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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.)


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Terence Moore's picture

I am all in favor of continuing technology education. However, am I missing something here? In a time where I believe society needs the arts desparately to stimulate thinking, conversation and growth, why are there no opportunities for grants etc... in the arts.

christina's picture
parent to a 17 year old son Tyler

Hi, I was wondering if anyone new the prices, I have a 17 year old son, who has ADHD, so he is behind

JenC's picture
Parent of 2 LD kids in NOVA

My daughter attends a small, non-profit school for kids with learning disabilities. She is a Girl Scout Cadette and for her Silver Award project wants to set up a small library in her school. Any suggestions on where she could apply for support would be greatly appreciated!

Erica's picture is the only website to post federal, state, city, local and foundation grants on one website, categorized by type and updated daily. All our grants are current and expired grants are archived daily. New grants are posted daily. Anyone can sign up for free to receive a weekly email of new grants posted. If they link to through Twitter or Facebook they will receive instant updates of new grants posted.

Grant writers at spend hours and hours researching grants for the website. They read through the grants and publish all the information needed for an executive director to determine their organization is eligible for the funding opportunity. Typically the instructions for a government grant can exceed 30 pages and often-times nonprofits miss submission deadlines and/or deadlines for submitting question and answers, letters of intent and pre-application webinars. All posts on include the important grant information, applications, deadlines and contact person information.

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Paul's picture

The School Funding Center is another searchable grants database worth checking out. They also have a grant alerts service to notify you when new grants matching your criteria have been added to the database.

Etemco3's picture

I am having trouble finding grants for preschool age programs. Most of the grants are k-12. Any suggestions on where to look?

Laura Thomas's picture
Laura Thomas
Director, Antioch University New England Center for School Renewal, Author of Facilitating Authentic Learning, Director of the Antioch Critical Skills Program; Elementary Library Media Specialist

Check over here: There is a pretty big list and I think some go down to preschool. I also found some here:

I also googled "Early Childhood Education Grants" and came up with a list of probably 10 funders like W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Daniels Fund. Good luck!

kimberlyhong's picture

The variety of grants that are made available to such diverse non-profit organizations and other educational settings is truly amazing! As a student, I actually had the opportunity to receive a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation as a result from my commitment year to a program with Arizona State University working in an Early Childhood Education setting.

I enjoyed reading the comments expanding this thread to different resources. I was wondering if there were any grant opportunities for a preschool setting such as KinderU or Educare?

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