Jane’s Trust Grants

Sponsored by Jane’s Trust, administered by Hemenway and Barnes LLP

Website: http://www.hembar.com/janestrust
Contact: Rita R. Goldberg, Grants Manager
Family Office and Philanthropy Services
Hemenway and Barnes LLP
75 State St. 16th Fl.
Boston, MA 02109Phone: 617.227.7940 ext. 775
Email: rgoldberg@hembar.com

For questions:
Gioia C. Perugini, Program Officer
Phone: 617.557.9777
Email: gperugini@hembar.com

Caroline G. Slocum, Program Officer
Phone: 617.557.9774
Email: cslocum@hembar.com

Description: Jane’s Trust makes grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, the environment, and health and welfare. The fund gives priority to programs that support disadvantaged communities and underserved populations. Within the areas of education, the fund supports programs that offer access to educational opportunities, resources, and programs for underserved communities; and that advance educational equality.

Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations located in Maine; New Hampshire; Vermont; Southwest and Central Florida; and Greater Boston, Massachusetts. However, grants in Southwest and Central Florida and Greater Boston, Massachusetts will focus exclusively on health and welfare. Jane’s Trust does not normally support public entities such as municipalities or public schools directly, but accepts applications from tax-exempt fiscal sponsors or partners for collaborative projects with municipalities or schools. This limitation does not apply to public colleges and universities. Interested applicants must first submit a Concept Paper; selected applicants are then invited to submit a full proposal. Papers and applications must be submitted online.

Eligibility: Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award(s): Awards range from $50,000 to $150,000.
Deadline(s): Concept Papers are due January 25 and July 15, annually.
Focus: General Education, Underserved Populations
Grade Level(s): PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Adult
State(s): Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont

Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program

Sponsored by Wild Ones

Website: http://www.wildones.org/seeds-for-education/
Contact: Wild Ones
2285 Butte des Morts Beach Rd.
Neenah, WI 54956-1008Phone: 920.730.3986
Email: sfedirector@wildones.org (For questions and planning assistance)
Description: The Wild Ones environmental organization annually awards small grants through the Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education (SFE) Grant Program. Projects must focus on appreciation for nature through the use of and teaching about native plants. The foundation focuses on projects with native plants that include multiple native plant species to provide food, shelter, and other habitat services. Projects must involve students in planning and carrying out the project. Priority will be given to applications that show student’s ideas, drawings, and research. Projects should also focus on hands-on educational activities.

Project examples include wildflower gardens with a habitat for butterflies or other pollinators, rainwater gardens that capture run-off and feature native plant communities, and groves of trees or native shrubs that support birds and other wildlife.

Note that priority is given to proposed projects that involve multiple teachers from a variety of disciplines, such as science and visual arts, and may be designed to meet state-mandated curricula. Projects must be considered grassroots and developed at a local level. Each project must have a Project Coordinator with qualifications to lead the project.

Eligible applicants are schools, nature centers, houses of worship, and other nonprofit places of learning in the United States. Applications must be submitted online.

Eligibility: Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award(s): Awards range from $100 to $500. Grantees are eligible for discounts from SFE Nursery Partners.
Deadline(s): Applications are due October 15, annually.
Focus: Environmental Education, General Education
Grade Level(s): 9-12, PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Content Area(s): Science
21st Century
Themes and Skills:
Environmental Literacy
State(s): National


Education Grants

Sponsored by MAXIMUS Charitable Foundation

Website: http://www.maximus.com/corporate-citizenship/maximus-foundation/grant-application
Contact: MAXIMUS Charitable Foundation

Phone: 1.888.267.0988
Email: maximuscharitablefoundation@maximus.com

Description: The goal of the MAXIMUS Charitable Foundation is to award grants to organizations and charities that help disadvantaged individuals and underserved communities. The foundation’s funding priorities are youth and child development, community development, and health care. Under the youth and child development category, priority is given to programs that serve disadvantaged or low-income youth. Program areas may include but are not limited to: child abuse prevention and supportive services, child hunger and nutrition services, and enrichment and education programs.

Previous grants were used to fund groups helping high school dropouts complete their General Educational Development (GED) tests and helping to support students affected by homelessness and students in foster homes. Other grants have included in school and after-school education in compassionate citizenship, literacy labs, and environmental awareness.

Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations serving disadvantaged and underserved communities. Applications must be submitted online. Interested applicants must first complete a short eligibility quiz.

Eligibility: Public, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations), Charter
Award(s): Awards range from $2,500 to $5,000.
Deadline(s): Applications are due January 31 and August 31, annually.
Focus: After School, At Risk, Environmental Education, General Education, Homeless, Special Needs
Grade Level(s): PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, Adult, 9-12
21st Century
Themes and Skills:
Environmental Literacy, Health Literacy
State(s): National

Honey Bee Grant Program

Sponsored by Whole Kids Foundation

Website: https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/schools/honey-bee-grant
Contact: Whole Kids Foundation
550 Bowie St.
Austin, TX 78703Email: info@thebeecause.org; grants@wholekidsfoundation.org
Description: The Whole Kids Foundation strives to increase healthy eating in schools and teach better eating habits. The Honey Bee Grant Program offers funds to schools to implement a honey beehive educational program. The following three options are available: the foundation provides money for supplies and expenses, equipment for an observation beehive, or equipment for a traditional beehive. The foundation further offers consultations and assistance from a beekeeper.

Eligible applicants are private, public, and independent kindergarten through grade 12 schools. Interested applicants must first submit a Letter of Intent; selected applicants are then invited to submit a full proposal. Letters should be submitted online.

Eligibility: Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award(s): Grants of $1,500 are awarded.
Deadline(s): Letters of Intent are accepted September 1 through October 31, 2017.
Focus: Environmental Education
Grade Level(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
21st Century
Themes and Skills:
Environmental Literacy, Health Literacy
State(s): National

Recycle Bowl Competition

Sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, Inc.

Website: https://www.kab.org/recycle-bowl/why-recycle-bowl
Contact: Keep America Beautiful, Inc.

Email: info@recycle-bowl.org; or use the online contact form.

Description: The Keep America Beautiful, Inc. Recycle-Bowl Competition invites all kindergarten through grade 12 schools in the United States to recycle for the chance to win prizes and receive national recognition. The competition seeks to establish new recycling programs within schools, increase or improve recycling rates in schools that currently recycle, and provide teachers and students educational opportunities about recycling and waste reduction.

The competition is separated into three divisions: the School Division (statewide competition only), the Community Division (national competition only), and the District Division (national competition only). The source of the recycled materials determines the division in which a school or district competes. Schools that only count acceptable recyclables collected within school compete in the School Division. Schools that also collect recyclables in the community, including from students’ homes, compete in the Community Division. Whole school districts that are unable to break out recycling data for each individual school can compete nationally against other school districts in the District Division, counting only acceptable items generated by the district. Interested participants should check the competition section of the competition website for lists of acceptable and unacceptable materials and guidance on data tracking and reporting.

Schools may also take part in the Recycle-Bowl Competition in an Open Division or Bragging Rights Division, though they are not eligible for prizes. See the website for information on Open Division and Bragging Rights Division participation.

Eligibility: Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award(s): Awards vary.
Deadline(s): Schools must register by October 13, 2017.
Focus: Environmental Education, General Education
Grade Level(s): 6-8, 9-12, 3-5, K-2
Content Area(s): Science
21st Century
Themes and Skills:
Environmental Literacy
State(s): National

Bay Watershed Education and Training Grant


Sponsored by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Website: http://www.noaa.gov/office-education/bwet/apply
Contact: New England
Colleen Coogan and Deirdre Kimball, NOAA Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office
Phone: 978.281.9181 (Colleen Coogan); 978.281.9290 (Deirdre Kimball)
Email: colleen.coogan@noaa.gov; deirdre.kimball@noaa.gov
Description: Bay Watershed and Education Training (B-WET) is an environmental education program promoting locally relevant learning in the kindergarten through grade 12 environment. The main delivery of B-WET is through funding that promotes Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) for students and related professional development for teachers. The program promotes environmental literacy in society and helps individuals understand, protect, and restore watersheds and related ecosystems. The MWEEs for students in the B-WET program include the following:
• Teacher participation for the duration of the experience.
• Integration with classroom curriculum.
• Use of the local context for learning.
• Experiences are a set of activities over time.
• Enhanced by NOAA assets, including personnel and resources.

MWEEs reflect an integrated approach to learning and involve the use of materials, resources, and instruments that address multiple subjects. Selected experiences driven by academic learning standards connect students with their watershed, help reinforce an ethic of responsible citizenship, and promote academic achievement.

Teachers should gain confidence in the value of MWEEs and strategies for conducting them so that they will conduct MWEEs after the program has ended. The following elements are recommended for professional development to support teachers implementing MWEEs:
• Increases in teacher knowledge and awareness of environmental issues.
• Models environmental education pedagogy.
• Allows for adequate instruction time.
• Provides ongoing teacher support and appropriate incentives.
• Meets jurisdictional guidelines for effective teacher professional development.

B-WET offers regional funding opportunities in seven regions: California, Chesapeake Bay, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, New England, and the Pacific Northwest. The regions have different deadlines for their programs. Public and independent kindergarten through grade 12 schools and school systems, institutions of higher education, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, state or local government agencies, and Indian tribal governments are eligible to apply. Cost sharing is not required, however, the NOAA strongly encourages applicants to share as much of the cost as possible. Applications may be submitted electronically. For further information and deadlines, please contact the appropriate local NOAA officer.Eligibility:Public, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations), PrivateAward(s):Awards vary.Deadline(s):Deadlines for proposals vary by region. Gulf of Mexico applications are due November 3, 2017. Check the website for deadlines of the current year.Focus:Environmental Education, General Education, Professional DevelopmentGrade Level(s):K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Adult, Higher Ed21st Century
Themes and Skills:
Environmental LiteracyState(s):Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Grant Application: We NHEEd to Get Outside

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Grant Guidelines

This grant is provided to NH schools or 501c3 non-profit organizations that work with children who need funding to provide hands-on, experiential, outdoor field trip opportunities. These trips should be educational, but could be to a range of locations (nature center, museum, state park, mountain) and must include an outdoor, experiential component. The trip needn’t be science-focused: environmental education is interdisciplinary, and we would love to see trips that engage the environment in creative ways through various subjects. The grant money can be used to cover transportation costs and/or student entry or program fees when applicable. We anticipate awarding grants in the range of $200-$500, but the amount of funding we award can grow if other businesses, organizations or individuals donate to our NHEEd to Get Outside field trip funding program, so please consider asking an environmentally-friendly business or organization near you to get involved!

Applications are due December 1, 2017 for field trips occurring in the 2018 fiscal year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2018).
Who are we, and why are we giving away money?

We are NH Environmental Educators. Our mission is to advocate for high quality environmental education in New Hampshire, and to provide a forum for networking and professional development for environmental education. We are collaborating with the NH Children in Nature Coalition to implement an Environmental Literacy Plan for NH, a key component of which is “ensuring environmental literacy through funding and support” (Key Area 5, NH ELP). We want to make sure that all students have access to the outdoors during every season, at every grade level, through multiple subject areas, as well as through field experiences at nonformal Environmental Education centers and in their schoolyards. It is our hope that these funds will help to move schools and students toward these goals of environmental literacy, and result in healthier, happier and more engaged teachers, students and schools. Here is a copy of the NH Environmental Literacy Plan (ELP):


Please look through this to identify how your intended trip outcomes might align with the goals of the Environmental Literacy Plan.

Toshiba America Foundation

Grants for Grades K-5

Sponsored by Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Group Companies, Toshiba America Foundation

Website: http://www.toshiba.com/taf/k5.jsp
Contact: Toshiba America Foundation
Program Office
1251 Ave. of the Americas 41st Fl.
New York, NY 10020

Phone: 212.596.0620

Description: The Toshiba America Foundation offers grants to elementary-level teachers for projects that focus on improving science and mathematics education. The goal is to provide teachers with additional funding to support innovative ideas for hands-on classroom projects.

Applications must be for project-based learning. Funds may be used for project materials only. Summer programs, after-school projects, and independent study projects are not eligible for funding. In addition, requests solely for computers are not considered.

Any kindergarten through grade 5 teacher in a public or private (not for profit) school is eligible. Applicants may contact the foundation via phone to discuss their project ideas before submitting a proposal. Applicants must complete a short questionnaire in order to access the online application.

Eligibility: Public, Private, Charter
Award(s): Grants up to $1,000 are awarded.
Deadline(s): Applications are due October 1, annually.
Focus: STEM, Technology, Technology Ed
Grade Level(s): 3-5, K-2
Content Area(s): Mathematics, Science
21st Century
Themes and Skills:
Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
State(s): National


Lowe’s Small Toolbox for Education Grant Program

Lowe’s Small Toolbox for Education Grant Program

Sponsored by Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation

Website: http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/hta.html
Contact: Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation
c/o PTO Today
100 Stonewall Blvd. Ste. 3
Wrentham, MA 02093

Phone: 800.644.3561 ext. 7
Email: info@toolboxforeducation.com (For questions); schools@toolboxforeducation.com (To add a school to the Lowe’s database)

Description: The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) provides the tools to help educators and parent groups through educational challenges by providing the greatest impact, with basic necessities being the priority. The foundation focuses on public and charter education as well as community improvement projects. Projects should fall into one of the following categories: technology upgrades; tools for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs; facility renovations; and safety improvements.

Eligible applicants are public and charter kindergarten through grade 12 schools or nonprofit parent groups associated with a public kindergarten through grade 12 school. There are two grant cycles each school year. Only one application may be submitted per school for any given grant period. In order to submit an application, schools must be in the Lowe’s database. Applicants should review the Pre-Application Checklist, available on the website, in order to successfully complete the application process.

Eligibility: Public, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations), Charter
Award(s): Awards range from $2,000 to $5,000 per school.
Deadline(s): Applications are due September 29, 2017.
Focus: Community Involvement, Engineering, Facilities/Maintenance, STEM, Technology, Technology Ed
Grade Level(s): 9-12, K-2, 6-8, 3-5
Content Area(s): Mathematics, Science
State(s): National


The John Snow Memorial Trust Educational Grants

The John Snow Memorial Trust Educational Grants

Sponsored by The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust

Website: http://johnbensnow.org/john-ben-snow-memorial-trust/
Contact: The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust
50 Presidential Plz. Ste. 106
Syracuse, NY 13202

Phone: 315.471.5256
Email: info@johnbensnow.org

Description: The Memorial Trust responds to the ever-changing needs of various segments of the population, especially to the needs of young people and people who are disadvantaged either physically or economically. Education is one of the primary funding areas, in addition to arts and culture, community development, environment, historic preservation, journalism, disabilities and universal access, and youth initiatives. Under the education program, support is given to organizations that provide educational opportunities or academic assistance to individuals who demonstrate an intellectual aptitude as well as financial need. Examples include scholarships, fellowships, academic counseling, and services. It is the Trust’s general policy to give preference to proposals seeking funds for new or enhanced programs; one-time, short-term grants to sustain a program until funding is stabilized; matching grants used to encourage the participation of other donors; and “last dollars” towards a capital campaign.

Previous funding has supported summer learning programs, training for minority low-income students, scholarship support for universities and colleges, and an education finance program.

Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) organizations. Interested applicants must first submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI). Select applicants are then invited to submit a full proposal. LOIs must be submitted online. The Trustees periodically consider off-cycle grant proposals between July 15 and December 1 for projects whose timing does not fall within the annual grant cycle. Grant seekers must contact the Trust and obtain approval prior to submitting an off-cycle grant proposal.

Eligibility: Public, Private, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award(s): Awards range from $10,000 to $25,000.
Deadline(s): Letters of Inquiry are due January 1, annually. Invited applications are due April 1, annually.
Focus: At Risk, Scholarships/Fellowships, Special Needs, Underserved Populations
Grade Level(s): 6-8, 9-12, Higher Ed, 3-5, K-2, PreK
State(s): National