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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Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards

Deadline: May 31. Funds: Two winners will receive $25,000 awards, and one will receive a $100,000 award. Eligibility: Nominees must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Areas:  Nominees will be judged on the following: High Impact:  The nominee's organization highly impacts low-to middle-income women [...]

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 [...]

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 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. [...]

The Coca-Cola Foundation – Community Giving

Deadline: Rolling. Funds: Each award based on your request. Description: The Coca-Cola Foundation is our Company's primary international philanthropic arm. The Foundation was established in the U.S. as a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Foundations grants are awarded throughout the year based on our priorities, tax requirements, legal compliance and approval by [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Speed Stacks

Deadline: June 15, 2017. Funds: In-Kind donation of a 30-set Speed Stacks Sports Pack. Eligibility: PE Teachers. Description:  Speed Stacks solicits applications for the PE4Life/Speed Stacks Sport Pack Grant Program. The Program seeks to help instructors motivated to offer a full-fledged Sport Stacking program but are unable to generate the funds [...]

The Bill Belichick Foundation

Deadline: July 1, 2017. Funds: $10,000. Eligibility: Educational Institutions Qualifying athletic organizations: Club Teams High School Teams/Athletic Programs College Teams/Athletic Programs Community Athletic Centers/Fields Nonprofit Athletic Programs Applicants must have been in existence for two years or more, and must illustrate need for funding or plans for growth. Applicants that [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

National Geographic Society

Deadline: July 1, 2017. Funds: Grants up to $30,000. Eligibility: Educators. Areas:  Grants will support educators in formal and informal settings, in community education and outreach, and educator professional development. Description:  The National Geographic Society solicits applications for its educator grant program.  The program supports projects that aim to teach people about [...]

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 [...]

Big Lots Foundation

Deadline: July 1, 2017. Funds: Varies by request. Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise in-kind. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations. Areas:  In the area of education, the foundation provides support for the following: Service-Learning curriculum that aligns with education standards. The promotion of servant leadership through [...]

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: 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 Geographic Society

Deadline: July 1, 2017. Funds: Grants up to $30,000. Eligibility: Educators. Areas:  Grants will support educators in formal and informal settings, in community education and outreach, and educator professional development. Description:  The National Geographic Society solicits applications for its educator grant program.  The program supports projects that aim to teach people about [...]

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 [...]

Big Lots Foundation

Deadline: July 1, 2017. Funds: Varies by request. Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise in-kind. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations. Areas:  In the area of education, the foundation provides support for the following: Service-Learning curriculum that aligns with education standards. The promotion of servant leadership through [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

National Geographic Society

Deadline: July 1, 2017. Funds: Grants up to $30,000. Eligibility: Educators. Areas:  Grants will support educators in formal and informal settings, in community education and outreach, and educator professional development. Description:  The National Geographic Society solicits applications for its educator grant program.  The program supports projects that aim to teach people about [...]

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 [...]

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' [...]

Big Lots Foundation

Deadline: July 1, 2017. Funds: Varies by request. Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise in-kind. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations. Areas:  In the area of education, the foundation provides support for the following: Service-Learning curriculum that aligns with education standards. The promotion of servant leadership through [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Life Time Foundation

Deadline:  Ongoing. Funds:  Cash and in-kind grants. One recent grantee received over $600,000 in support. Eligibility:  School districts that have at least one school within a 20-mile radius of a Life Time destination. Description: The Life Time Foundation partners with school districts to help them make healthy and sustainable changes to the [...]

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 [...]

Target Field Trip Grants

Deadline: August 1 - October 1, 2017. Funds: Up to $700 grant. Eligibility: Schools. Description: It’s become increasingly difficult for schools to fund learning opportunities outside the classroom. To help them out, we launched Target Field Trip™ grants in 2007. Since then, we’ve made it possible for millions of students to go on [...]

PTO Today

Deadline: June 2, 2017. Funds: Grants up to $3,000. Eligibility: All parent groups, such as parent teacher organizations, parent teacher associations, home and school associations, parent teacher councils, etc. Areas:  Applicants can apply under eight categories: Outstanding Parent Group at a Small School. Outstanding Parent Group at a Private or Parochial School. [...]

SC Johnson

Deadline: Rolling. Funds: Varies by request; though, fro all grants of more than $5,000, the organization expects an outcome report on results at the end of the project or program year, i.e., successes achieved toward goals, number of people served, funds raised, etc. Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations and government entities, such as [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]

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 [...]

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: 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 [...]

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 [...]

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RPM Foundation

May 24th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

PHIT America

May 24th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Siemens Foundation

May 24th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Scholastic

May 24th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Project Learning Tree

May 24th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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