Friday, November 30, 2012

Upcoming Grant Opportunities

Grant Name: Golden Apple Awards

Funded by: Golden Apple Foundation

Description: Hundreds of nominations have been received for outstanding teachers in grades Pre-K-3 for the prestigious 2012 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching! Administrators, teachers, counselors, parents and students were invited to nominate outstanding teachers currently teaching in grades Pre-K through 3 full time at a public or non-public school.

Program Areas:  General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies
Recipients: Public School, Private School
Proposal Deadline: 12/30/12
Average Amount: $3,000.00
Availability:  All States

Grant Name: Captain Planet Foundation Education Grants

Funded by: The Captain Planet Foundation

Description:  The foundation supports projects that: 1) Promote understanding of environmental issues; 2) Focus on hands-on involvement; 3) Involve children and young adults 6-18 (elementary through high school); 4) Promote interaction and cooperation within the group; 5) Help young people develop planning and problem solving skills; 6) Include adult supervision; 7) Commit to follow-up communication with the foundation (specific requirements are explained once the grant has been awarded).

Program Areas:  Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies

Recipients: Public School, Private School, Other 
Proposal Deadline: 12/31/2012
Average Amount: $250.00 - $2,500.00
Contact Person:  Taryn Murphy
Telephone: 404-522-4270
Availability:  All States

Grant Name: School Garden Grants

Funded by: Whole Kids Foundation

Description:  School gardens are a vital educational tool. Every seed planted sprouts a new opportunity for kids to cultivate healthy eating habits. Teaching kids to garden helps them learn about complex topics like sustainability and conservation, food systems and community awareness. Not to mention an appreciation for food from seed to plate. Learning about the process of growing food helps children develop a deep understanding of the connection between healthy eating and a healthy body. School gardens offer an opportunity to integrate math, science and health curriculum into a dynamic, interactive setting. They also provide a base of knowledge that allows children to take an active role in healthy food choices. School garden grant applications will be accepted through 5pm CST, December 31, 2012.

Program Areas: Science/Environment
Recipients: Public School, Private School
Proposal Deadline: 12/31/12
Average Amount: $2,000.00

Availability:  All States


Fund for Teachers: Grants
The Fund for Teachers provides funds for direct grants to teachers to support summer learning opportunities of 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: January 31, 2013.

Earthwatch Institute: Fellowships
The Earthwatch Institute offers educators fully-funded fellowships for hands-on learning with leading scientists doing field research and conservation on one of over 100 projects around the world. Maximum award: fully-funded fellowship. Eligibility: elementary, middle, and high school educators and administrators of any discipline. Deadline: two weeks after educator-interest application is submitted; ultimate deadline May 1, 2013.

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