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Funding your STEM classroom

We know that finding grants to help fund great activities and resources for your classroom is a difficult job. That’s why we’ve put together this list of opportunities and resources—we hope it will make the work a little easier.

First, we want to make sure you know about two websites that can be helpful:

Get Ed Funding is a great place to start. Once you set up a free account, you can search thousands of grants and awards.
STEM Finity shares specific STEM-related grants. And they offer grant writing support.

Here is the list of some of our favorite grant opportunities. We recommend you check these out and wish you well in finding the support you need.

Grant Resource Who Should Check It Out When
ACS High School Chemistry Classroom Grant

Educators who are looking for:

  • Lab equipment and supplies
  • Instructional materials
  • Professional development
  • Student-conducted field studies
  • Student-led science outreach events

Accepting Applicants until April 14, 2017

Captain Planet Foundation

Classrooms/schools must conform to all 4 of the following to be considered:

  • Be project-based
  • Projects must be performed by youth
  • Projects must have real environmental outcomes
  • Be based in the United States

September 30th – for spring and summer projects

January 31st – for fall and winter projects

Francis R. Dewing Foundation

Educators wanting to use new or unusual education methods with early childhood (age 2 to grade 6)

Rolling application - Trustees meet twice a year (April 1st & October 1st) to allocate funds

Lockheed Martin

Educators with a focus in STEM education or one of the STEM branches.

Rolling application – Evaluations performed quarterly

Lowe’s Tool Box for Education

Educators who want to make their school and community a better place.

Fall 2017 Grant Cycle will close August 7, 2017

Pets in the Classroom

Educators looking to purchase a class pet.

Accepting applicants till June 1, 2017

Toshiba Elementary School Grants

Educators who want to supplement the curriculum with innovative, hands-on, project-based learning. Note: Toshiba does not consider requests for computers only.

Elementary School (Grades k-5): October 1st of each year. Requests for $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications asking for more than $5,000 are reviewed twice a year: February 1 and August 1 of each year.

Toshiba Middle and High School Grants

Educators who want to supplement the curriculum with innovative, hands-on, project-based learning. Note: Toshiba does not consider requests for computers only.

Middle and High School (Grades 6-12): October 1 of each year. Requests for $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications asking for more than $5,000 are reviewed twice a year: February 1 and August 1 of each year.

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