National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Create senior high classroom materials or lessons connecting mathematics to other fields. For 2007–2008, grants with a maximum of $3,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades 9–12. Materials may be in the form of books, visual displays, computer programs or displays, slide shows, videotapes, or other appropriate medium.
Advancing Student Achievement
Brings together actuaries and educators in local classroom environments with the belief that interaction with real-world mentors will boost students interest and achievement in math. The Actuarial Foundation can provide a local network of actuaries ready to participate, as well as suggestions on how to integrate math concepts from the workplace into the classroom. Groups applying for grants will be given wide latitude in designing programs that enhance learning and create a “love of math” in each student.
Ambassador Team Awards
Women's Sports Foundation honors teams demonstrating leadership in their communities, inspiring girls to get involved in sports and physical activity. Any school, amateur, community and non-profit affiliated teams whose members are female, enrolled in grades 9-12 can apply.
American Immigration Law Foundation
AILF will award grants nationwide for the 2005-06 school year, of $500 to $1,000, to fund a limited number of K-12 grade level projects that provide education about immigrants and immigration. Applications are limited to educators teaching in public or private primary, intermediate, and secondary level schools. Proposals that are classroom-based will receive strong consideration, and the Foundation encourages projects that can be replicated in other classrooms across the nation.
Amerian Psychiatric Foundation's School Mential Health Education Grangs support implementation of the association's "Typical or Troubled?" school mental health education model. Community organizations, high schools and school districts can apply.
Samuel Harris Fund For Children's Dental Health
Provides grants of up to $5,000 for projects designed to improve or maintain the oral health and hygiene of youngsters through education programs.
Heinz' Ketchup Creativity
Students in grades 1-12 could brand for Heinz. If their design wins, students could have their design printed on more than 200 million Ketchup packets. Each winner's school also receives money for art supplies and a whole lot of ketchup.
Seeking art created by youth with disabilities that reflects a pivotal movement or event that led to greater understanding of self in relation to their art or disability.
Institute for Research on Unlimited Love
Encourages academic reflection on altruism and altruistic love in graduate schools, seminaries, universities, colleges, and other institutions of higher learning.
National Neighborhood Day
Awards prizes to students who relate what their neighborhoods mean to them in a film of five minutes or shorter.
Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association awards K-12 students who do extensive research of a particular technology and report its consequnces on society. Winning students receive U.S. savings bonds of up to $10,000 and teachers and team members get expense-paid trips to Washington, D.C. to attend the awards weekend and a laptop for the school.
Provide awards to K-12 students who can demonstrate wise energy initiatives helping reduce energy consumption and improve their communties.
Theater Development Fund
TDF vouchers offer steep discounts to Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions as well as other events sponsored by small, independent production companies. To apply call 212-221-0885 or visit
The Education Program is an excellent resource for teachers and students who want a greater understanding of Japan. They offer 30-hour courses and one-day workshops for educators, usually focusing on social studies, literature and the arts.
Educators interested in China -- its history, language and customs -- are invited to take advantage of the diverse resources offered by China Institute's Teach China program. Teach China, a professional development program introduced in 1996 through the generous funding of the Freeman Foundation, offers K-12 educators in New York State a wealth of opportunities to enhance their knowledge of China, past and present.