Service-Learning Funding Opportunities

Grants for Students, Teachers, and Schools

Project Funding Resources

Youth Service America Grant Programs

http://www.ysa.org/grants

Youth Service America supports and motivates youth, educators, and service-learning coordinators by distributing over 400 micro grants each year for service and service-learning initiatives.

While most of the grants support projects that culminate on Global Youth Service Day in April, funding is also available for projects in the fall.

Toyota Tapestry Grants Program Offers Funding for K-12 Science Teachers

http://www.toyota.com/about/philanthropy/education/grants/toyota-tapestry.html

A partnership between Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. and the National Science Teachers Association, the Toyota Tapestry Grants for Science Teachers program offers grants to K-12 science teachers for innovative projects that enhance science education in a school and/or school district. Over the past 16 years, Toyota TAPESTRY has awarded more than $7 million in grants to 826 teams of teachers.

Maximum Award: Each year, the program awards 50 large grants of up to $10,000 each and at least 20 mini-grants of up to $2,500 each—an annual total of $550,000.

Grants are awarded for innovative classroom projects in the fields of environmental education, physical science, literacy and science education.

Lowes Toolbox For Education Grants

http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/

Lowes, in partnership with PTO Today, will provide awards for school improvement projects initiated by parents. Projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit will be favored.

Eligibility: Any non-profit K-12 school (including charter, parochial, private, etc) or parent group (associated with a non-profit K-12 school) that has a group tax ID # and official 501c(3) status from the IRS. If you do not have 501c(3) status, please apply through your school.

Maximum Award: $5,000

Allen Foundation

http://www.allenfoundation.org

The Allen Foundation supports educational nutrition programs, with priority given to training programs for children and young adults to improve their health and development. Maximum Award: Past grants have ranged from $2,000 to $1 million. Eligibility: Schools and school districts should partner with local nonprofits to form nutrition education programs.

Learning and Leadership Grants

http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/educators/grant-programs/learning-and-leadership/

The National Education Agency Learning and Leadership grants program provide opportunities for teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff to engage in high-quality professional development and lead their colleagues in professional growth.

Eligibility: Applicants must work in the U.S. and be one of the following: public school teachers in grades K12, public school education support professionals, or faculty and staff at public higher education institutions. Those who have less than seven years experience and/or are education support professionals are especially encouraged to apply.

Maximum Award: $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study.

Student Achievement Grants

http://www.neafoundation.org/programs/StudentAchievement_Guidelines.htm

The National Education Agency will provide awards to improve the academic achievement of students by engaging in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students' habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.

Eligibility: Applicants must work in the U.S. and be one of the following: public school teachers in grades K12, public school education support professionals, or faculty and staff at public higher education institutions. Those who have less than seven years experience and/or are education support professionals are especially encouraged to apply.

Maximum Award: $5,000

State Farm Project Ignition Grants

http://www.sfprojectignition.com/

{From PSLA} Project Ignition is a chance for high school students, teachers, and community-program leaders to implement new, creative service-learning projects promoting teen driver safety. Teams will create awareness campaigns using their choice of media. The possibilities are as far-ranging as the imagination. Up to 25 applicants will be selected by mid-May to move into the next phase of the project. Each applicant selected will receive a grant check at the beginning of the fall semester for $2,000 from State Farm to help put their plan into action. Final projects must be complete and ready for final judging in December 2007.

Captain Planet Foundation

http://captainplanetfoundation.org/apply-for-grants/

The Captain Planet Foundation funds hands-on environmental projects to encourage youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.

Maximum Award: $2500.

Eligibility: Schools and non-profits.

For questions about this information, contact Victoria Rydberg (608) 266-0419