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Private Sponsors
General List of all College of Education Disciplines

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Higher Education

  • Education & Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
  • Science of Learning STEM
  • Submit a Letter of Inquiry to determine whether a full proposal will be requested

Contact
(212) 649-1649

Program URL
https://sloan.org/programs
https://sloan.org/grants/apply#tab-the-grant-application-process

Ambrose Monell Foundation

  • Scientific, cultural, educational, and other initiatives
  • Submit inquiry online
  • Will be notified in four to six weeks if invited to submit a full proposal

Contact
contact@monellfoundation.org
212-586-0700

Program URL
http://www.monellfoundation.org/
http://www.monellfoundation.org/index.php/application-guidelines/

American Educational Research Association

Research Conferences Program

  • Awards grants for conferences intended to break new ground in substantive areas of inquiry, stimulate new lines of study on issues that have been largely unexplored, or develop innovative research methods or techniques that can contribute to education research.

Contact
EdResearchConference@aera.net
202-238-3200

Program URL
https://www.aera.net/Education-Research
http://www.aera.net/Education-Research/Education-Research-Conferences-Program

Brabson Library and Educational Foundation

Supports bold and innovative ideas in both education and the arts

Contact
gatekeeper@brabsonfamilyfoundation.org

Program URL
http://www.brabsonfamilyfoundation.org/home.html
http://www.brabsonfamilyfoundation.org/applyforagrant.html

Carnegie Corporation of New York

  • Leadership and Teaching to Advance Learning
  • New Designs to Advance Learning
  • Public Understanding
  • Pathways to Postsecondary Success
  • Integration, Learning, and Innovation
  • Must submit Letter of Inquiry to determine whether an invitation to submit a full application will be given

Contact
communications@carnegie.org
212/371-3200

Program URL
https://www.carnegie.org/grants/
https://www.carnegie.org/programs/urban-and-higher-education/
https://www.carnegie.org/grants/grantseekers/how-apply/#questions

Charles M. and Mary D. Grant Foundation

  • Community and economic development
  • Environment
  • Education

Contact
casey.b.castaneda@jpmorgan.com

Program URL
http://fdnweb.org/grant/
http://fdnweb.org/grant/application/

Charles Koch Foundation

K–12 Education Research Grants

  • We fund scholarships, research on K–12 education, teacher and curriculum support, and community non-profits that help children reach their full potential.

Contact
grants@charleskochfoundation.org

Program URL
https://www.charleskochfoundation.org/apply-for-grants/
https://www.charleskochfoundation.org/our-giving-and-support/issue-areas/k-12-education/

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Education

  • Funds efforts to expand learning opportunities and supports for children, particularly those from low‑ and moderate-income households
  • Advancing Afterschool--To increase access to quality educational opportunities for all children, particularly those from low-income families and underserved communities.-income communities.
  • Graduating High School College & Career Ready--To increase high school graduation and college and career readiness outcomes for young people, particularly those living in low-income communities.
  • Youth Engagement--To provide more meaningful opportunities for young people to participate in their schools, communities and the economy.
  • Special Initiatives--To respond to new strategies, unique opportunities, and changing social, economic and political contexts.
  • Submit Letter of Inquiry

Contact
https://www.mott.org/contact/
810-238-5651

Program URL
https://www.mott.org/work/
https://www.mott.org/work/grantseekers/

Coca-Cola Foundation

  • Women: economic empowerment and entrepreneurship
  • Community well-being: education, youth development, community enrichment, civic initiatives

Contact
https://www.coca-colacompany.com/forms/product
800.438.2653

Program URL
https://www.coca-colacompany.com/packages/giving-back
https://www.coca-colacompany.com/our-company/community-requests-guidelines-application

Deupree Family Foundation

Supports education, social services, animal welfare and the environment

Contact
info@deupreefamilyfoundation.org

Program URL
http://www.deupreefamilyfoundation.org/

Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Youth Literacy Grants

  • Schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations who help students who are below grade level or having trouble reading are encouraged to apply.
  • Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas:
    • Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs
    • Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives
    • Purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs

Summer Reading Grants

  • Support the creation or expansion of summer reading programs. Local nonprofit organizations and libraries are encouraged to apply if their programs meet the following criteria:
    • Target Pre-K – 12th grade students who are new readers
    • Target below grade level readers
    • Assist readers with learning disabilities

Contact
877-389-6874

Program URL
https://www.dgliteracy.org/grant-programs/#youth-literacy-grants
https://www.dgliteracy.org/grant-programs/#summer-reading

Dr. Scholl Foundation

  • Education
  • Social Service
  • Civic and Cultural
  • Environmental

Contact
(847) 559-7430

Program URL
http://www.drschollfoundation.com/
http://www.drschollfoundation.com/application-procedures/

Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation

Education, arts, community, environment, healthcare, and peace

Contact
contact@dudleytdoughertyfoundation.org

Program URL
http://dudleytdoughertyfoundation.org/
http://dudleytdoughertyfoundation.org/submit_grant

Hearst Foundation

  • Funds educational institutions demonstrating uncommon success in preparing students to thrive in a global society
  • Focuses largely on higher education, but they also fund innovative models of early childhood and K-12 education, as well as professional development
  • No deadlines. Grants are accepted year-round

Contact
hearst.ny@hearstfdn.org
212-649-3750

Program URL
https://www.hearstfdn.org/
https://www.hearstfdn.org/funding-priorities/
https://www.hearstfdn.org/applying-reporting/how-to-apply/

Henry Luce Foundation

  • Supports projects in the humanities and qualitative social sciences (with one exception: projects that encourage diversity in certain STEM fields are also supported)
  • Supports team-based projects or institutional initiatives rather than purely individual research projects
  • Projects will not only produce new knowledge but will also model new approaches to the production, dissemination and application of knowledge

Contact
212.489.7700

Program URL
http://www.hluce.org/mission.aspx
http://www.hluce.org/higheredapply.aspx

Lutz Foundation

  • Education
  • Health
  • Community
  • Religious projects
  • Submit a brief summary of needs. Application forms will be sent to you if a full proposal is requested

Contact
JGuyton@Lutzfoundation.org
803-385-5357

Program URL
https://lutzfoundation.org/index.html
https://lutzfoundation.org/how-to-apply.html

Michael and Susan Dell Foundation

  • Education: urban education and college success
  • Family economic stability
  • Childhood health and wellness
  • Must take an eligibility quiz to make sure your specific program is eligible

Contact
info@msdf.org

Program URL
https://www.msdf.org/
https://www.msdf.org/apply/

Morris Family Foundation

Education in underserved populations

Contact
info@themorrisfamilyfoundation.com

Program URL
http://themorrisfamilyfoundation.com/
http://themorrisfamilyfoundation.com/process/

National Education Association Foundation

Student Achievement Grants ($2,000 and $5,000)

  • Must be current member of National Education Association who are educators in public schools or public institutions of higher education
  • Funds resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, technology, or scholars-in-residence and the professional development necessary to implement the project
  • Funds cannot be used to pay indirect costs, grant administration fees, salaries, applicant stipends, conference fees for more than one person

Contact
NEAFoundation@nea.org
202-822-7840

Program URL
https://www.neafoundation.org/for-educators/student-achievement-grants/

National Geographic Society

  • Focus Areas: wildlife, human journey, changing planet
  • Fields on interest: conservation, education, research, storytelling, technology
  • Early Career Grants ($5,000-$10,000) are designed to offer less experienced individuals an opportunity to lead a project
  • Exploration Grants ($10,000-$30,000) are funding for an experienced project leader. The applicant and her/his team members are expected to demonstrate successful completion of similar projects with measurable and/or tangible results
  • Must log in to see current funding opportunities

Contact
Grant Programs
cre@ngs.org

Program URL
www.nationalgeographic.org/
www.nationalgeographic.org/grants

The Olive Tree Foundation

Education

  • Supporting institutions that develop the academic skills of youth during the critical stages of their development.
  • Key objectives should include character-building; fostering ethics, teamwork, self-esteem and self-confidence; broadening horizons and aspirations; strengthening unique abilities and talents; developing community awareness and involvement; improving communication and interpersonal skills

Contact
https://theolivetreefoundation.org/contact-us/

Program URL
https://theolivetreefoundation.org/
https://theolivetreefoundation.org/how-to-apply/

Robert F. Schumann Foundation

  • Arts, culture, and humanities
  • Education
  • Environment, animals

Contact
grantadministration@wellsfargo.com
Grant Program Support - 888-234-1999

Program URL
https://www.wellsfargo.com/private-foundations/schumann-foundation/

Smith Richardson Foundation

  • Domestic Public Policy Program supports projects that will help the public and policy makers understand and address critical challenges facing the United States.
  • Supports work identifying how schools can become more productive by, for example, increasing the quality of the teacher workforce or adopting more effective curricula. Because success in the contemporary economy requires individuals to acquire education and training beyond high school, the Foundation is building a portfolio of projects on post-secondary education.
  • Submit a 3-6 page concept paper to determine if the project is a good candidate for a grant.

Contact
60 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880

Program URL
https://www.srf.org/
https://www.srf.org/programs/domestic-public-policy/

SONY

Education; arts and culture; civic and community outreach; sustainability and the environment; and disaster relief.

Contact
Communications and Public Affairs Department
SCA.CSR@sony.com

Program URL
https://www.sony.com/en_us/SCA/social-responsibility/overview.html
https://www.sony.com/en_us/SCA/social-responsibility/giving-guidelines.html

Spencer Foundation

Small Research Grant in Education:

  • Field-Initiated (fall under the Foundation's general mission of funding research on education, but don't appear to fit in one of the areas mentioned below)
  • Relation between Education and Social Opportunity
  • Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources
  • The New Civics
  • Organizational Learning in Schools, School Systems, and Higher Education Systems
  • Purposes and Values of Education

Contact
smallgrants@spencer.org
312/274-6511

Program URL
https://www.spencer.org/small-research-grants-program-statement
https://www.spencer.org/apply

State Farm Insurance

Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grants -Education Grants

  • National
    • Funds initiatives that support under-served individuals by helping them obtain the skills and credentials they need to be successful in today's workforce
    • Pathways for College and Career Success
  • Local markets
    • K-12 public education funding
    • Teacher Development
    • Service-Learning
    • Education Reform/Systemic Improvement


Contact
(800-782-8332)

Program URL
https://www.statefarm.com/about-us/community-involvement/community-grants/good-neighbor-citizenship-grants

Steelcase Education

  • Passion for understanding how teaching and learning best takes place and how smarter, active learning spaces can help
  • Grant is for an active learning classroom. Each grant includes: furniture, design review, installation, onsite training and a Learning Environment Evaluation measurement tool
Contact
steelcase@activelearningcentergrant.com

Program URL
https://www.steelcase.com/discover/information/education/
https://info.steelcase.com/active-learning-center-grant-2018

Tomberg Family Philanthropies

  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
Contact
info@tombergphilanthropies.org

Program URL
https://www.tombergphilanthropies.org/about-our-grants/
https://www.tombergphilanthropies.org/how-to-apply/

Wallace Foundation

  • School Leadership
  • Afterschool
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Summer Learning
  • Only funds Requests for Proposals
Contact
https://www.wallacefoundation.org/lists/contactus/contactus.aspx?Source=/Pages/contactthanks.aspx
212-251-9700

Program URL
https://www.wallacefoundation.org/about-wallace/pages/funding-guidelines.aspx

William T. Grant Foundation

  • Research grants - Support research to identify, build, and test responses to inequality in youth outcomes and opportunities
  • Institutional Challenge grant - encourages university-based research institutes, schools, and centers to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes
Contact
info@wtgrantfdn.org
212.752.0071

Program URL
http://wtgrantfoundation.org/
http://wtgrantfoundation.org/focus-areas/reducing-inequality
http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/research-grants
http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/institutional-challenge-grant/application-information


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