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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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Students test water samples
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...

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...

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 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
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 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...

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...

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...

Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
American Society for Metals (ASM International)
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...

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....

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.

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...

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 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...

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.

Tags: funding, k-12
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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
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...

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
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...

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...

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-...

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...

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 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...

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
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...

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;...

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...

Canberra Complex disks
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

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,...

Copper Smelter in Arizona
Wisconsin Energy Education Project at University of Wisconsin Steven's Point
Resource Type: Teacher Professional Development

The Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program lists courses and scholarships available.

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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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Teacher Professional Development
UNAVCO, Inc.

Montor resources are available for faculty and othe rprofessionals working with students, including career exploration videos, mentoring tips, and other resources for student professional development.

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Teacher Professional Development
UNAVCO, Inc.

UNAVCO offers unique internship opportunities for undergraduateIn response to community requests and interest, UNAVCO provides an annual series of short courses focused on unavco tools and data streams. these courses are for surrent researchers who want to refresh their skills or explore the use...

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