Grant Opportunities

Here are some grant opportunities to present to your students! For more information visit

Captain Planet Foundation

The Captain Planet Foundation is looking for projects that support environmental education through out-of-the-classroom activities that encourage students to get involved in saving the Earth. Projects should promote interaction between students and improve problem solving skills. Projects from urban and rural schools will receive preference. Grants range from $250 to $2,500. There is no deadline. Request application guidelines from Chrissy Sapp, Manager, Captain Planet Foundation, One CNN Center, 10th Floor, South Tower, Atlanta, GA 30303, (404) 827-4130.

Education Excellence
Perceptive Software, in partnership with the University of Kansas School of Engineering, rewards oustanding high school educators in Kansas and the Kansas City area for excellence in education. The Educating Excellence program recognizes one teacher each month, from September through May, with a $1,500 cash award! Award information and nomination forms are online at the site.

The GLOBE Program

The GLOBE program, which stands for Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment, is a hands-on, school-based science and education program. It was formed through a partnership between several organizations including the National Science Foundation, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency. The program teaches students how to research environmental topics while encouraging them to share their findings via the web. Specifically, the program provides resources for students to monitor the environment through the use of soil samples, atmospheric readings, land cover, and phenology. Teachers also benefit from this program through free training at GLOBE workshops, complementary educational videos, and continuous access to a teacher’s help desk.


This is a comprehensive list of grants available to teachers.

Kids In Need Teacher Grants

The Kids in Need Foundation is dedicated to engaging students in the learning process by providing grants towards the purchase of supplies for students to participate in special classroom learning experiences. Kids in Need Teacher grants, sponsored by retailers and education credit unions, help Pre-K-12 educators develop innovative learning opportunities for their students. The purpose of the grants is to provide support for classroom teachers who have innovative, meritorious ideas but lack the budget to bring them to life.  Projects qualify for funding if they make creative use of common teaching aids, approach the curriculum from an imaginative angle, or time non-traditional concepts together for the purpose of illustrating commonalities. Approximately 300 to 600 grants from $100 to $500 are awarded each year. The application deadline is September 30, 2013.

Lowe’s Toolbox for Education
Lowe’s Foundation gives grants of $2,000 to $5,000 to schools and school parent-teacher groups associated with public schools throughout the U.S. that develop projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit. Preference is given to funding requests that have a permanent impact such as facility enhancement (both indoor and outdoor) and landscaping/cleanup projects. Deadline is October 12; however, if 1,500 applications are received before the application deadline, then application process will close.

National Science Foundation- Innovative Technology Experiences for Teachers Grant

Program grant to respond toe the current concerns and projections about the growing demands for STEM professionals. Supports the development, implementation, testing and scale-up of models.

NSTA Grants

NSTA has numerous awards listed on this site.

State Farm Company Grants

Education Excellence grants due by October 31 each year.

Toshiba America Foundation 
Toshiba America Foundation is dedicated to promoting quality science and mathematics education in US K-12 schools. The foundation provides grants through the following tow inititives: The Grants program for K-5 Science and Math Education provides grants of up to $1,000 to teacher in public or private schools to help them bring innovative hands-on projects into their classrooms. The application is due October 1, 2013. The Grants Program for 6-12 Science and Math Education provides small grants of up to $5,000 and large grants of over $5,000 to teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. Applications for small grants may be submitted throughout the year. The annual application deadlines for large grants are Feb 1, and Aug 1.

Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Science Teachers

Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Science Teachers program is the largest science teacher grant program that offers $10,000 grants to K-12 teachers for innovation science projects that enhance environmental science education in their school and/or district over a one-year period. For more information about this program or to learn how to apply please visit the website. Applications must be submitted no later than February to be considered.