Grant Opportunities

  • Before applying for any grant,  complete and submit  the Intent to Apply form to the Grants Department;


Captain Planet Foundation: EcoTech Grant
SourceCaptain Planet Foundation
Application Deadline: Opens Sept. 15 closes January 15 and 
                                   Opens March 15
closes July 15
Purpose: To provide hands-on-environmental stewardship opportunities for youth; serve as a catalyst to getting environment based education in schools; and inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities.
: Up to $2,500

Pets in the Classroom Grant
Source: Petsmart, Petco, Petland, PetSupermarket, Pet Supplies Plus
Accepting applications
: The purpose of these Grant are intended to support pets or aquariums in the classroom for the purposes of teaching children to bond with and care for their pets responsibly. The welfare of the small animals is of paramount importance. These grants must not be used for the purposes of research or experiments of any kind; 
Award: Varies

Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation Grant
: Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation 
Application Deadline(s): September 15 and March 10 (Annually)
Grant Evaluation Criteria

: To fund projects that increase economic literacy. It gives special attention to proposals and projects with national impact, specifically programs that:
• Raise the public’s participation in economic education or create a demand for greater economic literacy.
• Apply new strategies for teaching economics, including online and web-based instruction.
• Encourage measurement of economic understanding.
• Help otherwise disenfranchised youth and young adults with children learn to participate in the economic system.
Award: Up to $150,000

Speleological Society Education Grant
Source: The National Speleological Society
Application Deadline: September 30 and March 31 (Annually)
Purpose: Funding to support study, exploration, and protection of caves and their environments. Grants promote cave and karst education programs for primary and secondary students.
Award: Awards vary

Tina B. Carver Fund
Source: TESOL International Association
Application Deadline(s): September 30, January 31, May 31 (Annually)
Purpose: Funding provides grants to teachers for funding student classroom learning materials and teacher materials (e.g., ancillary materials that can be used in conjunction with textbooks or other instructional materials) to support adult ESL education programs in the United States. Awarded grants will primarily serve the hardest-to-reach students with limited resources (e.g. beginning literacy to intermediate-low ESL students).
Grants are available to members of TESOL or its affiliates. The grants must be submitted on behalf of community-based organizations, charitable institutions, or nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status. Applications must be submitted online.
Award: Up to $400

Music Education Grants
Source: D'Addario Music Foundation
Application Deadline: October 15 and June 15  (Bi -Annually)
Purpose: Funding is to sustainable music instruction programs in order to improve access to music education. Supported programs include those that bring music back into communities and schools, and gets kids playing as early and as frequently as possible.
Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and schools are eligible to apply. All new applicants are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry online as their first step. Returning applicants must submit applications online.
Award: Awards vary

Learning and Leadership Grants
Source: The NEA Foundation
Application DeadlineOctober 15 and June 15
PurposeTo support National Education Association members who are 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: to individuals to 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, ore mentoring experiences for faculty or staff. 
Award$2,000 (individuals); $5,000 (groups)

The Frederick and Florence Bauder Endowment for the Support of Physics Teaching
Source: American Association of Physics Teachers
Application Deadline: December 1 (Winter) and July 1 (Summer)
Purpose: To support special activities in the area of physics teaching
Award: $2500

The Ray Charles Foundation Grant
Source: The Ray Charles Foundation
Application Deadline: Opens January 1 -February 28, (annually)
: To support areas of academic services in the arts and science, hearing disorders, and community development. The foundation supports the empowerment of young people through education.
Award: Vary


Amber Brown Grant
: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators 
Application Deadline: April 15 (Annually)

Purpose: To read and connect them with creative influences
Award: $250 Stipend, $250 worth of books by visiting author and illustrator

Air Force Junior ROTC Grants
Source: Air Force Association
Application Deadline(s): October 10 and February 10
Purpose: To promote aerospace education throughout classrooms and units.
Award: Up to $250

Baseball Tomorrow Fund
Source: Baseball Tomorrow Fund
Application Deadline: July 1/ October 1/ January 1/
April 1
To provide funding for incremental programming and facilities for youth baseball and softball programs, and to finance a new program, expand  or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs.  Not for normal operating expenses or as a substitute for existing funding or fundraising activities.
Award: TBD

Chef Ann Foundation Mission Nutrition Fruit and Veggie Grants
Source: Chef Ann Foundation
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Purpose: To help school districts expand their commitment to serving fresh fruits and vegetables. School use the grants to implement salad bars as part of their daily meal programs.
Award: $2,955 (approx.)

Classic for Kids Foundation
Source: Classic for Kids Foundation
Application Deadlines: June 30, September 30, December 31, March 31
Purpose: To empower young people to shape positive futures through music, build sustainable stringed instrument music programs, and provide grants for high-quality instruments.

Clif Bar Family Foundation
Source: Clif Bar Family Foundation
Application Deadline(s):February 1, June 1, and October 1, annually.
Purpose: To fund projects in the foundation's priority areas: (1) protecting Earth’s beauty and bounty; (2) creating a robust, healthy food system; (3) increasing opportunities for outdoor activity; (4) reducing environmental health hazards; and (5) building stronger communities
Award: Awards vary

Houston CPA Society Helping Schools Grants
Source: Houston CPA Society
Application Information: Request Grant Application from Carol Spencer CHS Staff Liaison
Purpose: To encourage CPA's to become actively involved with the education of the youth in Texas. Financial Grants are provided to numerous schools where it has been identified that there is little or no significant business partnership.
Award: TBD

American Honda Foundation
Source: American Honda Foundation Education Grants
Application Deadline: New Applicants: February 1 and August 1, annually;
Returning Applicants: due May 1, annually
Purpose: To support education with a specific focus on the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); the environment; job training; and literacy. It engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs, and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, scientific, humanistic, and innovative
Award: $20,000 to $75,000 over a one-year period

DiscoverECollaboration Grants Program

Source: DiscoverE
Application Deadline: Rolling
To facilitate collaboration within the engineering community and to engage youth (particularly underserved K-12) with hands-on learning experiences and events that inspire an interest and understanding of engineering.
Award: $1000


Healthy Choices Grant
Oliver Foundation
Application Deadline: Rolling
(October 15) (April 15) (July 15)
The purpose of the grant is to encourage children, families and communities in Texas to improve the eating and physical activities patters of Pre-school, Elementary, Middle School and High School students. 
Recommend that organizations apply at least eight weeks prior to the start of their particular season or program to ensure the desired equipment can be accessed and shipped on time.
Award: Level 1
Level 2 $3,000- $5,000

Lead2Feed Challenge (6-12 Grade)
Source: The Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning and the Lift a Life Foundation
Application Deadline: Feb. 12 and May 14
Purpose: To encourage middle and high school students to hone their leadership skills by completing a service-learning project that solves hunger or another community need involving a public nonprofit organization.
Award: $10,000

Good Sports Equipment Program
Good Sports
Application Deadline: Rolling
Purpose: To provide athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. 
NOTE: Recommend that organizations apply at least eight weeks prior to the start of their particular season or program to ensure the desired equipment can be accessed and shipped on time.
Award: Equipment, apparel and footwear

Mockingbird Foundation Music Education Grants
Source: Mockingbird Foundation, Inc
Application Deadline: Initial inquiries accepted year-round
 to support projects in music education. The primary focus is students, ages 18 and younger, with particular interest in projects that target underserved children. However, the foundation considers projects that benefit college students, teachers, instructors, or adult students. The foundation funds projects that foster creative expression and promote self-esteem in any musical form (including composition, instrumentation, vocalization, or improvisation), and encourages applications associated with diverse or unusual musical styles, genres, forms, and philosophies. Grants may be used to obtain instruments, texts, and other materials, and for the support of learning space, practice space, performance space, and instructors or instruction. Note that the foundation does not support music therapy programs
Award: $100 - $10,000

Texas Music Teachers Association Teacher Enrichment Grant
: Texas Music Teachers Association
Application Deadline: Ongoing
:Disaster Relief Grant: Funds for affected music teachers who need assistance in re-establishing  their studios (music, instruments, etc.) after a natural disaster.
Awards: up to $2,000

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation Orchard Grant
Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) and Stretch Island Fruit Co.
Application Deadline: Rolling
Purpose: Brings fruit tree orchards (about 20-25 trees minimum) to schools to improve the surrounding environment and provide a local source of healthy nutrition. FTPF helps coordinate all aspects of the planting, and offers an inspirational,educational experience for volunteers interested in learning more about tree sand a fun, age-appropriate curriculum, emphasizing the importance of trees for the environment and fruit in the diet.
Trees, materials, orchard installation design work, and onsite environmental curriculum

Hungry For Music Grant
: Hungry for Music
Application DeadlineOngoing
Purpose: Hungry for Music provides musical instruments to individuals, schools, and community music programs that cannot afford them.
Awards: Musical instruments

 Kinder Morgan Foundation, K-12 Academic, Arts Programs
Source: Kinder Morgan Foundation
Application Deadline:  Rolling, every 10th of every month (notified 60-90 days)
The purpose of this grant is to provide children and youth with opportunities to learn and grow.  The foundation’s goal is to help today’s science, math, and music students become the engineers, educators, and musicians who will support their communities for years to come. Grant will be awarded for academic programs, including tutoring; and arts education programs.
Award: up to $5,000

Learning & Leadership Grants
National Education Association Foundation
Application Deadlines: Yearly (Feb. 1, June 1, and Oct. 15 )
Purpose: To support public school teachers and education support professionals by funding participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research. All professional development must improve practice, curriculum, and student achievement. Preference given to NEA members.
Awards: $2,000

Student Achievement Grants
Source: The NEA Foundation
Application Deadline(s): February 1; June 1; October 15
Purpose: To support proposals that incorporate STEM and/or global learning into projects. To enable educators to take the lead on a wide range of projects to improve student learning.
Award: $2,000 and $5,000

Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools
Source: Chef Ann Foundation
Application DeadlineOngoing
Purpose: To help schools to incorporate salad bars into school lunches so that every child has daily access to fresh fruits and vegetables.  Salad bar grants will be awarded based on a formula that takes into account:
A) readiness to implement a salad bar lunch program, and
B) application date.
It can take up to 12 months after approval to be fully funded.
Awards: Fully-equipped 72”, 5-well insulated salad bar

Lisa Libraries Foundation
: Lisa Libraries Foundation
Application DeadlineOngoing
Purpose: The Lisa Libraries donates new children's books and small libraries to organizations that work with kids in poor and under-served areas, such as day-care centers, homeless shelters, and after-school programs. In general, the Lisa Libraries has a strong interest in supporting small, grass-roots organizations.
Awards: Books

Office Depot Foundation Grants
: Office Depot Foundation
Application DeadlineRolling
: The Office Depot Foundation is providing backpacks and sackpacks to deserving children in grades K-5.Preference is given to proposals that represent collaborations between two or more organizations. The majority of grants will be in the vicinity of $1,000 and be supported by in-kind donations when inventory allows.
Awards: Amount not specified

RPM Foundation Grant
Source: Restoration Preservation Mentorship Foundation
Application Deadline(s): April 2; December 3
Purpose: To provide the pathway to careers for the next generation of automotive, motorcycle and marine restoration and preservation craftsmen and artisans through formal training and mentorship.
Award: Up to $10,000

SC Johnson Grant
Source: SC Johnson
Application Deadline: Rolling
Purpose: Assist existing non-profit organization or programs focused on defined areas of interest including education, social services, environment, community development, arts and culture, and health.
Award: Not stated

SPARK School Park Program
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Purpose: To help public schools develop school playgrounds into neighborhood parks and to empower local communities to make changes and improvements to their neighborhoods. In January or February of each year, the SPARK staff makes a site visit to all schools that have applied in the past year to discuss the request with the principal and other interested parties. The neighborhood must demonstrate a willingness to help plan and fund the park. Site selection is made in March.
NOTE: In January or February of each year, the SPARK staff makes a site visit to all schools that have applied in the past year to discuss the request with the principal and other interested parties. Site visits by SPARK staff confirm existing relationships between school and community—through churches, businesses, and civic clubs. The neighborhood must demonstrate a willingness to help plan and fund the park.
Awards: not specified

Toshiba Grants for Grades 6 –12
: Toshiba America Foundation
Application Deadlines: Requests < $5,000 – March 1, June 1, Sept. 1, Dec. 1
                                     Requests > $5,000: May 1 and November 1
Purpose: To support science and math education by funding classroom projects which provide students with the opportunity to "do science" in new ways that promise to increase their engagement with the subject matter and improve their learning.
Awards: up to $5,000 – or - $5,000 and over

School Garden Grant (PreK-12)
Source: Safe Brand
Application Deadline: Accepted September 1 thru December 1, annually
Purpose: To support schools that want to create and start a school garden. Interested schools should explain their reasoning for a school garden and how they would use the grant.
Award: $500

USA Track and Field Grant
Source: USATF
Application Deadline: December 31; and April 30
To provide funds for the use of equipment; uniforms, meet fees, travel, facility rental, staff and volunteer training and outreach.
Award: Amounts vary based on your specific need

Wells Fargo Grant
Source: Wells Fargo Foundation
Application Deadline: Rolling
Purpose: To support organizations working to strengthen our communities. 
To promote academic achievement for low-and moderate-income students with a priority emphasis on K-12 ; provide training for teachers and administrators working with low-and moderate-income students; and encourage school partnerships with parents and guardians, the local community, and the business community. 
Award: No referenced

 Roads to Reading Literacy Initiative Grant
Source: The Roads to Literacy Initiative
Application Deadline: Accepted April 1 thru June 1, annually
Purpose: provides grants of new children’s books as educational resources to schools, child-care centers, and nonprofit organizations serving children in need from birth to age 16. Donated books must be used for on-site literacy programs that target under served communities and are administered by the applicant organization. RTRLI provides books for circulation and story time in school and public libraries; for remedial reading programs in schools, after-school programs, and community centers; and for story time in home day cares and daycare centers. Preference is given to libraries in small communities and to programs that provide structured remedial reading instruction and have been in existence for at least six months.
Eligible applicants are US public and private schools, daycare centers, home daycare providers (with state licenses), libraries (public school, private school, and community), community centers, after-school programs, and nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status. Interested applicants must first register to confirm they qualify for RTRLI grants by serving children in greatest need. Registered organizations may access the application and guidelines to request books. Complete applications should be submitted by email.
Award: Awards vary

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