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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National Road Safety Foundation

Deadline: April 3, 2017 Funds: The winning entry receives a $500 gift card, and one runner-up from each grade will receive a $250 gift cad.  The winner's teacher will get a $250 gift card, and the runner-up's teachers will each receive a $100 gift card. Eligibility: Students in grades 3-5. Description: [...]

Genes in Space

Deadline: April 21, 2017 Funds: Awards include the chance to launch the winning DNA experiment to the International Space Station, mentorship from Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D. scientists, the opportunity to present the winning ideas at a leading space science conference, and a Space Biology Camp experience.  The winners' schools [...]

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Deadline:  March 31, 2017 Funds:  National winner receives a $10,000 prize presented at an award ceremony in their honor in New York City. State winners receive a $1,000 prize, an archive of classroom resources, and recognition at a ceremony within their state. Eligibility:  Full-time K-12 educators of American History (including state [...]

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 [...]

Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust

The Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust seeks to benefit teachers who have inspired their former students to make a significant contribution to society.

Rockwell Collins

Deadline: Rolling. Funds: Funding is awarded under the following two categories: Grants targeting major projects and programs that total more than $20,000. Grants supporting fundraising, sponsorships, and events or activities that total $20,000 or less. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, public organizations, and governmental agencies, such as schools and parks departments. Contact: See website for list [...]

Brinker International

Deadline:  Ongoing. Funds:  Varies by request. The company provides both monetary and in-kind dining certificate donations. Eligibility:  Nonprofit organizations, schools, and institutions of higher education.  Previous grantees have included community programs and projects affiliated with children and family, arts, civics, and university-related educational programs. Description: Brinker International provides support in the areas [...]

The Jim Henson Foundation

The program funds the development of new and innovative work specifically for children, teenagers, and families.

Children’s Theatre Foundation of America

Deadline: TBA in 2017 Funds: The winner receives: $5,000 to use for the purpose of expanding professional interests (for example, study with a master mentor, travel, research, develop learning tools). $1,000 to the honoree's school to enhance the high school theater or drama program. Two distinctive trophies, one for the honoree and one for the [...]

Voya Unsung Hero Grant

Funder: Voya Financial Available Funds:Each year, 100 finalists are selected to receive a $2,000 grant, payable to both the winning teacher and his or her school. At least one grant is awarded in each of the 50 states, provided at least one qualified application was received from each state. Winners [...]

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 [...]

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deadline: April 6, 2017 Funds: $7,500 awards. Eligibility: Applicants may apply under the following categories: Category 1:  A professional sports team community relations department or foundation based in the U.S. or Canada. Category 2:  An individual athlete or professional coach's foundation based in the U.S. or Canada. Category 3:  An organization in [...]

Baseball Tomorrow Fund

Deadline: April 1, July 1, and Oct. 1. Funds: Average Grant is $40,000. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, such as municipalities and school districts, and 501 (c)(3) organizations involved in youth baseball and/or softball. Description:  The Baseball Tomorrow Fund supports organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and/or softball programs and facilities. [...]

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 [...]

adidas Group

Deadline:  Rolling Funds:  Varies. Donations may be made in cash, in-kind (products, equipment, know-how, or services), and corporate volunteering. Eligibility:  Nonprofit organizations. Description:  The adidas Group provides support in the areas of: Sports within a social context. Kids and youths. Education. Preventive health projects (preferably sports related). Relief efforts. Email:  adidas America, Attn: [...]

American Chemical Society

Deadline: April 14, 2017. Funds: Grants range up to $1,500. Eligibility: High school chemistry educators. Areas:  Funding may be used for: Laboratory equipment and supplies. Instructional materials. Professional development. Student-conducted field studies. Student-led science outreach events. Description: The American Chemical Society solicits applications for the ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Classroom Grants program. Contact: [...]

United States-Japan Foundation

Deadline: July 15, 2017 for letters of inquiry. August 31, 2017 for full, invited proposals. Funds: Varies by request.  Previous grants ranged up to $110,000. Eligibility: K-12 schools. Areas: The Foundation focuses on K-12 education and throughout its history has been at the forefront of supporting teacher professional development projects that train U.S. teachers [...]

Educators of America Technology Grant

Funder: Educator of America Technology Grant Available Funds: undetermined 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 [...]

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Funder: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Available Funds: A variety of grants are available for various amounts & projects. Deadline: November 4 & May 6 Eligibility: Varies by grant Summary: Apply for NCTM's Mathematics Education Trust grants, scholarships, and awards. Funding ranges from $1,500 to $24,000 and is available [...]

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Mini-Grant

Funder: Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Available Funds: $500 Deadline: March 31 Summary: A Mini-Grant is an award of up to $500 that the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation gives to eligible organizations to provide creative, innovative programs that support or extend the Common Core Standards in education. Programs may serve children [...]

The Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning, Inc.

Deadline:  April 7, 2017 Funds:  Cash awards are up to $20,000. Technology grants are up to $10,000. Eligibility:  Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program participants. Description:  The Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning, Inc. seeks entrants for the Lead2Feed Challenge. The challenge is the contest component of the Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program.  Teachers and [...]

Discovery Education

Deadline:  April 19, 2017 Funds:  The state winners receive a Technology Prize Pack.  Ten finalists receive a trip for the student and one parent or guardian to the competition finals, a contest medal, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend a taping of a Discovery Network show, and $1,000. The grand prizewinner receives [...]

Educators of America Technology Grant

Funder: Educator of America Technology Grant Available Funds: undetermined 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 [...]

Voya Unsung Hero Grant

Funder: Voya Financial Available Funds:Each year, 100 finalists are selected to receive a $2,000 grant, payable to both the winning teacher and his or her school. At least one grant is awarded in each of the 50 states, provided at least one qualified application was received from each state. Winners [...]

Walmart Community Grant Program

Funder: Walmart Available Funds: Awarded grants range from $250 to $2,500. Deadline(s): May 1, 2015, July 31, 2015, Oct. 30, 2015 and Jan. 2016 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 [...]

Youth Service America

Deadline: TBA. Funds: $500 grants. In addition, select grantees will have a chance to be recognized by Disney ABC Television Group or their local ABC affiliate. Eligibility: Youths ages 5-18.  All applicants are required to have a sponsoring organization or school. Description: Youth Service America and the Walt Disney Company [...]

Discovery Education

Deadline: March 28, 2017 Funds: Awards range from $1,000 - $10,000. Eligibility: High School Students. Description:  Discovery Education and the Drug Enforcement Administration Educational Foundation seek entries for the 2017 Operation Prevention Video Challenge. Areas: PSAs may include, but are not limited, the following themes: The impact of opioids on the body and brain. [...]

Wal-Mart Foundation

Deadline: December 31, 2017. Funds: Grants range from $250-$2,500. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, K-12 schools, institutions of higher education, faith-based organizations, and government agencies. Description:  The Wal-Mart Foundation requests applications for the Community Grant Program.  The program provides support in the areas of hunger relief and healthy eating, sustainability, women's economic empowerment [...]

The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company seeks to make a lasting, positive change in communities to promote the happiness and well-being of kids and families.

Captain Planet Foundation

Deadline: January 31st, 2017 Funds: Grants range from $500-$2,500 Eligibility: U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million. Description:  The Captain Planet Foundation requests applications for its Small Grants program. Support is given for programs that: Provide hands-on environmental stewardship opportunities for youths. Serve as a catalyst [...]

The Herb Society of America

Deadline: October 1, 2017 Funds: $200 grants. Eligibility: Teachers grades 3-6. Areas: Funds may be used for supplies, such as soil, plant trays, containers, child- or youth-sized tools, etc. Contact:  The Herb Society of America, 9019 Kirtland Chardon Road, Kirtland, OH 44094, (440) 256-0514. Email: herbs@herbsociety.org Web: www.herbsociety.org/support/grants-scholarships

Wild Ones

Deadline:  October 15, 2017. Funds:  Grants up to $500 to purchase seeds and plants, and in-kind donations from nursery partners. Eligibility:  K-12 Schools. Description: Wild Ones requests applications for its Seeds for Education Grant program. The program seeks to help teachers and students across the U.S. expand learning opportunities by enhancing their schoolyards [...]

Captain Planet Foundation

Deadline: January 31st, 2017 Funds: Grants range from $500-$2,500 Eligibility: U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million. Description:  The Captain Planet Foundation requests applications for its Small Grants program. Support is given for programs that: Provide hands-on environmental stewardship opportunities for youths. Serve as a catalyst [...]

Captain Planet Foundation

Funder: Captain Planet Foundation Grants for the Environment Available Funds: Captain Planet Foundation will accept small grant requests for amounts between $500 – $2,500. Deadline: September 30th- typically for spring and summer projects January 31st- typically for fall and winter projects. Summary:  Grants are made for activities that conform to [...]

American Honda Foundation Grants for Education

Funder: American Honda Foundation Grants for Education – The American Honda Foundation makes grants to K-12 schools, colleges, universities, trade schools, and other youth-focused nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit youth and scientific education. Available Funds: The maximum award is $75,000. Deadline: Rolling and applications will be considered on these [...]

United States-Japan Foundation

Deadline: July 15, 2017 for letters of inquiry. August 31, 2017 for full, invited proposals. Funds: Varies by request.  Previous grants ranged up to $110,000. Eligibility: K-12 schools. Areas: The Foundation focuses on K-12 education and throughout its history has been at the forefront of supporting teacher professional development projects that train U.S. teachers [...]

Collision Repair Education Foundation

Deadline:  June 1, 2017. Funds:  Awards up to $50,000. Eligibility:  Schools that have a full-time collision repair program.  Priority is given to nonprofit and public schools. Description: The Collision Repair Education Foundation requests applications for the 2017 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover program. The program seeks to honor schools that have been doing an [...]

Street Outreach Program (HHS)

Deadline: June 9th, 2017 Funds: Grants range from $90,000-$200,000. Eligibility: Independent school districts, institutions of higher education, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, public housing authorities, individuals, and city, state, township, county, and special district governments. Description: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services supports organizations that provide street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youths [...]

Cornell Douglas Foundation

Deadline: Rolling for letters of inquiry. Funds: Average grant amount is $10,000. Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations, or a consortia that includes one. Description: The Cornell Douglass Foundation provides support for the following: Environmental health and justice. Land conservation. Sustainability of resources. Mountaintop removal mining. Watershed protection. Financial literacy. Contact: Cornell Douglass Foundation. 4701 Sangamore Road, Suite 133 South, [...]

Awesome Foundation Grants

Funder: The Awesome Foundation Amount: $1,000 Deadline: Monthly Grant Summary: The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time. Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come [...]

United States-Japan Foundation

Deadline: July 15, 2017 for letters of inquiry. August 31, 2017 for full, invited proposals. Funds: Varies by request.  Previous grants ranged up to $110,000. Eligibility: K-12 schools. Areas: The Foundation focuses on K-12 education and throughout its history has been at the forefront of supporting teacher professional development projects that train U.S. teachers [...]

Collision Repair Education Foundation

Deadline:  June 1, 2017. Funds:  Awards up to $50,000. Eligibility:  Schools that have a full-time collision repair program.  Priority is given to nonprofit and public schools. Description: The Collision Repair Education Foundation requests applications for the 2017 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover program. The program seeks to honor schools that have been doing an [...]

Street Outreach Program (HHS)

Deadline: June 9th, 2017 Funds: Grants range from $90,000-$200,000. Eligibility: Independent school districts, institutions of higher education, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, public housing authorities, individuals, and city, state, township, county, and special district governments. Description: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services supports organizations that provide street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youths [...]

Cornell Douglas Foundation

Deadline: Rolling for letters of inquiry. Funds: Average grant amount is $10,000. Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations, or a consortia that includes one. Description: The Cornell Douglass Foundation provides support for the following: Environmental health and justice. Land conservation. Sustainability of resources. Mountaintop removal mining. Watershed protection. Financial literacy. Contact: Cornell Douglass Foundation. 4701 Sangamore Road, Suite 133 South, [...]

Awesome Foundation Grants

Funder: The Awesome Foundation Amount: $1,000 Deadline: Monthly Grant Summary: The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time. Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come [...]

National Science Teachers Association

Funder: National Science Teachers Association Available Funds: Varies depending on the award Deadline: Varies depending on the 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. [...]

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. Available Funds: The [...]

Autism Training & Education Grants

Funder: Foundation for Autism Training & Education Available funds: Free Training Workshops Deadline: Ongoing The Foundation for Autism Training and Education seeks to help school districts develop and maintain quality special education programs in public schools. Eligibility: Professionals in the field of special education that work directly with children with austism in [...]

Siemens Foundation

Deadline: April 28, 2017 Funds: 10,000. Eligibility: K-12 schools Description:  The Siemens Foundation seeks entrants for the Possibility Grant Sweepstakes.  The sweepstakes gives educators the chance to win funding to help advance STEM at their school. Areas: Funding may be used by the school for a science lab makeover and/or STEM-related equipment, [...]

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

Deadline: March 31st, 2017 Funds: Grants up to $500. Eligibility: Public schools, public libraries, and public preschool programs. Description: The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation requests proposals for the Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants program. The program provides funds to help educators and librarians design and implement a creative program for their school or library. [...]

Voya Unsung Hero Grant

Funder: Voya Financial Available Funds:Each year, 100 finalists are selected to receive a $2,000 grant, payable to both the winning teacher and his or her school. At least one grant is awarded in each of the 50 states, provided at least one qualified application was received from each state. Winners [...]

Walmart Community Grant Program

Funder: Walmart Available Funds: Awarded grants range from $250 to $2,500. Deadline(s): May 1, 2015, July 31, 2015, Oct. 30, 2015 and Jan. 2016 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 [...]

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.

Autism Training & Education Grants

Funder: Foundation for Autism Training & Education Available funds: Free Training Workshops Deadline: Ongoing The Foundation for Autism Training and Education seeks to help school districts develop and maintain quality special education programs in public schools. Eligibility: Professionals in the field of special education that work directly with children with austism in [...]

American Chemical Society

Deadline: April 14, 2017. Funds: Grants range up to $1,500. Eligibility: High school chemistry educators. Areas:  Funding may be used for: Laboratory equipment and supplies. Instructional materials. Professional development. Student-conducted field studies. Student-led science outreach events. Description: The American Chemical Society solicits applications for the ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Classroom Grants program. Contact: [...]

Siemens Foundation

Deadline: April 28, 2017 Funds: 10,000. Eligibility: K-12 schools Description:  The Siemens Foundation seeks entrants for the Possibility Grant Sweepstakes.  The sweepstakes gives educators the chance to win funding to help advance STEM at their school. Areas: Funding may be used by the school for a science lab makeover and/or STEM-related equipment, [...]

Rockwell Collins

Deadline: Rolling. Funds: Funding is awarded under the following two categories: Grants targeting major projects and programs that total more than $20,000. Grants supporting fundraising, sponsorships, and events or activities that total $20,000 or less. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, public organizations, and governmental agencies, such as schools and parks departments. Contact: See website for list [...]

AGL Resources Private Foundation, Inc.

Deadline:  TBA Funds:  Varies. Grants in 2016 ranged from $2,500 - $20,000. Eligibility:  Services Territories in Georgia, Florida, Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Tennessee, and Texas. Description:  AGL Resources Private Foundation Inc. provides support in the following areas: Energy Assistance:  programs which primarily help low-income households and low-income senior citizens afford their natural gas [...]

National Science Teachers Association

Funder: National Science Teachers Association Available Funds: Varies depending on the award Deadline: Varies depending on the 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. [...]

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Youth Service America

March 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Youth Service America

Deadline: TBA. Funds: $500 grants. In addition, select grantees will have a chance to be recognized by Disney ABC Television Group or their local ABC affiliate. Eligibility: Youths ages 5-18.  All applicants are required to [...]

USA Archery

March 17th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

American Chemical Society

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Deadline: April 14, 2017. Funds: Grants range up to $1,500. Eligibility: High school chemistry educators. Areas:  Funding may be used for: Laboratory equipment and supplies. Instructional materials. Professional development. Student-conducted field studies. Student-led science outreach events. Description: The [...]

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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Deadline: April 6, 2017 Funds: $7,500 awards. Eligibility: Applicants may apply under the following categories: Category 1:  A professional sports team community relations department or foundation based in the U.S. or Canada. Category 2:  An individual athlete [...]

National Road Safety Foundation

March 17th, 2017|Comments Off on National Road Safety Foundation

Deadline: April 3, 2017 Funds: The winning entry receives a $500 gift card, and one runner-up from each grade will receive a $250 gift cad.  The winner's teacher will get a $250 gift card, and the [...]

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