Grants, Funding, Awards & Contests

For more STEM funding opportunities – state, federal and national private grants – and free grant writing services, check STEMfinity’s website.


Society of Women Environmental Professionals Grants

Deadline: February 28, 2018
Grants will be awarded to help fund organizations or programs that creatively address a locally-defined need to create, enhance, restore or protect the natural environment or to provide environmental awareness through educational sessions, with particular emphasis on encouraging girls and/or women in the sciences, engineering or environmental fields.


Educator Excellence Awards

Deadline: March 5, 2018
These awards honor educators in grades K-12 who inspire enthusiasm for science with innovative approaches. Award recipients are given $1,000 educational improvement prizes for use in the classroom.


Hall of Fame Student Excellence Awards

Deadline: March 5, 2018
High school science students in the eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey regions will be eligible to receive one of four prestigious student awards. In addition to joining a long list of notable prior winners, each of the four honorees shall receive a $2,000 scholarship.


Get Out and Grow School Garden Sweepstakes

Deadline: March 11, 2018
Smucker Away From Home wants to help schools across the country develop gardens that help cultivate hard work and healthy eating habits. Enter and be eligible to win $15,000 toward a garden and a visit from a Team USA athlete.


The Braitmayer Foundation Education Grants

Deadline: March 15, 2018
The Foundation is interested in proposals utilizing innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States. Grants of up to $35,000.


The Great Remake Micro-Grants

Deadline: March 23, 2018
Remake Learning offers micro-grants of $2,500 and $7,500 to support learning practices, projects, and environments that advance engaging, relevant, and equitable learning opportunities that help young people thrive in a time of remarkable change.


Science and Technology Education and TRAINing Seed Grants

Deadline: April 1, 2018
STEDTRAIN is a committee that administers a STEM Seed Grant program that provides grant funding between $250 and $2500 to an educator for innovative hands-on classroom projects that will stimulate children’s interest in science and technology.


School Grants for Healthy Kids

Deadline: April 6, 2018
Help your school become healthier with a Game On, Parents for Healthy Kids or School Breakfast grant. Receive funding and technical assistance to increase physical activity opportunities, improve nutrition initiatives, engage parents in school wellness or increase breakfast participation.


Possibility Grant Sweepstakes

Closes: April 27, 2018
Enter daily for your chance to win $10,000 to get the STEM technology and resources you need to “fab” your lab.


The Frederick and Florence Bauder Endowment for the Support of Physics Teaching

Deadline: July 1, 2018
The Bauder Fund supports special activities in the area of physics teaching.


GreenWorks! Grants

Deadline: September 30, 2018
Project Learning Tree offers GreenWorks! grants up to $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world.


Equity in Mathematics Grants (grades 6-8)

Deadline: November 2, 2018
The purpose of this grant is to incorporate middle school classroom materials or lessons that will improve the achievement of student groups that have previous records of underachievement. For 2018-19, grants with a maximum of $8,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades 6-8.


Karma for Cara Foundation

Quarterly deadlines: January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1
The Karma for Cara Foundation is encouraging kids 18 and under to apply for funds between $250 and $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities.


Toshiba America Foundation Grants Less Than $5K for Grades 6-12

Quarterly deadlines: March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1
The Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students.


Afterschool Athletic Programs Funding

Quarterly application review: March, June, September and December
The Justin J. Watt Foundation provides afterschool programs opportunities for middle-school aged children in the community to become involved in athletics, so that they may learn the character traits of accountability, teamwork, leadership, work ethic and perseverance, while in a safe and supervised environment with their peers.


Toshiba America Foundation Grants Greater Than $5K for Grades 6-12

Yearly deadlines: May 1 and November 1
The Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students.


After School Advantage Program Funding

Funding for classroom materials and technology for afterschool programs is available.


Digital Wish Grants

Submit innovative technology-based lesson plans to Digital Wish for a chance at receiving one of 50+ classroom technology grants. All of the uploaded lesson plans can then be shared with colleagues and educators across the country.


Voya Foundation Grants

Voya Foundation grants are focused on financial resilience. They work to ensure that youth are equipped with STEM expertise and financial knowledge necessary to compete in the 21st century workforce and make smart financial decisions that lead to a secure retirement.


Whole Foods Community Giving Days

Several times a year, Whole Food stores hold community giving days where five percent of that day’s net sales are donated to a local nonprofit or educational organization. If you have questions about the donation policy or have a nonprofit or educational organization you would like to see supported, contact the marketing director at your local store or fill out a donation request form.