Teachers who register at the Adopt-a-Classroom
web site can be adopted by an individual, a business or a foundation.
Once adopted, teachers will receive $500 worth of credit to purchase
items that enrich the learning environment, including classroom
technology. Teachers help solicit their own sponsors by downloading
and distributing flyers within their community or by sending out
a personalized, pre-written email from the Adopt-a-Classroom web
site. Every donor receives information about the classroom it
has adopted, including an itemized list of what teachers bought
so donors can see the impact of their donation.
Grant and Learning Leadership Grants
The National Education Association's Foundation
for the Improvement of Education (NFIE) now offers more than 300
grants of $1000 to $3,000 each on an ongoing, year-round basis.
These grants fund classroom innovations or professional
development for improved practice in public K-12 schools and higher
education institutions. NFIE will award up to 250 Innovation
grants worth $2,000 per year, and 75 Leadership and Learning grants
ranging from $1,000-$3,000. Grants will fund activities
for 12 months from the date of the award.
Designed to strengthen educaiton through digital
imaging, the application requires only basic information from
the teachers, a description of the project for which the grant
will be used and a budget for up to $500.
Microsystems Academic Equipment Grant Program
Donates hardware to K-12 schools that
have developed creative projects. Grants awarded on a cycle throughout
Since its founding in 1964, the Texas
Instruments Foundation has awarded Foundation Grants to a wide
variety of projects from early childhood education through higher
education programs. There is not a formal application form.
Applicants are encouraged to submit a one- or two-page proposal
that explains the purpose of their organization, the population
served, the amount requested, how the funds will be used, and
how the project correlates to the goals of the TI Foundation.
Proposals are accepted throughout the year. Additional information
about the application process may be obtained on the foundation's
Sachs Foundation Prizes for Excellence in International Education
The program annually awards five prizes
of $25,000 each in the following categories: Elementary/Middle
School; High School; Higher Education (teacher preparation or
K-12 outreach); State; Media/Technology. This school prize
is awarded to any public or private elementary, middle school,
or high school with a clear focus on raising American awareness
of the world and bridging the international knowledge gap. The
media/technology prize is for any public or private organization
that uses one or more of a variety of media or information technologies
to help students or teachers learn about other world regions,
languages and cultures, or international issues. Applicants must
have a clear focus on raising American awareness of the world.
Fundamentals Grant Program
is to benefit, recognize, and reward teachers working in grades
1-12 in underprivileged schools who strive beyond challenges and
limited resources to achieve excellence through instructional
creativity, innovative teaching, and high learning expectation
for students. Awards of $2,500 each will be given to 400 recipients:
200 to teachers of students in grades 1-6 and 200 to teachers
of students in grades 7-12. Grant funds must be used for resource
materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, or other costs
related to field trips, software, and other items required to
implement and assess the proposed lesson or thematic unit. Funds
may not be used to supplant expenditures that are the normal responsibility
of the school district (like salaries, for example).
Note: this site will be updated beginning of the year or toward
Foundation for the Improvement of Education
Grants 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: Learning and Leadership or Innovation Amount of
Learning & Leadership Grants: The grant amount is $2,000 for
individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study.
Amount of Innovation Grants: The grant amount is $5,000.
These grants are awarded three times
during a year:
YEAR . . .
Programs for Children Grants
serving disadvantaged children ages 12 and younger, this program
supports local and national initiatives that improve the lives
of young children through innovative education programs. Awards
range from $500 to $35,00. Note: site will not be updated
Geographic Education Foundation
National Geographic Education Foundations works
to improve geographic literacy inside the classroom and out. Note:
site will be updated December 2005 for grants deadlines in the
Spring of 2006.
Kids to Learn
eInstruction has launched its grant
program to promote classroom use of personal response system. Winning
schools will receive one 32-pad Classroom Performance System (CPS);
a CPS Chalkboard; and content containing thousands of CPS questions.
Buy's Te@ch Program
Welcome to Best Buy’s te@ch program, which
rewards schools that are using interactive technology to make
learning fun for kids. In
the past two years, more than 2,000 schools have been awarded
nearly $6 million to help them expand or enhance existing programs
that use the school’s available technology to make learning
fun for kids. Deadline is end of September.