Grants, Funding, Awards & Contests


Deadline: May 19, 2017
Best Buy Community Grants
The Best Buy Foundation will donate Community Grants to local and regional nonprofit organizations that provide teens with places and opportunities to develop 21st century technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices.


Deadline: May 31, 2017
SPIE Education Outreach Grant Program
SPIE provides support for optics and photonics related education outreach activities. The award process is competitive; applications are judged on their potential to impact students and increase optics and photonics awareness.


Deadline: June 1, 2017
Detwiler Family Foundation Grants
Funds will be awarded to organizations that serve children dealing with significant life challenges by facilitating access to education and the arts.


Deadline: June 23, 2017
Champion Creatively Alive Children® Grant
The 2017 program provides grants for innovative, creative leadership team building within elementary/middle schools. Each grant-winning school (up to 20 grants awarded) receives $2,500 and Crayola products valued at $1,000.


Deadline: September 22, 2017
STEM Classroom Grants
Educators at schools and youth groups in communities served by FirstEnergy electric operating companies can apply for STEM education grants of up to $1,000.


Deadline: November 3, 2017
Equity in Mathematics Grants (grades 6-8)
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.


After School Advantage Program Funding
Funding for classroom materials and technology for afterschool programs is available.


Toshiba America Foundation Grants for Grades 6-12
The Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students.


Teach Earth Teacher Fellowships
Talented teachers from all subject areas will be selected to work side by side with world-class scientists on field research expeditions around the world.


Karma for Cara Foundation Micro-Grants
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.


Race 4 Birds
Race 4 Birds is a blueprint for groups of individuals or organizations to create a bird race of 24 (or fewer) hours for young people.


STEM Grants
A list of grant resources with rolling deadlines.


Voya Foundation Grants
Voya supports organizations that fund high quality, experiential STEM learning opportunities for children in grades K-8 and organizations providing STEM training and education opportunities to current or aspiring K-12 teachers.