Timely Grant Opportunities

This page lists current grants whose application dates have not yet passed.

New grants will be periodically posted to this page, so please check back regularly for new opportunities.

The Doyle Foundation, Inc.

The Frank M. & Gertrude R. Doyle Foundation’s mission is to promote communities of productivity and prosperity with access to education and advancement. The foundation offers grants in the areas of education, health, and the environment. Previous grants were used to fund elementary and high schools, environmental protection organizations, and Girl Scout organizations.

Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and schools. Applications must be submitted online.

Eligibility:

Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations).

Serving grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and Higher Ed

Middle School Planetary Stewards

For creative projects that maximize the kind of learning exemplified by the Learning Framework and the Geo-Inquiry Process in classrooms or informal education settings.

Eligible for Middle school educators in New York.

Clusters: Well-rounded, Instruction.

Connect Kids to Parks Field Trip Grant Program

Purpose

The Connect Kids to Parks Field Trip Grant Program (Connect Kids) is a field trip refund grant program connecting New York schoolchildren with nature and New York State history.

Eligibility

Title 1 schools AND any public school in a district with a Title 1 school (grades preK-12 including school-sponsored clubs), Advantage After School Programs, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and village, town, or county youth bureaus in communities with Title 1 schools are eligible to apply. Each class or afterschool/youth bureau group is eligible for one transportation grant per academic year.

K-5 Science and Math Projects

K-5 grade teachers are invited to apply on-line for a Toshiba America Foundation grant of not more than $1,000 to help bring an innovative project into their own classroom. With a Toshiba America Foundation grant, elementary teachers can bring their best new teaching ideas to life.

American Honda Foundation Grant

The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.

Nonprofit charitable organizations classified as a 501(c) (3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service, or a public school district, private/public elementary and secondary schools as listed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) are eligible for funding.

The grant range is from $20,000 to $75,000 over a one-year period.

Arts Partnerships to Serve ELLs and Students with Disabilities

Apply for up to $15,000 for Arts Partnerships to Serve ELLs and Students with Disabilities.

Schools are invited to apply for grants between $3,000 and $15,000 to support partnerships that create and expand arts opportunities for diverse groups of student participants, with a focus on English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities. Participating schools receive funding to work with experienced local arts organizations to implement school-based arts residencies that enhance student achievement in and through the arts, while developing and documenting best practices in arts education. 

Arts Partnerships to Boost Parent and Family Engagement

Schools are invited to apply for grants of up to $2,500 via the Arts+Family Engagement program. These grants create new partnerships or build upon schools’ existing relationships with the NYC arts community to expand family connections to the arts programs offered at school. Grants will support interactive family workshops or events that showcase students’ school-based arts experiences, draw connections between student art and other academic learning, and offer innovative art-making or learning opportunities. By creating new ways to engage around the arts, this program aims to help students, family members, and the school community experience the power of arts education in the school setting.  Approved projects must be carried out during the 2019-20 school year, to be completed no later than June 2020. Grants are limited for use by schools to cover services provided by their arts partners only. For more information, including application instructions, please review the 2019-20 program guidelines. Interested schools—especially first time applicants—are encouraged to attend the DOE’s 2019 Arts & Cultural Education Services Fair on May 13 to attend a grant info session. 

Eco-Solution Grant

ecoSolution Grants (previously called “Small Grants”) have been the defining basis of Captain Planet Foundation’s work over the last 25 years. In that time, they have funded over 2,100 projects that have impacted 1.2 million youth around the world – actively fulfilling their mission to build the next generation of environmental stewards and change-agents. 

ecoSolution™ Grants range from $500-$2,500 and are intended to support solution-oriented, youth-led projects that result in real environmental outcomes. ecoSolution™ Grants are available to educators working with youth in the United States (international projects are by invitation only). 

Please note that ecoSolution™ Grants will only support direct project costs. Support for t-shirts, staff salaries, field trips, scholarships, beautification/ landscaping, etc. will NOT be considered.

Champion Creatively Alive Children

The 2019 program provides grants for innovative, creative leadership team building within elementary/middle schools. Beginning December 1, 2018, submit your application for the opportunity to receive a grant to help build your school's creative capacity. Each grant-winning school (up to 20 grants awarded) receives $2,500 and Crayola products valued at $1,000. Note, the applications will only be accepted from principals who are members of NAESP.

Here's how you can get started now...

  • Form a collaborative team to plan innovative ways of infusing creativity throughout the school.
  • Brainstorm a leadership program that will enrich the creative capabilities and confidence within the school community.
  • Plan how and who will lead this collaborative effort.
  • Complete the application.
  • Submit application by June 21, 2019 (the principal must be a member of NAESP).
  • Receive a gift — every Early Bird application submitted before midnight on Monday, June 3, 2019 will receive a Crayola product Classpack®.

The application deadline is June 21, 2019.  To learn more about this opportunity click here.

Lead2Feed Challenge

To encourage middle and high school students to hone their leadership skills by completing a service-learning project that solves hunger or another community need involving a public nonprofit organization. Entrants must be located in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Guam and be full-time students in grades 6 to 12 at a public, private, or charter middle school or high school. Each team must comprise at least three students and a sponsoring teacher or adult adviser.

Amazon Future Engineers

Amazon Future Engineer is a comprehensive childhood-to-career program to inspire, educate, and train children and young adults from underserved and low-income communities to pursue careers in computer science. Amazon aims to inspire more than 10 million kids each year to explore computer science, fund CS courses for over 100,000 underprivileged young people in 2,000 low-income high schools across the U.S., and award 100 students from underserved communities pursuing degrees in computer science with four-year $10,000 annual scholarships, as well as internships at Amazon to gain work experience.

Eligibility

Children and young adults from underserved and low-income communities.

The Connect Kids to Parks Field Trip Grant

The Connect Kids to Parks Field Trip Grant Program (Connect Kids) is a field trip refund grant program connecting New York schoolchildren with nature and New York State history.

How Does It Work?

  • Connect Kids will refund up to $1,000 of the field trip costs for visits to a New York State Park, Nature Center, or Historic Site (Parks), or a Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Education Center, fish hatchery, or selected DEC sites. Field trip locations covered under the program include:
  • New York State parks, Nature Centers or Historic Sites
  • Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Education Centers or Fish
  • Hatcheries
  • Adirondack Loj
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science Forestry's Newcomb Campus
  • Chittenago Landing Canal Boat Museum
  • Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center
  • Montezuma Audobon Center

Grants are available on a first come, first served basis. Field trip costs eligible for a refund include transportation, program fees, entry fees, and/or pavilion fees.  Schools, youth bureaus, or afterschool programs pay for services first and are then reimbursed for their expenses after the trip. Chaperones that drive separately will not be refunded for any field trip expenses.

Eligibility

Any public school in a district with a Title I school (grades Pre-K-12 including school-sponsored clubs), Advantage After School Programs, 21st Century Learning Centers and village, town, or county youth bureaus in communities with Title I schools are eligible to apply. Each class or afterschool/youth bureau group is eligible for one transportation grant per academic year. Applications are on a rolling basis.

Fresh Films Tech Grants

Purpose

For classroom technology supplies, software, or hardware. Eligible purchases include, but are not limited to: 3D printers, tablets or Dell computers, software, green screens, or hi-tech biology supplies.  The grant award is $300.00.

Eligibility

All K-12 teachers and principals from any discipline who have a demonstrated need for technology. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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