Other Grant Opportunities


Calling all PUSD Teachers

Check out these great opportunities for grants.
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FEDCO Charitable Foundation K-12 Teacher Grants

Deadline: June 30

Grants of up to $1K will be awarded to projects that promote engaging and creative experiential learning activities related to core curriculum standards or that integrate community-related topics.

For information and application click here.


From Failure to Promise K-12 Educator's Grants

Deadline: July 31

$500 grant to create new and innovative ways to use the tenets of "From Failure to Promise: An Uncommon Path to Professoriate", to motivate, energize, and catapult your K-12 students/youth to reach their full promise in literacy, math, science, or technology.

For information and application click here.

PEF Teacher Grants

Deadline: October 3

For more than 40 years, PEF Teacher Grants have helped the inspirational teachers throughout PUSD take their creative projects from idea to reality by providing resources to enhance the classroom experience for their students.

The goal of the Teacher Grant Program is to develop educational activities to improve and enhance student achievement. Grant projects must be student centered, related to the curriculum, and must demonstrate how they will directly benefit students and enhance and improve student achievement. Grants are awarded to teachers in amounts up to $1,000.

Funding for the PEF Teacher Grant Program is made possible by our community partners and individual donor contributions to the Pasadena Educational Foundation.

The 2015-16 Guidelines will be available on our website by August 10.

Click here for more information.

Field Elementary principal and teachers receiving their 2014-15 PEF Teacher Grant Awards during the Grant Reception held at Altadena Country Club.

More Grant Opportunities and Resources

National Teacher Registry
The National Teacher Registry is a new and no cost service for teachers and schools, public and private, pre-school through college. On it, a teacher or school can create a Wish List of the items that they need and want for their classroom. There are currently over 70,000 school supply items from national suppliers and discounters available with no markup for you to put on your Wish List. Many more products are in the process of being added. Once a Wish List, is created, a direct link to the registry can be sent by the teacher or school to parents and friends. Items can be delivered directly to the teacher or school. In many cases this is a charitable donation which can be deducted on the purchaser's tax return. Visit: www.NationalTeacherRegistry.com

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity where public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on its website. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class.
Teachers can submit project request(s) on www.DonorsChoose.org

Adopt-A-Classroom is a similar online charity. For each classroom adopted by a local business or individual, a merchandise credit of $500 is donated for learning materials. To enroll a classroom, visit: http://www.adoptaclassroom.org/

Websites for Grantseekers

GrantWrangler (Focus on K-12 Classroom Grants)

Flintridge Center - Philanthropy Library

Center for Nonprofit Management (links to resources, training opportunities, grantwriting tips)

Foundation Center (database of private foundations and more)
PEF maintains subscription to FC Online, so please contact our office if you would like to use this to search more specific opportunities and gain detailed information on funders

Los Angeles County Office of Education Grants Development Office

eSchool News (Educational Technology and Funding News)

Research and Data Websites
California Dept. of Education DataQuest – Demographics


ConnectEd: California Center for College and Career
Research and policy briefs regarding Linked Learning, Career Technical Education