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Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of April 16, 2018)

Upcoming K–12 Grants

  • Young Scientist Challenge

    Sponsor: Discovery Education and 3M
    Award: $25,000 grand prize; other prizes vary
    Number of Awards: 71 (61 for students, 10 for educators)
    Application Deadline: April 19
  • Social Emotional Learning Innovation Fund

    Sponsor: NoVo Foundation, Education First, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
    Award: Up to $5,000 for teacher grants; up to $25,000 for district grants
    Number of Awards: Not specified (67 teachers and 30 districts won grants last year, representing 12 percent of applicants)
    Application Deadline: April 20
  • Siemens STEM Day

    Sponsor: Discovery Education and Siemens
    Award: $10,000
    Number of Awards: 1
    Application Deadline: April 27
  • ESA Foundation STEM Grant

    Sponsor: Entertainment Software Association Foundation
    Award: Not specified, but suggested upper limit for first-time applicants is $50,000
    Number of Awards: Not specified
    Application Deadline: Letters of inquiry due May 15 (submission period opens April 14)
  • NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants

    Sponsor: National Education Association Foundation
    Award: $2,000 or $5,000
    Number of Awards: Not specified
    Application Deadline: Feb. 1, June 1 and Oct. 15 of each year
  • NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants

    Sponsor: National Education Association Foundation
    Award: $2,000 or $5,000
    Number of Awards: Not specified
    Application Deadline: Feb. 1, June 1 and Oct. 15 of each year
  • Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant Program

    Sponsor: Crayola and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
    Award: $2,500 plus $1,000 in Crayola gear
    Number of Awards: Up to 20 major prizes, plus one Crayola Classpack for every applicant submitting by the early bird deadline
    Application Deadline: June 22 (June 4 for early bird prize)
  • 2018 K-12 IT Makeover Contest

    Sponsor: APC by Schneider Electric
    Award: $10,000 in IT-related equipment upgrades
    Number of Awards: 1
    Application Deadline: June 30
  • American Honda Foundation STEM Grants

    Sponsor: American Honda Foundation
    Award: $20,000 to $75,000
    Number of Awards: Not specified
    Application Deadline: Feb. 1 and Aug. 1 for new organizations; May 1 for returning organizations
  • Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)

    Sponsor: National Science Foundation
    Award: $10 million to $20 million
    Number of Awards: 9–18 total in three categories
    Application Deadline: Aug. 8
  • SparkFun Community Partner Program

    Sponsor: SparkFun
    Award: STEM/STEAM-related prize packages, event and team sponsorships and other types of support
    Number of Awards: Varies
    Application Deadline: Ongoing: third Thursday of each month; awards announced on the last business day of each month
  • Adopt a Classroom

    Deadline: Ongoing
  • Brinker International Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing
  • Brown Rudnick Community Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing
  • Corning Foundation Grants

    Deadline: Ongoing
  • DonorsChoose.org

    Deadline: Ongoing
  • Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Grants


    Deadline: Ongoing
    Award: No more than 10 percent of an organization's annual operating expenses or 25 percent of the total budget for the project being funded; awards have ranged from the hundreds to the millions of dollars.
    Number of Awards: Varies
    Qualification: Project should "directly serve or impact children living in urban poverty, particularly in the areas of education, family economic stability (including microfinance) and childhood health."
  • Naiku Innovative Teacher Grant

    Deadline: Ongoing (approx. 10 awards per month)
  • Sony Grants for Education

    Deadline: Ongoing (grants awarded on a rolling basis)
  • TAF Project-Based Learning Grants for Grades 6–12

    Sponsor: Toshiba America Foundation
    Award: Two categories: Up to $5,000 and more than $5,000
    Number of Awards: Not specified
    Application Deadline: Up to $5,000 awarded on a rolling basis; Feb. 1 deadline for applications for more than $5,000

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