Grants and Awards
Toshiba America Foundation Grants for Grades 6–12
Toshiba America Foundation offers grants to help teachers implement new and creative ways of teaching STEM subjects in grades 6–12. Educators with innovative ideas, specifically project-based learning proposals, can apply for a grant of up to $5,000 or more than $5,000 to help bring their best new teaching ideas to life.
Application deadlines for grants less than $5,000: September 1 & December 1, 2021
Application deadlines for grants greater than $5,000: November 1, 2021
Toshiba America Foundation Grants for Grades K–5
The Toshiba America Foundation offers grants to support math and science instruction at the K–5 level. Educators with innovative teaching ideas, specifically project-based learning proposals, can be awarded up to $1,000 through this grant. Applications Due: October 1, 2021
Walmart Community Grant Program
Walmart awards annual grants ranging from $250 to $5,000 to a wide variety of community-focused organizations, including K–12 schools. Applications due by December 31, 2021
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
NCTM offers a variety of Mathematics Education Trust grants, scholarships, and awards. Funding ranges from $1,500 to $24,000 and is available to help math teachers, prospective teachers, and other math educators improve the teaching and learning of mathematics. Applications due by November 1, 2021
NEA Foundation Student Success Grants
This grant is available to current members of the National Education Association (NEA), and it supports in-classroom initiatives with the aim of improving student outcomes. The award can fund resources, technology, experiences, and other materials specifically for students. This grant is offered at two levels of funding—either $2,000 or $5,000. Applications due by October 15, 2021
Teachers can apply for up to $1000.00 Applications Accepted Until June 14th!
Purpose: To encourage and support members interested in promoting effective instructional uses of the computer or related-equipment.
Goal: Each project should focus on an instructional use of the computer or related equipment, which has the potential of being replicated in other educational settings.
Digital Wish Grant
Grants aims to help teachers receive funding for technology in their classroom. Through this program, teachers that submit a lesson plan are automatically eligible to be entered to win up to 50 technology grants. Participating teachers can share classroom stories and experiences and Digital Wish Grants will add them to the website. This allows potential donors to make a contribution. Deadline is rolling.
Dollar General Foundation Grants
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation was established in 1993 in honor of Dollar General's co-founder, J.L. Turner, who was functionally illiterate with only a third grade education. He was a farmer's son who dropped out of school when his father was killed in an accident. With determination and hard work, he began what has now become a successful company. Since 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $127 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and schools that have helped more than 7.9 million individuals learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency test, or learn the English language. THE GRANTS: Dollar General Literacy Foundation has five programs to assist with improving literacy - Adult Literacy Grants; Beyond Words; Family Literacy Grants; Summer Reading Grants and Youth Literacy Grants.
Fund For Teachers
Amount: $5,000 to $10,000
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 application encourages educators to think about their objectives, motivations and the impact their particular plan of action will have on students.
Grant Writing For Educators
This self-paced course was developed by the NEA Foundation. The NEA Foundation is a public charity supported by contributions from educator’s dues, corporate sponsors, foundations, and other sources. The NEA Foundation supports student success by helping public school educators work with key partners to build strong systems of shared responsibility.
Meemic Foundation Grants
We offer grants for teachers year-round, exclusively for our Foundation Club Members, for a variety of programs, including:
- Behavior Modification
- Health/Physical Education
- Social Studies
- Special Needs
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Our grants for teachers also provide funding for a variety of projects, including:
- Classroom projects
- Field trips
- School assemblies
- Professional development for educators
Ready to apply for one of our grants for teachers? Fill out our online application to get started.
NEA Foundation Grants
Amount: $2,000 to $5,000
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.
Teacher Awards for Literacy
Recognizing Innovative Projects in Support of Cultivating Literacy and Lifelong Readers:
Awards ranging from $250-$10,000 given yearly
Teachers can apply or be nominated
Travel Grants and Fellowships for Educators
Money is available to help fund teachers’ professional trips. Here are some resources to help you find and apply for grants and fellowships.
Travel the World With Grants Just for Educators
Join a science expedition, take an Arctic cruise or pick up a skill you’ve always wanted to learn. These scholarships for educators can pay for your travel expenses and make you, and your students, richer for the experience.