Grant Information

CEE: John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards
The Council for Economic Education John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards promotes economic education at the K-12 level by recognizing and honoring inspirational teachers whose innovative teaching concepts improve and stimulate economic understanding in and out of their classrooms and achieve results. Maximum award: $500; an all-expense-paid trip to attend the 53rd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Dallas, October 2014; recognition at the CEE's annual conference awards luncheon and dinner; recognition on the CEE website, digital assets, communications and in CEE's Teaching Opportunity November newsletter; an opportunity to share best practices with their teaching colleagues by co-facilitating a session at the CEE annual conference in Dallas. Eligibility: all K-12 teachers that are members of the CEE Educator Community.
Deadline: July 15, 2014

ASIS&T/ Thomson Reuters: Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award
The Thomson Reuters Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award recognizes the unique teaching contribution of an individual as a teacher of information science. Maximum award: $1,000; $500 towards travel or other expenses to the grant recipient, contingent upon the recipient's attending the ASIS&T annual meeting. Eligibility: individuals directly engaged in teaching some aspect of information science on a continuing basis, in an academic or a non-academic setting; nominees need not be associated with an educational institution; however, teaching information science must represent a significant work responsibility although it need not occur within the traditional classroom.
Deadline: August 1, 2014

Open Meadows Foundation: Grants for Women and Girls
The Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization for projects that are led by and benefit women and girls. It funds projects that reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and organization; that build community power; that promote racial, social, economic, and environmental justice; and that have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding. Maximum award: $2,000. Eligibility: 501(c)3 organizations with an organizational budget no larger than $150,000. Projects must be designed and implemented by women and girls.
Deadline: August 15, 2014

Siemens/The College Board: Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement
Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement fosters intensive research that improves students' understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in these disciplines. Maximum award: $100,000 college scholarship. Eligibility: students must enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) during the 2013-14 school year, individually or as a team.
Deadline: September 30, 2014

Farmers Insurance: Thank a Million Teachers
Farmers Insurance wants to thank teachers all across the country and have a genuinely positive impact on the lives of teachers and their students. Every educator that has been thanked on ThankAMillionTeachers.com is eligible to apply for a grant. The winners must use the money to purchase school supplies through AdoptAClassroom.org or have the funds applied toward a professional certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Maximum award: a $2,500 grant. Eligibility: current K through 12 teachers in the United States who have submitted a qualified proposal on www.thankamillionteachers.com.
Deadline: October 31, 2014

State Farm Foundation: Grants
State Farm is committed to meeting the needs of our communities by focusing our giving in three areas: Safe Neighbors (safety), Strong Neighborhoods (community development), and Education Excellence (education). Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code; Canadian charitable organizations, educational institutions, and governmental entities.
Deadline: October 31, 2014 

Fund for Teachers: Grants. The Fund for Teachers offers direct grants to teachers to support summer learning opportunities of their own design. Maximum award: $5,000 Eligibility: Teachers grades pre-kindergarten through 12, with a minimum of three years teaching experience, full-time, spending at least 50 percent of the time in the classroom at the time grants are approved and made.
Deadline: Varies by state

Discover: Pathway to Financial Success Grant. Discover is investing up to $10 million in financial education, and any high school can apply for a grant toward a financial education curriculum. Applying schools must have implemented or be looking to implement a financial education curriculum; have a measurement tool planned or in place to assess participation in and comprehension of the financial education curriculum; and agree to share overall results of the measurement tool's pre- and post-curriculum testing with Discover upon the program's completion to assess what worked and what didn't. Maximum award: Varies Eligibility: High schools in the United States.
Deadline: None

Campbell's: Labels for Education. The Campbell's, Inc. Labels for Education program gives schools free educational equipment in exchange for labels from Campbell products. Maximum award: Varies Eligibility: Schools or parents coordinate label drives to raise resources for schools.
Deadline: None

Fund for Teachers: Grants. The Fund for Teachers provides funds for direct grants to teachers to support summer learning opportunities of their own design. Maximum award: $5,000 Eligibility: Teachers who work with students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12, with a minimum of three years' teaching experience, full-time, spending at least 50 percent of the time in the classroom at the time grants are approved and made.
Deadline: Varies by state

Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry Grants
Share Our Strength awards grants to eligible organizations involved in increasing access to summer meals programs supported through the Summer Food Service Program or the National School Lunch "Seamless Summer" Program; educating and enrolling more eligible families in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program; increasing the availability of school breakfast through alternative models such as "in-classroom" breakfast and "grab-n-go" breakfasts; increasing access to afterschool snack and meal programs, as well as child care programs, supported through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP); and advocacy around any of the above anti-hunger issues. Maximum award: $10,000. Eligibility: nonprofit organizations and schools in the U.S.
Deadline: Rolling

The Awesome Foundation: Grants for Projects
The Awesome Foundation funds projects that challenge and expand our understanding of our individual and communal potentials, bringing communities together, casting aside social inhibitions and boundaries for a moment. Maximum award: $1,000. Eligibility: all people and organizations; there are no prerequisites.
Deadline: Rolling

AIAA Foundation: Grants for Excellence in Math, Science, Technology and Engineering. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation Classroom Grants encourage excellence in educating students about math, science, technology, and engineering. Maximum award: $200 Eligibility: Current AIAA Educator Associate or AIAA Professional members actively engaged as K-12 classroom educators.
Deadline: Rolling

USGA/Alliance: Grants for the Good of the Game. The National Alliance for Accessible Golf (Alliance) and the United States Golf Association (USGA) believe that golf should be open to everyone and supports a wide variety of programs that create opportunities for individuals with disabilities to participate in the sport. They especially encourage inclusive programming- opportunities that allow participants with disabilities and participants without disabilities to learn and play the game side by side. Maximum award: $20,000 Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations as defined under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code or government entities such as public schools or municipalities.
Deadline: Rolling

Best Buy: Teach @15 Award. The Teach@15 Award program improves classroom learning by helping schools (grades 7-12) meet their technology needs. A teen member (age 13-18) who is a registered member on www.at15.com can nominate his/her school to win a Teach@15 Award. Maximum award: $1,500 in the form of Best Buy Gift Cards Eligibility: Accredited, nonprofit junior or senior public, private, parochial, magnet and charter high schools in the U.S. serving any grades 7-12.
Deadline: Rolling

VSP: Sight for Students. Sight for Students is a VSP charity that provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children. The program operates nationally through a network of community partners who identify children in need and VSP network doctors who provide the eye care services. Parents and guardians interested in seeking assistance through the Sight for Students program must work through VSP's established network of community partners. VSP does not issue gift certificates directly to the public. Eligibility: There are five basic qualifications a child must meet in order to receive a Sight for Students gift certificate: family income is no more than 200 percent of federal poverty level (see website for chart); child is not enrolled in Medicaid or other vision insurance; child is 18 years old or younger and has not graduated from high school; child or parent is a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant with a social security number; and child has not used the Sight for Students program during the past 12 months.
Deadline: None

Free Classroom AV Solutions from Extron Electronics. The Extron Classroom A/V System Grant Program provides selected pilot classrooms with advanced audio/video solutions for mounting and controlling wall or ceiling-mounted projectors and for classroom sound amplification. The goal of the program is to demonstrate the ease of use and benefits of Extron classroom AV technology to students, teachers, and administrators. Grants include the installation of a PoleVault, WallVault, or VoiceLift system from Extron, as well as full training.
Deadline: None