|Grants for Teachers
Innovative K-12 Projects Funded
The Kids in Need Foundation is dedicated to engaging students in the learning process by providing grants towards the purchase of supplies for students to participate in special classroom learning experiences. Kids in Need Teacher Grants, sponsored by retailers and education credit unions, help K-12 educators develop innovative learning opportunities for their students. The purpose of the grants is to provide support for classroom teachers who have innovative, meritorious ideas but lack the budget to bring them to life. Projects qualify for funding if they make creative use of common teaching aids, approach the curriculum from an imaginative angle, or tie nontraditional concepts together for the purpose of illustrating commonalities. Approximately 200 to 300 grants from $100 to $500 are awarded each year. The application deadline is September 30, 2012.
K-12 Science and Math Programs Supported
The mission of the Toshiba America Foundation is to promote quality science and mathematics education in U.S. K-12 schools. The Foundation provides grants through the following two initiatives: The Grants Program for K-5 Science and Math Education provides grants of up to $1,000 to teachers in public or private schools in order to improve the teacher's science and math teaching units. The application deadline is October 1, 2012. The Grants Program for 6-12 Science and Math Education provides small grants of up to $5,000 and large grants of over $5,000 to teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. Applications for small grants may be submitted throughout the year. The annual application deadlines for large grants are February 1 and August 1. Visit the Foundation's website for details about each of the grant programs.
Implementation Funds for K-12 Healthy Eating Program
Fuel Up to Play 60, an in-school nutrition and physical activity program founded by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, focuses on helping schools increase student awareness of and access to healthy eating and physical activity, and promoting sustainable changes in making schools healthier places. A nationwide funding program for K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 provides up to $4,000 per enrolled school to help implement the program. Funding may be used to support a range of program-related activities from in-school promotions to a kickoff and launch of the program. The upcoming application deadline is October 1, 2012. Visit the Fuel Up to Play 60 website to learn more about the program and to submit an online application.
Field Trips for K-12 Schools Supported
Target Field Trip Grants
The Target Field Trip Grants program provides funds for K-12 field trips in order to give students throughout the country the opportunity to explore more of the world outside the classroom. Over 5,000 grants of up to $700 each will be awarded to educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, and classified staff who are employed by accredited K-12 public, private, or charter schools only. (Parents, PTOs, after-school programs, Pre-K centers, and other nonprofit organizations are not eligible to apply.) Types of eligible trips include art, science, and cultural museum visits; community service and civic projects; career enrichment opportunities; and other events or activities away from the school facility. Funds may be used from January 2013 until the end of the school year to cover trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource materials, and supplies. Online applications must be submitted by October 1, 2012. Visit the Target website to learn more about the program.