Sample Grants

Explore the sample funding finds below.  You do not need to register in order to see the details of these opportunities.


AASL Innovative Reading Grant
Capstone, administered by the American Association of School Librarians
Deadline: Applications are due February 1, annually.
Description: The AASL Innovative Reading Grant supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children that motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers. The AASL Innovative Reading Grant Committee will award the grant to a successful reading project that demonstrates the potential for reading improvement for kindergarten through grade 9 students. The program ...
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Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling
National Storytelling Network
Deadline: It is anticipated that preliminary grant applications are due via email April 30, annually (before midnight in the applicant’s own time zone). Please check the website for an updated 2014 application process timeline.
Description: The Brimstone Award is presented to members of the National Storytelling Network (NSN) for model storytelling projects that demonstrate the capacity of storytelling to promote change in individuals and communities. Grants through this program support storytelling projects that are service oriented and, as much as possible, are replicable in other places and situations.

Many different types of ...
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Gateway to College Program
Gateway to College National Network
Deadline: Contact Gateway to College programs directly for detailed information on how and when to apply.
Description: Gateway to College is a nationally recognized dual-credit program that serves youth who have dropped out of high school or are significantly behind in credits and unlikely to graduate. Once admitted into the program, students are enrolled in a Gateway to College learning community on the college campus. A learning community is a group of 20 to 25 students who take all first-term courses together to ...
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High School National Science Bowl (NSB)
US Department of Energy, Office of Science
Deadline: Regional competition dates vary. See the website for specific dates. The national competition will take place April 24 through 28, 2014.
Description: The US Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl (NSB) is a nationwide academic competition for middle school and high school students that tests knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. It was created in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in those fields.

The high school competition is a highly competitive event in which student ...
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Impact Aid Section 8002
US Department of Education
Deadline: Applications are due April 30, 2014.
Description: Impact Aid is designed to assist local school districts that have lost property tax revenue due to the presence of tax-exempt federal property; or that have experienced increased expenditures due to the enrollment of federally connected children, including children living on Indian lands. The Impact Aid law (now Title VIII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 or ESEA) provides assistance ...
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Innovation Generation Grants
Motorola Solutions Foundation (formerly Motorola Foundation)
Deadline: Innovation Generation grant applications are accepted January through April. Check back during the grant cycle for information on guidelines and exact application deadlines.
Description: The Motorola Solutions Foundation provides annual Innovation Generation Grants to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs in elementary and secondary schools, higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Preference is given to programs located in Motorola Solutions communities in and around the greater metropolitan areas of San Jose, California; Plantation, ...
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Investing in Innovation Fund (i3)
US Department of Education
Deadline: For Development grants, the deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply is April 3, 2014, and the deadline for Transmittal of Preapplications is April 24, 2014.
Description: The Investing in Innovation Fund (i3), established under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), provides funding to local educational agencies (LEAs), and nonprofit organizations in partnership with one or more LEAs or a consortium of schools. The purpose of this program is to provide competitive grants to applicants with a record of improving student achievement and attainment ...
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Middle School National Science Bowl (NSB)
US Department of Energy, Office of Science
Deadline: Regional competition dates vary. See the website for specific dates. The national competition will take place April 24 through 28, 2014.
Description: The US Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl (NSB) is a nationwide academic competition for middle and high school students that tests knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. It was created in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in those fields.

The middle school competition includes two types of competitions: an academic ...
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Promising Young Writers Program
National Council of Teachers of English
Deadline: Online entries are due around February 13, annually.
Description: The Promising Young Writers Program represents the commitment of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to early and continuing work in the development of writing. NCTE established the school-based writing program in 1985 to stimulate and recognize students’ writing talents and to emphasize the importance of writing skills among 8th grade students.

Students who are in the 8th grade ...
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The Hearst Foundations Education Grants
The Hearst Foundations
Deadline: Proposals are accepted year-round through the Hearst Foundations’ Online Application.
Description: The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations in education, health, culture, and social service that primarily serve large demographic and geographic constituencies. Within education, the foundations generally provide program, scholarship, capital, and on a limited basis, endowment support. They fund educational institutions demonstrating uncommon success in preparing students ...
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Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS)
US Department of Agriculture, National Institute Of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Deadline: Applications are due April 28, 2014.
Description: NIFA requests applications for the Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) to support research and extension activities that increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas who will pursue and complete a postsecondary degree in STEM disciplines.

WAMS addresses the following STEM-related Priority Areas within ...
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Young Scientist Challenge
Discovery Education and 3M
Deadline: Entries are due April 22, 2014.
Description: Discovery Education and 3M invite students in grades 5 through 8 to participate in the Young Scientist Challenge. Entrants must create a one- to two-minute video describing a new, innovative solution that solves an everyday problem.

Judges are looking for student videos that:
• Explain their chosen problem and how it impacts them, their families, communities, or the global population.
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