Contests, Grants, and Opportunities

  1. Fund for Teachers - A non-profit organization providing educational grants to teachers for summer sabaticals.
  2. Fundsnet- A web portal for those in search of grants and funding. Highlights current available funds and how to receive funding.
  3. Golden Apple Foundation - Not-for-profit organization publicly honors excellent pre-K through 12th grade teachers and provides them with financial backing to have a greater impact on their profession.
  4. Grants Web- Highlights new grants and provides a large directory of current grants.
  5. Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal - Provides instructions on how to write a funding proposal and actual examples of a completed proposal. Designed as a tool for advanced graduate students and others to learn more about the actual proposal writing process.
  6. K-12 Grant Opportunities - Federal, state and foundation grant opportunities for K-12 educators as well as grant-writing hints and resources, links and news for the educational community.
  7. Kathy Schrock's Grant Sources for Educators - Grant sources for educators.
  8. School Grants- Grant opportunities, grant writing tips, fund raising opportunities, contests, and scholarships.
  9. Teacher Grants - Purpose is to help teachers understand how to get grants from private (not governmental) sources such as individuals, foundations and corporations, and also to give teachers ideas of the kinds of grants available.
  10. Toshiba America Foundation - A private, not for profit, grant-making organization sponsored by the Toshiba companies that provides cash grants to classroom teachers to assist them in making improvements in the teaching of science and mathematics. Grants are available for teachers in grades K-6 and for grades 7-12. Guidelines on the preparation and submission of proposals are available.
  11. Toyota TAPESTRY Grants For Teachers - 50 grants of up to $10,000 each available to K-12 science educators.

Organization: Olympus and Tool Factory
Eligibility: K-12 educators
Value: 10 grants worth roughly $3,550 each in cash and eq
Educators whose curriculum ideas illustrate effective and creative use of digital cameras and software resources are invited to apply. Proposals should involve the teacher's entire class via a group project or should allow each student to have the opportunity to build their own project.