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$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

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
Web Site:
Phone: 1-800-291-8480
Fax: 703-247-5853


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.

Allstate Foundation
Gives several awards with an emphasis on safety. There is no deadline. For more information and procedures, see

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 or call Kathy Carey at 310-781-4090. Deadline for Submission of Applications: November 1; February 1; May 1; and August 1.

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

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

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.

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

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;

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:

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 or call 1-800-448-3224 and ask to speak to a Grant Coordinator, or email

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.

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

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.

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

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:, or call 1-800-315-5010.

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.

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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 ( Applications may be submitted at any time.

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 Schools will receive checks from Kmart twice a year, beginning in Spring 2002.

Contact: Internet, or; or Steve Pagnani or Julie Fracker of Kmart Corporation, Public Relations, (248)463-1021.

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 For more information, contact David Phillips, Corporate
Philanthropy, Lockheed Martin Corp. Foundation, 6801, Rockledge Dr., Bethesda, MD 20817.

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,

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.

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.

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

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, or call the PAEMST office at NSF: 703-306-0422, or email

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;

School Grants
This is a website siting for multiple grant resources


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 for more information.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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