Teachers don’t always get the support they need to be able to offer our kids the experience in the classroom they would like. Schools are underfunded and this has created a situation where valuable projects that expand on traditional learning often slip through the cracks. These foundations support classrooms and offer direct support to teachers to help supply them with what they need to fully engage their students.
American Chemical Society
ACS is a professional organization for those that work in the field of chemistry. It supports high school chemistry teachers through the ACS-Hach Program. Since 2008, it has provided over 600 grants to take the ideas of chemistry teachers and implement them as projects in the classroom. Grants are awarded for up to $1,500 that can be used to provide lab equipment and supplies, instructional materials, science events and more. Applications are accepted yearly between February 1 and April 1 to be used the following school year. Contact ACS about the grant program by dialing 1-800-227-5558, ext. 8178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids in Need Foundation
This foundation raises money through education credit unions and partnerships with retail sponsors and provides small teacher grants to K-12 educators in the United States. Funding is used to create exciting learning experiences for school children. Grants are available from $100 to $500 each. Kids in Need awards between 300 and 600 of these classroom grants each year. Applications are accepted between July 15 and September 30 each year. Funding is only available for unique projects and not for ongoing programs. If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about your proposal, contact Penny Hawk by calling 1-877-296-1231, ext. 303 or send her an email to email@example.com.
This foundation is dedicated to improving student achievement. It directly supports teachers with grant funding in two ways. Student achievement grants provide funding for materials and educational experiences that impact students in and out of the classroom. Learning and leadership grants fund professional development for teachers to attend conferences and pursue degrees. Grants are awarded for $2,000 and $5,000. The foundation considers funding requests in three rounds each year, with deadlines of February 1, June 1 and October 1. While preference is given to NEA members, any practicing K-12 teacher, public school support professional or higher education faculty member is eligible to apply.
Category: Education Grants