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.

    AASL's 
    AASL's Inspire Collection Development Grant inprove achivement through extending school libraries.
    Funds: Up to $5000
    Deadline: February 1,2019
    Eligibility: Public middel and high schools with exisiting school library and certified librarian. 

    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

    Shell Science Teaching Award
    The National Science Teachers Association invites K-12 science teachers to apply for the NSTA Shell Science Teaching Award. The award recognizes one outstanding classroom teacher for his or her positive impact on the students, the school, and the community through exemplary science teaching.
    Funds: Up to $10,000;expenses-paid trip to attend NSTA National Conference on Science Education.
    Eligibility: K-12 public, private schools in the United States, U.S. territories, Department of Defense schools, or Canada, whose responsabilities include teaching science.
    Deadline: December 17,2018

    Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant 
    The application form for the 2019 Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant is now available. 
    Eligibility: Educators in grades Pre-K through 12th
    Deadline: January, 2019

    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
    Deadline: Ongoing; December 31, 2018


    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

    SIEMENS STEM DAY
    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
    Deadline: The Sweepstakes closes at 5:00:00 PM ET on April 27, 2018.


    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 for requests of less than $5,000, and February 1 for $5,000 award level for 6 – 12
     

    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