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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.


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.


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.)


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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William Archer's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Helping Involve Parents Inc is a non-profit organization that provides both a communication tool and workshops designed to increase the involvement of parents when it comes to their childrens education. We are looking for funding sources that would help us expand our program to more school districts. Currently we have the support of the NYC Council in select NYC Public Schools. However, our program is so exciting that we want to be able to offer it in other school districtsl across the country.

Suggestions about funding sources would be greatly appreciated.

Louella Gurrea's picture
Anonymous (not verified)


Kauswagan Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization I am affiliated with is looking for donations or grants to set up a preschool. At the same time Bethany Presbyteian Church is also looking into the same project. I am the coporate secretary of both organizations. Hitting two birds with one stone, I am sending this email to those who are interested to sponsor this project.

Thank you.

phil's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

I am looking for funding to replace an old heating system in our private preschool. Any help would be appreciated.

creative youth organisation Nepal's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

creative youth organisation is a non-profit organisation in Nepal,as from the infrastructural difficulties we are having problems in training youths.we want international communities help us for the technology like computers and other technologies.
you can check our status and work at:

Amy Moyer's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Skiatook Early Childhood Center has 6 Pre-K classes(120 students) that are in desperate need of 10 donated computers. We had 8 "passed down" to us that weren't refurbished, are too slow to run our newly adopted programs, and 4 have died. The monitors were also bigger than the computer table we had them set on!

Margo M. Jantzi's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

As a newly hired Elementary Library Media Specialist, I desire to give our 488 students a 21st century learning hub. Where can I apply for literacy, technology, digital audio books, wireless laptop lab, and other items. My students deserve a library media center that is full of exciting multimedia learning projects. I hope to do Voicethread and iMovie podcasts.

Where are good sources for funding and support?

Thanks for your time and consideration of this request.

Margo Maust Jantzi

White Knight Society's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

We are looking for a funding source to help us promote the teaching of free software in elementary and secondary schools. The White Knight Society is a 501(c)3 organization that promotes the teaching of non-proprietary free software in schools. Free software defends our freedoms because it permits students to learn how the software works and what it actually does. All the software installed and taught by a school should be available for the students to study, copy, alter and redistribute further. Our website is www.whiteknightsociety.org. If anyone knows of an organization or individual that would be interested in helping us, please let us know.

Anonymous Hari Sharan Pandit's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Please kindly provide grants, grant guidelines and grant informations on Training Grants for Nepalese Mathematics Teachers.

Khokoa Narai's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

I am a single parent who has been out of school for almost 8 years. I have an outstanding tuition balance over 3000.00. I do not qualify for financial aid at the present time. Are there any other educational grants out there. Please Help!!

Malina D Savage's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

My son Jeremy is a very bright student, involved in multi-sports, Clubs, and intra-murals. He is an Honor Student with hopes of going to a Military Academy during his high-school years.
Because of my ignorance to the application process and deadlines, we are to late for most grants. The cost of this school is close to $30,000 a year, but 96% of their graduates walk away with a 4-year full scholarship. In short, we'd be paying for his cllege now instead of four years from now.
Please, if you know of any grants, scholarships, private investors, etc., e-mail me at;
Forever Grateful,
Malina D Savage


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