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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School Nutrition Association

Description: The School Nutrition Association requests nominations for its three award programs: • Employee of the Year — recognizes nonmanagerial school nutrition employees for the contributions they have made throughout their school nutrition career. • Manager of the Year, in honor of Louise Sublette — recognizes school nutrition managers for [...]

International Society for Technology in Education

Deadline: February 28, 2018. Funds: Winner Receives: Recognition at the ISTE Conference & Expo. Complimentary registration to the ISTE Conference & Expo. Up to $1,000 travel stipend to attend the ISTE Conference & Expo. A $1,500 cash prize. A one-year ISTE membership. An engraved plaque recognizing the recipient's outstanding achievement. Recognition in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Siemens

Description: Siemens seeks entries for its 2018 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes offers one school a chance to win a science lab makeover and/or STEM-related equipment, supplies, or technology. Deadline: April 27. Funds: $10,000 award. Eligibility: K-12 schools. Areas: Educators can enter daily. The winner will be chosen through random [...]

ASM Materials Education Foundation

Deadline: May 25, 2018. Funds: $500 grants. Eligibility: K-12 teachers. Description: The ASM Materials Education Foundation requests applications for its Living in a Material World grants program. The program seeks to help K-12 teachers bring the real world of materials science into their classrooms. Areas:  To enter, teachers are asked to describe a hands-on, [...]

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 [...]

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.

Siemens

Description: Siemens seeks entries for its 2018 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes offers one school a chance to win a science lab makeover and/or STEM-related equipment, supplies, or technology. Deadline: April 27. Funds: $10,000 award. Eligibility: K-12 schools. Areas: Educators can enter daily. The winner will be chosen through random [...]

International Society for Technology in Education

Deadline: February 28, 2018. Funds: Winner Receives: Recognition at the ISTE Conference & Expo. Complimentary registration to the ISTE Conference & Expo. Up to $1,000 travel stipend to attend the ISTE Conference & Expo. A $1,500 cash prize. A one-year ISTE membership. An engraved plaque recognizing the recipient's outstanding achievement. Recognition in [...]

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, [...]

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. [...]

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 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 [...]

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. [...]

Evergreen Packaging, KidsGardening.org

Deadline: April 16, 2018. Funds: Awards range from $1,000 - $5,000. Eligibility: PreK-12 public and private schools. Description: Evergreen Packaging and KidsGardening.org seeks entries for the spring 2018 Carton 2 Garden contest. The contest asks schools to collect used milk cartons and to design and construct purposeful garden items and structures using them. Contact: See [...]

Scotts Miracle-Gro

Deadline: February 19, 2018. Funds: Grants up to $1,500. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations. Description: Scotts Miracle-Gro solicits applications for its 2018 GRO1000 Grassroots Grants program. The program plans to support over 1,000 community gardens and green spaces, such as neighborhoods in need of green spaces, schools in need of places to play, and communities in [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

School Nutrition Association

Description: The School Nutrition Association requests nominations for its three award programs: • Employee of the Year — recognizes nonmanagerial school nutrition employees for the contributions they have made throughout their school nutrition career. • Manager of the Year, in honor of Louise Sublette — recognizes school nutrition managers for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Classics for Kids Foundation

Description: The Classics for Kids Foundation requests applications for the 2017 Instrument Matching Grant program. The program seeks to empower young people to shape positive futures through music, build sustainable stringed instrument music programs, and provide grants for high-quality instruments. The foundation does this by supporting string programs through matching [...]

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 [...]

True Value Company

Description: The True Value Company requests applications for the Painting a Brighter Future Grant program. The program provides schools with paint grants. Deadline: March 30, 2018. Funds: Grants consist of 30 gallons of EasyCare Ultra-premium interior and/or exterior paint. Eligibility: K-12 public, private, and parochial schools. Areas: True Value retailers [...]

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Description: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation requests applications for the Young Scholars Program. The program supports selected students from eighth grade through high school with academic and college advising, as well as financial support for school. Deadline: March 21, 2018. Funds: Scholars receive: • Academic and college counseling, including college [...]

Collision Repair Education Foundation

Description: The Collision Repair Education Foundation requests applications for the Ultimate Collision Education Makeover Grant program. The program is designed to help collision schools get the much-needed tools, equipment, and supplies they couldn’t get otherwise and increase their capabilities. Deadline: June 1, 2018. Funds: Awards up to $50,000. Eligibility: High [...]

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.

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 [...]

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

Deadline: March 31, 2018. Funds: $500 grants Eligibility: Public schools, Public libraries, and public preschool programs Description: The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation solicits applications for its Mini-Grants Program. The program offers applicants funding and the opportunity to design and implement a creative program for their school or library. Areas: Programs may serve children [...]

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.

Siemens

Description: Siemens seeks entries for its 2018 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes offers one school a chance to win a science lab makeover and/or STEM-related equipment, supplies, or technology. Deadline: April 27. Funds: $10,000 award. Eligibility: K-12 schools. Areas: Educators can enter daily. The winner will be chosen through random [...]

Voya Foundation

Description: The Voya Foundation supports programs with well-defined metrics and measurable outcomes that all work toward the same goal — to help create financially resilient youths. Deadline: Ongoing. Funds: Grant requests must be a minimum of $2,500. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations. Areas: The foundation seeks to: • Provide innovative and experiential [...]

Evergreen Packaging, KidsGardening.org

Deadline: April 16, 2018. Funds: Awards range from $1,000 - $5,000. Eligibility: PreK-12 public and private schools. Description: Evergreen Packaging and KidsGardening.org seeks entries for the spring 2018 Carton 2 Garden contest. The contest asks schools to collect used milk cartons and to design and construct purposeful garden items and structures using them. Contact: See [...]

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Deadline: May 4, 2018. Funds: Awards up to $3,000. Eligibility: Individuals currently teaching mathematics in grades 6-12.  Applicants must be a current (on or before April 20, 2018) full individual or e-member of NCTM, have taught school mathematics for at least three years, and intend to remain in teaching. Description: The National Council of [...]

ASM Materials Education Foundation

Deadline: May 25, 2018. Funds: $500 grants. Eligibility: K-12 teachers. Description: The ASM Materials Education Foundation requests applications for its Living in a Material World grants program. The program seeks to help K-12 teachers bring the real world of materials science into their classrooms. Areas:  To enter, teachers are asked to describe a hands-on, [...]

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True Value Company

Description: The True Value Company requests applications for the Painting a Brighter Future Grant program. The program provides schools with paint grants. Deadline: March 30, 2018. Funds: Grants consist of 30 gallons of EasyCare Ultra-premium [...]

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Description: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation requests applications for the Young Scholars Program. The program supports selected students from eighth grade through high school with academic and college advising, as well as financial support for [...]

School Nutrition Association

Description: The School Nutrition Association requests nominations for its three award programs: • Employee of the Year — recognizes nonmanagerial school nutrition employees for the contributions they have made throughout their school nutrition career. • [...]

Siemens

Description: Siemens seeks entries for its 2018 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes offers one school a chance to win a science lab makeover and/or STEM-related equipment, supplies, or technology. Deadline: April 27. Funds: $10,000 award. [...]

Collision Repair Education Foundation

Description: The Collision Repair Education Foundation requests applications for the Ultimate Collision Education Makeover Grant program. The program is designed to help collision schools get the much-needed tools, equipment, and supplies they couldn’t get otherwise [...]

Voya Foundation

Description: The Voya Foundation supports programs with well-defined metrics and measurable outcomes that all work toward the same goal — to help create financially resilient youths. Deadline: Ongoing. Funds: Grant requests must be a minimum [...]

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This page was designed and created by Kyle Lilley, a student intern for the PDM department, and a class of 2017 STEM student at South River High School.