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Investing in the Grant Search

Sources of Funding


These are formula grants for adult and secondary education and English as a second language. Find the most up-to-date information with the Federal Grant Forecast.

Charter Schools

The program provides funding for purchasing equipment, supplies, or any educational materials.

Education Technology State Grant

This program aims to improve student achievement through technology in elementary and secondary schools and help all students become technologically literate by the end of eighth grade. 

Gifted and Talented Students

The purpose is to serve students (particularly the economically disadvantaged, disabled, or limited English proficient) who have been underrepresented in gifted and talented programs.

Innovative Education State Grants

This is a formula grant under Title V that stimulates educational innovation by encouraging broad-based reform efforts. This program has been decreased by almost 50 percent for 2006. The funds may be used for technology, professional development software, or curricular materials.

Magnet Schools

These are competitive funds to enhance curriculum and attract racially diverse student populations.

Mathematics and Science Partnerships

This program encourages the formation of partnerships to improve performance in math and science. Funds may be used for professional development, summer workshops, and distance learning programs.

National Science Foundation

NSF promotes and advances scientific programs in the United States and advances grants for science, math, and engineering research in education.

Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act

Funds may be used for vocational and technology education activities plus professional development opportunities for teachers and counselors.

Small, Rural School Achievement Program

This program provides financial assistance to rural districts to help improve student academic achievement.

Title I

The largest of the elementary- and secondary-education programs, this program requires states to develop standards in reading and math and assessments linked to those standards for students. The program is also structured to assist high-poverty schools in giving their students an equal opportunity to meet state standards.

21st Century Community Learning Centers

This program provides money for before- and after-school sessions. Funds may be used for expanding learning activities or any area of enrichment, including technology and telecommunication education.


3M Foundation

Promotes strong curricular development and creative problem-solving skills.

American Honda

The focus of these grants is on math, science, and technology.

Berkshire Taconic Foundation

They provide funding to individuals as well as nonprofit organizations.

Braitmayer Foundation

Supports curricular reform and professional development.

Bridgestone Firestone Trust Fund

This fund focuses on organizations with missions supporting: 1) education, 2) environment and conservation, and 3) children’s programs.

Broad Foundation

This foundation supports a variety of educational opportunities that urban schools can create.


Promotes the improvement of academic skills and improves the opportunities for the disadvantaged.

Carnegie Foundation

Stimulates scientific literacy and the importance of coherent communication.

Carver Charitable Trust

Supports elementary, secondary, and higher education.

Charles Lafitte Foundation

This foundation subscribes to innovation and creativity. There is a strong investment in experiential elements for students.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Goals are to improve the welfare of low-income students and to sustain the ecosystem.

Chisholm Foundation

The Foundation is eager to consider seed or demonstration projects.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Grants promote advancement of literacy and basic education.

Dominion Foundation

The funding cycle is year-round, and support is directed toward innovative educational curricula.

DuPage Community Foundation

Supports programs that further the arts, culture, education, and human services.

Frey Foundation

Seeks special teaching methods to create productive learning environments.

Gates Foundation

Supports raising graduation rates and graduates who will be strong citizens ready for college or the workplace.

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

This foundation is primarily concerned with innovative instruction models and also has a strong attraction for meeting the needs of underserved students. The deadline for grant applications is November 1.

Hall Family Foundation

Supports education and the arts. (Kansas City, Missouri)

Halliburton Foundation

Endorses education K-college, supporting education in all major areas.

Hewlett Foundation

Their education program provides grants to help students build deeper learning competencies. 

Inasmuch Foundation

Funds education, health, the arts, and the environment. (Oklahoma and Colorado)

Kauffman Foundation

Focuses on preparing students for education and life after high school and ensuring students have high-quality educators and schools.

Kresge Foundation

Supports science equipment and collaborative grants with partners.

Lockheed Martin

The focus is on STEM activities and in areas where the company has business interest.


This grant source has a variety of offerings that could be used for various Pitsco solutions.

M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust

The Trust's mission is to enrich the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest by providing grants and enrichment programs to organizations seeking to strengthen the region's educational, spiritual, and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways.

McCune Foundation

The broad mission of the McCune Foundation continues to be improving the community and enhancing the quality of life for the citizens. (Pittsburg, Pa.)

McGregor Fund

Grants to relieve misfortune and promote well-being are made in the following program areas: human services, education, health care, arts and culture, and public benefit. The area of principal interest to the McGregors is metropolitan Detroit.

Meyer Memorial Trust

The Meyer Memorial Trust is applicable to Oregon and parts of Washington. The principal areas of interest center on early childhood and disadvantaged students.

Moss Foundation

The purpose of this offering is to further program goals. These grant resources could make possible the extension or refurbishment of existing Pitsco labs.

Motorola Solutions Foundation

Funding will focus on initiatives that creatively generate a love of science early in life and show the new generation of inventors that careers involving science and math are important, challenging, and possible. Particularly interested in getting girls involved in the study of science.

NEC Foundation

The foundation’s Web site details a variety of possible uses for funding.

Robert W. Woodruff Foundation

The foundation supports elementary and secondary education with a strong interest in science.

Sarkey's Foundation

Supports scientific and educational improvement. (Oklahoma)

Staples Foundation

The mission is to provide funding to programs that support or provide job skills and/or education for all people, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth.

State Farm Foundation

This group is concerned with efforts to attain educational excellence.

Texas Instruments

Improve the quality of life by enhancing skills in math and science.

Toshiba America Foundation

These grants support math and science programs for Grades K-12.

Toyota USA Foundation

The Toyota USA Foundation supports K-12 education with a focus on math, science, and environmental science.

Verizon Foundation

Technology and literacy are areas of primary interest.

W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Supports innovation and capacity to change, which leads to improvement of formal and informal education.

Walton Family Foundation

Invests heavily in education at all levels including teacher education. Wide range of options. (Arkansas, Mississippi)

Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program

Places emphasis on STEM programs.

Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

Supports economic development, education, and social justice. (Arkansas)

Woods Charitable Fund

Funds academic, community, government, business, public service, and faith-based organizations. (Lincoln, Nebraska)

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