Grant Opportunities for Charter Schools – Fall 2023

This post includes grant opportunities with deadlines in October 2023.

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

If you want timely information about upcoming grant opportunities, sign up for the EdTec grants newsletter here.

Nationwide Grant Opportunities

Knowles Teacher Initiative, Knowles Teaching Fellowship

Purpose: Fellowships to USA early-career teachers to participate in a professional development program to advance their teaching careers in high school-level mathematics and science. Selected fellows will receive stipends and grants, mentoring and coaching, and networking resources, and may receive funding for participation in college courses, teacher workshops, conferences, and internships. Funding is intended for teachers in the disciplines of mathematics, physics, biology, and/or chemistry. Knowles Teaching Fellowships are explicitly designed to support beginning high school teachers; hence the Foundation is seeking candidates who are committed to working with adolescents and teaching math or science at the high school level.

Deadline: October 13, 2023
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Purpose: Grants to USA nonprofit and youth organizations, schools, and parks departments to purchase outdoor recreational equipment. The purpose of this program is to help promote physical activity, reduce childhood obesity, and encourage play for all. This special matching fund offer applies to PowerScape (including Altus and Spire Towers), PrimeTime (including Odyssey), Xscape, IONiX, Modern City, and Stadium, as well as select Challenge Courses and THRIVE fitness systems.

Deadline: October 20, 2023
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Veterans of Foreign Wars National Citizenship Education Teacher Award

Purpose: Awards of $3,000 and in-kind support to USA K-12 teachers to recognize excellence and dedication in teaching students topics related to civic responsibility. Eligible candidates are those that conduct activities that educate students about beliefs and values that are essential to democracy. One elementary school, middle school, and high school teacher will be selected at the national level. Teachers who promote flag etiquette, civic responsibility, and patriotism are prime candidates for the award. In addition to cash awards, winners will receive commemorative plaques and all-expenses-paid trips to the VFW National Convention.

Deadline: October 31, 2023
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California Grant Opportunities

SVCREATES, ArtsEdConnect

Purpose:Grants of up to $500, grants of up to $2,500, and grants of up to $3,000 to California K-12 teachers in eligible regions to support arts programs. Funding is intended to enrich students’ arts experience by providing teachers with needed materials and supplies and by creating opportunities for students to engage in arts activities and field trips. Eligible teachers are located in Santa Clara County.

Deadline: October 5, 2023
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Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Outreach Foundation, Building STEAM Classrooms Initiative

Purpose: In-kind support to California K-12 teachers in eligible regions for supplies related to STEM classes. Any number of teachers from the same school may apply for assistance. All materials received through the program must support STEM classwork. All funding is to benefit students and teachers in the Greater Bay Area, including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma counties. The Synopsys Outreach Foundation works to ignite interest, nurture potential, and empower all K-12 students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In order to do this, they collaborate with Greater Bay Area education stakeholders and community partners to provide equitable and inclusive opportunities in project-based STEM.

Deadline: October 15, 2023
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Georgia Grant Opportunities

Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Conservation Section, Conservation Teacher of the Year Grant

Purpose: Grant of $1,000 to a Georgia teacher to implement an educational life science project for K-5 students. Funding is intended to support programs related to wildlife and their ecosystems and habitats. The goal of the grant program is to assist an elementary school teacher (including science specialists) who demonstrate exceptional energy and innovation in teaching life sciences. Although this grant emphasizes life science, cross-curricular teaching is highly encouraged. Prospective teachers must use Georgia’s native animals, plants, and habitats as the context for covering Georgia Standards of Excellence. Preference will be given to teachers who demonstrate creativity in project design and take learning outside, as well as projects that could not be funded otherwise. Teaching may take place in person (on school grounds) or virtually (online).

Deadline: October 16, 2023
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Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Owner’s Association

Purpose: Grants of $1,000, grant of $10,000, and grant of $20,000 to Georgia organizations and educators for programs that benefit K-12 students in eligible counties. Funding is intended for a range of projects, including educational initiatives, community services, arts and sports activities, technology, and mentorship and empowerment programs. Projects must take place in the Greater Atlanta area and benefit students in one of the following counties: Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Meriwether, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding and Walton. Qualifying activities include the following, as long as need is demonstrated: Arts activities, Education initiatives, Mentorship and empowerment programs, After-school programs, Community service, Sports activities, Technology

Deadline: October 20, 2023
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GA 100 Initiative: Community Mini Soccer Fields Program

Purpose: Grants to Georgia nonprofit organizations and K-12 schools for the construction or enhancement of athletic fields. The purpose of the program is to benefit underresourced communities by increasing access to safe sports and building interest in the game of soccer. Funding may be used for the creation of new fields or for improvements to existing facilities.

Deadline: October 30, 2023
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If you want 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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