September

Green Education Foundation
What: The Green Education Foundation awards grants to youth garden projects that have made an impact on the lives of kids and their community.
Grant Amount: Up to $500 
How: Interested applicants should submit the following information to service@greeneducationfoundation.org

  • School name, address, and contact information
  • A description of your project and how you will use the funds (include photos)
  • At least one of the following, or a combination
    • One video, up to ten minutes long
    • A digital portfolio, comprising up to ten photos with captions
    • Scanned artwork with descriptions

Deadline: September 30, 2018

Farmers Insurance Thank America’s Teachers

What: The Farmers Insurance “Thank America’s Teachers” awards grants to educators with exciting projects to help support their students!
Award amount: $2,500. Farmers Insurance will grant these awards to 180 teachers
How to Apply: Teachers must receive a “Thank You” from Thank Americas Teacher. These “Thank Yous” can be submitted here. Once a teacher receives this they will be invited to submit an application.
Deadline: The fall deadline for applications is September 27th, 2018. Once applications are submitted the public is invited to vote on the project they support!

Lowes Toolbox for Education
What: Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation awards grants to teachers and parent groups that focus on technology upgrades, tools for STEM programs, facility renovations and safety improvements. 
Grant Amount: Up to $5,000
How: To access and complete the online application register here. 
Deadline: September 28, 2018 OR once 1,500 applications have been submitted. 

Project Learning Tree

What:Project Learning Tree offers grants to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students implement an action project they help to design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood’s environment.
Grant Duration and Amount:  Grant awards are for $1,000. Awards will be announced in December 2016 and funds must be spent within one year.
How: Applications can be downloaded online here.
Deadline:  Applications due September 30, 2018
Eligibility:  To be eligible, applicants must have attended a PLT workshop, either in-person or online, that provides training, lesson plans, and other resources to help integrate these projects and environmental education into your curriculum or youth programs.

October

The Herb Society of America
What: The Herb Society created this grant to help elementary classrooms establish indoor gardens. Money from the grant can be used to purchase supplies (soil, plant trays, containers, tools, etc) for these gardens. Elementary school classes in grades 3 through 6 are eligible to apply. 
Grant Amount: $200
How: Complete this online application. 

Deadline: October 1, 2018. 

Target Field Trip Grant:
What: 
Target awards $700 to schools/teachers to fund learning opportunities outside of the classroom.
Grant Amount: $700
How: Apply through Targets website: https://targetfieldtripgrants.target.com/
Deadline: October 1st, 2018

Seeds for Education Grant:
What: Wild Ones offers this Seeds for Education Grant to teachers and students who are expanding learning opportunities by enhancing their schoolyards with butterfly gardens, nature trails, etc.
Grant Amount: $500
How: Visit the grant website for detailed application instructions.
Deadline: October 15, 2018

AAE Teacher Scholarship Application:
What: Teacher scholarships can be used for professional development opportunities and materials including conferences, in-services, and materials for PLCs. This scholarship will not cover the cost of attending these events or obtaining these materials.
Grant Amount: $500
How: Submit an online application here. 
Deadline: October 1, 2018

AAE Classroom Grant
What: The Association of American Educators provides this grant to help teachers with a variety of projects. The funds can be used to purchase books, software, calculators, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials.
Grant Amount and Duration: $500 is available, and must be used within one year.
How: Complete the online application here.
Deadline: October 1, 2018

Toshiba America Foundation K-5 Grants:
What: K-5 grade teachers can apply for grants to help bring an innovative hands-on project into their own classroom:
Award amount: $1,000
How to apply: Create an account and complete the online application here. 
Deadline: October 1, 2017
Who is eligible: public school teachers in K-5 classrooms
Note- requests for stand-alone computers, tablets, microscopes, etc will not be considered.

To begin applying for these grants please complete the Intent to Apply and Project Approval Form and submit it to the Office of Grants and Federal Programs (grants@aurorak12.org) .  Our staff will gladly assist with any questions regarding the application process, as well as any proof reading or editing of applications.  Please send a copy of your final application to Grants, ESC1, Suite 217.