Short on Funds?

Check out the following funding sources.  Let us know if you need more information.

1. DonorsChoose – Funds for Classroom Enrichment/Student Achievement.  While not a traditional grant, this is an excellent way of raising funds for your classroom. Public school teachers essentially propose classroom projects and post their proposals on the website. Proposals simply need to include specific items needed.  Donors browse the site and have the opportunity to donate money to your cause.


2. Kids in Need Foundation – Teacher grants:


3. GetEdFunding hosts thousands of education grants, including funding opportunities for public and private PreK–12 schools and districts; awards

for outstanding professionals; grants for teachers, media specialists, and administrators; higher education institutions; and nonprofit

organizations offering educational programs.                      


4. Follett:   



5. NEA Foundation – Student Success & Learning and Leadership Grants:


6. ING Unsung Heroes Program ING Commercial Banking established the Unsung Heroes in an effort to recognize teachers implementing new teaching methods and techniques for improving student learning. The award application is centered on a description of previous projects teachers have worked on or plans they would like to enact in the future to benefit their classroom. Applications are judged on innovation, creativity and the potential to positively influence students. Grants range from $2,000-$25,000.


7. The American Association of University Women Education Foundation is one of the largest private funders of educational programs for women and girls. They fund a variety of programs, including research, fellowships, community projects, and symposia. For details, contact AAUW Educational Foundation, 1111 Sixteenth St. NW, Washington, DC 20036; Tel: (202) 728-7602; email:


8. The International Reading Association, dedicated to promoting levels in literacy and quality reading instruction, has various grant and award opportunities, including children's literature, professional development, research, and teachers' awards. 


9. The Walter S. Johnson Foundation's Strengthening Public Education program includes grants for teacher development. The foundation is particularly interested in supporting efforts that allow educators to reflect on their teaching and to revise their practice based on what they have

learned. The foundation also provides new teacher support. Giving primarily in northern CA, with emphasis on Bay Area, and Reno and Washoe County, NV. Grants range from $500 to $500,000. Contact: Ms. Jean D. Parmelee, Exec. Dir., or Kimberly Ford, Prog. Dir., 525 Middlefield Rd., Ste. 110, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Tel: (650) 326-0485; email:


10. J. P. Morgan Charitable Trust's education program focuses on improvement in the quality of education in the New York City public school

system.  The trust encourages programs that give promise of improving public education, particularly those that can be replicated throughout the educational system, including teacher training and support, professional development, and educational advocacy. Contact: Hildy Simmons, Managing Dir., 60 Wall St., 46th Fl., New York, NY 10260-0060; Tel: (212) 648-9673.


11. Weinberg Foundation:

      Other Funding Sources:

  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant

  • After School & Athletic/Band Booster Clubs

  • Assessment Funds

  • Carl Perkins Vocational

  • Funding for 1:1 Laptop Initiatives

  • High School Reform Funding

  • IDEA – Special Education Funds

  • Impact Aid

  • PTA Funds

  • Remediation Funds

  • Response to Intervention Funds

  • State and Local Curriculum Funds

  • State and Local Technology Funds

  • State Trust Land Grants

  • Title I, Part A

  • Title I, Part C – Migrant Education

  • Title I, Part D-2 – Neglected and Delinquent

  • Title I, Section 1003(a) and (g) - School

  • Title III – English Language Acquisition

  • Title IV – Safe and Drug-free Schools

  • Title VI, Part B – Rural Education

  • Title VII – Indian Education