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Grant Opportunities

The Point Pleasant Borough Board of Education encourages the development of proposals to private foundations and other sources of financial aid to subsidize such activities as innovative projects, feasibility studies, long-range planning, and research and development. Any such activity must:

  1. Be based on a specific set of project objectives that relate to the established goals of the district;
  2. Provide measures for evaluating whether or not project objectives are being achieved; and
  3. Conform to applicable state and federal laws and to Board policies.

All grant proposals must be approved by the Board before being submitted to the funding agency. The Superintendent shall establish regulations for the processing of proposal ideas throughout the district.


Available Grants

Crayola Creative Leadership Grants
Crayola's Champion Creatively Alive Children® grant opportunity provides grants for innovative, creative leadership team building within elementary/middle schools. Beginning December 1, 2016, submit your application for the opportunity to receive a grant to help build your school's creative capacity. Award: $2,500 & $1,000 worth of Crayola products
Deadline: 2018 Application period opens December 1, 2017
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Fender Music Foundation Grants
Fender Music Foundation grants are awarded to music academies, schools, local music programs, and national music programs across America, particularly in-school music classes in which the students make music; after-school music programs that are not run by a school; and music therapy programs, in which the participants make the music. Maximum award: $5,000
Deadline: None
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National Art Education Foundation Grants
NAEF’s grant programs support a wide variety of professional activities, including promotion of art education as an integral part of the curriculum; establishment and/or improvement of art instruction in public and private K-16 schools; promotion of the teaching of art through activities related to the instructional process, curriculum, student learning, student assessment, classroom behavior, management, or discipline; purchase of art equipment and/or instructional resources; and research in art education. Review the attached guidelines to review various grant opportunities, checklists and application cover sheets, grants include: Ruth Halvorsen Professional Dvelopment Grants; Mary McMullan Grants; NAEF Research Grants; Ship Grants; and Teacher Incentive Grants. Awards range from $500 to $10,000. Additionally, NAEF provides professional development scholarships. Maximum award: $10,000.
Deadline: All 2018 NAEF grants are due October 1, 2017 (for Project Year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019)
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Youth Service America's Youth Changing the World Grant
YSA is partnering with K-12 schools (public, charter, private, magnet, etc.) around the world that are creating a culture of service school-wide or district-wide where students develop and use 21st Century skills to apply their learning to address the world's challenges. Participating schools will identify leaders (administrators, teachers, students) who will coordinate school-wide activities on Global Youth Service Day (April 20-22, 2018) and implement effective practices of their choice. They will be supported by grant opportunities, resources, technical assistance, and recognition provided by YSA. Maximum award: $1,000
Deadline: Apply now
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State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship® Company Grants
We make it our business to be like a good neighbor, helping to build safer, stronger and better educated communities across the United States. Through our company grants, we focus on three areas: safety, education, and community development. The State Farm Companies Foundation® and State Farm® value inclusiveness and diversity. Therefore, charitable funding is intended to advance access, equity, and inclusiveness while discouraging harmful discrimination based on age, political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, or religious beliefs. Minimum Award: $5,000
Deadline: October 31, 2017
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2018 Youth Garden Grant
The 2018 Youth Garden Grant is an award designed to support school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. Any nonprofit, school, or youth program planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18 is eligible to apply. Maximum award: $500-$750.
Deadline: 2018 Grant Cycle information coming soon
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American Honda Foundation Grants for Education
The American Honda Foundation makes grants to K-12 schools, colleges, universities, trade schools, and other youth-focused nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit youth and scientific education. Honda supports youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment Maximum award: $75,000
Deadline: Rolling
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Captain Planet Foundation Grants for the Environment
The Captain Planet Foundation funds hands-on environmental projects that encourage innovative programs that empower children and youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. Captain Planet administers several grant programs, inclding: ecoSOLUTION; ecoTECH; ecoSTEM; and the Project Learning Grant. The Captain Planet Founation provides two types of support -- material support and monetary support. Click here for more information about the various grant programs. Maximum award: $2,500.
Deadlines: September 30 for spring and summer projects; January 31 for fall and winter projects
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Carton 2 Garden
Show students’ creativity by re-purposing milk and juice cartons from your school cafeteria to either build or enhance the school garden. Educators can engage students in a hands-on experience creating teachable moments on environmental stewardship, sustainable packaging and healthy living. The best use of cartons in a school garden gives your school the chance to win one of 14 prizes with a grand prize valued at $5,000. Maximum award: $5,000.
Deadline: 2018 Grant Cycle Opens January 2018
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Dominion Foundation Environmental Education and Stewardship Grants
The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation considers grant requests up to $5,000 that focus on specific, short-term projects that promise measurable results to improve the environment. The projects should support one or more of the following priorities:
- Educating K-12 students and the public about environmental stewardship
- Protecting and preserving natural habitats
- Improving open spaces and making nature accessible. Maximum award: $5,000.
Deadline: March 1
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Fruit Tree Orchard Grant
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is an award-winning international nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruitful trees and plants to alleviate world hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water. FTPF programs strategically donate orchards where the harvest will best serve communities for generations, at places such as community gardens, public schools, city/state parks, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, international hunger relief sites, and animal sanctuaries. Maximum award: 12-20 Tree minimum
Deadlines: Rolling
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Lexus/Scholastic Eco Challenge
The Lexus/Scholastic Eco Challenge is a program designed to inspire and empower middle and high school students to learn about the environment and take action to improve it. School teams compete in one of two available eco challenges with the help of a teacher advisor. A $10,000 cash prize is awarded to the top 16 teams in each challenge. Two grand prize winning teams will each receive $30,000. Eligibility: Middle and high school Maximum award: $500,000 in scholarships and grants.
Dates: Challenge 1 Land & Water: Registration opens 8/16
Challenge 2 Air & Climate: Registration opens 10/17

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Toyota USA Foundation K-12 Education Grants
The Toyota U.S.A. Foundation supports K-12 education programs with a focus on math, science and environmental science. A high priority is placed on the following: Creative and innovative programs which develop the potential of students and/or teachers; Programs which are broad in scope and incorporate systemic approach; and, Cost-effective programs that possess a high potential for success with relatively low duplication of effort. Maximum award: $200,000
Deadline: None applications are accepted and reviewed continually
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Discover: Pathway to Financial Success
Provides funding for schools looking for funding to incorporate financial education into their curriculum. Any public high school in the United States applying for the Pathway to Financial Success Grant must meet the following criteria: The school has implemented or is looking to implement a financial education curriculum; A measurement tool is or will be in place to assess participation in and comprehension of the financial education curriculum; and The school agrees to share overall results of the measurement tool’s pre and post-curriculum testing with Discover upon the program’s completion, to assess what worked and what didn’t. Maximum award: Varies. Eligibility: US public high schools.
Deadline: None
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American Honda Foundation Grants for Education
The American Honda Foundation makes grants to K-12 schools, colleges, universities, trade schools, and other youth-focused nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit youth and scientific education. Maximum award: $75,000
Deadline: Rolling
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Braitmayer Foundation Grants for Innovation in Education
The Braitmayer Foundation funds projects utilizing innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States. Of particular interest are curricular and school reform initiatives, as well as preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those that encourage people of high ability and diverse backgrounds to enter and remain in K-12 teaching. Maximum award: $35,000.
Deadline: Prospective applicants must first submit a letter of inquiry for consideration. Grant cycle takes one full year. Letters accepted beginning February 1 to March 15 annually.
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Donors Choose
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that connects public school teachers in need of classroom materials and other learning needs to corporations, foundations, and everyday people who can help them. Donors can view proposals and pledge money to projects that inspire them. When the project reaches its funding goal, Donors Choose will ship materials to the school. Donors will receive photos of the project taking place, a letter from the teacher and insight into how the money was spent. Projects can remain on the site for five months. This website is completely free for teachers to use! Maximum award: None.
Deadline: Projects can be posted anytime. Once posted, projects stay on the site for five months
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Farmers Insurance Group Grant Program
Inspired by the great work teachers do in classrooms every day, Farmers wants to say thank you for their tireless dedication. Through Thank America’s Teachers, Farmers Insurance is giving away more than $1 million in two separate grant opportunities again in 2017. Their $2,500 grant program addresses teachers’ day-to-day classroom needs and the $100,000 Dream Big Teacher Challenge empowers teachers’ educational visions for their schools and the community at large. Applicants must first receive a Thank You letter from Farmers Insurance Group. Visit the Thank America's Teachers Tour for more information or to send a letter. Maximum award: $2,500.
Annual Application Periods: Fall Cycle - Aug. 1 through Sept. 27; Spring Cycle - Jan. 10 through Feb. 27; Summer Cycle - May 1 through May 30
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InvestorsFoundation Grant
The Investors Foundation is dedicated to helping organizations that support the arts, education, health & human services, youth initiatives, and more. Funding is available to organizations located in the areas served by Investors Bank, which includes most of New Jersey, New York City, and Long Island. Since the foundation's beginnings in 2005, more than $16 million has been pledged to hundreds of worthy organizations and causes. Minimum Award: $5,000
Deadline: Quarterly [February 1; May 1; August 1; November 1]
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Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® Grants
Lowe's Charitable and Education Foundation focuses its giving efforts on public education and community improvement projects through two primary grant programs: Lowe’s Toolbox for Education and Lowe’s Community Partners. Maximum award: $100,000. A large majority of grants will be given in the $2,000 to $5,000 range. Most larger projects fall between $10,000 and $25,000. Critical need projects over $25,000 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Deadline: Spring Cycle: Closed  |  Fall Cycle: August 7, 2017 - September 29, 2017
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NEA Foundation: Student Achievement Grants
The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Grant funds may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, technology, or scholars-in-residence. Although some funds may be used to support the professional development necessary to implement the project, the majority of grant funds must be spent on materials or educational experiences for students. Maximum award: $5,000.
Deadline: Rolling
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State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship® Company Grants
We make it our business to be like a good neighbor, helping to build safer, stronger and better educated communities across the United States. Through our company grants, we focus on three areas: safety, education, and community development. The State Farm Companies Foundation® and State Farm® value inclusiveness and diversity. Therefore, charitable funding is intended to advance access, equity, and inclusiveness while discouraging harmful discrimination based on age, political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, or religious beliefs. Minimum Award: $5,000
Deadline: October 31, 2017
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Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants
Fuel Up to Play 60 funds schools’ attempts to jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Maximum award: $4,000.
Deadline: November 1, 2017
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US Soccer Foundation Grants
The U.S. Soccer Foundation offers two different grant programs that support soccer programs and field-building initiatives nationwide. The Program Grant provides for program equipment and operating expenses and is available on an annual basis. The Safe Places to Play Grant provides for synthetic turf, lighting, and irrigation and is offerered continuously on a rolling basis. Grants are provided to support all aspects of the beautiful game – from assisting programs with operational costs to creating Safe Places to Play.
Deadline: Rolling
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Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants
Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Grant funding is provided to assist in implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs; purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives; and/or purchasing books, materials, or software for literacy programs. Maximum award: $4,000.
Deadline: 2018 Grant Cycle opens January 2018
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Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Grants for Youth with Disabilities
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation supports innovative projects that help youth with disabilities develop the leadership and employment skills they need to succeed, particularly for careers in science, technology and the environment. Maximum award: $75,000 for up to three years
Deadline: Grant concept papers accepted annually from January 1-June 15
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Adobe: ConnectED software grants
The ConnectED initiative is a White House program designed to enrich K-12 education for every student in America. ConnectED empowers teachers with the best technology and the training to make the most of it, and empowers students through individualized learning and rich, digital content. Adobe is offering creative tools and teacher professional development to schools across the United States. Maximum award: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Echosign, and a range of teacher training resources. Eligibility: public elementary or secondary schools that receive Title I funds.
Deadline: Rolling
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AIAA Foundation: Grants for Excellence in Math, Science, Technology and Engineering
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation Classroom Grants encourage excellence in educating students about math, science, technology, and engineering. Maximum award: $250 Eligibility: Current AIAA Educator Associate or AIAA Professional members actively engaged as K-12 classroom educators.
Deadline: Rolling
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American Chemical Society Hach High School Chemistry Grant
Through the Hach High School Chemistry Grants, ACS supports ideas that transform classroom learning, foster student development, and reveal the wonder of chemistry. Maximum award: $1,500.
Deadline: Applications accepted annually February 1-April 14
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American Honda Foundation Grants for Education
The American Honda Foundation makes grants to K-12 schools, colleges, universities, trade schools, and other youth-focused nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit youth and scientific education. Honda supports youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment Maximum award: $75,000
Deadline: Rolling
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The Beacon Technology Teacher Grant
Technology is all around us. From smartphones to voice assistants and self-driving cars, our world is becoming increasingly high-tech. We believe technology has a place in every discipline — and studying its role in our lives is critical for students of all ages. Share your tech-focused lesson plan with us, and you could win up to $1,000 for classroom supplies, educational subscriptions and apps for your students, and more. Maximum award: $1,000
Deadline: December 9, 2017
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CenturyLink Teachers & Technology Program
The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation's Teachers and Technology grants are designed to help fund projects that advance student success through the innovative use of technology. Teachers in public or private PreK-12 schools in CenturyLink's residential service areas are eligible to apply for a Teachers and Technology grant. Maximum award: $5,000
Deadline: 2017-18 Grant Cycle Opens October 2017
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DirectPackages.com Classroom Tech Grants
Directpackages.com understands the importance of technology as a tool for learning and entertainment. Prospective applicants must submit a 400-500 word essay on the prompt, "What new technology would mean to your classroom and how you would use the grant to address a learning challenge." The top three submissions featuring the most innovative and beneficial uses for classroom technology will each be awarded $1,000 to spend on new technology for their classroom! Maximum award: $1,000.
Deadline: To be announced
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FirstEnergy STEM Grants
FirstEnergy proudly supports classroom projects and teacher professional-development initiatives focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Maximum award: $1,000.
Deadline: Grant cycle opens every summer. Deadline is around the second week in September each year. This year's deadline is September 22, 2017
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Internet.frontier.com Teacher Grant
Internet.frontier.com provides $1,000 grants to fund classroom tech upgrades. Grant funds may be used to purchase technological equipment and/or supplies. To apply, teachers must submit either a 300-500 word essay or 1-2 minute video on the following prompt: The Internet provides students a vast resource for research and learning. Yet, navigating the beneficial and dangerous places online has been an ever-evolving battle. What have you as a teacher and your classes learned when it comes to cyber safety? Maximum award: $1,000.
Deadline: 2018 Grant Cycle opens January 2018
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Lexus/Scholastic Eco Challenge
The Lexus/Scholastic Eco Challenge is an exciting national STEM competition for grades 6–12 that awards a total of $500,000 in grants and scholarships to eligible teachers, students, and schools each year. The STEM competition for grades 6–12 is built on three challenges: Land & Water, Air & Climate, and an invitation-only Final Challenge. A $10,000 cash prize is awarded to the top 16 teams in each challenge. Two grand prize winning teams will each receive $30,000. Eligibility: Middle and high school Maximum award: $500,000 in scholarships and grants.
Dates: Challenge 1 Land & Water: Registration opens 8/16
Challenge 2 Air & Climate: Registration opens 10/17

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Grants and Awards
NCTM’s Mathematics Education Trust channels the generosity of contributors through the creation and funding of grants, awards, honors, and other projects that support the improvement of mathematics teaching and learning. Various grants are available throughout the year. Maximum award: $10,000.
Deadline: Varies
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Toshiba America Foundation Grants
Toshiba America Foundation grants support inquiry-based projects designed by individual teachers and small teams of teachers for use in their own classrooms to improve teaching and learning in science and mathematics. Toshiba offers grants for Grades K-5 in the amount of $1000 and grants for Grades 6-12 in the amount of $5,000. Maximum award: $5,000
Deadline: Rolling
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Toyota USA Foundation K-12 Education Grants
The Toyota U.S.A. Foundation supports K-12 education programs with a focus on math, science and environmental science. A high priority is placed on the following: Creative and innovative programs which develop the potential of students and/or teachers; Programs which are broad in scope and incorporate systemic approach; and, Cost-effective programs that possess a high potential for success with relatively low duplication of effort. Maximum award: $200,000
Deadline: None applications are accepted and reviewed continually
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Braitmayer Foundation Grants for Innovation in Education
The Braitmayer Foundation funds projects utilizing innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States. Of particular interest are curricular and school reform initiatives, as well as preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those that encourage people of high ability and diverse backgrounds to enter and remain in K-12 teaching. Maximum award: $35,000.
Deadline: Prospective applicants must first submit a letter of inquiry for consideration. Grant cycle takes one full year.
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Build it with Kaboom
To encourage play as a priority, Kaboom offers the Build it with Kaboom Grant Program to transform community spaces to permanent play structures. The program also provides for site enhancements to existing play structures. Maximum award: $15,000
Deadline: Rolling
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Esther Katz Rosen Pre-College Grant Program
The Esther Katz Rosen Pre-college Psychology Grant Program provides financial support for efforts aimed at improving the quality of education in psychological science and its application in the secondary schools for high ability students. Proposals must focus on supplying education for gifted and talented high school students. Program Goals: Improves the quality of high-school education in psychology; Encourages high ability high school students to pursue careers in psychology.Maximum award: $25,000
Deadline: Annually March 1
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Fund For Teachers
Fund for Teachers supports educators' efforts to develop skills, knowledge and confidence that impact student achievement. The Fund for Teachers provides funds for direct grants to teachers to support professional development and summer learning opportunities of their own design. Maximum award: $5,000 for individuals;$10,000 for teams.
Deadline: 2018 Cycle opens October 1, 2017
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Let's Play Imagination Playground Grant
magination Playground™ is an innovative design in play equipment that encourages creativity, communication, and collaboration in play. With a collection of custom-designed, oversized blue foam parts, Imagination Playground™ provides a changing array of elements that allow children to turn their playground into a space constantly built and re-built by their imagination. Maximum award: Imagination Playground™ Equipment
Deadline: Rolling
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McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Teacher Development Grants
McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Teacher Development Grants provide funding to individuals or small teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking K-12 classroom instruction. The grants provide opportunities for teachers to integrate fresh strategies that encourage critical inquiry and to observe their effects on students. Maximum award: $10,000 for three years.
Deadline: Applications accepted annually from January 15 - April 15
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NEA Learning and Leadership Grant
Educators frequently need outside resources to engage in meaningful professional development due to limited district funding. Through our Learning & Leadership grants, we support the professional development of NEA members by providing grants to individuals and groups to fund professional development. Preference is given to proposals that incorporate STEM and/or global competence in their projects. Maximum award: $5,000
Deadline: None, applications are reviewed every three months
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Shade Structure Grant Program
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants of up to $8,000 to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools or recreation spaces. In addition to the grant, the AAD also provides a permanent sign for display near the shade structure. Maximum award: $8,000
Deadline: Grant cycle opens annually on Sept. 1
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State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship® Company Grants
We make it our business to be like a good neighbor, helping to build safer, stronger and better educated communities across the United States. Through our company grants, we focus on three areas: safety, education, and community development. The State Farm Companies Foundation® and State Farm® value inclusiveness and diversity. Therefore, charitable funding is intended to advance access, equity, and inclusiveness while discouraging harmful discrimination based on age, political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, or religious beliefs. Minimum Award: $5,000
Deadline: October 31, 2017
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Target Field Trip Grants
Each year, Target grants help K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations by providing support for educational field trips and funds for what they need the most. Target believes communities thrive when the arts are affordable and accessible, therefore, the company also sponsors free and reduced-cost admission at museums and cultural institutions across the country, opening their doors to more children and their families. Maximum Award: $700
Deadline: Applications accepted beginning August 1 through October 1
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