This symbol indicates a Classroom Grant.  This is a smaller and simpler grant that would appeal to individual teachers.
This symbol indicates grants that could be possibilities for renewing handhelds in classrooms.

Adopt-a-Classroom Grants OK
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.

Innovation 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.  Thes
e 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.

Sun Microsystems Academic Equipment Grant Program 
Donates hardware to K-12 schools that have developed creative projects. Grants awarded on a cycle throughout the year.

Texas Instruments Foundation
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 Web site.

Goldman 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.

Jordan Fundamentals Grant Program
Its purpose 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 March.

NEA 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:

Application received by

September 15
February 15
February 1
June 15
June 1
November 15



Hasbro Programs for Children Grants
Directly 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 until 2006.

National 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.

Engaging 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.

Best 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.

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This website is maintained by Colleen McLain
updated November 8, 2005

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