Grant Resources

At Studentreasures, we believe every child deserves a memory that lasts forever. Our goal is to help as many students as possible across the country become published authors. We pride ourselves on creating memories and cherished keepsakes through these one-of-a-kind books, so, we’ve compiled some helpful resources for you to apply for grants. Click the tabs below to view a list of grants we’ve found that are available to you for your publishing project.

 

National Education Grants
Grant Name: W.K Kellogg Foundation

Grant info:

      • WKKF wants all children to live a full life with high-quality, early childhood experiences, to grow up in homes with families that have stable, high-quality jobs, and to live in a community where they are nurtured. Our grant making supports thriving children, working families and equitable communities. And we continuously learn from our investments and recognize innovation as a catalyst for success.

Deadline: N/A

Apply here

Proud Authors: here are some book ideas to get you started on writing ideas for this grant.


Grant Name: The Joyce Foundation Grant

Grant info:

      • Our program areas are Culture, Democracy, Education, Employment, Environment, Gun Violence Prevention and the Joint Fund for Education and Employment. We focus our grant making on initiatives that promise to have an impact on the Great Lakes region, specifically the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Generally, we do not support capital proposals, endowment campaigns, religious activities, commercial ventures, direct service programs, or scholarships.

Deadline:  August 7, 2020 and November 2019

 More information here

Apply here

Proud Authors: here are some book ideas to get you started on writing ideas for this grant.

      • What a cute book about When We Grow Up by Mrs. Dennis and Mrs. Simpson’s Kindergarten Class

Grant Name: Penguin Random House; Teacher Awards for Literacy

Grant info: (must meet all or some)

      • Teachers who foster a passion and love of reading in students through programs and curriculum that are innovative, original and have measurable success. Innovative can be defined as, but not limited to, multi-media, interdisciplinary or interactive.
      • Teachers who take risks in presenting books and literature to students in a unique way.
      • Teachers who are committed to reluctant readers and are visionary in their methods of reaching them.
      • Teachers who create distinctive programs and activities that support and promote a community of readers.

Deadline: June 1, 2020

More Information Here

Apply here

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Grant Name: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators; Amber Brown Grant

 Grant info:

      • Awarded annually to one school – includes a visit by a children’s author/illustrator to encourage children to read and write – eligible to preK-12th Grade – public, private, charter, and parochial schools. You also receive a $250.00 stipend and $250.00 worth of books by the visiting author/illustrator.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted from November 1 – April 15

Apply here

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Grant Name: Association of American Educators Foundation: Classroom Grant

Grant info:

      • Grants are available for up to $500 and can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, book making supplies, and art supplies. Funds must be used within 1 year of the application deadline.

Deadline: Autumn: October 1, 2019 and Spring: March 1, 2020

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Grant Name: The NEA Foundation: Student Achievement Grants

Grant info:

  • 2,000 and 5,000 grants are available to current members of the Nation Education Association that are in public schools. This funding has successfully provided funding to thousands of educators to enable them to take the lead on a wide range of projects to improve student learning.

Deadline:

  • First Deadline: February 1st
  • Second Deadline: June 1st
  • Third Deadline: October 15th

Apply here

Proud Authors:

      •  The Power of Yet by Mrs. King’s class has a great lesson in not giving up.

      Grant Name: Crayola; Creative Leadership Grant

      Grant info:

      • Championing creativity in learning through arts infused education. The program provides grants for innovative, creative leadership team building within elementary/middle schools. Submit your application for the opportunity to receive a grant to help build your school’s creative capacity. Each grant-winning school (up to 20 grants awarded) receives $2,500 and Crayola products valued at $1,000(the principal must be a member of NAESP)

      Deadline: June 22, 2020

      Apply here

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      Grant Name: NCTE; James Moffett Award for Teacher Research

      Grant info:

      • NCTE’s Conference on English Education, in conjunction with the National Writing Project, offers this grant to support teacher research projects that further the spirit and scholarship of James Moffett. Moffett, a great champion of the voices of K-12 teachers, focused on such ideas as the necessity of student-centered curricula, writing across the curriculum, alternatives to standardized testing, and spiritual growth in education and life.

      Deadline: September 19, 2019

       Apply here

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      Grant Name: Toshiba America Foundation Grant

      Grant info K-5

      • Teachers are invited to apply on-line for a $1,000 Toshiba America Foundation grant to help bring an innovative hands-on project into their own classroom. With a Toshiba America Foundation grant, elementary teachers can bring their best new teaching ideas to life.
      • Do you teach in an elementary school classroom?
      • Do you have an innovative idea for improving math or science instruction in your classroom?
      • Is your idea project based learning with measurable outcomes?
      • What do you need to make learning math and science fun for your students?

      Deadline: Applications for Grades K-5 grants are accepted once a year on October 1st (or first business day of October).

      Apply here

      Grant info 612

      • Classroom Innovators! Toshiba America Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students.
    • Grades 6-12 Grant requests for $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis, throughout the calendar year.
    • Grades 6-12 Grant requests for $5,000 or more are accepted and reviewed twice a year – June 1st and November 1st.

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    Grant Name: American Library Association; I Love My Librarian Award

    Grant info:

  • Honor librarians who have made a positive impact at their school – 10 awardees receive $5,000 cash prizes.

Deadline: N/A
More information here
Apply here

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Grant Name: Walmart Foundation; Community Grant Program

Grant info:

  • Organizations must submit an online application to be considered for funding.
  • Applications may be submitted at any time during this funding cycle. Please note that applications will only remain active in our system for 90 days, and at the end of this period they will be automatically rejected.
  • Organizations may only submit and/or receive 25 applications.

Deadline: The 2019 grant cycle begins February 15, 2019 and the application deadline is December 31, 2019.

More information here
Apply here

Proud Authors: here are some book ideas to get you started on writing ideas for this grant.


Grant Name: P. Buckley Moss Foundation Grant

 Grant info:

  • Awarded yearly for a grant up to $1,000 to support a new or evolving program that integrates the arts into educational programming – to use arts in teaching children who learn differently.

Deadline: September 30, 2019

Apply here

Mail application to the following address:

P. Buckley Moss Foundation
ATTN: Grants Committee

74 Poplar Grove Lane
<Mathews, VA 23109
 Proud Authors:

Check out this bookWe Are Experts written by Mrs. Manuel’s Class.

Grant Name: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Grants

 Grant info:

  • Oodles and Oodles of grants and awards given to educators K-12th grade to support mathematics taught in all curriculum areas. Grants are awarded to NCTM members. Applications are submitted online.

Deadline: November 1, 2019.

Apply here

Proud Authors:

  • Math Along the Way… Math Everyday by Miss T. Pruett’s 1st Grade Class is a great lesson in recognizing how math influences our lives in every way – even writing!
  • Check out Millions of Bugs by Lacy J. Miles! It’s an adventure about bugs but can teach about place value too!

Grant Name: Verizon Foundation Grant

 Grant Info:

  • Awarded to educators for K-12 to fund STEM education and domestic violence education and prevention for youth, women and older adults. Applicants need to contact their local community relations manager to see whether the school is eligible to apply and learn other ways to get involved in your community.

<ahttps://www.verizon.com/about/responsibility/grant-requirements”>Click here to locate your local community relations manager.

More information here

 Proud Authors:

  • Here’s a great project idea to incorporate math into your writing curriculum. Math Power by Mrs. Correa’s 3rd Grade Class – check it out!
  • Read Super Science by Mrs. Correa’s 3rd Grade Class for ideas how to incorporate science into your writing curriculum.

Grant Name: National Weather Association Foundation; Sol Hirsch Education Fund Grants

 Grant info:

  • Sol Hirsch Education Fund Grants are awarded annually to teachers/educators of grades K-12 to help improve the education of their students, their school, and/or their community in the science of meteorology. The grants were established in 1994 thanks to the generosity of former National Weather Association Executive Director Sol Hirsch and many NWA members, and were transferred to the National Weather Association Foundation in 2017.
  • Purchase scientific materials and/or equipment for the classroom, school or community.
  • Begin new school and/or community science outreach and education programs.
  • Enhance and/or expand existing meteorology/science education programs.
  • Attend accredited courses, workshops, and/or conferences related to meteorology that will significantly enhance their teaching activities.

Deadline:  Spring 2020

Apply here

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Grant Name: National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

 Grant info:

  • Supports individual faculty or staff members at Hispanic-Serving Institutions
  • Designed to be flexible

Deadline: April 8, 2020 for project beginning February 1, 2021

More information here

Apply here

Proud Authors:

  • Learning about diversity is important to Ashley Mewshaw. Read her book Fruit Salad and see how you can incorporate it into your writing lesson.
  • Did You Know by Ms. Kaczor’s Class is written in English and Spanish for families to share at home.

 Grant Name: Captain Planet Foundation Grant

 Grant info:

  • The Captain Planet Foundation will fund as many projects as its annual resources allow.
  • Grants are made for activities that conform to the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation and MUST have all four of the following to be considered for funding:
  • Be project-based;
  • Projects must be performed by youth;
  • Projects must have real environmental outcomes
  • Be based in the United States.

Deadline:

  • Cycle 1: Opens September 15, 2019 and Closes January 15, 2020;
  • Cycle 2: Opens March 15, 2020 and Closes July 15, 2020.

    More information here

    Apply here

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    Grant Name: Voya; Unsung Heroes Grant

     Grant info:

    • Awarded annually to 100 educators of K-12 to help fund innovative class projects.

    Deadline: April 30, 2020

    More information here

    Apply here

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    Grant Name: Voya; Unsung Heroes Grant

     Grant info:

    • Awarded annually to 100 educators of K-12 to help fund innovative class projects.

    Deadline: April 30, 2020

    More information here

    Apply here

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    Grant Name: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: National History Teacher of the Year
     Grant info:

    • Awarded annually to any full-time educator of grades K-12 who teaches American history (including state and local history). State and National History Teacher awards are given out yearly.

    Deadline: 

    • Deadline for 2020 nominations: March 31, 2020
    • Deadline for 2020 nominees to submit supporting materials: April 30, 2020

    More information here

    Apply here

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    Grant Name: The Snapdragon Book Foundation
     Grant info:

    • Each year, Snapdragon funds worthy projects in K-12 schools across the country.

    Deadline:  Applications for 2020 will be available via the website in November, 2019. The application will be posted each November. Applications may be submitted between November and February. Please see the application for the precise deadline. It changes slightly each year according to the calendar 2019.

    More information here

    Apply here

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    Grant Name: National Geographic Society Grant

     Grant info:

    • The National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest. National Geographic Society grant-funded projects should be bold, innovative, and transformative.

    Deadline

    • January 9, 2019 for decision by May 2019
    • April 10, 2019 for decision by August 2019
    • July 10, 2019 for decision by November 2019
    • October 9, 2019 for decision by February 2020

    More information here

    Apply here

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Grant Name: International Literacy Association: Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Grant
 Grant info:

  • The International Literacy Association (ILA) Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Grant is an annual $2,500 award that honors an outstanding mainstream K-8 classroom teacher dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of reading and writing. At least 60 percent of the school’s students must qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Deadline: March 15, 2019
More information here

Apply here

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Donor Name: Donors Choose

 Donor info:

  • We make it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.
  • Projects funded: 1,432,162
    Students helped: 34,055,702
    Teachers with projects funded: 509,651
    Donors Nationwide: 3,761,884

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 Donor Name: Adopt a Classroom

 Donor info:

  • All students deserve to have the tools they need to learn. Together, we make that possible.

More information here:  adoptaclassroom or adoptaclassroom-blog

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Donor Name: Go Fund Me

 Donor info:

  • The most trusted fundraising platform.

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Grant Name: Pets in the Classroom Grant

Grant info:

  • An educational grant program that provides financial support to teacher to purchase and maintain small animals in the classroom
  • It was established to provide children an opportunity to interact with pets – an experience that can help to shape their live for years to come
  • Deadline:

    • June 1st was the last day to apply for a grant for the 2018-19 school year. We will reopen for applications for the 2019-20 school year on August 1, 2019

    More information here

     Apply here

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