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Available Grants

Please follow all of the LPS Grant Guidelines before applying. Guidelines can be found here .

These grants are available for teachers to individually apply for:

Deadline Specific grants:

Lowe's Toolbox for Education: Cycle opens August 7, 2017

It's almost that easy when you take advantage of Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant program. Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) knows how hard you work for your kids and your community and we're dedicated to helping your parent-teacher group achieve even more for your school. Apply for our Toolbox for Education Grant now and build on your already impressive parent group success with Lowe's.

http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/hta.html

NWAS Teacher Grants: Deadline June 14, 2017

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 classroom, school or community. Begin new school and/or community science outreach and education programs. Enhance and/or expand existing meteorology/science education programs. Attend accredited courses, workshops and/or conferences related to meteorology that will significantly enhance their teaching activities.

http://www.nwas.org/grants/solhirsch.php

Funds for Teachers: Deadline January 31, 2018 

Fund for Teachers strengthens instruction by investing in outstanding teachers' self-determined professional growth and development in order to support student success, enrich their own practice, and strengthen their schools and communities.

http://www.fundforteachers.org/

Lawton Public School teachers ARE allowed to apply for the Fund For Teachers grants with the following conditions:

  • Teachers recognize that they must follow FERPA rules and district policies in reference to student data and information.
  • Teachers are NOT applying for funds for the district, therefore, the grant cannot use Lawton Public Schools’ tax identification number etc…
  • Teachers who receive supplies, equipment, and/or materials from the Fund For Teachers grants and utilize those items in Lawton Public Schools classrooms must donate those items to Lawton Public Schools and place said items on their classroom inventory.
  • No travel or professional development should occur during the school year
  • Lawton Public Schools cannot be financially responsible for matching funds or for funding any portion of the proposed project under the Fund For Teacher grant
  • Teachers are individually responsible for meeting the Fund For Teacher grant criteria, spending, evaluation, etc…

Rolling Deadline Grants:

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has a strong focus on science and technology. They believe that scholars and practitioners in scientific and technical fields are chief drivers of the nation's prosperity. Grants in the STEM Program promote access to the scientific enterprise, provide information about scientific and technical careers, and encourage innovation to the structure of scientific training.

http://www.sloan.org/apply-for-grants/

Heartst Foundation: The Hearst Foundations fund educational institutions demonstrating uncommon success in preparing students to thrive in a global society. The Foundations' focus is largely on higher education, but they also fund innovative models of early childhood and K-12 education, as well as professional development. The Hearst Foundation receive more than 1,200 grant requests annually. Of those, about 250 grant requests will merit further consideration based on the strength of their proposals and demonstrated outcomes.

http://hearstfdn.org/funding-priorities/process

Kirkpatrick Foundation: The Kirkpatrick Foundation grants support to organizations with projects and programs that complement the mission of the Foundation, within its areas of interest: arts and culture, education, animal welfare and the environment. The Foundation considers requests from public and private educational institutions as well as faith-based educational programs. Priority is given to those organizations serving the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.

http://kirkpatrickfoundation.com/grants/

Toyota USA Foundation: The Toyota USA Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of K-12 education by supporting innovative programs and building partnerships with organizations dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, science, and environmental science.

http://www.toyota.com/about/philanthropy/guidelines/foundation.html

Broad Foundation Educational Grants: The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation is a national entrepreneurial philanthrophy that seeks to dramatically transform American urban public education so that all children receieve the skills and knowledge to succeed in collede, careers and life.

http:www.broadfoundation.org

CyberLearning Grants: The NEA Foundation offers many grants throughout the year to help meet the demands of an increasing digital society. The Foundation sponsors K-12 STEM grants, teacher, training grants, and digital literacy grants. Grants are ongoing throughout the year and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Schools districts, schools, charter schools, community colleges, colleges, universities, non-profits, government agencies and corporations are eligible to apply.

http:www.cyberlearning.org/grants-funding/

Lisa Libraries

Description: The Lisa Libraries Foundation supplements under-filled bookshelves and provides books to children who may never have owned a book before. The Foundation donates new children's books and small libraries to organizations that work with kids in poor and under-served areas. To apply, send a letter about your organization, number of children served, age range of children served, and a breakdown of how the books will be used.

http://www.lisalibraries.org/frames.html 

National Book Foundation

Description: Each year, the National Book Foundation awards a number of prizes of up to $2,500 each to individuals, organizations, and schools that have developed innovative ways of creating and sustaining a lifelong love of reading. In addition to promoting the best of American literature through the National Book Awards, the Foundation seeks to expand the audience for literature in America. Through the Innovations in Reading Prizes, those individuals and institutions that use particularly innovative methods to generate excitement and a passionate engagement with books and literature will be rewarded for their creativity and leadership.

http://www.nationalbook.org/innovations_in_reading.html#.WS25KBPyuCQ

Edward E. Ford Foundation

Award: Varies (max $50,000)

Description: The mission of The Edward E. Ford Foundation is to strengthen and support independent secondary schools and to challenge and inspire them to leverage their unique talents, expertise and resources to advance teaching and learning throughout this country by supporting and disseminating best practice, by supporting efforts to develop and implement models of sustainability, and by encouraging collaboration with other institutions.

http://www.eeford.org/index.aspx

Ambrose Monell Foundation Grants

Description: The Foundation provides funding in the following areas: religious, charitable, scientific, literary and educational programs in New York and the United States. In order to determine if your proposal is a fit for the Foundation, you must first submit a letter of inquiry. If the Foundation deems the request to be a fit and full proposal will be requested.

Address: One Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 301, New York, NY 10020-2002

Telephone: (212) 586-0700

http://www.monellvetlesen.org/

Advancing Student Achievement in Math Grants

Category: STEM 4-12

Award: Varies (average amount = $5,000)

Description: The purpose of an ASA grant is to support math enhancement programs that bridge the gap between the classroom and real world mathematics. The math enhancement programs should be for Grades 4-12 in U.S. public and private schools. Programs may include but are not limited to, clubs, competitions, before and after school programs, classroom extension periods, etc.

Address: 475 N Martingale, Suite 600, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Telephone: (847) 706-3535

https://www.actuarialfoundation.org/

Wish You Well Foundation Literacy Grants

Award: Varies ($200 to $10,000)

Description: Requests should align with the Foundation’s mission: “Supporting family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.”

Address: 12359 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 360, Reston, VA 20191

https://www.wishyouwellfoundation.org/apply-for-funding/

Digital Wish Technology Grants

Description: Digital Wish is a non-profit on a mission to help teachers solve technology shortfalls in their classrooms. All teachers who submit a technology-based lesson plan on Digital Wish will be automatically entered to win as many as 50 technology grants. Grants will be awarded on the 15th of every calendar month.

Address: P.O. Box 1072, Manchester Center, VT 05255

http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/grant_awards

Kinder Morgan Foundation

Description: The Kinder Morgan Foundation believes that today's youth are tomorrow's leaders, and our mission is to provide them with opportunities to learn and grow. Their goal is to help today's science, math and music students become the engineers, educators, and musicians who will support our diverse communities for many years to come. To accomplish this goal, they fund programs that promote the academic and artistic interests of young people in the many cities and towns across North America where Kinder Morgan operates.

https://www.kindermorgan.com/pages/community/km_foundation_submitgrant.aspx

Lowe’s Charitable & Educational Foundation

Award: Varies (up to $2,000)

Description: The small grants program is an outlet for organizations seeking smaller-scale assistance for non-educational focused projects. These grants range from $100 to $2,000. Small grant project requests must also fit within the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation guidelines. These requests are received on a rolling basis, with no specific cycle dates.

https://newsroom.lowes.com/

Kars4Kids

Award: Varies (up to $2,000)

Description: Kars4Kids is a national Jewish nonprofit organization that funds educational and youth programs in communities across North America. Our full suite of year round programs includes school placement and tuition assistance, mentorship and extracurricular programs, family retreats and summer camps. Our wide array of services is designed to impact every aspect of a child’s development, from the academic to the social to the cultural. Our holistic approach involves school, family and community working together to develop our youth into productive and engaged members of society.

Address: 1805 Swarthmore Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Telephone: (877) 527-7454

http://www.kars4kidsgrants.org/

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Description: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society. Priority is given to providing resources for early childhood (prenatal to age 8) with a goal to increase the number of children who are reading and math proficient by third grade.

http://www.wkkf.org/

Fordham Street Foundation Grants

Description: The Fordham Street Foundation supports efforts to close the gap in academic achievement between advantaged and disadvantaged youth. The Foundation seeks to fund effective nonprofit organizations committed to giving all children access to innovative teaching strategies and experiences that lead to improved academic performance and personal success. By investing in quality education we can build a better future for all children. Currently, the Foundation is limiting its review and funding to grant proposals that target minority academic achievement.

http://www.fordhamstreet.org/areas-of-focus/

Baker Hughes Foundation

Description: The Baker Hughes Foundation makes contributions to tax-exempt organizations qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Grants are awarded to eligible, non-profit organizations with priority given to charities that improve the social conditions in locations where we have strong employee presence. Contributions are generally made to organizations that target improvements in social sectors supporting education, health, youth, and culture.

Contact: bakerhughesfoundation@bakerhughes.com

Edward & Helen Bartlett Foundation

Award: Varies ($10,000 up to $200,000)

Description: Giving is limited to Oklahoma. Funds are granted primarily for education, particularly public schools, community programs and services, health care, and children, youth and social services. The initial approach is a Letter of Inquiry outlining the project and amount of funding requested.

Address: PO Box 3627, Tulsa, OK 74101-3627

Telephone: (918) 744-0553 

Noble Foundation

Description: Through its grant making program, the Noble Foundation supports community projects and the activities of nonprofit charitable, educational and healthcare organizations. The Noble Foundation has expended almost $1 billion for charitable purposes, including more than $300 million for grants to charitable organizations and scholarship programs. Before a formal grant application will be distributed to the requesting organization (for completion and return to the Foundation), the grant seeking organization must submit a letter of inquiry. The letter (usually approximately two pages) should summarize both the organization and the project for which a grant is requested.

https://www.noblefoundation.org/granting/


Megan Veldhuizen - Grant Coordinator 

Know of other grants that are not listed? Please e-mail Megan.Veldhuizen@lawtonps.org