Funding for Science Teachers

Program Deadlines Amount Awarded Description
Motorola Solutions Foundation Innovation Generation Grants Yearly $5,000-$250,000 The Motorola Solutions Foundation (formerly the Motorola Foundation) will provide $3.5 million in Innovation Generation grants to U.S. initiatives that inspire young people, particularly girls and underserved minorities, to embrace science, technology, engineering, and math.

Funding will focus on initiatives that creatively generate a love of science early in life and show the new generation of inventors that careers involving science and math are important, challenging, and possible. Priority will be given to programs that can incorporate Motorola employees as volunteers.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM): Emerging Teacher-Leaders November 6, 2015 $6,000 NCTM is accepting applications for its Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics Grants program, which aims to increase the breadth and depth of the mathematics content knowledge of –pre-K-5 school teachers who have a demonstrated commitment to mathematics teaching and learning.
NEA Foundation Grants to Educators Yearly $2,000-$5000 As part of its effort to ensure that all students succeed, the National Education Association Foundation for the Improvement of Education offers Learning & leadership Grants to support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes:

Grants to individuals to fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences such as summer institutes or action research.
Grants to groups to fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.

All professional development must improve practice, curriculum, and student achievement. Grant funds may be used for fees, travel expenses, books, or other materials that enable applicants to learn subject matter, instructional approaches, and skills. Recipients are expected to exercise professional leadership by sharing their new learning with their colleagues.
NGA Kids Gardening Grants Annually $250-$5,000 National Gardening Association's grant and award programs are funded by generous corporations and foundations that share NGA's vision of a greener future and belief in the powerful impact gardening programs can have on the mental, physical, and psychological health of individuals. Beginning with 50 Youth Garden Grants in 1982, NGA has delivered 9,596 grants and awards worth approximately $3.96 million, reaching an estimated 1.6 million young gardeners.

Educators and youth leaders have always provided NGA with meaningful and inspiring anecdotal accounts of how gardening boosts kids' interest in school and learning, improves their attitudes about eating healthful foods and caring for the environment, helps them develop social skills and self-esteem, and gives them a feeling of community spirit. NGA now captures quantitative data to back up these moving and powerful stories.
RGK Foundation Grants Rolling $25,000 The foundation's primary interests include formal K-12 education (particularly math, science, and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. The foundation's community grants support a broad range of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. The foundation's current interests in health and medicine include programs that promote the health and well-being of children, programs that promote access to health services, and foundation-initiated programs focusing on ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).

Although the foundation's grant making program doesn't have any geographic restrictions, the foundation no longer accepts unsolicited requests from international agencies or programs. While the foundation occasionally awards grants for operating expenses, capital campaigns, endowments, and international projects, such grants are infrequent and usually initiated by the foundation. Multiyear grants are rare, and most grants are awarded for a period of one year.
Target Education Grants Yearly $700 As part of the Target commitment to supporting education, the new Target Field Trip Grants program will award 5,000 U.S. educators grants of $700 each to fund a field trip for their students.

Target Field Trip Grants funds may be used for visits to art, science, and cultural museums; community service or civics projects; career enrichment opportunities; and other events or activities away from the school facility. Funds may also be used to cover field trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, resource materials, and supplies.
Target Field Trip Grants September 30th $700 Target Corporation is accepting applications from education professionals for the Target Field Trip Grants program, an annual program designed to expose K-12 students in the United States to museums, historical sites, and cultural organizations.

Grants are intended to fund visits to art, science, and cultural museums, community service or civic projects, career enrichment opportunities, and other events or activities away from school grounds.
The Meemic Foundation Yearly $2,500 The Meemic Foundation for the Future of Education offers a variety of grant opportunities designed to assist educators. These funding opportunities include traditional grants in amounts up to $2,500 and specialty grants of varying amounts for items such as books. This page will provide the most up-to-date information on the types of grants available and the important dates associated with the application process.
Toshiba America Foundation 6-12 Science and Math Projects Grant Rolling basis through out the year $5,000 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 1st and February 1st each year.
Toshiba America Foundation K-5 Science and Math Projects October 1st of each year $1,000 The Toshiba America Foundation is accepting applications from K-5 grade school teachers with innovative science or math projects.

The foundation awards grants of up to $1,000 to K-5 teachers in public or private nonprofit schools in support of hands-on science or math education projects. Grant funds may be used for project-related materials only. The foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms.

Summer projects or afterschool programs will not be considered, nor will salaries, facility maintenance, textbooks, video production, audio-visual equipment, and education research be funded.