• Grant Competitions

    These grant and award opportunities have deadlines at various times throughout the year. Please note that all grants should be submitted to the SCS eGAF (Electronic Grant Approval Form). Contact carrie.perry@sarasotacountyschools.net or at 941-927-9000 x31162 for assistance.

    Adopt-A-ClassroomTeachers who register at the Adopt-a-Classroom website can be adopted by an individual, a business, or a foundation. There are no deadlines.
    https://www.adoptaclassroom.org/#our-programs

    AIAA Foundation Classroom - Grants of up to $500 to worthy projects with a clear connection to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics and an emphasis on aerospace. Applicants must be current AIAA Educator Associate members. The deadline is August 31, annually.
    https://www.aiaa.org/classroomgrants/

    ALDI, INC. - Grants support K-12 schools in promoting and encouraging student health and wellness through programs, projects, and events that focus on education, the arts, physical activity, and nutrition. Qualified applicants must be located near ALDI stores, offices, or warehouses. Awards range from $100 to $5,000. Applications are accepted February 1 through December 15, annually.
    https://corporate.aldi.us/en/corporate-responsibility/aldi-smart-kids/

    Alternative Fuel Foundation - Green Education Program grants are available to aid in the development of programs that promote renewable energy, environmental sustainability, and earth stewardship, with a preference for requests that promote the awareness and use of alternative fuels or promote the concept of sustainability. Projects that encourage parent involvement and build a stronger community spirit will be favored. Typical grants range from $250-$500. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
    https://www.alternativefuelfoundation.org/grants/

    American Historical Association - This organization supports numerous grants, fellowship programs, and awards that recognize notable historical work as well as distinguished teaching and mentoring in the classroom.
    https://www.historians.org/awards-and-grants

    American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) - Grants from $300 to $2000 for elementary and middle school projects that enhance the study of math and science and encourage students who have the potential to become engineers in the future. The goal is to provide educational opportunities which would otherwise not take place. Grants range from $300 to $2000. Applications due October 23.
    https://aiche-cf.org/content.php?page=Grants

    ARRLThe ARRL Foundation provides grants to organizations that promote amateur radio and its activities, with emphasis on introducing young people to electronics and helping them earn an FCC-issued Amateur Radio license. Grant awards generally range from $1,000 to $3,000 and are not renewable.  Applications are accepted throughout the year.
    http://www.arrl.org/amateur-radio-grants

    Barnes and Noble – Sponsorship for nonprofit organizations that focus on art, literacy, or K-12 education. Applicants must have a plan for promoting a program with Barnes and Noble and must be willing to work with local stores on in-store programming. Maximum award varies, and applications are accepted throughout the year.
    http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/our_company/sponsorship/Sponsorship_main.html

    Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund – Grants available in the areas of education, child development and welfare, and the environment and conservation. Previously funded programs include music education for K-12 students, professional development for music teachers, hands-on botanical and art museum experiences for underserved children, and employment and leadership support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Awards vary. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
    https://www.bridgestoneamericas.com/en/corporate-social-responsibility/community

    Budding Botanist - Funds available for K-12 schools to support programs that teach respect for the environment and help students learn about plants and be inspired to protect their local ecosystems. Links to other similar grant sources are provided.
    https://kidsgardening.org/garden-grants/

    Classics for Kids Foundation - Shaping positive futures through music, building sustainable stringed instrument music programs, and providing grants for high-quality instruments for K-12 students. Matching grants only. Applicants have one year from the date of application to raise matching funds. Applications are accepted quarterly; deadlines may be affected by Covid-19. 
    http://classicsforkids.org/apply-for-a-grant/

    D’Addario Music Foundation - Grants and product donations to sustainable music instruction programs to improve access to music education. Supported programs include those that bring music back into communities and schools, and gets kids playing as early and as frequently as possible. new applicants must submit a letter of inquiry prior to the grant deadline window (June 15 and October 30)
    http://www.daddariofoundation.org/grants

    Dollar General Literacy Foundation - Support for educational institutions and libraries that offer literacy programs that combine parent and youth literacy instruction in communities served by Dollar General. Summer Reading Grants help schools and libraries implement or expand summer reading programs for students who are new readers, below grade level readers or readers with learning disabilities. Youth Literacy Grants support nonprofit schools and libraries that work to help students who are below grade level or who experience difficulty reading.  Application dates vary.
    https://www.dgliteracy.org/

    E2 Energy to Educate Grants – Funds for projects designed to enhance grade 6 through 12 students’ understanding of science and technology and to inspire them to think differently about energy. Successful projects are hands-on, engage at least 100 students, and align with one of three energy knowledge and innovation focus areas. Details are available online. Applications are due annually on October 1.
    https://www.constellation.com/community/e2-energy-to-educate.html

    Ezra Jack Keats Foundation - Awards of $500 are given to public schools, public libraries, and preschool Head Start programs for projects that foster creative expression, working together and interaction with a diverse community. Opportunities for educators to create special activities outside the standard curriculum and make time to encourage their students. See the website for updates on deadlines.
    http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/section/ezra-jack-keats-mini-grant-program-for-public-libraries-public-schools/

    Florida Agriculture in the Classroom - Open to preK to grade 12 general education and agriscience teachers using agricultural concepts to teach core subject areas. The deadline is October 3. 
    https://faitc.org/teacher-grants/

    Florida Association for Water Quality - Established to promote environmental education, FAWQC awards grants for environmental projects at Florida schools. Project budget should not exceed $1,000. Annual deadline is October 15. 
    http://fawqc.com/environmental-education-fund/

    Florida Blue Foundation Build Healthy, Strong Communities: Education and Literacy - Applications accepted for programs related to improving education and literacy, health and human services, arts and culture, and community development. Priority given to programs that support minorities and preK through grade 12 schools. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
    https://www.floridablue.com/foundation/build-healthy-strong-communities

    Florida Council of Teachers of English - FCTE offers a number of awards for teachers who are members of FCTE, which is the state affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English.
    https://www.fcte.org.teacher-awards

    Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics - FCTM awards several grants of up to $500 related to mathematics education, preK to postsecondary.  Applications are due by March 14. 
    https://fctm.net/what-we-do/grants-and-awards/

    Florida Humanities Council - Support for projects that strengthen vibrant communities and cultures, promote civic engagement, spark thoughtful community dialogue, and reflect on the human experience in Florida. Projects should be bold, innovative, and potentially transformative to local communities. Typical projects supported can include but are not limited to interpretive exhibitions, outdoor heritage signage, community conversations, panel discussions following a performance or film screening, and oral history projects. Grants up to $5,000 are awarded. The deadline is October 12. 
    https://floridahumanities.org/grants/community-project-grants/ 

    Florida Literacy Association - The FLA supports a number of awards for teachers of reading.
    http://lareads.org/fla-awards

    Florida Literacy Coalition -This organization promotes and advocates for the effective delivery of quality adult and family literacy services in the state of Florida. The website has several resources related to grants and other types of funds.
    https://floridaliteracy.org/grants_and_funding.html

    Fred and Jean Allegretti Foundation Education Grant – These grants are intended for general operating support and specific programs at institutions that work to improve the lives, minds, health and well-being of children, adults, the elderly, animals and those physically challenged. Interested applicants must first submit a letter of intent, accepted November 1 through May 31, annually.
    http://allegrettifoundation.org/applyonline.html

    The Frederick and Florence Bauder Endowment for the Support of Physics Teaching - The Bauder Fund was established to support special activities in the area of physics teaching and provides grants for the development and distribution of innovative apparatus for physics teaching or for local workshops. Only AAPT members may apply. Deadlines are July 1 and December 1 each year.
    http://www.aapt.org/Programs/grants/bauderfund.cfm

    The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation - Grants are available to creates outdoor edible orchard classrooms at public schools of all levels, across the country, to provide generations of students with environmental education. FTPF seeks schools that can accommodate at least 20-25 trees on school grounds (at 15 ft. intervals) near existing irrigation sources. The trees, materials, orchard installation design work, and onsite environmental curriculum with students are all donated, free of charge for the benefit of the school and its students. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
    https://www.ftpf.org/apply

    The Home Depot Foundation’s Community Impact Grants Program - Grants in the form of Home Depot gift cards valued up to $5,000 are available to public schools that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Cards may be used to purchase tools, materials, or services. Applications are due December 31. 
    https://corporate.homedepot.com/grants/community-impact-grants

    IBMA Foundation - Grants to support educational, literary, media, cultural, performance, and historic preservation projects and programs of public benefit that directly involve bluegrass music, including activities that address a priority need or opportunity for the bluegrass music community. Applications are due December 1, annually.
    http://bluegrassfoundation.org/grants/ 

    The Lawrence Foundation - This foundation gives grants to environmental, disaster relief, human services, and other programs. Eligible organizations include public schools. Grants typically range from $5,000-$10,000. No letter of inquiry is required, and deadlines are October 31 and April 30 each year.
    https://thelawrencefoundation.org/apply-for-a-grant

    Little Seeds Pollinator Pals - This grant supports youth garden programs interested in preserving and creating pollinator habitat to help rebuild declining pollinator populations. Funds of $500 support the development of new and expansion of existing pollinator gardens in communities across the United States.  Applications due July 30. 
    https://kidsgardening.org/2021-little-seeds-pollinator-pals-grant/

    National Agriculture in the Classroom - Grant funds of $500 awarded to Pre-K-12 teachers who have classroom projects that use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science, social studies and more. Eligible projects include classroom and schoolyard gardens, embryology projects, aquaculture projects and agricultural literacy reading programs. Application deadline is September 15 each year.
    https://www.agclassroom.org/teacher/grants/

    National Council of Teachers of English - NCTE offers several awards in a wide variety of categories related to K-16 ELA instruction, including diversity, research, and student writing awards.
    https://ncte.org/awards

    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - NCTM offers a number of funding opportunities and grants for professional development and recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of mathematics.
    https://www.ncte.org/grantsawards

    National FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience Grant - A limited number of grants of $1,000 each are available to current FFA members each year. FFA membership must be current and applicants must be in grades 7-12 and demonstrate financial need. Applications are due November 15.
    https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/sae-grants/

    NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership GrantsLearning & Leadership Grants support National Education Association (NEA) members for one of the following two purposes: 1) $2000 for individual participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes, conferences, or action research; or 2) $5000 for groups engaged in collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff. See website for open application periods.
    http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/learning-leadership-grants/

    NEA Foundation Student Success GrantsThe NEA Foundation provides grants of either $2,000 or $5,000 to support educators engaging students in project-based and deeper learning to support the development of skills and dispositions contributing to success and fulfillment in a changing world. Applications are reviewed three times per year, every year.
    https://www.neafoundation.org/for-educators/student-success-grants/ 

    National Science Teaching Association - NSTA is a rich source of materials for teachers, from preschool to post-secondary, including grant funding.
    https://www.nsta.org/topics/grantsfellowships/all

    North American Native Fishes Association Gerald C. Corcoran Education Grant - NANFA provides up to $1000 for projects to educate the public about native North American fishes and their environment, including educational materials, stream surveys, public lectures, nature center and school displays, field and lab supplies, and teacher training workshops. Applicants must be members of NANFA. Applications are due March 31 of even numbered years.
    http://nanfa.org/corcoran.shtml

    Oriental Trading Company Education Grant - The Oriental Trading Company makes donations to organizations holding fund-raising events. Awards vary. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
    https://orientaltrading.requestitem.com/ 

    Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education - Up to $1000 for art supplies given annually to support a new or evolving program that integrates the arts into education in the school classroom setting, with a special focus on those who learn differently. Annual deadline is September 30.
    http://mossfoundation.org/grants.html 

    Pets in the Classroom Grants - Pets in the Classroom is an educational grant program that provides financial support to teachers to purchase and maintain small animals in the classroom. Established by the Pet Care Trust to provide children with an opportunity to interact with pets, they accept applications starting on August 1.
    https://www.petsintheclassroom.org/grant-app/

    The PNC Foundation – Grants support nonprofit organizations with a special emphasis on those that work to achieve sustainability and touch a diverse population, particularly early childhood education. The PNC Foundation conducts all philanthropic giving regionally. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
    https://www.pnc.com/en/about-pnc/corporate-responsibility/philanthropy/pnc-foundation.html 

    Publix Community Giving - Publix supports organizations that focus on youth, education, reducing hunger, and alleviating homelessness. Applications may be made at any time but should be submitted at least four weeks prior to the date needed.
    http://corporate.publix.com/community/requests

    Ross Store-Based Giving - The Ross Store-Based Giving Program provides support – primarily in the form of gift cards – to schools serving a community within 25 miles of a Ross Dress for Less or dd’s DISCOUNTS Store. The charitable mission of Ross is to create brighter futures by building academic achievement and life skills in economically disadvantaged youth, ages 3-24. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
    https://corp.rossstores.com/responsibility/supporting-our-communities/store-based-giving-guidelines

    Sharon Gewirtz Kids to Concerts Fund - Small grants (up to $1,000) for middle school strings students to attend live, high-level performances of classical music, receive mentoring from accomplished classical musicians, or participate in other related programming. Eligible applicants must demonstrate financial need to be considered. String education must be the key component of any music program requesting a grant. Deadline is June 30, annually. 
    https://sites.google.com/site/gewirtzkidstoconcerts/ 

    Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators: Amber Brown Grant - One school is awarded each year with an all-expense-paid visit by a well-respected children’s author or illustrator. The chosen school will also receive a $250 stipend to create a memorable day and $250 worth of books by the visiting author/illustrator.  Applications must be submitted from November 1 – April 15, annually.
    https://www.scbwi.org/awards/grants/amber-brown-grant/ 

    Sony Grant - These funds are awarded for programs that support education in art, culture, technology and the environment. Sony seeks to apply its financial, technological and human resources to the encouragement of the creative, artistic, technical and scientific skills required of tomorrow's workforce. Applications accepted throughout the year.
    https://www.sony.com/en_us/SCA/social-responsibility/giving-guidelines.html

    State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grants - Support for efforts to provide all children with an education that will allow them to reach their greatest potential and prepare them to participate in a nation and economy that continues as a global leader. Grants are due in October. See the foundation's web site for more details. 
    https://www.statefarm.com/about-us/community-involvement/community-grants/good-neighbor-citizenship-grants

    STEAM Educator Grants - The National Society of High School Scholars offers several small grants for various purposes. Educators must be NSHSS members to apply. See website for deadlines and other details.
    https://www.nshss.org/educators/grants/

    Toshiba America Grant Program for 6-12 Science and Mathematics Educators - Toshiba America Foundation provides funds to support classroom projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms. Successful projects tap into the natural curiosity of students, enable students to frame their own scientific questions, and incorporate the expertise of community partners. Applications must be for project-based learning.  Application dates vary.
    http://www.toshiba.com/taf/612.jsp

    TrueValue Foundation Painting a Brighter Future Grant - True Value Foundation provides 20-gallon paint grants through the Painting a Brighter Future program. Retailers submit the application on your behalf. The deadline is in March each year.
    https://www.truevaluecompany.com/About-Us/True-Value-Foundation/Painting-a-Brighter-Future

    Vulcan Materials Company FoundationVulcan Materials Company Foundation partners with public K-12 schools in its operating communities to improve educational programs and encourage students to develop interests in mathematics, science, and business. Priority is given to proposals that directly affect the outcome of the educational process, such as scholarships, science, and technology programs. Applications are accepted throughout the year. 
    https://www.vulcanmaterials.com/social-responsibility/vulcan-foundation#geographic-funding-priorities

    WeAreTeachers.com - Multiple grants and contests for teachers are available on their website.  Applications are due throughout the year – see the website for details.
    http://www.weareteachers.com/grants-contests