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Magnet Funding Opportunities

Know a Teacher Who Deserves $50K?

Sanford Programs is awarding 50 truly inspirational teachers across the nation with the Sanford Teacher Award. It will choose one winner to receive the $50,000 grand prize and 49 remaining finalists to receive an award of $10,000 each. Nominate an inspiring teacher now!

Application Deadline: October 22, 2018

Teaching Tolerance Educator Grants

Teaching Tolerance Educator Grants support educators who embrace and embed anti-bias principles throughout their schools.  These grants, ranging from $500-$10,000, support projects that promote affirming school climates and educate youth to thrive in a diverse democracy. The grants fund projects on three levels: school, classroom and district.

Application Deadline: Rolling basis

Target Field Trip Grants

Through its Field Trip Grants program, Target awards grants of up to $700 to K-12 schools nationwide to defray the cost of field trips.

Accepting grant applications between August 1 – October 1, 2018.

Toshiba America Foundation

The Toshiba America Foundation is accepting applications from K-5 grade school teachers for innovative science or math projects in their own classroom. The foundation awards individual grants of up to $1,000 in support of hands-on science or math education projects.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

Learning and Leadership Grants

NEA Foundation

Through its Learning and Leadership program, the NEA Foundation awards grants of up to $2,000 to public school teachers, and public education support professionals for participation in high-quality professional development experiences such as summer institutes or action research. It also awards grants of up to $5,000 in support of group projects related to collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2018

Kinder Morgan Foundation

Kinder Morgan Foundation supports K-12 programs that promote the academic and artistic interests of young people in cities and towns across North America where Kinder Morgan operates. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded for academic programs, including tutoring; arts; and environmental education programs.

Application deadlines are the tenth of every other month beginning in January

Teacher Vision Grant Program

American Electric Power (AEP) is accepting applications from pre-K-12 teachers for mini-grants in support of classroom projects during the 2018-19 school year.

Through the Teacher Vision Grant Program, AEP will award grants of up to $500 to projects that have an academic focus and a goal to improve student achievement. Priority will be given to projects that promote science, mathematics, technology, electrical safety, the study of energy and the environment, and energy efficiency.

Application Deadline: February 22, 2019


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