The following are resources you may contact directly:

Perkins & Federal Funding Sources

Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act
231 & 232 Funds
Title 1 Funds – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Part A)
Title 2 Funds
Title 5 – Innovative Strategies 

STEM Grants

STEM Grants
STEM finity

CA State Funding Sources

CA Teacher’s Union
District General Funds
District CTE SB 70 or SB 1070
Quality Education Investment Act of 2006 (QEIA Funds)
California Partnership Academy Funds
San Francisco Education Fund

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Grants

Types and locations of PLTW grants for schools.
AR, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MN, MO, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, WI: Bemis Grant Opportunity
IN: Corporate Partnership for Economic Growth (CPEG)
GA: Goizueta Foundation School Grant Competition
VA: Leidos Grant Opportunity
NATIONAL: Verizon & PLTW Grant
Register & Apply here

US DOE & Utilities

We have connections with many of the US DOE/ Clean Cities offices and public utility companies around the country.
Florida Power & Light
First Energy Corp
Bonneville Power
Illinois Clean Energy

Corporate Sponsorship

SmarterSTEM has worked with large corporate sponsors to assist schools in funding their projects.  We can explore these possibilities with you and your school.

Auto Manufacturers


Environmental Grants for Teachers


Century Link/Qwest

K-12 Educational Instruction Grants

ING Unsung Heroes Award

Heroes Award Program

Lumina Foundation

Innovation Grants

Mildred V. Horn Foundation

Kentucky area Grants

Kinder Morgan Foundation

STEM Grants

Walmart and Sam’s Giving Program

Community Grants

Rural and Low Income School Program

Education Through Technology

State Farm Companies Foundation

Good Neighbor Program

AT&T Foundations Fund

Aspire Diversity in Education & Workplace

Wells Fargo Foundation

Community Investment

Digital Wish

Teacher’s Technology Wishlists

NASA Education

NASA Explorer’s School Project

Ed-Tech Program

Technology In Schools Program

Whirlpool Foundation

Educational Grants

Kroger Foundation

Educational Grants

Lockheed Martin Foundation

STEM Grants

Computers for Learning

Surplus Computers

Corning Foundation

Community Service Grants

Crowd Funding

SmarterSTEM can put together a crowd funding campaign specifically for you. We help you build and execute your campaign by providing story boards, scripts, video and the most effective communication steps to reach parents and other members in your community. We can even make and edit a video for your school.

Crowdfunding Goals

1. Target (school or educational entity to place coursework)
2. Collaboration (school agrees to crowd-fund and allows us to help, we can accomplish this in one 30-minute meeting).
3. Training (we train them how to create the campaign, or better- do it with them…this includes scripts and story board of what video they need to shoot, how to edit it and sequence it)
4. Create intimacy (in video under ten mins, we incorporate their particular campus, and faces, interview with particulars about benefits for that school). If you do not do this it will likely compromise the success of this project.
5. Create urgency (we add a timeline in order to facilitate a timely submission and response).
6. Direct campaign submission. It is far better if schools submit under their name, this way we can multiply our ability to do this over multiple schools.
7. Marketing (email message lists of parents, students, admins, instructors, local community and alumni; this is another phase where we can assist schools).

Please call or write for assistance, 888-881-8404 or email for info.