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The Best Grants for Education for 2021 & Beyond

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K-12 schools and districts face new budget shortfalls just as demand increases for hardware, software, and infrastructure. As traditional sources of funding decrease, securing grants is a potential supplement to established funding.  

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What follows is a list of grants available for K-12 schools and districts and their deadlines. 

January 2021 Grants & Deadlines

January 1
Educators of America MicroGrant Program for Educators & Teachers 

January 4
American Chemical Society-Hach Professional Development Grant 

January 15
ecoSolutions

ecoTech

ecoSTEM 

January 17
AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant  

January 21
Fund For Teachers

Innovative Technology Grant 

January 31 

ISTE Distinguished District Award

February 2021 Grants & Deadlines

February 1 
American Honda Foundation Grants

Motorola Solutions Foundation 

February 15
Vernier Engineering Contest 

February 28
NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants 

ISTE Professional Learning Network Awards

March 2021 Grants & Deadlines

March 1 
Association of American Educators Foundation Classroom Grant

Toshiba America Foundation Science and Math Grants For Grades 6 – 12 

March 15
National Association of Biology Teachers Awards

The Braitmayer Foundation

Vernier Ecology/ Environmental Teaching Award 

April 2021 Grants & Deadlines

April 1
Educators of America MicroGrant Program for Educators & Teachers  

April 6
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Grant  

April 14
American Chemical Society-Hach Chemistry Classroom Grant 

April 15
America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education  

April 30 
Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program  

Lawrence Foundation Education Grants 

May 2021 Grants & Deadlines

May 1
American Honda Foundation Grants

Toshiba America Foundation Science and Math Grants For Grades 6 – 12 

May 4
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (multiple grants) 

May 25 
ASM Living in a Material World Grant 

June 2021 Grants & Deadlines

June 1
Toshiba America Foundation Science and Math Grants For Grades 6 – 12 

June 30 
The Sharon Gewirtz Kids to Concerts Fund 

July 2021 Grants & Deadlines

July 1
Educators of America MicroGrant Program for Educators & Teachers  

Mazda Foundation  

July 15
ecoSolutions

ecoTech 

August 2021 Grants & Deadlines

August 1
American Honda Foundation Grants 

August 8
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) 

August 31
The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program 

September 2021 Grants & Deadlines

September 1
Toshiba America Foundation Science and Math Grants For Grades 6 – 12  

September 15
The National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science

September 30 
Captain Planet Foundation Grants 

Foundation for Rural Service Annual Grant Program 

October 2021 Grants & Deadlines

October 1 
Association of American Educators Foundation Classroom Grant  

Educators of America MicroGrant Program for Educators & Teachers 

Toshiba America Foundation Grants For Grades K – 5  

October 31
Lawrence Foundation Education Grants 

November 2021 Grants & Deadlines

November 1
Toshiba America Foundation Science and Math Grants For Grades 6 – 12 

December 2021 Grants & Deadlines

December 1
ITEEA Awards and Scholarships

Toshiba America Foundation Science and Math Grants For Grades 6 – 12  

December 13
Samsung Solve for Tomorrow 

Ongoing Grants

After School Advantage Program  

Awesome Foundation  

Beckman Coulter Foundation  

Beyond Words  

Brown Rudnick Community Grants  

Corning Foundation  

Farrell Family Foundation Grants  

First LEGO League Scholarships 

Lockheed Martin STEM Grants  

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Grants  

Naiku Innovative Educator Grants  

National Endowment for the Humanities 

Omron Foundation 

Reiman Foundation Grants 

SC Johnson  

Sony Corporation of America  

Verizon Foundation  

VWR Foundation 

Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program