Funding Sources (Grants) Open to All Educators

Kids Gardening
Deadline: Ongoing

The National Gardening Association works with sponsoring companies and organizations to provide in-kind grants to projects that actively engage kids in the garden and improve the quality of life for their communities. For more information see the website at

Deadline: None – See Website

Adopt-A-Classroom invites the community into the classroom in support of teachers and their students. By adopting a classroom, donors form partnerships with specific classrooms providing financial and moral support. The result is a meaningful contribution to education in which donors experience the impact of their efforts and celebrate in a classroom’s success. Teachers please register your class at

Donors Choose
Deadline: Ongoing

Teachers ask for materials and experiences their students need to learn. A donor will choose to contribute to the classroom project they find most compelling. The students learn and then send the donor a personal thank-you letter and photos. For more information please see their website at

Scholastic Book Grants Program
Deadline: None – See Website

The Scholastic Book Grants Program is a corporate in-kind giving initiative that provides high-quality reading materials to children in need. The Company’s goal is to ensure that each of its book donations has a significant impact on fostering literacy. For more information please see their website:

Music is Revolution Grant
Deadline: October 15, January 15, April 15 (grant cycle)

The Music Is Revolution Foundation administers a mini-grant program for Music Is Revolution activities designed by teachers to implement, support, and/or improve their ability to provide quality music education for their students. Mini-grants up to $500 are available to teachers for music education activities of all types. For more information and grant application please visit

NEA Foundation’s Student Achievement Grants
Deadline: October 15 (annually)

NEA Foundation’s Student Achievement Grants provide $5,000 to improve the academic achievement of students by engaging in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. (These grants replace the Foundation’s Innovation Grants program, which has been discontinued.) For more information, please visit their website at

Captain Planet Foundation
Deadline: September 30, Dececember 31 and March 31 (annually)

The Captain Planet Foundation’s mission is to support and fund environmental, hands-on projects for children. Through environmental education and engagement, the foundation believes children gain significant understanding and appreciation of the world in which they live. There is no standard grant amount; generally, grants are between $250 and $2,500. For more information visit their website at

California Table Grape Commission
Deadline: Fall (see website)

The California Table Grape Commission is offering grants to educators in the table grape growing regions of California (the San Joaquin and Coachella Valleys). The grants support innovative teaching projects in the areas of math, science, agriculture, California history, art and health. Thirty-five grants with limits of $750 per grant will be awarded.

One Classroom A+ A Time
Deadline: Varies

All K-12 grade Kern County teachers in the viewing area are eligible for The One Classroom At a Time Grant A complete list of eligibility requirements and an application is available at

Outdoor Classroom Grant Program
Deadline: Varies

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, International Paper and National Geographic Explorer! classroom magazine have partnered to create an outdoor classroom grant program to provide schools with additional resources to improve their science curriculum by engaging students in hands-on experiences outside the traditional classroom. Maximum Award: $20,000 (to districts or schools with major outdoor classroom projects); $2000 to individual schools. Click Here To Go To the Lowes Page

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