Toshiba America Foundation
The mission of the Toshiba America Foundation is to promote quality science and mathematics education in U.S. schools. Grants are made for programs and activities that improve teaching and learning in K–12 science and mathematics. The foundation focuses its funding on inquiry-based projects designed by teachers for use in their own classrooms.
Toshiba's K-5 grant applications are due on October 1st each year, which offer $1000 to support innovative hands-on-projects.
Toshiba's 6-12 grant applications for $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis. Those for $5,000 or more are due on August 1st and February 1st each year.
Verizon Foundation Grants
The Verizon Foundation supports organizations that address areas of education, literacy, domestic violence prevention or technology for healthcare and healthcare accessibility. Eligible organizations seeking grants from the Verizon Foundation must be prepared to track and report program outcomes and specific results that demonstrate measurable human impact. Applicants must contact their Community Relations Manager to see if they are eligible. After confirmation, the applicant will be invited to complete the grant application.
The NEA Foundation
The National Education Association’s Foundation for the Improvement of Education (NFIE) offers grants of up to US$5,000. These grants fund classroom innovations and professional development for improved practice in public K–12 schools and higher education institutions. Each year, NFIE awards as many as 250 Innovation grants worth up to US$5,000, along with 75 Leadership & Learning grants ranging from US$1,000 to US$5,000 in value. These grants fund activities for 12 months from the date they are awarded.
Deadlines are February 1st, June 1st, and October 15th.
RGK Foundation Grants
The RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of education, community, and medicine or health. The foundation’s primary interests within education include programs that focus on formal K–12 education, particularly in math, science, and reading or literacy. Other interests include after-school tutoring and enrichment, integrating technology into the curriculum, teacher development and higher education. The foundation is particularly interested in programs that attract female and minority students into the fields of mathematics, science and technology. The foundation does not consider unsolicited grant proposals. Instead, applicants are required to submit an electronic letter of inquiry on the foundation’s website. Letters of inquiry are reviewed on an ongoing basis. The foundation will respond to letters by e-mail within three weeks to let applicants know if they should submit a formal proposal.
Best Buy Community Grants
Best Buy Community Grants donates $2 million per year to support non-profit organizations that provide teenagers with 21st century technology learning opportunities. The average grant amount is $5,000 and does not exceed $10,000. This money is intended to support programs that will engage teenagers in areas such as computer programming, digital imaging, music production, robotics, and game and mobile-application development.
America Honda Foundation
America Honda Foundation was established to support education and community growth through the provision of grants. Grants are awarded four times per year and go towards youth education. They are directed towards academic programs with a specific focus on STEM and environmental subjects.
U.S. Funding Programs
Improving Literacy through School Libraries Program
This program helps libraries improve reading achievement by providing increased access to up-to-date school library materials, well-equipped, technologically advanced school library media centers and professionally certified school library media specialists. Districts may use funds for purchasing school library media resources, acquiring advanced technology that is integrated into the curriculum to develop and enhance information literacy, and providing professional development and activities for school library media specialists that foster increased collaboration among specialists, teachers and administrators.
No Child Left Behind: Enhancing Education through Technology
This program provides assistance to states and localities for the implementation and support of a comprehensive system that effectively uses technology in elementary and secondary schools to improve student achievement. The program’s goals include helping all students become technologically literate by the end of eighth grade. The program also seeks to help teachers, principals and administrators integrate technology effectively into their curriculum.
Computers for Learning
This program allows schools and educators to view and select technology equipment that federal agencies have reported as excess. This equipment is then transferred to the school through gift or donation in order to increase technology in the classroom. This program is designed to help meet the requirements of Executive Order (EO) 12999, "Educational Technology: Ensuring Opportunity for All Children in the Next Century".