Other Grant Opportunities


The NEA Foundation takes pride in the number of high-quality Learning & Leadership and Student Achievement grant proposals it receives. Since we unfortunately cannot fund all of these worthy proposals, we encourage applicants to consider multiple sources of funding when completing a grant application. Below are just a few select resources for educators searching for additional grant opportunities.



NEA Grants

NEA Grants – The National Education Association offers multiple grants to public school educators throughout the nation, as well as information on other available grants. The maximum award varies.

American Chemical Society Hach High School Chemistry Grant

American Chemical Society  Hach High School Chemistry Grant – Through the Hach High School Chemistry Grants, ACS supports ideas that transform classroom learning, foster student development, and reveal the wonder of chemistry. The maximum award is $1,500.

American Honda Foundation Grants for Education – The American Honda Foundation makes grants to K-12 schools, colleges, universities, trade schools, and other youth-focused nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit youth and scientific education. The maximum award is $75,000.

American Psychological Foundation Pre-College Grant Program – The American Psychological Foundation Pre-College Grant Program provides financial support for efforts aimed at improving education in psychological science and its application in secondary schools for high-ability students. Proposals must focus on supplying education for gifted and talented high school students. The maximum award is $20,000.

Braitmayer Foundation Grants for Innovation in Education – The Braitmayer Foundation funds projects utilizing innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States. Of particular interest are curricular and school reform initiatives, as well as preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those that encourage people of high ability and diverse backgrounds to enter and remain in K-12 teaching. The maximum award is $35,000.

Campbell's Labels for Education – Campbell's Labels for Education program gives schools free educational equipment in exchange for labels and UPCs from various products. The maximum award varies.

Captain Planet Foundation Grants for the Environment – The Captain Planet Foundation funds hands-on environmental projects that encourage innovative programs that empower children and youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. The maximum award is $2,500.

The College Board Inspiration Awards – The College Board presents Inspiration Awards to three of America's most improved secondary schools. Award-winning schools are recognized for their outstanding college-preparation programs and partnerships among teachers, parents, and community organizations. The maximum award is $25,000.

Clorox Power a Bright Future Grants – Clorox’s Power a Bright Future Grants aim to provide necessary resources to help support school programs that enrich kids' lives and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop. The maximum award $50,000.

CVS/Caremark Community Grants – CVS/Caremark Community Grants fund programs for children with disabilities under age 21; academic and enrichment programs at public schools; and programs that provide access to quality health care services and health education for at-risk and underserved populations of all ages. The maximum award $5,000.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants – Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Grant funding is provided to assist in implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs; purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives; and/or purchasing books, materials, or software for literacy programs. The maximum award is $4,000.

Dominion Foundation Education Partnership Grants

Dominion Foundation Education Partnership Grants – The Dominion Foundation accepts applications for grants that encourage the development of new programs to strengthen math and science education in K-12 classrooms. The maximum award is $10,000.

Entertainment Software Association Grants for Youth Programs

Entertainment Software Association Grants for Youth Programs – The ESA Foundation is dedicated to supporting geographically diverse projects and programs that benefit American youth of all races and denominations and make a difference in the quality of their life, health, and welfare. The maximum award is $50,000.

Fender Music Foundation Grants – Fender Music Foundation grants are awarded to music academies, schools, local music programs, and national music programs across America, particularly in-school music classes in which the students make music; after-school music programs that are not run by a school; and music therapy programs, in which the participants make the music. The maximum award is $5,000.

Foundation for Rural Education Development Technology Grants – FRED awards grants to rural public schools that are working to increase the use of technology to enhance the learning experience. The maximum award is $5,000.

Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants – Fuel Up to Play 60 funds schools’ attempts to jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. The maximum award is $4,000.

Fund for Teachers – The Fund for Teachers provides funds for direct grants to teachers to support professional development and summer learning opportunities of their own design. The maximum award is $10,000.

ING Unsung Heroes – The ING Unsung Heroes awards program recognizes innovative and progressive thinking in education by providing educators resources to fund classroom projects. The maximum award is $25,000.

Keep America Beautiful/Waste Management Think Green Grants – Keep America Beautiful and Waste Management look to encourage local solutions that showcase environmental stewardship and community improvement efforts. Grants will be awarded for programs that will improve communities, increase local recycling, or expand public education related to recycling. The maximum award is $10,000.

Lexus/Scholastic Eco Challenge – The Lexus/Scholastic Eco Challenge is a program designed to inspire and empower middle and high school students to learn about the environment and take action to improve it. The maximum award is $500,000 in scholarships and grants.

Lois Lenski Covey Foundation Grants for Books – The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation annually awards grants for purchasing books published for young people preschool through grade eight to libraries or organizations that serve economically or socially at-risk children, have limited book budgets, and demonstrate real need. The maximum award is $3,000.

Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation Grants – Lowe's Charitable and Education Foundation focuses its giving efforts on public education and community improvement projects through two primary grant programs: Lowe’s Toolbox for Education and Lowe’s Community Partners. The maximum award is $100,000.

McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Academic Enrichment Grants

McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Academic Enrichment Grants – The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop in-class and extracurricular programs that improve student learning. The foundation considers proposals that foster understanding, deepen students' knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand awareness of the world around them. The maximum award is $10,000 per year for three years.

McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Teacher Development Grants

McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Teacher Development Grants – McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Teacher Development Grants provide funding to individuals or small teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking K-12 classroom instruction. The grants provide opportunities for teachers to integrate fresh strategies that encourage critical inquiry and to observe their effects on students. The maximum award is $10,000.

Mickelson/ExxonMobil Teachers Academy – The Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy offers a program designed to provide third through fifth grade teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to motivate students to pursue careers in science and math. The maximum award is an all-expenses paid five-day program in July.

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Grants for Youth with Disabilities – The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Grants program is dedicated to helping young Americans with disabilities maximize their potential and fully participate in society. A major program emphasis is inclusion: enabling young people with disabilities to have full access to educational, vocational, and recreational opportunities, and to participate alongside their non-disabled peers. The maximum award is $90,000.

Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation Michael Kamen Grants – The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation provides musical instruments and instrument repairs to existing K-12 school music programs that have no other source of financing to purchase additional musical instruments and materials. The maximum award is $8,000 in materials.

National Art Education Foundation Grants – NAEF’s grant programs support a wide variety of professional activities, including promotion of art education as an integral part of the curriculum; establishment and/or improvement of art instruction in public and private K-16 schools; promotion of the teaching of art through activities related to the instructional process, curriculum, student learning, student assessment, classroom behavior, management, or discipline; purchase of art equipment and/or instructional resources; and research in art education. Additionally, NAEF provides professional development scholarships. The maximum award is $10,000.

NASPE/ING Run For Something Better – ING Run For Something Better, in partnership with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, has developed a school-based running program for schools that desire to establish such a program or expand an existing one. The maximum award is $2,500.

NCLF/Toyota Family Learning Initiative – Through the Toyota Family Learning initiative, the National Center for Family Literacy will award three-year grants to implement services that engage families in learning together, mentoring other families in learning together, and family service learning projects. The maximum award is $175,000.

National Council for the Social Studies Grants for Geographic Literacy – NCSS’s Grants for Geographic Literacy promote geography education in schools, enhance the geographic literacy of students at the school, district, or statewide level, and encourage the integration of geography into the social studies curriculum. The maximum award is $2,500.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Grants and Awards – NCTM’s Mathematics Education Trust channels the generosity of contributors through the creation and funding of grants, awards, honors, and other projects that support the improvement of mathematics teaching and learning. Various grants are available throughout the year. The maximum award is $10,000.

National Endowment for the Arts ART WORKS Grants – The National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Works Grants support the creation of art that increases public engagement  and promotes lifelong learning in the arts by strengthening communities. The maximum award is $100,000.

National Environmental Education Foundation Classroom Earth Grants – Through its Classroom Earth program, NEEF offers grants to educators to improve environmental education in their schools and for professional development. The maximum award is $10,000.

National Science Teachers Association Awards

National Science Teachers Association Awards – The NSTA offers a number of awards for science teachers looking to expand classroom learning or professional development. The maximum award is $10,000.

National Weather Association Sol Hirsch Teacher Grants

National Weather Association Sol Hirsch Teacher Grants – National Weather Association Sol Hirsch Teacher Grants funds projects that seek to improve students' education in meteorology. Teachers selected will be able to use the funds to take an accredited course in atmospheric sciences, attend a relevant workshop or conference, or purchase scientific materials or equipment for the classroom. The maximum award is $750.

SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Environmental Excellence Awards – The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Environmental Excellence Awards recognize the outstanding efforts of educators across the country working at the grassroots level to protect and preserve the environment by creating a conservation ethic in today's youth. The maximum award is $10,000.

State Farm Foundation Grants – State Farm Foundation Grants focus giving in three areas: safety, community development, and education. The maximum award is $100,000.

State Farm/YSA Good Neighbor Grants – State Farm and Youth Service America offer grants for programs enhancing student achievement through service learning. The maximum award $1,500.

Target Field Trip Grants – The Target Field Trip Grants Program was designed to help teachers bring learning to life for students and enhance classroom studies. The grants can be used to cover the cost of transportation, entry fees, supplies, and classroom resource materials so that teachers may continue using the valuable experiential learning gained from math and science, language, social studies and arts-focused field trips. The maximum award is $700.

Toshiba America Foundation Grants – Toshiba America Foundation grants support inquiry-based projects designed by individual teachers and small teams of teachers for use in their own classrooms to improve teaching and learning in science and mathematics. The maximum award is $5,000.

U.S. Department of Education Grants – The U.S. Department of Education administers approximately 200 grant programs. Descriptions of these programs, as well as applications and guidelines, can be found on the Department's grants page.


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