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Educational Grant Opportunities

by Melissa on May 23rd, 2014

Access to public funding resources is important to the development of the region. Many of our communities lack time and staff to research ideas apply for public grants and loans to help finance their projects. Plus, funding sources and their programs frequently change. As your liaison to state and federal agencies, UMVRDC has direct, on-going contact with a variety of funding sources and can help you:

•    Assess your project’s needs and help organize goals and objectives
•    Target the most appropriate sources of funding
•    Prepare and submit loan and grant application proposals

We have even set up a cost share program designed to assist with the cost of some of our services!

 Below are some resources & opportunities that you might find useful. Please pass on this information to others you know. If our office can help in any way please do not hesitate to contact us!

Educational Grants from the Gladys and Roland Harriman Foundation- Giving on a national basis primarily for education. Support also for youth and social service agencies, arts and cultural organizations, and health agencies and hospitals. Initial approach should be a written summary in letter form with a brief description of the organization and their funding requirements as well as a copy of the 501(C)(3) form.Availability: All StatesAverage Amount: $5,000.00 – $100,000.00

Total Amount: $6,500,000.00

Address: 140 Broadway, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10005

Telephone: 212-493-8185

Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other

Program Areas: After-School, Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Early Childhood, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE, Library, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Deadline: 10/1/2014

Educational Grants from the Chichester duPont Foundation, Inc- Preference is given to proposals for new initiatives, special projects, the expansion of current programs and capital improvement. The trustees devote particular emphasis to programs concerned with the environment, education, health care and those to which the Foundation’s giving will play a pivotal role.Availability: All StatesAverage Amount: $5,000.00 – $50,000.00

Total Amount: $2,000,000.00

Address: P.O. Box 3598 Wilmington, DE 19807

Telephone: 302-658-5244

Email: gfields@chichesterdupont.org

Website:  Chichester DuPont Foundation, Inc

Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other

Program Areas: After-School, Early Childhood, General Education, Health/PE, Library, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Deadline: 9/1/2014

Educational Grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation- grants given to support K-12 and higher educational institutions. The main themes they support are: Freshwater, Forests and Grasslands, Oceans and Coasts, and Community Stewardship. NFWF supports more than 70 grant programs to protect and restore our nation’s wildlife and habitats. They encourage you to read their complete list of conservation programs and review the program goals and guidelines to select the one appropriate for you. Federal, state, and local governments, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations are welcome to apply twice annually for matching grants from our conservation priority programs.Availability: All StatesAverage Amount: $10,000.00 – $150,000.00

Total Amount: $60,000,000.00 – $95,000,000.00

Address: 1133 Fifteenth Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005

Telephone: 202-857-0166

Email: info@nfwf.org

Website:  National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other

Program Areas: Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Science/Environmental, Social Studies

Deadline: Varies, See Website

AIAA Classroom Grants from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)- The purpose of AIAA grants is to assist educators in presenting mathematics, science, and technology principles to students (K-12) in an exciting, hands-on manner to develop our future aeronautics and aerospace engineers, scientists, pilots, and space explorers. Please note that grants will not be considered for computer hardware, printers, cameras, equipment, reimbursement of field trip admission, speaker fees, registration fees for teacher professional development, and general math and science supplies not tied to a specific lesson plan.Availability: All StatesAverage Amount: $250.00

Address: 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 500, Reston, VA 20191-4344

Telephone: 703-264-7502

Email: feliciaa@aiaa.org

Website: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Eligibility: Public School, Private School

Program Areas: Math, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology

Deadline: 10/31/2014

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