Classroom grants can help educators accomplish large-scale learning initiatives, transform their classroom space, and mitigate their classroom spending. To help educators navigate applying for classroom funding, AdoptAClassroom.org has assembled a list of grants for teachers.
The list below contains opportunities from AdoptAClassroom.org, as well as education-oriented nonprofits and foundations. We’ve arranged the grants for teachers by the season of their deadline, for practical use. We will be regularly updating and adding to this blog with new grant opportunities, so be sure to check back in!
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Grants for Teachers
Throughout the Year Deadlines
AdoptAClassroom.org Spotlight Fund Grants
AdoptAClassroom.org opens applications for our Spotlight Fund grants seasonally.
You can apply for funds through one of our Spotlight Funds, which focus on a specific area of learning or educational need. Sign up to receive our teacher newsletter here to receive a notification when you can apply for our classroom grants.
Our Spotlight Fund grants are:
- Arts Fund
- The Arts Fund supports art education at all levels.
- Social-Emotional Wellness Fund
- The Social-Emotional Wellness Fund supports teachers in addressing their students’ social-emotional wellness.
- Inclusive Classroom Fund
- The Inclusive Classroom Fund provides educators with the supplies they need to meet the diverse needs of their students.
- Racial Equity in Schools Fund
- The Racial Equity in Schools Fund supports students and teachers of color by providing flexible funding for multicultural books, professional development, school supplies, and funding for equity initiatives.
- STEM Fund
- The STEM Fund supports science, technology, engineering, and math initiatives.
DEADLINES: Announced throughout the year
GRANT AMOUNT: $250 – $1,000+
Association of American Educators Foundation
The Association of American educators offers grants and scholarships for teachers. Grants can be used on classroom supplies, while scholarships can be used for professional development.
DEADLINES: March 1 and October 1, annually.
GRANT AMOUNT: Up to $500.
Colibri Special Projects Grants
Colibri offers grants for K-12 educators to spend on large special projects in their classrooms. There are no restrictions on the subject of the projects, but it must benefit more than fifteen students.
DEADLINES: Grant applications accepted year-round, but recipients are announced in June and November.
GRANT AMOUNT: Up to $5,000
The Mockingbird Foundation
The Mockingbird Foundation funds music education-related grants at schools and non-profits.
DEADLINES: Grant Inquiries accepted June through January.
GRANT AMOUNT: $100 – $10,000
McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation
The McCarthey-Dressman Education Foundation offers academic enrichment grants and teacher development grants.
DEADLINE: Applications will be open until April 15, or until their application system receives the maximum number of applications (350).
GRANT AMOUNT: $250 – $10,000
Running Strong for American Indian Youth: Dreamstarter Teacher Program
The Dreamstarter Teacher Program is open to teachers, librarians, counselors, coaches, and other support staff who teach or support Native students.
DEADLINES: Deadlines are announced each fall.
GRANT AMOUNT: Up to $1,000
P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education
The P. Buckley Moss Foundation offers funding for art supplies, with a special focus on students who learn differently.
DEADLINES: Applications may be submitted from July 1 through September 30, annually.
GRANT AMOUNT: Up to $1,000
Fund for Teachers
Fund for Teachers supports professional development projects that are directly and materially beneficial for the teachers’ students. Application requirements vary by state.
DEADLINE: The deadline for this grant for teachers is in late Winter. Current deadline of February 24, 2022.
GRANT AMOUNT: $1,000 – $10,000
Do you know of any grants for teachers to add to our list?
If you know of a grant opportunity, please contact [email protected]. If the grant meets our criteria, we will add it to this list.