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Grant Information: Resources to Get You Started

Grant Information: Resources to Get You Started

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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.


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:
  • 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.

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:
  • Phone: (800) 518-4726
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,, 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:
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • 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.)


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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Ishaku Ibrahim M's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

I am am African from Nigeria and i have been learning 3D animation on my own and i have designed a couple of websites to safe some money to study 3D animation in any institution that teaches Maya and other related courses, but i have not been able to get an information that will lead me to success. I would be grateful if you could help with an information that will benefit me and others in my shoes who are interested in the same course and are from the western part of Africa that will be privileged to get support to study Autodesk Maya.


Sally G's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Have you checked out ALICE at Carnegie Mellon? It is a free program designed for middle school age and up writing virtuals worlds and 3-D animation and the price again is FREE.

Enyo Adomako's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Am trying to construct a school to use the Maria Montessori philosophy for the underpriveledged in my country. This is the first of it's kind and am seeking financial assistance for this project.

jseliger's picture

You might find adding a link to Grant Writing Confidential, a site I contribute to, of use. The topics on it don't always pertain directly to education, but grant seekers would probably find most of our posts useful, ranging from a newer one on foundation funding to an older one like on writing the narrative section. It's also probably easier to use than some of the other sites listed.

Edith's picture

I am searching for grant opportunities for sending 5th graders to Washington, DC. We have approximately 100 students, as well as about 30 chaperones. We are a rural school in an area with a high percent of low income families. Without assistance we may not be able to give our students this wonderful opportunity.

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MindyP's picture

Hello everyone, my name is Mindy Proctor I live in Southern Maryland. I am trying to start my own small business in technology. I am wanting to teach children and young adults, and small business owners...seniors etc the basicis of computers, internet safety, microsoft office skills, keyboarding, web page design, etc.. Im not sure where to start? can someone please email me back with some suggestions? grant information? I am really looking forward in starting this business and providing our youth with knowledge on todays technology, but I need some guidance in doing so. Thanks

Christine J's picture

I'm looking for a grant to purchase as many as 30 netbooks for my junior and senior English classroms. Each class has students with IEPs/learning disabilities mixed in with regular education students. My goal is enable all students to write more frequently and improve their overall writing/communicating abilities. I believe the netbooks will be an innovative way to help those who have difficulty researching and using the research they find in a variety of types of writing.

liliana thomas's picture

My name is Liliana Thomas Speech Therapist. I created a Bilingual Spanish series of social stories with speech language activities designed to work with Autism children to target: join attention, social interaction, language, social emotional and cognition. I been working with my own creation with my caseload (children with Autism ASD, Spanish and ENglish)for a school district in Texas for the past 2 years and I am very pleased with the great results. I want to contribuite to teach bilinguals ASD Especial Ed students. They are my passion. I need help to start my project!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P M's picture

Hello there, I am a 26 year old female Ugandan lawyer. I was recently admitted into the Stanford Graduate School of Business Summer Institute for General Management for the 2010 Summer Programme. This, to me is an opportunity of a life time but I am still short on the USD$10,000 tuition.Is there anyone out here who can lead me to a grant or a fellowship? Well, or a co-signer?

Thank you in advance.

Kampala, Uganda

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