Funding for Science Teachers

Program Deadlines Amount Awarded Description
Foundation for Rural Education and Development Yearly $5,000 Technology Grants for Rural Schools program was created to help meet the growing need for innovative technology in the classroom. The grants strive to help public schools in rural areas bring modern computers to every classroom, connect schools to the information superhighway, and make sure that effective and engaging software and online resources are an integral part of the school curriculum.
Tech Grants of up to $5,000 are available to public schools that are working in cooperation with their telecommunications company to enhance learning by increasing the use of technology in the classroom. Projects that are unique and focus on new programs and curriculum for technology education are encouraged. Examples of possible grant requests include but are not limited to computer-assisted learning programs; computer equipment and programs; electronic access to information; and subject-specific tools for art, reading, math, science, etc.
Fund for Teachers Yearly $5,000-$10,000 Fund for Teachers supports educators' efforts to develop skills, knowledge and confidence that impact student achievement. By trusting teachers to design unique fellowships, Fund for Teachers grants validate teachers' professionalism and leadership, as well. Since 2001, Fund for Teachers has invested $20 million in more than 5,500 teachers, transforming grants into growth for teachers and their students.
ING Unsung Heroes Yearly $2,000-$25,000 Educators are invited to submit grant applications describing class projects they have initiated or would like to pursue.

Each year, one hundred educators are selected to receive awards of $2,000 each to help fund their projects. At least one award will be granted in each of the fifty United States, provided one or more qualified applications are received from each state. Of the hundred finalists, three will be selected for additional financial awards. First place will receive $25,000; second place will receive $10,000; and the third-place winner will receive $5,000. All awards must be used to further the projects within the school or school system.
International Reading Association June 30th, 2015 $4,000 The International Reading Association sponsors the Constance McCullough Award to encourage international professional development activities.

A cash prize will be awarded to an IRA member who is investigating reading-related problems in countries outside North America. Proposals must address at least one of the three goals of the association: advocacy, professional development, and/or emerging global issues.

1) Advocacy: The association seeks to promote universal access to literacy and to provide leadership in support of adequate funding for literacy programs on an international basis.

2) Professional Development: The association seeks to enhance and improve professional development of literacy educators on an international basis.

3) Emerging Global Issues: The association seeks to identify and provide leadership on globally significant literacy issues such as access to primary education, access to current materials, and assessment of literacy levels.

Visit the IRA website for complete program guidelines, information about past grant recipients, and application instructions.
K-12 Environmental Education Project Grants Yearly $5,000 Founded in 1969, Arizona Forward, a nonprofit organization that advocates for balance between economic development and environmental quality in the state, is accepting grant applications from Arizona K-12 grade teachers to support environmental projects in their classroom, school, or community.

With support from the Helios Education Foundation, up to $5,000 in Earthfest Education Grants will be awarded for projects that are environmental in nature and focus on energy, water, air quality, transportation, land planning, plants and animals, and/or waste management.

To be considered, projects must enhance student awareness of and interest in environmental sustainability.

One or more grants will be awarded at the discretion of the Arizona Forward's Environmental Education Committee.
Kids in Need Foundation Yearly $100-$500 Kids In Need Teacher Grants provide K-12 educators with funding to provide innovative learning opportunities for their students. The Kids In Need Foundation helps to engage students in the learning process by supporting our most creative and important educational resource - our nation's teachers.
Kimball Foundation Small Grants Program for San Francisco Bay Area Rolling $10,000 The Kimball Foundation has announced a small grants program that will consider requests of $10,000 or less on a rolling basis from organizations that have a one-time emergency need or that propose to pilot a new program. The intent of this program is to be responsive to the needs of the nonprofit community, to encourage new ideas within the field, to boost small programs, and to support organizations that the Kimball Foundation has not yet funded.

To be eligible for funding, requests of $10,000 or less must fall within the general grant making guidelines of the foundation. The primary purpose of the Kimball Foundation is to provide opportunities for at-risk and disadvantaged youth in the San Francisco Bay Area to improve the quality of their lives and reach their highest potential. The foundation supports nonprofit organizations serving the residents of San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, and Sonoma Counties, and to a limited extent Palo Alto. The foundation is focused on funding programs that provide direct services in the areas of academic enrichment, cultural enrichment, environmental education, and vocational development. High priority is given to organizations that promote college access and encourage community service for low-income youth. Grants in the arts are made to groups that predominately serve youth.
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Yearly Up to $10,000 The InvenTeam initiative, created by the Lemelson-MIT Program, offers an unparalleled opportunity for high school students to cultivate their creativity and experience invention.

InvenTeams are teams of high school students, teachers, and mentors that receive grants up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems. Each InvenTeam chooses its own problem to solve.
Lilly Endowment Yearly $10,000 The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment is inviting applications for an annual program that enables Indiana K-12 educators to pursue an "imaginative project" that infuses their busy lives with personal renewal and intellectual revitalization.

Launched in 1987, the Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program provides support for K-12 teachers, principals, guidance counselors, and school librarians in Indiana to take time during the summer to pursue a personal interest, explore subjects that interest them, and re-energize before returning to the classroom in the fall. Past fellowship recipients have explored national parks, studied Tajikistani language and culture, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, trained under a master woodworker, and photographed cathedrals in central Europe, among many other activities. Since the program began in 1987, more than 2,500 Indiana educators have received grants for an array of imaginative adventures.

Part of the Lilly Endowment's longstanding commitment to help Indiana become an even more appealing locale for seasoned teachers and other education professionals, the program will award one hundred grants of $10,000 each for the 2014 fellowship period.

The program is open to public and private K-12 licensed school teachers, principals and assistant principals, guidance counselors, and media specialists with at least three years of professional experience.
Lowes Toolbox for Education Yearly $2,000-$5000 Lowe's Toolbox for Education to Support Parent-Teacher Group Projects

As part of its continued support for public education, Lowe's Companies, Inc. has announced that its new Toolbox for Education program will award grants to parent-teacher organizations and parent-teacher associations for improvement projects at up to 1,000 schools across the United States.

Launched in partnership with PTO Today, an organization serving parent-teacher groups, Toolbox for Education will provide grants of up to $5,000 for a wide range of efforts, including public school libraries, specialty learning labs, landscaping, painting projects, and playgrounds. Grants are still available for the 2005-06 school year.

PTO Today will provide a variety of resources to help parent groups apply for the grants. Resources available include a toll-free support line and staff to answer program questions and online materials on the best practices for applying for grant money. Post-project follow-up will include helping report project success and impact on the school community served.

Parent groups at K-12 schools may apply for grants of up to $5,000. All K-12 schools in the United States (except Puerto Rico) are eligible. Applicant schools or parent groups must have a group tax ID number or official 501(c)(3) status from the IRS.