Monday, February 11, 2013

More Grant Opportunities

Lowe's Charitable and Education Foundation Announces 2013 Toolbox for Education Grant Program

Lowe's Charitable and Education Foundation has announced the opening of its Spring 2013 Toolbox for Education grant cycle. The program supports projects that encourage parent involvement in local schools and build stronger community spirit.
Ranging from $2,000 to $5,000,Toolbox for Education grants are awarded in support of projects that have a permanent impact on a school community, such as facility enhancement (indoor or outdoor) as well as landscaping/clean-up projects. Grant funds cannot be used to pay for memorials, stipends, salaries, artists in residence, field trips, or scholarships. Only 10 percent of any award can be allocated for outside expenses such as labor, installation, consultation, and delivery.
Lowe's will only consider grants for projects that can be completed within a year of receipt of the grant. A Toolbox grant can be used as part of a large-scale project like a playground, as long as the grant will be used to complete a phase of the project that can be completed within a twelve months of the award.
To be eligible for a grant, applicants must be a public K-12 school or nonprofit parent group associated with such a school. Parent groups that are applying (PTO, PTA, etc.) must have an independent EIN and official 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Preschools are not eligible.
The application process will be closed after fifteen hundred applications have been received.
Complete application and eligibility guidelines, as well as lists of past grant recipients, are available on the Toolbox for Education Web Site.
Primary Subject: Education
Geographic Funding Area: National

Posted on January 25, 2013  print    
Deadline: March 1, 2013

Lemelson-MIT Program Announces 2013-14 InvenTeam Initiative to Cultivate High School Student Creativity

Created by the Lemelson-MIT Program, the InvenTeam initiative provides opportunities for high school students to cultivate their creativity, curiosity, and problem-solving abilities and apply lessons from science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects to invent technological solutions to real-world problems.
InvenTeams comprised of high school students, teachers, and mentors receive grants of up to $10,000 to invent technological solutions to a problem of their choice. Projects can range from assistive devices to environmental technologies and consumer goods. Applicants are encouraged to consider the needs of the world's poorest people (those earning $2 or less a day) when brainstorming ideas.
STEM educators at high schools and nonprofit educational organizations who have not received an InvenTeam grant within the past three years are eligible to apply. Funds may be allocated for project-related research, materials, and learning experiences. Funds may not be used to purchase capital equipment or professional services.
Complete application and eligibility guidelines, including profiles of past InvenTeams, are available at the Lemelson-MIT Program Web site.
Primary Subject: Science/Technology
Geographic Funding Area: National

Posted on February 7, 2013  print    
Deadline: October 1, 2013

Toshiba America Foundation Invites Applications for K-5 Science and Math Projects

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 funds may be used for project-related materials only. The foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms.
Summer projects or afterschool programs will not be considered, nor will salaries, facility maintenance, textbooks, video production, audio-visual equipment, and education research be funded.
Complete application and eligibility guidelines and information about past recipients are available at the Toshiba America Foundation Web site.
Primary Subject: Education
Geographic Funding Area: National

Posted on February 7, 2013  print    
Deadline: Open

Toyota U.S.A. Foundation Accepting Proposals for K-12 Math, Science, Environmental Science Initiatives

The Toyota U.S.A. Foundation is committed to improving the quality of K-12 education in America by supporting innovative programs and building partnerships with organizations dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, science, and environmental science.
Grants are provided to colleges and universities as well as to nonprofit organizations engaged in pre-collegiate math and/or science education. The foundation places priority on programs that are broad in scope and incorporate systemic approaches; creative programs that develop the potential of students and/or teachers; and cost-effective programs that possess a high potential for success and relatively low duplication of effort.
Grants are made only to nonprofit organizations certified as tax exempt under Section501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The foundation does not make grants for publications, lobbying activities, advertising, capital campaigns, or endowments. K-12 public and private schools are not eligible to apply.
For complete application and eligibility guidelines, visit the Toyota U.S.A. Foundation Web site.
Primary Subject: Education
Geographic Funding Area: National

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