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School Grant Programs

As we wrap up 2020 and look towards our ever-changing new normal in 2021, schools are facing unprecedented challenges and added pressure from every direction. Educational funding and resources are stretched thin, so to help make life a little easier for teachers, students, and administrators, we put together the ultimate guide for education grants, awards, and COVID-19 funding available exclusively for schools. 

The guide is packed with details on each grant including key dates and links. Here's a sneak peek:

COVID-19 Funds

National Geographic: COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators

  • Award: $1,000 to $8,000
  • Description: Funding to design instructional resources that help educators effectively teach in in-person, remote, or hybrid learning environments during this pandemic.
  • Key Dates: Ongoing
  • Learn more. 

School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network: COVID-19 Student Support Recovery Grant

  • Award: Up to $250,000
  • Description: Promote a collaborative and integrated approach amongst the education and healthcare community to ensure students succeed academically, socially, and emotionally while confined to home learning mandates during the nation’s current national emergency.
  • Key Dates: Ongoing
  • Learn more. 

School Grants and Awards

Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow

  • Award: $10,000 to $100,000 in classroom technology and supplies.
  • Description: This nationwide contest is designed to boost interest and proficiency in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), and challenges public school teachers and students in grades 6-12 to show how STEM can be applied to help improve their communities.
  • Key Dates: April 27, 2021
  • Learn more. 

BONUS: Free COVID-19 Resources for Schools

TED-Ed

  • Description: The UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) and TED-Ed, along with 30 other collaborators, launched "Earth School," a freely accessible website for students ages 5-18. The site provides 30 "quests" for students to help them "celebrate, explore and connect with nature." 
  • Learn more.

The Ultimate Guide to School Grant Programs and COVID-19 Relief Funds

Many grants are looking for schools focused on STEM programs, so below are even more grants specific to educational technology.

Educational Technology Grants

1. Abel Foundation

  • Amount: Varies
  • Locations: Nebraska and other communities where NEBCO and its affiliated companies have operations.
  • Key Dates: March 31, July 31, October 31
  • More information

2. Abington Foundation

  • Amount: Varies
  • Locations: Ohio
  • Key Dates: April 1, September 1, December 1
  • More information

3. Allen P. and Josephine B. Green Foundation

  • Amount: $13,000 (average)
  • Locations: central Missouri
  • Key Dates: March and September
  • More information

4. Alliant Energy Community Grant

  • Amount: $2500 (average)
  • Locations: Iowa and Wisconsin
  • Key Dates: March 1 and September 1
  • More information

5. Ameren Corporation Charitable Trust

  • Amount: Under $5,000 or over $5,000
  • Location: Ameren Illinois service area
  • Key Dates: Ongoing
  • More information

6. Anderson-Shiro Education Foundation

  • Amount: $2,000 individual; $4000 Group (Department or Grade Level)
  • Locations: Texas
  • Key Dates: February
  • More information

7. Black Hills Corporation

8. Broadband USA Federal Funding

9. Brown Rudnick Community Grants

10. CARES Act Funding to Support Remote Learning

11. CarMax Foundation - Home Office Giving Program

  • Amount: Varies
  • Locations: Virginia
  • Key Dates: September 1 and October 15
  • More information

12. Community Foundation of Whitley County

  • Amount: Varies
  • Locations: Indiana
  • Key Dates: May 1 and December 1
  • More information

13. Corning Incorporated Foundation

14. CPS Foundation, Inc.

  • Amount: $2,000 to $20,000
  • Locations: Greater Kansas City area
  • Key Dates: November 1
  • More information

15. The Dana Brown Charitable Trust

  • Amount: Varies
  • Locations: St. Louis metro area
  • Key Dates: February 15 and August 31
  • More information

16. The Daniels Fund

  • Amount: Varies
  • Location:Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming
  • Key Dates: Ongoing
  • More information

17. Digital Wish Grants

18. DiscoverE Engineers Week Outreach Grants

  • Amount: $250 to $1000
  • Location: National
  • Key Dates: November 14
  • More Information

19. Douglas County Community Foundation

  • Amount: Varies
  • Locations: Kansas
  • Key Dates: February 1 and September 1
  • More information

20. The Downing Foundation

  • Amount: Varies
  • Location: National, but favors Kansas
  • Key Dates: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31
  • More information

21. The Eastman Foundation

22. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

23. FM Area Foundation Grant

  • Amount: $500 to $15,000
  • Locations: Minnesota and North Dakota
  • Key Dates: Ongoing
  • More information

24. Greater for Greater Manhattan Grant Program

  • Amount: Up to $10,000
  • Locations: Kansas
  • Key Dates: December 31
  • More information

25. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation Education Grant

  • Amount: $5,000 to $150,000
  • Locations: Georgia
  • Key Dates: Ongoing
  • More information

26. Lewis H. Humphreys Charitable Trust

27. Lockheed Martin Foundation

28. The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

29. OMRON Foundation

  • Amount: $250 to $100,000
  • Location: National
  • Key Dates: Ongoing
  • More information

30. Pitsco Grant

31. R.C. Durr Foundation

32. Reynolds American Foundation

  • Amount: Varies
  • Locations: North Carolina
  • Key Dates: February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1
  • More information

33. Rural and Low-Income School Program

34. Sony USA Foundation

35. Stranahan Foundation

36. Turner Industries Fund

  • Amount: $500 to $5,000
  • Location: Multiple
  • Key Dates: April 1 and September 1
  • More information

37. Walton Family Foundation

38. Western Indiana Community Foundation

39. Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund

  • Amount: At least $1,000
  • Location: California
  • Key Dates: February
  • More information

40. William and Helen Thomas Foundation Education Grant

  • Amount: $5,000 to $100,000
  • Location: Multiple
  • Key Dates: September 15
  • More Information

If there’s a grant you think we should know about, please contact us here so that we can share it with others.

The Ultimate Guide to School Grant Programs and COVID-19 Relief Funds

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