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"Celebrate America" Creative Writing Contest 2011 Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/31/2010
The American Immigration Council is proud to sponsor the 14th annual Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest. The contest inspires educators to bring U.S. Immigration history and lessons into their classrooms and gives fifth graders the opportunity to explore America as a nation of immigrants.


American Immigration Council - Community GrantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/29/2010
Picturing America is a free educational resource that helps teach American history and culture by bringing some of America's greatest works of art directly to classrooms and libraries. At no cost, recipients will receive a set of large, high-quality reproductions of 40 pieces of great American art (each approximately 24" x 36") and an illustrated teachers resource book with information about the artists and artwork and lesson ideas for all grade levels to facilitate the use of the reproductions in core subject areas.
American Immigration Council - Community GrantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/28/2011
Picturing America is a free educational resource that helps teach American history and culture by bringing some of America's greatest works of art directly to classrooms and libraries. At no cost, recipients will receive a set of large, high-quality reproductions of 40 pieces of great American art (each approximately 24" x 36") and an illustrated teachers resource book with information about the artists and artwork and lesson ideas for all grade levels to facilitate the use of the reproductions in core subject areas. Grants will be awarded bi-annually with submissions deadlines of July 22, 2011 and October 28, 2011.
C-SPAN StudentCam 2011Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
1/18/2013
C-SPAN's StudentCam is an annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think seriously about issues that affect our communities and our nation. Students are asked to create a short (5-8 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the competition theme "Washington D.C. -- Through My Lens" Maximum award: $5,000, plus $1,000 in digital equipment for school. Eligibility: individuals or teams of two to three students, grades 6-8 or grades 9-12.
American Historical Association: Awards for Teaching of History
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3/15/2011
American Historical Association Beveridge Family Teaching Prize recognizes excellence and innovation in elementary, middle school, and secondary history teaching, including career contributions and specific initiatives. The individual can be recognized either for individual excellence in teaching or for an innovative initiative applicable to the entire field. Maximum award: $1,500. Eligibility: teachers K-12.
9/11 Day of ServiceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
6/17/2011
YSA's Youth Council is partnering with State Farm to support youth across the United States in learning about, remembering, and honoring the 10th anniversary of 9/11 through a 9/11 service-learning project.

Available to youth ages 5-25 and teachers/educators who work with youth ages 5-25, YSA will award 10-20 $500 or $1,000 grants to youth-led projects that address important community needs while helping youth - many of who have no first hand memory of the event - remember and honor the 9/11 victims and their families, understand the significance of the event, and commit to sustaining our democracy through service.

Projects will need to address one of YSA's 9 for 9/11 - 9 lessons from the event and related ideas for service-learning projects. Grant applicants can also suggest a 10th lesson. (YSA will select one of these proposed lessons to become the 10th lesson for 9/11, to coincide with the 10th anniversary of 9/11.)

One-day or limited-duration projects that take place primarily on 9/11 are eligible to apply for $500.
Projects that take place over an extended period of time (approximately 70 hours) as part of a summer Semester of Service (culminating on 9/11) or a fall Semester of Service (beginning on 9/11) are eligible to apply for $1,000.
Be Big In Your Community ContestUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/15/2013
The next funding cycle begins February 2013. Scholastic's Be Big Fund will help bring the winning BIG Idea that helps make your community a better place to life with help from Clifford, HandsOn Network and American Family Insurance. Awards include 1 $25,000 Grand Prize honoree, 10 $2,500 first place honorees and 19 $1.315 second place honorees will be selected. Be Big Fund prizes must be used to implement the winning proposals.
Tom's of Maine 50 States for Good Community Sponsorship ProgramUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
6/21/2011
0 States for Good is a national initiative to support the goodness behind grassroots community projects. Six organizations will share in our $150,000 sponsorship fund, including one organization that will be given $50,000! Our panel of judges will select 20 organizations doing great things in their communities to be voted on by you.
Jumpstart Youth-led Intergenerational ProgramsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
5/31/2011
Generations United and MetLife Foundation are awarding grants of $1,000 to organizations in developing youth-led intergenerational programs. Projects can range from young people assisting older people in delivering meals, teaching technology, or helping with projects around the house; or younger and older people working together to address a community issue, build a community garden or create an arts project - and many other creative projects.
The Adobe Education Exchange - The 2011 Educators' Choice AwardsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/14/2011
The 2011 Educators' Choice Awards will recognize and reward Adobe Education Exchange members who submit the most innovative teaching and learning materials. Your fellow members will choose the winners of the Awards by rating one another's work, so impress your colleagues and compete for valuable prizes by submitting your best projects, lesson plans, curricula, tutorials, and other materials.
Charter Schools Program Grants to Non-State Educational Agencies for Planning, Program Design, and Initial Implementation and fo GrantUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
8/24/2011
The Purpose Of The CSP Is To Increase National Understanding Of The Charter School Model And To Expand The Number Of High-quality Charter Schools Available To Students Across The Nation By Providing Financial Assistance For The Planning, Program Design, And Initial Implementation Of Charter Schools, And To Evaluate The Effects Of Charter Schools, Including Their Effects On Students, Student Academic Achievement, Staff, And Parents. Non-SEA Eligible Applicants In States In Which The SEA Does Not Have An Approved Application Under The CSP May Receive Direct Grants From The Secretary For Planning, Program Design, And Initial Implementation Of Charter Schools, And To Carry Out Dissemination Activities.
Sodexo School Engagement GrantUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
8/15/2011
The Programs Funded Through This Grant Will Engage Teachers And Students, Grades K-12, In Learning About The Incidence Of Childhood Hunger In Their Community, And In Leading Meaningful Activities That Facilitate Access To Nutritious Food For All Children, Especially Those Most At Risk. The Sodexo School Engagement Grant Is Designed To Address The Need To Ensure That Every Child In The United States Grows Up With Access To Enough Nutritious Food. The Program Will Be Implemented Through A Service-learning “Semester Of Service” Focused On Childhood Hunger.
Grants for Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter SchoolsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
8/11/2011
The purpose of this competition (CFDA 84.282M) is to award grants to eligible applicants to enable them to replicate or expand high-quality charter schools with demonstrated records of success, including success in increasing student academic achievement. Eligible applicants may use their CSP funds to expand the enrollment of one or more existing charter schools by substantially increasing the number of available seats per school, or to open one or more new charter schools that are based on the charter school model for which the eligible applicant has presented evidence of success.


Grants for Learning Labs in Libraries and MuseumsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
8/15/2011
Grants for Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums will support planning and design activities that will enable grantees to develop comprehensive plans for programs, space, staffing, and budgeting for their Learning Lab. The awards may also be used to prototype certain Lab activities or experiences. In addition, the grants may be used to support emerging learning labs that are already in the process of supporting middle- and high-school youth with innovative digital media and learning and need additional funds to enhance their efforts, provided that they are aligned with the criteria outlined below. The target audience for the Labs is middle-school and high-school age youth. In addition to drawing on research in digital media and learning sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, Lab plans may be inspired by innovative work that is taking place in science and technology centers and other museums, such as the Museums Afterschool: Principles, Data, and Design (MAPDD) project and SRI International’s National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project AfterSchool Science Networks (ASN) project. Each application should address how the proposed Learning Lab will address and serve the needs of the middle- and high-school youth in the library or museum’s community and engage appropriate involvement of community stakeholders. Each grant is expected to result in a feasible plan for implementing and sustaining the Learning Lab envisioned by the applicant library or museum.
National Science Teachers Association Grants and Awards - Various Awards and DeadlinesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/30/2011
Award deadlines are November 30, with the exception of Shell on October 17 and SeaWorld on December 1, 2011. There are multiple award opportunities with various requirements.  "Angela" Award, DCAT "Making a Difference" Award, Delta Education/Frey-Neo/CPO Science Education, Awards for Inquiry-based Science Teaching, Distinguished Informal Science Education Award, Distinguished Service to Science Education Awards, Distinguished Teaching Awards, Faraday Science Communicator Award, Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers, Ron Mardigian Memorial Biotechnology Explorer Award, NSTA Fellow Award, NSTA Legacy Award, Robert H. Carleton Award, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment Environmental Educator of the Year, Shell Science Teaching Award, STEM Educator Award, Sylvia Shugrue Award for Elementary School Teachers, Vernier Technology Awards, Wendell G. Mohling Outstanding Aerospace Educator Award, Zula International - NSTA Early Science Educator Award
Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant ProgramUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/12/2012
For More Than 60 Years, Lowe's Has Supported The Communities We Call Home. At A Time When Schools And Community Groups Are Struggling To Make Ends Meet, Lowe's Charitable And Educational Foundation Recognizes That We Must Increase Our Focus On Basic, One-time Project Needs. Again, This Year, We Challenge Ourselves To Seek Ways To Provide The Tools That Help Our Educators And Parent Groups Through These Challenging Times Efficiently And With The Greatest Impact. In 2011-2012, Basic Needs Will Take Priority. Please Keep This Focus In Mind As You Apply For A Toolbox For Education Grant In The 2011-2012 Academic Year.
Fuel Up to Play 60Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/1/2011
Funding is available to K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60. The competitive, nationwide funding program can help your school jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Funds can be used to conduct in-school promotions focused on creating a healthier school and to implement Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plays. Funds can also be used for professional development, nutrition education materials, and physical education equipment & materials. There will be several application deadlines, and the next deadline is October 1, 2011.
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Improving Community Education GrantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/31/2011
This program area seeks to ensure that education serves as a pathway out of poverty by advancing systemic changes that improve educational policies and practices, particularly for children and families living in low-income communities.
Home Depot: Youth Garden GrantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/11/2011
National Gardening Association Youth Garden Grants provide support to schools and community organizations with child-centered garden programs. In evaluating grant applications, priority will be given to programs that emphasize one or more of these elements: educational focus or curricular/program integration; nutrition or plant-to-food connections; environmental awareness/education; entrepreneurship; and social aspects of gardening such as leadership development, team building, community support, or service-learning. Maximum award: a $500 gift card to The Home Depot and a $500 gift card to the Gardening with Kids catalog and educational materials from NGA.
NSTA/PASCO: STEM Educator AwardsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/1/2011
The National Science Teachers Association PASCO STEM Educator awards recognize excellence and innovation in the field of STEM education at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Maximum award: $1,500 to cover travel expenses to attend the NSTA national conference and be part of a STEM share-a-thon workshop; a $1000 monetary gift; a $2000 certificate for PASCO scientific products; and recognition during the Awards Banquet at the NSTA national conference. Eligibility: K-12 STEM educators with a minimum of 3 years teaching experience in the STEM fields, who implement innovative inquiry-based, technology-infused STEM programs.
Captain Planet Foundation: Grants for the EnvironmentUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
9/30/2014
The Captain Planet Foundation funds hands-on environmental projects to encourage youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. Maximum award: $2,500. Eligibility: U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million.

Deadlines: September 30th- typically for spring and summer projects
January 31st- typically for fall and winter projects each year. 
Shade structure Program/American Academy of DermatologyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
1/2/2012
Awards grants for the purchase of permanent shade structures designed to provide shade and ultraviolet (UV) ray protection for outdoor areas. Non-profits and schools; sponsored by an AAD member dermatologist and have a sun safety/skin cancer awareness program in place for at least one year prior to application.
The Big Read/National Endowment for the ArtsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/1/2012
Award to develop community-wide reading program. 501(c)(3); a division of state, local, or tribal government; or a tax-exempt public library. Eligible applicants include such organizations as literary centers, libraries, museums, colleges and universities, art centers, historical societies, arts councils, tribal governments, humanities councils, literary festivals, and arts organizations.
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs/The National Center for Safe Routes to SchoolUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/22/2014
The National Center for Safe Routes to School and Schwinn’s Helmets on Heads program are teaming up to provide 25 $1,000 mini-grants to schools across the country!
Funds activities that range from the nuts and bolts that help start or sustain a program to new ideas that explore the range of benefits of safe walking and bicycling. Adult-supervised elementary or middle school groups or club; Faculty, staff, or parent volunteers at elem. or middle schools;
Local and Tribal governments; and/or
Non-profits
Knight FoundationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/16/2013
The priority area of interest of the Knight Fund is informed, engaged communities in the geographic area of the Community Foundation (Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor or Wakulla County).

Your proposed project must do both of the following:

Foster an informed, engaged community and
Impact in one or more of the counties listed above.
community engagement means creating opportunities for ordinary residents to come together, deliberate and take action collectively to address public problems or issues that residents themselves define as important and in ways that they themselves decide are appropriate.  We believe approaches that put residents at the center are powerful ways to achieve social change, and that engaged communities are better places to live, work and play.

By December 31, 2013, $131,000 in grants will be awarded to fund local projects fostering an informed, engaged community.