A selection of excellent sites to check out if you're looking for education grants.
Searching for grants can sometimes feel like a wild goose chase. Grants are a great way to fund education projects and classroom needs, and reward teachers and institutions that are pushing the education process forward, but they can be hard to find (and often have rigorous application processes). The world of grant applications may be challenging to crack into — but there are a few good resources out there for educators looking to find one. Here's a selection of them.
GrantWrangler.com is a resource that aggregates grants that are available for teachers. The site divides grants by category such as Arts and Humanities, Health & Phys. Ed, Libraries, etc. There are currently over 200 articles on the site, most of which are available grants with application information.
eSchoolNews’ Grants & Funding Pages
This monthly online publication that provides users with information about a wide variety of education technology information, but also has a section devoted to grants.
U.S. Department of Ed Grant Listings
A listing of open discretionary grant competitions from the US DOE: http://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/grantapps/index.html.
GrantSelect is a powerful online database which lists over 13,000 grant programs from over 5,800 unique sponsors. Funding opportunities range from pure research grants to arts programs, community services programs, youth programs, K-12 funding, and more. This ‘Who Uses' page provides links to information about K-12 Schools and Colleges and Universities using the site and gaining funding.
“TeachersCount is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to raise the status of the teaching profession and provide resources to the education community. Using a national ad campaign and related initiatives, TeachersCount is working to create a permanent culture of teacher appreciation in the United States.” This page lists grant opportunities.
DonorsChoose.org is a grant finding web site that allows anonymous donors to fund classrooms and educators all over the United States. In , nearly 44,000 donors helped more than 166,000 students all over the country.
The Barbara Bush Foundation
The application process for the 2012 National Grant Competition is closed, but this foundation is another great resource, so it's worth being aware of, and checking back for the next round of funding in the future.
Post written in collaboration with Carolyn Knight, a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and a guest blogger who writes about social media, education and RN schools.
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