Browse These Grants
See an opportunity that you want to pursue? Please contact the Grants and Fund Development Office to talk it through. With 124 schools, we want to work collaboratively and not competitively. Thank you!
School Garden Grants:
Are you interested in creating a school garden? Several GCS departments are ready to work with you to help ensure that your project is successful. Before you apply for grants, please contact these departments for guidance:
Multi-month application periods for 2013:
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: This organization's website shares a host of grant opportunities from the Mathematics Education Trust, listed by grade level and deadline. Read more here.
Walmart Foundation Community Grants: Education-related areas of particular interest are re-engaging dropouts, literacy, success for first-generation college students, and teacher support. Application period: open through 12/1/13. Funding notice Website
Lego Children's Fund: Grants of up to $5,000 are available to support projects that inspire creativity. Funds may not be used to purchase Legos. Application period: This funder has four application review periods during the year, with deadlines April 15, July 15, October 15 and January 15. Website
CVS Caremark Community Grants: Supporting education and health of children with disabilities under age 21 is a focus area. Grant amounts of up to $5,000. Applications accepted from 1/1/13 to 10/31/13. Funding notice
Office Depot Foundation: Cash contributions to support children's educational activities. Awards of $50 to $3,000, with the average award $1,000. Applications accepted throughout the year. Funding notice FAQ
Pets in the Classroom: The Pet Care Trust offers teacher grants to fund classroom pets such as fish, reptiles or other small animals. Funds can be used to purchase new pets, pet environments and supplies and range from $50 to maintain an existing pet to $150 to purchase fish and small reptiles. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Website
National Gardening Association: NGA offers grant opportunities throughout the year to help support school gardens and related programs. Gift cards for seeds, equipment and even an opportunity to win a tiller are among the eligible opportunities for teachers. Deadlines vary by program. Please see note above regarding School Garden Grants before applying. Check this website for details on several gardening grants for 2013!
Toshiba America Foundation offers grants to teachers in its grade K-5 program and its grade 6-12 program, with focus on science and math projects. Application deadlines vary by program. Check out details on several grant opportunities here!
Lowe's Toolbox for Education: This Lowe's program funds grants of $2,000 to $5,000 for school projects. Projects guidelines are fairly broad -- this year, the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation is putting priority on projects that help schools and parent groups address basic needs of their families. Next deadline: 2/15/13. Learn more here.
Captain Planet Foundation: Grants available for hands-on learning projects that aim to improve the environment. Projects should encourage students to participate in service learning through environmental stewardship. Two deadlines: 2/28/13 and 9/30/13. Website
Siemens Foundation We Can Change the World Challenge: The foundation makes grants of $1,000 to $5,000 for project-based science and conservation learning opportunities. Deadline: 3/5/13. Website
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation: Public school educators can apply for $500 through the foundation Minigrant program to fund projects that foster creative expression. Deadline: March 15, 2013. Learn more about the program, get an application and see past projects at the foundation website.
Grant for Geographic Literacy: National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and Herff Jones Nystrom sponsor this program to promote geographic literacy. Awards of up to $2,500 are available. Deadline: 4/28/13. Website and application
Target Early Reading and Art, Dulture and Design grant programs: Win up to $2,000 for after-school reading events and weekend book clubs to promote early literacy, or for projects that bring more art and culture into the classroom. Application period: March 1 through April 30. Website
ING Unsung Heroes Award: Teachers can apply to win $2,000 for projects to benefit their students. Three winners will be chosen to receive additional funding of up to $25,000. Deadline: April 30. Website
Dollar General Youth Literacy Grants offers grants of up to $4,000 to schools, nonprofits and public libraries to help students who are reading below grade level or need additional support. Funds may be used to start or expand literacy programs, purchase technology to support literacy programs or purchase books, software and other materials to support projects. Deadline: 5/23/13. Website
Crayola Champion Creatively Alive Children: Crayola is looking for innovative, creative leadership team building projects at the elementary school level for its grant program, which awards $2,500 and $1,000 in Crayola products. Deadline: 6/21/13. Website
Best Buy Community Grants: Best Buy Community Grants seek to give teens opportunities through techonology to develop 21st century skills. Grant amounts range from $4,000 to $10,000. Tip: Contact the local Best Buy store closest to your school to discuss your proposal idea with the manager and community involvement team. Deadline: 7/1/13. Website
Elmer's and Kids in Need Foundation Teacher Tool Kit Grants: Teacher Grants of up to $500 are awarded for teachers who would like to conduct one of the more than 500 classroom projects offered by Elmer's and the foundation. Application period: July 15-September 30. Read more here.
Captain Planet Foundation: Grants available for hands-on learning projects that aim to improve the environment. Projects should encourage students to participate in service learning through environmental stewardship. Deadline: 9/30/13. Website
P. Buckley Moss Foundation: National Educator Grants of up to $1,000 are available for new or evolving programs that employ the arts in teaching children who learn differently. Application period: May-September 30. Website
Target Field Trip grants: Target awards up to $700 to support student field trips for K-12. Application period: August 1-September 30. Website
Seeds for Education Grant Program: Wild Ones and the Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Fund are offering grants of $100 to $500 to fund native plant education projects that involve students and volunteers. Deadline: October 15, 2013. Website