Grants

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 http://stemgrants.com/
STEM finity http://www.stemfinity.com/STEM-Education-Grants


CA State Funding Sources

CA Teacher’s Union http://www.teacherdrivenchange.org/grants-by-subject/
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 http://www.sfedfund.org/


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 http://stemgrants.com/florida-power-light-offers-2500-grants-energy-education/
First Energy Corp https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/dam/community/files/STEM-Grant-Application.pdf
Bonneville Power https://www.bpa.gov/PublicInvolvement/CommunityEducation/Pages/Education-Grants.aspx
Energy.gov http://energy.gov/eere/education/opportunities-k-12-students
Illinois Clean Energy http://www.illinoiscleanenergy.org/how-to-apply/


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

Toyota http://www.toyota.com/usa/community/articles/community_grants_foundation.html
Honda http://corporate.honda.com/america/philanthropy.aspx?id=ahf
Ford
https://www.fordblueovalnetwork.org/stem-community-challenge


Environmental Grants for Teachers

Toolkits http://www.eeweek.org/toolkits/grants-awards


Century Link/Qwest

K-12 Educational Instruction Grants http://www.centurylink.com/Pages/AboutUs/Community/Foundation/


ING Unsung Heroes Award

Heroes Award Program https://www.voya.com/


Lumina Foundation

Innovation Grants https://www.luminafoundation.org/search?q=grants


Mildred V. Horn Foundation

Kentucky area Grants http://www.cnpe.org/cga/grant_makers/19


Kinder Morgan Foundation

STEM Grants http://www.kindermorgan.com/pages/community/km_foundation_guidelines.aspx


Walmart and Sam’s Giving Program

Community Grants http://giving.walmart.com/foundation


Rural and Low Income School Program

Education Through Technology http://www2.ed.gov/programs/reaprlisp/index.html


State Farm Companies Foundation

Good Neighbor Program https://www.statefarm.com/about-us/community/education-programs/grants-scholarships/company-grants/


AT&T Foundations Fund

Aspire Diversity in Education & Workplace about.att.com/content/csr/home/people/aspire.html


Wells Fargo Foundation

Community Investment https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/charitable/index.jhtml


Digital Wish

Teacher’s Technology Wishlists http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/grant_awards


NASA Education

NASA Explorer’s School Project http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/about/index.html


Ed-Tech Program

Technology In Schools Program http://www2.ed.gov/programs/edtech/index.html


Whirlpool Foundation

Educational Grants http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com/whirlpool-foundation/


Kroger Foundation

Educational Grants http://www.thekrogerco.com/community/kroger-foundation


Lockheed Martin Foundation

STEM Grants http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/who-we-are/community/philanthropy.html


Computers for Learning

Surplus Computers http://computersforlearning.gov/


Corning Foundation

Community Service Grants http://www.corningincfoundation.org/


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.