Show Me the Money: Sources for Procuring Grants Part 2

Show Me the Money:  Sources for Procuring Grants Part 2

Evelyn Wolff, PhD, Grant Writer and  Researcher,  Readorium 201.836.8403    



As school budgets continue to tighten, it helps to explore other sources of funding to support and sustain high quality education. Begin your search here…Also check Show Me the Money:  Sources for Procuring Grants Part 1, as well as the websites listed here for additional and/or up to date information.


Fund for Teachers


Purpose: Fund for Teachers provides grants directly to teachers, supporting their professional learning. Their experiences come in many forms, and share the Purpose of enhanced teaching skills.
Grant Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

National Education Association Foundation

Purpose: offers numerous grants and awards for educators. The exhaustive list is on their website.

Maximum Grant: Varies

Deadline: Varies

American Honda Foundation


Purpose: Youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy.


Grant Amount: $20,000 to $75,000 over a one-year period.


Deadline: February 1 or August 1


Toyota USA Foundation

Purpose:  To improve the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics by supporting innovative programs

Applicant: K-12 teachers

Grant Amount: Up to $10,000

Due dates: Accepted all year: Apply Mar. to Aug. – Awards: Jan. to Feb;

Apply Sept. to Feb.-  Awards: June-July


Dominion Foundation Grants 

Purpose: Funds projects for organizations that focus on education, environment, culture and the arts, civic and community development, and health and human services

Grant Amount: Most grants are in the $1,000 to $15,000 range.

Due dates: Applications are accepted starting in January. They must be received by March 1, and decisions are announced in April.

Eligible organizations:  within geographic areas Dominion provides electricity or natural gas service, or has significant facilities or business interests (see website)

Foundation for Blended and Online Learning


Purpose: Funds small grants to further instruction and edtech implementation


Applicant: Teacher who works for “an accredited blended or online program ”


Due dates: Available April, 2017



Toshiba America Foundation


  1. Purpose : Innovative hands-on project to improve science instruction

Applicant: K-5 teachers

Grant Amount: $1,000

Due date: October 1


  1. Purpose: To make science more engaging for grade 6-12 students

Applicant: Science teachers

Grant Amount: less than $5,000

Due date: Any time


  1. Purpose: To make science more engaging for grade 6-12 students

Applicant: Science teachers

Grant Amount: $5,000 or more

Due date: Feb. 1 and Aug. 1


Entertainment Software Association Foundation


Purpose:  Provide programs and services that utilize technology and/or computer and video games for students ages 7-18 that can be used in 2 or more states.


Applicant: Anyone


Grant Amount: $50,000 or more


Due date; Opens in 2017



Corning Foundation


Purpose: Provide instructional technology for innovative and collaborative projects that enhance the teaching and learning of science curricula to improve student outcomes.

Applicant: School or school district

Restrictions: Only where Corning have a presence (see website)


Grant Amount: $3M for 136 grants

Due date: Funding can be requested once a year

Sony Corporation of America


Purpose: encouragement of the creative, artistic, technical and scientific skills required of tomorrow’s workforce.

Applicant: School or school district

Grant Amount: Not stated

Due date: No specific Due date

NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants


Purpose: To provide materials, supplies, equipment &tech programs to improve student achievement

Applicant: Teacher – must be NEA member

Grant Amount: $2,000 to $5,000

Due dates: Feb. 1, June 1, and Oct. 15

Grants for teachers K-12 – listing by state, subject and grade with links, Go to website for more information.

STEM Grants for Teachers

Go to the website for listings.


Foundation Center

The Foundation Center is an independent nonprofit information clearinghouse on grants available throughout the United States with headquarters in New York, and additional libraries in Washington, DC, Atlanta, Cleveland, and San Francisco. The center offers databases, including directories of foundation and corporate grant makers, research information and advice, custom research, and database searching. The Web site includes online training in grant seeking, proposal writing, and funding research, as well as an online librarian.

Email: or

Phone: (800) 424-9836 or (212) 620-4230

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