|Name of Grant Program||Eligible Entity (who can apply)||Summary of Grant Opportunity||$ Award per grant / Total Grants Awards||Date posted||Deadline to apply||Grant Contact Info:||URL (website)||Grant Code|
|Youth Service America/Sodexo Youth Grants for Community Hunger Projects||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||Youth
Service America and the Sodexo Foundation have announced they will
award a hundred Sodexo Youth Grants of $500 each to youth-led service
projects in the United States that address the issue of childhood hunger
on Global Youth Service Day (April 20-22, 2012).|
The grant program seeks to fund service projects that engage students' peers, friends, families, neighbors, Sodexo employees, and other community members in creative youth-inspired solutions to ending childhood hunger in their communities. Applicants must between the ages of 5 and 25.
|$500||11/20/2011||01-17-2012||Visit the YSA Web site for complete program guidelines, an eligibility quiz, and the application form.||http://www.ysa.org/grants/sodexoyouth/||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 8. Social and Emotional learning, 9. Community Engagement|
|C-SPAN StudentCam||Students and/or teachers||C-SPAN's
StudentCam is an annual national video documentary competition that
encourages students to think seriously about issues that affect our
communities and our nation. Students are asked to create a short (5-8
minute) video documentary on a topic related to the competition theme
"The Constitution and You." Documentary may focus on any section of the
Preamble, Articles, or Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. |
Eligibility: individuals or teams of two to three students grades 6-8 or grades 9- 12.
|Max. $5000, plus $1000 in digital equipment for school||1/4/2012||1/20/2012||Please see web page for further details and to apply online:|
|http://www.studentcam.org/||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, 2. English/Social Studies|
|Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Youth Advocates||Students and/or teachers||Each
year the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids honors the accomplishments of
outstanding young people who are among today's most effective leaders in
The program will honor four regional (East, West, Central, and South) award winners (grades 9-12); one national award winner (grades 9-12); one group winner (middle school and/or high school grades); and one military youth winner (grades 9-12). The awards will be presented on May 17, 2012, in Washington, D.C., at the campaign's awards gala.
Complete program information and the nomination form are available at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Web site.
|$2000-$5000||1/4/2012||1/27/2012||Please see web page for further details and to apply online:|
|http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/what_we_do/youth_initiatives/gala/||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, 7. Health & Wellness|
|2012 Kick Butts Day: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids||Students and/or teachers||United
Health Foundation is partnering with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
to offer mini-grants for 2012 Kick Butts Day ( March 21, 2012) events.|
A program of the campaign's For Youth By Youth program, Kick Butts Day is an annual celebration of youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco use. On Kick Butts Day, youth organize and participate in events across the United States encouraging their peers to stay tobacco-free and educating their communities about the dangers of tobacco.
This year, for the first time, mini-grants of $500 or $1,000 will be awarded to support Kick Butts day events. Anyone who is planning a 2012 event is encouraged to apply.
The program will favor applications that include a combination of creativity, youth involvement in planning and implementing the event, a detailed description of the planned event, a strong communications/media plan, and demonstrated financial need.
Grants can be used for local transportation for youth participating in the event; administrative expenses such as communication (phone, fax, email, postage), copying, and print services that are directly related to the event; materials needed for the event (trash bags, paper, art supplies, etc.); educational items (brochures, palm cards, flyers, etc. that can be handed out at the event);and refreshments and recognition items (t-shirts, certificates, plaques, etc.) that are integral to the event.
To access the grant application, applicants must first register their event at the Kick Butts Day Web site.
the Kick Butts Day Web site for complete grant program guidelines,
activity guide and other event planning resources, and to register a
project and apply for a grant.|
|http://www.kickbuttsday.org/getting_started/minigrants.php||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, 7. Health & Wellness|
|Fund for Teachers||Students and/or teachers||The Fund for Teachers provides financial support for individual teachers to identify and pursue opportunities around the world that will enhance their teaching and have the greatest impact on their practice, the academic success of their students, and their school communities. Eligible teachers must be employed fulltime and working in classrooms in a preK-12 school; as well they must spend at least 50% of their time in a classroom and must intend to return to teaching in their school/district next year. Teachers must work in an eligible school district.||Up to $5,000; two or more teacher applicants from same district: $10,000||1/11/2012||01-27-2012||For more information, go to:|
|www.fundforteachers.org||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 5. Various subjects|
|American Association of School Librarians Innovative Reading Grant||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||The
American Association of School Librarians Innovative Reading Grant
supports the planning and implementation of programs for children that
motivate and encourage reading, especially with struggling readers.
Selection criteria include the potential to measure and evaluate a
literacy project that promotes the importance of reading and facilitates
the learners' literacy development by supporting current reading
research, practice, and policy. Eligibility: reading programs
specifically designed for children (grades K-9) in the school library
setting. Applicant must be a member of AASL.|
|Max. $2,500||1/17/2012||02-01-2012||Please visit the web page further information and to apply online:|
|http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/aaslawards/innovativereadinggrant/aaslreading.cfm||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 2. English/Social Studies|
|NEA-Nickelodeon Big Help Grants||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||The NEA-Nickelodeon Big Help Grants program supports the development and implementation of ideas, techniques, and approaches for addressing four key target areas: environmental awareness; health & wellness; students' right to a quality public education; and active community involvement. The goal is to help develop a sense of global awareness for 21st century students. Proposals for work that furthers success for lower-income and minority students are encouraged. The Foundation encourages proposals from teachers with less than 7 years of experience teaching. Funds may be used for resource materials, supplies and equipment, transportation; some professional development.||$5000||10/24/2011||02-01-2012||Jesse Graytock|
|www.neafoundation.org/pages/educators/grant-programs/nea-foundation-green-grants||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 5. Various subjects, 8. Social and Emotional learning|
|Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Competition||Students and/or teachers||Students
and teachers are invited to participate in teams and create exciting
technology projects for prizes. Teams explore a current technology and
imagine it 20 years from now, then prepare an in-depth report describing
this future technology.|
Prizes range from U.S. EE Savings Bonds woth $10,000 at maturity for each student, to smaller saving bonds amounts, all-expense trips to DC fro the ExploraVision Awards weekend, to lastly, Toshiba Camileo Camcorders for each student. Coaches/mentors receive prizes too.
|US Savings Bonds up to $10,000, Toshiba prizes, trip to DC.||12/13/2011||02-01-2012||Detailed instructions are available online at:|
|www.exploravision.org||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 1. Math/Science/Environment|
|USA-Japan Foundation:Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award||Students and/or teachers||The
United States-Japan Foundation Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award
recognizes exceptional teachers who further mutual understanding between
Americans and Japanese. The award is presented annually to two
pre-college teachers in two categories, humanities and Japanese
Eligibility: current full-time K-12 classroom teachers of any relevant subject in the United States who have been teaching for at least five years.
|Maximum award: $7,500 ($2,500 monetary award, $5,000 in project funds)||1/4/2012||02-01-2012||Please see web page for further details and to apply online:|
|http://www.us-jf.org/elginHeinz.html||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, O - Other, 2. English/Social Studies|
|Tony Hawk Foundation||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||The Tony Hawk Foundation provides financial support for building high-quality, public skateparks in low-income areas. Non-profits with tax-exempt status and public schools may apply for grants ranging from $1000-$25,000. The Foundation has strict guidelines that must be met in order to be considered for funding.||$1000 - $25,000||1/11/2012||02-01-2012||Please visit the foundation's web site for detailed information on the grant and to apply online:|
|www.tonyhawkfoundation.org/skatepark-grants/apply||D - District, HS/MS - High School/Middle School, 6. Athletics|
|American Association of School Librarians Collaborative School Library Award||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||The
American Association of School Librarians Collaborative School Library
Award recognizes and encourage collaboration and partnerships between
school librarians and teachers in meeting goals outlined in Empowering
Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs through joint planning
of a program, unit, or event in support of the curriculum and using
school library resources. Eligibility: school librarians that are
personal members of the AASL. ||Max. $2,500 to support school library||1/17/2012||02-01-2012||Please see web site for further information and to apply online:|
|http://s3.goeshow.com/aasl/awards/2011/collaborative_school_library_media_award.cfm||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 2. English/Social Studies|
|Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation: Christopher Columbus Awards||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||The
Christopher Columbus Awards Program combines science and technology
with community problem-solving. Students work in teams with the help of
an adult coach to identify an issue they care about and, using science
and technology, work with experts, conduct research, and put their ideas
to the test to develop an innovative solution. Eligibility:
middle-school-age (sixth, seventh, and eighth grade) children.||Maximum award: $25,000 Foundation Community Grant and an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World to attend the program's National Championship Week, plus a U.S. Savings Bond of $2,000 for each student team member.||12/13/2011||02-06-2012||Please see web site for further details and to apply online.|
|http://www.christophercolumbusawards.com||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, 1. Math/Science/Environment|
|United States Holocaust Museum Teacher Fellowship Program||Students and/or teachers||The
Museum Teacher Fellowship Program develops a national corps of skilled
educators who serve as the core of the museum's efforts to ensure
quality Holocaust education in secondary schools. Teacher fellows
organize conferences, lead workshops, write curricula, serve on boards
of Holocaust museums and education centers, lead study trips to
Holocaust sites, and serve as conduits to the museum for educators,
institutions, professional organizations, and community groups.|
Each year up to twenty educators in grades 7-12 and community college faculty are designated as new museum teacher fellows. These educators must show evidence of extensive knowledge of Holocaust history, successful teaching experience, and participation in community and professional organizations.
Fellows participate in a five-day, all-expense-paid summer institute at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., that is designed to immerse them in advanced historical and pedagogical issues. Following the summer institute, fellows are expected to create and implement an outreach project in their schools, colleges, communities, or professional organizations. In July of the following year, fellows will attend a follow-up program at the museum to assess their various efforts and to continue their study of the Holocaust.
Community college faculty and middle and high school history, social studies, foreign-language, English and journalism teachers, as well as librarians and instructional media specialists, are encouraged to apply for fellowships. Other content areas also will be considered. It is expected that applicants will have taught the Holocaust for a minimum of five years. Applicants must teach in United States schools.
|All expenses paid fellowship, July 2012, Washington DC||1/4/2012||02-10-2012||Museum Teacher Fellowship Program|
Peter J. Fredlake
Coordinator, Museum Teacher Fellowship Program
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126
Tel: (202) 314-0352
Fax: (202) 314-7888
|http://www.ushmm.org/education/foreducators/prodev/teacherfellowship/||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, 2. English/Social Studies|
|National Summer Learning Association: Excellence in Summer Learning Award||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||The
Excellence in Summer Learning Award recognizes an outstanding summer
program that demonstrates excellence in accelerating academic
achievement and promoting positive development for young people between
kindergarten and twelfth grade. Eligibility: public or private
organization or agency (schools, community-based organizations,
libraries, universities, faith-based organizations, etc.) serving young
people between the ages of kindergarten and twelfth grade over the
summer months.||Award: national recognition, increased press opportunities, conference presentations and complimentary registrations, professional development opportunities for staff, and increased publishing opportunities.||1/17/2012||02-10-2012||Please see web page for further information and to apply online:|
|http://www.summerlearning.org/?page=excellence_apply||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 5. Various subjects|
|Earthwatch Institute:Fellowships||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||The
Earthwatch Institute offers educators fully-funded fellowships for
hands-on learning with leading scientists doing field research and
conservation on one of over 100 projects around the world. K-12
classroom educators of any subject(s) from public or private schools
nationwide are eligible to apply for Earthwatch fellowships. The
strongest applicants are those who are passionate about teaching,
excited about making a difference with their time and talents, and
committed to engaging their communities using their knowledge, passion,
and energy to bring about awareness and inspire action. ||Maximum award: fully-funded fellowship.||11/20/2011||02-13-2012||Please see the Earthwatch web site to download the 2012 Education Application form.||http://www.earthwatch.org/aboutus/education/edopp/||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 5. Various subjects|
|Toyota Teen Driver Educator's Challenge||Students and/or teachers||The Toyota Teen Driver Educator's Challenge asks high school teachers to create an action plan that would promote safe driving among teens. The first prize is a Toyota Driving Expectations event for the winning school community and a virtual driving simulator for the school. The second place winner will receive the simulator, along with $1,500 to implement the safe driving action plan.||See grant summary||1/11/2012||02-16-2012||Please visit web site for more information and to apply online:|
|http://toyotateendriver.discoveryeducation.com/challenge.cfm#mdr_step1||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, 7. Health & Wellness, 9. Community Engagement|
|Muzak Heart and Soul Foundation: Music Education Programs for Music Matters Grant Program||MFEE -501 C 3 non profit organization supporting goals of Montclair Public Schools||The
Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation, a nonprofit public charity
established by Muzak LLC, is accepting applications for its Music
Matters Grant Program, which provides grants to public school and
independent music programs in the United States.|
Highest consideration is given to those programs in need of basic materials such as instruments and sheet music, programs serving economically disadvantaged students, programs involving innovative educational reform, and programs with established partnerships with parent-teacher-student associations and other community groups.
Music education — vocal or instrumental — must be the key component of any music program requesting funds. Applications will be accepted from public school programs (qualifying for Title I federal funding and serving a minimum of 50 percent low-income students) and nonprofit 501(c)(3) programs directly funding music education (serving students regardless of their ability to pay).
Applicant schools and programs must already employ at least one music educator and have an existing music program in place. Grant requests must articulate specific needs for existing and/or planned programs.
|$6000||12/13/2011||02-17-2012||Complete grant guidelines, the application form, and an FAQ are available at the foundation Web site: http://heart.muzak.com/what/grants.aspx||http://heart.muzak.com/what/grants.aspx||D - District, 3. Arts|
|Intel Foundation: Schools of Distinction||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||The
Intel Foundation Schools of Distinction Program honors U.S. schools
that have demonstrated excellence in math and science education. In
order to be considered as an Intel School of Distinction, schools must
develop an environment and curricula that meet or exceed benchmarks,
including national mathematics and science content standards.|
Eligibility: middle and high schools in the U.S.
|Max. $25,000||1/4/2012||02-23-2012||Please see web page for further details and to apply online:|
|http://www.intel.com/about/corporateresponsibility/education/soda/index.htm||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, 1. Math/Science/Environment|
|Youth Service of American and Disney Friends for Change||Students and/or teachers||Youth
Service America and the Disney Friends for Change Grants program offers
young change-makers in the United States funding to help make a
lasting, positive change in their communities and the world. The program
seeks to support volunteer projects serving a wide range of needs that
highlight the creativity and commitment of young people working to meet
the needs of others and that demonstrate how "even small actions can add
up to big changes."|
Youth between the ages of 5 and 18 in all fifty states and the District of Columbia are eligible to lead a project and apply for a $1,000 grant to fund it. (Applicants younger than 13 years of age must have an older person submit the application on their behalf.)
complete program guidelines, the eligibility quiz, and the application
form, as well as information on previous grant recipients, visit the YSA
|http://www.ysa.org/grants/disney-friends-change-grants||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 5. Various subjects, 9. Community Engagement|
|National Gardening Association Mantis Awards||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||The National Gardening Association Mantis Awards charitable and educational support garden projects that enhance the quality of life in their host communities.||25 applicants will receive Mantis tiller/cultivators||9/19/2011||03-01-2012||Log in and register at email link listed here.|
Applications may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete submission instructions are listed on the first page of the application. While we encourage applicants to use our new online application system, a form-fillable application (.pdf) is also available.
|http://www.kidsgardening.org/grants/2012-mantis-awards-community-and-youth-gardens||D - District, HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 1. Math/Science/Environment|
|National Geographic Student Expeditions Scholarship Program||Students and/or teachers||The
National Geographic Student Expeditions Scholarship Program provides
financial support to high school students who are seeking educational
summer experiences they otherwise could not afford. The program seeks to
provide opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds and to
enhance the group dynamic and learning opportunities for everyone
The scholarship program generally considers students eligible if their parents' combined income is less than $50,000 and they have few other assets. International students are welcome to apply.
|Scholarship funds||10/17/2011||03-01-2012||Complete program guidelines and the application form will be available at the National Geographic Student Expeditions Web site.||http://ngstudentexpeditions.com/about/scholarships/||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, 1. Math/Science/Environment, 8. Social and Emotional learning|
|Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Awards||Students and/or teachers||Outstanding
Earth Science Teacher (OEST) awards are given for "exceptional
contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth Sciences at
the pre-college level." Any teacher or other K-12 educator who covers a
significant amount of earth science content with their students is
eligible. Ten national finalists are selected, one from each National
Association of Geoscience Teachers regional section (NJ is in the
Eastern region). Individuals may apply themselves or nominate a
colleague for the award.|
The Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Awards program seeks to honor pre-college teachers of earth science, the program has the following specific objectives: to identify excellence in teaching; appropriately recognize and reward excellence in teaching; stimulate higher levels of teaching performance; establish NAGT as a strong support organization for pre-college education; and via active statewide and sectional programs, build a solid state, regional, and national liaison with administrators of pre-college earth science education.
|$500 for travel to GSA meeting; $500 for classroom; complimentary memberships and publications||10/24/2011||03-01-2012||Greg Wheeler,|
California State University
Sacramento, CA 95819-6043
|www.nagt.org/nagt/programs/oest.html||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 1. Math/Science/Environment|
|Barnes & Noble "My Favorite Teacher" contest||Students and/or teachers||Students in grades 1-12 must submit a 500-word or less essay, poem, thank you letter for a teacher who has positively influenced their life. Participating schools will submit entries to the local Barnes & Noble store to be considered for a local or regional award, or the national Barnes & Noble Teacher of the Year Award.||Books; Nook E-reader, $500 gift card||1/11/2012||03-01-2012||Please see web page for more information:|
|www.barnesandnoble.com/u/my-favorite-teacher/379002376||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 5. Various subjects|
|Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education||Students and/or teachers||The
Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge invites students in the U.S.
to team up with classmates under teacher/mentors to solve environmental
problems in their school (grades K-5), community (grades 6-8), and world
Nearly 18,000 elementary, middle and high school students competed in last year's challenge, offering innovations in areas such as food-waste-to-energy, community-scale battery recycling, phantom-power load reduction, systematic behavior change, erosion control, wildlife habitat restoration, and sustainable agriculture for arid zones. The challenge is a collaborative effort of the Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, the National Science Teachers Association, and the College Board.
Student and teacher/mentor prizes, which vary according to grade level and value more than $250,000 total, include scholarships, savings bonds, school grants, adventure trips, and a chance to present their idea at the United Nations. A panel of environmental experts and science educators will judge teams based on their research, analysis, and the ability of the solution to be replicated on a larger scale. High school students are specifically challenged to address energy, biodiversity, land management, water conservation and cleanup, or air and climate.
|Up to $250,000 in scholarships, savings bonds, school grants, adventure trips.||9/19/2011||03-15-2012||Teachers and mentors can register for the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, add their student teams, and begin formulating their projects at the We Can Change Web site, www.wecanchange.com||www.wecanchange.com||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 1. Math/Science/Environment|
|National Association of Biology Teachers/ Vernier Software & Technology: Ecology/Environmental Science Teaching Award||Students and/or teachers||The
Ecology/Environmental Teaching Award will be given to a secondary
school teacher who has successfully developed and demonstrated an
innovative approach in the teaching of ecology/environmental science and
has carried his/her commitment to the environment into the community. ||$1,000 toward travel to the Professional Development Conference, and $500 of Vernier equipment. The recipient also receives a recognition plaque to be presented at the NABT Professional Development Conference, and a one-year complimentary NABT membership.||1/10/2012||03-15-2012||Please see web page for further information and to apply online:|
|http://www.nabt.org/websites/institution/index.php?p=132#award2||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, 1. Math/Science/Environment|
|Ezra Jack Keats Minigrants||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers minigrants to support creative programs in public schools and libraries.The grants may be used for creative programs that can be implemented by students and their teachers. The program must be solely supported by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. Possible programs include: multicultural portrait project; ongoing pen-pal project; bookmaking; intergenerational journal or activity.||$500||1/11/2012||03-15-2012||Please see the web page for further information and to apply online:|
|www.ezra-jack-keats.org||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 2. English/Social Studies, 3. Arts|
|Listen to a Life Contest||Students and/or teachers||The Legacy Project invites entries into the Listen to a Life contest. Young people (8-18 years old) are required to interview a person who is older than 50, and learn about their hopes and dreams, how they achieved their goals, overcame obstacles, and how dreams may have changed over time. The young person must then write a 300-word essay based on the interview. There will be one grand prize winner, and 20 runners up.||Lenovo ThinkCenter All-In-One Computer; EdOptions products; other prizes||1/11/2012||03-30-2012||Please see the web site for further information, examples of past winning essays, and to apply online:|
|www.legacyproject.org/contests/ltal.html||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 2. English/Social Studies, 8. Social and Emotional learning, 9. Community Engagement|
|Red Robin Foundation U-ACT Champion Program||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||Red Robin Foundation's U-ACT stands for Unbridled Acts - random acts of kindness. The program supports schools that exemplify kindness to others and show support in their community through Unbridled Acts. The goal of the program is to help foster and create a sense of neighborliness inside and outside of school, ultimately eliminating bullying.||$150-#2500; $5000||1/11/2012||03-31-2012||Please see web page for more information and to apply online:|
|www.redrobin.com/rrfoundation/uactprogram.aspx||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 8. Social and Emotional learning|
|ING Unsung Heroes Awards Program||Students and/or teachers||For
the past fifteen years, the ING Unsung Heroes awards program has
recognized K-12 educators in the United States for their innovative
teaching methods, creative educational projects, and ability to
positively influence the children they teach. Since honoring the first
"unsung hero" in 1996, ING has awarded nearly $3.8 million to nearly
1,600 educators across the country.|
Educators are invited to submit grant applications describing class projects they have initiated or would like to pursue.
Each year, one hundred educators are selected to receive $2,000 each to help fund their innovative class projects. Three of those individuals will be chosen to receive awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000, and $25,000. All awards must be used to further the projects within the school or school system.
All K-12 education professionals are eligible to apply. Applicants must be employed by an accredited K-12 public or private school located in the U.S. and be a full-time educator, teacher, principal, paraprofessional, or classified staff member working on a project with demonstrated effectiveness in improving student learning.
|$2000, up to $25,000||10/17/2011||04-30-2012||Complete program guidelines, the application form, and information on previously funded projects are available at the ING Web site.||http://ing.us/about-ing/citizenship/childrens-education/ing-unsung-heroes||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 5. Various subjects|
|National Council of Teachers of Mathematics PreK-8 Pre-service Teacher Action Research Grants||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||National Council of Teachers of Mathematics PreK-8 Pre-service Teacher Action Research Grants provide financial support for action research conducted as a collaborative by university faculty, pre-service teacher(s), and classroom teacher(s) seeking to improve their understanding of mathematics in PreK-8 classroom(s). Primary emphasis will be placed on collaboration by a team of researchers consisting of university, elementary/middle school teachers, and pre-service teachers from the undergraduate ranks. The action research should be designed, implemented, and completed with a focus on enhancing the teaching and/or learning of mathematics in grades PreK-8. Proposals must address the following: rationale for the research project, the expected impact on teaching/learning in the school setting, and anticipated improvements in pre-service student learning. Grant funds should be used to support project expenses to plan and carry out the action research. Maximum award: $3,000. Eligibility: current (as of April 27, 2012) full individual or e-members of NCTM or those teaching at a school with a current (as of April 27, 2012) NCTM PreK-8 school membership. The participating pre-service teacher(s) must be in an initial licensure/certification program at the undergraduate level and, at some point during the term of the grant, must be engaged in some form of practicum experience or student teaching.||Max. $3000||9/8/2011||05-04-2012||National Council of Teachers of Mathematics|
1906 Association Drive,
Reston, VA 20191-1502
TEL: (800) 235-7566 or (703) 620-9840
FAX: (703) 476-2970
|http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=15479||E - Elementary, 1. Math/Science/Environment|
|National Council of Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Education Trust: Professional Development for PreK-6 teachers||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||The
NCTM and its Mathematics Education Trust are accepting proposals from
current PreK-6 math teachers who wish to enhance their professional
development, and are offering grants to further teacher education.
Teachers who wish to improve their teaching by completing coursework in
school mathematics content and pedagogy working toward an advanced
degree, and who are taking an active approach toward teaching math may
submit proposals. Eligible applicants must have been teaching math for
at least 50% of the time for at least 3 years in prek-6 classrooms, and
must be current NCTM members. |
Applicants may propose a study plan ranging from 1-3 years. Plans may be multiyear, summer or evening courses, institutes, graduate programs or leaves of absence. Proposals must address the rationale for the study program, and indicate expected impact on students. Grants will provide funds for tuition, books and other direct costs to professional development.
|$24000||12/13/2011||05-04-2012||Mathematics Education Trust at NCTM|
1906 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191-1502
|http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=22370||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 1. Math/Science/Environment|
|National Council of Mathematics Teachers: In-Service Training grants for PreK-5 Teachers||Students and/or teachers||The NCTM, through it's trust (the Mathematics Education Trust) is offering financial support to help elementary teachers develop in-service education in mathematics. The funds may be used for honoraria and expenses for consultants, substitutes, materials, and conference or workshop registrations. Funds may not be used for travel or equipment.||Up to $4000||1/11/2012||05-04-2012||Mathematics Education Trust at NCTM|
1906 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Please see web site for more information and to apply online.
|www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=206||E - Elementary, 1. Math/Science/Environment|
|Dr. C. Moorer's Failure to Promise K-12 Educator's Award||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||Dr. C. Moorer offers educators, schools, and libraries a grant to help move students "From Failure to Promise". The grant is intended to reward schools and educators that inspire students to turn their lives around. The purpose of the grants is to motivate and encourage students to reach their full promise in the areas of literacy, math, science, or technology.||$1000||10/24/2011||07-31-2012||Please apply via web site listed here.|
From Failure to Promise
K-12 Educator's Grant
Olympia Fields, Illinois
|http://www.fromfailuretopromise.com/K-12--Educator-s-Literacy-Grant.html||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 5. Various subjects, 8. Social and Emotional learning|
|Lego Children's Fund Grants||MFEE -501 C 3 non profit organization supporting goals of Montclair Public Schools||The
LEGO Children’s Fund will provide quarterly grants for programs, either
in part or in total, with a special interest paid to collaborative
efforts and in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the
receiving organization. We will give priority consideration to programs
that both meet our goals and are supported in volunteer time and effort
by our employees.|
The Foundation awards grants to qualified tax-exempt organizations (as determined under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue code) including educational organizations as defined in USC 26 § 170 (C) with specific, identifiable needs primarily in these areas of support: Early childhood education and development that is directly related to creativity; and Technology and communication projects that advance learning opportunities
Target audience is children up to 14 years of age.
Interested parties must complete an eligibility quiz, be approved and invited to submit a grant proposal as specified in our Application Procedures.
|$500-$5000||1--2-2012||1-15-2012; then 4-15-2012 and 7-15-2012||Please see web page for further details and to apply online:|
|www.legochildrensfund.org/mission.html||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 8. Social and Emotional learning|
|Innovative Worthy Projects Foundation (IWPF)||MFEE -501 C 3 non profit organization supporting goals of Montclair Public Schools||The
Innovative Worthy Projects Foundation supports programs that serve the
needs of disabled or special-needs children from pre-k through high
school. The IWPF funds organizations dedicated to developing innovative
programs, disseminating ideas, or providing direct care or services for
children with special needs, acute illnesses or chronic disabilities. |
The foundation makes grants only on a one-time basis. Applications are accepted January 1 through August 31 each year, with notifications provided the following April and June.
The foundation will not fund salaries, professional fees, operating expenses; or building funds.
|Varies||9/12/2011||1/1 - 8/3||Innovative Worthy Projects Foundation|
4045 Sheridan Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
|www.iwpf.org/application/index.html.||D - District, 5. Various subjects|
|Earthwatch: Education Fellowship||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||The
Earthwatch Institute offers educators fully funded fellowships for
hands-on learning with leading scientists doing field research and
conservation on one of 130 projects. Earthwatch's Education Fellowships
are national in scope, and supported by a wide range of businesses,
foundations, and individuals. |
No experience is necessary, nor is any particular educational background. You DON'T need to be a science teacher to become an Earthwatch Fellow—all you need is a sense of adventure, a deep curiosity, a love of meaningful work, and a desire to make a difference.
|Maximum Award: full cost of expedition, including all research costs, meals, housing, on-site travel, etc.||7/15/2011||Applications accepted on a rolling basis throughout the spring.||email FellowshipAwards@earthwatch.org||http://www.earthwatch.org/aboutus/education/edopp/edfelfund/||HS/MS - 1|
|KaBOOM! Let's Play Spruce grants||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||KaBOOM! Let's Play Spruce grants are open to schools / organizations / communities. |
The Let’s Play Spruce grants are designed to reward communities that have maintained and "spruced" their playspaces since their playground build. Communities must demonstrate that they have maintained their playspace and they have led an improvement project in the last 60 days. Communities that demonstrate this will receive a $750 gift card to further enhance or improve their playspace.
|$750||9/12/2011||ongoing||Contact KaBOOM! Grants Manager at: email@example.com or 202-464-6161.||http://kaboom.org/build_playground/get_funding/grants||E - Elementary, 6. Athletics, 7. Health & Wellness|
|Best Buy's Teach@15 Awards||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||The Teach@15 Awards are meant to help schools (grades 7-12) improve learning by meeting their technology needs. The Awards consist of Best Buy gift cards ranging in value from $500-$1500. Teens register to vote at the @15 site, then nominate their school. Award decisions are based on nominations and number of votes received over a 15-day voting period.||$500-$1500||6/27/2011||ongoing||Teach@15 Awards|
|www.at15.com||HS/MS & E - 1|
|RGK Foundation||MFEE -501 C 3 non profit organization supporting goals of Montclair Public Schools||The
RGK Foundation has an interest in supporting k-12 education, especially
reading, mathematics, and science; with additional interest in teacher
development and literacy.|
The Foundation accepts online letters of inquiry, and will only award funds to nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) or 170 (c) status.
The Foundation will not fund annual or special events; capital campaigns or renovations; emergency or disaster relief projects; sectarian religious, legislative, or political activities; individuals, or debt reduction.
1301 West 25th St.
Austin, TX 78705-4236
Tel: (512) 474-9298
Fax: (512) 474-7281
|AIAA Foundation||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||The
AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Foundation
Classrooms Grants seek to improve science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics (STEM) education in classrooms. |
Grants may be used to fund classroom materials such as math/science demonstration kits; supplies for aerospace/engineering projects; k-12 math & science software; math manipulatives for elementary grades; supplies for building flying objects or for building robotics.
Elegible projects must affect more than 15 students. Grants are limited to 5 per school.
|up to $200||7/12/2011||Ongoing||American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)|
Lisa Bacon: firstname.lastname@example.org
|http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=216||HS/MS & E - 1|
|Cabot Creamery Cooperative||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||The cooperative invites grant requests for education and wellness. If a project is approved funds may be used for almost anything associated with the project, such as supplies, healthy snacks, or printed materials. Types of projects supported include wellness fairs; nutrition workshops for students, parents, or coaches; promoting healthy food choices in schools; or other health-related or hands-on projects.||up to $200||7/12/2011||Ongoing||Cabot Creamery Cooperative|
1 Home Farm Way
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
Fax: (802) 371-1200
|www.cabotcheese.coop||HS/MS & E - 1|
|Bruce Larkin Scholarship||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||Bruce
Larkin, published author of over 800 children's books, awards travel
grants of up to $200 to teachers planning on attending conferences
related to reading, specifically International Reading Association (IRA)
or Reading Recovery (RR) conferences. |
Educator who are planning on attending a conference should submit an application asap, to allow time for review. Application is available at the web site.
|up to $200/500 grants per school year||7/13/2011||Ongoing||Wilbooks|
1311 West Chester Pike
West Chester, PA 19382
Tel: (610) 436-8755
|www.wilbooks.com/scholarships/travelgrant.php||HS/MS & E - 2|
|Fender Music Foundation||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||The Fender Music Foundation makes grants to established, ongoing, and sustainable music programs in schools/organizations to provide music education to individuals who would not otherwise have access or opportunities to make music. Programs should have ongoing music instruction, not music appreciation classes. Most grants fund in-school music classes or after-school music programs. Most support comes in the form of instruments or music equipment. A grant candidate form must be submitted online, and if program is selected, an application form will be sent to program candidate.||$500-$5000||7/13/2011||Ongoing||Fender Music Foundation|
|www.fendermusicfoundation.org/grants/index.cfm?sec=info||HS/MS & E-3|
|Wells Fargo Charitable Giving||MFEE -501 C 3 non profit organization supporting goals of Montclair Public Schools||Wells Fargo offers charitable support to community and educational endeavors, specifically those that promote academic achievement for low-and moderate-income students; provide training for teachers/administrators working with low- and moderate-income students; eliminate preK-12 achievement gaps for low- and moderate-income students; provide mentoring and out-of-school programs; and, advance teaching through professional development and support.||Varies||8/3/2011||Ongoing||Corporate Offices,|
420 Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94104
|PepsiCo Contributions||MFEE -501 C 3 non profit organization supporting goals of Montclair Public Schools||PepsiCo
seeks to provide investment in communities, especially relating to
education, health & wellness, diversity & inclusion, and thought
Grant seekers must first submit a letter of interest. PepsiCo will contact applicants who can then proceed to submit a formal proposal.
|The Pet Care Trust||Students and/or teachers||Pets in the Classroom grants are offered to classroom teachers of preK-6 in public and private schools.Grants are intended to support pets or aquariums in the classroom for the purposes of teaching children to bond with and care for their pets responsibly. The animals should not be used for experimentation.||Certificates of $50-$150||8/3/2011||Ongoing||Pets in the Classroom|
The Pet Care Trust
2105 Laurel Bush Rd., Suite 200
Bel Air, Maryland 21015
|American the Beautiful Fund||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||American the Beautiful Fund provides free seeds, bulbs, and garden gloves to community groups working to better the world through gardening. Projects should use the seeds to feed the hungry, teach children about nature, and/or to beautify parks, roadways, and neighborhoods.||100-6000 Seed Packets||8/8/2011||Ongoing||America the Beautiful|
725 15th St. NW, Suite 605
Washington, D.C. 20005
Tel: (202) 638-1649
|The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||Fruit
Tree 101 program aims to create outdoor orchard classrooms in public
schools from K-12. The purpose is to provide ongoing environmental
education to children, as well as a source of organic fruit for improved
FTPF seeks schools that can accommodate at least 20-25 trees on school grounds, and have existing irrigation nearby.
|20-25 Fruit Trees||8/8/2011||Ongoing||The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation|
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Tel: (831) 621-8096
Fax: (831) 621-7978
|www.ftpt.org/fruit-tree101.htm||HS/MS & E-1|
|Extron Classroom A/V System Grant||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||Extron Electronics provides opportunities for k-12 school to enhance their use of education technology with an audiovisual grant. The purpose of the grant is to show ease-of-use and benefits of Extron A/V systems in the classrooms to schools and educators. The grant includes the installation and free training for the use of the equipment.||Audio visual technology||9/12/2011||Ongoing||Please apply online.||http://www.extron.com/k12/polevaultgrant.aspx.||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 1. Math/Science/Environment|
|Digital Wish Technology grants||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||Digital
Wish is a nonprofit organization with a mission to assist teachers with
their technology needs. To apply for grants they can win for their
classrooms, such as technology software from Tool Factory, teachers must
register at the web site listed here and submit a technology-based
lesson plan in any content area.|
Grants are awarded on the 15th of every month. Judging criteria for the lessons plans includes: organization and coherence; proper grammar usage, spelling, and punctuation; relevance to the curriculum; creativity and fun; student involvment; and integration of technology.
|Grants range in value from $20-$1400||10/24/2011||Ongoing||Digital Wish|
PO Box 1072
|http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/grant_awards||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 5. Various subjects|
|Nike donations||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||Nike makes product donations for requests submitted online (see web page listed here). Take an eligibility quiz online first.||Nike products||10/24/2011||Ongoing||Nike World Headquarters|
One Bowerman Drive
|www.nikebiz.com/responsibility/nike_giving_guidelines.html||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 6. Athletics|
|NGAGE Grant Program - Technology||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||The NGAGE grant program offers discount grants for purchases of software from Netop. The grants are designed to help schools deal with tight budgets. In addition to the discounts for softward, schools may download a free 30-day trial of either Netop School or Netop Vision classroom management software to find out more about these tools.||$150-$1100||10/24/2011||Ongoing||Phone: 866-725-7833|
|www.netop.com/ngage-grant-program||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 1. Math/Science/Environment|
|American Radio Relay League Foundation, Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||The ARRL Foundation offers the Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program to support the development of amateur radio for high school students or younger children. The program offers mini-grants for groups that demonstrate serious intent to promote participation in Amateur Radio by youth and enrich the experience of radio amateurs under the age of 18. Grants will support the purchase of antennas, training materials, supporting local service projects that bring favorable public exposure, and similar activities. Project that receive local matching funds will be given preference.||Up to $1000||10/25/2011||Ongoing||Visit the web site for details.|
National Association for Amateur Radio
225 Main St.
|www.arrl.org/the-victor-c-clark-youth-incentive-program||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, 3. Arts|
|JP Morgan Chase Global Philanthropy||MFEE -501 C 3 non profit organization supporting goals of Montclair Public Schools||JPMorgan
Chase's philanthropic goal is simple - be a catalyst for meaningful,
positive and sustainable change within high-need neighborhoods and
communities across the globe. With regards to education, JPMorgan Chase
seeks to invest in programs and services that increase economically
disadvantaged children's access to high-quality educational
opportunities. The focus is on helping students enrolled in public K-12
schools acquire the knowledge and skills they need to become productive,
Development of instructional leaders; Implementation of innovative curricula; Deepen teacher content knowledge; Strengthening of instructional strategies; Strengthening district capacity to support innovation; Extending learning opportunities; College access initiatives; Dissemination of best practices.
|Varies||11/20/2011||ongoing||Letters of inquiry should be submitted online.|
Contact for NJ is:
483 Bloomfield Avenue, Floor 2
Montclair, NJ 07042-3406
Questions regarding CyberGrants / application process, please e-mail email@example.com
|http://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/Corporate-Responsibility/corporate-philanthropy.htm||D - District, 5. Various subjects|
|Toshiba America Foundation||MFEE -501 C 3 non profit organization supporting goals of Montclair Public Schools||The
TAF makes grants to support the teaching of math & science in US
K-12 schools. Specifically, the foundation supports the projects, ideas,
and materials that teachers need to innovate their math & science
For grades 6-12, grants less than $5000 are accepted on an ongoing basis. Requests for grants above $5000, must be submitted by February 1 or August 1 annually. Applications for grants for grades k-5 are accepted only once a year, on October 1.
Applicants are advised to call the Foundation to discuss project ideas, and they are also encouraged to visit the web site for links and resources.
|up to $5000+||7/12/2011||Ongoing for less than $5000, or Feb. 1 and Aug. 1 for grants > $5000||Toshiba America Foundation|
1251 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor
New York, NY 10020
Tel: (212) 596-0620
|www.toshiba.com/taf/about.jsp||HS/MS & E - 1|
|Jimmy Buffett's Singing for Change Grants||MFEE -501 C 3 non profit organization supporting goals of Montclair Public Schools||Jimmy Buffett's nonprofit philanthropy organization, Singing for Change (SFC) offers grants to improve the quality of life for people and empower them to make positive changes in their communities. Grants are offered to nonprofits with the purpose of addressing the root causes of social and environmental problems. SFC's areas of interest include children and families, the environment, and disenfranchised groups.||$500-$10,000||10/24/2011||Ongoing for letters of interest||Judith Ranger Smith|
Executive Director SFC Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
|www.margaritaville.com/singing_change.html||D - District, 1. Math/Science/Environment, 5. Various subjects, 7. Health & Wellness, 8. Social and Emotional learning, 9. Community Engagement|
|Hall Research T-Squared Program||LEA local education agency (Montclair Public Schools)||The Hall Research T-Squared program is designed to give schools a chance to receive audio visual equipment from Hall Research.||Classroom Audio Visual Equipment||12/13/2011||Ongoing/monthly selection||Please see web page for further information and to apply online.|
|www.hallresearch.com/page/News/T-Squared_Grant||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary|
|The Allstate Foundation Teen Safe Driving Program||MFEE -501 C 3 non profit organization supporting goals of Montclair Public Schools||Priority will be given to programs that:|
Help grow the KTD teen-to-teen smart driving movement or help educate the public about the value and importance of strong graduated driver licensing (while not directly or indirectly advocating for specific legislation).
Provide unique and innovative ways to make smart driving socially acceptable to teens.
Focus on the real and deadly dangers of distracted driving, particularly the use of cell phones while driving, including texting.
Appropriately reach diverse audiences, with culturally-sensitive program tactics and messages.
Reflect collaboration among multiple organizations with distinct roles and responsibilities clearly articulated for each partner and a viable operating plan demonstrating how the partners will work together on the program effectively.
Offer sustainable change, meaning that new teen drivers also will benefit from the program in future years.
Measurably reach the largest number of teens in the most meaningful and impactful ways.
By email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
By mail at:
The Allstate Foundation
2775 Sanders Road, F4
Northbrook, IL 60062
|Scholastic/Lexus: Environmental Challenge Program||Students and/or teachers||The
Scholastic Lexus Environmental Challenge program is designed to educate
and empower students to take action to improve the environment,
encouraging middle and high school students across the United States to
develop and implement environmental programs that positively impact
their communities. Middle and high school teams comprised of five to ten
students and one teacher advisor are invited to participate in four
initial challenges, each addressing a different environmental element --
land, water, air, and climate. Eligibility: students grades 6-12 and
their teachers. Deadline: varies.|
|$30,000 max.||10/24/2011||Varies||Please register online at web page noted here or contact via email: email@example.com||http://www.scholastic.com/lexus||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, 1. Math/Science/Environment|
|National Council of Teachers of English: Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training Scholarship Fund||Students and/or teachers||The NCTE is accepting applications for its Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training Scholarship from current English Language Arts teachers in public schools. The purpose of the fund is to support postgraduate training that furthers teaching skills and/or career development in teaching. Applicants should provide specific details for the course(s) they wish to pursue, as well as dates and fees.||$500||1/17/2012||01-31-2012||Please see guidelines and application on web page:|
|www.ncte.org/second/awards/wheadon||HS/MS - High School/Middle School, E - Elementary, 2. English/Social Studies|