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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...

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ASM Materials Education Foundation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The ASM Materials Education Foundation awards 20 grants of $500 annually to help K-12 teachers bring the real world of materials science into their classrooms. "Living in a Material World" grants recognize teacher creativity. The ASM Materials Education Foundation sponsors 20 annual grants for...

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.

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,...

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...

Earthquake-proof pipeline near San Andreas fault
Duke Energy
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

We offer local community development grants up to $10,000 to nonprofit organizations whose programs and missions support at least one of the Duke Energy Foundation's four investment priorities: education, economic and workforce development, environment and community impact. Applications may be...

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...

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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...

Otto Formation in North Carolina's Cove Field
The Best Schools (TBS)
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

Every year, we award a $10,000 prize to one outstanding K-12 teacher or school administrator, and also a $10,000 grant to the winner’s school or district. Winners of the Escalante-Gradillas prize exemplify the commitment to learning, discipline, character-building, and high expectations.

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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...

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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-...

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...

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...

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...

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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
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...

Tags: funding, research
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...

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...

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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;...

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...

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...

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
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...

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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...

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...

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.

Seismogrph monitoring
International Reading Association (IRA)
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The International Reading Association sponsors the Constance McCullough Award to encourage international professional development activities. A cash prize will be awarded to an IRA member who is investigating reading-related problems in countries outside North America. Proposals must address at...

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California Community Foundation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The FEDCO Charitable Foundation was created when the FEDCO chain of stores closed in 1999. After creditors and employee benefits were paid in full, the remaining assets of more than $7 million were used to establish the FEDCO Charitable Foundation, a supporting organization of the California...

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California Fertilizer Foundation
Resource Type: Funding for Science Teachers

The California Fertilizer Foundation's mission is to provide funding to California's public and private elementary, middle, and high schools for the continuation and/or implementation of in- and after-school garden programs. Eligibility: California's public and private elementary, middle, and...

Gastropod Fossils
Milwaukee School of Engineering (SOE)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Modeling the Molecular World focuses on connecting the macroscopic world in which students live with the invisible world of molecules. The workshop begins with an exploration of the basic principles of chemistry that result in structure/function relationships and result in a complex array of "...

World map with ice caps
Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Sponsored by the Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO), these programs enable teachers to study abroad at a discounted rate. Programs are available in 21 locations worldwide. Participants can earn graduate and professional development credit. GEEO travel programs are open to K-12...

Students studying geology on a field trip in VT
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Project Atmosphere is the comprehensive teacher professional development program based on studies in the atmospheric sciences. It is directed toward improving teacher effectiveness in generating interest and understanding in science, technology, and mathematics among students at pre-college...

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KnowAtom
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

Have you ever wondered about the differences between the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and curriculum that supports effective NGSS instruction? If so, this professional development book, Key Differences Between Next Generation Science Standards and Curriculum, is for you. Written for...

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Teaching Channel, Jennifer Munoz

Teaching Channel blogger Jennifer Munoz is an elementary STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) and science specialist who has resources for teaching science well and managing time effectively. Munoz has grouped the resources under three headings: Teachers Helping...

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Education Reports
Healthy Schools Campaign

Healthy Schools Campaign and Openlands are pleased to announce the release of Green Schoolyards: A Growing Movement Supporting Health, Education and Connection with Nature. This new report documents the journeys and lessons of green schoolyard programs across the country and is informed by a...

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Teacher Professional Development
PolarTREC

PolarTREC (teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is a program in which teachers from the United States (both formal and informal) spend 3-6 weeks participating in hands-on field research experiences in the polar regions. The goal of polarTREC is to invigorate polar science...

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Teacher Professional Development
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Microgravity University for Educators or MgUE, is an authentic learning experience requiring application of scientific and engineering practices that creates exposure to STEM career pathways. MgUE challenges teams of educators and high school students to solve technical problems by designing,...

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Teaching Awards
Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP)

The ASP recognizes individual achievements in astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach each year. Nominees are welcome from ASP Members and members of the astronomical community through March 1 of each year. Descriptions of the awards and links to the award pages are listed...

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