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Private/Foundation Sources

Published October 30, 2023


AAUW Community Action Grants support innovative programs that promote education and equity through projects focused on encouraging girls to enter careers in engineering or the physical sciences.

AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant Program

This foundation seeks to inspire and advance the future of aerospace by funding grants for unmet and unfunded educational needs of students.

ALDI Smart Kids

Supports projects that encourage children to actively participate in the areas of education, physical activity, nutrition, socializing, and the arts.


Supports youth STEM education and career readiness projects and programs that build knowledge and skills in K-12 STEAM fields.


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

Carver Charitable Trust

Supports elementary, secondary, and higher education.

Casey’s Cash for Classrooms Grant

Grants support physical improvements, material needs, teacher support, and community engagement projects at local schools across the heart of America.

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.

Constellation E2 Energy to EducateSM Grant Program

Supports projects for Grades 6-12 designed to enhance students' understanding of science and technology.

Council on Foundations

Contains lists of community foundations organized by state.

Daniels Fund

The foundation seeks to fund early childhood education programs. (Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming)

Digital Wish

Offers a general, searchable list of grant sources.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Grants promote advancement of literacy and basic education.

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

Support is directed toward innovative educational curricula.


Strives to help educators find funding for projects and programs outside of school funding.

Fund for Teachers

This program invests in teacher-created PD opportunities that seek to “support student success, enrich [an educator’s] practice, and strengthen . . . schools and communities.”


Large database of educational grants.

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. 

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.

McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation

Sponsors proposals that enhance student learning and educational quality. In particular, the Academic Enrichment Grants support in-class and extra-curricular programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic, and creative abilities of students.

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.

Moss Foundation

Provides funding for art supplies and supports new or evolving programs that integrate the arts into education in the classroom setting.

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. This foundation is particularly interested in getting girls involved in the study of science.

Philanthropy News Digest

A collection of philanthropy-related announcements including upcoming grants, requests for proposals, and other funding opportunities.

State Farm

This group is concerned with efforts to attain educational excellence.

Subaru of America Foundation

They aim “to support the work of organizations that are empowering the growth and development of children and young adults through career exploration with relevance to job readiness and job skills training.”

Texas Instruments

Supports programs that 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.

Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program

Places emphasis on STEM programs. 

“I answered a science question on a test [because of what I learned in the Expedition]. One of my friends has glasses. One of the lenses is thicker than the other. It is a convex lens, which makes it more powerful. I answered a question about that and got it right. It applies to everyday life, and I like that.”

– Emma, student, Pittsburg Community Middle School, Pittsburg, Kansas

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