12 Grant Opportunities for Teachers and Schools
Let’s face it, in most school districts throughout the U.S., teachers have a difficult time commandeering the supplies that they need for classroom activities and for special initiatives or programs. This happens because many school districts simply don’t have the money to provide their teachers with all of the materials that they need to help their students reach their potential. Since it will be a long time before state governments fully fund education, what is a teacher to do? Thankfully, there are tons of grants that teachers can apply for. These grants can provide the funds that an individual teacher or entire school needs to pay for school supplies and special projects.
How can you find these grant opportunities? With a simple google search. Also, you can just use the list of 12 grant opportunities for teachers, that we have included for you below.
Grants for Classroom Materials and Special Projects
- Whole Kids Foundation– Provides grants of up to $2,000 for the development of school gardens.
- Toshiba America Foundation– Awards grants of up to $1,000 for materials for K–5 math and science projects.
- Lowe’s Toolbox for Education– Awards grants of $2,000 and $5,000 for projects that have a permanent impact.
- Walmart Local Giving Program– Provides grants ranging from $250 to $2,500 for activities that are of benefit to communities in the service area of a Walmart store, Sam’s Club, or a logistics facility.
- The NEA Foundation– Provides grants of $2,000 or $5,000 to purchase materials or educational experiences that boost student achievement.
- Dollar General Literacy Foundation– Gives up to $4,000 for technology, books, and programs to help struggling readers.
- Snapdragon Book Foundation– Awards grants from $800 to $20,000 for developing classroom libraries for disadvantaged children.
- Target Arts, Culture & Design in Schools Grants– Provides grants of $2,000 for activities that bring arts experiences to schools.
- The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation– Provides grants of musical instruments and instrument repair to programs serving low-income communities.
- The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation, Inc. – Awards grants from $500 to $3,000 to purchase books for whole-school libraries serving at-risk kids.
- The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics– Awards grants of up to $250 to classroom initiatives that supplement the teaching of STEM subjects.
- Pets in the Classroom– Provides grants to buy pets or maintain existing classroom pets for grades PreK–8.