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Grant Sources for K-12

Education  

 

BY KENNETH T. HENSON

Author Kenneth Henson points to these comprehensive grant websites where educators can find funding opportunities. Some of these sites feature smaller grant opportunities more suitable for individual teachers or school leaders rather than school districts.

  • Adopt-A-Classroom. An online service that matches classrooms with supplies of resources. www.adoptaclassroom.org
  • DonorsChoose.org. An online charity that attempts to fulfill public school teachers’ requests. www.donorschoose.com
  • Foundation Center. A comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants. www.fdncenter.org
  • Gates Foundation. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation currently accepts unsolicited proposals only from Pacific Northwest organizations. www.gatesfoundation.org
  • Grant Wrangler. An online listing for teachers. www.grantwrangler.com
  • GrantsAlert. Provides grant alerts for teachers, schools and classrooms plus professional grant writing services to schools. www.grantsalert.com
  • Grants.gov. A unified site for grant applicants to interact with federal agencies that manage grant funds. www.grants.gov
  • Home Depot Foundation. Provides community impact grants of up to $5,000 to public schools using volunteers to improve the physical health of individuals. www.homedepotfoundation.org
  • Kappa Delta Pi. An international honor society in education that provides $125 grants to classroom teachers. www.kdp.org
  • Lowe’s Toolbox for Education. The grant program has spring and fall cycles with a maximum gift of $5,000. www.toolboxforeducation.com/hta.html
  • National Science Foundation. Funding to K-12 public schools on STEM-related initiatives. www.nsf.gov/funding
  • Phi Delta Kappa International. Provides short-term supplemental financial support (roughly $1,000) to projects. www.pdkintl.org
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation. A new focus on education and learning with an active pursuit of racial equity. www.wkkf.org

 

 

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