Other Grant Opportunities

Association of American Educators Classroom Grant

Next Deadline: October 1, 2017

$500 grants are awarded twice a year in the fall and spring. Classroom grants can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials. Grants are available to all full-time educators who have not received a scholarship or grant from AAE in the past two years. AAE members receive additional weight in the scoring rubric.

California Credit Union Teacher Grant

Next Deadline: October 20, 2017

$500 grants are awarded twice a year in the fall and spring. The grant is designed to assist educators by funding innovative learning opportunities for their students. Schools benefitting from last year’s program used the funds towards initiatives such as special education, business concepts, solar energy, water conservation and literacy.

NOTE:  The grant application is very similar to PEF’s Teacher Grant application. If you’re applying to PEF, you should also apply for this, especially if you need additional funds.

FEDCO Charitable Foundation K-12 Teacher Grants

Next Deadline: June 30, 2018

Grants of up to $1,000 for one teacher -- $2,000 for groups – are awarded to projects that:

  • Are connected to core curriculum standards and include all students in your class.
  • Include engaging and creative experiential learning activities linked to common core standards or integrate community related topics. (e.g. a nature-themed field trip, a series of experiments, a visit to a museum or cultural institution or community involvement).
  • Increase student academic achievement in one of four areas: language arts, math, science or social studies.
  • Include a final group project for all participating students.

For information and to apply visit:  https://www.calfund.org/nonprofits/grant-opportunities/other/

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

Next Deadline: October 6, 2017

The grant program supports music education at all levels, music therapy for at-risk children, the underwriting of concerts and performances, the purchase of instruments and uniforms, as well as other art programs.

For information and to download the application visit:   http://www.pasadenashowcase.org/content.php?p=224

Scholarshare Scholar Dollars

Next Deadline: February 2018 (estimated)

Scholar Dollars grants will help support innovative school programs that foster college-going cultures on their campuses, prepare students academically, and enhance extracurricular activities. This is an annual contest for schools serving grades K-8. All California public schools are eligible for a cash prize between $5,000 and $25,000, depending on their size.  Each school registers and then needs to drum up online votes to win.

For information visit:  http://www.myscholardollars.com/home-3-5/

Lowe's Toolbox For Education

Next Deadline: September 29, 2017

Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation recognizes the importance of financial support at public schools and public school parent/teacher groups. The Toolbox for Education Grant offers grants up to $5,000 for projects with facility enhancement that can create long-lasting impact while helping increase parent involvement and build stronger community spirit.

For information and to apply visit: http://toolboxforeducation.com/

Good Sports Equipment Grants

Deadline:  none

Schools can apply individually for in-kind donations of equipment to support PE, sports and athletics. Once approved, the schools can make up to 3 requests a year for 2 years, but must pay a 10% fee on the value of all donated goods and equipment.

For information and to apply visit: http://www.goodsports.org/apply/


Deadline:  rolling

KaBOOM! and its partners offer a variety of different grants, all of which are aimed at helping schools and communities build playgrounds.  (NOTE: With some of the grants, a substantial cash outlay by the school is required to get the funding, which is essentially a discount on the equipment.)

For information and to apply visit: https://kaboom.org/grants

Whole Kids Foundation – School Garden Grant

Next Deadline:  November 15, 2017

The Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to support a new or existing edible garden at a school.  Other non-monetary resources are available on their website as well.

For information and to apply visit: https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/schools/

Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities

Deadline: none, but best to contact them in early spring for following school year

LATLC makes direct financial grants of $500 to public high schools in Los Angeles County to sponsor baseball and soft ball teams. The funds may be used for any league or team related expense, including but not limited to the purchase of equipment, team clothing, or help provide or maintain a location to play games.


Deadline:  none

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


Deadline:  none

Adopt-A-Classroom is a similar online charity to DonorsChoose.org. 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/


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