About Lauren Grey-Hawkins

Lauren is the Business and Communication Specialist for the Division of Partnerships, Development, and Marketing.

Nellie Mae Education Foundation

July 5th, 2017|Grant Opportunities, Professional Development|

Deadline: July 31, 2017

Funds: Varies by request. Applicants are encouraged to apply for funding for up to 20 months.

Eligibility: Schools and district.

Areas: Research questions addressed by this projects should include:

  • What teacher leadership programs exist that support and develop teachers to take new and varied leadership roles in their schools or districts?
  • What are the system-level impacts that occur as a result of teacher participation in these promising programs, including the effects on student outcomes in each teacher’s classroom?

Description: The Nellie Mae Education Foundation requests proposals for the Research and Analysis of Teacher Leadership grant program.

The program seeks to identify promising programs and initiatives that support and develop teachers to take on new and varied leadership roles in their schools and districts, and it seeks to examine the system-level impacts that occurs as a result of teacher participation.

Email: scheney@nmefoundation.org

Web: www.nmefoundation.org/grants/grant-opportunities

American Historical Association

July 5th, 2017|Awards, Grant Opportunities|

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.

Email: awards@historians.org

Web: www.historians.org/awards-and-grants/awards-and-prizes/beveridge-family-teaching-prize

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

July 5th, 2017|Grant Opportunities, Other Resources|

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.

Email: dargrants@dar.org

Web: www.dar.org/national-society/special-projects-grants

Clif Bar Family Foundation

July 5th, 2017|Community Engagement, Environment, Grant Opportunities|

Deadline: October 1, 2017

Funds: Average grant is $7,000.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations.

Areas: Proposed projects must:

  • Operate with clearly defined objectives and viable plans to achieve them.
  • Demonstrate strong community ties and operate at the community level.
  • Promote positive change through both the projects and their implementation process.

Description: The Clif Bar Family Foundation’s Small Grant Program provides support to:

  • Protect Earth’s beauty and bounty.
  • Create a robust, healthy food system.
  • Increase opportunities for outdoor activity.
  • Reduce environmental health hazards.
  • Build stronger communities.

Email: familyfoundation@clifbar.com

Web: http://clifbarfamilyfoundation.org/Grants-Programs/Small-Grants

The Fender Music Foundation

July 5th, 2017|Grant Opportunities, Music, The Arts|

Deadline: Rolling

Funds: Unspecified

Eligibility: Non Profits and Schools/School Districts

Description: The purpose of this program is to provide musical instruments and equipment for music instruction programs. Awarded items will be lightly used, blemished, or otherwise imperfect, and will have been collected from manufacturers and retailers. Awarded items may include acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars , and the equipment necessary to play these instruments. In addition, traditional string instruments, woodwind instruments, brass instruments, percussion instruments, keyboards, and voice equipment.

To qualify for the program, participants must be learning how to make music. Participants may be of any age.

Programs needing support must fit into one of the following categories:

  • In-school music classes, in which the students make music
  • After-school music programs that are not run by the school
  • Community music programs that offer music instruction to community members
  • Music therapy programs, in which the participants make the music

Programs must also meet the following requirements:

  • No individual may be denied participation based on musical ability.
  • If participants are charged fees, these fees must be considerably less than the fair market value.
  • The program has been functioning smoothly for at least one year.
  • Each program participant must receive music instruction at lease once a week for at least eight months per year.
  • Applicants must demonstrate that with or without the award, programs will exist for the foreseeable future.

Contact: The Fender Music Foundation P.O. Box 67 Agoura Hills, CA 91376

(818) 706-8742

Email: fendermusicfoundationgrants@gmail.com

Web: www.fendermusicfoundation.org/who-we-are/board-of-directors

The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation

July 5th, 2017|Community Engagement, Environment, Grant Opportunities, Health/Nutrition, The Arts|

Deadline: 12/03/2017

Funds: Unspecified

Eligibility: Academic Institutions, Non Profits, and Schools/School Districts

Description: The purpose of this program is to make a critical difference on the planet and respect and ever-changing world through support of projects addressing art, community, education, environment, and health care, and/or peace.

Previously supported projects include:

  • Food truck to provide nutritional meals to children living in food insecure households
  • Operating support for a low-income AIDS ministry
  • Rehabilitative programming for girls in the juvenile justice system
  • Child care for low-income and homeless children
  • Youth Literacy
  • Housing for individuals with HIV who are housing insecure
  • Establishing a national network focused on protecting open land for houses and equine-related activities
  • Women’s shelter program
  • Empowering youth through radio programs

Agency Address: The Dudley T, Dougherty Foundation Center, San Diego Ranch                                            U.S. Highway 181N P.O. Boc 4310 Beeville, TX 78104

Email: contact@dudleydoughertyfoundation.org

Web: dudleytdoughertyfoundation.org/grant_request_form


Hopey’s Heart Foundation

July 5th, 2017|Athletic Programs, Grant Opportunities, Health/Nutrition|

Deadline: Rolling

Funds: Unspecified

Eligibility: Local Government, Non Profits, Other, Schools/School Districts and State Government

Description: The purpose of this program is to prevent sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) from claiming the lives of promising student athletes and to improve sports safety by raising awareness of SCA. To support this goal, this program provides automated external defibrillators (AEDs), health education, and medical equipment for the prevention of heart and other injuries among student and amateur athletes in schools and community and recreational centers.

Agency Address: HopeyÂ’s Heart Foundation P.O. Box 340551 Jamaica, NY 11434

(347) 330-3045

Email: info@hopeysheart.org

Web: www.hopeysheart.org

National Education Association (NEA)

July 5th, 2017|Grant Opportunities, Other Resources|

Deadline: 9/15/2017

Funds: Unspecified

Eligibility: Academic Institutions, Consortia, Non profits, and Schools/School Districts

Description: The purpose of this program is to change and further policy and practice that respect, grow, and improve the education professions and put educators and unions in the lead for promoting and protection quality educational practiced and quality educators. Supported projects must focus on several key education profession levers that can serve as fundamental change catalysts in an educator’s career practice and support the role of the union/educators in leadership. These areas are further detailed on pages 3-8 of the NOFA file and include:

  • Family/community partnerships: fostering comprehensive school reform by developing, implementing, or supporting programs that engage communities of color or at-risk communities in improving the educational attainment of children of color underserved youth in economically deprived communities
  • Leading the education professions: supporting affiliate engagement in programs and activities designed to improve student learning by supporting, developing, and nurturing high-quality teaching practice
  • Actionable research, policy, and practice for Great Public Schools: supporting state- and local-level efforts to shape or strengthen the critical factors necessary to achieve Great Public Schools and empower members to lead their profession
  • Using research to inform advocacy and practice: enhancing state affiliate capacity by providing full access to the materials produced by the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice

Funds are intended to develop and promote policy and practice that:

  • Define a quality education profession
  • Incubate sound practice and gather key learning that benefits student learning
  • Define national, state, and district policy that supports the advancement of Great Public Schools

Agency Address: National Education Association 1201 16th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20036-3290

Email: CGPS-PF@nea.org

Web: www.nea.org/home

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

July 5th, 2017|Grant Opportunities, Health/Nutrition, The Arts|

Deadline: Rolling

Funds: Unspecified

Eligibility: Local Government, Non Profits, Schools/School Districts

Description: The purpose of this program is to support local community and national causes that align with the charitable tenets of the funding agency. Specifically, this program will support projects in the areas of:

  • Arts and education
  • Health and wellness
  • Military support

Agency Address: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, 5555 Darrow Road Hudson, OH 44236

Web: http://www.joann.com/givinglp.html

IECA Foundation

July 5th, 2017|Athletic Programs, Grant Opportunities, Health/Nutrition|

Deadline: 10/31/2017

Funds: Unspecified

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations, schools, and other educational institutions. Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) or 509(a) status are eligible.

Description: The purpose of this program is to help children and young adults receive the best possible education by supporting underserved students as they make educational choices. Funded projects should directly serve students. Projects may serve students of all ages and grades, through college and graduate study, as well as students with therapeutic needs. The funding agency aims to support projects where awards will make a meaningful difference to the success of the project.

Previously supported educational projects include:

  • An after-school youth development program that uses the sport of squash, in combination with academic tutoring, literacy development, fitness education, community service, and mentoring, to help underserved youth get on a college track
  • A Saturday elective program, where 11th and 12th graders participate in non-traditional, college-style courses
  • A youth-oriented tolerance museum program addressing anti-bullying, diversity appreciation, empathy and respect for all individuals, victim empowerment, upstander behavior, and conflict resolution
  • Equine therapy for individuals with special needs

Mailing Address: IECA Foundation, 3251 Old Lee Highway, Suite 510 Fairfax, Va 22030-1504

Email: info@iecafoundation.org

Web: www.iecafoundation.org/board.html

Windgate Charitable Foundation

July 5th, 2017|Grant Opportunities, The Arts|

Deadline: Rolling

Funds: Unspecified

Eligibility: Academic Institutions, Non Profits, Schools/School Districts, Tribal Organizations/Institutions

Description: The purpose of this program is to support initiatives focused on visual arts, arts and crafts, and art history preservation efforts, as well as the development and support of art instructional projects. Projects that show promise of developing children and youth into moral, productive, and human citizens and committed family members are encouraged. The provision of program support over capital funding is strongly preferred by the funding agency.

Projects which serve the established charitable purposes of the funding agency will be supported. Educational organization applicants may request funding support of scholarships and effective instructional programs.

The funding agency prefers projects of its own initiative rather than funding unsolicited awards.

Agency Address: Windgate Charitable Foundation P.O. Box 826 Siloam Springs, AR 72761

(479) 0524-9829

Email: contact@windgatefoundation.org

Web: windgatefoundation.org

American Library Association

July 5th, 2017|Awards, Grant Opportunities, School & Classroom Libraries|

Deadline: September 18, 2017

Funds: Up to 10 winners will receive a $5,000 prize, a plaque, and a travel stipend to attend an awards reception in New York hosted by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Eligibility: Librarians working in public, school, community college, and university libraries.

Description: The American Library Association requests nominations for the 2017 I Love My Librarian Award.

The award seeks to highlight the transformative contributions of the nation’s librarians.

Email: lsimon@ala.org

Web: www.ilovelibraries.org/lovemylibrarian/home


The Annie E. Casey Foundation

July 5th, 2017|Community Engagement, Grant Opportunities|

Deadline: August 4, 2017

Funds: Matching grants up to $150,000.

Eligibility: Communities with a population of at least 100,000 residents.

Description: The Annie E. Casey Foundation invites proposals from localities interested in becoming new Evidence2Success communities.

The foundation seeks to assist state and city leaders to work with low-income communities to invest in proven programs that benefit children’s health and development and lead to improved population outcomes.

Contact: The Annie E, Casey Foundation, 701 St. Paul ST., Baltimore, MD 21202; (410) 547-6600

Email: mjohnson@aecf.org

Web: www.aecf.org/m/blogdoc/Evidence2Success-RequestforProposals-2017.pdf


National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

June 29th, 2017|Grant Opportunities, Professional Development, STEM|

Deadline: November 3, 2017

Funds: Grants up to $3,200.

Eligibility: Teachers of grades 9-12.

Areas: Primary emphasis is placed on appropriate mathematics content courses. Mathematics education courses may also qualify if a suitable rationale is provided by applicant.

Description: The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics solicits applicants for the Mathematics Graduate Course Work Scholarships for Grades 9-12 Teachers.

The scholarships provide financial support for improving teachers’ understanding of mathematics by completing graduate course work in mathematics.

Email: nctm@nctm.org

Web: http://www.nctm.org/Grants-and-Awards/Grants/Mathematics-Graduate-Course-Work-Scholarships-for-Grades-9%E2%80%9312-Teachers/


“I believe it was teaching that chose me, not the other way around.”

June 26th, 2017|Our AACPS Stories, Our Alumni, Our Employees, Uncategorized|

"When I found the AVID program, I knew unequivocally that AACPS had been the right choice for me; more than that, it was where I was meant to be....This is where I believe I found my true calling. My true WHY I got into this profession in the first place."--Alexis Pogonowski, AVID Teacher Specialist