Use this page to research a variety of grant opportunities for schools and central office programs.
ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant
Action for Healthy Kids-School Grants
ALDI Cares Community Grants
American Academy of Dermatology
American Association of School Librarians
American Battlefield Trust
American Chemical Society
American Honda Foundation
American Library Association
American Radio Relay League Foundation
American Society of Plant Biologists
American Theatre Wing, Andrew Lloyd Initiative: Classroom Resources
Arts Greensboro- Teacher Arts Grants
ASM Materials Education Foundation
Association for Butterflies
Association for Middle Level Education
Ayn Rand Institute
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
Carolina Panthers in the Community
Challenged Athletes Foundation
Chef Ann Foundation (DBA Salad Bars to Schools)
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Dick's Sporting Good Foundation
Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
Fuel Up to Play 60
Fund for Teachers Grants
Future of School
Gate City Rotary Club
GlaxoSmithKline- Ribbon of Hope
Guilford County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association
Herb Society of America
High Point Arts Council
High Point Community Foundation
International Technology and Engineering Educators Association
Keep America Beautiful Community Grants
Learning for Justice
Lois Lenski Covey Foundation
Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation
McCarthy Dressman Education Foundation
Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation
Military-Connected Local Education Agencies for Academic and Support Programs
National Arts Education Foundation
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Education Association Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts- Challenge America
National Endowment for the Humanities- Institutes for K-12 Educators
National Endowment for the Humanities- Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers
National Environmental Education Foundation
National Museum of Mathematics
National Scholastic Athletics Foundation
National Science Teachers Association
Nationlal Geographic Society
NC Department of Administration
NC Electric Cooperative, Bright Ideas Grants
NC Foundation for Public School Children
NC Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council
NOAA's Teacher at Sea Program
Nora Roberts Foundation
North Carolina Aquarium Scholars Program
North Carolina Arts Council
North Carolina Music Educators Association
P. Buckley Moss Foundation
Penguin Random House
Pets in the Classroom
Pratt Family Foundation
Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators
Project Lead the Way
Publix Super Markets Charities
Reading is Fundamental
Saucony Run for Good Foundation
Save the Music Foundation
Sharon Gewirtz Kids to Concerts Fund
Shaw-Lewis Grant-in-Aid for Beginning Teachers
Solve for Tomorrow Education Contest
Sony Grants for Education
SPIE Education Outreach Grants
Tensor Women and Mathematics Grant
The Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries
The Lovett Foundation
The National Art Education Foundation
The Snapdragon Book Foundation
Tomberg Family Philanthropies
Tony Awards - Excellence in Theatre Education Award
Toshiba America Foundation- Grants for Grades 6-12
Toshiba Teacher Innovation Grant
True Value Foundation
Truliant Financial Education
United States Tennis Association (USTA)
United States-Japan Foundation
USA Football Equipment Grant
Walmart- Community Grants Program
Windgate Charitable Foundation
Youth Development Foundation
Youth Service America
Artist fee support for presentations
Direct student support
Food insecurity, service learning
Social Emotional Skills
4-12 Math Teachers
Athletic team coaches
Grade 3-6 Teachers
High School Athletic Teams
Middle School Teachers
Title I Schools/Teachers
1:1 matching grants to benefit butterflies and/or habitat
A variety of environmental education grants are available through NEEF. Check the website for current offerings
Aquarium Scholars is a partnership between the NC Aquariums, NC public schools and the nonprofit NC Aquarium Society, through which private donors help fund access to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)-based Aquarium education programs for underserved students across the state.
Arts in Education Residency program funds schools and nonprofit organizations to strengthen the use of the arts in preK-12 settings. Priority is given to projects that involve fees for professional artists to work in educational settings and collaborations between arts organizations and schools.
Awarded teachers and schools receive access to film equipment, project-based learning, blended learning instruction.
Awarded to school library associations that are AASL affiliates for planning and implementing leadership programs at the state, regional or local levels
Awards and grants for classroom, chemistry club, outstanding teaching in a searchable database; filter for K-12 teachers
Bird, Equity and Culture mini-grants prioritize community-led applications that focus on sharing community knowledge and emphasize culture and the arts.
Caplan seeks to fund research and development projects that may ultimately enhance the development, health, safety, education, or quality of life of children from infancy through 7 years of age.
Children's Fund provides support to public school educators on behalf of public school students for services and items that relate to student's academic experience and no other funding is available. Allowable costs include eyeglasses, clothing/shoes, medications, critical dental services, hearing devices, field trip fees.
Children's health and wellness, including education, arts, athletics, food insecurity
Collaboration Mini-Grants support middle-grade AMLE member educators' collaborative projects to enhance student learning and broaden their perspectives
Contact a current member of the club to discuss potential projects. The Rotary Club member must submit your request. Historically, awards are $1,000 or less.
Contact Autism Unbound directly to discuss grant opportunities. Historically, grants have been $1,000 or less.
Development of environmental education projects/curricula
Each year, we select talented teachers from all subject areas to work side by side with world-class scientists on field research expeditions around the world.
Eligible projects include music, art, history, reading, science, career planning, and information technology.
Enrichment Fund for Guilford County schools offers a variety of grants, awards and scholarships for GCS projects, students and teachers only, including field trips, classroom libraries, robotics, athletics and classroom project-based learning.
Expedition Fellowship for PreK-12 teachers with dedication to geographic education
Field trips ($2,000-$5,000), outdoor learning centers (up to $15,000)
Funding to improve the healthy eating and physical activity opportunities at your school.
Funding will be designated to support youth health and wellness programming.
Funds nation's most economically disadvantaged schools to extend, update and diversify book and print collections
Funds support a range of athletic programs that benefit economically disadvantaged students
Grant funds can be used for travel, room, meals, registration fees, materials, etc. for individual grants. For group grants, funds can be used for educator stipends, substitute fees, materials, travel, meals, etc.
Grants and awards to support a range of math projects from classroom projects and research to professional development
Grants for small and rural libraries that work with underserved children; school libraries are eligible applicants.
Grants to support projects to clean and green communities, including recycling collection and tree planting.
Grants to support starting or maintaining an herb garden
Improving community walkability
Its purpose is to support teachers in their preparation to increase the positive outcomes of technology and engineering education
K-12 teachers spend 3-6 weeks participating in hands-on field research experiences in the polar regions.
Lab makeover support for middle and high school teachers providing exemplary science lab instruction
Local Impact Grants support projects to improve the lives of people on the autism spectrum and expand the capacity of organizations to effectively serve the community
Makes grants in the areas of literacy, children's programs, arts and humanitarian efforts.
Micro-grants to fund community gardens start-up
Multiple grants and awards that support partner and youth-led projects that address service learning and food insecurity.
Multiple grants available to support youth and school gardening
Music education and youth development
Permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds or recreational spaces
PLTW is a national provider of STEM grant programs. There are multiple grant opportunities available through a number of partnerships.
Possible projects, all of which have a strong mathematics component, may include: creating a network of women professional mentors who direct mathematics projects for girls, holding a conference for counselors to prepare them to encourage women and girls to continue to study mathematics, or conducting a summer mathematics program for high school women.
Projects that impact the entire school and are approved by the principal
Promoting hands-on math teaching in upper elementary and middle school classrooms
Provides in-kind materiaals, equipment and instruments for music programs in elementary, middle and high schools, with a focus on Title I
Provides mini-grants to music educators and/or professional development
Providing books for school/educational libraries for disadvantaged students.
Publix's Community Giving Program supports organizations that focus on youth, education, reducing hunger, and alleviating homelessness.
RIF offers Books for Ownership and Read for Success grants. Books for Ownership will provide matching funds for books.
Seeks to fund programs that initiate and support running programs for kids.
Several grants available that support academic enrichment and teacher development
Several grants available to fund youth, family and summer reading projects
Sony focuses the majority of its charitable giving on arts, culture, technology and the environment, with a particular emphasis on education in each of those areas.
South Arts Presentation Grants for organizations to present a Southern artist for a performing, literary or visual arts engagement or a film engagement. Schools/district also eligible for Traditional Arts Touring grants up to $5,000.
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, provides grant support for education projects related to optics and photonics, including STEM activities with an optics or photonics component.
Sponsored by the Beta Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, this grant will fund professional development, classroom materials, or technology resources.
Student STEM Enrichment Program (SSEP) supports creative, hands-on projects for K-12 students through 3-year awards of up to $20,000 per year.
Support arts education for students with learning differences, Pre-K to Grade 12, in performing arts, media, visual and/or literary arts
Support food access and nutrition education
Support for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations
Support for youth scientific education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); the environment; job training; and literacy
Supporting arts projects and programs in all subject areas of K-12 schools
Supporting classroom, school and district-level project using one Learning for Justice resource, framework or publication and focusing on one or more key outcome: restorative discipline, youth civic engagement or dismantling oppressive narratives
Supporting costs such as instruments, dance floors, lighting grids, and other necessary materials, as well as licensing fees, to help create new and enhance existing theater programs
Supports a portion of capital projects where other fundraising has taken place; baseball/softball
Supports education and outreach activities designed to advance knowledge and appreciation of plant biology
Supports new or evolving programs that integrate the arts into educational programming
Supports use of Amateur Radio as part of an enrichment program and/or as part of in classroom learning
Teacher-led projects and district-wide projects that foster social and emotional (SEL) skills in students in grades PK-12
Teachers can apply for grants, create a wish list of technology needs for their classroom, and share lesson plans and fundraising ideas with fellow educators across the country.
The award recognizes theatre educators who have demonstrated monumental impact on the lives of students and who embody the highest standards of the profession.
The Community Grant Program awards grants ranging from $250 to $5,000 through each of our facilities (Walmart Stores, Sam's Clubs, and Logistics Facilities). Eligible nonprofit organizations must operate on the local level (or be an affiliate/chapter of a larger organization that operates locally) and directly benefit the service area of the facility from which they are requesting funding.
The contest asks participants to submit ideas on how STEM can help improve their local community, and empower students to learn creative problem solving and critical thinking skills.
The council funds arts projects for schools in High Point and Jamestown
The fund provides funding and assistance to K-12 teachers, who are planning field trips to Civil War, War of 1812, or Revolutionary War battlefields or related historic sites.
The Landmarks of American History and Culture program supports a series of one-week workshops for a national audience of K-12 educators that enhance and strengthen humanities teaching at the K-12 level.
The mission of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation is to assist youth to ensure that no child is limited or prevented from attaining their lifetime goal or dream due to financial circumstances.
The National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) invests in innovative initiatives to support instructional practice, research, and leadership in visual arts education.
The National Art Education Foundation offers multiple grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 in support of the arts.
The Painting a Brighter Future Grant program grants in-kind paint donation and discount on paint equipment. (Projects must be approved by GCS Facilities Office prior to submitting application.
The Pratt Family Foundation is committed to promoting excellence in schools.
The program distributes free copies of Ayn Rand's novels to teachers in the U.S. and Canada.
The program donates salad bars to schools so that every child across the nation has daily access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
The program provides development grants to support high school track teams.
The program provides funding to schools to start a school garden.
The program provides funds to help educators and librarians design and implement a creative program for their school or library.
The program provides grants to bookmobile programs that serve children from disadvantaged populations.
The program seeks to help athletes overcome financial impediments by providing funding grants for equipment, training, coaching, and competition costs.
The programs provide one- to four-week opportunities for participants to explore a variety of topics relevant to K-12 or undergraduate education in the humanities.
The purpose of this program is to enable youth, middle school, and high school football programs to upgrade equipment to enhance the football experience of all youth and amateur football athletes.
The purpose of this program is to honor, support, and encourage full-time K-12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students.
The purpose of this program is to positively impact student learning and achievement while promoting teachers' active participation in their own professional growth by providing full-time preK-12 educators with the resources needed to pursue self-designed professional learning experiences during periodic school breaks.
The purpose of this program is to support initiatives focused on visual arts, arts and crafts, and art history preservation efforts, as well as the development and support of art instructional projects.
The purpose of this program is to support projects in the areas of education, the environment, health, and poverty alleviation. The funding agency seeks to fund opportunities such as pilot projects, new projects, capacity building, and evaluations. Generally, funding is initially provided for individual projects, although portions of awards may be designated for capacity-building efforts after the first year of support.
The purpose of this program is to support teachers in grades 6-12 in engaging students in science and mathematics education.
The Resilient Districts Prize rewards educators and schools for innovation in flexible learning models. Awards can fund technology, curriculum, professional development, training, blended learning, and ed-tech related expenses.
The Sharon Gewirtz Kids to Concerts Fund's mission is to support string education by inspiring middle school string students through direct experience with accomplished classical musicians
The United States-Japan Foundation supports innovative education projects that help young Americans and Japanese learn about each other's society, culture, and country as well as learn to work together on issues of common concern.
These grants are intended to offer organizations a one-time opportunity to expand and/or enhance an existing program or provide seed funds for a new initiative. Must apply with a 501c3 partner.
These grants are intended to support pets or aquariums in the classroom for the purposes of teaching children to bond with and care for their pets responsibly.
This foundation supports production-based theater arts programs at the elementary school level. Projects mainly funded in North Carolina.
This funding can support classroom activities, professional development opportunities or new and innovative ways to teach financial education.
This program provides funding to help K-12 teachers bring the real world of materials science into their classrooms.
To assist our local schools with funding for needed programs and/or equipment.
To help military connected school districts identify and empower solutions to meet the needs of highly mobile military connected students in their communities.
Toshiba America Foundation grants help bring innovative hands-on projects into the classroom.
Transportation to and from the ship, lodging, and travel per diem allowance are paid for a 12-14 day cruise at sea.
USA Lacrosse offers several funding opportunities to develop projects that expand lacrosse participating to diverse ages, abilities and backgrounds.
USTA offers funding opportunities to develop projects that expand tennis participation to diverse ages, abilities and backgrounds.
Waste Management provides support for environmental education programs targeted at middle and high school students. This includes environmental and science related projects, science fairs, Earth Day projects, and others.
Wide range of grants and awards for reading, leadership, collection development and research
Wide-ranging awards, grants and scholarships in a comprehensive searchable database
Youth development, mentorship and education projects to benefit children; must apply with 501c3 partner
Youth-directed projects that give youth opportunities to develop, implement and evaluate projects