Timely Grant Opportunities

This page lists current grants whose application dates have not yet passed.

New grants will be periodically posted to this page, so please check back regularly for new opportunities.

Kids Run the Nation

In 2019, a total of $30,000 will be awarded as small grants ranging from $500 to $1,000. Running clubs, events, or other organizations with the IRS 501(c) (3) designation are eligible to apply. Elementary and middle schools that provide an organized after-school running program are eligible as well. No grants will be given to individuals under any circumstances. All applicants must be an official 501(c)(3), school, parent booster club, PTA, or a similar entity.

Eligibility

Organizations with the IRS 501(c) (3) designation are eligible to apply. Elementary and middle schools that provide an organized after-school running program are eligible as well.

Grade Level:

K-2, 3-5, & 6-8

ecoTech Grants

The Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) is offering grants to support inquiry-based projects in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields that leverage technology or use nature-based designs to address environmental problems in local communities.

Ideal projects are youth-led, project-based, and integrate technology to address an environmental problem that results in real, demonstrable environmental outcomes. The foundation does not provide funding for applications that simply add iPads, tablets, or other smart devices to a project. Preference is given to requests that have secured matching or in-kind funding.

Eligible applicants are U.S.-based nonprofit schools and organizations with operating budgets of less than $3 million. Interested applicants must register online to receive an ecoTech Grant application. Completed applications must be submitted using the online system by the deadline.

Eligibility:

Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations).

Serving grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Connect Kids to Parks Field Trip Grant Program

Purpose

The Connect Kids to Parks Field Trip Grant Program (Connect Kids) is a field trip refund grant program connecting New York schoolchildren with nature and New York State history.

Eligibility

Title 1 schools AND any public school in a district with a Title 1 school (grades preK-12 including school-sponsored clubs), Advantage After School Programs, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and village, town, or county youth bureaus in communities with Title 1 schools are eligible to apply. Each class or afterschool/youth bureau group is eligible for one transportation grant per academic year.

K-5 Science and Math Projects

K-5 grade teachers are invited to apply on-line for a Toshiba America Foundation grant of not more than $1,000 to help bring an innovative project into their own classroom. With a Toshiba America Foundation grant, elementary teachers can bring their best new teaching ideas to life.

American Honda Foundation Grant

The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.

Nonprofit charitable organizations classified as a 501(c) (3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service, or a public school district, private/public elementary and secondary schools as listed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) are eligible for funding.

The grant range is from $20,000 to $75,000 over a one-year period.

Eco-Solution Grant

ecoSolution Grants (previously called “Small Grants”) have been the defining basis of Captain Planet Foundation’s work over the last 25 years. In that time, they have funded over 2,100 projects that have impacted 1.2 million youth around the world – actively fulfilling their mission to build the next generation of environmental stewards and change-agents. 

ecoSolution™ Grants range from $500-$2,500 and are intended to support solution-oriented, youth-led projects that result in real environmental outcomes. ecoSolution™ Grants are available to educators working with youth in the United States (international projects are by invitation only). 

Please note that ecoSolution™ Grants will only support direct project costs. Support for t-shirts, staff salaries, field trips, scholarships, beautification/ landscaping, etc. will NOT be considered.

The Connect Kids to Parks Field Trip Grant

The Connect Kids to Parks Field Trip Grant Program (Connect Kids) is a field trip refund grant program connecting New York schoolchildren with nature and New York State history.

How Does It Work?

  • Connect Kids will refund up to $1,000 of the field trip costs for visits to a New York State Park, Nature Center, or Historic Site (Parks), or a Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Education Center, fish hatchery, or selected DEC sites. Field trip locations covered under the program include:
  • New York State parks, Nature Centers or Historic Sites
  • Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Education Centers or Fish
  • Hatcheries
  • Adirondack Loj
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science Forestry's Newcomb Campus
  • Chittenago Landing Canal Boat Museum
  • Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center
  • Montezuma Audobon Center

Grants are available on a first come, first served basis. Field trip costs eligible for a refund include transportation, program fees, entry fees, and/or pavilion fees.  Schools, youth bureaus, or afterschool programs pay for services first and are then reimbursed for their expenses after the trip. Chaperones that drive separately will not be refunded for any field trip expenses.

Eligibility

Any public school in a district with a Title I school (grades Pre-K-12 including school-sponsored clubs), Advantage After School Programs, 21st Century Learning Centers and village, town, or county youth bureaus in communities with Title I schools are eligible to apply. Each class or afterschool/youth bureau group is eligible for one transportation grant per academic year. Applications are on a rolling basis.

Fresh Films Tech Grants

Purpose

For classroom technology supplies, software, or hardware. Eligible purchases include, but are not limited to: 3D printers, tablets or Dell computers, software, green screens, or hi-tech biology supplies.  The grant award is $300.00.

Eligibility

All K-12 teachers and principals from any discipline who have a demonstrated need for technology. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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