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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American Historical Association

Deadline: May 15, 2018 Funds: TBA. Previous winners received a $1,500 prize and a trip to Washington, D.C. Eligibility: Elementary, middle school and secondary history educators. Areas: The 2018 prize will be awarded to a group, which can be recognized either for excellence in teaching or for an innovative initiative [...]

First Book National Book Bank

Deadline: Rolling. Funds: Unspecified. Eligibility: Eligible applicants are: Libraries with an E-rate of 90 Museums Military family support programs Early Childhood Programs Schools that are eligible for or receiving Title I funding Out-of-School-time Programs Faith-based Organizations Shelters Clinics Head Start Programs USDA Food and Nutrition Programs Federally Qualified Health Centers [...]

National 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 Art Education Association

Deadline: October 1, 2017. Funds: Grants range up to $2,500. Eligibility: Art educators. Description: The National Art Education Association requests applications for: Ruth Halvorsen Professional Development Grants program, which provides professional development funding for art educators whose proposals focus on understanding, implementation, and issues specifically relating to the National Visual [...]

ALDI, Inc.

Deadline: 12/15/2017 (Application) Funds: Unspecified Eligibility: 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations, Publicly funded service agencies, such as police or fire agencies, Public and private K-12 schools, and Faith-based organizations that benefit children in the community Description: The purpose of this program is to promote the health and wellness of the children [...]

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 [...]

The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation

Deadline: 12/03/2017 Funds: Unspecified Eligibility: Academic Institutions, Non Profits, and Schools/School Districts Description: The purpose of this program is to make a critical difference on the planet and respect and ever-changing world through support of projects addressing art, community, education, environment, and health care, and/or peace. Previously supported projects 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 [...]

SHAPE America

Deadline: October 15, 2017. Funds: Recipients receive: A $1,300 professional development stipend to attend the 2018 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Nashville from March 20-24. One-year SHAPE America membership and a copy of the 2014 National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education. A $1,200 US Games [...]

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, [...]

IECA Foundation

Deadline: 10/31/2017 Funds: Unspecified Eligibility: Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations, schools, and other educational institutions. Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) or 509(a) status are eligible. Description: The purpose of this program is to help children and young adults receive the best possible education by supporting underserved students as they make educational [...]

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 [...]

21st Century Education Foundation Grant Fund

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

Walmart Community Grant Program

Funder: Walmart Available Funds: Awarded grants range from $250 to $2,500. Deadline(s): December, 31, 2017 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 associates are proud to support the needs of their [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Walmart Community Grant Program

Funder: Walmart Available Funds: Awarded grants range from $250 to $2,500. Deadline(s): December, 31, 2017 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 associates are proud to support the needs of their [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Clif Bar Family Foundation

Deadline: October 1, 2017 Funds: Average grant is $7,000. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations. Areas: Proposed projects must: Operate with clearly defined objectives and viable plans to achieve them. Demonstrate strong community ties and operate at the community level. Promote positive change through both the projects and their implementation process. Description: The [...]

The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation

Deadline: 12/03/2017 Funds: Unspecified Eligibility: Academic Institutions, Non Profits, and Schools/School Districts Description: The purpose of this program is to make a critical difference on the planet and respect and ever-changing world through support of projects addressing art, community, education, environment, and health care, and/or peace. Previously supported projects include: [...]

The WaWa Foundation

Deadline: ongoing for letters of inquiry. Funds: Grants up to $2,500.  The Foundation also makes in-kind product donations. Description:  The WaWa Foundation provides support in the ares of health, hunger, and everyday heroes. Contact:  The WaWa Foundation, 260 W. Baltimore Pike, WaWa, PA 19063. Email: online email form located on [...]

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Deadline: Rolling for letters of inquiry. Funds: Varies by request. Eligibility: Charitable, educational, and governmental organizations. Areas:  Funding is available for: Advancing afterschool programs that increase access to quality educational opportunities for all children. Graduating high school programs that work to increase high school graduation and college-and career-readiness outcomes for youth. [...]

The Bee Cause Project

Deadline: Application period opens Sept. 1.  The deadline for letter of inquiry is Oct. 31, and the deadline for full proposals is Nov. 15. Funds: Grants are awarded in the following three ways: Monetary grants:  $1,500 to support the success of a honey beehive educational program. Observation hives:  equipment grant [...]

Captain Planet Foundation

Deadline: September 30, 2017. Funds: Grants range from $500 - $2,500. Eligibility: Educators working with youths. Description: The Captain Planet Foundation solicits proposals for its ecoSolution Grants program. The program supports solution-oriented, youth-led projects that result in real environmental outcomes. Areas:  Grant will only support direct project costs. Agency Address: [...]

TREE Fund

Deadline: April 1, 2018. Funds: Grants range from $1,000 - $5,000. Eligibility: Nonprofit, charitable, municipal, and educational organizations. Description: The TREE fund solicits applications for the Arboriculture Education Grant Program.  The program supports the development of unique, creative, or innovative educational programs and materials to foster interest in the enthusiasm [...]

Clif Bar Family Foundation

Deadline: October 1, 2017 Funds: Average grant is $7,000. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations. Areas: Proposed projects must: Operate with clearly defined objectives and viable plans to achieve them. Demonstrate strong community ties and operate at the community level. Promote positive change through both the projects and their implementation process. Description: The [...]

The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation

Deadline: 12/03/2017 Funds: Unspecified Eligibility: Academic Institutions, Non Profits, and Schools/School Districts Description: The purpose of this program is to make a critical difference on the planet and respect and ever-changing world through support of projects addressing art, community, education, environment, and health care, and/or peace. Previously supported projects include: [...]

ALDI, Inc.

Deadline: 12/15/2017 (Application) Funds: Unspecified Eligibility: 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations, Publicly funded service agencies, such as police or fire agencies, Public and private K-12 schools, and Faith-based organizations that benefit children in the community Description: The purpose of this program is to promote the health and wellness of the children [...]

The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation

Deadline: 12/03/2017 Funds: Unspecified Eligibility: Academic Institutions, Non Profits, and Schools/School Districts Description: The purpose of this program is to make a critical difference on the planet and respect and ever-changing world through support of projects addressing art, community, education, environment, and health care, and/or peace. Previously supported projects include: [...]

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 [...]

IECA Foundation

Deadline: 10/31/2017 Funds: Unspecified Eligibility: Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations, schools, and other educational institutions. Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) or 509(a) status are eligible. Description: The purpose of this program is to help children and young adults receive the best possible education by supporting underserved students as they make educational [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

21st Century Education Foundation Grant Fund

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

Road Runners Club of America

Deadline: October 1, 2017. Funds Grants range from $500-$1,000. Eligibility: Running clubs, events, and 501 (c)(3) organizations, as well as elementary and middle schools that provide organized afterschool running programs. Areas: Proposed running programs should be more than just a one-time event. It should be a structured running program that [...]

The Home Depot Foundation

Deadline: December 31, 2018. Funds: Grants up to $5,000. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations. Description: The Home Depot Foundation requests applications for the Community Impact Grants program. The program seeks to provide grants and volunteer opportunities to support the renovation, refurbishment, retrofitting, accessibility modifications, and/or weatherization of existing homes, centers, schools, and [...]

National Cristina Foundation

Deadline: Rolling Funds: Unspecified Eligibility: Local Governments, Non Profits, Schools/School Districts, and State Government Description: The purpose of this program is to place eligible nonprofit and public agencies in a network to connect them to donors of used computer equipment. Equipment must be used to provide education, rehabilitation, job development, [...]

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Deadline: December 31, 2017. Funds: Grants range up to $10,000. Eligibility: Previous grantees that received funds in July 2013 through June 2016. Description: The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution's Special Projects Grants Program provides support in the areas of historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Email: dargrants@dar.org Web: www.dar.org/national-society/special-projects-grants

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 [...]

FY 2018 National Leadership Grants for Libraries (IMLS)

Deadline: January 16, 2018. Funds: Sparks Grants up to $25,000. Planning Frants up to $50,000. National Forum Grants up to $100,000. Project and Research Grants up to $2 million. Eligibility: Libraries, including a library or a parent organization, such as a school district, municipality, state agency, or academic institution, that [...]

FY 2018 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (IMLS)

Deadline: January 16, 2018 Funds: Planning Grants up to $50,000. National Forum Grants up to $100,000. Research Grants up to $500,000. Project Grants up to $1 million. Eligibility: Libraries, including a library or a parent organization, such as a school district, municipality, state agency, or academic institution, that is state [...]

Walmart Community Grant Program

Funder: Walmart Available Funds: Awarded grants range from $250 to $2,500. Deadline(s): December, 31, 2017 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 associates are proud to support the needs of their [...]

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.

SAE International

Deadline: October 31, 2017. Funds: A framed certificate and a $2,000 honorarium presented to the teacher and middle school. Eligibility: Middle school teachers. Description: SAE International requests nominations for the Gary Dickerson Award for Teaching Excellence. The award recognizes an outstanding middle school teacher or a team of teachers who [...]

American Statistical Association

Deadline: April 1, 2018. Funds: Awards range from plaques to $300 prizes. In addition, first-place winners in grades 4-12 will receive Texas Instruments graphing calculators, and winners in grades 4-6 and their advisers will receive TI-73 Explorer Graphing Calculators. The winners in grades 7-12 and their advisers will receive TI-84 [...]

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 [...]

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation

Deadline: November 10, 2017  and May 10, 2018. Funds: Grants range from $1,000-$20,000. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations. Description: The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation provides support to: Museums and cultural and performing arts programs. Schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, and programs for youths, seniors, and the handicapped. Environmental and [...]

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 [...]

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21st Century Education Foundation Grant Fund

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

Road Runners Club of America

Deadline: October 1, 2017. Funds Grants range from $500-$1,000. Eligibility: Running clubs, events, and 501 (c)(3) organizations, as well as elementary and middle schools that provide organized afterschool running programs. Areas: Proposed running programs should [...]

SAE International

Deadline: October 31, 2017. Funds: A framed certificate and a $2,000 honorarium presented to the teacher and middle school. Eligibility: Middle school teachers. Description: SAE International requests nominations for the Gary Dickerson Award for Teaching [...]

National Art Education Association

Deadline: October 1, 2017. Funds: Grants range up to $2,500. Eligibility: Art educators. Description: The National Art Education Association requests applications for: Ruth Halvorsen Professional Development Grants program, which provides professional development funding for art [...]

American Statistical Association

Deadline: April 1, 2018. Funds: Awards range from plaques to $300 prizes. In addition, first-place winners in grades 4-12 will receive Texas Instruments graphing calculators, and winners in grades 4-6 and their advisers will receive [...]

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 [...]

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