Grants for Teachers & Students
Continuous Grant Opportunity
Many grants are available to teachers and students to help education. From math and science to field trips, there are many resources available. See below for grant opportunities.
Enhancing Student Mathematics Learning through the Use of Tools and Technology Grants
The purpose of this grant is to encourage the innovative use of technology and other tools to "help teachers and students visualize and concretize mathematics abstractions..." ( Principles to Actions ). When used appropriately, they can enhance other effective teaching and promote meaningful learning opportunities for students. For 2016-17, grants with a maximum of $3,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades Pre-K-12. Materials may include, but not be limited to, books, calculators, tablets, computers, or related equipment as well as professional development in the use of the designated tools and technology. The focus of the proposal should be on the mathematics being taught and innovative uses of the tools and technology. Proposals must include a plan for evaluating materials and the anticipated impact on students' learning. Applicants are encouraged to seek matching funds from internal and external sources.
Kids in Need Foundation
The Kids In Need Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need.
KaBOOM! Grants for Outdoor Play
One of the biggest challenges many communities face in their efforts to prioritize play is fundraising. That’s why KaBOOM! offers grant opportunities to help communities take bold steps toward beginning or completing playspace projects. Applications for Let's Play Imagination Playground Grants and Let’s Play Rigamajig Grants are accepted on a rolling basis with deadlines at the end of each month. Applications for Build it with KaBOOM! Grants are accepted on an ongoing basis (the next deadline is September 9) and approximately 175 – 200 nonprofits and municipalities are awarded annually as funding becomes available.
KaBOOM! grant programs include:
- Build it with KaBOOM! - Bring outdoor play to your community by working with KaBOOM! and our corporate partners.
- Build it Yourself - Kick-off a new, self-guided playground project with $15,000 to be used toward playground equipment.
- Creative Play Grants - With their custom built loose parts, Imagination Playground and Rigamajig encourage creativity, communication, and collaboration in play.
Technology Grants for Educators: 17 Resources for Future-Proof Kids
There is no denying that over the last several years, the role technology plays in our lives has changed in a major way. Computer-based technology is no longer supplemental in most of our lives, but rather a critical factor. Classrooms have been especially impacted by our ever-changing society, where education has shifted from knowing how to look up an entry in a hardbound encyclopedia to learning how to identify reliable sources of information on the Internet.
The Captain Planet Foundation
The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million. International requests are also accepted, with preference given to international projects who have U.S.-based partners.
Grants are made for activities that conform to the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation and MUST have all three of the following to be considered for funding:
- Be project-based;
- Projects must be performed by youth; and
- Projects must have real environmental outcomes.
Grants from the Captain Planet Foundation are intended to:
- Provide hands-on environmental stewardship opportunities for youth;
- Serve as a catalyst to getting environment-based education in schools;
- Inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities.
The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation keeps music alive in our schools by donating musical instruments to under-funded music programs, giving youngsters the many benefits of music education, helping them to be better students and inspiring creativity and expression through playing music.
We believe that kids thrive when given the chance to learn and play music. Putting an instrument into their hands improves the quality of their education and their lives. The window is brief and all kids deserve a chance to play music in school!
20 Grants for Science Teachers
The study of science is rapidly becoming a crucial aspect of the American education system. Topics like technological advances, world climate change, renewable energy and environmental impact are a part of everyday conversation. It’s important for the coming generations to have a more comprehensive understanding in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, commonly referred to as STEM education.
Target Field Trip Grants
It’s become increasingly difficult for schools to fund learning opportunities outside the classroom. To help them out, we launched Field Trip Grants in 2007. Since then, we’ve made it possible for millions of students to go on a field trip.
As part of the program, Target stores award Field Trip Grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued up to $700. We accept grant applications between noon CST Aug. 1 and 11:59 p.m. CT Oct. 1.