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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.

  • 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:

    More information here

    Apply here

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

     


    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: November, 2017,  December, 2017, April, 2018

     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: Walmart Foundation; Community Grant Program

    Grant info:

    • 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 2017 grant cycle begins 1, 2017 and the application deadline is Dec. 31, 2017.

    More information here

    Apply Here

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

     


    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: September 15, 2017

    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: 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, 2017 for the 2018-2019 school year

    Apply here

    Mail application to the following address:

    Buckley Moss Foundation
    ATTN:  Grants Committee
    74 Poplar Grove Lane
    Mathews, VA  23109

    Proud Authors:

     


    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: Will reopen for submission December 2017

    Apply here

    Proud Authors:

     


    Grant Name: National PTA; Mary Lou Anderson Arts Enhancement Grant
    Grant info:

    • The Mary Lou Anderson Arts Enhancement Grant provides up to $1,000 in matching funds to support local PTA arts projects within their school community.

    Deadline: Will reopen for submission January 2018 to March 2018

    Apply here

    Proud Authors:

     


    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

     Apply here

    Proud Authors:

     


    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: October 1st

    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.

    Apply here

    Proud Authors:

     


    Grant Name: American Honda Foundation Grant

     Grant info:

    • Help meet the needs of American society in the areas of youth and scientific education by awarding grants to nonprofits, while strategically assisting communities in deriving long-term benefits.
    • The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.
    • Funding priority goes to youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy.

     More information here

     Eligibility Quiz

     Proud Authors:

    • Read Super Science by Mrs. Correa’s 3rd Grade Class for ideas how to incorporate science into your writing curriculum.
  •  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: Varying due dates; latest one being May 4, 2018.

    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 manage to see whether the school is eligible to apply and learn other ways to get involved in your community.

    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: Open Spring 2018

    Apply here

    Proud Authors:

     


    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 11, 2018 for project beginning January, 2019

    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: N/A

    More information here

    Apply here

    Proud Authors:

     


    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, 2018

    More information here

    Apply here

     Proud Authors:


    Grant Name: Exelon Grants

     Grant info:

    • Awarded yearly to educators of K-12 especially math and science teachers focused on thinking differently about energy and themselves.

    DeadlineN/A

    More information here

    Apply 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!

     


    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: October 1, 2017 for decision by January 31, 2018

    • Future deadlines will occur on a quarterly basis.

    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: Deadline for the 2018 grant is January 15, 2018.

    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: 945,025  Dollars raised: $558,072,808    Students helped: 23,381,229 Teachers with projects funded: 364,556

    Sign up here

     


     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

    Sign up here

     


    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:

    • N/A

    More information here

     Apply here

     Proud Authors: