Grant Opportunities for Charter Schools – July 2021

This post includes grant opportunities with deadlines starting in August and September 2021. 

EdTec is here to help your school secure additional funding for day-to-day operations or special projects. We’ve put together a list of regional and national grant opportunities currently available to charter schools. See below for more information.

If you’re interested in receiving timely information about upcoming grant opportunities, sign up for the EdTec grants newsletter here.

Nationwide Grant Opportunities

Classics for Kids Foundation

Purpose: Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and K-12 schools to equip music programs with musical instruments. The applicant organization must show evidence of need and a commitment to raising matching funds. The Foundation offers matching grants for all of the instruments in the string family (including guitars and ukuleles).
Grant Amount: Varies
Deadline: September 30, 2021
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P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education

Purpose: Grants of up to $1,000 to USA educators for projects that enhance educational programs through art. Funding is intended to cover costs associated with visual art supplies and materials. The purpose of the grant program is to assist teachers in establishing or maintaining an effective learning tool using the visual arts within the school day. The grant money awarded is specifically for acquisition of visual art supplies. Examples are paint, clay, modeling materials, tiles, markers, pencils, and paper, to name a few. The grant is intended to provide hands-on opportunities for the students to explore art in a variety of applications.
Grant Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: September 30, 2021
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ELATE James Moffet Memorial Award

Purpose: Grants of up to $1,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for educational engineering activities and events for youth. Priority will be given to events, programs, and activities geared toward underserved K-12 students. Funding is intended to provide hands-on learning experiences that inspire an interest and understanding of engineering and take place in or around Engineers Week.
Grant Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: September 19, 2021
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National Society of High School Scholars – DEI Teaching Grant

Purpose: Grants of $1,500 to high school teachers to benefit students in diverse populations. Funding is intended to assist educators who serve in rural areas, as well as for teachers involved in inclusion and diversity programs for their school or community. Grants may be used to support expenses for field trips, materials, supplies, and other instructional resources used to assist with course delivery.
Grant Amount: $1,500
Deadline: September 15, 2021
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National Society of High School Scholars – AP Educator Grant

Purpose: Grants of $1,000 to educators to improve the instruction of advanced placement classes. Interested applicants must register as an educator with the funding source prior to applying. Funding is intended to support field trips, supplies, materials, and other items that will help supplement the delivery of courses throughout the academic year. Funds may be used to assist high school teachers in any subject.
Grant Amount: $1,000
Deadline: September 15, 2021
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Tomberg Family Philanthropies

Purpose: Grants of up to $15,000 for impactful projects. Applicants must submit a Letter of Inquiry prior to submitting a full proposal. Focus areas for programs include the alleviation of poverty and education. The Foundation seeks opportunities such as pilot programs, support of a new program, capacity building, a demonstration project, an evaluation, an expansion of an existing project with demonstrable results into a new geographic area or market, and similar types of projects. A pilot is the first delivery of a new program or offering intended to serve as a test of the program; test results from the pilot inform the decision to continue delivering the program as is, or with changes.
Grant Amount: Up to $15,000
Deadline: September 7, 2021 (LOI); December 13, 2021 (Full Application)
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Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE

Purpose: Grants of up to $750 to early-career middle school and high school teachers to attend an annual literature workshop. Grant funds may be used to cover the registration fee and provide assistance with travel and accommodations. Funding is intended to enable teachers to attend the ALAN workshop in Denver, Colorado. The grants provide funding for two classroom teachers in middle school or high school each year.
Grant Amount: Up to $750
Deadline: September 1, 2021
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Preventing School Violence: Bureau of Justice Assistance’s STOP Violence Program

Purpose: Grants to improve school safety. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. This program furthers the Department’s mission by supporting and assisting county, local, territorial, and tribal jurisdictions in improving efforts to reduce violent crime in and around schools.
Grant Amount: Varies
Deadline: August 2, 2021 (grants.gov); August 16, 2021 (JustGrants)
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Road Runners Club of America – Kids Run the Nation Grant

Purpose: Grants of up to $1,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, running clubs, and elementary and middle schools to implement structured youth athletic programs. Funding is intended for either new and existing programs. Eligible programs are those that provide more than just a one-time event and should be running programs that ideally utilize the RRCA’s Kids Run the Nation youth running curriculum.
Grant Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: August 1, 2021
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American Honda Foundation

Purpose: Grants of up to $75,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, public school districts, and private and public elementary and secondary schools for children’s and youth education programs. Priority areas of funding include the environment, literacy, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and job training. Youth is defined as pre-natal through 21 years of age. The Foundation seeks programs and organizations with a well-defined sense of purpose, demonstrated commitment to making the best use of available resources, and a reputation for accomplishing their objectives. 
Grant Amount: Up to $75,000
Deadline: August 1, 2021
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California Grant Opportunities

 

Teichert Foundation

Purpose: Grants to nonprofit organizations based in Central and Northern California counties, government agencies, and public agencies for a wide range of projects that benefit the community in eligible regions. Requests for specific purposes will be given preference over requests for general operating expenses. Applicants must be located in counties in which Teichert Construction and Teichert Aggregates do business.
Grant Amount: Varies
Deadline: August 27, 2021
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The Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation

Purpose: Grants to California nonprofit organizations for activities that address community needs in eligible counties. Funding is intended to promote charitable, educational, literary, religious, and scientific purposes. Previously funded charitable causes include social services for the homeless, low-income housing, and religious, public, and private school education.
Grant Amount: Varies
Deadline: August 13, 2021
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Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation

Purpose: Grants to California nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit communities. A letter of inquiry is required before submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended for environmental and arts education for youth and children, for programs that promote health and the environment, and to advance chamber and symphonic music.
Grant Amount: Varies
Deadline: August 2, 2021
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Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation

Purpose: Grants to California nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to support programs in the areas of health and medicine, education, the arts, the development and mentoring of youth (under 21 years old), and environmental awareness activities. A letter of intent must be submitted before applying. Programs must benefit Los Angeles County residents.
Grant Amount: Varies
Deadline: August 1, 2021 (LOI); October 1, 2021 (Full Application)
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Kinder Morgan Foundation

Purpose: Grants of up to $20,000 to Conord- and Carson-based nonprofit organizations and schools in eligible locations for academic and arts education programs serving K-12 youth. Funding is intended to support programs that benefit underserved populations, including minorities and girls. Priority will be given to STEM programs. Applicants must be located within 30 miles of the funding source’s selected areas of operations or benefit youth in those areas. Eligible uses of funds are for program support only. Programs must serve more than 500 underserved youth in grades K-12 and have a proven track record of success.
Grant Amount: Up to $20,000
Deadline: August 1, 2021
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If you’re interested in receiving timely information about upcoming grant opportunities, sign up for the EdTec grants newsletter here. EdTec can also provide support with grant writing – reach out to our grants specialist to discuss your school’s needs!

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