Funding Opportunities


Funding Opportunities

The following grants and funding opportunities are currently accepting applicants. These grants are not offered through America's Promise Alliance, but they each relate to our Five Promises. If you have questions about these opportunities, please follow the links provided in each item.

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America’s Promise Healthy Schools Fund

The America's Promise Healthy Schools Fund will support communities working to create healthier school environments for all children. Efforts should serve as a hub for cross-sector collaboration, youth and community engagement, and broader policy and systemic change. America’s Promise will award three to five grants of up to $150,000 each per year for two years (for a total of up to $300,000) to collaborative efforts with a proven ability to accelerate positive change for young people in schools and their communities. Deadline: January 22, 2018.

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Great Public Schools Fund (GPS Fund)

The NEA’s Great Public Schools Fund Grants (GPS Fund Grants) works to advance the goal of great public schools for every student. GPS Fund Grants, ranging from $25,000 to $750,000, are intended to help NEA State Affiliates, Local Affiliates, or partnerships between State and Local Affiliates enhance the quality of public education through an agenda that engages members with an emphasis on student-centered success through union-led efforts. Deadline: December1, 2017

The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation Community Grants

The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation supports programs in arts, community, education, environment, healthcare, and peace. Recent awards include music lessons for people with disabilities, children’s theater, learning center, writing education, after-school and summer activities, literacy programs, arts education, and services for at-risk children and youth. Organizations registered as section 501(c)(3) are eligible to apply. A number of grants support programs in Texas, although applications are accepted and grants awarded nationwide. Deadline: December 3.

AmeriCorps State and National Grants

AmeriCorps State and National Grants educational grants provide support and/or facilitate access to services and resources that contribute to improved educational outcomes for disadvantaged children, school readiness, and educational and behavioral outcomes for student in low-achieving elementary, middle, and high schools, along with supporting economically disadvantaged students in preparing for success in post-secondary educational institutions and improving student academic performance in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Deadline: December 13, 2017.

US Army Educational Outreach Program’s eCYBERMISSION

eCYBERMISSION is a web-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) competition free for students in grades six through nine. Teams must choose a Mission Challenge, then identify a specific community problem that can be addressed through research and experiments. This year’s Mission Challenges include alternative sources of energy; environment; food, health, and fitness; forces and motion; national security and safety; robotics; and technology. Deadline: December 13

The Walmart Foundation’s Community Grant Program

Through the Community Grant Program, individual Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs, and logistics facilities can support nonprofit organizations with programs that benefit communities within the service area from which they are requesting funds. The foundation requires that all funds be directed to programs that fall within Walmart’s focus areas: community, sustainability, and career opportunity. In the area of community, Walmart is interested in supporting programs that send teachers back to school with the resources they need to educate children. Deadline: December 31, 2017

NEW: D’Addario Music Foundation’s Music Education Grants

The D’Addario Music Foundation awards grants and product donations to programs that offer opportunities for active participation in music for children and adults, particularly for those who might not otherwise have the opportunity. Recently funded programs include a partnership with inner-city elementary and middle schools to develop schoolwide music programs; afterschool music programming for children in urban, underserved communities; workshops and summer camps for children at all musical skill levels; and youth academies with musical instruction and experiences in writing, recording, and performing. Deadline: January 31, 2018.

Gannett Foundation’s Community Action Grant

The Gannett Foundation supports local organizations in communities served by Gannett Co., Inc. Their grant priorities include education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and cultural enrichment. The average grant amount is in the $1,000 to $5,000 range.
Deadline: February 28, 2018.

1Million Project

The 1Million Project wants to provide free devices and wireless service to schools to connect 1 million low-income high school students who do not have reliable home internet access. To apply for this grant, you must have the ability to identify and support a minimum of 1,200 students (300 per year) over the four-year program duration who are eligible for the program (grades 9-12 who do not have home internet access). Deadline: March 1, 2018.

Pre-college Psychology Grant Program

The Esther Katz Rosen Pre-college Psychology Grant Program provides financial support for efforts aimed at improving the quality of high-school education in psychology and encouraging high ability high school students to pursue careers in psychology. Proposals must focus on supplying education for gifted and talented high school students. Deadline: March 1, 2018

NEW: Learning Disabilities Foundation of America’s Grants

The Learning Disabilities Foundation of America provides funding for scientific, literary, and educational services, as well as efforts that raise public awareness of learning disabilities. Proposed projects could include research into the causes, prevention, or alleviation of learning disabilities, public awareness programs to advance public understanding of the needs of people with learning disabilities, or programs to advance their achievement, increase the support skills of their families, support academic and professional advisors, and enhance the understanding of learning disabilities by their colleagues and employer. Deadline: April 15, 2018.

NEW: Project Paradigm and the American Red Cross’ The Paradigm Challenge

The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition developed by Project Paradigm and the American Red Cross to inspire youth to use science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills—as well as kindness, creativity, and collaboration—to make a difference. It aims to generate new ideas to reduce waste in homes, schools, communities, and around the world. Youth are invited to submit entries, including posters, videos, inventions, public messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help reduce waste. Deadline: May 1, 2018.

NEW: First Book’s Children’s Book Donations and Grants

First Book offers free and inexpensive children’s books and educational resources to schools and programs that serve children in need from birth to age 18. First Book partners with publishers to provide a large array of new, age-appropriate children’s books, including picture books, chapter books, and novels. Eligible participants include schools, early childhood programs, libraries and museums, out-of-school time programs, faith-based organizations, and more, provided at least 70 percent of the children served are from low-income families. Deadline: Rolling.

Rebuilding Libraries Affected by 2017 Natural Disasters

After the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as the California wildfires, the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries is dedicating their resources to help disaster-affected schools rebuild book collections. To be eligible, the applying school must have sustained damage to the library during Hurricane Harvey, Irma, Maria or the California wildfires. Deadline: Rolling.

SC Johnson’s Education Grants

SC Johnson foundation makes grants in the areas of arts, culture, and humanities; community and economic development; education; health and wellness; social services; and environment and sustainability. Education Grants include support for programs that emphasize student academic achievement, with a focus on academic enrichment and advancement, early childhood, and kindergarten through grade 12 education; postsecondary institutions; and technical and vocational schools. Deadline: Rolling.

DiscoverE Collaboration Grants Overview

The DiscoverE Collaboration Grant program wants to facilitate collaboration within the engineering community and engage youth, particularly underserved K-12 students, with hands-on learning experiences and events that inspire an interest and understanding of engineering. Five $1000 grants are available to help fund programs that are led by a diverse team of at least three partnering organizations. College students, working engineers, educators, and volunteers are eligible. Deadline: Rolling

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Grants

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation provides grants ranging from $500 to several million dollars to organizations working hard to improve the lives of urban children living in poverty. The foundation accepts proposals for specific areas within the education, family economic stability, and childhood health sectors. Programs must be able to demonstrate their progress toward helping children achieve their full potential through measurable data relevant to their problem statement. Deadline: Rolling.

Scholarship America’s Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

Scholarship America’s National Disaster Relief Fund will award grants to postsecondary schools to help students whose education was adversely affected by Hurricane Harvey and Tropical Storm Harvey in August, 2017. Grants should be used by the postsecondary school to supplement the financial aid packages of students who have experienced financial hardship related to the defined weather events. Deadline: Rolling.

 Youth Philanthropy Council

The Community Ridge of the Central Blue Ridge created the Youth Philanthropy Council in 2008 to introduce teens to the importance of philanthropy in their community and in their lives. Members explore the pressing needs of the community and determine their shared philanthropic priorities, awarding grants to nonprofit organizations. Past recipients included several organizations serving children and youth in various capacities. Deadline: Rolling.

Chef Ann Foundation and Healthy Skoop’s Project Produce: Fruit and Veggie Grants for Schools

The Chef Ann Foundation and Healthy Skoop have teamed up to launch Project Produce: Fruit and Veggie Grants for Schools. These $2,500 grants will help schools increase kids’ access to fresh fruits and veggies and nutrition education. Proposed projects must be planned with the intention of offering activities to all students in the school building. Deadline: Rolling.

Webb Family Foundation Education and Youth Grants

The Webb Family Foundation supports programs and projects that target underserved children and youth and provides grants related to education, youth development, career and workforce readiness, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, STEM, digital and blended learning, and youth mentorship. Recent grants have funded a college success program and support of charter schools working to close the achievement gap for low-income students. Deadline: Rolling.

The Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program 

The  Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program supports programs and projects for youth that enrich the experience of radio amateurs under the age of 18. Mini-grants are made for the following types of projects: securing equipment for antennas for club stations; purchasing training materials; and local service projects that bring favorable public exposure. Deadline: Rolling.

Emeril Lagasse Foundation Youth Education Grants

The Emeril Lagasse Foundation provides grants related to nutrition and culinary education, life skills development, childhood hunger, and arts education. The grant-making focus is on mentorship and opening employment opportunities for underserved, undereducated, and at-risk youth; healthy living through nutrition; access to nutritious food for at-risk children; and creative teaching in and out of school. Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and kindergarten through grade 12 schools. Deadline: Rolling.  

The TBA Credit Union

The TBA Credit Union is looking for Michigan applicants for classroom improvement grants that support teachers in funding projects and programs that are in jeopardy due to school district budget cuts, such as providing and supporting new textbooks and technology. Deadline: Rolling.

Hearst Foundations Grant

The Hearst Foundations fund organization that address a variety of issues, including culture, health, social service, and education. For the education focus, they look for institutional educations that demonstrate “uncommon success in preparing students to thrive in a global society.” They also also look for cultural institutions with arts and science programs that engage young people and “create a lasting and measurable impact.” Deadline: Rolling.
American Airlines is seeking applications from nonprofits whose mission helps children, military service members, and those affected by unexpected adversity. The support is given in the airline’s hub cities, which can be found online. American Airlines provides donations, volunteerism, and cash support. Deadline: Rolling.

National Education Foundation

The National Education Foundation, the national leader of STEM education, is looking to supply funding for school districts with a rate of 35 percent of students or higher who qualify for free or reduce-cost lunch. Deadline: Rolling.

National Endowment for the Humanities’ Collaborative Research Grants

The National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Collaborative Research Grants support the following projects: research that adds to knowledge and understanding of the humanities; conferences on humanities topics that will benefit scholarly research; archaeological projects that include the interpretation and communication of results (may encompass excavation, materials analysis, laboratory work, field reports, and preparation of interpretive monographs); research that uses knowledge and perspectives of the humanities and historical or philosophical methods to enhance understanding of science, technology, medicine, and social sciences. Deadline: December 6.

The Charles Lafitte Foundation’s Education Grants

The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) supports organizations working in four main areas: education, children’s advocacy, medical research and initiatives, and the arts. It supports programs that aid students with learning disabilities; target at-risk populations and integrate all learners; provide equal access; offer quality programming using innovative methods; apply data-driven approaches; and educate the whole child. Deadline: Rolling.

Global Youth Service Day Lead Agency Grants

Youth Service America is looking for applicants who want to amplify year-round youth leadership and public awareness for young role models and their effect in community change. The grant supplies fundraising tools, newsletters, webinars, and support from YSA as well as other lead agencies. Deadline: End of August.

Child/Youth Health, Education, Development, Job Training, Family Support and Community Development Grants

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is looking for applicants with projects or programs that assist in the thriving of children, invest in helping families acquire stable jobs, and/or engage with communities to make them energetic and equitable. Deadline: Rolling.

Arts & Culture Place-Based Initiatives Grant

The Kresge Foundation is looking for applicants who aim to introduce creativity in community development, primarily in low-income areas. Applicants must focus on the arts, health, environment, and/or human services and ensure that community residents engage in, benefit from, and are empowered by involved activities. Deadline: Rolling.

The Educators of America Educator and Technology Grants

The Educators of America are looking for applicants who do not have the proper tools as educators to provide an adequate learning environment in the classroom; the goal is not to just provide equipment, but to train educators in how to properly use it, bettering student achievement. Deadline: Rolling.

OMRON Foundation, Inc.’s Education Grants

The OMRON Foundation, Inc. prioritizes programs that support education from elementary to college, with a focus on engineering, science, mathematics, and technology. The foundation also supports programs for the disabled and that provide basic needs (food, clothing, and shelter), disaster relief, and health. The grant request process requires all qualified organizations to submit an application that is a preliminary document, similar to a Letter of Inquiry. The application is available to access online. Based on the application, an organization may be invited to submit a full proposal. Deadline: Rolling.

Aflac Charitable Contributions 

Through its Charitable Contributions Grant, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations can apply under one of the following areas of need: children and youth, education, environmental, health and human services, civic and community, arts and culture, and minority. Recent contributions have been awarded to cancer centers, libraries, youth mentorships, foster care centers, Junior Achievement, parochial and public high schools and school districts, and universities. Eligible applicants must not have received funds from the foundation within the last year. Requests are not accepted from individuals, private secondary schools, or religious organizations. Deadline: Rolling.

 Alliances for Psychosocial Advancements in Living

The Alliances for Psychosocial Advancements in Living (APAL) Foundation is offering support for programs that use trained classroom volunteers to assist teachers with small group discussions to develop CommonCore ELA Speaking-Listening skills. Initial grants (up to $1,000) for promotion and expansion of existing programs, and to help increase understanding of successful program implementation and sustainability. Deadline: Rolling.

Adidas Corporate Giving Grants

Adidas Group focuses on projects that address education, children and youth, sports within a social context, and preventive health activities. The group offers cash grants as well as in-kind donations of services and equipment. Previous grants were used to fund after-school literacy, service-learning initiatives, sports programs for underserved and economically challenged urban communities, and before-school physical activity programs for children aged 5 through 12. Eligible applicants are US nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and schools. Deadline: Rolling.

Minigrants for Youth Amateur Radio Groups

The ARRL Foundation of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) supports programs and projects for youth that enrich the experience of radio amateurs under the age of 18. Minigrants are made for the following types of projects: securing equipment for antennas for club stations; purchasing training materials; and local service projects that bring favorable public exposure. Groups that qualify for minigrants include, but are not limited to: high school radio clubs; youth groups; and general interest radio clubs that sponsor subgroups of young people. Preference is given to groups that raise matching funds locally. Deadline: Deadline: Rolling

 The LIDS Foundation Activity Grants

The LIDS Foundation wants to support community-based youth athletic programs focused on active lifestyle and team-building skills; funding should benefit the physical and mental well-being of youth. Eligible activities include direct costs of youth programming and scholarship funding for campus and youth athletic programs, with preference given to projects that target children and youth up to age 18 and programs that can be sustained beyond the grant period. Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible to apply. The foundation has a particular interest in organizations with volunteer opportunities.” Deadline: Rolling.

 CVS/Caremark Community Grants

CVS/Caremark Community Grants fund programs for children with disabilities under age 21; academic and enrichment programs at public schools; and programs that provide access to quality health care ervices and health education for at-risk and underserved populations of all ages. The maximum award is $5,000.” Deadline: Rolling.

School Breakfast Building Grant Program

Pinnacle Food Service wants to ensure that every child starts their day with a delicious and nutritious breakfast – which has been shown to improve academic performance. The Pinnacle Food Service School Breakfast Building Grant Programs wants to help districts and their schools make sure their students have access to daily meals. Deadline: Rolling.

The Reiman Foundation

The Reiman Foundation supports projects education, health care, the arts, and children’s initiatives. “If your appeal falls within one or more of these areas we will be glad to consider it,” according to their website. Deadline: Rolling.

Community and Youth Arts and Cultural Education Program Grants

The Thriving Cultures Program seeks to create just and sustainable communities in four ways: cultural advancement, educational development, community engaged design, and social change. The Surdna Foundation is offering grants to nonprofit organizations in the United States who believe that communities with robust arts and culture are more cohesive and prosperous, and benefit from the diversity of their residents. Deadline: Rolling.

Singing for Change Social and Environmental Problem Solving Grants

Singing for Change, created by musician Jimmy Buffet in 1995, offers $1,000-$10,000 grants to progressive nonprofits working to address the root causes of social or environmental problems. Areas of interest include children and families, the environment, and disenfranchised groups. Singing for Change will pay special attention to projects that “help people overcome social or economic barriers to education or employment; promote the empowerment of individuals toward self-sufficiency, and provide opportunities for personal growth that benefit their greater community; and demonstrate human equality and encourage people to cross boundary lines to help others.” Deadline: Rolling.

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers invites young people in grades 7-12 to submit entries for the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards; 15 graduating seniors have the chance to win Portfolio Gold Medals, which include a $10,000 scholarship. Additional scholarships are available to Portfolio Silver Medalists and through sponsored awards and stipends to summer arts programs. Deadline: Rolling.

Global Fund for Children

The Global Fund for Children is accepting letters of inquiry from small, grassroots organizations with budgets of $200,000 or less that work directly with children and youth. They will give priority “to organizations that focus on young people outside the reach of mainstream services, operate with community input, and engage children and youth as active participants in their own development.” Deadline: Rolling.

Sunoco Foundation Fueling Minds and Communities

The Sunoco Foundation is focused on investing in projects that promote local education, workforce development, and make communities great places to live and work. The foundation mostly awards grants to nonprofits located in areas where Sunoco has a major process. Applicants must submit a brief eligibility quiz and letter of inquiry, after which the foundation may extend an invitation for the applicant to fill out a full proposal. Deadline: Rolling.

Whole Foods Community Giving Days

Whole Foods stores donate 5 percent of their Community Giving Days’ net sales to nonprofits and educational organizations. Interested organizations should consult the Whole Foods website to see if their local store offers an online request form, or reach out to that store's marketing director. Deadline: Rolling.

Leona Gruber Trust Grants

The Leona Gruber Trust awards 15 grants per year to organizations with a focus on youth, health care, community, and education. Average grant size is $2,000. Deadline: Rolling.

Bruce J. Heim Foundation Grants

The Bruce J. Heim Foundation strives to help young people with the potential for excellence in an area of interest. The foundation makes grants to organizations that help young people improve and develop their talents. Scholarships and funding are dedicated to a number of projects including university programs, independent secondary schools, and other institutions. Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible to apply. Applications should include a brief history of the organization, a description of the proposed project or scholarship, a budget, and the amount being requested. Deadline: Rolling.

Advancing Wellness Grants Program: Expanding Education and Employment Pathways

The California Wellness Foundation focuses its grant making on promoting employment and asset-building opportunities and increasing educational opportunities for resilient youth aged 14 to 26 who are in or have exited the juvenile or adult criminal justice systems, are currently or formerly in foster care, are homeless, or are experiencing such circumstances while pregnant or parenting. Deadline: Rolling.

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Education Grants

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation supports organizations that serve lower-income individuals and assist vulnerable and at-risk populations. Program areas include older adult services, workforce development, basic human needs and health, disabilities, education, and general community support. The types of support awarded for education include general operating, program, and capital projects. General operating and program grants are exclusively focused on Baltimore City and Baltimore County, Northeastern Pennsylvania, and Hawaii. Only capital projects are accepted nationally. Deadline: Rolling.

Project Produce: Fruit and Veggie Grants for Schools

The Chef Ann Foundation and Skoop have teamed up to help schools increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for children and youth and nutrition education in schools. The purpose of Project Produce is to create planned lunchroom activities to showcase and taste fresh vegetables and fruits. Proposed projects must be planned with the intention of offering activities to all students in the school building. Proposals for projects scheduled after the school day or on the weekend must demonstrate how they target the full school enrollment and help encourage vegetable and fruit consumption in school meals. Deadline: Rolling.

PPG Industries Foundation Education and Community Grants

The PPG Industries Foundation favors projects that promote academic excellence and prepare the next generation of leaders in business, science, and technology. Support for students of high academic achievement and programs that attract young people to the study of science remain priorities for the foundation. PPG’s strategy for support of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiatives is defined by the emerging macro trends that predict core markets, product offerings, and technology needs. Deadline: Rolling.

TD Bank Charitable Foundation Grant

The TD Charitable Foundation provides financial support through its grant application process to organizations providing service in these areas of focus: affordable housing, education/financial literacy, and the environment. Special consideration is given to programs that support low- to moderate-income individuals by providing services, training, or education that improves the quality of life and provides opportunities for advancement. Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, public schools, and local government entities. Interested applicant should apply on a state level. Deadline: Varies by State.

Educational Assistance and Training Programs

The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF) encourages the creation and expansion of learning experiencing and opportunities at the primary, secondary, and higher education levels, particularly for minority and disadvantaged students. Areas of special interest to CICF include educational and training programs designed to improve literacy, teach basic life skills, promote good citizenship and public services, and increase reading, mathematics, and science proficiencies. Deadline: Rolling.

English Language Specialist Program

The US Department of State, through the English Language Specialist Program, recruits US academics and professionals in the fields of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and applied linguistics to deliver and maintain quality English programs overseas. US embassies identify and define the English Language Specialist assignments, which may include teacher training, curriculum and textbook development, or host institutions program evaluation. Deadline: Rolling.

Tina B. Carver Fund

Established in memory of a longtime English as a Second Language (ESL) educator, Tina B. Carver Fund provides grants to teachers for funding student classroom learning materials and teacher materials. Grants are available to members of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or its affiliates. The grants must be submitted on behalf of community-based organizations, charitable institutions, or non-profits with 501©(3) status. Awards are based on itemized expenses for materials to be purchased with the grant. Applications must be submitted online. Deadline: Rolling.

Education and Community Grants

The PPG Industries Foundation favors projects that promote academic excellence and prepare the next generation of leaders in business, science, and technology. Support for students of high academic achievement and programs that attract young people to the study of science remain priorities for the foundation. PPG’s strategy for support of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiatives is defined by the emerging macrotrends that predict core markets, product offerings, and technology needs. Deadline: Rolling.

KaBoom!’s Let’s Play Imagination Playground Grants

KaBoom! supports organizations that build playgrounds for children and youth to ensure they have the opportunity to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. KaBoom! grants support community-inspired projects that engage the larger community in all aspects of project planning and playground build execution. Let’s Play Imagination Playground Grants encourage creativity, communication, and collaboration in play with a collection of custom-designed, oversized blue foam parts. Imagination Playground allows children to turn their playground into a space constantly built and rebuilt by their imagination. Deadline: Rolling.

Children’s Obesity Fund’s Healthy Lifestyle Grants

The Children’s Obesity Fund seeks to educate parents and children about the rising obesity rates in America, reverse the statistics and dangerous trends, and prevent the next generation from continuing down the alarmingly unhealthy road. The fund strives to increase awareness and understanding of what it takes to be a strong, vigorous child by supporting programs and organizations that work to make a difference in children’s health. Deadline: Rolling.

Andrew Family Foundation’s Junior Board Grants

The Andrew Family Foundation Junior Board seeks to fund public, nonprofit organizations under section 501(c)(3) whose purpose is focused on positively impacting the lives of youth. The board aspires to help people enrich their lives by providing opportunities for education in traditional academics and the arts. Preference is given to well-established organizations with five or more years of operating experience (unless a board member has familiarity with the organization) and organizations with a budget of less than $5 million. Deadline: Rolling.

Wish You Well Foundation’s Family Literacy Donations

The mission of the Wish You Well Foundation is to support family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Donations are made to programs and projects that relate to and aid in this stated mission. The foundation reviews donation requests with a wide array of funding needs. Previous grants were awarded for a book club at an elementary school, a dyslexia tutoring program, a family literacy night event, and a program that enlists trained volunteers to provide instruction to first and second grade children who need extra help learning to read and write. Other donations have supported basic literacy, financial literacy, G.E.D. preparation, English as a Second Language (ESL), and school readiness of low-income children in rural communities. Deadline: Rolling.

Saxena Family Foundation Grants

The Saxena Family Foundation has a particular focus on initiatives that promote US science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and the empowerment of girls, female children, and young women so that they have equal rights later in life. The foundation focuses on empowerment programs to include economic, educational, and political empowerment of women through literacy programs, jobs, and life-skills training. Previous grantees have included schools, universities, and nonprofit organizations. Deadline: Rolling.

VolunTEEN Nation’s Sports-for-All Clinic Grant

VolunTEEN Nation is a group of teenagers and young adults engaged in volunteering and community service nationwide. Created and developed by youth, the Sports-for-All Clinic Grant can provide funding, support, and guidance to any event that aims to provide youth-led sports programs for youth on the autism spectrum. Many communities lack athletic programs for autistic children. The Sports-For-All Clinic programs help improve hand-eye coordination, motor skills, and the ability to focus. They also give parents and children an opportunity to socialize. The grant can be used to fund facility rental, purchase equipment or healthy snacks, generate promotional fliers, and organize events. Interested youth are required to submit an online grant application form, a grant request, and two letters of recommendation to the contact email address. One letter of recommendation must be on official school letterhead from a principal, athletic director, coach, adult supervisor, or local autism support group. The second letter must be from the organization, facility, community field, or school that will host the clinic. All accompanying letters must be sent via email. Deadline: Rolling.

DuPont Pioneer Community Grants

DuPont Pioneer supports communities where its employees and customers live and work, providing grants for a project or program that focuses on the prekindergarten through grade 12 education, food security, and community betterment. Eligible community organizations include local schools, public charities, and 501(c)(3) organizations. Deadline: Rolling.

The Brown Foundation, Inc. Education Grants

The Brown Foundation, Inc. supports charitable purposes that encourage and assist programs and projects in education, arts and humanities, health and human services, and community service. In the area of education, funding is focused on the primary and secondary school levels. Initiatives that support nontraditional and innovative approaches designed to improve public education within the State of Texas are ideal. Also of interest to the foundation are community service projects serving the needs of children and families. Deadline: Rolling.

The Halliburton Foundation Education Grants

The Halliburton Foundation accepts grant proposals from U.S. based nonprofit organizations that serve the following areas: education, health, and health-related social services. Strong preference is given to organizations in areas where there is a significant presence of Halliburton employees and operations. Direct Grants are made to U.S.-based elementary and secondary schools and higher education institutions. Additionally, the foundation supports education at all levels through employee matching gifts and scholarships. Deadline: Rolling.

US Department of Education’s Carol M. White Physical Education Program

The Carol M. White Physical Education Program provides grants to local educational agencies and community-based organizations to initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs, including after-school programs, for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting state standards. Projects must be designed to help students meet its state’s physical education standards by undertaking instruction in healthy eating habits and good nutrition and at least one of the authorized physical fitness activities. Deadline: Rolling.

Shell Education Grants

Shell focuses on energy awareness with special publics, increasing interest in technical careers among students and professional development in science and math among educators and supports K-12 programs that boost math and science skills, as well as university programs that aid engineering and geoscience students and departments. Shell funds projects at vocational and technical schools where chemical and refinery operators and technicians are trained and are especially interested in supporting educational outreach in math, science and technology to women/minority students and academic institutions with ethnically diverse enrollments. Deadline: Ongoing.

Brooks Brothers Donation Requests

Brooks Brothers seeks to support the communities within and beyond the areas it serves by accepting requests for donated items to be used in auctions, raffles, and other fund-raising events. Requests from local and national nonprofit organizations focused on improving communities through health, education, and the arts are accepted. Organizations can submit a request for a donation directly on the website. A resource is also available to download on the website to help applicants get ideas about items for an auction or event fund-raiser. Deadline: Rolling.

Children’s Obesity Fund’s Healthy Lifestyle Grants

The Children’s Obesity Fund seeks to educate parents and children about the rising obesity rates in America, reverse the statistics and dangerous trends, and prevent the next generation from continuing down the alarmingly unhealthy road. The fund strives to increase awareness and understanding of what it takes to be a strong, vigorous child by supporting programs and organizations that work to make a difference in children’s health. Deadline: Rolling.

Finish Line Youth Foundation Programmatic Grants

Finish Line Youth Foundation directs funding to organizations in communities where Finish Line employees live and work that provide opportunities for youth participation in the following areas: youth athletic programs, community-based programs addressing active lifestyle and team-building skills, established camps with an emphasis on sports and active lifestyle, especially programs serving disadvantaged and special needs children. The foundation is particularly interested in organizations providing opportunities for participation of children and young adults age 18 and under and organizations whose activities provide direct services to individuals and produce tangible results. Deadline: Rolling.

TD Bank Charitable Foundation Grant

The TD Charitable Foundation provides financial support through its grant application process to organizations providing service in these areas of focus: affordable housing, education/financial literacy, and the environment. Special consideration is given to programs that support low- to moderate-income individuals by providing services, training, or education that improves the quality of life and provides opportunities for advancement. Deadline: Rolling.

Sony Corporation of America Grants

Sony Corporation of American and its operating companies offer funding to programs that support education and creative, artistic, technical, and scientific skills that are necessary for tomorrow’s workforce. Previous education grants have funded a wide range of environmental media teaching and research projects; meaningful environmental education events and programs; quality education programs for at-risk students; arts and arts education; equipment for educational nonprofits and academic institutions, including major colleges and universities across the country; youth mentoring educational program to teach students about workplace etiquette and various careers available in the technology and entertainment industries; and multiple other mentoring opportunities, including one-on-one, school-based, or in the workplace. Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. Priority is given to efforts that promote literacy and basic educational competency. Deadline: Rolling.

Ford Foundation Grants

The Ford Foundation provides grants for projects and programs in three broad areas: (1) advancing knowledge, creativity, and achievement, (2) reducing poverty and injustice, and (3) promoting democratic values. Project activities must be educational, scientific, or charitable to be eligible for funding. Deadline: Rolling.

Toyota USA Foundation

The Toyota USA Foundation works to enhance quality of education in kindergarten through grade 12 by building partnerships with nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, science, and environmental science. Eligible organizations must have qualified tax-exempt status and be located in and serve people in the United States. Priority is given to programs that are creative, innovative, and develop the potential of students and teachers; are broad in scope and incorporate a systemic approach; and are cost effective and possess a high potential for success with relatively low duplication of effort. The foundation will support only one program from an organization at a time. Deadline: Rolling.

RGK Foundation

The RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of education, community, and health/medicine. The Foundation's primary interests within education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. Deadline: Rolling.

Healthy Lifestyle Grants

The Children’s Obesity Fund seeks to educate parents and children about the rising obesity rates in America, reverse the statistics and dangerous trends, and prevent the next generation from continuing down the alarmingly unhealthy road. The fund strives to increase awareness and understanding of what it takes to be a strong, vigorous child by supporting programs and organizations that work to make a difference in children’s health. Deadline: Rolling.

Wish You Well Foundation Funding

The Wish You Well Foundation's mission is “supporting family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.” Past grantees include book drives, one-on-one tutorial programs, and parental support programs. Most requests range from $200 to $10,000. Deadline: Rolling.

The Awesome Foundation: Grants for Projects

The Awesome Foundation funds projects that challenge and expand our understanding of our individual and communal potentials, bringing communities together, casting aside social inhibitions and boundaries for a moment. Maximum award: $1,000. Eligibility: all people and organizations; there are no prerequisites. Deadline: Rolling.

Microsoft: DigiGirlz High Tech Camp

Microsoft DigiGirlz High Tech Camp for girls works to dispel stereotypes of the high-tech industry. During the camp session, the girls listen to executive speakers, participate in technology tours and demonstrations, network, and learn through hands-on experience in workshops. This year camps will take place at various dates throughout the summer in Stonybrook, NY; Charlotte, NC; Fargo, ND; Redmond, WA; Las Colinas, TX; and St. Louis, MO. Maximum award: free attendance to camp. Eligibility: girls grades 9-11 in the 2015-2016 school year, and at least age 13 at time of application, with some location exceptions. Deadline: Varies by location.

Wish You Well Foundation: Grants for Literacy

The Wish You Well Foundation's mission is to foster and promote the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Maximum award: $10,000. Eligibility: 501(c)3 organizations. Deadline: Rolling.

USGA/Alliance: Grants for the Good of the Game

The National Alliance for Accessible Golf (Alliance) and the United States Golf Association (USGA) believe that golf should be open to everyone and supports a wide variety of programs that create opportunities for individuals with disabilities to participate in the sport. They especially encourage inclusive programming- opportunities that allow participants with disabilities and participants without disabilities to learn and play the game side by side. Maximum award: $20,000. Eligibility: tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations as defined under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code or government entities such as public schools or municipalities. Deadline: Rolling.

Adobe: ConnectED software grants

As part of the White House's ConnectEd initiative, Adobe is offering creative tools and teacher professional development to schools across the United States. Maximum award: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Echosign, and a range of teacher training resources. Eligibility: public, state-operated, county-operated school, or BIA schools at the elementary or secondary school level that receive Title I funds. Deadline: Rolling.

Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry Grants

Share Our Strength awards grants to eligible organizations involved in increasing access to summer meals programs supported through the Summer Food Service Program or the National School Lunch "Seamless Summer" Program; educating and enrolling more eligible families in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program; increasing the availability of school breakfast through alternative models such as "in-classroom" breakfast and "grab-n-go" breakfasts; increasing access to afterschool snack and meal programs, as well as child care programs, supported through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP); and advocacy around any of the above anti-hunger issues. Maximum award: $10,000. Eligibility: nonprofit organizations and schools in the U.S. Deadline: Rolling.

Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest: Community Grant Program

The Brown Rudnick Center Community Grant Program recognizes, encourages, and collaborates with front-line workers within the educational system who often do not have a voice in funding decisions; and provides funding to assist with small, concrete projects or needs that will make an improvement in inner-city education in Boston, Hartford, New York City, Providence, and Washington, D.C. within a year of the award. Maximum award: $2,000. Eligibility: "front line educational workers" involved in the education field or a related field in Boston, Hartford, New York City, Providence, or Washington, D.C. partnered with a non-profit organization or tax-exempt organization (e.g. a public school) that is willing to accept the grant and use it in the required manner. Deadline: Rolling.

Campbell's: Labels for Education

The Campbell's, Inc. Labels for Education Program gives schools free educational equipment in exchange for labels from Campbell products. Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: Schools or parents coordinate label drives to raise resources for schools. Deadline: None.

Fender Music Foundation: Grants

Fender Music Foundation grants are awarded to music academies, schools, local music programs and national music programs across America, particularly in-school music classes, in which the students make music; after-school music programs that are not run by the school; and music therapy programs, in which the participants make the music. Maximum award: up to 8 instruments. Eligibility: established, ongoing and sustainable music programs in the United States, which provide music instruction for people of any age who would not otherwise have the opportunity to make music. Deadline: Rolling.

Public Welfare Foundation: Grants for Organizations that Serve Disadvantaged Communities

The Public Welfare Foundation supports organizations that address human needs in disadvantaged communities, with strong emphasis on organizations that include service, advocacy, and empowerment in their approach: service that remedies specific problems; advocacy that addresses those problems in a systemic way through changes in public policy; and strategies to empower people in need to play leading roles in achieving those policy changes and in remedying specific problems. The foundation provides both general support and project-specific grants. The foundation is currently focusing on criminal and juvenile justice, and workers' rights. Maximum award: $50,000. Eligibility: public and private entities, including nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations. Deadline: Rolling.

Fund for Teachers: Grants

The Fund for Teachers provides funds for direct grants to teachers to support summer learning opportunities of their own design. Maximum award: $5,000. Eligibility: teachers who work with students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12, with a minimum of three years teaching experience, full-time, spending at least 50 percent of the time in the classroom at the time grants are approved and made. Deadline: Varies by State.

General Mills Twin Cities Grant Program

These grants focus on the communities in the Twin Cities area and their surrounding areas (up to 50 miles from the General Mills facility in each community) in the areas of youth nutrition and fitness, social services, education, and arts and culture. In Minnesota, the General Mills Foundation supports K-12 education in the seven-county metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. These grants range from $2,500 to $10,000, and are reviewed on a quarterly basis. Deadline: Ongoing.

Lockheed Martin: Grants for Education

Lockheed Martin provides grants for K-16 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education. This includes Lockheed Martin's K-12 STEM Education Initiative, Engineers in the Classroom, as well as STEM-focused curricular and extracurricular programs that provide employee engagement opportunities in a community in which Lockheed Martin has employees or business interests. Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations that deliver standards-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to students in K-16. Deadline: Rolling.

Safeway Foundation Grants

The Safeway Foundation seeks to fund nonprofit organizations that have programs that align with its four priority areas: hunger relief, education, health and human services, and assisting people with disabilities. Maximum award: Grant amounts vary for organizations that are national in scope, but a first-time funded organization will typically receive a grant of $10,000 to $25,000. Eligibility: 501(C)(3) organization located in an area where there are Safeway stores. Deadline: Rolling.

Project Produce

The Chef Ann Foundation has teamed up with Skoop, a superfoods company committed to bringing the health benefits of superfoods to every American. Together we have launched Project Produce. These $2,500 grants assist you in expanding your students’ palates, and encouraging increased consumption of and exposure to fresh produce through engagement in lunchroom education activities that encourage students to taste new vegetables and fruits offered either in a dish, cooked, or raw. The goal is to provide funds to support the food cost of these activities which are designed to touch every child. Offering these events to all kids whether they bring or buy lunch requires additional funds. Grants can help you fill that gap. Maximum award: $2,500. Eligibility: Any district or independent school participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is eligible to apply. Deadline: Rolling.

American Honda Foundation's Youth Education Grants

Honda aims to Help meet the needs of American society in the areas of youth and scientific education by awarding grants to nonprofits, while strategically assisting communities in deriving long-term benefits. Honda supports youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment. Maximum award: $75,000. Eligibility: 501(c)(3) public charity or a public school district, private/public elementary or secondary school as listed by the NCES. Deadline: Rolling.

BJ’s Adopt-A-School Program

BJ’s Adopt-A-School Program started in 1996 with a single school. Over the years, it has expanded to help schools in 15 states. The program’s mission: giving “adopted” schools support they can use to enhance existing programs and curriculum objectives. It is just another way BJ's care about their Members and the communities that they live in. Now in its 19th year, BJ’s Adopt-A-School program has provided more than $1.8 million in funding to thousands of schools, helping ensure children receive a quality education. Here’s how it works: Public school teachers from across America post project requests at for materials they need like books, art supplies, software, the list is long! Donors are people just like you and companies like us — people interested in supporting education, who search the site and give to the project that inspires them most. When a project reaches its funding goal, the materials are shipped to the school, and donors receive photos of the project and a letter from the teacher. Schools participating in BJ’s Adopt-A-School Giving Program receive a one-time donation to use toward discretionary programs, such as field trip and special events, reading enhancement programs or other educational needs, and a complimentary BJ’s Business Membership, providing access to low-cost, high-quality supplies. Maximum award: varies by project. Eligibility: U.S. public elementary schools. Deadline: Rolling.

A Little Hope Youth Bereavement Support Services Grants

A Little HOPE supports organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or loved one. To be considered, applicants must e-mail (no telephone calls) the name of their program, website address, names of the executive director and program director, and the location of the program. No other information is needed or will be processed. Strong preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to the use of community trained volunteers. Introductory emails are accepted year-round. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete application. Maximum award: Grant award amounts are based on the scope and budget of the project. Eligibility: Independent bereavement centers and camps who demonstrate a commitment to the use of community trained volunteers whose programs demonstrate multicultural competence in addressing children and adolescents' bereavement needs. Deadline: Rolling