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Technology Grant sponsored by Best Buy
“Grants for Successful Interactive Teaching Programs”

The Best Buy te@ch program rewards schools for successful interactive programs they have launched using available technology. Winning te@ch programs focus on kids using technology to learn standards-based curriculum, rather than on teaching students to use technology or educators using technology that children aren’t able to use hands-on.
Eligibility: Accredited K-12 public, private, parochial, and nonprofit charter schools located within a 50-mile radius of a Best Buy store.

Deadline: September 30, 2006.

To find out more go to: https://bestbuyteach.scholarshipamerica.org/



Teacher Vision Grant -American Electric Power (AEP)
You have an exciting challenge as a teacher to motivate youth to learn to think creatively, to step into leadership roles and to address the challenges of the future. If adequate funding is all that stands between you and a new classroom adventure, American Electric Power’s Teacher Vision Grant program may help you reach your goals.

Through this grant program, AEP extends a helping hand by combining your talents for teaching and creativity with our resources and our desire to help you make a difference in your students’ lives.

Who Can Apply?
Teachers of pre-K through grade 12 who live or teach in the AEP service area or in communities with major AEP facilities can apply. Priority will be given to educators who have attended AEP Workshops for Educators, National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project training, AEP’s E-LAB projects in Bolivia and Belize, or are affiliated with an AEP school-business partnership.

How to Apply
Complete and return the electronic application by midnight, April 28, 2006. Include an itemized budget of anticipated expenses ranging from $100 to $500. If you have questions, please call Barry Schumann, Community and Education Initiatives Coordinator, at 614-716-1668 or e-mail educate@AEP.com.

To find out more go to: http://www.aep.com/about/community/teacherGrants/default.htm

Math Moves U Award for $2,500
Raytheon Co. is offering grants and scholarships to reward "math heroes" for their dedication to improving math education and their inspiration of participation in math.

The MathMovesU program gives $2,500 grants to people or to a school or math-related nonprofit program chosen by the person who is nominated.

The company seeks nominations of effective math teachers, coaches or event coordinators -- people who use creativity while working with math or those who do a special math project.

The application deadline is Feb. 15.
For information, go to: http://www.mathmovesu.com/grants.html#hero


Lowe's Outdoor Classroom Grant
Outdoor Classroom Grant Program. Lowe's Charitable and
Educational Foundation, International Paper and National Geographic

Explorer! classroom magazine have partnered to create an outdoor classroom grant program to provide schools with additional resources to improve their science curriculum by engaging students in hands-on experiences outside the traditional classroom. All K-12 public schools in the United States are welcome to apply. This school year, the program will award grants up to $2,000 to at least 100 schools. In some cases, grants for up to $20,000 may be awarded to schools or school districts with major outdoor classroom projects. Some outdoor classrooms will be small gardens for growing flowers and vegetables. Other outdoor learning spaces will include a butterfly garden, a small pond or bog, a nature trail, animal tracking boxes or a bird sanctuary. More elaborate outdoor learning environments include a laboratory for testing water and soil quality, a greenhouse, wetlands, an arboretum, or a shelter. For more details, http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=pg&p=AboutLowes/outdoor/index.html

Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant
Type: Foundations
Source: Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation
Program: Lowe’s Toolbox for Education
Eligibility: Parent groups at K-12 schools may apply for grants of up to $5,000. All K-12 schools in the United States (except Puerto Rico) are eligible. Applicant schools or parent groups must have a group tax ID number or official 501(c)(3) status from the IRS.
Purpose: Toolbox for Education program will award grants to parent-teacher organizations and parent-teacher associations for improvement projects at up to one thousand schools across the United States.
Name: N/A
Deadline: November 01, 2005
Maximum Award: $5,000
Number Of Awards: 1000
Period: One year.
More Information: PreApplication Checklist
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-800-644-3561 x 208 or info@toolboxforeducation.com.
URL: http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/


$100,000 Kinder Excellence in Teaching Award
$100,000 TEACHING AWARD

The Kinder Excellence in Teaching Award gives $100,000 to a single outstanding teacher working in an underserved community in America. "The award seeks to recognize innovative and results-oriented teaching and to raise public awareness of the importance of effective and committed teachers.

We hope that thousands of individuals will nominate a teacher who has inspired students to learn and achieve more." Key provisions: (1) A teacher cannot nominate him or herself, but must be nominated by someone who knows the applicant--for example, a parent, student, colleague, or school leader. (2) The candidate must be a full-time teacher in a K-12 public or private school with at least 50 percent of its students qualifying for the federal free and reduced-price meal program. (3) He or she must have measurable academic results in the classroom, documented by student scores on national or state standardized tests. A panel of distinguished educators will determine the winner.

Deadline:December 31, 2005.
https://www.kinderaward.org/


$3000 to Improve Mathematics Competence
$3,000 to improve mathematics competence
Grant Title: The Ernest Duncan Fund
Organization: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Eligibility: NCTM members, or K-5 teachers at a school with a K-8 NCTM membership
Value: $3,000 per award
Deadline: November 4, 2005
This grant supports professional development to improve competence in the teaching of mathematics for one or more full-time classroom teachers. Grants worth a maximum of $3,000 will be awarded to person(s) currently teaching at the K-5 level. Proposals should outline the professional development plan and address how the proposed project will improve the teacher(s)' competence and affect students' learning. Any acquisition of equipment must support the proposed plan but not be the primary focus of the grant. Recipients must have three or more years of teaching experience in grades K-5. Entries will be judged on the following criteria: clarity of the professional development plan, how it will enhance the applicant(s)' mathematical knowledge, and its anticipated impact on students' learning.

To find out more information go to: http://www.nctm.org/about/met/duncan.htm


Geomet;ry Grant for NCTM Members
Improving Students' Understanding of Geometry Grants for Grades K-8 Teachers.

Grant Title: Improving Students' Understanding of Geometry Grants for Grades K-8 Teachers

Organization: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the John and Stacey Wahl Fund

Eligibility: Current NCTM members, or teachers at schools with a current K-8 NCTM school membership

Value: $3,000 per teacher

Deadline: November 4, 2005

The purpose of this grant is to develop activities that will enable students to better appreciate and understand some aspect of geometry that is consistent with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics of NCTM. For 2006-2007, grants worth up to $3,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching full time at the grades K-8 level. The project should include applications of geometry to, for example, art, literature, music, architecture, nature, or some other relevant area and may integrate the use of technology into the teaching of geometry. The activities may use published materials. Any
published sources must be documented. Any acquisition of equipment must support the proposed plan but not be the primary focus of the grant. Entries will be judged on the following criteria: geometry content, the appropriateness of the application, the clarity of the link between the geometry standard and the project's activities, and the anticipated impact on students' learning.

For more details and application go to: http://www.nctm.org/about/met/wahl.htm



National Gardening Association's Youth Garden Grant
The National Gardening Association (NGA) awards Youth Garden Grants to schools and community organizations with child-centered, outdoor garden programs. Each grant winner recieves a $500 gift card from The Home Depot for the purchase of gardening materials and supplies specific to the needs of their program.

For more information and to apply (deadline November 1, 2005), visit http://www.kidsgardening.com/grants.asp

SHOPA Teacher Grants
SHOPA Kids in Need Teacher Grants

This year more than $105,000 is being offered in grants to certified K-12 teachers at any public, private, or parochial school in the United States.

The grants range from $100 - $500 for innovative classroom projects.

Guidelines are posted at http://www.shopa.org/shopa_foundation/teacher_programs.php

Applications can be completed and submitted on-line (deadline is September 30).

American Honda Foundation Grants
The American Honda Foundation makes grants of $10,000 to $100,000 for programs that benefit youth education and scientific education. "Scientific education" encompasses the physical and life sciences, mathematics, and the environmental sciences. Potential recipients include K-12 educationa institutions; accredited higher education institutions; gifted student programs; nationally distributed and aired films, movies, filmstrips, slides, or short subjects concerning youth education or scientific education; private, nonprofit scientific and/or youth education projects; and national programs pertaining to academic or curriculum development that emphasizes innovation educational methods and techniques.

The foundation seeks programs that meet the following characteristics: scientific, dreamful (imaginative), creative, humanistic, youthful, innovative, and forward thinking. For more information,access http://corporate.honda.com/america/philanthropy.aspx?id=ahf or call Kathy Carey at 310-781-4090. Deadline for Submission of Applications: November 1; February 1; May 1; and August 1.

Toshiba Science and Math Grant
7th -12th Grade Program
Applications accepted year round for grants under $5,000.

Applications are due February 1st and August 1st for grants over $5,000.

Toshiba America Foundation Grants
http://www.toshiba.com/taf/apply.html

Before submitting a completed proposal, teachers are welcome to call the Foundation to discuss their project ideas. To receive a paper copy of the application or for assistance with any questions that may arise, please call 212-596-0620.




Toshiba Science and Math Grant
Kindergarten - 6th Grade Program
The Toshiba America Foundation is giving between 90 and 100 grants of up to $1,000 each for projects that improve science and mathematics teaching. Any K-6 teacher in a public or private school is eligible. Grants will be awarded to the teacher's school and will be restricted for use by the teacher in his or her classroom
Applications are due October 1st.

Toshiba America Foundation Grants
http://www.toshiba.com/taf/apply.html


Before submitting a completed proposal, teachers are welcome to call the Foundation to discuss their project ideas. To receive a paper copy of the application or for assistance with any questions that may arise, please call 212-596-0620.



Teacher Vision Grant Program
Sometimes all that stands between a teacher and an innovative educational experience is a few dollars to make it happen. That's why AEP's Teacher Vision Grant program offers grants of $100 to $500 to educators who have a
creative idea for an academic project to improve academic achievement.

Educators of grades Pre-K through 12 who live or teach in AEP's service area or in communities with major AEP facilities may apply. Priority is given to alumni of the AEP Workshops for Educators and selected other
teachers.

Learn more about the program and apply online at
http://www.AEP.com/go/teachergrants

Application deadline is April 22.

If you have any questions, please call 614-716-1668.

Barry Schumann
Community and Education Initiatives Coordinator


Grades 9-12 Improving Classroom Math Instruction
For 2005-2006, grants with a maximum of $2,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades 9-12 to develop classroom materials or lessons connecting mathematics to other fields. Materials may be in the form of books, visual displays, computer programs or displays, slide shows, videotapes, or other appropriate medium. The focus of these materials should be on showing the connectivity of mathematics to other fields or to the world around us.

Recipients must be members of NCTM, have three or more years of mathematics teaching experience, and currently teach mathematics in grades 9-12 at least 50 percent of the school day. Activities are to be completed between June 1, 2005 and May 31, 2006. Any published sources must be documented.

Interested teachers are invited to submit a proposal. The application packet must be postmarked by December 3, 2004. Faxed copies will not be accepted. Note: This personal award may be subject to income taxes.

To find out more about this grant go to: http://www.nctm.org/about/met/pappas.htm



Grades 7-12 Improving Classroom Instruction
For 2005-2006, grants with a maximum of $2,000 each will be awarded to persons currently working at the grades 7-12 level to improve their own professional competence as classroom teachers of mathematics. The proposal may include the improvement of the teacher's background, the development of projects or materials pertaining to the teacher's own classroom instruction in mathematics, or the development of projects to improve the mathematics curriculum. Any acquisition of equipment must support the proposed plan but not be the primary focus of the grant. Recipients must have three or more years of experience in grades 7-12. Activities are to be completed between June 1, 2005 and May 31, 2006.

Interested teachers are invited to submit a proposal. The application packet must be postmarked by December 3, 2004. Faxed copies will not be accepted. Note: This personal award may be subject to income taxes.

To find out more about this grant go to: http://www.nctm.org/about/met/gibb.htm



Grades Pre-K-8 Classroom-Based Proposals Geometry
For 2005-2006, grants with a maximum of $2,000 each will be awarded to persons currently working at the grades Pre-K-8 levels to develop a project that will enable students to better appreciate and understand some aspect of geometry that is consistent with the NCTM Principles and Standards. The project should include applications of geometry to, for example, art, literature, music, architecture, nature, or some other relevant area, and may integrate the use of technology into the teaching of geometry. Materials are to be completed between June 1, 2005 and May 31, 2006.

Any published sources must be documented.

Interested teachers are invited to submit a proposal. The application packet must be postmarked by December 3, 2004. Faxed copies will not be accepted. Note: This personal award may be subject to income taxes.

To find out more go to: http://www.nctm.org/about/met/wahl.htm





Grades Pre-K-6 Classroom-Based Proposals
For 2005-2006, grants with a maximum of $2,000 each will be awarded to persons currently working at the grades Pre-K-6 level to improve their own professional competence as a classroom teacher of mathematics. The proposal may include the improvement of the teachers' background, the development of projects or materials pertaining to the teachers' own classroom instruction in mathematics, or the development of projects to improve the mathematics curriculum. Any acquisition of equipment must support the proposed plan but not be the primary focus of the grant. Recipients must have three or more years of teaching experience in grades Pre-K-6. Activities are to be completed between June 1, 2005 and May 31, 2006.

Interested teachers are invited to submit a proposal. The application packet must be postmarked by December 3, 2004. Faxed copies will not be accepted. Note: This personal award may be subject to income taxes.

To read more about this grant go to: http://www.nctm.org/about/met/duncan.htm



Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary Mathematics
The purpose of this grant is to increase the mathematics content knowledge of a group of teachers and provide them with a sustained professional development experience. For the 2005-2006 school year, one grant with a maximum of $6000 will be awarded to a teacher working collaboratively with other teachers of the same grade or within a grade band (K-2; 3-5) in one school or district to improve mathematics instruction. The grant recipient must have a demonstrated commitment to becoming a teacher-leader in elementary school mathematics. The desired outcome of the funded project is the development of a group of more knowledgeable teachers who can teach mathematics in a more effective and thorough manner. The applicant will be expected to select, in collaboration with other teachers, specific mathematics content aligned with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM 2000) and develop expertise in this content. Proposals must provide teachers with a sustained professional development experience. The proposal should identify the grade level(s) and mathematics content to be addressed.

Interested teachers are invited to submit a proposal. The application packet must be postmarked by December 3, 2004. Faxed copies will not be accepted.

To find out more go to: http://www.nctm.org/about/met/eizen.htm



Elementary Math Classroom-Based Proposals
For 2005-2006, grants with a maximum of $2,000 each will be awarded to elementary school staffs for in-service education. Costs may include honoraria and expenses for consultants, materials, substitute time, and conference or workshop registrations. No funds may be used for staff travel or equipment. Entries will be judged on the following criteria: need, scope of the plan, other contributing sources of funding, percent of staff participation, urban-rural isolation, and multiethnic student body. Activities are to be completed between June 1, 2005 and May 31, 2006.

No person(s) may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust in the same academic year. Past recipients of the Clarence Olander Grant are not eligible to reapply.

Interested teachers are invited to submit a proposal for their school. The 2005-06 MET Proposal Cover Form must be completed and serve as the top page of each copy of your proposal. The proposal must be typewritten, double-spaced and single-sided (please organize as outlined below), with margins of at least one inch on 8.5" x 11" paper. Font size must be no smaller than 10-point, and width between characters should be normal (100%). Five copies (one original and four copies) of the proposal should be included in a single packet addressed to the Mathematics Education Trust at NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502. The application packet must be postmarked by December 3, 2004. Faxed copies will not be accepted.

To find out more go to: http://www.nctm.org/about/met/olander.htm



TAPESTRY Grant Program
Over the past fourteen years, the Toyota TAPESTRY grant program, sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. and administered by the National Science Teachers Association ( http://www.nsta.org/ ), has awarded 552 grants totaling more than $5 million to teachers in the United States and U.S. territories. This year, fifty grants of up to $10,000 each and a minimum of twenty "mini-grants" of $2,500 each are available to K-12 teachers of science.

All middle and high school science teachers and elementary teachers who teach some science in the classroom are eligible to apply. "Science teacher" is defined as anyone who spends at least 50 percent of his/her classroom time teaching science or who teaches a minimum of two science classes per day. Elementary teachers who teach science in a self-contained classroom setting or as teaching specialists are also eligible.

Proposals must describe a project and its potential impact on students and include a budget of up to $10,000 (up to $2,500 for mini-grants). Grants will be awarded in three Categories: Environmental Science Education, Physical Science Applications, and Literacy and Science Education.

See the NSTA Web site for complete program guidelines, application materials, and online Tip Sheet.

RFP Link:
http://www.nsta.org/programs/tapestry/program.htm

For additional RFPs in Education, visit:
http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_education.jhtml

Target Stores Community Scholarship Program
Target awards over six hundred All-Around Scholarships each year — including one $25,000 scholarship — to high school seniors and college students age 24 and younger.

Eligibility requirements:
High school seniors, high school graduates and current undergraduate college students (age 24 and under) who are legal U.S. residents are eligible to apply. All applications are due by November 1, 2004.

To apply for the All-Around Scholarship, simply visit http://target.com/target_group/community_giving/scholarship_rules.jhtml You'll need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the application.

Innovative, Learning and Leadership Grants
The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation for the Improvement of Education (NFIE) will fund innovative projects to improve achievement for disadvantaged students, as well as support professional development for higher education faculty and staff. The Learning & Leadership category offers two types of opportunities: grants to individuals to participate in high quality professional development experiences, or grants to groups to participate in collegial study, study groups, lesson study, research, or mentoring experiences for new faculty or staff. The Innovation Grants fund colleagues working together to develop and implement creative ideas that improve student achievement. Members of the NEA will receive preference. Applications may be submitted at any time, and are reviewed three times each year. The next deadline is June 1, 2004. Other deadlines are Sept. 15, 2004 and Feb. 1, 2005.

For more information check http://www.nfie.org/programs/grantguides.htm.


Community Technology Centers
ED will award 18-25 grants ranging from $250,000 to $500,000 each to organizations that plan to create or expand community technology centers providing residents from disadvantaged areas access to information technology and training. The average grant amount is estimated at $350,000. Applicants can include museums, libraries, businesses, public or private nonprofits (including faith-based organizations) colleges or universities, or public or private schools. The applicants can also be groups of such entities, but must be able to expand access to computers for residents of economically distressed areas. The deadline is June 1, 2004.

For more information, go to http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2004-2/041604d.html.


Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative
HP believes that mobile technology, when used effectively as a teaching tool, can have a positive impact on student learning. We are inviting educators in the U.S. who share this belief, and have the vision and desire to make it a reality, to apply for the HP Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative.

This grant initiative is designed to support the innovative use of technology in K-16 education, and to help identify K-12 schools and higher education institutions that HP might support with future grants. Based on the outcomes of the projects funded through this initiative in 2004, HP will offer grant recipients the opportunity to apply for additional, higher-value grants in 2005.

Deadline: March 1, 2004
http://grants.hp.com/us/programs/tech_teaching/index.html


Coca-Cola Grant Opportunity
Grants available through the Coca-Cola Company are reviewed quarterly. To find out more about grants that have been funded in the past and to download grant guidelines, go to:
http://www2.coca-cola.com/citizenship/foundation_guidelines.html

KMart's Leaders in Learning
KMart launches Leaders in Learning, which will concentrate Kmart?s resources on ?diverse education programs and promote lifelong learning.?

Kmart has announced that under the Leaders in Learning program, new and existing corporate giving activities, such as corporate grants, community relations, partnerships, matching gifts and executive involvement, will refocus support on traditional and non-traditional learning initiatives in Kmart communities.

The first Leaders in Learning initiative is the Kmart School Spirit program, which will allow customers nationwide to earmark a portion of their purchases to support a specific K-12 school.

Kmart has introduces this program as an easy, hassle-free way for you to earn your school?s share of our donation.

A minimum of $10 million is expected to be distributed by the School Spirit program to schools throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam in the 2001-2002 school year. Customers can enroll in the program at the customer service desk of any Kmart store or online at http://www.bluelight.com. Schools will receive checks from Kmart twice a year, beginning in Spring 2002.

Contact: Internet, http://www.bluelight.com or http://www.kmartschoolspirit.com; or Steve Pagnani or Julie Fracker of Kmart Corporation, Public Relations, (248)463-1021.






School Grants
This is a website siting for multiple grant resources


http:/www.schoolgrants.org/

Danforth Foundation
Annually awards grants for partnerships between elementary and secondary schools, families, and the community. Contact the Danforth Foundation, 231 S. Bemiston Avenue, Suite 1080, St. Louis, MO 63105 or call (314) 862-6200.

$500 Grants for Elementary Teachers
The ASMI, the "materials information society," is sponsoring five grants of $500 each for elementary school teachers. Proposals are due on May 25 of each year. Obtain entry forms and further information from T.K. Glasgow/ASMI, NASA Glenn Research Center, MS 49-1, 21000 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland, OH 44135; 216-433-5014; e-mail Thomas.K.Glasgow@lerc.nasa.gov.

Aerospace Education Foundation
Type: Foundations
Source: Aerospace Education Foundation
Program: AEF Educator Grant Program
Eligibility: K-12 classrooms.

Purpose: The Educator Grant program is designed to promote aerospace education activities in classrooms from kindergarten through twelfth grades. The program encourages development of innovative aerospace activities within the prescribed curriculum. The program also encourages establishing an active relationship between the school and the local Air Force Association organization.


Name: N/A
Deadline: November 15, 2005
Maximum Award: varies
Number Of Awards: varies
Period: One year.

More Information: Aerospace Education Foundation
1501 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22209-1198
Email: AEFstaff@aef.org
Web Site: http://www.aef.org
Phone: 1-800-291-8480
Fax: 703-247-5853

URL: http://www.aef.org/aid/educator.pdf


Ford Motor Company Fund
Education is a top priority of the Ford Motor Company Fund. Applications are received throughout the year. Notice is sent when the application is received and again at the end of 8-10 weeks with the decision. For more information and how to apply, see http://www.ford.com/servlet/ecmcs/ford/index.jsp?SECTION=ourCompany&LEVEL2=communityAndCulture&LEVEL3=fordMotorCompanyFund

Allstate Foundation
Gives several awards with an emphasis on safety. There is no deadline. For more information and procedures, see http://www.allstate.com/foundation/

Sprint
Gives awards to increase the use of technology in the classroom as well as many other educational programs. Applications are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed quarterly. In 1998, $6.6 million was awarded. See http://www.sprint.com/sprint/overview/commun.html for more information.

Mobil Foundation
The Mobil Foundation gives approximately $4.5 million each year in grants for educational projects. The grants range from $5,000 to $60,000. Funded projects should increase science and math learning opportunities for students, reduce dropout rates, provide health services, or offer training to teachers. Eligible schools must exist in communities where Mobil operates. There is no deadline. For proposal guidelines, contact Mobil Foundation, Inc., Rm. 3D809, 3225 Gallows Rd., Fairfax, VA 22037; fax 703-846-3397.

RGK Foundation Grants for K-12 programs
The RGK Foundation funds a variety of projects, including youth-related and K-12 programs. Programs that the foundation has funded in the past can be found on their web site. Priority is placed on education, community, and medical initiatives. Education grants typically average $15,000, but they have ranged from $2,000 to $150,000. Nonprofit organizations, including schools and school districts, are invited to apply. The foundation reviews and judges proposals throughout the year, and there is no deadline. Contact Jami Hampton, RGK Foundation, 1301 W. 25th St., Suite 300, Austin, TX 78705-4236; 512-474-9298; fax 512-474-6389; e-mail jhampton@rgkfdn.org; http://www.rgkfoundation.org/

Mars Foundation
The Mars Foundation funds a variety of elementary and secondary school projects, including curriculum development, professional development, equipment and computer acquisition, and capital building projects. Deadlines are Oct. 29 and March 31. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000. Nonprofit organizations are eligible. Contact Sue Martin in writing only at the Mars Foundation, 6885 Elm St., McLean, VA 22101.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has $7 million in grants available for educational projects. Projects must encourage underrepresented groups to enter the fields of mathematics or science. They may include curriculum development and teacher training for grades K-12. To find out more, contact Cindy Johnson or Clair Pyawal at the foundation at 345 Park Ave., New York, NY 10154-0037.

Alcoa Foundation
The Alcoa Foundation supports preschool and K-12 initiatives that improve classroom resources; develop math and science curriculum; provide dropout prevention; and aid teacher development. Deadline None. The foundation reviews proposals every month. Send letters of inquiry along with proposals. Do not send these separately. All funding requests must be in writing. No requests will be evaluated over the phone. Funds About $10 million annually for grants, which averages $4,000. Eligibility: Nonprofits with 501(c)3 status, pre-K through grade 12 schools and school districts in Alcoa operating areas nationwide. Tip: Focus proposals on a specific program. The Foundation will not review proposals that list several programs from which officials must choose to fund. Contact local Alcoa companies first, because local management will make funding recommendations to Foundation officials. For information, Alcoa Foundation, 425 Sixth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1850, (412)553-2348; fax, (412)553-4532.

Ashland Inc. Foundation
The Ashland Inc. Foundation's largest giving area is education, with a focus on steering underserved populations toward careers in science, math and engineering. Grants generally range from $1,000 to $25,000. There is no deadline and proposals are reviewed on a quarterly basis. Contact Judy Thomas, Ashland Inc. Foundation, P.O. Box 391, Ashland, KY 41114. Phone (606) 329-4525 or check out http://www.ashland.com/community/foundation/.

AT&T Foundation
The AT&T Foundation plans to give $47 million in grants in 1998, more than half of which will go to K-12 programs. Through the Learning Network, AT&Ts education grant-giving program, the foundation will award projects involving schools, teachers, and families in learning through technology.
Winning proposals will focus on teacher professional development, parents in education, and collaborations. Proposals involving a number of schools or collaborations between schools and universities are encouraged. Project periods range from one to three years, and there is no deadline for proposals. Contact the Learning Network at 1-800-809-1097. See also http://www.att.com/foundation/guidelines.html

Captain Planet Foundation
Grants ranging from $250 to $2,500 are awarded to individual schools and youth foundations. Applicants should propose hands-on environmental projects involving work on environmental problems in your community. The Foundation reviews and awards applications year-around, so there are no deadlines. Contact Chrissy Sapp, Director, Captain Planet Foundation, One CNN Center, 10 South, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-827-4130 or submit your proposal via their web site at http://www.turner.com/cpf/online_proposal.html.

Charles G. Koch Foundation
This grant supports education projects that apply economic and scientific principles to problems solving; environmental programs that provide solutions to local environmental problems and enhance communities; and human-services projects that promote self-sufficiency, individual responsibility, and respect for others. The Foundation reviews proposals throughout the year, and there is no deadline. Grants vary, and the Foundation does not disclose annual giving figures. Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status, including public school districts, in states where Koch facilities are located, are eligible. Write to the foundation at 1450 G St. NW, Suite 445, Washington, DC 20005; email hughesv@kochind.com; http://www.kochind.com/comm_frameset.htm.

Compu-Teach Partnership Grant
Compu-Teach is offering technology grants of up to $5,250 per school through its Partnership Grant program. The program covers over 80% of site licensing costs associated with Compu-Teach educational software. The program also provides teachers hands-on training that will help them get the highest classroom benefit from every software title. The higher the percentage of students on a reduced or free lunch program, the higher the grant. For more information, visit their web site at http://www.compu-teach.com/grant/grant.htm or call 1-800-448-3224 and ask to speak to a Grant Coordinator, or email
grants@compu-teach.com.

Ethyl Corporation
This Corporation supports secondary education projects that involve science, math or economics education enhancement. No deadline exists, but the corporation encourages applicants to submit proposals prior to September 1st. Contact Henry Page, Human Resources and External Affairs, Ethyl Corporation, PO Box 2189, Richmond, VA 23218, (804) 788-5720; or e-mail ethyl@bznet.com.

Exxon Education Foundation
Exxon offers unspecified amounts of money and accepts proposals on an open basis. Contact them at (972) 444-1104 to receive a free packet of information.

Growth Initiatives For Teachers
This provides $12,000 awards for two-member teams of math and science teachers (grades 7-12). Requests can be made at anytime during the year, but applications are not sent out until the Fall with awards being made early the following Spring. For more information or to request an application, send e-mail to: gift@gte.com, or call 1-800-315-5010.

Jordan Fundamentals Grant
The Jordan Fundamentals Grant serves to recognize and extend outstanding teaching and student learning in public secondary schools that serve economically disadvantaged students. It will be awarded to applicants who develop an outstanding lesson plan or a thematic unit. The grant amount is $2,500 and up to 400 grants will be awarded per year. Eligibility is limited to teachers and paraprofessionals who work with students in any grade from 6 to 12 in a U.S. public secondary school. The grant application and guidelines are available on the NFIE web site (http://nfie.org/programs/jordan.htm). Applications may be submitted at any time.

Lockheed Martin Corp. Foundation
Private and public schools and school districts may submit
proposals to Lockheed Martin Corporation Foundation. Proposals should promote science or math education
at regional or national levels. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000, with a total of approximately $5 million
annually. The foundation reviews proposals quarterly. For more information and to find the contact for your area, see
http://www.lockheedmartin.com/about/community_relations/philanthropy.html. For more information, contact David Phillips, Corporate
Philanthropy, Lockheed Martin Corp. Foundation, 6801, Rockledge Dr., Bethesda, MD 20817.

NSTA Science Teaching Award
The usual deadline is in November of each year. For K-12 classroom science teachers. $10,000 cash award. This award recognizes one outstanding classroom science teacher who has had a positive impact on his or her students, school, and community through exemplary science teaching. Download the nomination form at http://www.nsta.org/.

Presidential Award for Excellent M&S Teaching
The usual application deadline is in February of each year. One math and one science teacher at the elementary and secondary levels from each state will be recognized, based on their outstanding teaching and professional leadership. $7,500 cash award.
Get more information and download an application from http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/pres_awards/, or call the PAEMST office at NSF: 703-306-0422, or email ewild@nsf.gov.

Tandy Corporation
The Tandy Corporation invites applications for its Technology Scholars program. The program recognizes outstanding students and teachers in science, math and computer science. Funding consists of 100 $1,000 scholarships for students and 100 $2,500 awards for teachers. Schools with senior classes exceeding 300 students may nominate two students for the Outstanding Student award. Students will compete based on GPA or class rank; standardized test scores; science, computer science, and math coursework in grades 9, 10 and 11; honors and special awards; and service to school and community. Competitors for the Outstanding Teacher award will consist of current, full-time teachers who conduct at least three science, computer science, or math classes and who have at least three years of high school teaching experience. To find out more, contact Tandy Technology Scholars, TCU Box 298990, Ft. Worth, TX 76129; (817)924-4087. See also http://www.tandy.com/scholars/.

Toshiba America Foundation
Toshiba America Foundation is awarding public and private grants to middle and high schools for technology-related projects. Funding goes toward improving science and math curricula and toward furthering technology. Toshiba prefers projects that directly benefit students and build on existing materials. It does not concentrate on paying for equipment. Requests for grants of under $5,000 may be submitted anytime. Larger grants are considered in February and August.

Toyota Motor Sales
Toyota Motor Sales is offering grants to K-12 math teachers through its Toyotas Investment in Mathematics Excellence (TIME) program. The maximum amount of a grant is $10,000. Funding goes toward enhancing innovative math projects for the classroom. Toyota expects to begin accepting proposals for next year in September, with the deadline being the first week of January. For more information, contact Toyota TIME, NCTM, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1593; 1-888-573-TIME or e-mail toyotatime@nctm.org.

William F. and Edith R. Meggers Award
The usual deadline is in April of each year. Sponsored by the AIP. The 1998 objective was to support projects at the high school level designed to increase interest in physics and enhance the quality of physics education. A group or individual can submit a proposal for up to $25,000; not all funds can be used for equipment. Contact Eva Adams, A.I.P., (301) 209-3125.