Grants, Contests, and Fundraising

What grants and resources are available for educators?

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Barbara Bray

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There are always grants and fundraising sources for schools that you can apply for during the year. This site will be changing and added to regularly. Keep checking this site to see what might be available for you and your school or district.

There are also resources below that can help you with writing your proposals.

Think about including My eCoach® in your program. Ask us for support in writing your proposal if you plan to write My eCoach® in.

Let the community know if you are awarded any grant so we can celebrate.

Grant Writing Tips
    •Proposal Writing Short Course
    •Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal
    •Guide for Proposal Writing
    •TERC Grant Writing Guide
    •ENC Grant Writing Tips
Fundraising Opportunities
    •Fundraising Ideas: Products and Resources
    •1200+ Fundraising Companies and Ideas
    •Donors Choose
Need supplies for your classroom? Write a proposal and submit it here. Browse examples of proposals and funded projects for ideas.
    •TakingITGlobal Classroom Global Contest
A contest to recognize the best demonstrations of creative, collaborative, and technology-rich global learning from students and educators around the world. Recognized submissions will have the chance to be featured in a TakingITGlobal online showcase and print publication, as well as to win prizes including digital cameras, webcams, and voice recorders for podcasting. Extended to May 7, 2007
    •Do Something Grants for Community Building, Health, and the Environment
These grants are awarded to young people 25 years or younger on May 26, 2006 who make creative proposals for solving local problems. The focus areas for the grants are: community building, health, and the environment. Up to 30 grants $500 each. Deadline: December 31, 2007
Foundations - Grants for Non-Profits
    •Educational Foundation of America
The foundation supports projects that will have broad impact and address sustainability. Go to this site to review the guidelines. There are no deadlines. You submit a letter of intent to see if you qualify. Let eCoach know if you would like to apply for a coaching program and we can help you.
    •Milagro Foundation
Founded by Carlos and Deborah Santana, this foundation provides grants to agencies that support disadvantaged youth through education and health programs. Initial applications are made online and reviewed three times each year. Award: Typical awards range from $2500-$5000 for one year projects.
    •Mockingbird Foundation - Grants for Music Programs
The foundation funds programs that involve music education for children ages 18 and under. Funds may be spent for instruments, texts, office materials, the support of learning space, practice space, performance space, and instructors/instruction. Deadlines: February 1 and August 1, 2007 Award: Grants range in size from $50.00 to $5,000.00 and are made on a one-time basis.
Grants for Educators/Teams
    •NEA Innovation Grants
Grants support collaborative efforts by two or more colleagues to develop and implement creative project-based learning that results in high student achievement. 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. Break-the-mold ideas that focus on closing the achievement gap for underserved students are particularly encouraged. Please read eligibility and how grant funds can be used. Grant amount $5,000. Varying deadlines and times of awarding grants.
    •NEA Learning and Leadership Grants
All professional development must improve practice, curriculum, and student achievement. Grants to individuals $2,000. Grants to groups fund collegial student, study groups, action research, lesson study or mentoring experiences up to $5,000. This is perfect for your work with My eCoach® Online. Varying times for awards and notification.
    •Teaching Tolerance Grant
Southern Poverty Law Center offers K-12 classroom teachers in the United States to teachers for implementing tolerance projects in their schools and communities. Award: Grants of up to $2,000. Deadline is Ongoing
    •Gertrude Whipple Professional Development Program
The International Reading Association provides financial support for an IRA member in planning, developing, and implementing a high-quality professional development program. Award selections are based upon based upon the quality of the proposal and the timeliness of the topics addressed. Award: Up to $5000. Deadline is Ongoing.
    •Target Local Community Giving Grants Program
Grants focus on programs in the arts, reading, and prevention of family violence. Apply at your local Target Store between March 1 and May 31. Application information available at the store. Award: Most grants range from $1000 to $3000. Deadline: May 31, 2007
Grants for Schools/Districts
    •RGK Foundation
The foundation's primary interests within education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science, and reading or literacy), after-school tutoring and enrichment, integrating technology into the curriculum, teacher development, and higher education. The foundation is particularly interested in programs that attract female and minority students into the fields of mathematics, science, and technology. The foundation does not consider unsolicited grant proposals; instead, applicants are required to submit an electronic Letter of Inquiry on the foundation's web site reviewed on an ongoing basis, so there is no deadline for submission. The foundation will respond to letters by eMail within three weeks to let applicants know if they should submit a formal proposal.

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