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Doppler Radar installation in Oklahoma
National Weather Association (NWA)
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

Sol Hirsch Education Fund Grants are awarded annually to teachers/educators of grades K–12 to help improve the education of their students, school and/or community in the science of meteorology. The Grant is intended to allow teachers to: purchase scientific materials and/or equipment for the...

Sun at solar maximum
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

Grants are available to promote environmental stewardship in any of the five following categories. Educational Solar Projects: Successful submissions will include innovative classroom and extracurricular programs/projects that explore the science of solar energy and the generation of electricity...

Iron precipitation in Montana wetland
Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation Grants
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

These grants help educators develop and test holistic environmental curricula that integrate field activities with classroom teaching. Proposed projects should incorporate basic ecological principles, encourage students to solve environmental problems, and present controversial issues...

New York City and the East River in 1960
Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest (BR Center)
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

Created to support front-line educators who often do not have a voice in funding decisions, the Foundation's Community Grants subsidize small, concrete projects, which will improve inner-city education within the coming year in the cities where Brown Rudnick has its offices. Although the amount...

Sunflowers
Whole Kids Foundation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

In partnership with FoodCorps, the foundation provides grants of $2,000 to support new or existing edible gardens on school grounds. Applicants must have support of a specific partner organization in the community, such as a nonprofit, farm, local business, Whole Foods store, or garden club. K-...

Students test water samples
Captain Planet Foundation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

Grants are made for activities that conform to the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation which is to: promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on...

California radio disk
American Radio relay League (ARRL)
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

ARRL offers two types of Education and Technology (ETP) grants for teachers who currently use or want to use amateur radio in their classrooms. ETP School Station Grants provide $1,500 worth of equipment to those who plan to use amateur radio as part of an enrichment or in-class project; ETP...

Students studying soils
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The mini-grants program is intended to support projects that foster creative expression, collaboration, and interaction with a diverse community. The funding program provides an opportunity for educators, whose efforts are often inadequately funded or recognized, to create special activities...

Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
Spencer Foundation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

These grants support education research projects with budgets of $50,000 or less. Proposed projects should improve education generally and sometimes fall within these specified areas of inquiry: education and social opportunity; organizational learning; purposes and values of education; teaching...

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FirstEnergy
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

FirstEnergy proudly supports classroom projects and teacher professional-development initiatives focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). One of the ways we support these activities is by offering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education...

Students test water samples
The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation provides grants of between $1,000 and $20,000 to community-based non-profit programs in the United States. Schools; museums; educational and skills training programs; environmental and wildlife protection activities; cultural and performing arts programs;...

Coal power plant, Kentucky
Florida Power and Light (FPL)
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

As part of their commitment to STEM education, Florida Power & Light and the NextEra Energy Foundation will make teacher grants totaling $50,000 for energy-related projects. All public, private, and charter school teachers at elementary, middle, and high schools in FPL's service territory...

artist's concept of Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

These $250 grants go to K-12 teachers who incorporate innovative aerospace activities in their curriculum. Grants can be used for demonstration kits, science supplies, and other resources that will impact at least 25 students. Applicants must first register as AIAA Educator Associates, free of...

Students studying geology on a field trip in VT
Fund for Teachers
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

Fund for Teachers supports educators' efforts to develop skills, knowledge and confidence that impact student achievement. By trusting teachers to design unique fellowships, Fund for Teachers grants validate teachers' professionalism and leadership, as well. Since 2001, Fund for Teachers has...

Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

These five-year fellowships help early-career science and math teachers become master teachers and leaders. Fellows receive stipends, funding for professional development, grants for teaching materials, and leadership and mentoring opportunities for the duration of the program. Educators with...

Folds in Stanley Shale, Arkansas
Voya Unsung Heroes
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

Educators are invited to submit grant applications describing class projects they have initiated or would like to pursue. Each year, one hundred educators are selected to receive awards of $2,000 each to help fund their projects. At least one award will be granted in each of the fifty United...

Volcanologists monitoring Mt. St. Helens
American Honda Foundation (AHF)
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The American Honda Foundation (AHF) awards grants to youth education programs focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and the environment. Grants between $20,000 and $75,000 are available. Programs should be imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking,...

Vermillion Cliffs in Arizona
Arizona Forward
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

Founded in 1969, Arizona Forward, a nonprofit organization that advocates for balance between economic development and environmental quality in the state, is accepting grant applications from Arizona K-12 grade teachers to support environmental projects in their classroom, school, or community....

Prickly Pear cactus
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF)
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is an international nonprofit charity devoted to planting fruitful trees and plants to alleviate world hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water. FTPF programs strategically donate orchards...

Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
Kids in Need Foundation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The Kids In Need Foundation’s Second Responder® program is dedicated to providing school supplies to students affected by natural disasters. We work with local authorities, schools, and select sponsors to help them return to normal routines. The Kids In Need Foundation operates four key programs...

Gastropod Fossils
Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Inc.
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Inc., was founded in 1950 by a group of dedicated foraminiferal researchers to ensure the continued publication of the Contributions from the Cushman Laboratory for Foraminiferal Research, which was started in 1925 by Joseph A. Cushman. The...

Point Sur, California
Kimball Foundation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The primary purpose of the Kimball Foundation is to provide opportunities for at-risk and disadvantaged youth in the San Francisco Bay Area to improve the quality of their lives and reach their highest potential. The foundation supports nonprofit organizations serving the residents of San...

Coral Reef fish
North American Native Fishes Association (NANFA)
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The North American Native Fishes Association (NANFA) provides $1,000 grants for projects that educate the public about native North American fishes and their environment. Such projects might include teacher training workshops, school materials and displays, stream surveys, or the production and...

Artist conception of a Mars Exploration Rover
Lemelson-MIT
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The InvenTeam initiative, created by the Lemelson-MIT Program, offers an unparalleled opportunity for high school students to cultivate their creativity and experience invention. InvenTeams are teams of high school students, teachers, and mentors that receive grants up to $10,000 each to invent...

Chemical plant
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The American Chemical Society (ACS) awards this scholarship to working chemists pursuing a master's degree in education or certification as a chemistry or science teacher. Awardees receive up to $6,000 for full-time study or $3,000 for part-time study. Funds can be used for tuition, books, room...

Dunkleosteus head on display at a Canadian museum
Lilly Endowment Inc.
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment is inviting applications for an annual program that enables Indiana K-12 educators to pursue an "imaginative project" that infuses their busy lives with personal renewal and intellectual revitalization. Launched in 1987, the Teacher Creativity Fellowship...

Students test water samples
McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation (MDEF)
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

These grants go to small teams of teachers with plans to develop and implement groundbreaking K-12 instruction. Funds should help teachers integrate fresh strategies that encourage critical inquiry and observe their effects on students. Teachers write and reflect on their projects and share...

Students studying soils
Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

Lowe's Toolbox for Education to Support Parent-Teacher Group Projects. As part of its continued support for public education, Lowe's Companies, Inc. has announced that its new Toolbox for Education program will award grants to parent-teacher organizations and parent-teacher associations for...

Students studying geology on a field trip in VT
AFCEA
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The AFCEA Educational Foundation offers scholarships of $5,000 each to students actively pursuing a graduate degree or credential/licensure for teaching STEM subjects at a US middle or high school. Students must be US citizens with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent). Graduate-level...

California radio disk
Motorola Inc.
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The Motorola Solutions Foundation (formerly the Motorola Foundation) will provide $3.5 million in Innovation Generation grants to U.S. initiatives that inspire young people, particularly girls and underserved minorities, to embrace science, technology, engineering, and math. Funding will focus...

Channel Islands, California
Patagonia
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

These grants support small grassroots activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. The typical grant ranges between $2,500 and $15,000.

Dinosaur bones in Drumheller, Alberta
The NEA Foundation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

As part of its effort to ensure that all students succeed, the National Education Association Foundation for the Improvement of Education offers Learning & leadership Grants to support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public...

Students studying geology on a field trip in VT
Bridgestone
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

Educational grants from the Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund are given on a national basis, with emphasis on areas of company operations. The Trust Fund focuses on organizations with missions supporting the environment and conservation, and children's programs. The average amount grantees receive...

Sunflowers
National Gardening Association (NGA)
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

National Gardening Association's grant and award programs are funded by generous corporations and foundations that share NGA's vision of a greener future and belief in the powerful impact gardening programs can have on the mental, physical, and psychological health of individuals. Beginning with...

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VWR Foundation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The foundation provides grants to schools supporting grades K-12 for STEM programs that go beyond the textbook (not funded through government or tuition dollars), scholarships for students attending science-related camps, or grant programs to provide training for science teachers. Dollars can be...

Paper model of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano
RGK Foundation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The foundation's primary interests include formal K-12 education (particularly math, science, and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. The foundation's community grants support a broad range of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth...

Students taking water samples during field work
The Awesome Foundation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

This foundation funds projects that bring communities together. Awesome ideas "spark an instant of joy and delight and inspire long-term hope for a more awesome future." Some chapters also routinely contact applicants for interviews before awarding the fellowships. Anyone can apply, and grants...

Students taking water samples during field work
Target Corporation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

As part of the Target commitment to supporting education, the new Target Field Trip Grants program will award 5,000 U.S. educators grants of $700 each to fund a field trip for their students. Target Field Trip Grants funds may be used for visits to art, science, and cultural museums; community...

Students studying geology on a field trip in VT
Colocation America
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

Through this STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Grant, Colocation America works with nonprofits within the community to provide the educational background needed for youth wishing to enter the STEM workforce. Four to 10 grants of up to $7,500 will be awarded to K-12 educators with...

Otto Formation in North Carolina's Cove Field
The Meemic Foundation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The Meemic Foundation for the Future of Education offers a variety of grant opportunities designed to assist educators. These funding opportunities include traditional grants in amounts up to $2,500 and specialty grants of varying amounts for items such as books. This page will provide the most...

Mt. St. Helens Volcano
Bank of America (BOA)
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

These grants go to projects that help support healthy neighborhoods by creating, preserving, or restoring parks and green spaces. Projects should contribute to the overall vitality of the community where they're located.

Artist conception of a Mars Exploration Rover
Toshiba Corporation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

Toshiba America Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. 6-12 Grant requests for $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis, throughout the calendar year. 6-12 Grant requests for $5,000 or more are...

Fluorite sample
ASM International
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

ASM International, the professional society for materials scientists and engineers, presents this award to recognize a high school science teacher who has made a significant and sustained impact on precollege students. The honoree will receive a $2,000 cash grant and up to $500 in travel costs...

California radio disk
Toshiba Corporation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The Toshiba America Foundation is accepting applications from K-5 grade school teachers with innovative science or math projects. The foundation awards grants of up to $1,000 to K-5 teachers in public or private nonprofit schools in support of hands-on science or math education projects. Grant...

Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
From Failure to Promise
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

Schools, libraries, and community-based organizations can apply for grants of $500 to help move students "from failure to promise" in science, math, literacy, or technology. K-12 educators and youth group leaders with creative ideas for motivating students may apply.

Cloud to ground and cloud to cloud lightning
Westinghouse
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

Westinghouse Electric Company is accepting applications from schools in the United States working to provide creative hands-on projects related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Through its N-Visioning a Brighter Future program, Westinghouse will award $1,000 grants to three...

Delaware in the Appalachian Mountains
The Chichester duPont Foundation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

These grants of to $50,000 support nonprofit organizations with programs focused on the environment, education, healthcare, social services, and the arts. Preference is given to those with new initiatives, special projects, or expansions of current programs, and projects in which the foundaton's...

Boulder Dam, Hoover Dam
American Electric Power (AEP)
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

Through the Teacher Vision grant program, AEP supports projects that have an academic focus and a goal to improve student achievement. Priority will be given to projects that promote science, mathematics, technology, electrical safety, the balanced study of energy and the environment, and energy...

Inspecting wind-eroded soil
2017, Energy Day
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

Calling all teachers! Do you have an award-wining lesson that highlights a STEM concept? This year following Energy Day Fetsival in Houston, we will be hosting a contest for educators. Submit a lesson plan to us implementing one of the STEM concepts you saw being demonstrated at an exhibit at...

Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
Crayola, LLC
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The program will award up to twenty grants of $2,500 each in support of innovative creative leadership team-building programs at the elementary school level. In addition, each program will receive an in-kind grant of Crayola products valued at $1,000. Examples of creative leadership projects...

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Funding for Science Teachers
Energy Day

Calling all teachers! Do you have an award-wining lesson that highlights a STEM concept? This year following Energy Day Fetsival in Houston, we will be hosting a contest for educators. Submit a lesson plan to us implementing one of the STEM concepts you saw being demonstrated at an exhibit at...

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Education Reports
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

As part of our effort to enhance geosciences education awareness, the American Geosciences Institute collects science education data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and summarizes the data into reports at the elementary and secondary levels. The data and reports are available...

Australia's Simpson Desert
Webinars
Xochitl Garcia, Science Friday

In 2016, Science Friday hosted a live online web panel to discuss challenges and approaches to teaching climate change science in the classroom. Led by passionate educators who are committed to best practices in climate education, this discussion provided innovated strategies for bringing...

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Teacher Professional Development
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

The Earth Systems Science (ESS) modules are designed for teachers who are taking ESSEA courses. Teachers can also use the ESS course modules with their students. They have situations, connections to the standards, resources and sample investigations. Unless a module is labeled K-4, you can adapt...

Variety of Minerals
Teacher Professional Development
ASM International

Sponsored by the professional society for materials scientists and engineers, these five-day summer camps help teachers explore ways to make core science and math principles more engaging and accessible. Topics covered include metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Teachers can complete...

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