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  • Lego Children's Fund - quarterly

    "The LEGO Children’s Fund will provide quarterly grants for programs, either in part or in total, with a special interest paid to collaborative efforts and in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the receiving organization.

    Areas of support:

    • Early childhood education and development that is directly related to creativity
    • Technology and communication projects that advance learning opportunities"
     
  • RGK Foundation - ongoing

    The Foundation's primary interests within Education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education.
  • American Honda Foundation - quarterly

    Youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy.
  • Farrell Family Foundation

    "EDUCATION, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON TECHNOLOGY - Gifts will be made to tertiary institutions, as well as secondary schools oriented toward technology. Ideally these schools will serve underprivileged children who have the capability but not the resources to reach their full potential."
  • Google RISE awards

    "Google RISE Awards are designed to support organizations that promote access to Computer Science education and give students aged 7-18 the opportunity to become creators - and not just consumers - of tomorrow’s technological innovations. We award funding to, and partner with, organizations running programs that inspire, engage, and retain students on a long-term path in the field of computing."
  • Toshiba (6-12) - August 1 for over $5000; ongoing for under $5000

    Toshiba America Foundation contributes to science & math education by investing in teacher designed projects for 6-12 students.  Grade 6-12 grant requests of more than $5,000 are due August 1. All other grade 6-12 requests are evaluated on a rolling basis.
  • Toshiba (K-5) - October 1

    Toshiba America Foundation offers grants up to $1,000 to K-5 teachers. 
  • Student Achievement Grants (NEA) - Feb 1 / June 1 / Oct 15

    "The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection."
  • N-Vision a Brighter Future Grant (Westinghouse) - November 15

    "Schools and teachers who want their students to learn more about STEM through a hands-on project should apply for this grant. The grant money will be used to fund the project based on the guidelines below under the projects considered for funding.

    Three schools will be awarded $1,000 to complete their project by the end of the school year. Another $2,000 will be granted to each of these school’s science department for its needs. Therefore, total grant amount a school will receive is $3,000."
  • PRISM award - December 5

    "The PRISM award program provides grants up to $3,000 to cover the cost of equipment, materials, and supplies to implement hands-on, minds-on science and mathematics curriculum in the classroom. Recognizing the need for materials training, additional funding up to $1,500 may be requested for professional development related to the implementation of new equipment or use of materials in the classroom."
  • Shell Science Lab Challenge (NSTA) - December 20

    "Are you succeeding in science lab instruction with minimal equipment? The Shell Science Lab Challenge gives you an opportunity to share your exemplary approach for a chance to win a school science lab makeover support package valued at $20,000!"
  • Christopher Columbus Awards - February 3

    "The Christopher Columbus Awards is a national, community-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program for middle school students. The program challenges the students to work in teams of three to four, with an adult coach, to identify a problem in their community and apply the scientific method to create an innovative solution to that problem.

    Eight finalist teams and their coaches will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World® to attend National Championship Week and compete for valuable scholarships and the $25,000 Columbus Foundation Community Grant, plus a $200 development grant to further refine their idea."
  • Pre-College Grant program (American Psychological Foundation) - May 1

    "More than 200,000 students are currently enrolled in high school psychology. APF wants to support high quality education in psychology and to nurture the next generation of psychologists, with up to $20,000 for projects that support the goals of the program:
    • Reinforce the discipline of psychology as a science in secondary school curricula.
    • Expand the profile of psychology as a science to attract talented high school students to pursue the discipline.
    • Convey to high school students that psychological science is a tool to improve society.
    • Teach students about career options that apply psychology outside of an academic setting (e.g. NASA, organizational development).
    • Proposals for programs must focus on supporting the education of talented high school students."   

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