STEM Grants

STEM Grants Updated April 2017  *Supports project based learning.

*ASAP Farm to School funding: (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) works to connect schools with local agriculture and give children positive experiences with healthy fresh foods through the four components of farm to school: farm field trips, local food cooking, school gardens, and local food in school cafeterias. You can apply for local food cooking stipends through a separate form. Interested in introducing students to local food and farms through cooking in the classroom? Apply for one of our cooking stipends. You will be reimbursed for up to $25 per class. The main ingredient must be a locally grown product in order to qualify for reimbursement. Need ideas? Check our ourseasonal recipes, or contact Stipends are only available to individuals working with a school in ASAP’s Appalachian Grown region.This grant is open to pre-K through 12th grade teachers, and members of the public working in cooperation with a school in ASAP’s Appalachian Grown Region.( Virginia: Carroll, Grayson, Scott, Smyth, Washington, Wythe) Deadlines are September 15th and March 15th.

AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant Program - believes that one of the most significant means to inspire and advance the future of Aerospace is to fund grants to meet the unmet and unfunded educational need of students. Each school year, AIAA awards grants of up to $250 to worthy projects that significantly influence student learning. Important Dates: October 1, 2017 Submission Period Opens, January 5, 2018 Submission Period Closes, February 23, 2018 Result are distributed; AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant Guidelines.

*Digital Wish Grants: Submit a Lesson plan to win over 50 different grants to be awarded on the 15th of every calendar month. Digital Wish is a non-profit on a mission to help teachers solve technology shortfalls in their classrooms. Apply for grants, create a wish list of technology your classroom needs, and share lesson plans and fundraising ideas with fellow educators across the country. Digital Wish also provides a searchable library of grants and a myriad of ideas for fundraising. The entire site is designed to empower teachers to find funding for technology for their classrooms.

Dominion K-12 Educational Grant
Eligibility: Public and private elementary and secondary schools and public school divisions that are registered with the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), institutions of higher education and 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations are invited to apply. Most grants are in the $1,000-$15,000 range. Applications accepted starting in January and decisions are announced during April. All localities are invited to apply in Virginia.

Edutopia list of Grants and Resources: Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!

*Engaging Students in Learning Mathematics for Grades 6-8 Teachers: Grants up to $3,000 awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades 6-8. Materials may be in the form of books, visual displays, slide shows, videotapes, or other appropriate medium. Materials may not be calculators, computers, or related equipment. Although such equipment is essential in today's classroom, this award is not intended to purchase such equipment. The focus of these materials should be on showing the connectivity of mathematics to other fields or to the world around us. Applicant must be a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics or teach at a school with a current NCTM Pre-K-8 school membership. Deadline: November 2, 2018.

*Francis R. Dewing Foundation- Grants given to early childhood education programs specifically ages 2- sixth grade. Emphasis is placed on new, untried or unusual educational organizations or institutions which endeavor to introduce new educational methods, again, aimed at the education of young children. Grant awards range from $1,000 to $20,000, averaging $5,000.  See grant guidelines here. The FRD foundation meets April 1 and October 1, annually to determine awards.

Google CS Initiatives Grant: CS Grant applications Due Date: March 2nd, 2018. Organizations may receive up to $35,000. Applications Info

*Green Thumb Challenge Grant: Deadline September 30th!! The award is designed to support the continued sustainability of an exceptional youth garden program that has demonstrated success, and has impacted the lives of kids and their community. Existing garden programs involving children currently in grades K-12, from schools and youth groups nationwide. Please note that this grant is not for gardens that have not yet been started.

IGT After School Advantage Grants- Grants that support after –school programs for economically disadvantaged students focusing on digital initiatives and technology for students including classroom materials and technology for after school programs. Rolling Deadline.

*Improving Student’s Understanding of Geometry Grants for pre-K- grade 8 teachers to develop activities that will enable students to better appreciate and understand some aspect of geometry that is consistent with adopted standards. For 2017-18, grants with a maximum of $4,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching at the grades Pre-K-8 level. The project should include applications of geometry to, for example, art, literature, music, architecture, nature, or some other relevant area and may integrate the use of technology into the teaching of geometry. Due November 2, 2018.

Lockheed Martin Corporation Grants: Lockheed Martin provides generous funding to STEM education outreach activities for students from elementary school through college. We are committed to supporting programs, events and campaigns that focus on student achievement, teacher development, and gender and ethnic diversity.  Applications are accepted year-round. Evaluations are typically performed quarterly. Some grant applications may not be able to be considered until the next year's budget cycle, particularly those received in the second half of the year.

Eligibility: Public elementary/secondary schools are eligible to apply. Aligns with one or more of Lockheed Martin’s strategic focus areas: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.

Be located or operate in a community in which Lockheed Martin has employees or business interests.

*Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grants: Apply for our Toolbox for Education Grant now and build on your already impressive parent group success with Lowe's. Check out these sample projects here.

National Science Teachers Association Grants: Various grants and fellowships.

*Pets in the Classroom Grants: Rolling deadline for K-8 educators in public and private schools “intended to support pets or aquariums in the classroom” and facilitate learning project centered on caring for pets responsibly.

SPIE Education Outreach Grants Program
SPIE is an international (society for optics and photonics )advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light.

As part of its education outreach mission, SPIE provides support for optics and photonics related education outreach projects. Qualifying not-for-profit organizations such as universities, optics centers, science centers, primary and secondary schools, youth clubs, industry associations and international optical societies are eligible for project support. STEM activities should have an optics or photonics component. Deadline: January 31 and May 31.

State Farm Companies Foundation:
Provides grants to support K-12 public school enrichment efforts such as after school programs, service learning programs, and teacher and academic excellence programs. Applications for 2018 Grants are available Friday, September 1, 2017 through Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

*Toshiba America Foundation Grants: for grades K-5 for innovative ideas for improving math or science instruction in the classroom with an emphasis on project based learning.  Grants up to $1000 apply online by October 1 annually. Applications are for project based learning materials not solely for computers.

*VOYA Unsung Heroes Awards Program: 100 educators are selected annually to receive $2,000 to help fund innovative class projects.  Three of them are chosen to receive the top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000, and $25,000.  Applicants must be employed full time by an accredited K-12 public or private U.S. school  with effective and innovative projects that improve student learning. Application is closed for 2018.