Grant Information: Resources to Get You Started
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
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.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.eschoolnews.com/customer-service/contact-us/
- Phone: (800) 394-0115
- eSchool News, 7920 Norfolk Avenue, Suite 900, Bethesda, MD 20814
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.
- Email: email@example.com or http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/askus/
- Phone: (800) 424-9836 or (212) 620-4230
- The Foundation Center, 79 Fifth Avenue/16th Street, New York, NY 10003-3076
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (800) 518-4726
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Grants.gov, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, HHH Building, Washington, DC 20201
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: email@example.com
- Phone: (800) 677-3789 or (202) 872-4000
- Thompson Information Services, 805 15th Street NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20005
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.
- Publisher: Information Today
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (609) 654-6266
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: email@example.com
- 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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).
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: email@example.com
- 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.)
- Email: Computers.Learning@gsa.gov
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.
- Phone: (703) 836-2121
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org