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DonorsChoose.org is dedicated to addressing the scarcity and inequitable distribution of learning materials and experiences in our public schools. We believe this inequity is rooted in the following factors:
- Shortages of learning materials prevent thorough, engaging instruction;
- Top-down distribution of materials stifles our best teachers and discourages them from developing targeted solutions for their students; and
- Small, directed contributions have gone un-tapped as a source of funding.
DonorsChoose.org will improve public education by engaging citizens in an online marketplace where teachers describe and individuals can fund specific student projects. We envision a nation where students in every community have the resources they need to learn.
Discovery Education and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation invite you to enter the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes. It's all part of Energy Balance 101 - a robust online resource for educators, nurses and health care professionals, and parents to help kids find the right balance between what they eat and how they move! Anyone can enter to win on behalf of your school, so spread the word to your fellow teachers, parents and students today!
2 Grand Prizes!
2 lucky schools will win a $30,000 grant from Sports Authority and a new playground from Playworld Systems
- One of the Grand Prize Winners will be chosen from a special drawing for Title 1 schools*
3 Secondary Prizes
3 more schools will be awarded a $5,000 grant from Sports Authority
Don't forget to enter by January 31, 2012 for your chance to win!
$1000 for applying ideas from “Failure to Promise”
From Failure to Promise k-12 Educator's Grant
Organization: Dr. C Moorer & Associates
Eligibility: U.S. educators in K-12 Schools and libraries. Teachers of literacy, math, science, and or technology.
Grant Value: $1000
Grant Deadline: Tuesday July 31st, 2012
To Assist Educators In Moving Students From “Failure To Promise” In Literacy. Math, Science, And Or Technology.
Matching funds for document cameras
Digital Wish Document Camera Grants
Organization: Digital Wish
GrantValue: $100 matching grants
Digital Wish will contribute $100 towards each ELMO product purchased for the classroom. Schools and classroom supporters alike can now stretch their funding dollars further to make their favorite educator’s technology wishes come true. The TT-02RX document camera is available as a stand alone item, or included in a choice of two bundles.
Grants for middle and high school math teachers
Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) grants
Organization: Toshiba America Foundation
Eligibility: Grades 6-12 math and science teachers
GrantValue: Awards fall into two groups: Grants up to $5,000 and grants over $5,000
Grade 6-12 applications for $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis, throughout the calendar year. Grant requests of more than $5,000 are reviewed twice a year. Applications for grants of more than $5,000 are due February 1st and August 1st each year.
Up to $5K in musical instruments, instrument repairs
Organization: Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation
Eligibility: K-12 music programs
Value: Musical instruments and instrument repairs
The Melody program is designed to provide musical instruments and instrument repairs to existing K-12 school music programs that have no other source of financing to purchase additional musical instruments or materials. Applicants whose music programs lack institutional financial support and whose students qualify for financial assistance will receive greater consideration. The applicant school must have an ongoing music program that is at least three years old.Contact: http://www.mhopus.org/apply.htm
Win a mobile lab for teachers
Organization: Tool Factory/Olympus
Eligibility: K-12 teachers
Value: 43 Mobile Labs
In the Digital Wish program teachers are asked to submit technology-based lesson plans, which focus on interesting ways to infused technology in the classroom. As many as the top 43 lesson plans will be awarded varying grants for hardware and software. Winners are chosen on the 28th day of every month.
Additional $500,000 released for NGAGE grant program
Organization: Netop Solutions A/S
Eligibility: Educational institutions and teachers
Value: Up to $1,600 per award
Netop has just received $500,000 in funding for school that purchase Vision6, the award-winning classroom management software proven to improve student achievement. NGAGE grants are available until funding runs out.
Netop launched the Netop Get A Grant for Education (NGAGE) program to help educators struggling with shrinking budgets. Available until funds run out, this program provides financial support for schools to purchase an individual or site license for the Netop Vision6 Class Kit, the most popular classroom management software, proven to improve student achievement.
The Vision6 Class Kit is priced at $999, but with an NGAGE grant of $450, an educator would pay only $549 per lab. Schools can also receive grants of $1,600 for a site license, making Netop Vision6 more affordable.
$1 billion over the next five years to teach computer skills
Organization: Microsoft Corp.
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations
Value: More than $1 billion
Microsoft Corp. plans to commit more than $1 billion over the next five years to Unlimited Potential (UP), a global initiative focused on providing technology skills to disadvantaged individuals through community-based technology and learning centers. In the first round of UP grants, Microsoft awarded $8.1 million in cash and software to 82 nonprofit organizations. Initially, UP will provide funding to help community-based technology and learning centers hire and train technology instructors. Subsequent phases of the initiative will offer an online global support network delivering technology curriculum, research, tools, and help-desk services. UP also will sponsor a global and regional awards program, which will invest in technology solutions that deliver a social benefit. The awards are designed to encourage innovation and provide the funding necessary to help the best technology solutions scale for broader use.
$1,000 in reading technology per award
Organization: The Reading Pen Group
Eligibility: K-12 and higher-education institutions in the U.S
Value: 10 free Readingpen devices worth $1,000 total
The Reading Pen Group is offering two types of grants: the Readingpen K-12 Grant and the Readingpen Higher Education Grant. The K-12 Grant provides assistance to pioneering educators who want to use Readingpen in effective and creative ways to improve students' reading skills. The Higher Education Grant is designed to support innovative and valuable uses of Readingpen at the college and university level for teacher professional development or research. Proposed projects for both the K-12 and higher-education grants must focus on using Readingpen devices in daily instruction with K-12 students, whether in the classroom or during homework. Grant recipients get 10 Readingpen devices; teacher support materials that include a Teacher's Guide, student activities, and white papers; and guidance from a mentor or senior reading specialist with experience in integrating technology into the K-12 environment. The approximate value of each grant package is $1,000.
$1,050 in new hardcover children's library books
Organization: The Libri Foundation
Eligibility: Rural libraries in the United States
Value: Up to $700 per award
The Libri Foundation is a nationwide nonprofit organization that donates new, high-quality, hardcover children's books to small, rural public libraries in the United States through its Books for Children program. The books donated through the Books for Children program are used for storytelling; toddler, preschool, and after-school programs; summer reading programs; "book buddy" programs, in which older children read to younger children; holiday programs; teacher check-out and curriculum support; early childhood development programs; school projects; and to just provide children with a "good read." Applicants' Friends of Library programs or other local initiatives are expected to contribute up to $350 toward the project, which the Libri Foundation will match on a 2-to-1 ratio. The foundation awards grants three times a year. The application deadlines are March 15, July 15, and Dec. 15.
$10,000 for workshops or conferences for graphic-arts teachers
Organization: Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation
Eligibility: U.S. schools and colleges
Value: $2,500 per award
The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF) has provided more than $4.5 million to fund more than 125 projects at more than 45 institutions since it was founded in 1983. GAERF awards two types of grants: full grants and mini-grants. Mini-grants are awarded for projects such as one-day workshops, specialized conferences, and the production of career and educational materials. Funding is limited to $2,500 per project and may be submitted at any time. Four mini-grants are awarded per year. Requests for mini-grant funding should be submitted in the same manner as other foundation proposals.
$25K to form mentoring programs to teach math
Organization: The Actuarial Foundation
Eligibility: Schools and nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada
Value: Up to $25,000 total
Through its Advancing Student Achievement program, the Actuarial Foundation awards monetary grants to schools and nonprofit groups throughout the United States and Canada. The basic requirement for schools or groups seeking funding is that they develop a viable mentoring program involving actuaries in the teaching of mathematics to children in private or public schools. The program brings together actuaries and educators in local classroom environments with the belief that interaction with real-world mentors will boost students' interest and achievement in math. The Actuarial Foundation provides a local network of actuaries ready to participate, as well as suggestions on how to integrate math concepts from the workplace into the classroom. Groups applying for grants will be given wide latitude in designing programs that enhance learning and create a "love of math" in each student.
$5,000 per award for innovative math and science projects
Organization: Toshiba America Foundation
Eligibility: Educators in grades 7-12
Value: $5,000 per award; number of awards varies
The Toshiba America Foundation is a nonprofit grant-making organization dedicated to supporting science and math education in the U.S. The foundation contributes to the quality of science and mathematics education by investing in projects designed by classroom teachers to improve instruction for students in grades 7-12. The foundation awards grants of $5,000 on a rolling basis. For grants of more than $5,000, applications are due Feb. 1 and Aug. 1 of each year.
$5,000 to $10,000 for education initiatives
Organization: The Texas Instruments Foundation
Eligibility: Schools and districts
Value: $5,000 to $10,000 per award
The Texas Instruments Foundation requires no special application form. Grants usually range from $5,000 to $10,000, but the foundation has awarded some schools up to $100,000. Approximately 65 awards are granted each year. Applicants are encouraged to submit one- or two-page proposals that briefly outline the following: purpose of the organization, population served, amount requested, how the requested funds will be used, how the proposal matches funding interests of the foundation, and a copy of 501(c)(3) designation. Proposals are considered from civic, research, educational, health, welfare, charitable, and cultural organizations that have been ruled to be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that are not private foundations as defined by the code.
Grants to increase student achievement & access to educational content
Organization: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Eligibility: Schools and districts
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation seeks to achieve greater quality and equality of educational opportunity in the United States and throughout the world through grants that support increased student achievement, improved access to exemplary educational content, and other goals as outlined on its web site. The foundation will not consider requests to fund student aid, individual scholarships, construction, equipment and computer purchases, health research, or health education programs. Applicants should submit a brief letter of intent for initial review, after which proposals may or may not be requested. Full proposals will not be accepted unless they are requested. Check the foundation's web site for details before sending a letter of intent.
Contact: Grants Administration Department
Premiere Assistive Technology software suite to winning school
Organization: Premier Literacy
Eligibility: Schools and nonprofit organizations
Value: Full Premier Assistive Technology software suite
Since 2002, Premier Assistive Technology Inc. has been offering its full suite of Accessibility Suite software products to educational and nonprofit organizations through its Breaking Down Barriers to Assistive Technology grant program, which has benefited more than 1,800 school districts nationwide. To help meet the reading and writing challenges of all students, including English Language Learners and those with learning disabilities, the program offers a range of software that reads digital text aloud, provides study efficiency tools, and converts hard copy text to digital format. The grant includes an unlimited institutional license to install all applications on all workstations/networks in a district. Grant applications take two to three weeks to process.Contact: http://www.readingmadeez.com/education/grant.html
Free educational videos and guides on math, science, and more
Organization: ConocoPhillips Co.
Value: Free educational videos
For the past 25 years, ConocoPhillips Co. has been producing high-quality educational videos and teachers' guides for math, science, and environmental topics. These materials have been offered to qualified teachers for free and have been seen by millions of junior high and high school students. These free teaching guides and videos cover topics ranging from math and science to problem solving and protecting wildlife. To order one of ConocoPhillips' educational films, visit the Teaching Tools web site or fax your request to (570) 822-8226.Contact: http://www.teachingtools.com
Free satellite educational programming and equipment
Eligibility: K-12 schools
Value: Equipment, content
The DIRECTV Goes to School program offers educators a free, nonviolent educational programming package and satellite equipment to reach students through auditory, kinesthetic, and visual means. The programming package, called SCHOOL CHOICE, is available to state-accredited public and private schools serving students in grades K-12. A free DIRECTV Multi-Satellite System also will be provided, although there is a limited quantity available. Installation costs are not included.
$500 in credit to buy items that enrich the classroom
Value: $500 credit
Teachers who register at the Adopt-a-Classroom web site can be adopted by an individual, a business, or a foundation. Once adopted, teachers will receive $500 worth of credit to purchase items that enrich the learning environment, including classroom technology. Teachers help solicit their own sponsors by downloading and distributing fliers within their community or by sending out a personalized, pre-written eMail from the Adopt-a-Classroom web site. Every donor receives information about the classroom it has adopted, including an itemized list of what teachers bought so donors can see the impact of their donation.
Organization: Olympus and Tool Factory
Everyteacher has the power to earn funding at Digital Wish. Like a wedding registry, teachers make theirtechnology wishes public and tell their story, so that anyone can make adonation to their classroom's cart. Registered teachers will automaticallyqualify for 43 new technology grants from Olympusand Tool Factory, including a Mobile Digital Camera Lab. Grants are then awarded to the teachers withthe best all-around class profile and lesson plans. Regardless of whether teachers win a grant,their story will be available for any potential donor to read, and latercontribute to. The Digital Wish web sitealso features a library of grant links and fundraising resources to helpeducators find additional funding for technology. There is also an extensive library of lessonplans so that educators can find ideas for digital projects.Contact: http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/home
Complete classroom A/V system
Classroom Technology Grant Program
Eligibility: K-12 classrooms
GrantValue: Installation of an Extron Classroom A/V system and complete training
The Extron Classroom A/V System Grant Program provides increased visibility to K-12 educational technology projects by supplying selected pilot classrooms with advanced audio/video solutions. This grant program aims to boost students’ interest and achievement in the classroom, as well as help prepare them for the workplace. The goal of the pilot classroom is to demonstrate the ease-of-use and benefits of Extron classroom A/V technology to students, teachers and administrators.
Access free math curriculum tools
Free teacher tools
Organization: DreamBox Learning
Eligibility: Any teacher
GrantValue: Free DreamBox teacher tools and PDFs
Any teacher can use DreamBox online manipulatives free, with an internet connection and an interactive white board or projector â€“ or even just a computer.
DreamBox has developed a variety of resources to support teachers’ perfoessional development and students’ mathematical learning.
Download free curriculum guides on the science of vision
Museum of Vision curriculum guides
Organization: Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
GrantValue: Free curriculum guides for ages 10-14
In order to help continue and strengthen the education of our youth and educators, the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Museum of Vision is providing three FREE curriculum guides for teachers and parents interested in teaching children about the science of vision.
These guides are fun and interesting educational resources designed for children ages 10-14. Each guide can be downloaded at www.museumofvision.org/education and is free of charge.
Win grants for classroom A/V control equipment
T-Squared Grant Program
Organization: Hall Research
Eligibility: All educational institutions
GrantValue: Grants for classroom A/V control equipment
Hall Research announced the launch of the T-Squared (Teaching through Technology) Grant Program that will give educational institutions the opportunity to receive grants for classroom A/V control equipment. Schools will have the ability to apply for a grant by filling out and submitting a simple application. Hall Research’s Grant Committee will review applications and announce grant recipients on a regular basis as long as the grant prog! ram stays in effect. The grant program is available to any public or private primary, secondary, and higher education institution in the United States.
Link: T-Squared Grant Program