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 [...]

American Library Association

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 [...]

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 YoungArts Foundation

Deadline: October 13, 2017. Funds: Winners receive: Awards up to $10,000. The chance to take master classes with accomplished artists. Eligibility for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. A lifetime of mentoring and professional support. National recognition. Eligibility: Young artists in grades 10-12 or ages 15-18 by Dec, 1. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Windgate Charitable Foundation

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

IECA Foundation

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 [...]

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' [...]

U.S. Soccer Foundation

Deadline: Sept. 29 for letters of interest, and Oct. 6 for full proposals. Funds: Grants range up to $50,000. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations. Applicant must own or hold at least a 10-year lease on the field space. Description:  The U.S. Soccer Foundation requests applications for the Safe Places to Play grant program. The [...]

USA Archery

Deadline: April 3 and August 14, 2017. Funds: Grants up to $2,000. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations. Description: USA Archery solicits applications for the Ann Hoyt/Jim Easton JOAD Grant program.  The program provides Junior Olympic Archery Development clubs with funding for items, such as target butts, stands, archery equipment, general supplies, and coaching [...]

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 [...]

Lakeshore Learning Materials

Deadline: July 24, 2017. Funds: Grand prizewinner receives a $15,000 classroom makeover, and three runners-up will receive a $500 Lakeshore e-gift card. Eligibility: Teachers of preK-2 grade. Areas:  To enter, applicants are asked to submit an essay describing their teaching style and why their classroom needs a makeover.  Entries will be [...]

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Deadline: Rolling for letters of inquiry. Funds: Varies by request. Eligibility: Charitable, educational, and governmental organizations. Areas:  Funding is available for: Advancing afterschool programs that increase access to quality educational opportunities for all children. Graduating high school programs that work to increase high school graduation and college-and career-readiness outcomes for youth. [...]

National Science Teachers Association

Deadline: December, 15, 2017. Funds: Winner receives $10,000.  In addition, the recipient and the two finalists each receive and all-expense-paid trip to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education.  Ten semifinalists will receive certificates of distinction. Eligibility: Nominees must be classroom teachers whose responsibilities include teaching science, and they must [...]

Staples, Inc.

Deadline: Rolling. Funds: Grants up to $25,000. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations. Areas:  Before submitting a grant proposal, potential applicants must be nominated by a local Staples associate. Description:  Staples, Inc. provides funding for nonprofit organizations focused on education or job skills.  Grants support a range of education and job skills programs, such [...]

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. [...]

“From Failure to Promise”

Deadline: July 31, 2017. Funds: $500. Eligibility: K-12 Educators and youth group leaders associated with the following types of organizations: Community-Based Organizations Libraries Schools Description: The purpose of this program is to motivate, energize, and catapult K-12 students and youth in reaching their full potential in the subject areas of literacy, math, science, and [...]

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 [...]

Educators of America Technology Grant

Funder: Educator of America Technology Grant Available Funds: Unspecified Deadline: Rolling Summary: Educators of America are driven to not only supply teachers and educators with the classroom technology they need, but also train them to use it in the most effective ways possible. If you are a teacher that is in need [...]

Clif Bar Family Foundation

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 [...]

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 Annie E. Casey Foundation

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 [...]

Cross Charitable Foundation

Deadline: 9/15/2017. Funds: Unspecified. Eligibility: Local Government, Academic Institutions, Native American Tribe, Non-Profits, Other, Private Sector, Schools/School Districts, State Government, Tribal Organizations/Institutions Eligible applicants include organizations that: Promoting education to enable youth to become productive, contributing members of society Are actively engaged in assisting the homeless and the oppressed Are [...]

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 [...]

Clif Bar Family Foundation

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 [...]

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: [...]

Cross Charitable Foundation

Deadline: 9/15/2017. Funds: Unspecified. Eligibility: Local Government, Academic Institutions, Native American Tribe, Non-Profits, Other, Private Sector, Schools/School Districts, State Government, Tribal Organizations/Institutions Eligible applicants include organizations that: Promoting education to enable youth to become productive, contributing members of society Are actively engaged in assisting the homeless and the oppressed Are [...]

Project Learning Tree

Deadline: September 30,  2017. Funds: Grants up to $1,000. Eligibility: Schools and nonprofit organizations.  Applicants must have attended a PLT workshop, either in-person or online, that provides training, lesson plans, and other resources to help integrate these projects and environmental education into their curriculum or youth programs. Areas:  Funds can be used [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

IECA Foundation

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

National YoungArts Foundation

Deadline: October 13, 2017. Funds: Winners receive: Awards up to $10,000. The chance to take master classes with accomplished artists. Eligibility for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. A lifetime of mentoring and professional support. National recognition. Eligibility: Young artists in grades 10-12 or ages 15-18 by Dec, 1. [...]

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

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

National Education Association (NEA)

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 [...]

Lakeshore Learning Materials

Deadline: July 24, 2017. Funds: Grand prizewinner receives a $15,000 classroom makeover, and three runners-up will receive a $500 Lakeshore e-gift card. Eligibility: Teachers of preK-2 grade. Areas:  To enter, applicants are asked to submit an essay describing their teaching style and why their classroom needs a makeover.  Entries will be [...]

RPM Foundation

Deadline: December 8, 2017. Funds: The average grant is $10,000. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. Description:  The RPM Foundation supports those teaching hands-on education and teaching young people the specialized skills and knowledge needed to maintain cars and boats. Contact:  RPM Foundation, Attn:  Administrative Coordinator, 2702 E. D St., Tacoma, WA 98421; [...]

Staples, Inc.

Deadline: Rolling. Funds: Grants up to $25,000. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations. Areas:  Before submitting a grant proposal, potential applicants must be nominated by a local Staples associate. Description:  Staples, Inc. provides funding for nonprofit organizations focused on education or job skills.  Grants support a range of education and job skills programs, such [...]

Nellie Mae Education Foundation

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

American Library Association

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 [...]

Scholastic

Deadline: September 8, 2017. Funds: Recognition and a Scholastic party kit. Eligibility: K-12 schools, nonprofit organizations, and libraries. Areas:  To participate, students log their reading minutes online.  At the end of the summer, the school in each U.S. state, territory, and in the District of Columbia that has logged the most reading [...]

Scholastic Reading Book Club

Deadline: Weekly until July 31, 2017. Funds: $500 grants. Winners also receive 500 bonus points from the Scholastic Reading Club. Eligibility: Teachers of PreK-12. Areas:  Funds are intended to help teachers build their classroom libraries.  A total of 3,500 teachers and classrooms will be selected to win. Description:  The Scholastic Reading [...]

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 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

Deadline: December 15, 2017. Funds: Each awardee will receive a $2,500 grant for their classroom or program, up to $1,000 paid travel expenses to attend the NSTA national conference on science education, mentoring with a DuPont Pioneer scientist, classroom resources from DuPont Pioneer, and access to a DuPont Pioneer product [...]

Siemens Foundation

Deadline: September 19, 2017. Funds: Awards range from $1,000 - $100,000. Eligibility: 9-12 grade students. Areas:  Research reports may be submitted on projects in the fields of mathematics, engineering, and biological and physical sciences. Description:  The Siemens Foundation requests entrants for the Siemens Competition. The competition seeks to promote excellence by encouraging students [...]

National Science Teachers Association

Deadline: December, 15, 2017. Funds: Winner receives $10,000.  In addition, the recipient and the two finalists each receive and all-expense-paid trip to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education.  Ten semifinalists will receive certificates of distinction. Eligibility: Nominees must be classroom teachers whose responsibilities include teaching science, and they must [...]

“From Failure to Promise”

Deadline: July 31, 2017. Funds: $500. Eligibility: K-12 Educators and youth group leaders associated with the following types of organizations: Community-Based Organizations Libraries Schools Description: The purpose of this program is to motivate, energize, and catapult K-12 students and youth in reaching their full potential in the subject areas of literacy, math, science, and [...]

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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 [...]

Nellie Mae Education Foundation

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 [...]

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 [...]

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

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 [...]

Clif Bar Family Foundation

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 [...]

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 [...]

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