Early Childhood Grant Opportunities

The Awesome Foundation: Grants for Projects

The Awesome Foundation funds projects that challenge and expand our understanding of our individual and communal potentials, bringing communities together, casting aside social inhibitions and boundaries for a moment. Maximum award: $1,000. Eligibility: all people and organizations; there are no prerequisites. Deadline: Rolling.

 

Wish You Well Foundation: Grants for Literacy

The Wish You Well Foundation's mission is to foster and promote the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Maximum award: $10,000. Eligibility: 501(c)3 organizations. Deadline: Rolling.

 

Adobe: ConnectED software grants

As part of the White House's ConnectEd initiative, Adobe is offering creative tools and teacher professional development to schools across the United States. Maximum award: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Echosign, and a range of teacher training resources. Eligibility: public, state-operated, county-operated school, or BIA schools at the elementary or secondary school level that receive Title I funds. Deadline: Rolling.

 

Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry Grants

Share Our Strength awards grants to eligible organizations involved in increasing access to summer meals programs supported through the Summer Food Service Program or the National School Lunch "Seamless Summer" Program; educating and enrolling more eligible families in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program; increasing the availability of school breakfast through alternative models such as "in-classroom" breakfast and "grab-n-go" breakfasts; increasing access to afterschool snack and meal programs, as well as child care programs, supported through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP); and advocacy around any of the above anti-hunger issues. Maximum award: $10,000. Eligibility: nonprofit organizations and schools in the U.S.  Deadline: Rolling.

 

Ben & Jerry's Foundation: National Grassroots Grant Program

Through the National Grassroots Grant Program, Ben & Jerry's Foundation grant program aims to further social justice, protect the environment and support sustainable food systems. Grants of up to $15,000 are provided to grassroots, constituent-led organizations that are using community organizing strategies to accomplish their goals as well as organizations that provide technical support and/or resources to such groups. Deadline: Rolling.

 

Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest: Community Grant Program

The Brown Rudnick Center Community Grant Program recognizes, encourages, and collaborates with front-line workers within the educational system who often do not have a voice in funding decisions; and provides funding to assist with small, concrete projects or needs that will make an improvement in inner-city education in Boston, Hartford, New York City, Providence, and Washington, D.C. within a year of the award. Maximum award: $2,000. Eligibility: "front line educational workers" involved in the education field or a related field in Boston, Hartford, New York City, Providence, or Washington, D.C. partnered with a non-profit organization or tax-exempt organization (e.g. a public school) that is willing to accept the grant and use it in the required manner.  Deadline: Rolling

 

Campbell's: Labels for Education

The Campbell's, Inc. Labels for Education Program gives schools free educational equipment in exchange for labels from Campbell products. Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: Schools or parents coordinate label drives to raise resources for schools.  Deadline: None.

 

Public Welfare Foundation: Grants for Organizations that Serve Disadvantaged Communities

The Public Welfare Foundation supports organizations that address human needs in disadvantaged communities, with strong emphasis on organizations that include service, advocacy, and empowerment in their approach: service that remedies specific problems; advocacy that addresses those problems in a systemic way through changes in public policy; and strategies to empower people in need to play leading roles in achieving those policy changes and in remedying specific problems. The foundation provides both general support and project-specific grants. The foundation is currently focusing on criminal and juvenile justice, and workers' rights. Maximum award: $50,000. Eligibility: public and private entities, including nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations.  Deadline: Rolling.

 

Fund for Teachers: Grants

The Fund for Teachers provides funds for direct grants to teachers to support summer learning opportunitiesof their own design. Maximum award: $5,000. Eligibility: teachers who work with students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12, with a minimum of three years teaching experience, full-time, spending at least 50 percent of the time in the classroom at the time grants are approved and made. Deadline: varies by state.

 

 

Lockheed Martin: Grants for Education

Lockheed Martin provides grants for K-16 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education. This includes Lockheed Martin's K-12 STEM Education Initiative, Engineers in the Classroom, as well as STEM-focused curricular and extracurricular programs that provide employee engagement opportunities in a community in which Lockheed Martin has employees or business interests. Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations that deliver standards-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to students in K-16. Deadline: Rolling.

 

Safeway Foundation Grants

The Safeway Foundation seeks to fund nonprofit organizations that have programs that align with its four priority areas: hunger relief, education, health and human services, and assisting people with disabilities. Maximum award: Grant amounts vary for organizations that are national in scope, but a first-time funded organization will typically receive a grant of $10,000 to $25,000. Eligibility: 501(C)(3) organization located in an area where there are Safeway stores. Deadline: Rolling.

 

Project Produce

The Chef Ann Foundation has teamed up with Skoop, a superfoods company committed to bringing the health benefits of superfoods to every American. Together we have launched Project Produce. These $2,500 grants assist you in expanding your students’ palates, and encouraging increased consumption of and exposure to fresh produce through engagement in lunchroom education activities that encourage students to taste new vegetables and fruits offered either in a dish, cooked, or raw. The goal is to provide funds to support the food cost of these activities which are designed to touch every child. Offering these events to all kids whether they bring or buy lunch requires additional funds. Grants can help you fill that gap. Maximum award: $2,500. Eligibility: Any district or independent school participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is eligible to apply. Deadline: Rolling.

 

BJ’s Adopt-A-School Program

BJ’s Adopt-A-School Program started in 1996 with a single school. Over the years, it has expanded to help schools in 15 states. The program’s mission: giving “adopted” schools support they can use to enhance existing programs and curriculum objectives. It is just another way we care about our Members and the communities that they live in. Now in its 19th year, BJ’s Adopt-A-School program has provided more than $1.8 million in funding to thousands of schools, helping ensure children receive a quality education. Here’s how it works: Public school teachers from across America post project requests at DonorsChoose.org for materials they need like books, art supplies, software, the list is long! Donors are people just like you and companies like us — people interested in supporting education, who search the site and give to the project that inspires them most. When a project reaches its funding goal, the materials are shipped to the school, and donors receive photos of the project and a letter from the teacher. Schools participating in BJ’s Adopt-A-School Giving Program receive a one-time donation to use toward discretionary programs, such as field trip and special events, reading enhancement programs or other educational needs, and a complimentary BJ’s Business Membership, providing access to low-cost, high-quality supplies. Maximum award: varies by project. Eligibility: U.S. public elementary schools. Deadline: Rolling.

 

A Little Hope Youth Bereavement Support Services Grants

A Little HOPE supports organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or loved one. To be considered, applicants must e-mail (no telephone calls) the name of their program, website address, names of the executive director and program director, and the location of the program. No other information is needed or will be processed. Strong preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to the use of community trained volunteers. Introductory emails are accepted year-round. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete application. Maximum award: Grant award amounts are based on the scope and budget of the project. Eligibility: Independent bereavement centers and camps who demonstrate a commitment to the use of community trained volunteers whose programs demonstrate multicultural competence in addressing children and adolescent’s bereavement needs. Deadline: Rolling.

Last Updated: 6/20/16
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