Teachers who register at the can be adopted by an individual, a business or a foundation. Adopted teachers receive $500 worth of credit to purchase items that enrich the learning environment, including classroom technology. Every donor receives information about the classroom it has adopted, including an itemized list of what teachers bought so donors can see the impact of their contributions.
Airforce Educator Grants
The Air Force Association offers grants to help teachers undertake aerospace education activities in K-12 classrooms. Grants are up to $250 each. Educators who plan innovative aerospace activities within the prescribed curriculum can apply.
American Association of University Women Education Foundation's Community Action Grant
Provides seed money to individual women, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations, as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. Applicants must be U.S citizens or permanent residents.
American Honda Foundation
Provides grants in the fields of youth education and scientific education to K-12 educational institutions, among many others.
Bank of America
Provides grants to local projects and student leaders.
Braitmayer Foundation K-12 Education Grants
Offers grants of up to $35,000 to fund a broad range of K-12 education programs. Particularly interest in curricular reform initiatives and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those encouraging people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching. All K-12 schools in the United States, as well as independent 501(c)3 organizations with an education focus, are eligible.
Deadline: November and June
Recognizes outstanding and extraordinarily dedicated educators serving under-resourced communities by awarding them resource grants. Many New York City educators, aware of the deficiencies in the educational environment faced by their students, go far beyond fulfilling their basic job description and often provide needed resources out of their own pockets. Educators like these are invited to apply for a TAP grant to assist them in their efforts. Grants are generally limited to a maximum of one per school per school year. The TAP grants can be awarded within days of receipt of an application.
Coca-Cola Foundation Grants
Supports innovative classroom teaching and learning in K-12 schools. The foundation looks favorably on programs that are small and well targeted. Funds also can be used for tuition for training that will result in new instructional techniques in the classroom. The monetary size of the awards varies, but grants of $5,000 to $25,000 are typical.
Constitutional Rights Foundation
Provides mini-grants in memory of the founder of Scholastic, Inc. for K-12 service learning projects that address serious community issues.
Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation
Provides grants for programs improving literacy and basic life skills and promoting good citizenship, especially in at-risk populations. It also supports academic enrichment aimed at enhancing student proficiencies in reading, math and science.
K-12 or College/University educators who want a videotape (or tapes) of C-SPAN programming can apply for a C-SPAN Archives grant.
Dale Earnhardt Foundation
Provides grants to individuals through their Legend Leadership program.
Teachers submit proposals for materials and experiences their students need to learn. Donors select projects that match their interests.
Foundation for Excellent Schools
Provides grants to improve education for underserved schools.
Funds programs supporting economic and personal financial education and literacy, especially in economically deprived areas.
Harry Chapin Foundation
Their mission is to address the problems of disadvantaged people and promote educational programs that lead to greater understanding of human suffering by integrating such teaching into the curriculum. Grants are made to schools.
I Love Schools
A free matchmaking service for education! School teachers request materials and supplies while potential donors search for a teacher in need of their gifts of money or, new and used goods.
Intel and Scholastic Schools of Distinction
The Intel and Scholastic Schools of Distinction awards recognize K-12 schools in the U.S. that demonstrate excellence in implementing innovative programs supporting positive educational outcomes. The awards showcase the effective use of technology, the benefits of strong teamwork and the development of excellent classroom teachers.
Jordan Fundamentals Grant Program
Benefits, recognizes and rewards teachers in underprivileged schools who strive beyond challenges and limited resources to achieve excellence through instructional creativity, innovative teaching and high learning expectation for students.
Lumina Foundation for Education
Seeking programs addressing financial, academic, social, cultural and institutional barriers to higher education, retention, and attainment, and opportunities for non-traditional learners.
Make a Difference Day
Provides awards of up to $10,000 for deserving community service projects on National Service Day, Oct. 22. Sponsors USA Weekend Magazine, Points of Light Foundation and Newman's Own ask that a report of even be submitted.
Deadline: September and November
NEA Student Achievement Grants
Provides $5,000 to improve the academic achievement of students by engaging in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.
National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources
A nonprofit organization that accepts donations of excess inventory from companies and redistributes them to schools and nonprofits nationally. Schools can get classroom supplies, games, toys, art supplies and holiday decorations.
National School Change Awards
Schools that have significantly changed for the better. Responding to 16 specific criteria, each nominated school provides data and documentation to support their request for this prestigious award.
Students, ages 6-15, partnering with teachers and community-based leaders can tell what they need for their school or community-based after-school organization to help them play better and why.
Oracle Corporate Giving Program
Oracle Corporate Giving Program grants for medical research, endangered animal protection, environmental protection, and K-12 math, science, and technology education.
PENCIL creates school-based partnerships between business leaders and New York City public schools through the Principal For A Day program. The primary goal of these partnerships is to improve the learning environment for students and ultimately improve student achievement.
Public Education Needs Civic Involvement in Learning
Items often available from the PENCIL Box include furniture, books, computers, office equipment, science equipment, gym equipment, and musical instruments. Wish lists should be coordinated and/or submitted to PENCIL through public school principals or a designated representative.
Awards support grants to programs improving the well-being of children through education. Recent grants have ranged from $3,000 to $150,000. Programs should focus on formal K-12 education, particularly in math, science, technology and reading; teacher development and literacy.
Robin Hood Foundation
Robin Hood supports superior public, private, and parochial school in the city's poorest neighborhoods; schools emphasizing rigorous academics, dynamic leadership and utilize an extended day and extended year model. They also support programs that prevent students from falling behind, reinvigorate teaching, and provide students with needed mental and social services.
SHOPA "Kids in Need" Foundation
K-12 teachers who have great ideas for classroom projects, but lack funds to get them started can apply for grants of $100 to $500 for projects that motivate students and provide hands-on experience.
Has awarded more than $1 billion to more than one million students. Their success is our ultimate success. Programs are united in our mission to expand access to education.
Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance
Project offers grants of up to $2,500 to K-12 teachers for activities promoting diversity, peacemaking, community service and other aspect of tolerance education.
Staples Foundation for Learning
Funds programs that support or provide job skills and educational opportunities for people, including disadvantaged youth. Awards range from about $1,000 to $25,000.
The Foundation has endowed C.V. Starr Scholarship Funds at more than 100 colleges and universities and selected secondary schools. Applications for an endowed scholarship fund are accepted from schools on an invitation-only basis. They fund organizations providing need-based financial aid to students seeking to attend secondary and post-secondary schools. They funded a number of exchange programs over the years to encourage the education of U.S. students abroad and students from foreign countries in the U.S.
Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation
The Foundation funds efforts to improve the educational services available to New York City children and youth, from preschool to high school. The Foundation also funds collaborative projects among public schools, non-profit education and community-based agencies, and institutions of higher education that offer children, youth and their families additional academic and social support, in-school and after school.
Provides small grants to help teachers bring learning to life for students.
Teammates for Kids Foundation
Provides grants for educational achievement in areas of promoting advanced learning opportunities to gifted youngsters who otherwise lack resources, and expose children to learning opportunities no available for lack of funds.
Tools for Schools
Redistributes used office furniture, computers and supplies from businesses to address the pervasive needs of cash-strapped public schools, and community based non-profits around New York City.
ING, the financial services company, recognizes K-12 educators who pioneer new methods and techniques improving student learning. One hundred semifinalists will receive $2,000 each, then three finalists will be selected for prizes of $25,000, $10,000 and $5,000, to be used to further the winning projects within schools.
United Federation of Teachers Mini Grant
Provides up to $2,500 to teachers designing and implementing activities, services and programs for students or professional development opportunities with colleagues.
Wachovia Foundation Grants
Offers grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 for programs working toward eliminating the preK-12 gaps in achievement, particularly in lower-income populations, principally via professional development.
Supports public education through grant requests focused on professional development for teachers and principals and school improvement strategies.
World Vision's Teacher Resource Center
Provides free school supplies for students who might otherwise go without to teachers who work in schools in which at least 70 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-fee lunches. The center is a partnership between World Vision, the School, Home, and Office Supply Association's Foundation for Educational Excellence, and other retailers and manufacturers.
Youth Service of America Grants and Awards Programs
Grants and awards support and motivate youth, teachers, service-learning coordinators, and youth-serving organizations to plan and implement projects for National Youth Service Day and on-going service throughout the year.