Ongoing Grant Opportunities

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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
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.

Creative  Leadership Grants 2018
Source: Crayola
Application Deadline:
June 22, 2018
To develop an art-infused, creative capacity-building, professional development program.
Award: $2,500 and $1000 (Crayola products)

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

Discover Financial Services: Pathway to Financial Success
Source: Discover Financial Services
Purpose: To bring financial education into high school classrooms, so kids can learn to make smart financial decisions and achieve their goals. We also offer resources to teach personal finance to grades K-12.

DiscoverE Collaboration Grants Program
Source: DiscoverE
Application Deadline: Rolling
Purpose: 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

Home Depot Community Impact Grant
Source: Home Depot
Application Deadline: Rolling
Purpose: To improve
Award: Grants are given in the form of the Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services and are required to be complete within six months of approval date.

Good Sports Equipment Program
Source: 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

Texas Music Teachers Association
Source: Texas Music Association
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Purpose :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 $1,000

Fender Music Foundation Instrument Grant Program
Source: Fender Music Foundation
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Purpose: Awards instruments and equipment to music instruction programs that are part of 501(c) 3 organizations or public schools in the United States. The organization is currently awarding acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars and the equipment necessary to play these instruments. However, other traditional music instruments are sometimes available.
Awards: Musical instruments

Fruit Tree 101
Source: 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.
Awards: Trees, materials, orchard installation design work, and onsite environmental curriculum

Humanities Texas Grants
Source: Humanities Texas Grants
Application Cycle: Rolling
Purpose: To pay for the services of a humanities consultant or exhibit designer, or to develop public programming related to an unexpected local, national, or international event.
Award: $1,500

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

After-School Athletic Programs
Source: Justin J. Watt Foundation
Application Deadline: Spring sports (Baseball, Softball, Track) Apply: Nov., Jan. & Feb
                                      Fall sports (Football, Soccer, Cheer) Apply: Mar., Apr., & May
                                    Winter Sports (Basketball, Wrestling, Volleyball) Apply: Aug. Sept. & Oct.
Purpose: To provide after-school opportunities for middle-school aged children in the community to become involved in athletics, so that they may learn the character traits of accountability, teamwork, leadership, work ethic, and perseverance, while in a safe and supervised environment with their peers.
Award: Case by case basis

Kinder Morgan Foundation, K-12 Academic, Arts Programs
Source: Kinder Morgan Foundation
Application Deadline:  Rolling, every 10th of every month (notified 60-90 days)
Purpose: 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
Source: 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

Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools
Source: Chef Ann Foundation
Application Deadline: Ongoing
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
Source: Lisa Libraries Foundation
Application Deadline: Ongoing
: 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

NCTM: Connecting Mathematics to Other Subject Areas Grant (9-12)
Source: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Application Deadline: November 2, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this grant is to create senior high classroom materials or lessons connecting mathematics to other fields. For 2019-20 grants with a maximum of $4,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades 9-12. Materials may be in the form of books, visual displays, computer programs or displays, slide shows, videotapes, or other appropriate medium. The focus of these materials should be on showing the connectivity of mathematics to other fields or to the world around us. Any acquisition of equipment or payment of personal stipends must be critical to the grant proposal and may not be a major portion of the proposed budget. Any published sources must be documented. Proposals must address the following: the plan for developing and evaluating materials, the connectivity to other fields or disciplines, and anticipated impact on students' learning.
NOTE: The applicant must be a current (on or before October 12, 2018) Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM  and currently teach mathematics in grades 9-12 at least 50 percent of the school day. Activities are to be completed between June 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020. No person(s) may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust in the same academic year. Past recipients of this grant are not eligible to reapply.

Award: $4,000

Office Depot Foundation Grants
Source: Office Depot Foundation
Application Deadline: Rolling
Purpose: 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

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
: 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
Source:Toshiba America Foundation
Application Deadlines: Requests < $5,000 – anytime;
                                        Requests > $5,000: February 1 and August 1
: 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

Wells Fargo Foundation Grant
: 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