Grants Available for Charter Schools
Access to Healthier Food Program:
The Walmart Foundation sponsors the Access to Healthier Food Program among its Strengthening Communities initiatives. The program aims to improve access and availability of healthy food and increase individuals’ confidence in selecting, preparing, and serving healthier foods. Funding is intended for nonprofit organizations that support underserved and food insecure households and have the capacity to scale proven strategies, as well as test and evaluate place-based efforts.
After School Advantage Program:
The After School Advantage (ASA) program is IGT’s flagship community initiative, devoted to providing young people with access to technology in a safe, nurturing after school environment, while promoting opportunities in digital learning centers in communities where the Company operates.
The Foundation is interested in proposals utilizing innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States. Of particular interest are:
- Curricular and school reform initiatives.
- Preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those which encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching.
The Foundation awards grants up to $35,000
Deadline: March 15th.
Dollar General Summer Reading Grants:
Provide funding to local nonprofit organizations and libraries to help with the implementation or expansion of summer reading programs. Programs must target Pre-K through 12th grade students who are below grade level readers or readers with learning disabilities. Applications available on January 3rd.
The KidCents program allows Rite Aid customers to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar and donate their change to help support kid-focused charities. As participants in Rite Aid’s wellness + with Plenti program, members can even designate their change to an approved KidCents charity.
Grant Website: https://kidcents.riteaid.com/application/
Grants for Teachers
Association of American Educators:
Classroom grants can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials. Classroom grants are available to all educators.
Deadline: March 1.
Colibri Grants Inc:
Available to K-12 public school teachers, proposals for up to $5,000 will be accepted for special projects which significantly influence student learning.
Grant Website: https://www.colibrigrants.org
Submit a technology-based lesson plan for a chance to win over 50 different technology grants. In addition to serving as your grant application, every lesson plan you enter will be automatically added to your classroom’s profile, allowing you to share technology integration ideas with colleagues and fellow educators across the country!
Deadline: Grants will be awarded on the 15th of every calendar month after the grant application deadline.
Grant Website: http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/grant_awards
New Earth Foundation:
New Earth Foundation seeks to fund innovative projects that enhance life on our planet and brighten the future, furthering peace. Smaller, newer 501(c)(3) organizations are the focus of grants given, so that the foundation’s gift can make a more significant contribution to the work of the recipient organization. The grants given by NEF support a wide variety of projects in many fields of environmental initiatives.
Letter of Intent Deadline: February 1 and July 1.
Grant Website: https://www.newearthfoundation.org/apply.html
The Educators of America Educator and Technology Grants:
The Educators of America are looking for applicants who do not have the proper tools as educators to provide an adequate learning environment in the classroom; the goal is not to just provide equipment, but to train educators in how to properly use it, bettering student achievement.
Grant Website: https://educatorsusa.org/our-programs/micro-grants/
A Word from Leaders Building Leaders:
We are proud to share these grant opportunities with NCPCSA members. We know that charter schools operate with big dreams and small budgets. No problem. Share these with your team and challenge them to write a grant application to support your school!
If you and your team are too busy to write the grant application, no problem. Let Leaders Building Leaders do the grant writing for you. We’ve helped schools win over $4.5 million in grant awards, and we can help you too. Reach out to Katy Ridnouer at Katy@LBLeaders.com. Visit our website at for more details: https://www.leaders-building-leaders.com/grant-research-and-support
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