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					Clorox: Power a Bright Future Grants
Clorox Power a Bright Future Grants aim to provide necessary resources to help support school programs that
enrich kids' lives. Maximum award: $50,000. Eligibility: Anyone at least 18 years old at time of entry can
nominate an accredited K-12 public or private school program.
Deadline: September 27, 2011

Kids in Need Teacher Grants
This purpose of the Kids in Need Teacher Grants is to fund projects that make creative use of common teaching
aids, approach curriculum from an imaginative angle, or tie nontraditional concepts together for the purpose of
illustrating commonalities. Innovation and merit account for 40 percent of the evaluation. The grants fund K-12
certified teachers teaching in the subject of the project at public, private, charter, or parochial schools within the
United States.
Deadline: September 30, 2011

P. Buckley Moss Foundation: Grants for Teachers of Children Who Learn Differently
P. Buckley Moss Foundation Education Grants aid and support teachers who wish to establish an effective
learning tool using the arts in teaching children with learning disabilities and other special needs. Maximum
award: $1,000. Eligibility: new or evolving programs that integrate the arts into educational programming.
Deadline: September 30, 2011

2012 Lewis Hine Awards
The Lewis Hine Awards for Service to Children and Youth are presented to honor unheralded individuals for
their volunteer or professional work on behalf of America’s children and youth. Recipients are selected by a
panel of distinguished judges from the nominations provided by community leaders. Ten awards will be
presented -- five to paid professionals and give to unpaid volunteers. Each award carries the stipend of $1,000.
Deadline: September 30, 2011

Mom Congress School Transformation Grant
Parenting Magazine launched the Mom Congress® School Transformation Grant Contest, which will award
one winner a $20,000 grant to provide educational resources to a school in need. Entries for the School
Transformation Grant contest will be submitted through, and will require a photo
or video of the nominated school along with a 200-word essay on how the school would use the prize money.
Site visitors will be able to view each entry and vote for the school they feel is most deserving. The school with
the most votes by September 30, 2011 will win the $20,000 grant courtesy of Parenting, and the winner will be
unveiled this fall.
Deadline: September 30, 2011

Target Field Trip Grants
The Target Field Trip Grants program funds field trips for students nationwide. Grants are provided to
applicants throughout the United States. The funds are best used for visits to art, science and cultural museums,
community service or civic projects, career enrichment opportunities, and other events or activities away from
the school facility. They may be used to cover field trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food,
resource materials and supplies. Maximum award: Over 5,000 grants of up to $700 each will be awarded in
January 2012.
Deadline: October 3, 2011

State Farm Foundation: Grants
State Farm is committed to meeting the needs of our communities by focusing our giving in three areas: Safe
Neighbors (safety), Strong Neighborhoods (community development), and Education Excellence (education).
Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S.
Internal Revenue Code, Canadian charitable organizations, educational institutions, and governmental entities.
Deadline: October 7, 2011
Extracurricular Activities Rock! Sweepstakes
Kids in grades 1-12 are invited to register to win one of three $50 gift cards to in the
Extracurricular Activities Rock! Sweepstakes. Interested students need to record a short digital video or write a
short essay regarding the important role that being able to take part in extracurricular activities such as music,
sports, and the arts plays in their lives. The parent or guardian of the kid entering the Sweepstakes should email
the video (or send in the link to the video posted on YouTube) or the essay on behalf of their student in to
KidzRockInc. Eligibility: Students enrolled in school grades 1-12 who are legal residents of the United States
and the District of Columbia. Kids under the age of 18 MUST receive permission from their parent or legal
guardian before entering this sweepstakes.
Deadline: October 9, 2011

U.S. Government: Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program
The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program provides opportunities for teachers to participate in direct
exchanges of positions with colleagues from other countries for a semester or academic year. By living and
working in the cultures of their host countries, Fulbright teachers gain an understanding and appreciation of the
similarities and differences in national cultures and education systems. Maximum award: year-long or semester-
long direct exchange of teaching positions with a counterpart in another country teaching the same subject(s) at
the same level. Eligibility: full-time U.S. teachers.
Deadline: October 15, 2011

iOMe Challenge 2011
The 2011 iOMe Challenge consists of two components; an essay and a video that illustrates the key elements of
the essay. We would encourage students to form teams with individuals some of whom have policy expertise
and some others with video production skills. Team members can come from different educational institutions.
Maximum award: $10,000 with the faculty advisor receiving $2,000. The winning team may also be invited to
Washington D.C. to present their Essay and Video to Members of Congress, policy-makers and others who are
interested in this policy issue. Each Honorable Mention team will receive $2,000 and their faculty advisor will
receive $500.
Deadlines: Essays, October 31, 2011; Videos, November 21, 2011

FFVF: Leavey Awards for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education
The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge Leavey Awards for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education honor
outstanding educators who excite a commitment in their students to the free enterprise system and unleash the
entrepreneurial skills of their students at the elementary, junior high school, high school, and college level.
Maximum award: $7,500. Eligibility: teachers at schools (K-12), colleges, and universities.
Deadline: November 1, 2011

Prudential: Spirit of Community Awards
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor young people in grades 5 through 12 who have
demonstrated exemplary voluntary service to their communities. Maximum award: $1,000 and a trip to
Washington, D.C. Eligibility: students grades 5-12 who have conducted a volunteer service activity within the
past year.
Deadline: November 1, 2011

Home Depot Foundation: Celebration of Service Grant
Grants, up to $5,000, are available to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, public schools or tax-exempt
public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their
community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or
Deadline: November 11, 2011
NCTM: Improving Students' Understanding of Geometry Grants
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Improving Students' Understanding of Geometry grant aims
to develop activities that will enable students to better appreciate and understand some aspect of geometry that
is consistent with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics of NCTM. The project should include
applications of geometry to, for example, art, literature, music, architecture, nature, or some other relevant area,
and may integrate the use of technology into the teaching of geometry. Proposals must address the following:
geometry content, the appropriateness of the application, the link between the Geometry Standard and the
project's activities, and the anticipated impact on students' learning. Maximum award: $4,000. Eligibility:
teachers preK-8 who are NCTM members as of October 14, 2011 or teach at a school with a preK-8 NCTM
school membership as of October 14, 2011. Deadline: November 11, 2011

NCTM: Mathematics Course Work Scholarships for Grades PreK-5 Teachers
The National Council for the Teachers of Mathematics Course Work Scholarships for Grades PreK-5 Teachers
provides financial support for improving teachers' understanding of mathematics by completing course work.
Maximum award: $2,000. Eligibility: individual classroom teachers or small groups of teachers currently
teaching mathematics in grades PreK-5 level who are also (as of October 14, 2011) Full Individual or e-
Members of NCTM, or teach in a school with a current (as of October 14, 2011) NCTM PreK-8 school
Deadline: November 11, 2011

IRA: Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Award
The International Reading Association Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Award honors an outstanding
elementary teacher of reading and language arts dedicated to improving teaching and learning through reflective
writing about his or her teaching and learning process. Maximum award: $2,500. Eligibility: regular classroom
elementary teachers of reading and language arts grades K-6 in a school in which at least 60 percent of the
school's students are eligible for free or reduced lunch; must be IRA members.
Deadline: November 15, 2011

NSTA: Awards for Excellence in Inquiry-based Science Teaching
The Delta Education/Frey-Neo/CPO Science Awards for Excellence in Inquiry-based Science Teaching
recognize and honor full-time PreK-12 teachers of science who successfully use inquiry-based science to
enhance teaching and learning in their classroom. Maximum award: $1,500 towards expenses to attend the
NSTA National Conference, and $1,500 for the awardee. Eligibility: PreK-12 teachers of science.
Deadline: November 30, 2011

NSTA: Wendell G. Mohling Outstanding Aerospace Educator Award
The Wendell G. Mohling Outstanding Aerospace Educator Award recognizes excellence in the field of
aerospace education. The recipient of the award will be honored during the Awards Banquet and the Aerospace
Educators Luncheon at the annual NSTA Conference. Maximum award: $3,000, and $2,000 in expenses to
attend NSTA's National Conference March 29 - April 1, 2012 in Indianapolis. Eligibility: K-12 teachers of
science in formal education settings (e.g., elementary, middle, high school); Individuals must be nominated for
this award and have a minimum of three years teaching experience. Self-nominations will be accepted.
Deadline: November 30, 2011

NSTA: DCAT Association "Making a Difference" Award
The Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association "Making a Difference" Award recognizes
excellence in a science program developed and implemented by middle-level science teachers, grades 6-8.
Entries must show innovative and effective teaching strategies combined with a science program that has
influenced students to explore and investigate science and its application to global problems. Maximum award:
$2,500 to be used to enhance or expand the winning science program; the winning school's lead science teacher
and principal will be awarded coach airfare and two nights' hotel accommodation to attend NSTA's National
Conference March 29 - April 1, 2012 in Indianapolis. Eligibility: innovative middle-level science programs.
Deadline: November 30, 2011

NEA Student Organizing and Assistance Resources (SOAR) Grants
Building a strong presence on campus is one of the biggest challenges that NEA Student Program chapters face.
NEA provides financial assistance in the form of Student Organizing and Assistance Resources (SOAR) grants
to encourage efforts to recruit new members or organize a student chapter. Chapters may apply for funding to
recruit in the following areas: urban institutions; minority populations and historically minority campuses;
community colleges; and high school future teacher programs. Priority is given to student locals working with
UniServ units. Maximum award: up to $1,000 to fund local community outreach efforts.
Deadlines: Second semester, November 30, 2011.

Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grants
The School Garden Grant Program is the joint effort of Whole Kids Foundation, Whole Foods Market and
FoodCorps. The Whole Kids Foundation is able to provide grants of $2,000 to support school garden projects in
the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. Eligibility: applicants must be a 501(c) (3) nonprofit
organization or nonprofit K-12 school that is developing or currently maintaining a school garden project that
will help children engage with fresh fruits and vegetables. Maximum award: $2,000.
Deadline: December 31, 2011

Microsoft: DigiGirlz High Tech Camp
Microsoft DigiGirlz High Tech Camp for girls works to dispel stereotypes of the high-tech industry. During the
camp session, girls listen to executive speakers, participate in technology tours and demonstrations, network,
and learn through hands-on experience in workshops. This year camps will take place at various dates
throughout the summer in Stonybrook, NY; Charlotte, NC; Fargo, ND; Redmond, WA; Las Colinas, TX; and
St. Louis, MO. Maximum award: free attendance to camp. Eligibility: girls grades 9-11 in the 2010-2011 school
year and at least age 13 at time of application, with the exception of the Fargo, ND and Las Colinas, TX
locations, where eligibility is restricted to grades 7-10 and 8-11, respectively.
Deadline: varies by location

Best Buy: Teach@15 Award
The Teach@15 Award program improves classroom learning by helping schools (grades 7-12) meet technology
needs. A teen member (age 13-18) who is a registered member on can nominate his/her school
to win a Teach@15 Award. Maximum Award: $1,500 in the form of Best Buy Gift Cards. Eligibility:
accredited, nonprofit junior or senior public, private, parochial, magnet, and charter high schools in the U.S.
serving any grades 7-12.
Deadline: ongoing

Ben & Jerry's Foundation: National Grassroots Grant Program
Through the National Grassroots Grant Program, Ben & Jerry's Foundation grant program aims to further social
justice, protect the environment and support sustainable food systems. Grants of up to $15,000 are provided to
grassroots, constituent-led organizations that are using community organizing strategies to accomplish their
goals as well as organizations that provide technical support and/or resources to such groups.
Deadline: Rolling

Earthwatch: Education Fellowships
The Earthwatch Institute offers educators fully funded fellowships for hands-on learning with leading scientists
doing field research and conservation on one of 130 projects. Earthwatch's Education Fellowships are national
in scope, and supported by a wide range of businesses, foundations, and individuals. Maximum award: full cost
of expedition, including all research costs, meals, housing, on-site travel, etc. Eligibility: K-12 classroom
educators of any subject(s) from public or private schools nationwide.
Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis throughout the spring.
Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation: Grants to Help Inner-City Educators
The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corporation's Limited GEO: Grants to Help Inner-City Educators
fund specific, one-time future education-related needs or ideas that promise to improve inner city education
within one year of the grant award in one of the cities eligible for foundation grants. Maximum award: $2,000.
Eligibility: small, concrete projects that will improve inner-city education in Boston, Hartford, Providence, New
York or Washington, D.C. within the coming year.
Deadline: None

Campbell's: Labels for Education
The Campbell's, Inc. Labels for Education Program gives schools free educational equipment in exchange for
labels from Campbell products. Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: Schools or parents coordinate label drives
to raise resources for schools.
Deadline: None

General Mills Twin Cities Grant Program
These grants focus on the communities in the Twin Cities area and their surrounding areas (up to 50 miles from
the General Mills facility in each community) in the areas of youth nutrition and fitness, social services,
education, and arts and culture. In Minnesota, the General Mills Foundation supports K-12 education in the
seven-county metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. These grants range from $2,500 to $10,000, and
are reviewed on a quarterly basis.
Deadline: Ongoing

VSP: Sight for Students
Sight for Students is a VSP charity that provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured
children. The program operates nationally through a network of community partners who identify children in
need and VSP network doctors who provide the eyecare services. Parents and guardians interested in seeking
assistance through the Sight for Students program must work through VSP's established network of community
partners. VSP does not issue gift certificates directly to the public. Eligibility: There are five basic qualifications
a child must meet in order to receive a Sight for Students gift certificate: family income is no more than 200
percent of federal poverty level (see website for chart); child is not enrolled in Medicaid or other vision
insurance; child is 18 years old or younger and has not graduated from high school; child or parent is a U.S.
citizen or legal immigrant with a social security number; and child has not used the Sight for Students program
during the past 12 months.
Deadline: N/A

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