As the sponsor of the GetEdFunding website, CDW-G’s mission is to help educators and institutions to uncover the funds they need to supplement shoestring budgets, expand innovative programs, prepare students for the increasingly complex skills they’ll need to participate in tomorrow’s workforce and help close the equity gap in educating students from all backgrounds and circumstances.
GetEdFunding is a curated collection of more than 2,000 active grants and awards that will grow by the day, all selected through the prism of relevance to today’s educational institutions. Although thousands of generous corporate contributors, foundations and other organizations recognize the need to support education, not all of them are included in this resource. In an effort to save educators time and frustration, a minimum requirement of inclusion in the collection is the willingness to accept Letters of Inquiry and unsolicited applications.
GetEdFunding is current. It’s built by tapping a wide range of print and electronic sources, web searches, organizations’ web pages, communication with program administrators and conversations with long-standing contacts. In the case of federal grants, which rely on congressional approval for continued funding, best efforts have been made to tie down agencies’ sense of the likelihood of future funding. Those programs pending congressional approval are included in this collection so that they may get on your radar as future possibilities.
GetEdFunding is created by educational professionals, for educational professionals. It’s designed to be an easy-to-use, relevant and reliable database to which grant seekers will return again and again. Former and currently practicing prekindergarten through grade 12 and higher education educators and experienced educational publishing writer/editors have touched every stage of this database development from conducting research and writing entries to fact-checking, aligning curriculum, copyediting, data entry and beta testing. In addition to experienced educational publishing professionals, the team includes an education grant specialist, community college instructor, high school math teacher, special needs educator, district technology coordinator, library/media specialist, ELL teacher and elementary teacher.