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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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 [...]

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      

Maryland State Arts Council

Creativity Grant Applications are now open for eligible activities occurring within Fiscal Year 2019 (March 15, 2019 - June 30, 2019). Please note: Applications for eligible activities beginning in FY20 (starting July 1, 2019) can be submitted after April 1.  Please read the guidelines thoroughly prior to completing the application to confirm eligibility and [...]

Crayola

Description: Crayola seeks applications for its Champion Creatively Alive Children Creative Leadership Grants 2019 program. The program provides grants for innovative, creative leadership team building within elementary and middle schools. Deadline: Applications accepted Dec. 1 - June 21. Funds: Up to 20 winners will receive $2,500 cash grants and Crayola [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Voya Financial

Description: Voya Financial seeks applications for its Voya Unsung Heroes program. The program provides grants to K-12 educators utilizing new teaching methods and techniques that improve learning. Deadline: April 30, 2019. Funds: 100 finalists receive $2,000 grants, and the top three finalists receive grants range from $5,000-$25,000. Eligibility: K-12 educators. [...]

ASM Materials Education Foundation

Description: The ASM Materials Education Foundation requests applications for the Living in a Material World Teacher Grants program. The program seeks to help K-12 teachers bring the real world of materials science into their classrooms. Deadline: May 25, 2019. Funds: $500 grants. Eligibility: K-12 teachers. Areas: To apply, educators should [...]

Crayola

Description: Crayola seeks applications for its Champion Creatively Alive Children Creative Leadership Grants 2019 program. The program provides grants for innovative, creative leadership team building within elementary and middle schools. Deadline: Applications accepted Dec. 1 - June 21. Funds: Up to 20 winners will receive $2,500 cash grants and Crayola [...]

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, [...]

21st Century Education Foundation Grant Fund – Spring Applications Due 5/15/19

The 21st CEF grant program provides financial support for AACPS educators, schools, and offices to fund projects, programs, or initiatives that support student learning. The Foundation solicits applications for classroom support, program enhancements, professional development, and/or special events.

The Beacon – Virtual Reality Equipment Grant

Description: The Beacon, with support from Fios. Verizon.com, requests applications for the 2019 Technology Teacher Grant program. The program provides funding to help educators purchase virtual reality equipment to use in the classroom. Deadline: May 21, 2019. Funds: $1,000 grants. Eligibility: K-12 educators. Areas: To apply, educators are asked to submit a [...]

Fresh Films

Description: Fresh Films requests applications for its Tech Grants program. The program provides support to educators who have a demonstrated need for technology. Deadline: Rolling. Funds: $300 grants. Eligibility: K-12 Educators. Areas: To apply, educators are asked to explain (in 300 words or less) why they need the funds for their classroom and the type of technology they want to [...]

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. [...]

Maryland Humanities

Description: Maryland Humanities provide support to organizations to explore innovative programs that spark dialogue, strive to engage new audiences, and stimulate thoughtful exchange of ideas.  Schools may apply for mini grants to support public humanities projects, documentary film, and civic education initiatives. Deadline: March 1, July 1, and Nov. 1. [...]

Air Force Association

Description: The Air Force Association requests applications for the following: • AFA Educator Grants — the program supports projects that significantly influence student learning and supports the association’s mission. • Grants for Civil Air Patrol Units — funding to support Civil Air Patrol units to advance aerospace education and STEM [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Parents for Healthy Kids

Description: Parents for Healthy Kids requests applications for its School Grant Program.  The program is designed for parents or parent groups (e.g. PTAs, PTOs, and others) to lead school-based physical activity or nutrition initiatives, and to engage more parents in student and family health. Deadline: April 5, 2019. Funds: $1,000 grants. Eligibility: K-12 schools [...]

The Rite Aid Foundation

Description: The Rite Aid Foundation requests applications for its KidCents Regional Grant program. The program provides funding for out-of-school time programs focused on improving children’s nutrition, physical fitness, and academic success. Deadline: Letter of Intent (LOIs) accepted from May 22-June 22. Deadline for invited proposals is Aug. 10. Funds: Grants range [...]

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 [...]

Classics for Kids Foundation

Description: The Classics for Kids Foundation seeks to empower young people to shape positive futures through music, build sustainable stringed instrument music programs, and provide grants for high-quality instruments. Deadline: March 31, 2019. Funds: Varies by request, but the grants never exceed 50 percent of total instrument cost. Eligibility: K-12 [...]

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 [...]

Voya Financial

Description: Voya Financial seeks applications for its Voya Unsung Heroes program. The program provides grants to K-12 educators utilizing new teaching methods and techniques that improve learning. Deadline: April 30, 2019. Funds: 100 finalists receive $2,000 grants, and the top three finalists receive grants range from $5,000-$25,000. Eligibility: K-12 educators. [...]

Teachers Test Prep

Description: Teachers Test Prep seeks applications for the 2019 Pass the Torch Teacher Scholarships program. The program provides funding to aspiring K-12 educators. Deadline: July 31. Funds: $5,000 scholarships. All finalists will also receive a $100 Amazon gift card and six months of free access to any of our Core [...]

Maryland Humanities

Description: Maryland Humanities provide support to organizations to explore innovative programs that spark dialogue, strive to engage new audiences, and stimulate thoughtful exchange of ideas.  Schools may apply for mini grants to support public humanities projects, documentary film, and civic education initiatives. Deadline: March 1, July 1, and Nov. 1. [...]

Air Force Association

Description: The Air Force Association requests applications for the following: • AFA Educator Grants — the program supports projects that significantly influence student learning and supports the association’s mission. • Grants for Civil Air Patrol Units — funding to support Civil Air Patrol units to advance aerospace education and STEM [...]

The National Society for High School Scholars – Varying Deadlines

Description: The National Society of High School Scholars provides resources to assist educators in their efforts to educate and encourage students to excel academically. The organization currently has 10 grant programs open with funds ranging from $250-$5,000. Deadlines vary by programming being applied to. See below for individual grant program [...]

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 [...]

USS Midway Museum

Description: The USS Midway Museum seeks entrants for its Teacher Program 1: The Cold War, Korea, and Vietnam. Through two-week program, teachers gain knowledge, scholarly insights, and diff erent perspectives on these extraordinary, crucial and divisive events in the post-WWII world. Deadline: March 4, 2019. Funds: Chosen participants will: • [...]

First Book

Description: First Book seeks applications for the OMG Books Awards: Offering More Great Books to Spark Innovation program. The program will provide 1.5 million brand-new books for distribution to children living in low income communities. Deadline: Feb. 15, May 15, and Aug. 15. Deadlines vary by state. Funds: Grants will [...]

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.

ASM Materials Education Foundation

Description: The ASM Materials Education Foundation requests applications for the Living in a Material World Teacher Grants program. The program seeks to help K-12 teachers bring the real world of materials science into their classrooms. Deadline: May 25, 2019. Funds: $500 grants. Eligibility: K-12 teachers. Areas: To apply, educators should [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

DiscoverE

Deadline: Ongoing. Funds: $1,000 grants. Eligibility: College students, working engineers, educators, and volunteers. Description: DiscoverE solicits applications for the DiscoverE Collaboration Grants Program. The program seeks to facilitate collaboration within the engineering community and to engage youths (particularly underserved K-12 students) with hands-on learning experiences and events that inspire an interest and understanding [...]

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Voya Financial

Description: Voya Financial seeks applications for its Voya Unsung Heroes program. The program provides grants to K-12 educators utilizing new teaching methods and techniques that improve learning. Deadline: April 30, 2019. Funds: 100 finalists receive [...]

Teachers Test Prep

Description: Teachers Test Prep seeks applications for the 2019 Pass the Torch Teacher Scholarships program. The program provides funding to aspiring K-12 educators. Deadline: July 31. Funds: $5,000 scholarships. All finalists will also receive a [...]

Maryland Humanities

Description: Maryland Humanities provide support to organizations to explore innovative programs that spark dialogue, strive to engage new audiences, and stimulate thoughtful exchange of ideas.  Schools may apply for mini grants to support public humanities [...]

Air Force Association

Description: The Air Force Association requests applications for the following: • AFA Educator Grants — the program supports projects that significantly influence student learning and supports the association’s mission. • Grants for Civil Air Patrol [...]

The National Society for High School Scholars – Varying Deadlines

Description: The National Society of High School Scholars provides resources to assist educators in their efforts to educate and encourage students to excel academically. The organization currently has 10 grant programs open with funds ranging [...]

The Beacon – Virtual Reality Equipment Grant

Description: The Beacon, with support from Fios. Verizon.com, requests applications for the 2019 Technology Teacher Grant program. The program provides funding to help educators purchase virtual reality equipment to use in the classroom. Deadline: May 21, [...]

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