Geographic requests applications for the Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship program. The progran is a professional development opportunity where educators are hosted aboard a Lindblad Expeditions voyage for a life-changing, field-based experience.
    Funds: Opportunity to participate in a Lindblad Expeditions voyage
    Eligibility: PreK - 12 educators

    American Honda Foundation
    The American Honda Foundation provides support for youth education with a specific focus on the STEM subjects in addition to the environment, job training, and literacy. 
    Funds: Grants range from $20,000 - $75,000 
    Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, public schools districts, and private/public elementary and secondary schools.

    Captain Planet Foundation
    The Captain Planet Foundation solicits applications for the ecoTech Grants program. The program seeks to engage children in inquiry-based, STEM-related projects that leverage technology and/or use nature-based designs to address enviromental problems in local communities. 
    Funds: Grants up to $2,500
    Eligibility: PreK-12 schools

    Polar TREC
    PolarTREC provides professional development experiences to educators (both infomal science educators and formal classroom teachers) to participate in research in the Artic or Antarctic.
    Funds: The organization provides funding for travel, lodging, food, essential field gear, and substitute cost if the educator is on an expedition while their school is in session. 
    Deadline: Application for the 2019-20 school year to be released in the summer.
    Areas: Research varies each year, but it encompasses many different scientific disciplines, including archaeology, geology, ecology, atmospheric science, and much more. 
    Contact: (907) 474-1600

    Heckscher Foundation for Children
    The Heckscher Foundation for Children provides support for innovative, results-driven programs and partnerships that focus on education, incluiding college accsess and persistence, workforce training and job access, and arts education that improves achievement in the classroom.  
    Funds: Varies by application. The foundation states that there are no minimun or maximun grant amounts.
    Eligibility: Public, private, parochial, and alternative schools, as well as those that prepare students fro success as they transition from one school or academic level to another.
    Deadline: Ongoing

    Hearst Fundation 
    Hearts Fundation aim to improve the quality of lifefor people of all backgrounds in the United States. the mission of the heart foundation is to identify and found outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to built healthy, prductive, and inspiring lives.
    Funds: $50,000 is the usual amount for a first grant.
    Deadline: Ongoing

    Ross Dress for Less Store-Based Giving
    Ross Dress for Less stores and dd's DISCOUNTS stores provide grants for organizations that work with young people who are economically disadvantaged through the Ross Dress for Less Store-Based Giving Program. The company is particularly interested in supporting academic achivement and life skills programs for youth. 
    Funds: Varies
    Eligibility: Nonprofits organizations, schools, goverment programs serving communities within 25 miles of Ross Dress for Less stores.
    Deadline: Ongoing

    Walmart Community Grant Program 
    Walmart's Community Grant Program supports organizations working to make a positive difference in their communities and the communities Walmart serves. The Walmart foundation identified four focus areas for community grants. These include: Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating; Sustainability; Women's Economic Empowerment; and Career Opportunity.
    Funds: $250-$2,500

    Educators of America 
    Educators of America seeks to supply teachers and educators with the classroom technology they need and to train them to use it in the most effective ways possible.
    Funds: Varies by request
    Eligibility: K-12 Educators
    Deadline: January, April, July, October

    Toshiba America Foundation 
    Wanted: Classroom Innovators! Toshiba America Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students.
    Funds: $5,000 or more
    Eligibility: Teachers of science and math of grades 6-12
    Deadline: February 1 and August 1 annually

    Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants 
    Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants program supports projects that improve communities, support the environment, help create a healthy food system and build strong communities.
    Funds: $8,000
    Eligibility: Non-profits
    Deadline: February 15, August 15, November 1, annually.

    Association of American Educators 
    Classroom grants from the Association of American Educators (AAE) Foundation can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, mathematics manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, lab materials and more. Funds must be used within one year of the application deadline.
    Funds: $500
    Eligibility: Educators
    Deadline:  March 1 and October 1 annually

    Enter daily for the chance to “Fab” your lab with the latest and greatest gadgets, or purchase top-tier technology and supplies for STEM students. 
    Funds: $10,000
    Eligibility: K-12 Educators

    Teaching Tolerance
    Teaching Tolerance requests applications for its Educator Grant program. The program supports educators who embrace and embed anti-bias principles throughout their schools.
    Funds: Grant range from $500-$10,000
    Eligibility: U.S.-based public or private K-12 schools
    Deadline: Ongoing 

    Digital Wish Grants
    Submit a lesson plan to win over 50 different grants from Digital Wish!
    Funds:   Technology Items
    Eligibility:  K-12 Schools
    Deadline:  Ongoing, Grants awarded on the 15th of every month

    American Honda Foundation
    The well-known motor company boasts over $32 million awarded to date to schools and community organizations. It provides grants to individual schools or school districts as a whole in amounts ranging from $20,000 to $75,000 with a focus on supporting STEM programs.
    Deadline: Ongoing

    Learning and Leadership Grants
    Our Learning & Leadership Grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes:  Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes, conferences, or action research; Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff.
    Funds:  $2,000-$5,000
    Elgibility:  Public School Educators or Support Professionals
    Deadline: Ongoing

    ASCD Teacher Impact Grants
    ASCD Teacher Impact Grants (TIGs) provide funding and support directly to teachers for promising teacher-led, administrator-supported ideas, programs, or initiatives to improve education. These grants allow teachers to develop and execute projects that can serve as models to be replicated and scaled.
    Funds:  $10,000 average award
    Eligibility:  K-12 Teachers
    Deadline:  Ongoing

    Presidential Awards for Excellence in STEM Mentoring
    The NSF seeks to recognize those who have made significant contributions to mentoring and thereby support the future and productivity of the US STEM workforce.
    Funds:  $10,000 awards
    Eligibility:  Individuals from public and private sectors
    Deadline:  Ongoing

    Crayola, Champion Creatively Alive Children
    Up to 20 grants from Crayola to help Creative Leadership teams that identify and deliver innovative programs that inspire educators to increase art-infused education.  
    Funds:  $2,500 and $1,000 in Crayola products
    Eligibility:   Principals who are members of NAESP
    Deadline:  Ongoing

    Good Sports
    Good Sports seeks to help lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear and apparel to disadvantaged youths nationwide. 
    Areas:  Must operate an organized sport, recreational activity, or fitness program that offers consistent and structured opportunity for play to large groups of children.
    Deadline:  Ongoing

    Meemic Foundation
    Grants are available for the following programs:  arts, behavior modification, health/pe, history, literature, math, science, social studies, special needs, STEM, technology.  Funding can be used for classroom projects, field trips, school assemblies, and professional development for educators.
    Deadline:  Ongoing

    Sony Corporation of America
    Sony provides to projects that emphasize the arts, culture, technology and the environment.  It seeks to apply its resources to encouraging the creative, artistic, technical and scientific skills required of tomorrow’s workforce.
    Deadline:  Ongoing

    Toshiba America Foundation
    This grant is awarded to teachers of two different groups, Kindergarten through fifth grade (in the amount of $1,000) and sixth through twelfth grades (amounts of up to $5,000). Applicants must demonstrate a desire to provide an innovative, technology-focused implementation to improving classroom learning for students.
    Funds:  $1,000-$5,000
    Eligibility:  K-12 schools
    Deadline: Year-round

    Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program
    Each year, 100 educators are selected to receive $2,000 to help fund their innovative class projects. Three of those are chosen to receive the top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000.
    Funds:  $2,000-$25,000
    Eligibility:  K-12 Teachers
    Deadline:  Ongoing

    Team America Rocketry Challenge

    Awards young scientists making rockets that carry raw eggs without a crack.
    Funds: $100,000 in scholarships divided between winning teams
    Eligibility: Grades 7-12, teams of 3-10 students
    Deadline: December