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The 21st CEF grant program provides financial support for AACPS educators, schools, and offices to fund projects, programs, or initiatives that support student learning. The Foundation solicits applications for classroom support, program enhancements, professional development, and/or special events.
Deadline: April 1, 2018.
Funds: Awards range from plaques to $300 prizes. In addition, first-place winners in grades 4-12 will receive Texas Instruments graphing calculators, and winners in grades 4-6 and their advisers will receive TI-73 Explorer Graphing Calculators. The winners in grades 7-12 and their advisers will receive TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Graphing Calculators.
Eligibility: K-12 students.
Areas: Students may work individually or in teams. For those in the K-3 category, there is no restriction on the size of the team. For other categories, the maximum number of students per team is four. For teams with members from different grade levels, the highest grade determines the entry category.
Description: The American Statistical Association encourages students to participate in the ASA Statistics Poster Competition for Grades K-12. The poster should be a display containing two or more related graphics that summarize a set of data, look at the data from different points of view, and answer specific questions about the data.
Deadline: September 2, 2017.
Funds: Winner will receive a Flashforge Finder FDM 3D Printer and a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. In addition, the winning student’s school will receive a Flashforge Finder FDM 3D Printer and Raspberry Pi 3 Model B units for an entire classroom of up to 30 students.
Eligibility: Students age 13 and older.
Areas: Entrants must use @ microcenter and #RuleTheSchool as their tags when they post their response to the question.
Description: Micro Center solicits applications for the 2017 Micro Center Maker Student Contest. The contest invites students to tweet or post a response to the question “What would you make with a 3D printer and Raspberry Pi?
Contact: See website for online contact orm.
Deadline: January 16, 2018.
Funds: Sparks Grants up to $25,000. Planning Frants up to $50,000. National Forum Grants up to $100,000. Project and Research Grants up to $2 million.
Eligibility: Libraries, including a library or a parent organization, such as a school district, municipality, state agency, or academic institution, that is responsible for the administration of a library.
- Sparks Grants support explorations of new approaches or implementations of existing approaches in new contexts.
- Planning Grants allow project teams to perform preliminary planning activities, such as analyzing needs and feasibility, solidifying partnerships. developing projects work plans, or developing prototypes, proofs of concept, and pilot studies.
- National Forum Grants provide the opportunity to convene qualified groups of experts and key stakeholders, including those from adjacent fields as appropriate, to consider issues or challenges that are important to libraries or archives across the nation.
- Project Grants support fully developed for which needs assessments, partnership development, feasibility analyses, prototyping, and other planning activities have been completed.
- Research Grants involve the investigation of key questions important to library or archival practice.
Description: The institute of Library and Museum Services support projects that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library and archives fields and that have the potential to advance theory and practice. Successful proposals will generate results, such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that will be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment.
Deadline: January 16, 2018
Funds: Planning Grants up to $50,000. National Forum Grants up to $100,000. Research Grants up to $500,000. Project Grants up to $1 million.
Eligibility: Libraries, including a library or a parent organization, such as a school district, municipality, state agency, or academic institution, that is state agency, or academic institution, that is responsible for the administration of a library.
Areas: All applicants must designate one of the following project categories:
- Community Anchors: projects that will increase the capacity of library and archives professionals to support communities through training, educational opportunities, and research.
- National Digital Platform: projects that will increase library and archives professionals’ capacity to create, enhance, and deploy the open source software applications used by libraries and archives.
- Curating Collections: projects that will increase library and archives professionals’ capacity to create, manage, preserve, and provide access to digital library collections across the country.
Contact: Tim Carrigan, senior program officer, (202) 653-4639
Deadline: December 31, 2018.
Funds: Grants up to $5,000.
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations.
Description: The Home Depot Foundation requests applications for the Community Impact Grants program. The program seeks to provide grants and volunteer opportunities to support the renovation, refurbishment, retrofitting, accessibility modifications, and/or weatherization of existing homes, centers, schools, and other similar facilities.
Web: https:// coporate.homedepot.com/grants/community-impact-grants
Deadline: November 10, 2017 and May 10, 2018.
Funds: Grants range from $1,000-$20,000.
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations.
Description: The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation provides support to:
- Museums and cultural and performing arts programs.
- Schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, and programs for youths, seniors, and the handicapped.
- Environmental and wildlife protection activities. Other community-based organizations and their programs.
"Everything changed when I enrolled in the Global Communications and Public Affairs Signature Program my junior year. Through the GCPA program at South River, I developed from a good student into an outstanding student, from a confused teenager into a confident young woman. The class taught me how to handle myself in formal business environments, how to pursue a career that I am passionate about, how to network and create valuable connections, how to go out into the Real World ready for anything it can throw at me."--Juliana Boyle, SRHS Alum
Funds: $1,000 (Min) / $5,000 (Max)
Eligibility: 501 (c)(3) non profit organizations, Public and private schools, and libraries
Description: The purpose of this program is to provide youth with opportunities to learn and grown, thus helping today’s science, math, and music students become the engineers, educators, and musicians who will supports the funding agency’s diverse communities for many years to come. This program funds projects that promote the academic and artistic interests of young people. Projects must benefit only K-12 children.
The program’s focus areas are academic projects, including tutoring, and arts education projects.
Funds must be used for project support only; however, libraries may apply for capital projects.
Eligibility is limited to applicants serving areas where Kinder Morgan operated. Refer to the Eligibility section for additional information.
Contact: Program Staff
Mailing Address: Kinder Morgan Foundation, 370 Van Gordon Street, Lakewood, CO 80228
Contact Notes: Questions should be directed to the program staff.
Applications must be mailed or emailed to the appropriate address provided.
Information regarding the funding agency’s board of directors can be found online at
Deadline: 12/15/2017 (Application)
Eligibility: 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations, Publicly funded service agencies, such as police or fire agencies, Public and private K-12 schools, and Faith-based organizations that benefit children in the community
Description: The purpose of this program is to promote the health and wellness of the children in communities where the funding agency is located by supporting local community organizations that encourage kids to be active in the areas of education, physical activity, nutrition, socializing, and arts. The program will provide funding and gift cards to support students, teams, and programs that provide kids with a smart foundations for healthier lives.
Programs should demonstrate affordability and sustainability, a lasting on the community, and a significant and measurable outcome.
Eligibility is limited to applicants located in communities where the funding agency has a presence. Refer to the Eligibility section for details.
Contact: Program Staff
Agency Address: ALDI, Inc., 1200 N. Kirk Road, Batavia, IL 60510
Eligibility: Local Governments, Non Profits, Schools/School Districts, and State Government
Description: The purpose of this program is to place eligible nonprofit and public agencies in a network to connect them to donors of used computer equipment. Equipment must be used to provide education, rehabilitation, job development, or training services to individuals with disabilities, the economically disadvantaged, or at-risk students. The funding agency encourages applicants to provide computer equipment to eligible individuals who might otherwise not have home access to computers.
Partners in the Cristina Foundation network are not guaranteed immediate placement of donated equipment.
Contact: Program Staff
Mailing Address: National Cristina Foundation, 339 Lea Dr., West Chester, PA 19382
Eligibility: Local Government, Academic Institutions, Non Profits, and Schools/School Districts
Description: The purpose of this program is to support educational efforts, health-related projects, and health-related social service projects. Projects must demonstrate a benefit to the Halliburton Company and its employees, communities, and customers. Strong preference is given to organizations in areas where Halliburton has a significant presence as measured by facilities, employees, and customers. Refer to the Eligibility section for additional information.
Contact: Program Staff (713) 839-4818
Agency Address: Halliburton Foundation, Program Administrator, Plaza 1, 3320T, 3000 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. E, Houston, TX 77032
Deadline: May 15, 2018
Funds: TBA. Previous winners received a $1,500 prize and a trip to Washington, D.C.
Eligibility: Elementary, middle school and secondary history educators.
Areas: The 2018 prize will be awarded to a group, which can be recognized either for excellence in teaching or for an innovative initiative applicable to the entire field.
Description: The American Historical Association requests nominations for the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize. The prize seeks to recognize excellence and innovation in elementary, middle school, and secondary history teaching, including careers contributions and specific initiatives.
Deadline: December 31, 2017.
Funds: Grants range up to $10,000.
Eligibility: Previous grantees that received funds in July 2013 through June 2016.
Description: The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s Special Projects Grants Program provides support in the areas of historic preservation, education, and patriotism.