Writing grants is not as difficult as one may think. In fact, having a well thought out project makes it easier to requesting funding. Here are some STEM grants for teachers so that you may begin writing your own grant and implementing STEM into your classes.
**Keep in mind that these are grant window could be open once a year and there are grants that could be open multiple times a year. Always check the details before submitting. This way you can put it on your calendar as the time to apply will approach once again.
$1000 Teacher Grant – With a 400-500 word essay, educators can have the chance to earn a $1000 grant for their classes.
ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Grant Application – A grant specifically for chemistry classrooms.
Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award – $1000 grant award for aerospace / aviation.
Afterschool Alliance – Getting funding and long-term sustainability can feel daunting. You’ll find all the tools you need to get started and plan for the future here.
American Association of University Women (AAUW) – Grants up to $10000 for promoting women in STEM and more!
American Society Manufacturing International – The ASM Materials Education Foundation sponsors 10 annual grants for teachers. Each grant has a value of $500. The purpose of these grants is to enhance awareness of materials science and the role of materials scientists in society. With a network of local Chapters across North America, ASM members are willing to work closely with local teachers to develop and implement these lessons.
Best Buy – At Best Buy, one may choose to request via a Grant or Store Donations. This grant is pretty competitive but worth it.
Captain Planet Foundation Grant – In addition to its Small Grants Program, CPF is installing hundreds of Learning Gardens in public schools in Atlanta, GA and Ventura, CA to introduce students to natural systems, food origins, life cycles and the flavors of fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Chesapeake Bay Trust awards grants of up to $5,000 in support of school-based activities that provide meaningful watershed educational experiences, teacher professional development, and programs to advance environmental literacy in the Chesapeake Bay region.
Defining STEM Sterotypes – Mini-grants are awarded to girl-serving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) focused programs to support collaboration, address gaps and overlaps in service, and share promising practices.
Enhancing Student Mathematics Learning through the Use of Tools and Technology Grants – From NCTM, this grants promotes the use of learning in Math and Technology.
Frances R. Dewing Foundation -The FRD Foundation is a small, nonprofit, charitable organization that supports innovative ways of teaching young children. The monies of the FRD Foundation are used to provide “seed money” for the intellectual stimulations of young children. Specifically, only projects for children age 2 through 6th grade are funded. Approximately 20 to 30 grants are made each year and range from $1,000 to $20,000, averaging $5,000. Those projects that may lead to further innovation and publication are of particular interest.
Grants.gov – At grants.gov, there are tons of grants that users can search through on this website.
Grants for teachers K-12 – Need I say more. It involves grants of all types.
The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation – The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation keeps music alive in our schools by donating musical instruments to under-funded music programs, giving youngsters the many benefits of music education, helping them to be better students and inspiring creativity and expression through playing music. Great for STEAM schools!
KaBOOM! Grants– Multiple grant opportunities for educators across a number of areas.
Kids in Need Foundation – The Kids In Need Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need.
The Kinder Morgan Foundation – The Kinder Morgan Foundation believes that today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders, and our mission is to provide them with opportunities to learn and grow. Their goal is to help students focused on STEM become the engineers, educators and musicians who will support our diverse communities for many years to come.
Lockheed Martin – Lockheed Martin supports K-12 STEM education initiatives in the classroom. Their primary focus is to enhance more engineers in the classroom approach.
Lowe’s Toolbox Grant – Lowe’s toolbox grant primary goal is to help parents and schools join together in a collaborative project. Schools can receive up to $5,000.
McCarthey-Dressmen Educational Foundation – The Teacher Development Grants support small teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking k-12 classroom instruction. The grants provide opportunities for teachers to integrate fresh strategies that encourage critical inquiry and to observe their effects on students. Teachers have the opportunity to reflect and write about their projects, as well as to share their results with other teachers. The Foundation awards grants to individuals in amounts up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of three years, provided the eligibility requirements continue to be met.
NASA Solicitation & Proposal Integrated Review & Evaluation – NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integration Review and Evaluation System. A great way to link national resources with a formal evaluation.
National Science Teachers Association – Multiple grants available depending on a teacher’s experience and certification.
National Science Foundation – The Discovery Research K-12 program (DRK-12) seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by preK-12 students, teachers, administrators and parents. All DRK-12 projects should be framed around a research question or hypothesis that addresses an important need or topic in preK-12 STEM education.
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math & Science Teaching – For Math and Science 7-12 educators with the chance at $10,000 from the NSF.
Samsung – Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow gives students an opportunity to send in a video on sharing in the wonder of STEM and its impact in the classroom.
STEMfinity.com – A site that will assist you in writing STEM grants. Some grants are listed at the bottom of this page. (Note – some of the links are broken).
Target Field Trip Grants – a chance to go out and have the cost of the trip funded.
Toyota Tapestry Grant – Up to $10,000 for Science teachers to come up with creative and innovative projects for their classes.
Turning Technologies – The purpose of this grant is to help educators develop 21st Century classrooms and improve achievement by providing technology and professional development tools from multiple, industry leading companies. By assembling a package of technology-based classroom programs, we hope to improve achievement and the overall success of students and teachers in the classroom.
Verizon Foundation – An elementary or secondary school (public or private) registered with the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), is eligible for this grant. Monies average between $5,000 and $10,000 in 2011.
Vernier / NSTA Award – The Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards promote the innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom. Educators are encouraged to apply for one of seven $5,500 awards.
Westinghouse – This grant is awarded to schools that exhibit creativity in science, technology and mathematics education of middle and high school students. Five schools total (middle and high) will be awarded $1,000 each for any creative project dealing with energy, mathematics, technology or science. Additional monies may also be awarded.