School Funding Sources

Funding Opportunities for US Schools

The following funding opportunities are currently accepting applications. CenterSource can provide you with information for your grant application.

Fundsnet Services
Fundsnet Services provides grantwriting and fundraising resource information for funding programs and initiatives in the US, Canada, Australia, UK, and other countries. To browse funding opportunities, click on the category of your choice on the left hand side. Also see the current grant opportunities listed below. If you will be implementing Tribes Learning Communities, CenterSource can provide information for your grant application.

American Historical Association: Beveridge Family Teaching Prize
The Teaching Prize recognizes excellence and innovation in elementary, middle school, and secondary history teaching. Maximum award: $1,500. Eligibility: K-12 teachers.
Deadline: March 15, 2011

Investigator Initiated Grants
The Foundation supports high-quality research that addresses our Current Research Interests: enhancing our understanding of how youth settings (including schools) work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved.
Deadline: April 6, 2011

Lemelson-MIT: InvenTeams
InvenTeams composed of high school students, teachers and mentors are asked to collaboratively identify a problem that they want to solve, research the problem, and then develop a prototype invention as an in-class or extracurricular project. Maximum award: $10,000. Eligibility: High school science, mathematics, and technology teachers at public, private, and vocational schools.
Deadline: April 22, 2011

ING: Unsung Heroes Awards
The ING Unsung Heroes awards program recognizes innovative and progressive thinking in education through monetary awards. Maximum award: $25,000. Eligibility: full-time educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, or classified staff members with effective projects that improve student learning at an accredited K-12 public or private school.
Deadline: April 30, 2011

NEA Foundation: Learning & Leadership Grants
Our Learning & Leadership grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education.
Deadline: June 1, 2011

NEA Foundation: Student Achievement Grants
The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.
Deadline: June 1, 2011

BE BIG Contest
Executed by Scholastic, the BE BIG Contest is a national campaign that invites applicants to take action and raise awareness for how Clifford’s Big Ideas (Share, Play Fair, Have Respect, Work Together, Be Responsible, Be A Good Friend, Help Others, Be Truthful, Be Kind, Believe In Yourself) can make the world a better place. Eligibility: Volunteers, schools or community partners. Maximum award: $25,000 in community grants for grand prize, $2,500 for ten first prize winners and 19 second prize winners with awards totaling $2,500.
Deadline: June 17, 2011

William T. Grant Scholars
The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports promising early-career researchers from diverse disciplines, who have demonstrated success in conducting high-quality research and are seeking to further develop and broaden their expertise.
Deadline: July 6, 2011

Kids in Need Teacher Grants
This purpose of the Kids in Need Teacher Grants is to fund projects that make creative use of common teaching aids, approach curriculum from an imaginative angle, or tie nontraditional concepts together for the purpose of illustrating commonalities. The grants fund K-12 certified teachers teaching in the subject of the project at public, private, charter, or parochial schools within the United States.
Deadline: September 30, 2011

Child Welfare Foundation Grants
We accept proposals from nonprofit organizations for projects that contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge about new and innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit youth.
Deadline: Varies

LEGO Children’s Fund Grants
The LEGO Children’s Fund will provide quarterly grants for programs, with a special interest paid to collaborative efforts and in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the receiving organization.
Deadline: Varies

Fund for Teachers
Fund for Teachers enriches the personal and professional growth of teachers by recognizing and supporting them as they identify and pursue opportunities around the globe that will have the greatest impact on their practice, the academic lives of their students and on their school communities.
Deadline: Varies


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