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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KidsGardening.org

Deadline: April 30, 2017. Funds: Award includes $500 worth of plants and gear from High Country Gardens, American Meadows, and Gardener's Supply. Eligibility: Unrestricted. Description: KidsGardening.org requests entries for the #GardeningChangesLives initiative.  The initiative seeks to highlight how gardening has changed peoples' lives. Areas:  Interested participants are asked to share their stories on [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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: [...]

“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 [...]

PNC Foundation

Deadline: The duration of the match campaign depends on the number of project requests and donations. Funds: Matching grants up to $500.  Total project requests should be under $1,000. Eligibility: Public pre-K and Head Start classrooms. Description: The PNC Foundation and DonorsChoose.org solicit applications for the PNC Grow Up Great grants program. [...]

TNTP

Deadline: TBA. Funds: Awards are given in the amounts of $1,000 (six) and $25,000 (four). Eligibility: PreK-12 teachers that work in schools with at least 40 percent of students who are eligible for free and reduced-price lunch. Description: TNTP's Fishman Prize honors public school teachers for their ability to create challenging and engaging [...]

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 [...]

Voya Financial

Deadline: April 30, 2017. Funds: Grants range from $2,000 to $25,000. Eligibility: K-12 educators. Description: Voya Financial requests applications for the 2017 Voya Unsung Heroes grant program.  The program seeks to support K-12 educators utilizing new teaching methods and techniques that improve learning. Areas:  Applicants are judged on their innovative method, creativity, [...]

“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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

YouthBuild (DOL)

Deadline: May 9, 2017. Funds: Grants range from $700,000 to $1.1 million. Eligibility: Public and private nonprofit agencies, such as community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, local workforce development boards, community action agencies, state and local housing development agencies, Indian tribes or other agencies primarily serving Native Americans, community development corporations, state [...]

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deadline: March 31 for letter of intent.  May 5 for full applications. Funds: $60,000 grants.  Up to six grants will be awarded to communities from across the country to participate in a nine-month, lab-based process, designed and facilitated by Greater Good Studio. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations. Description: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation requests [...]

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 [...]

KidsGardening.org

Deadline: April 30, 2017. Funds: Award includes $500 worth of plants and gear from High Country Gardens, American Meadows, and Gardener's Supply. Eligibility: Unrestricted. Description: KidsGardening.org requests entries for the #GardeningChangesLives initiative.  The initiative seeks to highlight how gardening has changed peoples' lives. Areas:  Interested participants are asked to share their stories on [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

United Fresh Start Foundation

Deadline: April 20, 2017. Funds: Grants up to $2,500. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations. Description: The United Fresh Start Foundation solicits applications for its Community Grants Program. The program seeks to provide children with access to fresh fruit and vegetables after school, on the weekends, during summer breaks, and in other creative venues. Contact: [...]

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 [...]

KidsGardening.org

Deadline: April 30, 2017. Funds: Award includes $500 worth of plants and gear from High Country Gardens, American Meadows, and Gardener's Supply. Eligibility: Unrestricted. Description: KidsGardening.org requests entries for the #GardeningChangesLives initiative.  The initiative seeks to highlight how gardening has changed peoples' lives. Areas:  Interested participants are asked to share their stories on [...]

YouthBuild (DOL)

Deadline: May 9, 2017. Funds: Grants range from $700,000 to $1.1 million. Eligibility: Public and private nonprofit agencies, such as community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, local workforce development boards, community action agencies, state and local housing development agencies, Indian tribes or other agencies primarily serving Native Americans, community development corporations, state [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]

KidsGardening.org

Deadline: April 30, 2017. Funds: Award includes $500 worth of plants and gear from High Country Gardens, American Meadows, and Gardener's Supply. Eligibility: Unrestricted. Description: KidsGardening.org requests entries for the #GardeningChangesLives initiative.  The initiative seeks to highlight how gardening has changed peoples' lives. Areas:  Interested participants are asked to share their stories on [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]

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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The Bill Belichick Foundation

April 25th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

“From Failure to Promise”

April 21st, 2017|Comments Off on “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 [...]

PNC Foundation

April 19th, 2017|Comments Off on PNC Foundation

Deadline: The duration of the match campaign depends on the number of project requests and donations. Funds: Matching grants up to $500.  Total project requests should be under $1,000. Eligibility: Public pre-K and Head Start classrooms. Description: [...]

KidsGardening.org

April 19th, 2017|Comments Off on KidsGardening.org

Deadline: April 30, 2017. Funds: Award includes $500 worth of plants and gear from High Country Gardens, American Meadows, and Gardener's Supply. Eligibility: Unrestricted. Description: KidsGardening.org requests entries for the #GardeningChangesLives initiative.  The initiative seeks to highlight how [...]

National YoungArts Foundation

April 19th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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