Tips for Grant Seekers

  • Confirm all grant information. While MCESA makes every effort to keep all grant information  up-to-date, grantors can update grant information at any time.
  • Confirm eligibility requirements before applying for a grant. For example, some grant programs require grantees and/or services to be provided within a certain geographic area, such as within a 100-mile radius of a store or office.
  • Confirm due dates.
  • Determine the requirements for applying for the grant (e.g., matching funds) and if you have enough resources to complete the application.
  • Determine if there are any requirements if you should receive the grant (e.g., required to attend an event).
  • Notify district and school administrators that you are applying for a grant. Administrators may need to list awards in budgets.

Resources for Educators

Arizona Science Center

As a thank you to teachers, Arizona Science Center is proud to offer educators a free Educator Membership.

Participate in a Field Trip Orientation, attend the APS Back to School Resource Fair and Reception, or simply visit the Member Zone in the lobby with your school or district identification (paycheck is acceptable) or a home school affidavit. Participants will receive a complimentary single person membership to the Center.

Educators are eligible for a $30 discount when they upgrade their free Educator Membership to any Basic Level membership or above. In order to take advantage of this offer, educators will need to appear in person, with identification at the Member Zone.

Upgrade your existing Educator Membership by calling the Membership office at 602.716.2029.

This offer is available only to Arizona educators.

https://azscience.org/learning/free-educator-membership

 

Cox Communication's Connect2Compete

Discounted home internet with no deposit, free installation, no contracts, and modem rental fee waived. Cox’s Connect2Compete program is open to families with K-12 children who qualify for free or reduced school lunch through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  In addition, Cox has partnered with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support its ConnectHome initiative. Families with K-12 children who live in Public Housing, as well as K-12 families who receive Tenant-Based Vouchers, Project-Based Vouchers or Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) are eligible for Cox’s Connect2Compete discounted internet service offer. Cannot have subscribed to Cox High Speed Internet service in the last 90 days, or have an outstanding Cox bill or unreturned Cox Equipment. If you know a family who might be eligible, visit www.connect2compete.org/Cox or call (855) 222-3252. (For residents outside of Cox's service area, check www.connect2compete.org for other providers.)

Apply at any time.

 

Amazon.com

Please email us at donationrequests@amazon.com, and we’ll get back to you within 10 business days if we’re able to support your organization. Eligibility extends to 501(c)(3) organizations and schools in communities where our employees live and work. Our Kindle Reading Fund donates Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets and Kindle eBooks to further reading around the world.

Donation requests accepted at any time.

https://www.amazon.com/p/feature/evmc8u96fp595js

https://www.amazon.com/p/feature/9yw55vpetvok3q3

 

Brooks Brothers

Submit and online form to be considered for donations requests for K-12 schools, 501(c)(3) and other types of organizations. Donation requests can be used for special events (e.g., raffle, auction).

Donation requests accepted at any time.

https://brooksbrotherscorporate.requestitem.com/

 

Wishes for Teachers

Complete a five-minute web form to be entered in a random drawing sponsored by Fiesta Bowl, College Football Playoff Foundation, and Extra Yard. Winners are picked by random drawing between Dec 1 and Dec 15. Award amounts are $5,000 per teacher. Previously, 100 Arizona teachers were selected. 

https://fiestabowl.org/charities/wishes-for-teachers/

 

U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program: eCybermission

Free STEM competition for 6th through 9th graders. Teams of three or four students are instructed to ask questions (for science) or define problems (for engineering), and then construct explanations (for science) or design solutions (for engineering) based on identified problems in their community. Students compete for State, Regional, and National Awards.

Submission deadline is Feb. 28.

https://www.ecybermission.com/


Grants with Rolling Submission Deadlines

 

Cox Connect2STEM

How to apply?: complete a web form

Categories: Innovation Award for Business, Creative Media Award, After School Excellence Award, Student Teckie Award, Teacher Teckie Award, Chief Science Officer Award

Award amount: each award winner will receive $1,000 donated to a STEM non-profit program in their name

Submission deadline: Apply for award at any time.

http://www.cox7.com/connect2stem/connect2stem-information-awards-page/

 

Department of Education

All Federal grants are listed on grants.gov including Department of Education grants. Many federal grants tend to require large-scale research studies or the provision of studies that require the participation of more than one school at a minimum to be considered.

https://www.grants.gov/

 

Educators of America

How to apply?: mail PDF application

Purpose: If you are a teacher that is in need of an effective technological tool that will assist in bettering student achievement, not only in your classroom, but throughout your entire institution, take the time to fill out our grant application. Our classroom technology grant applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis and responses are given accordingly (January, April, July, and October).

Submission deadline: Rolling

https://www.educatorsusa.org/educator-and-technology-grants?gclid=CjwKEAjw-LLKBRCdhqmwtYmX93kSJAAORDM6aV5Ou53r5qvS9HTSntUiVlq0zCowFPOvEC_qrsWcGRoCBrjw_wcB

 

Fender Music Foundation

How to apply?: email Word document with answers to application form

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) or public schools with music instruction programs

Awards: lightly used instruments and equipment, typically have guitars and equipment necessary to play guitars, may also have additional instruments available

Submission deadline: Rolling

http://www.fendermusicfoundation.org/grants/grants-info/

 

GE

How to apply?: does not encourage unsolicited proposals, also offers Matching Gift Program

Funding areas: education, health, skills, public policy

Eligibility: 501(c)(3), accredited Public PreK-12 Schools or School Districts in the U.S. to which contributions are tax deductible under the Internal Revenue Code of the United States, accredited Public or Non-Profit Colleges and Universities

Award amount: $25,000 maximum from Matching Gift Program

Submission deadline: Rolling

http://www.gefoundation.com/giving-programs/matching-gifts/eligibility/

 

grants.gov

All Federal grants are listed on grants.gov including Department of Education grants. Many federal grants tend to require large-scale research studies or the provision of studies that require the participation of more than one school at a minimum to be considered.

https://www.grants.gov/

 

JPMorgan Chase

How to apply?: Accepts unsolicited grant proposals in the form of an online Letter of Inquiry (LOI)

Funding areas: New skills at work, small business forward, financial capability, PRO neighborhoods, employee engagement and volunteerism

Eligibility: Not-for-profit organizations (statewide for AZ), does not fund parent-teacher associations, private schools, public agencies, or public schools (K-12), unless in partnership with a qualified not-for-profit organization

Submission deadline: Rolling

https://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/Corporate-Responsibility/grant-guidelines.htm

https://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/Corporate-Responsibility/grant-programs-us.htm

 

Lifetime Foundation

Eligibility: school district, participates in the USDA National School Lunch Program (NSLP), support from key stakeholders to include Superintendent, Nutrition Director and parents, self-operating School Food Program, district has at least one school within a 20-mile radius of a Life Time destination.

Submission deadline: Rolling

https://www.ltffoundation.org/

 

Lockheed Martin

How to apply?: apply online

Grant types: contributions to local programs are made by Lockheed Martin sites close to the program

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) or be a public elementary/secondary school, one grant per year, does not allow private schools (appears to have a location in the Phoenix area)

Funding areas:  STEM education and military and veteran causes, or provide support to address the needs of the communities where our employees live and work, has programs that support having employees in the classroom

Submission deadline: Rolling

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/who-we-are/community/philanthropy.html

 

National Endowment in the Arts

Various opportunities (e.g., NEA Our Town Application, NEA Arts Research Labs PS Application, NEA Art Works Creative Connects).

https://www.grants.gov/

 

Pinnacle Food Service

Eligibility: K-12 public and private schools or districts that participate in the USDA School Breakfast Program, eligible schools/districts must have a reimbursable breakfast ADP of less than 40% for the school or building applying for the grant to increase your breakfast program participation

Funding area: Increase student breakfast participation by providing supplemental funding to support or enhance an existing program or jump-start a new program

Funding amount: up to $1,000

Submission dates: Rolling

http://foodservice.pinnaclefoods.com/links/grant-program/

http://foodservice.pinnaclefoods.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2016GrantProgFlyer_PRINT.pdf

 

SRP Classroom Connections

Funding areas: Schools (math, science, history, geography, civics, government, and economics) and teachers (materials and supplies to teach the hands-on components of the Powering Our Future curriculum [SPR workshop])

Eligibility: Schools (metropolitan Phoenix, Pinal County, Gila County, Yavapai County, Page, St. Johns and NGS community chapters) and teachers (must attend a workshop)

Submission Deadline: Schools (Oct. 1 - Feb. 28), teachers (year-round)

Award: $2,500 to $5,000 per school, $350 per teacher

http://www.srpnet.com/education/grants/default.aspx


Grants with Monthly Submission Deadlines

February

U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program: Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program

About: A tri-service sponsored STEM competition for high school students enrolled in grades 9-12 who engage in research investigations in the sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Students are invited to compete in an affiliated JSHS regional symposium and may win the opportunity to advance to the National JSHS. Students write an abstract and a report and deliver a presentation.

Eligibility: Students must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or U.S. territory to participate in JSHS.

Applications: Sept through Dec, JSHS Regional Symposia invite student applications and teacher nominations. Regional symposia deadlines vary.

Regional Symposia: Jan through April.

National JSHS: April through May. National JSHS held. National JSHS student finalists win the honor to progress to National JSHS at affiliated regional symposia. The number of student finalists who advance to National JSHS varies by regional symposium.

Submission Deadline: Feb 16, 2018

(See website for additional rules.)

https://www.jshs.org/

 

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

See website for opportunities. Most awards are made by invitation only.

https://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Grant-Opportunities

 

SRP Classroom Connections

Funding areas: Schools (math, science, history, geography, civics, government, and economics) and teachers (materials and supplies to teach the hands-on components of the Powering Our Future curriculum [SPR workshop])

Eligibility: Schools (metropolitan Phoenix, Pinal County, Gila County, Yavapai County, Page, St. Johns and NGS community chapters) and teachers (must attend a workshop)

Submission Deadline: Schools (Oct. 1 - Feb. 28), teachers (year-round)

Award: $2,500 to $5,000 per school, $350 per teacher

http://www.srpnet.com/education/grants/default.aspx

 

March

Association of American Educators

Funding area: a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials

How to apply?: web form

Eligibility: all full-time educators who have not received a scholarship or grant from AAE in the past two years. Awards are competitive. AAE members receive additional weight in the scoring rubric. Several states have their own competitions: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Oregon, and Washington.

Submission deadlines: March 1 and Oct 1

Funding amount: up to $500

https://www.aaeteachers.org/index.php/classroom-grant-application

 

Toshiba America Foundation

Contact: Before submitting a completed proposal, teachers are welcome to call the Toshiba America Foundation at 212 596-0620 to discuss their project ideas. To learn more about the application process and the Foundation's grant-making guidelines call 212 596-0620. 

K-5: K-5 grade teachers are invited to apply on-line for a $1,000 Toshiba America Foundation grant to help bring an innovative hands-on project into their own classroom. Just under 50 awarded in 2015.  Submission deadline is Oct. 1st each year.

6-12: Toshiba America Foundation's mission is to provide teachers with additional funds to support classroom projects. After school, summer projects, and independent study projects are not eligible. The Foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms. Many successful grantees have designed projects that tap into the natural curiosity of their students, enable students to frame their own scientific questions, and incorporate the expertise of community partners. Science and math teachers in public or private (non-profit) schools may apply for grants to support classroom science and math education. Endorsement from a school official is required. 

Submission deadline for less than $5K is quarterly – March 1, June 1, Sep. 1, and Dec. 1.

Submission deadline for more than $5K is twice-yearly – June 1 and November 1. 

 

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation STEM Innovation Grants

Eligibility: Teachers, school administrators or parent volunteers/PTA officials at public and private schools located in or near communities where Freeport-McMoRan has a presence. Applications must be submitted through the K-12 school

Funding area: Instructional programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)

Award: up to $5,000

Submission Deadline: December 1 – March 15

http://www.freeportinmycommunity.com/schools/stem-innovation-grants-

 

Phoenix IDA and ACF Community Development Fund (through Arizona Community Organization)

How to apply?: must submit a Letter of Intent and receive an invitation to apply

Purpose: funds program-based projects

Focus areas: education (access to high quality STEM initiatives, early literacy, teacher quality, recruitment and retention, parent engagement), health innovation, economic/community development.

Eligibility: 501(c)(3), school districts and school foundation may apply, no individual schools

Amount: $25,000 to $100,000

Letter of Intent due: Jan 19, 2018, Sept 7, 2018

Full Proposal due: Mar 16, 2018, Oct 26, 2018

https://www.azfoundation.org/

 

Phoenix Suns Charities

How to apply?: on Arizona Community Foundation

Eligibility: 501(c)(3), no summer camps, must serve 100% in Arizona, does not sponsor events or tables,

Funding areas: Health/human services, education, sports/recreation

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2018

Award amount: maximum of $15,000, if awarded a grant in the past can apply for the $50,000 to $100,000 Playmaker Grant

http://www.nba.com/suns/charities-grants

 

April

Cisco

Funding areas: education (K-8 programs that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies, and secondary and higher education programs related to technology, engineering, and math), economic empowerment, and critical human needs

Funding amount: usually $10,000 to $125,000 (first time is $50,000)

Submission Deadlines: quarterly – Oct, Jan, April, July

http://csr.cisco.com/pages/cisco-foundation

http://csr.cisco.com/pages/product-grant-program

 

SAP

Funding areas: In 2017, Increase students’ understanding of and experiences with computer science through technology or design-based education. Inspire young entrepreneurs to recognize business opportunities and develop skills for success in the technology sector. Programs should use technology to further business success. Develop direct career pathways for high school students to be successful in technology sector focused on women and girls, and students from minority/historically disenfranchised groups.

Eligibility: Must serve a majority of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, with low socioeconomic status, and/or are first in family to apply for college, serve mostly students from historically disenfranchised populations: African America, Latino, Aboriginal or young women, serve youth ages 12-24, have a tax-exempt classification, be comfortable with an externally-facing event to announce potential partnership, have the ability and passion to lead SAP employee engagement opportunities

Award: In 2016, SAP gave $3.4 million in grants to 115 partners (ave. just under $30,000).

Submission deadline: March 5th – April 9th, recipients will be notified by June 1, 2018.

https://www.sap.com/about/social-responsibility.html

 

May

Fiesta Bowl Charities

How to apply?: Through Arizona Community Foundation

Eligibility: 501(c)(3), school, municipality, or tribal entity

Funding areas: Youth, sports, and education (and encourages proposals that leverage matching funds, collaborations/partnerships, build capacity within the organization, support program projects, and support direct costs associated with carrying out the program)

Award amount: up to $99,999 for the Program Grant, and over $100,000 for the Spirit of the Fiesta Bowl (funded 73 awards in 2016-2017)

Submission deadline: May 8, 2018

https://fiestabowl.org/charities/

https://fiestabowl.org/charities/grant-applications/

 

Best Buy       

Eligibility: Public or nonprofit community-based organization (e.g., community center, school or library) with existing local or regional out-of-school time program and a proven track record of serving youth ages 13-18, in under-resourced communities, within 25 miles of a Best Buy store or other Best Buy center of operations (organizations that have engaged Best Buy employee volunteers will receive special consideration).

Funding areas: Technology education and tools that teens will need to be successful in their future schooling and careers, such as Audio production (including music mixing & recording), Coding/3D printing, Computer maintenance and repair, Digital photography/graphic design, Filmmaking & videography, Maker Fairs/hack-a-thons, Mobile & game app development, Programming, Robotics, Web site design, and 3D Printing

Award amount: Average grant amount is $5,000 and will not exceed $10,000

Submission deadline: May 19, 2018

https://corporate.bestbuy.com/community-grants-page/

 

Tina B. Carver Fund

Purpose: purchase of student classroom learning materials and/or teacher-related materials (e.g., ancillary materials that can be used in conjunction with textbooks or other instruction materials) to support adult ESL education programs in the United States

Eligibility: TESOL member or affiliate, 501(c)(3) and provides ESL programming for adults, primarily serve the hardest-to-reach students with limited resources (e.g. beginning literacy to intermediate-low ESL students)

Award amount: max of $400

Submission deadlines: Jan. 31, May 30, and Sep. 30

http://www.tesol.org/enhance-your-career/tesol-awards-honors-grants/teaching-materials-grant

 

U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program: Junior Solar Sprint (JSS)

About: JSS an educational program for 5th through 8th grade students with the goal of creating the fastest, most interesting, and best crafted solar-vehicle possible.

JSS Jumpstart: Elementary level 5th and 6th grade students may participate in JSS Jumpstart, a preparatory non-competition on-site elementary school based event. See website for more details.

Eligibility: Participants are limited to one (1) team per chapter, one (1) entry per team. JSS teams must consist of 2 – 4 middle school (5th – 8th grade) students. Students who are part of a registered Technology Student Association (TSA) chapter or who compete at an approved Army host site are eligible to compete.

Competition locate and dates: The 2018 national JSS competition will be held in conjunction with the national TSA conference, June 22 – June 26, 2018 at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Submission deadline: Sep 2017 – May 2018

See website for additional rules.

http://www.usaeop.com/programs/competitions/jss/

 

June

National Education Association (NEA) Foundation (Learning & Leadership Grants)

Eligibility: public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education (All applicants must be current members of the National Education Association.) (Administrators may not apply.)

Funding areas: (1) High-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes, conferences, or action research. (2) Collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff.

Submission deadlines: Feb 1, June 1, and Oct 15

Fund amounts: $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups

Duration: grants last one year

http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/learning-leadership-grants/

 

Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Leadership Grants for Libraries (grants.gov)]

Eligibility: A library or a parent organization, such as a school district, a municipality, a state agency, or an academic institution, that is responsible for the administration of a library. Eligible libraries include public libraries, elementary and secondary school libraries, college and university libraries, research libraries and archives. Either a unit of state or local government or private nonprofit organization that has tax-exempt status. There are additional requirements and eligible organizations.

Purpose: proposals will generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that will be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment.

Funding Categories: (1) Sparks Grants support explorations of new approaches or implementations of existing approaches in new contexts. (2) Planning Grants allow project teams to perform preliminary planning activities, such as analyzing needs and feasibility; solidifying partnerships; developing project work plans; or developing prototypes, proofs of concept, and pilot studies. (3) National Forum Grants provide the opportunity to convene qualified groups of experts and key stakeholders, including those from adjacent fields as appropriate, to consider issues or challenges that are important to libraries or archives across the nation. (4) Project Grants support fully developed projects for which needs assessments, partnership development, feasibility analyses, prototyping, and other planning activities have been completed. (5) Research Grants involve the investigation of key questions important to library or archival practice.

Project Categories: (1) Community Anchors: We are interested in projects that advance the role of libraries and archives as community anchors or backbone institutions through programs, services, or partnerships. (2) National Digital Platform: We are interested in proposals that expand the digital capacity and capability of libraries and archives to provide content and services to all users in the United States. (3) Curating Collections: We are interested in proposals that can have a significant national impact on shared services for the access, preservation and/or stewardship of digital library collections and content across the country.

Preliminary Proposal deadline: September 1, 2017; February 1, 2018

Full Proposal deadline: January 16, 2018; June 8, 2018

Funding Amount: Sparks Grants: up to $25,000. Planning Grants: up to $50,000. National Forum Grants: up to $100,000. Project and Research Grants: up to $2,000,000.

Cost Share Requirements: Project Grants only, 1 to 1 if $250,000 or over.

Grant Period: One year for Sparks Grants and Planning Grants. One to two years for National Forum Grants. One to three years for Project Grants and Research Grants.

Expected number of awards: 12.

https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/national-leadership-grants-libraries

https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/fy2018-nlgl-2-nofo.pdf

 

Applied Materials

Funding areas: Education, Arts and Culture, Civic Engagement and the Environment in regions where Applied does business

Eligibility: public educational institution or a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, prioritize neighborhoods near facilities (3925 E. Watkins Street, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85034-8219)

Funding areas: (1) Benefit students in grades K-12, (2) focus on traditional skills such as reading, writing, math, science and technology, and other subjects that prepare young people for college and career, (3) address critical education needs through innovative approaches to learning, (4) expand existing efforts in order to reach more students or a wider geographic area, (5) actively partner with other nonprofit groups to create, implement or evaluate shared programs, (6) 0ffer opportunities for employee engagement

Submission deadlines: January 15 and June 15

http://www.appliedmaterials.com/company/corporate-responsibility/community

http://www.appliedmaterials.com/files/Applied-Materials-Funding-Guidelines.pdf

 

NXP (owns Freescale Semiconductor)

How to apply?: Complete a word document

Eligibility: Appears to be 501(c)(3) and schools

Funding areas: Education (STEM), health and wellness, and the environment

Submission deadlines: June 30 and Dec. 31

http://www.nxp.com/about/about-nxp/corporate-responsibility/engagement/community-engagement/employees-americas:EMPLOYEES-IN-ACTION-AMERICAS#grant1

 

Toshiba America Foundation

Contact: Before submitting a completed proposal, teachers are welcome to call the Toshiba America Foundation at 212 596-0620 to discuss their project ideas. To learn more about the application process and the Foundation's grant-making guidelines call 212 596-0620. 

K-5: K-5 grade teachers are invited to apply on-line for a $1,000 Toshiba America Foundation grant to help bring an innovative hands-on project into their own classroom. Just under 50 awarded in 2015.  Submission deadline is Oct. 1st each year.

6-12: Toshiba America Foundation's mission is to provide teachers with additional funds to support classroom projects. After school, summer projects, and independent study projects are not eligible. The Foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms. Many successful grantees have designed projects that tap into the natural curiosity of their students, enable students to frame their own scientific questions, and incorporate the expertise of community partners. Science and math teachers in public or private (non-profit) schools may apply for grants to support classroom science and math education. Endorsement from a school official is required. 

Submission deadline for less than $5K is quarterly quarterly – March 1, June 1, Sep. 1, and Dec. 1.

Submission deadline for more than $5K is twice-yearly – June 1 and November 1. 

http://www.toshiba.com/taf/index.jsp

 

July

National Endowment in the Arts: Art Works

Grantor: National Endowment for the Arts

Eligibility: 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes. Local education agencies, school districts, and state and regional education agencies are eligible. Individual elementary and secondary schools are not eligible. Must be a project.

Purpose: Through project-based funding, we support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. We encourage applications for artistically excellent projects that (1) Celebrate America’s creativity and cultural heritage, (2) invite a dialogue that fosters a mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all persons and groups, and (3) enrich our humanity by broadening our understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society.

Disciplines: Artist Communities, Arts Education, Dance, Design, Folk & Traditional Arts, Literature, Local Arts Agencies, Media Arts, Museums, Music, Musical Theater, Opera, Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works, Theater, and Visual Arts.

Submission Deadlines: Feb 15, 2018, July 12, 2018

Award range: $10,000 to $100,000 (over half less than $25,000, rarely will award over $100,000)

Project Period: typically, applicants request one to two years

Match: 100%

https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/grant-program-description

https://www.arts.gov/foia/reading-room

 

Captain Planet Foundation

ecoSTEM Resource Kits: educators, schools, nonprofits; 1 kit per application for 32 students, (i.e., Renewable Energy, Water Quality, Pollination, and Earth Soil & Decomposition), due July 15 & January 15 each year

Project Learning Garden: garden beds, gardening supplies, instructional supplies, a mobile cooking cart, professional development, and capacity-building valued at $2,500 per school (non-cash); geographic emphasis for PLG includes public schools in the Atlanta Metro, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara Counties; early childhood through 8th grade; due September 5th – December 31st each year

ecoTech Grants: cash grants up to $2,500;  support the purchase of materials and other direct expenses required to implement the project; 501(c)(3) (includes most schools and nonprofit organizations), or have a fiscal sponsor that meets this criterion, maintain an annual operating budget of less than $3 million; due July 15 & January 15 each year

ecoSolution Grants:  cash grants for $500 - $2,500; support for youth-led environmental projects; 501(c)(3) (includes most schools and nonprofit organizations), or have a fiscal sponsor that meets this criterion, maintain an annual operating budget of less than $3 million; due July 15 & January 15 each year

http://www.captainplanetfoundation.org/grants/

http://coyotes.ice.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=32747

 

August

Honda Foundation (America)

Eligibility: Nonprofit charitable organizations classified as a 501(c) (3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service, or a public school district, private/public elementary and secondary schools as listed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) are eligible for funding.

Funding areas:  STEM, environment, job training, and literacy, does not fund arts unless integrated with STEM and educational research

Submission deadlines: February 1 or August 1

Award amounts: $20,000 to $75,000, ave. is $45,000

Number of awards: about 27 annually, about 8-10% out of a field of 250

http://www.honda.com/community/applying-for-a-grant

 

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation Social Investment Programs

Eligibility: 501(c)(3), K-12 school, college, university, or unit of government

Funding area: Education and training

Submission deadline: March 1- August 30

http://www.freeportinmycommunity.com/pages/social-investment-program

 

September

Lowe’s

Eligibility: nonprofit organizations and public agencies

Focus areas: (1) K–12 public education (Lowe’s Toolbox for Education) including technology upgrades, tools for STEM programs, facility renovations, and safety improvements and (2) community improvement (Lowe’s Community Partners) including building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades as well as safety improvements (if you are a school, you can apply to a Toolbox for Education grant. If you are a municipality, you can apply for a Small grant or Community Partners grant.)

Award amounts: $2,000 to $100,000

Submission deadlines: Lowe’s Toolbox for Education: Spring Cycle: December 18 – February 9, 2018 (CLOSED), Fall Cycle: August 6, 2018 – September 28, 2018 (OPEN)

https://newsroom.lowes.com/apply-for-a-grant/

 

Target

Funding areas: Help K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations by providing support for educational field trips and funds for what they need the most, sponsor free and reduced-cost admission at museums and cultural institutions across the country (Children's Museum of Phoenix, Free First Friday)

Eligibility: To request a charitable contribution, your organization must be a federally tax-exempt section 501(c)(3) charitable organization, an accredited school, or a public agency located in the United States of America or one of its protectorates (A public agency is an organization established and primarily funded by the United States government such as public schools, public libraries, public parks, and law enforcement agencies. A public agency must be able to provide a valid Government affirmation letter or have a valid NCES number.) (Your organization must be within 100 miles of one of our stores in order to apply for a Target grant.)

Field Trip Grants: up to $700

Submission deadline: Aug. 1 – Sep. 30

https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants

 

October

Toshiba America Foundation

Contact: Before submitting a completed proposal, teachers are welcome to call the Toshiba America Foundation at 212 596-0620 to discuss their project ideas. To learn more about the application process and the Foundation's grant-making guidelines call 212 596-0620. 

K-5: K-5 grade teachers are invited to apply on-line for a $1,000 Toshiba America Foundation grant to help bring an innovative hands-on project into their own classroom. Just under 50 awarded in 2015.  Submission deadline is Oct. 1st each year.

6-12: Toshiba America Foundation's mission is to provide teachers with additional funds to support classroom projects. After school, summer projects, and independent study projects are not eligible. The Foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms. Many successful grantees have designed projects that tap into the natural curiosity of their students, enable students to frame their own scientific questions, and incorporate the expertise of community partners. Science and math teachers in public or private (non-profit) schools may apply for grants to support classroom science and math education. Endorsement from a school official is required. 

Submission deadline for less than $5K is quarterly – March 1, June 1, Sep. 1, and Dec. 1.

Submission deadline for more than $5K is twice-yearly – June 1 and November 1. 

 

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation Mini-Grants for Education

Eligibility: Teachers, school administrators or parent volunteers/PTA officials at public and private schools located in or near communities where Freeport-McMoRan has a presence. Applications must be submitted through the K-12 school. (A school is eligible to receive up to four (4) mini-grants during each application period. Each applicant/teacher/classroom may receive one mini-grant award per school year.)

Awards: $100 to $500

Funding area: Environment, mining, mineral and natural resources, reading and literacy, STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Submission deadlines: May 1– October 1

http://www.freeportinmycommunity.com/schools/mini-grants

 

Wells Fargo

Funding areas: Community development, education, and human services

Eligibility: 501(c)(3), tribal and governmental agencies, including public school systems

Submission deadline: January 1 to October 15 (recommend that you submit as early in the year as possible)

https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/corporate-responsibility/arizona-grant-guidelines/

 

November

 

December

Captain Planet Foundation

ecoSTEM Resource Kits: educators, schools, nonprofits; 1 kit per application for 32 students, (i.e., Renewable Energy, Water Quality, Pollination, and Earth Soil & Decomposition), due July 15 & January 15 each year

Project Learning Garden: garden beds, gardening supplies, instructional supplies, a mobile cooking cart, professional development, and capacity-building valued at $2,500 per school (non-cash); geographic emphasis for PLG includes public schools in the Atlanta Metro, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara Counties; early childhood through 8th grade; due September 5th – December 31st each year

ecoTech Grants: cash grants up to $2,500;  support the purchase of materials and other direct expenses required to implement the project; 501(c)(3) (includes most schools and nonprofit organizations), or have a fiscal sponsor that meets this criterion, maintain an annual operating budget of less than $3 million; due July 15 & January 15 each year

ecoSolution Grants:  cash grants for $500 - $2,500; support for youth-led environmental projects; 501(c)(3) (includes most schools and nonprofit organizations), or have a fiscal sponsor that meets this criterion, maintain an annual operating budget of less than $3 million; due July 15 & January 15 each year

http://www.captainplanetfoundation.org/grants/


The following grants are closed and/or have not been updated for 2018.

City of Phoenix, Neighborhood Services Department, Youth Services and Enrichment Programs for Youth

Purpose: Provide services structured to provide safe, constructive environments, growth opportunities, strengthening of families and guidance for at-risk children or to augment educational opportunities for youth. This includes after school recreational activities; structured childcare and preschool education programs and violence prevention programs. Violence Prevention programs are defined as a broad-based community collaboration to address the root causes of violence, including changing the culture of violence, strengthening youth and parental support systems, expanding early intervention and access to quality childhood programs making Phoenix neighborhoods less hospitable to crime. The services may also include education through the arts. Program examples include after-school tutoring, literacy, reading, computers, music and art programs that are development oriented. Children and youth are defined as school age to 24 years old.

Eligibility: (1) Nonprofit organizations including faith-based organizations, (2) neighborhood organizations incorporated as a nonprofit, and (3) public or charter schools. Must serve primarily low- and moderate-income Phoenix residents. Does not have to have 501(c)(3) status. Must be incorporated in Arizona. Must have a DUNS number and registered with SAM.gov at time of contract execution.

Funding Source: Formula grant to entitlement cities and counties from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Funding Amount: Maximum of $30,000

Application period begins: Dec. 4, 2017

RFP Technical Assistance Orientation: Dec 15, 2017

Submissions deadline: Jan. 05, 2018

http://www.awardalley.com/cdbg/

 

City of Phoenix, Neighborhood Services Department, Public Facilities

Purpose: Acquisition, new construction, and renovation of a public facilities that serve low to moderate income Phoenix residents.

Eligibility: (1) Nonprofit organizations including faith-based organizations, (2) neighborhood organizations incorporated as a nonprofit, and (3) public or charter schools. Must serve primarily low- and moderate-income Phoenix residents. Does not have to have 501(c)(3) status. Must be incorporated in Arizona. Must have a DUNS number and registered with SAM.gov at time of contract execution.

Funding source: Formula grant to entitlement cities and counties from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Funding amount: Maximum of $150,000

Match: 30%

Application period begins: Dec. 4, 2017

RFP Technical Assistance Orientation: Dec 15, 2017

Submissions deadline: Jan. 05, 2018

http://www.awardalley.com/cdbg/

 

State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship® Company Grants

Funding areas: We support efforts to provide all children with an education that will allow them to reach their greatest potential and prepare them to participate in a nation and economy that continues as a global leader. We fund three types of grants for K-12 public schools: Teacher Development, Service-Learning, and Education Reform/Systemic Improvement.

Eligibility: Educational institutions, Programs conducted by Municipal, county, state or federal government entities that align with State Farm's charitable focus. 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organizations. 501(c)(4) volunteer fire companies. 501(c)(6) chambers of commerce.

Submission deadline: The 2017 grant application window is closed. Grant decisions will be communicated in late first quarter of 2017.

https://www.statefarm.com/about-us/community/education-programs/grants-scholarships/company-grants

 

Summer Youth Program Fund (through Arizona Community Foundation)

Purpose: Supports agencies that provide summer programming for Maricopa County youth. The purpose of the SYPF is to supplement existing programs in order to enrich, enhance and expand summer offerings for children and youth.

Funding priorities: Serve disadvantaged youth from neighborhoods with limited access to organized activities, serve youth with disabilities or special health needs, exhibit stable history of community support, outreach, and partnerships, demonstrate ability to increase number of youth served, provide age-appropriate, enriching activities and education components, identify areas to improve quality of program and increase positive impact to participants, establish realistic outcomes for the program participants, create innovative methods to reach youth and instill healthy lifestyle behaviors, and collaborate among fellow grant seekers.

Eligibility: Must reside in Arizona, 501(c)(3), 170b1a, no schools or municipalities, must primarily serve Maricopa County residents (although services may be provided outside of the county).

Award amounts: $5,000 to $25,000

Grant cycle opens: Nov 27, 2017

Submission deadline: Jan 12, 2018

https://www.azfoundation.org/

 

Cardinals Charities

How to apply: submit online form

Funding areas: improve the quality of life and enhance opportunities for children, women, and minorities in the state of Arizona, prefer special programs

Eligibility: 501(c)(3), at least 75 percent of funding must be spent in Arizona

Submission deadline: July 14, 2017 (awards made in Dec or Jan)

Award amounts: $7,200 to $105,000

http://www.azcardinals.com/community/charities.html

 

CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Program

Funding area: Projects that advance student success through the innovative use of technology

Submission deadlines: October 1, 2017 to January 12, 2018

Eligibility: Teachers in public or private PreK-12 schools located in CenturyLink's residential service areas

http://www.centurylink.com/aboutus/community/foundation/teachers.html

 

Arizona Commission on the Arts, Arts Learning Collaboration Grant

Eligibility: An applicant must be an Arizona school or school district with tax-exempt status. An applicant may submit only one application per cycle, and may receive only one Arts Learning Collaboration Grant per fiscal year. Individual teaching artists or arts organizations may only be listed as collaborators for a maximum of seven (7) Arts Learning Collaboration Grant applications in any given fiscal year.

Program description: Arts Learning Collaboration Grants enhance the work of school-based arts teaching and learning programs through collaborative projects taking place in-school (during regular school hours), after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services. Collaborative projects may engage any number of collaborators, but must involve a minimum of two parties, one of which represents the applicant. For example, collaborations could take place between teachers or departments within a school, between multiple schools within a district, or between a school and a community arts resource (teaching artists or arts organizations). Collaborative projects can take a variety of forms but must be submitted in one of the following three categories: (1) Planning: Future project planning, curriculum development, evaluation, resource development, etc. (2) Professional Development: Training and learning for certified arts educators, classroom teachers, administration, teacher/artist teams, etc. (3) Student Learning: Sequential, hands-on learning in, through, and/or about the arts.

Deadlines and project period: CYCLE A Application Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, May 4, 2017. For projects taking place between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. CYCLE B Application Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, September 7, 2017. For projects taking place between November 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

CYCLE C application deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, February 1, 2018. For projects taking place between March 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018.

Funding amounts: $1,500, $2,000, or $2,500. (With match, final budget is twice the funding amount.)

Match: 100% (up to 50% can be in-kind). Matching funds may come from any combination of school district maintenance and operations, Title I, Title II or other local funds (e.g. tax credit, PTO/PTA) as appropriate, foundations, private donations, earned revenue, or other grants (excluding other Arts Commission grants). In-kind support could include teacher salaries for time spent on the project, administrative support time, volunteers, supplies provided for the project, etc. Contact Arts Commission staff for questions related to other possible in-kind support.

 

Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Outreach Boosting Engineering Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics Grant: Local Education Agency (LEA) National Teacher Professional Development (NTPD) 2017

Funding area: offer support for local school systems, and their experienced BEST Robotics team teachers for the opportunity to attend BEST national teacher professional development training.

Award amount: $2,703 to $14,191

Submission date: Jun 30, 2017 

Note: click on Related documents tab on Grants.gov for the Request for Proposal

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293587

 

Department of Agriculture: Distance Learning & Telemedicine (DLT) Grant

Summary: DLT grants are designed to provide access to education, training, and health care resources for rural Americans and encourage and improve telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas through the use of telecommunications, computer networks, and related advanced technologies that students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents can use

Eligible: 501(c)(3), county government, other government agencies

Award amount: $50,000 to $500,000

Matching: 15%

Submission deadline: Jul 17, 2017

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293914

 

Coyotes Charities

How to apply: through ACF

Funding areas: enhance the quality of life throughout Arizona communities in healthcare, education, cultural arts and sports-related programs for children, education: Organizations that promote quality education for all children or service men and women by enriching their lives through in-school or after-school programs designed to better equip them for the future.

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) or fiscal agent

Submission deadline: Grants for the 2018-2019 school year will become available in July 2018. 

Award amount: $5,000 to $50,000

https://www.nhl.com/coyotes/community/foundation

 

National Bank of Arizona

How to apply?: on ACF

Eligibility: a 501(c)(3) organization, government agency, tribal entity, or school that operates with fiscal accountability and responsibility. Religious organizations may apply for funding of non-sectarian programs

Funding areas: Education, Affordable Housing, Arts and Culture, Community Services, Economic Development, Health and Human Services, Neighborhood Stabilization

Award amount: $1,000 up to a maximum of $5,000

Submission deadline: July 10 - July 31, 2017

https://www.nbazcharities.org/NBAZCharities/index_files/Grant-Guidelines.pdf

 

APS STEM Mini-grants program

Funding area/eligibility: Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to K-12, public and charter school teachers for innovative hands-on STEM projects in the classroom. Grants cannot be requested for tablets, laptops, computers or projectors. Any equipment of reusable materials purchased through the grant become property of the school not the teacher.

https://www.aps.com/en/communityandenvironment/charitablegiving/ourgivingprograms/Pages/aps-phoenix-suns-mini-grants.aspx

 

Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation

How to apply: submit single page pre-proposal

Eligibility: Any organization is eligible to apply, including schools, non-profits, governmental agencies and others, no individuals

Focus areas: development, implementation and/or field testing of environmental curricula

Award amounts: up to $1500 (funds about 4 to 6 awards per year)

Submission deadline: September 15, 2017

http://www.mgaef.org/grants.htm

 

Department of Agriculture: FY 18 Farm to school Grant

Grantor: United State Department of Agriculture

Submission deadline: Dec 08, 2017

Range of awards: $20,000 - $100,000 (about 70 awards)

Project period: 1 or 2 years.

Eligibility: State and local agencies, nonprofits, eligible school/ school districts (pre-K-12 School Food Authorities (SFAs), non-profit private schools, charter schools, Indian tribal schools, and others that participate in the National School Lunch or Breakfast Programs), etc.

Tracks:  Implementation grants are intended to help to scale or further develop existing farm to school initiatives ($50,000 - $100,000). Planning grants are for getting started on farm to school activities. These funds are intended to help these entities organize and structure their efforts for maximum impact by embedding known best practices into early design considerations ($20,000 - $50,000). Training grants are intended for strengthening farm to school supply chains, or trainings that provide technical assistance in the area of local procurement, food safety, culinary education, and/or integration of agriculture‐based curriculum ($20,000 - $50,000).

Match: 25% in-kind

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=297858