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The much anticipated Space Foundation Grant List for Teachers is up and running! If you are interested in expanding your instruction, as well as increasing student engagement, then you are in the right place! Grants are a wonderful way to provide opportunities for your students that simply do not fit within your current budget! Good Luck!

This list is updated during the months of January, June, and August. The last update occurred on January 4th, 2021.

  • The Space Foundation’s Grant List for Teachers is provided as a resource for educators and is curated from a variety of different sources. Grants are awarded at the discretion of the granting organization, and therefore the Space Foundation has no influence on this process.
  • Grant applicants are responsible to adhere to application requirements, including the deadlines, of the granting organization.

U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education has an awesome, comprehensive list, which includes information specific to each state. Click on your state, either on the map or the dropdown menu, to find the contact information for:

  • The Department of Education
  • The Higher Education Agency
  • The Special Education Agency
  • The Adult Education Agency

The Department of Education, at the state-level, is a great way to look for grant opportunities specific to the teachers and students in your state.

United States Space Grant Consortiums

This NASA initiative supports the advancement of science and engineering education, research, and public outreach. Funds are available for both curricular and professional development and are provided annually through grants at the state level. Click on the information for your state in order to find contact information, as well as grant opportunities that are currently available.

 

AWARDS and CONTESTS

AAPG Foundation Teacher of the Year Award

Amount: $6,000

Deadline: January 31st, 2021 (awarded annually)

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) has promoted geosciences since 1967 by providing funding for a variety of educational and research programs that benefit the geologic profession and the general public.

AAPG presents this award annually to an outstanding K-12 geoscience teacher.

AFCEA STEM Teacher Graduate Scholarships

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: May 31st, 2021 (awarded annually)

The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering competitive based scholarships of $2,500 each to students actively pursuing a graduate degree or credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) subjects at a U.S. school in grades K-12.  The scholarships are made possible by generous contributions from ManTech International and AFCEA International.

To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens and living in the United States. Graduate candidates must be attending an accredited U.S. college or university on-campus and majoring in education for the purpose of teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) subjects in a U.S. school in grades K-12. Graduate-level candidates must be currently taking at least two semester-equivalent classes at an accredited U.S. college or university at the time of application. Current credential and licensure students must have completed a bachelor’s of science degree or graduate degree in a STEM major.  Expected graduation/completion date cannot be in the year the scholarship is awarded. Undergraduate students are ineligible to apply.

ASM's Kishor M. Kulkarni Distinguished High School Teacher Award

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: June 30th, 2021 (awarded annually)

Kishor M. Kulkarni Distinguished High School Teacher Award

Award was established through a generous donation by Dr. Kulkarni (past ASM Trustee) and his family to honor and recognize the accomplishments of a high school science teacher who has demonstrated a significant and sustained impact on pre-college age students.

Candidates must be a full or part-time actively employed high school teacher in the U.S.A. or Canada.

Edward C. Roy Jr., Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching

Amount: $2,500 and $1,000 grant to attend NSTA Conference

Deadline: January 20th, 2021

The purpose of this award is to honor the memory of Dr. Edward C. Roy Jr., who was a past president of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), a professor at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, and a recipient of both the Ian Campbell Medal and the Heroy Distinguished Service Award. He was a lifelong supporter of teachers and students of all ages and served for a number of years as chair of the AGI Education Advisory Committee. The award is designed to recognize one teacher of grades K-8 (or Key Stages 1-3 in the United Kingdom) each year for his or her leadership and innovation in Earth science education.

To be eligible, an applicant must be a full-time U.S. or U.K. classroom teacher who currently provides instruction in Earth science at the K-8 level with all the responsibilities of such a position.

James Madison Graduate Fellowships

Amounts: $24,000

Deadline: March 8th, 2021 (awarded annually)

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year.

2021 Knowles Teaching Fellowship

Amount: see below

Deadline: January 18th, 2021

Knowles seeks Fellowship candidates who have exceptional content knowledge in the area they intend to teach and who also have the capacity and drive to develop the specialized content knowledge needed to carry out the work of teaching. A strong foundation of knowledge in the discipline is a necessary first step for developing the content knowledge needed for teaching; hence we seek candidates who have at least the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the subject(s) they intend to teach, who demonstrate a flexibility within and connectedness across their own understanding of the discipline, who are passionate about the discipline and have a desire to continue to push their own understanding of even basic concepts within the discipline.

Knowles Teaching Fellowships are explicitly designed to support beginning high school teachers; hence we are seeking candidates who are committed to working with adolescents and teaching math or science at the high school level. We do not expect candidates to display a mastery of teaching when they apply. Rather, we are seeking candidates who understand that teaching is highly complex, intellectually challenging work and recognize that, regardless of other experiences they may have had, it will take them considerable time and effort to become outstanding teachers.

To be eligible for a 2021 Knowles Teaching Fellowship, individuals must:

  • have the capacity and determination to commit to teaching as their primary career
  • have earned a degree in a major related to the mathematics or science discipline they intend to teach between 2011 and September 1, 2021
  • have earned or will earn a valid state teaching credential/certificate/license that enables them to teach mathematics or science in grades 9–12 in the United States no earlier than January 1, 2016 and no later than September 1, 2021
  • be entering their first or second year as teacher-of-record during the 2021–2022 academic year

National Association of Biology Teachers: Ecology/Environmental Science Teaching Award

Amount: varies

Deadline: March 15th, 2021 (awarded annually)

The National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) award goes to a secondary school teacher who has developed an innovative approach to teaching ecology/environmental science and shared their commitment to the environment with the community. The awardee receives a one-year NABT membership, Vernier equipment, and $500 to travel to the NABT Professional Development Conference, where the awardee will receive a plaque to honor their work.

NSCF National STEM Scholar Program

Amount: All expenses, including travel costs, materials, mentoring and Challenge Project supplies will be covered by a grant from the National Stem Cell Foundation.

Deadline: February 1st, 2021

Seeking middle school science teachers who:

  • enjoy the creativity in teaching
  • are eager to share ideas with colleagues
  • are excited about networking with peers from across the country
  • would like financial and academic support for great ideas

The National STEM Scholar Program works to inspire the creativity and passion of middle school science teachers, ten of whom will be selected for this prestigious program. The next set of Scholars will be hosted by The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science and The Center for Gifted Studies from May 31 - June 6, 2021 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Applicants must be teachers from the United States who teach science classes a majority of the day in grades 6, 7, and/or 8 and have at least two years of previous experience teaching science. Applications are due February 1.

Scholars will engage in hands-on, minds-on science activities; connect with speakers and thought leaders in STEM education; learn with skilled science educators; and develop a creative Challenge Project for classroom implementation. Each Scholar will receive a Chromebook and funding for Challenge Project supplies and materials.

Shell Science Lab Challenge

Amount: $20,000

Deadline: January 22nd, 2021 (awarded annually)

The annual Shell Science Lab Challenge Competition recognizes outstanding middle and high school programs for their exemplary approaches to science lab instruction utilizing limited school and laboratory resources. The Challenge will showcase the work of teachers, representing their schools, who submit innovative, replicable strategies to deliver quality lab experiences with limited equipment/resources, and award teachers/schools with additional tools, resources, and rich professional development opportunities needed to support high-quality science teaching and strengthen their existing capabilities.

Siemens and Discovery Possibility Grant Sweepstakes

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: April 30th, 2021 (awarded annually)

The Siemens Foundation has invested more than $115 million in the United States to advance workforce development and education initiatives in science, technology, engineering and math. The Siemens Foundation’s mission is inspired by the culture of innovation, research and continuous learning that is the hallmark of Siemens’ companies. Together, the programs at the Siemens Foundation are closing the opportunity gap for young people in the U.S. when it comes to STEM careers, and igniting and sustaining today’s STEM workforce and tomorrow’s scientists and engineers.

Vernier Engineering Contest

Amount: $5,500

Deadline: February 15th, 2021

Vernier Software & Technology is committed to helping educators develop the next generation of engineers and scientists. To show our support, we are announcing the Vernier Engineering Award. This $5,500 award will be presented to one educator (a middle school, high school, or college instructor) who is innovatively using Vernier sensors to introduce engineering concepts or engineering practices to their students.

If you have developed engaging projects that incorporate activities such as reading Vernier sensors with Scratch to introduce coding, using sensors in the engineering design process, controlling digital outputs based on Vernier sensor inputs, or integrating your Vernier sensors with a robotics platform such as LEGO® or Arduino™, we invite you to submit an application.

 

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GRANTS

AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant Program

Amount: $500

Deadline: January 15th, 2021 (awarded annually)

The AIAA Foundation believes that one of the most significant means to inspire and advance the future of Aerospace is to fund grants to meet the unmet and unfunded educational needs of students. Each school year, AIAA awards grants of up to $500 to worthy projects that significantly influence student learning.

ARRL's Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: awarded on a rolling basis

At the request of the family of the late Victor C. Clark, W4KFC, the ARRL Foundation established the Victor C. Clark Foundation Youth Incentive Program, with the objective of providing support for the development of Amateur Radio among high-school age (or younger) youth. Funded by endowment and contributor support, the Program makes mini-grants available to groups that demonstrate serious intent to promote participation in Amateur Radio by youth and enrich the experience of radio amateurs under the age of 18.

ASM's Living in a Material World Grant

Amount: $500

Deadline: May 25th, 2021 (awarded annually)

The ASM Materials Education Foundation awards 20 grants of $500 annually to help K-12 teachers bring the real world of materials science into their classrooms. “Living in a Material World” grants recognize creativity and enhance awareness of materials science and the role that materials play in society. “Material choices are part of the design of all things,” says Outreach Committee Chair, Dr. Julio Maldonado. “Yet, for many students, this part of our world remains mysterious – as unknown to our children as the depths of the ocean.”

Describe a hands-on, curriculum-based K-12 project that involves student observation, teamwork, mathematics, and science skills that enhance student awareness of the everyday materials around them. We encourage you to contact local ASM chapter members for assistance in creating imaginative, original projects that other teachers will want to emulate.

Adopt a Classroom

Amount: varies

Deadline: awarded on a rolling basis

Teachers spend an average of $740 a year of their own money on classroom supplies. Since 1998, Adopt a Classroom has connected donors to teachers with grants, sponsorship, and crowdfunding. They offer a flexible and accountable funding for teachers and schools through our proprietary, easy-to-use fundraising platform.

Air Force Junior ROTC Grant

Amount: $250

Deadline: February 10th, 2021 and October 10th, 2021 (awarded semi-annually)

The Air Force Association offers grants of up to $250 to promote aerospace education in classrooms and Junior ROTC units. Grants can be used for aerospace-related items, such as books and materials, or field trips to an aerospace museum, Air Force base, or other aerospace facility. Classrooms and units can apply every other academic year.

American Electric Power Teacher Vision Grants

Amount: up to $500

Deadline: February 26th, 2021 (awarded annually)

You motivate youth to think creatively, to step into leadership roles and to address the challenges of the future. If adequate funding is all that stands between you and a new classroom adventure, American Electric Power's Teacher Vision Grant program may help. Teachers of pre-K through Grade 12 who live or teach in the AEP service area or in communities with major AEP facilities may apply.

Any project that has an academic focus and a goal to improve student achievement will be considered. AEP has a special interest in science, mathematics, technology, the study of energy and a sustainable environment, and energy efficiency.

Highly regarded projects will incorporate matching funds, community resources, and interdisciplinary or team-teaching projects. We do not fund stipends or meals.

Association of American Educators Classroom Grants

Amount: up to $500

Deadline: March 1st, 2021 and October 1st, 2021 (awarded semi-annually)

Classroom grants are available to all full-time educators who have not received a scholarship or grant from AAE in the past two years. Awards are competitive.

Classroom grants can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials. Funds must be used within one year of the application deadline.

Bayer Fund Educational Grants

Amount: varies

Deadline: February 28th, 2021 and August 31st, 2021 (awarded semi-annually)

Bayer Fund supports communities where our employees live and work by investing in programs in eligible communities around the world. We support general educational programs and programs focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) that offer innovative approaches to teaching or learning and which foster student achievement. We give priority to programs that use evidence-based methodology.

We accept Education applications from invited organizations located in eligible communities during two periods annually. The first period opens January 1 and closes February 28 at 11:59:59pm CT (funding decisions made in May/June). The second period opens July 1 and closes on August 31 at 11:59:59pm CT (funding decisions made in November/December).

Applications to Bayer Fund are by invitation only.

Beckman Coulter Foundation Grant

Amount: varies

Deadline: awarded on a rolling basis

Grant applications are reviewed by the Foundation’s staff on a regular basis. Each request is evaluated to determine its eligibility and conformity to the Beckman Coulter Foundation giving guidelines. All applications are responded to in writing within a 60-90 day period.

Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation Grants

Amount: varies

Deadline: February 1st, 2021 (awarded semi-annually)

The Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation Grants provides environmental and arts education opportunities to children and youth by supporting programs for educators and artists to improve and apply their teaching skills in these subjects and by supporting efforts to advance environmental and arts education programs.

CSX Community Service Grants

Amount: varies

Deadline: awarded on a rolling basis

CSX Community Service Grants assist organizations that make a strong, quantifiable impact on their greater communities. The online application for Community Service Grants is open from Jan. 1 through Dec. 15 each year. Every effort will be made to respond to applications within 30–45 days. Remaining applications are automatically closed after 90 days.

To apply for a CSX Community Service Grant, an organization must qualify under one of the following charitable criteria: 

  • It qualifies by possessing tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as listed in the IRS Master File of organizations conducting activities in the United States.
  • It qualifies as a state, county or municipal government entity, including law enforcement and fire rescue departments, and seeks funding to serve the needs of the community at large.
  • It qualifies as a pre-K–12 school, charter school, community/junior college, or college/university.

Donors Choose

Amount: varies

Deadline: awarded on a rolling basis

DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.

Dreyfus Foundation Educational Grants

Amount: $1,000 to $20,000

Deadline: May 10th, 2021 and November 10th, 2021 (awarded semi-annually)

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation awards grants to organizations for whom a small amount of money can make a big difference.

The Foundation welcomes requests for support from community-based non-profit organizations located in the United States, including museums, cultural, and performing arts programs; schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, programs for youth, seniors, and persons with disabilities; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and their programs.

Duke Energy Foundation Local Impact Grants

Amount: up to $10,000

Deadline: awarded on a rolling basis

The foundation provides K-12 Education and Nature grants to nonprofit organizations that make an impact in communities where the company operates in Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, North Caroline, Ohio, and South Caroline. K-12 grants should advance energy, engineering, and environmental education through student programming or teacher professional development. Grants are made at the district level.

Nature grants should support species conservation, habitat and forest restoration and protection, or water quality, quantity, conservation, and access.

Applications for both programs are accepted year-round. Power for Students of $5,000 or less are also available for after school or enrichment programs.

Frances R. Dewing Foundation Grants

Amount: up to $20,000

Deadline: April 1st, 2021 and October 1st, 2021 (awarded semi-annually)

The FRD Foundation was created on April 4, 1963 by Frances R. Dewing. She received her BA from Wellesley College in 1900 and Ph.D. from Radcliffe College in 1906. The monies of the FRD Foundation are to be used to provide "seed money" for intellectual stimulation of young children.

These grants fund projects or programs focused on early childhood education. Of particular interest are those at new, untried, or unusual educational organizations that aim to introduce new methods for children from age 2 to 6th grade.

The FRD Foundation is a small, non-profit, charitable organization that supports innovative ways of teaching young children. Approximately 20 to 30 grants are made per year.

Fund for Teachers

Amount: $5,000 (for individuals)  or $10,000 (for teams)

Deadline: January 21st, 2021 (awarded annually)

Description: Fund for Teachers is unique in that it awards grants for professional development based on the principle that the teacher is the one who knows what they need to grow as an educator. These grants are self designed and allow teachers to create their own professional development opportunity based on what is most beneficial to their teaching in their own opinions. The Fund for Teachers application External link encourages educators to think about their objectives, motivations and the impact their particular plan of action will have on students.

Kinder Morgan Foundation Education Grants

Amount: $5,000 to $20,000

Deadline: February 1st, 2021, May 1st, 2021, August 1st, 2021, and November 1st, 2021 (awarded quarterly)

The Kinder Morgan Foundation believes that today's youth are tomorrow's leaders, and our mission is to provide them with opportunities to learn and grow. Our goal is to help today's science, math and music students become the engineers, educators and musicians who will support our diverse communities for many years to come. To accomplish this goal, we fund programs that promote the academic and artistic interests of young people in the many cities and towns across North America where Kinder Morgan operates.

The program must serve more than 500 underserved youth in grades K-12 and have a proven track record of success, with a focus on academic programs, including tutoring, and arts education programs.

The Lawrence Foundation Grants

Amount: $5,000 to $10,000

Deadline: April 30th, 2021 and October 31st, 2021 (awarded semi-annually)

The Lawrence Foundation is a private family foundation focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes. The Lawrence Foundation was established in mid-2000. We make both program and operating grants and do not have any geographical restrictions on our grants. Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or other similar organizations are eligible for grants from The Lawrence Foundation, including public schools and libraries.

The foundation makes grants to US based qualified charitable organizations. To date we have funded organizations that address the following areas of interest: 

  • Environment (US headquartered organizations operating programs in the US or elsewhere in the world)
  • Human Services
  • Disaster relief (US headquartered organizations responding to disasters in the US or elsewhere in the world on an occasional basis)
  • Other (US headquartered organizations operating programs in the US or elsewhere in the world).

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams

Amount: up to $10,000

Deadline: June 4th, 2021 (awarded annually)

InvenTeams is Inspiring a new generation of inventors!

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams™ are comprised of high school students, educators, and mentors that receive up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems of their own choosing. STEM educators from the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, and territories of the U.S. may apply. Up to 15 teams nationwide are selected each year as InvenTeam grant recipients.

McCarthey Dressman Teacher Development Grants

Amount: up to $10,000 for 3 years

Deadline: April 15th, 2021 (awarded annually)

The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation believes that continuous, insightful and innovative professional training and growth is crucial to the effectiveness of educators. It is the Foundation’s goal to promote best practices through cooperative and sustained commitment to increased efficacy, improved teaching and active learning. As such, the Foundation values proposals aimed at concurrently boosting student understanding and proficiency and instilling a passion for lifelong learning.

The Teacher Development Grants support 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. Teachers have the opportunity to reflect and write about their projects, as well as to share their results with other teachers. The Foundation awards grants to individuals in amounts up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of $30,000 over three years, provided the eligibility requirements continue to be met.

The Meemic Foundation's PopIn2Win Grant

Amount: varies

Deadline: awarded on a monthly grant cycle

You love the classroom funding assistance you get from grants … but hate all those darn questions you have to complete to apply for funding. And you just don’t have the time it takes to complete some of these grant applications. It sounds like you want a grant that’s not a grant. We invite you to PopIn2Win! It’s The Meemic Foundation’s monthly opportunity to quickly “click-in” to be considered for a valuable resource or tool that will enhance your school or classroom learning for your students!

These grants are available to teachers in Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Applicants must also be Foundation Club members, and membership is free of charge.

The Mikkelson Mathematics and Science Teachers Scholarship Fund

Amount: varies

Deadline: varies

The Mikkelson Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Foundation incorporated in Colorado in October of 1999. The Mikkelson Foundation was established to improve scientific and technical education by providing support for teachers and organizations involved in science and mathematics education, and for students studying science, engineering, and mathematics. The Foundation provides scholarship funds for college students studying math, science, and engineering, and also provides funding for teacher skill improvement programs in mathematics and science.

NEA Foundation Learning and Leadership Grants

Amount: $2,000 or $5,000

Deadline: March 19th, 2021 and December 21st, 2021 (awarded semi-annually)

Description: The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education awards grants that support the professional development of public school teachers and faculty in public institutions of higher education. Grants may fund professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research, mentoring experiences or lesson study. Professional development must improve practice, curriculum and student achievement, and recipients must put professional leadership into practice by sharing what they learn with their colleagues. Grants cannot be used to fund a degree.

NiSource Charitable Foundation Grants

Amount: varies

Deadline: awarded on a rolling basis

NiSource established the NiSource Charitable Foundation, with a mission to help create strong and sustainable communities where our employees and customers live and work.

In close collaboration with NiSource employees and community partners, the foundation seeks opportunities to provide funding and encourage volunteer support for non-profit organizations in the following areas:

  • Economic & Workforce Development: Retention And Attraction Of Job Opportunities; Energy Infrastructure; Community Vitality
  • Environmental Stewardship: Protection and Restoration of Natural Resources, Energy Conservation and Environmental
  • STEM and Energy Education: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Energy Education
  • Safety: Emergency Assistance & Disaster Preparedness, First Aid, Safety Education & Energy Safety
  • Basic Needs & Hardship Assistance: Food, Shelter, Heating Assistance and Social Service

Pets in the Classroom Teacher Grant Program

Amount: varies

Deadline: June 1st, 2021 (awarded annually)

Pets in the Classroom is an educational grant program that provides financial support to teachers to purchase and maintain small animals in the classroom. The program was established by the Pet Care Trust to provide children with an opportunity to interact with pets—an experience that can help to shape their lives for years to come.

PhysicsQuest 

Amount: PhysicsQuest Experiment Kit

Deadline: awarded on a rolling basis

PhysicsQuest experiment kits demonstrate the fun and relevance of science to middle school students as they learn more about the physical world. Each free kit offers activities to build enthusiasm for science and encourage active participation. In 2018, we distributed 20,000 kits to 6th through 9th-grade physical science classes, home school groups, science clubs, and after-school programs across the United States.

On this year’s quest, students will discover Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu’s important contributions to physics, and complete four experiments to learn about:

  • Thermal energy and equilibrium, using hot and cold water.
  • Exothermic and endothermic reactions, using steel wool and vinegar.
  • Thermal insulating properties, using thermal paper.
  • Freezing and melting points, using ice, salt, and sugar.

Please note: PhysicsQuest kits are limited in quantity and available on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be notified by email if you will receive a kit, or if you will be added to the waitlist and contacted next year.

Safer Brand School Garden Grant

Amount: $500

Deadline: June 14th, 2021 (awarded annually)

Safer® Brand offers a yearly grant of $500 to help a school develop and/or maintain an onsite garden. Safer® Brand sees school gardens as a way to bring classmates closer together and unite everyone in a common goal of better health.  Healthy and safe food is what Safer® Brand is all about, and that’s why we make products that are compliant for use in organic gardening to help you and your plants thrive.

ShareSpace Foundation

Amount: Giant Moon Map package or Giant Mars Map package

Deadline: awarded on a rolling basis

Description: This grant provides STEAM educational resources, as well as an opportunity to receive a giant Mars map (25’ x 25’) or a giant Moon map!

SPIE Education Outreach Grants

Amount: up to $5,000

Deadline: February 28th, 2021 (awarded annually)

As part of its education outreach mission, SPIE provides support for optics and photonics related education outreach activities. The award process is competitive; the grant maximum is $5,000 and some proposals may receive partial funding.

The key criterion in evaluating and ranking applications is the potential to increase optics and photonics awareness among students or the larger community.

Qualifying not-for-profit organizations such as universities, optics centers, science centers, primary and secondary schools, youth clubs, industry associations, and international optical societies are eligible for outreach activity support; STEM activities should have an optics or photonics component.

Toshiba America Foundation

Amount: up to $5,000

Deadline: awarded on a rolling basis

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.

Verizon Foundation Grants

Amount: varies

Deadline: awarded on a rolling basis

Verizon’s funding priorities are STEM education for K-12 youth and domestic violence education and prevention for youth, women and older adults. New applications are by invitation only.

Voya Unsung Heroes 

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: April 30th, 2021 (awarded annually)

Are you an educator with a class project that is short on funding but long on potential? Do you know a teacher looking for grant dollars? Voya Unsung Heroes could help turn great ideas into reality for students. Grants are given to K-12 educators utilizing new teaching methods and techniques that improve learning. Each year, 50 finalists are selected to receive a $2,000 grant, payable to both the winning teacher and his or her school. At least one grant is awarded in each of the 50 states, provided at least one qualified application was received from each state. Of the 50 finalists, three are selected for additional financial awards: $25,000 for first place; $10,000 for second place; and $5,000 for third place.

VWR/ Avantor Foundation Grants

Amount: varies

Deadline: awarded on a rolling basis

The VWR/Avantor Foundation is committed to building greater awareness and improvement in Science Education, focusing specifically on K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs that go beyond the textbook. Funds can be used to support professional development programs for teachers, science-related camps for students, and can also be used to support the purchase of supplies and equipment for such programs or for student or teacher scholarships. 

The Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program

Amount: varies

Deadline: awarded on a rolling basis

The Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program enables our company to provide financial support to communities in one or more of our strategic areas of giving. Grants defined as education with a focus on STEM are those used to improve knowledge and literacy with a focus in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math among students, teachers and the general public. Grantees must be located within 50 miles of a Westinghouse site.

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