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  • Solution Grants Captain Planet Due: 01-31

  • Fund for Teachers Due: January 28

    Summer Conference/PD Grant Fund for Teachers-- provides educators, possessing a broad vision of what it means to teach and learn, the resources needed to pursue self-designed professional learning experiences. FFT grants are used for an unlimited variety of projects; all designed to create enhanced learning environments for teachers, their students and their school communities. We believe that supporting teachers' active participation in their own professional growth, positively impacts student learning and achievement.

  • Healthy Playground Makeover Due: Opens in January

    The Find Your Balance Challenge is open to elementary school classrooms in grades K-5 and is $30,000 playground equipment.

  • Host a Guest Teacher Due: (estimate January)

    Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) is a multi-layered cross-cultural program funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State and administered by American Councils for International Education. TCLP is designed to increase the number of Americans teaching and studying Arabic and Mandarin. We invite you to explore our site, starting with the video below sharing TCLP teachers' highlights of interactive classroom experiences.

  • Idaho Humanities Council Teacher Grants

  • ILA Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Grant

    The International Literacy Association (ILA) Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Grant is an annual $2,500 award that honors an outstanding mainstream elementary classroom teacher dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of reading and writing. At least 60 percent of the school's students must qualify for free or reduced lunch.

  • ILA Teacher as Researcher Grant

    This US$5,000 grant supports teachers who undertake action research inquiries about literacy and instruction in their classroom. The study project may be carried out using any research method or approach so long as the focus is on reading/writing or literacy. Activities such as developing new programs or instructional materials are not eligible for funding unless these activities are necessary for conducting the research. Applicants must be ILA members.

  • iSTEM Page

  • Javits- Frasier Scholarship for Diverse Talent Development Due: (Estimate January)

    The Javits Frasier Teacher Scholarship Fund for Diverse Talent Development seeks to increase culturally and linguistically diverse students' access to talent development opportunities through teacher and school counselor/psychologist training and support related to equity and excellence in gifted education. This scholarship program strives to identify passionate, innovative educators in communities across the country where students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are historically under-represented in gifted programs.

  • John Williams Jackson Fund Due: 01-31

    John Williams Jackson Fund

  • NSTA Shell Science Lab

  • Shell Science Teaching Award

    A partnership between Shell Oil Company and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), this award recognizes one outstanding classroom teacher (grades K–12) who has had a positive impact on his or her students, school, and the community through exemplary science teaching. Special projects may be mentioned but should not be the main focus of the candidate’s application.

  • US Bank- Play Grant Due: 01-31


  • Association of American Educators Due: 03-01

    Do not have to be a member to apply!  Books, conference or workshop registration fees, or travel expenses to professional development activities. Funds must be used within one year of the application deadline.

  • Braitmayer Foundation Due: 03-15

    The Foundation is interested in proposals utilizing innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States. Of particular interest are: Curricular and school reform initiatives; Preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those which encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching

  • Build a Bear Foundation Due: 03-31

    The mission of the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation is to make life more bearable for children, families and pets in need of the kindness of others. Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation will make grants to qualified non-profit organizations (either 501(c)(3) organizations or registered Canadian charities) that support the health and wellness of children and families, the care and welfare of animals and the promotion of literacy and education for all.

  • Ezra Keats Due: 03-31

    Established by children's book author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats, the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is accepting applications to its mini-grants program from public schools and public. In honor of Ezra’s 100th birthday, all MiniGrant proposals should have a Keats theme. Programs, from puppet shows to science projects, should be informed by one or more aspect of Keats’s books, life and vision. Grants of up to $500 will be awarded. Projects funded in the past include murals, pen pal groups, quilts, theater productions, newspapers and other publications, intergenerational activities, and programs that bring disparate communities together. The program will also fund activities that support the Common Core Standards. Public schools, public libraries, and preschool Head Start programs are eligible to apply. Private and parochial schools and charter schools are not eligible. Applications are due March 31, 2016. See for more information.

  • Idaho Environmental Education Grants

  • NWPE Grants Due: 03-01

    TEACHER SCHOLARSHIPS (up to $500) are designed to help you advance your professional career. Pay for conferences, workshops, tuition, books, and more.  Application DeadlinesFall - October 1; Spring - March 1

    CLASSROOM GRANTS (up to $500) can help pay for a class project or materials. Pay for software, supplies, calculators, books, lab materials, technology, and more.  Application DeadlinesFall - October 1; Spring - March 1

    NEW CLASSROOM START-UP GRANTS ($250) can offset some costs for setting up a new classroom. Perfect if you are new to the school or teaching a new grade.  Application Deadline: December 31

  • Siemens- We Change the World Challenge Due: 03-04

    This is a premier national environmental sustainability competition for grades K-12.  Through project-based learning, students learn abut science and conservation while creating solutions that impact their planet

  • Trout in the Classroom






  • American Honda Foundation Due: 08-01

    The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.

  • Boise Realtors Grant Due Aug or September

  • Brady Shines Due: 08-30

  • Clarence E Heller Charitable Foundation Due: 08-01

  • Home Depot Foundation Due: 08-15

    At The Home Depot Foundation, we understand the impact of hard work and sweat equity. We believe in neighbors giving up their time, rolling up their shirt sleeves and getting dirty to improve their community.  More importantly, we understand that volunteering to improve the physical health of your neighborhood and community creates a healthier, more stable environment where families can thrive.  We recognize that committed and motivated neighbors accomplish an enormous amount of important work in communities across the country. That's why we support these efforts by lending a hand or a hammer or a shovel or flats of perennials.

  • Idaho Community Foundation Grant Due: 08-15

  • Mockingbird Foundation Due: 08-01

    The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc. (“Mockingbird”) offers competitive grants to schools and nonprofit organizations that effect improvements in areas of importance to the Phish fan community. Our programmatic focus is music education for children, defined as follows: Music: Mockingbird is particularly interested in projects that encourage and foster creative expression in any musical form (including composition, instrumentation, vocalization, or improvisation), but also recognizes broader and more basic needs within conventional instruction. Mockingbird encourages applications associated with diverse or unusual musical styles, genres, forms, and philosophies.Education: Education may include the provision of instruments, texts, and office materials, and the support of learning space, practice space, performance space, and instructors/instruction. Mockingbird is particularly interested in projects that foster self-esteem and free expression, butdoes not fund music therapy which is neither education nor music appreciation which does not include participation.

    Children: Mockingbird is interested in targeting children eighteen years of age or younger, but will consider projects which benefit college students, teachers, instructors, or adult students. Mockingbird is particularly (though not exclusively) interested in programs which benefit disenfranchised groups, including those with low skill levels, income, or education; with disabilities or terminal illnesses; and in foster homes, shelters, hospitals, prisons, or other remote or isolated situations.

  • Seaworld Environmental Excellence Award Due: 08-26

  • Toshiba Grant Due: 08-01

    Wanted: Classroom Innovators! Toshiba America Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. 6-12 Grant requests for $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis, throughout the calendar year.  6-12 Grant requests for $5,000 or more are accepted and reviewed twice a year - August 1 st and February 1 st each year.

  • Weyerhaeuser Grant Due: 08-31

    We support U.S. and Canadian communities where we have a significant presence or business interest. These communities range from rural to metropolitan, each with unique priorities and needs. Our employees serve on local advisory committees for our Giving Fund and develop funding priorities within four focus areas (see below) to support their particular community. This provides a strong company wide framework for giving while allowing for flexibility to meet unique needs in our different communities.

  • Whittenberger Foundation Due: 08-15

    The Whittenberger Foundation currently gives priority to innovative and enriching projects which significantly improve the quality of life for children and young people. This focus carries forward Mrs. Whittenberger’s life-long interest in the welfare of children as expressed in her Last Will and Testament. The Foundation’s areas of interest relating to children and young people are education, arts and culture, health, social welfare, recreation and the environment.




  • Century Link Middle School Philanthropy Program Due: TBD

    Eligible participants include middle/junior high school classrooms located in communities served by CenturyLink. Eight classrooms will be selected to participate, and will be given $3,000 to distribute to local nonprofits impacting their community. 

    New date and application being developed.

  • Emerging Leaders In Elem School Math

    The purpose of this grant is to increase the breadth and depth of the mathematics content knowledge of one elementary school teacher who has a demonstrated commitment to mathematics teaching and learning. The applicant must have the support of the school principal in becoming a mathematics teacher-leader within her or his school or district. For the 2015–2016 school year, grants with a maximum of $6,000 each will be awarded. Only one teacher per school may receive the award. The desired outcome of the funded project is the development of an elementary school mathematics teacher with mathematics content expertise.

  • iSTEM Center Grants

    This grant is available for current Idaho public educational programs focusing on K-12 computer science to apply for funding to improve student understanding and learning experiences in the subjects of computer science and coding.

    There are many grants here and they are constantly changing.  Read through them for your best one to apply for.

  • Mathematics Education Trust Awards, Grants Scholarships Due: 11-08

    Many Math grants, scholarships, travel for teachers.  Even a Masters Coursework scholarship for Middle School Teachers


  • NCTM Member Grants Due: 11-07

    The purpose of this grant is to incorporate music into the elementary school classroom to help young students learn mathematics. For 2015–2016, grants with a maximum of $3,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades Pre-K–2 level. This award is for individual classroom teachers* or small groups of teachers collaborating in one grade or across grade levels. Any acquisition of equipment must support the proposed plan but not be the primary focus of the grant. Proposals must address the following: the combining of mathematics and music; the plan for improving students’ learning of mathematics; and the anticipated impact on students’ achievement. (*The definition of a classroom teacher is an individual who spends half or more of his/her work time teaching in the classroom.)

  • Prudential Spirit of the Community Grant Due: 11-05

    The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.

  • Scentsy Foundation Due 02-28

  • Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards Due: 12-18

    The Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards promote the innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom. We encourage you to apply for one of seven $5,500 awards.

  • Shade Program Grant Due: 12-31

    The AAD Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants of up to $8,000 to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools, or recreation spaces. In addition to the grant, the AAD also provides a permanent sign for display near the shade structure.

  • Brady Shines Due: 02-28

  • Bluegrass in the Schools

    We help donors meet their charitable goals by connecting them with programs and initiatives that serve their interests. By connecting donors, nonprofits, bluegrass leaders and other partners…we help make philanthropy happen. We can offer advice about opportunities they can contribute to and help make a difference for the music and offer options for achieving their goals of charitable giving

  • Endowment for the support of Physics Teaching Due: 12-01

    The Frederick and Florence Bauder Endowment for the Support of Physics Teaching (Bauder Fund) was established to support special activities in the area of physics teaching.

  • Home Depot ($5000 gift card) Due: 12-31

  • Idaho Science and Engineering Fair Student Project/Travel Grant

    The STEM Action Center is proud to sponsor regional high school science and engineering fairs for the 2016-2017 school year. Winners of the regional fairs will be eligible to compete in the 2017 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). Intel ISEF is one of the premier national student science and engineering competitions. Idaho does not currently have a science and engineering fair that qualifies students for the national competition. As a result, Idaho students miss out on $4 million dollars in potential scholarships.

    If selected, the educator will receive up to $2,000 to support participation in their regional fair. Educators will use these funds to purchase classroom materials for student projects and to cover travel costs for the educator and students to attend their regional fair. The amount awarded will be based on the number of student projects approved to participate in the fair. (See website for full details on this process.) Educators will receive $667/student project, up to a maximum of $2,000.

  • Idaho Women's Charitable Foundation

  • IETA Grant (Must be an IETA Member)

    Must be an IETA member, if you attended the Boise Conference last year, you are.

  • INL STEM Grant Due: 12-15

    Idaho National Laboratory is committed to increasing the number of students pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. The lab does this by supporting the Idaho STEM initiative or i-STEM and also funding grants to enhance K-12 classrooms.  Grant applications are accepted during specific times throughout the year. Please check this website for grant information.

  • iSTEM Idaho Science and Engineering Fair Travel Grant Due: 12-16

    The STEM Action Center is proud to sponsor regional high school science and engineering fairs for the 2016-2017 school year. If selected, the educator will receive up to $2,000 to support participation in their regional fair. Educators will use these funds to purchase classroom materials for student projects and to cover travel costs for the educator and students to attend their regional fair.

  • John William Jackson Fund Due: 12-31

    Any school or music teacher interested in applying for a grant from the John William Jackson Fund can email me directly for an application ( Applications are due December 31, 2013 for our 2014 grants.

  • Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Award Due: 12-16

    Each year, The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards will solicit nominations from the general public and notable public figures, providing the opportunity to submit stories about teachers and professors who made a significant difference in their lives.

  • Larry Miller Charities

    Grants for educational items

  • Light the Way Grant Due: Due: 12-01

    The ALSC/Candlewick Press "Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved" Grant was formed in honor of Newbery Medalist and Geisel Honoree author Kate DiCamillo, and the themes represented in her books.  The award consists of a $3,000 grant to assist a library in conducting exemplary outreach to underserved populations through a new program or an expansion of work already being done.

  • MJ Murdock Charitable Trust Due: 12-01

    Providing high school teachers with opportunities to work at the cutting edge of science, and thus to revitalize their teaching and help them to appreciate the use of inquiry‐based methods in the teaching of science, is a primary goal of the Partners In Science awards.  The program enables teachers and academic scientists to collaborate in the advancement of science, with the goal that both will grow professionally in the process.  High school teachers develop an improved image of themselves as scientists as well as a sense of being an integral part of the scientific community.  Teachers will gain experience presenting their research at a regional science conference in August and a national science conference in January after each summer of research.  Faculty mentors benefit not only from research assistance, but from contact with those shaping their future students.  All partners develop a broader understanding of the linkages between high school and college science education. District Teachers talk about how amazing this opportunity is!

  • NAVY Funding Grant due: 12-31

    The Office of Naval Research (ONR) seeks proposals for developing innovative solutions that directly support the development and maintenance of a robust Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. The goal of any proposed effort should be to provide "game changing" solutions that will establish and maintain a diverse pipeline of U.S. citizens who are interested in uniformed or civilian Naval STEM related workforce opportunities. While this announcement is relevant for any stage of the STEM pipeline, for FY14, funding efforts will be targeted primarily towards High School, Undergraduate, and Graduate STEM education and outreach designed to enhance the Navy and Marine Corps STEM workforce and its mission readiness. Emphasis will be given both to key engineering and scientific areas outlined in the Naval S&T Strategic Plan such as our National Naval Responsibilities (see ONR website), and to identified STEM –related workforce gaps and new strategic goals on the uniformed and civilian side. Currently, we are especially interested in efforts related to 4 developing information technology/ computer science/ cyber security expertise, strengthening the engineering disciplines across all Naval activities, as well as improving our technician pipeline. While not a formal requirement or program focus of this FOA, applicants are strongly 

    encouraged to consider under-represented populations including women and minorities in program plans. 


  • NWPE Grant Due: 12-31

    NEW CLASSROOM START-UP GRANTS ($250) can offset some costs for setting up a new classroom. Perfect if you are new to the school or teaching a new grade. Application Deadline: December 31

  • Umpqua Bank Due: 12-11 (est)

  • United States Japanese Foundation Due: 12-15

     Letters of inquiry for the foundation are due in December.  Will update site when more information is available

  • Walmart Community Giving Due: 12-31

    Walmart believes in operating globally and giving back locally – creating impact in the neighborhoods where we live and work. Through the Community Grant Program, our associates are proud to support the needs of their communities by providing grants to local organizations.


  • Adopt a Classroom partners donors with teachers so you can have funds to purchase critical resources and materials for your classroom.  By registering, your classroom will be posted on the website available for donors to select. When adopted, you will have full discretion to purchase items that meet your unique classroom needs.  Office Depot Real Change- ties into Adopt a classroom:

  • Advanced Student Achievement (ASA) Grant

    ASA grants support math programs that open your students’ minds to the practical power of math! The purpose of an ASA grant is to support math enhancement programs that bridge the gap between classroom and real world mathematics. We invite you to submit an application for a math enhancement program that you would like to see funded at your school!


  • Albertsons Due Qtry

  • Albertsons Requests

    Thank you for your interest in working with Albertsons! Please know that due to the volume of requests we receive, your request must be received at least six weeks in advance of your event for consideration. Any donations submitted with less than six weeks' notice will not be considered.

  • Charlie Lovett Fund for Elementary Drama

    $300 for a Play.  If not funded one year, they will keep application for the next year.

  • Dell

    Ideas that close the gap on technology

  • Dick's Sporting Goods

    DICK'S Sporting Goods believes that Sports Matter! We feel that sports play a vital role in teaching our children fundamental values like a strong work ethic, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. Today, DICK'S Sporting Goods shares our enthusiasm for and commitment to youth sports in the communities where we live and work by supporting organizations that make youth sports possible. DICK'S Sporting Goods Community Program proudly supports leagues, teams, athletes, and outdoor enthusiasts through thousands of youth sports and outdoor recreation organizations in communities surrounding our stores.

  • Donor's Choose

    Donor's Choose funds classroom needs. Seventy percent of the projects under $400 get funded.

  • Federal Grant Opportunites and Deadlines

    Chart of Federal Deadlines, and Opportunities

  • Fendor Music Grant

    The Fender Music Foundation awards instruments and equipment to eligible music instruction programs. These items are lightly used, blemished or otherwise imperfect and have been collected from manufacturers and retailers. Descriptions regarding the specific imperfections of each instrument will be available to selected programs.  The organization is currently awarding acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars and the equipment necessary to play these instruments. However, other traditional music instruments are sometimes available. Traditional instruments include string instruments, woodwind instruments, brass instruments, percussion instruments, keyboards and voice. DJ equipment and computers are not available through The Fender Music Foundation.

  • Ford Foundation

    The Ford Foundation is committed to achieving lasting change that transforms people’s lives. Through our grant making, we support innovative thinkers, leaders and organizations that are working to reduce poverty and injustice and to promote democratic values, free expression and human achievement. When making grants, we think about long-term strategies, knowing that lasting social change requires decades of effort. And because our mission is broad and our resources are limited, we carefully target our support so it can be used most effectively 

    and leverage the greatest amount of impact.

  • Good Sports Year Round

    Must do as an entire school

  • Harbor Freight

    Tools for vocational training

  • Idaho Power

    Idaho Power supports the community.  They will contribute to the well being of the community.

  • Lithia Ford

  • Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation

    Founded in 1957, the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) has a long and proud history of contributing to grassroots community projects. LCEF awards millions annually to diverse organizations across the United States.  Primary philanthropic focus areas are:  Community improvement projects, Public Education, priority is given to K-12 public schools

  • Macy's inc district grants

  • Martha Holden Jennings Foundation

    Open grants are available to any public school district.  The Foundation has established two funding categories within the Open Grant program.  Excellent Teaching and Deep Learning.

  • Micron Foundation (Please email Bernadette Sexton before you apply for this grant)

    The Micron Foundation provides grants and in-kind support for local non-profits to strengthen our communities. By supporting youth-focused organizations we build a foundation for a strong community.  These must be STEM related grants. This grant will soon be online.  It must be approved prior to submission.  To get an online grant approved send a summary of the project and a budget to Bernadette Sexton and she will get Dr. Clark's approval.

  • NASA Nspires Grants

    Varying grants from NASA

  • Pathways

    Any public high school in the United States applying for the Pathway to Financial Success Grant must meet the following criteria: The school has implemented or is looking to implement a financial education curriculum; A measurement tool is or will be in place to assess participation in and comprehension of the financial education curriculum; and The school agrees 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. Applications not meeting the criteria above will not be accepted. Special consideration is given to first time applicants and schools that have a stand alone curriculum. Previous grant recipients must submit pre and post-testing results to be considered for subsequent grant.

  • Power Engineers

    Reviewed Quarterly-  May 13th last review- see link for application

  • RGK Foundation

    You can submit a letter of inquiry.

  • Safeway Foundation (Albertsons)

  • Saint Al's Sponsorships


Thank you for agreeing to create a donor's choose account and apply for a classroom grant to support needs at your school.

Please note that you will need a picture of your classroom, preferably including backs not faces of students. More details are below and on the Donor’s Choose website.

1.  Create an account:  Go to Google Chrome (super important!), open this link and follow the instructions. 

Note:  You will be asked if you agree that the materials you are requesting are going to be used in the classroom to benefit your students.  You have to agree to this statement:  "All materials received through will stay in the classroom to be used/experienced by my students." Say yes.  Your students will experience these materials and they will be housed in a classroom. 

2.  Name Your Project: Give Your Project a Name that is simple and straightforward:

Example:  Books for Student Book Club

Example:  Book Sets for Students Interested in Social Justice

Example:  Book Sets for Family Read Night

3.  Go Shopping:  Choose Amazon as your vendor.  You need an account attached to your school email.  If you don’t have one, you will be prompted to create one.  Attached is your shopping list! You want to make sure your order is under $400! Those are best funded.

4.  Summarize Your Cart.  Describe the items in your cart as prompted. 

5.  Tell Your Story:  Address each prompt in this section:

  • ·         Introduce us to your classroom
  • ·         Tell us more about your students
  • ·         Describe how your students will use the materials you’re requesting
  • ·         Close by sharing why your project will make a difference

You know your students best.  Use your own words. .  Here is an example to get you started: 

Example: We need sets of books to participate in a school-based book club so we can read for fun.

Example: My students are interested in social justice and we are wanting to read books related to immigration and migration.  We need sets of books that support this theme and meet a variety of reading levels.

Example: We want to start a school-based book club.  Our theme "Finding Your Home" allows us to explore different titles and relate it to various cross-curricular aspects including social studies, geography and English. 

Again, please vary your wording to make this sound like you. . .

Example: My students need a class set of books for our classroom library that we can use to participate in our school's book club.  This year's theme is Immigration and Migration:  Finding Your Home.  We will read various books that center around this theme including supporting family read nights, guest speakers related to immigration and migration and maker spaces that support this theme.

6.  Add Details:  Choose the items that pertain to you.  And Example: you are primarily requesting Books. Your subject will support Literacy (additional subject can be history or civics/Government.  Choose your grade level (s).  The number of students can be your entire school population, or just your personal class load.  Up to you.

7. Upload a photo.  The photo should reflect you and your students.    Tell what you need (some ideas) in your own words.  This can be one sentence long!!  (if the words are identical to other grants, your grant won't be approved): 

Review your grant. 

Bernadette's phone number is 867-0774.  A thousand thanks to you! 

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