This page provides links to educational grant opportunities. Each of these grants may come up again in 2010 so check their web sites for current offerings. (updated 10/13/2011)

Closing Date Grant Opportunity
Feb. 23, 2012 but probably annual
  • Intel Excellence in Science & Math

Intel honors U.S. schools demonstrating excellence in math and science education through innovative teaching and learning environments. To be considered as an Intel School of Distinction, schools must develop an environment and curricula that meet or exceed benchmarks put forth by national mathematics and science content standards. They will award 18 schools a cash grant of $5,000 from the Intel Foundation and a trip to Washington, D.C.. Six winners will be selected from the finalists and receive an additional $5,000 cash grant for a total of $10,000. For details please visit  

Dec. 15, 2011 FFA: Food for All Grants - up to $2500
September 16, 2011 Environmental Education Grant Sponsored by SCA Tissue North America $2500
October 17, 2011 Here is a new opportunity for you and your school. Clorox is now seeking nominations for a chance to win a $50,000 grand-prize grant or one of four $25,000 grants to help provide resources to school programs that give kids the opportunity to grow and transform. This is an opportunity for all areas and all activities, from academic to extracurricular.
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October 14, 2011

Lowe's Toolbox for Education invites applications for
K-12 public school improvement projects

Funding Source

Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation

Funds Available

$5,000,000; $5,000 Award Ceiling; $2,000 Award Floor


Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, but if 1,500 applications are received before the deadline, the application process will close.


The Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant program provides grant awards of up to $5,000 to support school improvement projects at public schools throughout the U.S. For the 2011-12 program, basic needs will take priority. There is a preference for funding requests that have a permanent impact such as facility enhancement (both indoor and outdoor) as well as landscaping/cleanup projects. Projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit will be favored. Sample project ideas include reading gardens, vegetable gardens, physical fitness areas, school landscaping projects, school nature trails, parent involvement centers, peer tutoring centers, playgrounds, and rotating student art exhibits. Any individual U.S. public K-12 school or nonprofit parent group associated with a public K-12 school is eligible to apply. Grant request must be between $2,000 and $5,000 per school. Lowe's will donate $5 million to schools and school parent/teacher groups at more than 1,000 different schools during the school year.

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September 30

From the NSTA Calendar: Funds for Teaching Biotechnology’s Excellence in Biotechnology Education Grants not only help teachers acquire materials and equipment for biotechnology education, but they also will pay for two national winners to attend NSTA’s upcoming National Conference in Indianapolis!

To apply for these grants, teachers must develop innovative project ideas that enhance students’ understanding of biotechnology. Two grants of $5,000 each will be awarded to a middle school and a high school science teacher residing in the United States and U.S. territories. In addition, two applicants will receive Finalist awards for $2,500, and up to four applicants will receive an Honorable Mention award for $1,000.

Each national teacher-winner ($5,000 awardee) will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the 2012 NSTA National Conference in Indianapolis, March 29–April 1. There the winning teachers will be honored at a dinner and presented with a plaque. The grant winners also will staff a booth where they’ll share about how they incorporate biotech curriculum in their classroom and how the grant will (or did) help them do so.

Visit to learn more. Applications are due by September 30


American Honda Foundation
Eligibility: K-12 and Higher Education
Value: Varies
Deadline: Nov. 1, Feb. 1, May 1, and Aug. 1
The American Honda Foundation provides grants in the fields of youth education and scientific education to the following: Educational institutions, K-12; accredited higher education colleges and universities); community colleges and vocational or trade schools; scholarship fellowship programs at selected colleges and/or universities or through selected non-profit organizations; other scientific and education-related, non-profit, tax-exempt organizations; student programs; media concerning youth education and/or scientific education; private, scientific and/or youth education projects; other non-profit, tax-exempt, institutions in the youth education and scientific education; and programs pertaining to academic or curriculum development that emphasize innovative educational methods and techniques.

Contact: American Honda Foundation, 1919 Torrance Blvd., M.S. 100-1W-5A, Torrance, 90501
Kathryn A. Carey, Mgr., Tel:(310) 781-4090, E-mail: or

Ongoing The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education
Learning & Leadership and Innovation Grants
Eligibility: K-12 public school teachers, public school education support professionals, and faculty and staff at US public higher education institutions
Value: $2,000-5,000
Deadline: Applications may be submitted year-around, and are reviewed three times a year. See website for details.
  15 New sources of mini grants and teacher awards (up to $5000)
Ongoing Toshiba Grant for Math & Science
Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) is currently accepting applications for grants to support innovative projects designed by math and science teachers to make their own classrooms more exciting and successful for students. Check out the deadlines for your grade level and download the application form and guidelines. Discuss your project ideas with your principal and call or e-mail TAF if you have questions about the process. NEXT DEADLINE: Applications for 7-12 Grants of more than $5000 are due August 2, 2010. For complete details please visit
Congratulations to recent winners in GA and AL including Mountain Brook HS (AL) and Grovetown MS (GA), among others!
December 1 , 2010 Project Learning Tree - Greenworks Grant - up to $1000
Ongoing Captain Planet Foundation Grant - up to $2500
Ongoing Wal Mart State Giving Program
Through the State Giving Program, the Wal Mart Foundation supports organizations with programs that align with our mission to create opportunities so people can live better. The State Giving Program awards grants starting at $25,000 to nonprofit organizations that serve a particular state or region.
Ongoing AIAA Grant for Math & Science Education
K-12 teachers who develop or apply science, mathematics, and technology in their curriculum may qualify for a grant of up to $200 per individual request to supplement their learning program. Each school is limited to up to $1,000 per calendar year. Classroom grants may be used for demonstration kits and science supplies, math and science software, supplies for making flying objects (what kid can resist the chance to build and launch a rocket?), supplies for robotic programs, and other materials to help make science, mathematics, and technology come alive in the classroom. For complete details please visit

Disney's Planet Challenge Announces Funding for Classroom Environmental Science Projects

Earlier this month, Disney announced a new granting initiative to supplement its free environmental learning competition for fourth through sixth grade classrooms, Disney’s Planet Challenge. Disney is collaborating with, an online charity that connects individual “citizen philanthropists” with classrooms in need, to match donations and fund 50 percent of each Disney’s Planet Challenge classroom environmental science project that qualifies.

Disney is providing a $100,000 grant to that will be applied towards the Web site’s “Double Your Impact” feature which will fund 50 percent of environmental science classroom projects for Disney’s Planet Challenge, a program developed by Disney in collaboration with NSTA, West Ed K–12 Alliance and a number of federal and state government agencies.  To participate, between now and December 18, fourth through sixth grade educators across the U.S. can find out more at
Ongoing Table top hydroponics kits for K-6 classrooms
April 30, 2011 IMG Unsung Heroes grant $2000 to 25,000
Now accepting applications for the 2009 awards!
Are you an educator with a class project that is short on funding but long on potential? Do you know a teacher looking for grant dollars? In addition to the 100 finalists, three are selected for additional financial awards: $25,000 for first place; $10,000 for second place; and $5,000 for third place.


Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams grants foster inventiveness among high school students. 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. There is a maximum award of $10,000.
High school science, mathematics and technology teachers - or teams of teachers - at public, private and vocational schools; intra- and inter-school collaborations are welcome to compete.

Now accepting applications for 2011. For complete details and how to apply please visit:

Mar 31, 2011
North American Native Fishes Association (NANFA)
In 2009, the North American Native Fishes Association (NANFA) is again offering to sponsor a project or projects to educate the general public about native North American fishes and their environment.

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation invites applications from
organizations seeking to start or expand the Nature of Learning program
in their communities. Grants to be awarded on a competitive basis of
up to $5,000 to support start-up expenses associated with new programs,
and grants of up to $3,000 to provide continued support to existing
Nature of Learning programs.

National Environmental Education Foundation   We’re launching the National High School Challenge to provide teachers with an opportunity to secure as much as $5,000 to $10,000 in funding to bring innovative environmental themes into students’ coursework and incorporate more environmental education into teaching overall!

Want to add environmental themes to your course next year?

Visit the Challenge grants page.


Legacy Grants available up to $10,000

The grants are designed to reflect a collaborative effort between the
community and the applying organization or school to educate area
students and citizens about environmentally related issues. These grants
are open to both public and private groups and organizations within the
state of Alabama.

The two types of grants Legacy offers are competitive grants and
mini-grants. The competitive grants are awarded for environmental
education projects and programs in amounts up to $10,000. The
mini-grants are awarded for environmental education projects and
programs available up to $2,500. Both types of grants are awarded

Open Lowe's Outdoor Classroom Grants - up to $2000
Open Alabama Agriculture in the Classroom Mini Grant ($25-200)

Toyota Tapestry Grants $2500 and $10,000 for science teachers


Secondary and Two-year Post secondary Agriculture Education Challenge Grants Program ( $35K-50K)
Results Developing Online Aquaculture Curricula (work development page)
  EDA 2011
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