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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Grant Information: Resources to Get You Started

Grant Information: Resources to Get You Started

Updated: 01/2014

The George Lucas Educational Foundation is a nonprofit operating foundation and is not a grant-making organization.

We encourage visitors seeking grants or grant information to check our resource list below.

You might also consider contacting local community foundations, service organizations and businesses in your area, or your state department of education, which may provide school site-based grants in support of educational technology.

Websites with Grant Information | Periodicals with Grant Information | Corporate and Foundation Grants | Government Grants | Technology Donation Programs

Websites with Grant Information

eSchool News online

This online version of a monthly newspaper contains a grants section with regularly updated grant, scholarship, professional development, and other funding opportunities for both educators and students.

FastWeb

The largest online scholarship search available, with 1.3 million scholarships representing over three billion in scholarship dollars. Provides students with accurate, regularly updated information on scholarships, grants, and financial aid suited to their goals and qualifications at no cost.

  • Email: info@FastWeb.com
  • Phone: (212) 351-7000
  • FastWeb, 444 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60611

The Foundation Center

An independent nonprofit information clearinghouse on grants available throughout the United States with headquarters in New York, and additional libraries in Washington, DC, Atlanta, Cleveland, and San Francisco. The center offers databases, including directories of foundation and corporate grantmakers, research information and advice, custom research, and database searching. The Web site includes online training in grantseeking, proposal writing, and funding research, as well as an online librarian.

Grants.gov

Allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from federal grant-making agencies, and encompasses over 1,000 grant programs offered by the twenty six Federal grant-making agencies. It streamlines the process of awarding some $500 billion annually to state and local governments, academia, not-for-profits, and other organizations.

  • Email: support@grants.gov
  • Phone: (800) 518-4726
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Grants.gov, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, HHH Building, Washington, DC 20201

Thompson Information Services

Offers information on the latest federal and foundation funding opportunities plus a listing of Thompson Publishing Group publications that focus on grants and funding. Ordering the group's online publications gives you access to resources, such as special reports, links to related Web sites, regular updates, plus email notifications.

  • Email: service@thompson.com
  • Phone: (800) 677-3789 or (202) 872-4000
  • Thompson Information Services, 805 15th Street NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20005

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Periodicals with Grant Information

MultiMedia & Internet@Schools

This magazine addresses multiple technologies used in K-12 schools today. Selected full-text content is now available online. The site includes a Grants, Funding, Free Resources section, which posts technology-related news and links.

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Corporate and Foundation Grants

International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA)

A professional association for technology, innovation, design and engineering educators. The Grants/Scholarships/Awards section provides information on support programs offered by the Foundation for Technology Education and ITEEA. Opportunities are available to ITEEA members only.

  • Email: iteea@iteea.org
  • Phone: (703) 860-2100
  • ITEEA, 1914 Association Drive, Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191

Toyota U.S.A. Foundation

Committed to improving K-12 education, the Foundation offers funding to education organizations in support of various programs that focus on the areas of math and science. Applications are reviewed continually (no deadline). The site also lists several affiliates within Toyota that also give grants.

  • Apply online only. No mail in applications.

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Government Grants

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The NSF supports research and education in fields such as math, computer science, and the social sciences through grants, and contracts to colleges, universities, and other research and/or education institutions in all parts of the United States. NSF funds about 10,000 new awards annually. The foundation accounts for about 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

  • Email: info@nsf.gov
  • Phone: (703) 292-5111, (800) 877-8339
  • TDD: (703) 292-5090 or (800) 281-8749
  • National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230

U.S. Department of Education Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities in individual offices and programs of the U.S. Department of Education (Foreign Language Assistance Program, Comprehensive School Reform Program, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program, and so on). Links to grants and contracts information, department grantmaking process, and Federal Register documents (announcements, application notices, requests for comments, and more).

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Technology Donation Programs

CRC Computer Recycling Center

Through its Recycling Computers for Education program, the CRC has been placing refurbished computers in California public schools and nonprofit education programs for the past 15 years. In so doing they’ve been able to keep over 100,000 items out of landfill. CRC also provides community and after-school training.

  • Email: info@crc.org
  • Phone: (888) 887-3372
  • CRC Computer Recycling Center, 3227 Santa Rosa Ave., Unit C, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Computers for Learning

The Computers for Learning program donates surplus federal computer equipment to schools and educational nonprofit organizations, giving special consideration to those with the greatest need. Any public, private, or parochial school serving preK-12 students in the United States or its territories is eligible. (Daycare centers must provide a state-approved preschool curriculum.)

Good360

Each year, thousands of companies contribute hundreds of millions of dollars in newly manufactured products through Good360. To receive product donations and discounts, registration with Good360 , or one of their Community Redistribution Partners, is required.

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This is a great resource! Thanks

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On more high quality reference to add to links.episd.org, a popular local (El Paso TX) resource. Thanks for sharing!

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I teach 4th grade in south Mississippi. My students and I love it! I use it for everything. It keeps my students' attention focused on the lessons. The board I have is a Promethean Activeboard. It has so many options I have not used all of them. It has endless resources and you can go to Premetheanplanet.com and download lessons and flipcharts. It is a wonderful way to share with other educators. I don't ever want to have to teach without it again! The great thing about this board is that the company is constantly updading their programs and capabilities so the board will never become outdated. They welcome teacher recommendations.

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We hope you will post a link to our grant listing service. We focus exclusively on grants for teachers and classrooms. You can search by subject or grade level and our listiing is always up to date.

http://www.grantwrangler.com

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I think its a great idea because there are a lot of benifits to it.

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I'm a parent in charge of finding grant opportunities at a small parochial school. I'm interested in everyone's interpretation of the stipulation that many organizations have where they won't provide funding to "religious organizations." Do they consider parochial schools religious organizations? (I see them as educational institutions). Also, if anyone can suggest some foundations whose areas of interest are parochial schools that would be great (and so appreciated!)

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Parochial Schools are considered religious institutions. In my research last year for funding, I did see a good number of grants for specific religious schools only (in my area). Since they didn't pertain to me in my grant research, I didn't record any names but I know they're out there.

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I found your site while researching for music grant opportunities. What a find! Your site is most helpful in providing numerous resources to the reader.

Thank you!

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When looking for funds, don't forget about community groups and companies that do matching funds, to help your money stretch farther.

My comment about electronic whiteboards is:
You don't have to stuck at the back of the class BEHIND the computer screen anymore. You can show anything you would usually show on a regular screen on a smartboard, but you can interact with it and control it from right there at the front of the class. And then, there's being able to use the electric pen and circle something specific on a website or spreadsheet. It's an invaluable tool for a computer teacher/ media specialist / any teacher!

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Great tips, add to bookmark. Thanks.

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