Grants and funding resources

You have a great idea, but you don't have the funds to support it. Here's a list of grant and funding resources.


The Braitmayer Foundation The Braitmayer Foundation, a family foundation, is interested in receiving proposals utilizing innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States.

GetEdFunding GetEdFunding is a free and fresh grant-finding resource, dedicated to helping educators and institutions identify the funding they need in budget-tight times. GetEdFunding hosts a collection of thousands of grants and opportunities culled from federal, state, regional, and community sources and is available to public and private preK–12 schools, districts, and educators; higher education institutions; and nonprofit organizations that work with them.
Grant Alerts Finding resources that can help our schools and communities fight and win this war for the lives of our children and the future of our nation.
Grants for Teachers STEM Grants for Teachers
GrantWatchGrantWatch makes it simple for small businesses and nonprofits to find funding opportunities from among thousands of unique and current grants. With the largest detailed listing of the newest nonprofit grants and grants for government agencies, small businesses and individuals.
Afterschool Alliance A Guide to STEM Funding for Afterschool
California Afterschool Network Funding opportunities
Directpackages is providing three $1000 grants for teachers to get classroom technology to facilitate a constructive learning environment
From Failure to Promise$500 mini grants to help you move students/youth "From Failure to Promise" in Literacy, Math, Science, or Technology
Fund for teachersFund for Teachers supports educators' efforts to develop skills, knowledge and confidence that impact student achievement. By trusting teachers to design unique fellowships, Fund for Teachers grants validate teachers' professionalism and leadership, as well. Since 2001, Fund for Teachers has invested $22 million in nearly 6,000 teachers, transforming grants into growth for teachers and their students.FFT provides educators, possessing a broad vision of what it means to teach and learn, the resources needed to pursue self-designed professional learning experiences. FFT grants are used for an unlimited variety of projects; all designed to create enhanced learning environments for teachers, their students and their school communities.
International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) TEEA and its foundation, the Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators (FTEE), give awards, and scholarships to support the advancement of STEM through Technology and Engineering Education. The Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators (FTEE) was established in 1986 as a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, initiated a program of giving in 1993, in which awards are presented during the ITEEA Annual Conference. FTEE awards support programs that will: make our children technologically literate; transfer industrial and corporate research into our schools; produce models of excellence in STEM through Technology and Engineering teaching; create public awareness regarding the nature of technology and engineering education; and help technology and engineering teachers maintain a competitive edge in technology.
Lemelson-MIT Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams™ are comprised of high school students, educators, and mentors that receive up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems of their own choosing. STEM educators from the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, and territories of the U.S. may apply.
Lemelson-MIT Lemelson-MIT JV InvenTeams™ are comprised of students in grades 7-10 who hone their hands-on skills and enrich their STEM education through invention-based design activities. JV InvenTeams are currently located in Massachusetts, Texas, Oregon, and California.
Lowe's Toolbox For EducationFor more than 65 years, Lowe's has supported the communities we call home. At a time when schools are struggling to support the basic needs of their students, the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation recognizes the importance of financial support.This year LCEF is seeking ways to provide the tools to help educators and parent groups through educational challenges by providing the greatest impact, with basic necessities being the priority."
McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation sponsors proposals that enhance student learning and educational quality, paying particular attention to those that best serve the at-risk and under-funded, including:Curriculum that excites and challengesInquiry projects that promote reflection and growthAfter-school programs that enrich and inspire
National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." With an annual budget of $7.5 billion (FY 2016), we are the funding source for approximately 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.
Shopbot Grants and other Funding Sources
Stem School Dr. STEM grants for teachers
Stemfinity STEM Education Grants
The NEA FoundationA public charity supported by contributions from educators' dues, corporate sponsors, foundations, and others who support public education initiatives. It supports new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and learning.
The NEA Foundation Student Achievement GrantsThe NEA Foundation provides NEA members with 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 the standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.
Toshiba America Foundation TAF Project-Based Learning Grants for Grades 6-12 Funds the projects ideas and materials teachers need to innovate in their math and science classrooms. TAF is interested in funding projects designed by teachers or small teams of teachers for use in their own schools.


ClasswishClassWish is a nonprofit that lets people contribute to fund any K-12 school or teacher in the country. It helps educators and schools get the supplies they need for their students to excel.
AdoptAClassroom helps offset these costs by funding the classroom materials that students need to learn and succeed.