Funding Opportunities

Grants provide an external funding source for schools and specific projects based on a competitive application and AACPS pursues millions of dollars in state and federal funding each year.

Our PDM Department reviews small and large grant opportunities to help interested schools, educators, and staff explore funding opportunities to meet their needs.

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American Historical Association

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 [...]

First Book National Book Bank

Deadline: Rolling. Funds: Unspecified. Eligibility: Eligible applicants are: Libraries with an E-rate of 90 Museums Military family support programs Early Childhood Programs Schools that are eligible for or receiving Title I funding Out-of-School-time Programs Faith-based Organizations Shelters Clinics Head Start Programs USDA Food and Nutrition Programs Federally Qualified Health Centers [...]

National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Deadline: Varies by applicant's location.  See website for list of deadlines. Funds: Complimentary two-year membership in NAGT, award plaque, and $500 in travel funds to attend the Geological Society of American's annual meeting or $500 in classroom improvement funds. Eligibility: Any teacher or other K-12 educator who covers a significant amount [...]

General Mills

Deadline:  January 1, 2018 Funds:  Five $100,000 grand prizes.  Additional prizes range from $100 - $10,000. Eligibility:  K-8 schools. Description: General Mills Big G cereals announce an instant win game for a chance to win $1 million eBoxTops for schools. Areas: To participate, schools must be enrolled in the General Mills Box Tops for [...]

National Science Teachers Association

Funder: National Science Teachers Association Available Funds: Varies by award Deadline: Varies by award Summary: Sponsorships for the NSTA Awards help support the science educators and their science educational programs, professional development, and proactive efforts in the science education field. See all the opportunities at their website. Website: http://www.nsta.org/about/awards.aspx      

ALDI

Deadline: Rolling. Funds: Grants range from $100 - $5,000. Eligibility: Communities within geographic areas where ALDI has stores, offices or warehouses, and conducts business.  See website for searchable database. Description: ALDI solicits applications for the ALDI Smart Kids Program.  The program provides funding and gift cards to organizations that promote kids being active and [...]

ALDI, Inc.

Deadline: 12/15/2017 (Application) Funds: Unspecified 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 [...]

The Fender Music Foundation

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 [...]

The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation

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: [...]

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

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 [...]

ALDI

Deadline: Rolling. Funds: Grants range from $100 - $5,000. Eligibility: Communities within geographic areas where ALDI has stores, offices or warehouses, and conducts business.  See website for searchable database. Description: ALDI solicits applications for the ALDI Smart Kids Program.  The program provides funding and gift cards to organizations that promote kids being active and [...]

Pitch In For Baseball

Deadline: Ongoing. Funds: In-Kind donations of gloves, bats, balls, bases, catcher's gear, and uniforms. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations and school-based programs. Areas:  Proposed projects must serve economically disadvantaged kids (18 and under). Description: Pitch In For Baseball seeks applicants for its equipment grants program.  The program seeks to give kids the joy of baseball and softball. [...]

Hopey’s Heart Foundation

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, [...]

PHIT America

Deadline: TBA. Funds: Grants range from $1,000 - $5,000. Eligibility: Elementary Schools. Areas:  To apply, schools must indicate the need of their students to develop their motor skills, reduce obesity, and increase physical literacy and fitness Funds may be used for equipment, facilities, professional development for adults, and programs that increase students' [...]

California Casualty

Deadline: January 15, 2017 (if submitted after deadline will be considered for next school year) Funds: Grants range from $1,000 - $3,000 Eligibility: Public middle and high schools in all states except Alaska, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, and Wisconsin. Applicant must be a current member, or referred by a current member, of [...]

Jackson Charitable Foundation

Deadline: December 14, 2017. Funds: Winning school receives $10,000. A $1,000 grant is awarded to a charity of the winning school's choice. In addition, the winning school will receive a fun financial literacy event at their school and will enter the running to spend time with children's educational media expert [...]

AFCEA Educational Foundation

Deadline: April 20, 2018. Funds: Grants range from $2,500 - $5,000. Eligibility: Graduate students attending an accredited U.S. college or university on-campus and majoring in secondary education for the purpose of teaching STEM subjects in a U.S. school in grades K-12. Areas: Expected graduation or completion date cannot be in the [...]

The NEA Foundation

Deadline: February 1, 2018. Funds: Grants are awarded in amounts of $2,000 and $5,000. Eligibility:  U.S. teachers, counselors, and education support professionals employed by a public school, including public higher education institutions. Applicants must be current member of the NEA. Areas:  The foundation gives preference to projects that incorporate STEM and/or global learning.  [...]

Ezra Jack Keats (EJK) Foundation

Deadline: March 31, 2018. Funds: up to $500. Eligibility: Public Schools, Public Libraries, Public preschool programs, including Head Start Programs. Description: The purpose of this program is to support arts and literacy activities in public schools and libraries.  This program funds creative and innovative projects serving students from preschool to grade 12 that will [...]

21st Century Education Foundation Grant Fund

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.

Micro Center

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 [...]

National Cristina Foundation

Deadline: Rolling Funds: Unspecified 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, [...]

Walmart Community Grant Program

Funder: Walmart Available Funds: Awarded grants range from $250 to $2,500. Deadline(s): December, 31, 2017 Summary: Walmart believes in operating globally and giving back locally – creating impact in the neighborhoods where we live and work. Through the Community Grant Program, our associates are proud to support the needs of their [...]

Educators of America

Deadline: Rolling. Funds: Varies by Request. Eligibility: K-12 Educators. Areas:  Applicants are asked to be as specific as possible when filling out the application, including what technological resources they're requesting, how they will be used, and what long-term strategy will be employed to ultimately increase student achievement and technology integration. [...]

Sony USA Foundation

Deadline: Rolling. Funds: Varies, but previous grants have ranged from $500 - $62,000. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations. Description: The Sony USA Foundation provides support in the areas of arts, culture, technology, and the environment, with a particular emphasis on education each of those areas. Contact:  Sony USA Foundation Inc., Attn: Communications and Public [...]

ALDI

Deadline: Rolling. Funds: Grants range from $100 - $5,000. Eligibility: Communities within geographic areas where ALDI has stores, offices or warehouses, and conducts business.  See website for searchable database. Description: ALDI solicits applications for the ALDI Smart Kids Program.  The program provides funding and gift cards to organizations that promote kids being active and [...]

Ezra Jack Keats (EJK) Foundation

Deadline: March 31, 2018. Funds: up to $500. Eligibility: Public Schools, Public Libraries, Public preschool programs, including Head Start Programs. Description: The purpose of this program is to support arts and literacy activities in public schools and libraries.  This program funds creative and innovative projects serving students from preschool to grade 12 that will [...]

Halliburton Foundation

Deadline: Rolling Funds: Unspecified 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 [...]

The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation

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: [...]

The WaWa Foundation

Deadline: ongoing for letters of inquiry. Funds: Grants up to $2,500.  The Foundation also makes in-kind product donations. Description:  The WaWa Foundation provides support in the ares of health, hunger, and everyday heroes. Contact:  The WaWa Foundation, 260 W. Baltimore Pike, WaWa, PA 19063. Email: online email form located on [...]

TREE Fund

Deadline: April 1, 2018. Funds: Grants range from $1,000 - $5,000. Eligibility: Nonprofit, charitable, municipal, and educational organizations. Description: The TREE fund solicits applications for the Arboriculture Education Grant Program.  The program supports the development of unique, creative, or innovative educational programs and materials to foster interest in the enthusiasm [...]

The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation

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: [...]

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Deadline: Rolling. Funds: There is no dollar amount limitation  for a request for support. Eligibility: Non-Profit organizations.   Description: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. requests applications for its Community Grants program.  The program seeks to: Promote safe mobility to make communities stronger. Inspire people to reach their potential in school and [...]

Nicodemus Wilderness Project

Deadline: December 31, 2017. Funds: $1,750 awards. Eligibility: School and community groups, especially those working with at-risk and disadvantaged youths. Description: The Nicodemus Wilderness Project seeks applications for the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative.  The initiative seeks to: Elevate youths into leadership roles by engaging them in environmental cleanup and conservation projects. Empower young [...]

Sunoco Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing for letter of inquiry. Funds: Grants in 2015 ranged from $500 - $500,000. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations. Description: The Sunoco Foundation provides support in the following three areas: Fueling Minds:  to education and develop skills for the workforce. Fueling the Planet:  to promote environmental stewardship and responsibility. Fueling Communities:  to make them [...]

U.S. Apple Association – URGENT DEADLINE

Deadline: November 30, 2017. Funds: Two $5,000 grants and one $10,000. Eligibility: K-12 schools. Description: The U.S. Apple Association and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture seek participants for the Apples4Ed initiative. The initiative seeks to help schools bring healthy snacking programs to their campuses. Contact: See website for online contact form. Email: education@afa.org [...]

ALDI

Deadline: Rolling. Funds: Grants range from $100 - $5,000. Eligibility: Communities within geographic areas where ALDI has stores, offices or warehouses, and conducts business.  See website for searchable database. Description: ALDI solicits applications for the ALDI Smart Kids Program.  The program provides funding and gift cards to organizations that promote kids being active and [...]

ALDI, Inc.

Deadline: 12/15/2017 (Application) Funds: Unspecified 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 [...]

The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation

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: [...]

Hopey’s Heart Foundation

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, [...]

Kinder Morgan Foundation

Deadline: Rolling 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 [...]

The Fender Music Foundation

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 [...]

SpreadMusicNow

Deadline:  Rolling. Funds: Unspecified. Eligibility: Academic Institutions, Non-Profits, Schools/School Districts. Description:  The purpose of this program is to fund music programs that foster continual learning and put students on a clear path to college, career, and life success.  Through this program, the funding agency seeks to modernize music education initiatives [...]

Jackson Charitable Foundation

Deadline: December 14, 2017. Funds: Winning school receives $10,000. A $1,000 grant is awarded to a charity of the winning school's choice. In addition, the winning school will receive a fun financial literacy event at their school and will enter the running to spend time with children's educational media expert [...]

The NEA Foundation

Deadline: February 1, 2018. Funds: Grants are awarded in amounts of $2,000 and $5,000. Eligibility:  U.S. teachers, counselors, and education support professionals employed by a public school, including public higher education institutions. Applicants must be current member of the NEA. Areas:  The foundation gives preference to projects that incorporate STEM and/or global learning.  [...]

21st Century Education Foundation Grant Fund

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.

The Home Depot Foundation

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 [...]

National Cristina Foundation

Deadline: Rolling Funds: Unspecified 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, [...]

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

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 [...]

National Science Teachers Association

Funder: National Science Teachers Association Available Funds: Varies by award Deadline: Varies by award Summary: Sponsorships for the NSTA Awards help support the science educators and their science educational programs, professional development, and proactive efforts in the science education field. See all the opportunities at their website. Website: http://www.nsta.org/about/awards.aspx      

NEA Foundation Learning and Leadership Grants

Funder: The NEA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the National Education Association, is a public charity supported by contributions from educators' dues, corporate sponsors, and others. The foundation supports student success by helping public school educators work with key partners to build strong systems of shared responsibility. Deadline: Oct 15, Feb [...]

FY 2018 National Leadership Grants for Libraries (IMLS)

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 [...]

FY 2018 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (IMLS)

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 [...]

Walmart Community Grant Program

Funder: Walmart Available Funds: Awarded grants range from $250 to $2,500. Deadline(s): December, 31, 2017 Summary: Walmart believes in operating globally and giving back locally – creating impact in the neighborhoods where we live and work. Through the Community Grant Program, our associates are proud to support the needs of their [...]

First Book National Book Bank

Deadline: Rolling. Funds: Unspecified. Eligibility: Eligible applicants are: Libraries with an E-rate of 90 Museums Military family support programs Early Childhood Programs Schools that are eligible for or receiving Title I funding Out-of-School-time Programs Faith-based Organizations Shelters Clinics Head Start Programs USDA Food and Nutrition Programs Federally Qualified Health Centers [...]

Helping Teachers Teach

Funder: Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce Foundation (NAACCC) Available Funds: $500 Available Grants: Classroom Support Deadline: Ongoing Summary: The NAACCC Foundation, Inc. raises and grants funds to support Grants to teachers for use in their classrooms.  For more information about this opportunity and to apply click here.

Air Force Association

Deadline: December 15, 2017. Funds: Grants up to $500. Eligibility: K-12 schools. Description: The program encourages development of innovative aerospace activities within the prescribed curriculum. Acceptable activities may include, but are not limited to, the following: Classroom science supplies. Science and Technology software for K-12 use. Science manipulatives. Supplies for [...]

Motorola Solutions Foundation

Deadline: Applications accepted from January through February, 2018. Funds: Grants range up to $50,000. Eligibility: Elementary, secondary, and postsecondary schools. High priority will be place on middle school through university programs. Areas: Proposed programs should: Engage students in innovative, hands-on technology and engineering activities, such as coding, programming, and robotics. [...]

AFCEA Educational Foundation

Deadline: April 20, 2018. Funds: Grants range from $2,500 - $5,000. Eligibility: Graduate students attending an accredited U.S. college or university on-campus and majoring in secondary education for the purpose of teaching STEM subjects in a U.S. school in grades K-12. Areas: Expected graduation or completion date cannot be in the [...]

National Science Teachers Association

Deadline: December 13, 2017 for initial registration. Funds: Awards range from honorable mentions to $5,000 savings bonds. Eligibility: Students in grades 6-9. Each team must have one team advisor.  The advisor must be at least 21 years old, and can be a teacher, parent, sports coach, club leader, or any [...]

The NEA Foundation

Deadline: February 1, 2018. Funds: Grants are awarded in amounts of $2,000 and $5,000. Eligibility:  U.S. teachers, counselors, and education support professionals employed by a public school, including public higher education institutions. Applicants must be current member of the NEA. Areas:  The foundation gives preference to projects that incorporate STEM and/or global learning.  [...]

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U.S. Apple Association – URGENT DEADLINE

Deadline: November 30, 2017. Funds: Two $5,000 grants and one $10,000. Eligibility: K-12 schools. Description: The U.S. Apple Association and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture seek participants for the Apples4Ed initiative. The initiative seeks to help [...]

ALDI

Deadline: Rolling. Funds: Grants range from $100 - $5,000. Eligibility: Communities within geographic areas where ALDI has stores, offices or warehouses, and conducts business.  See website for searchable database. Description: ALDI solicits applications for the ALDI Smart Kids Program.  [...]

Air Force Association

Deadline: December 15, 2017. Funds: Grants up to $500. Eligibility: K-12 schools. Description: The program encourages development of innovative aerospace activities within the prescribed curriculum. Acceptable activities may include, but are not limited to, the [...]

Jackson Charitable Foundation

Deadline: December 14, 2017. Funds: Winning school receives $10,000. A $1,000 grant is awarded to a charity of the winning school's choice. In addition, the winning school will receive a fun financial literacy event at [...]

Motorola Solutions Foundation

Deadline: Applications accepted from January through February, 2018. Funds: Grants range up to $50,000. Eligibility: Elementary, secondary, and postsecondary schools. High priority will be place on middle school through university programs. Areas: Proposed programs should: [...]

AFCEA Educational Foundation

Deadline: April 20, 2018. Funds: Grants range from $2,500 - $5,000. Eligibility: Graduate students attending an accredited U.S. college or university on-campus and majoring in secondary education for the purpose of teaching STEM subjects in a [...]

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