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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 (opens in new tab) 

January 4
American Chemical Society-Hach Professional Development Grant (opens in new tab) 

January 15
ecoSolutions (opens in new tab)

ecoTech (opens in new tab)

ecoSTEM (opens in new tab) 

January 17
AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant (opens in new tab)  

January 21
Fund For Teachers (opens in new tab)

Innovative Technology Grant (opens in new tab) 

January 31 

ISTE Distinguished District Award (opens in new tab)

February 2021 Grants & Deadlines

February 1 
American Honda Foundation Grants (opens in new tab)

Motorola Solutions Foundation  (opens in new tab)

February 15
Vernier Engineering Contest (opens in new tab) 

February 28
NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants (opens in new tab) 

ISTE Professional Learning Network Awards (opens in new tab)

StickTogether MicroGrant 2022 (opens in new tab)

March 2021 Grants & Deadlines

March 1 
Association of American Educators Foundation Classroom Grant (opens in new tab)

Toshiba America Foundation Science and Math Grants For Grades 6 – 12 (opens in new tab) 

March 15
National Association of Biology Teachers Awards (opens in new tab)

The Braitmayer Foundation (opens in new tab)

Vernier Ecology/ Environmental Teaching Award (opens in new tab) 

April 2021 Grants & Deadlines

April 1
Educators of America MicroGrant Program for Educators & Teachers (opens in new tab)  

April 6
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Grant (opens in new tab)  

April 14
American Chemical Society-Hach Chemistry Classroom Grant (opens in new tab) 

April 15
America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education (opens in new tab)  

April 30 
Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program (opens in new tab)  

Lawrence Foundation Education Grants (opens in new tab) 

May 2021 Grants & Deadlines

May 1
American Honda Foundation Grants (opens in new tab)

Toshiba America Foundation Science and Math Grants For Grades 6 – 12 (opens in new tab) 

May 4
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (opens in new tab) (multiple grants) 

May 25 
ASM Living in a Material World Grant (opens in new tab) 

June 2021 Grants & Deadlines

June 1
Toshiba America Foundation Science and Math Grants For Grades 6 – 12 (opens in new tab) 

June 30 
The Sharon Gewirtz Kids to Concerts Fund (opens in new tab) 

July 2021 Grants & Deadlines

July 1
Educators of America MicroGrant Program for Educators & Teachers (opens in new tab)  

Mazda Foundation (opens in new tab)  

July 15
ecoSolutions (opens in new tab)

ecoTech  (opens in new tab)

July 17
Osmo for Schools Mini Grant (opens in new tab)

August 2021 Grants & Deadlines

August 1
American Honda Foundation Grants (opens in new tab) 

August 8
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) (opens in new tab) 

August 31
The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program  (opens in new tab)

September 2021 Grants & Deadlines

September 1
Toshiba America Foundation Science and Math Grants For Grades 6 – 12 (opens in new tab)  

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

September 30 
Captain Planet Foundation Grants (opens in new tab) 

Foundation for Rural Service Annual Grant Program (opens in new tab) 

October 2021 Grants & Deadlines

October 1 
Association of American Educators Foundation Classroom Grant (opens in new tab)  

Educators of America MicroGrant Program for Educators & Teachers (opens in new tab) 

Toshiba America Foundation Grants For Grades K – 5 (opens in new tab)  

October 18

The Slooh Space Exploration Grant (opens in new tab)

October 31
Lawrence Foundation Education Grants (opens in new tab) 

November 2021 Grants & Deadlines

November 1
Toshiba America Foundation Science and Math Grants For Grades 6 – 12 (opens in new tab) 

December 2021 Grants & Deadlines

December 1
ITEEA Awards and Scholarships (opens in new tab)

Toshiba America Foundation Science and Math Grants For Grades 6 – 12 (opens in new tab)  

December 13
Samsung Solve for Tomorrow (opens in new tab) 

March 2022 and Beyond Grants & Deadlines

March 31

UWorld AP Success Grant (opens in new tab)

Ongoing Grants

After School Advantage Program (opens in new tab)  

Awesome Foundation (opens in new tab)  

Beckman Coulter Foundation (opens in new tab)  

Beyond Words (opens in new tab)  

Brown Rudnick Community Grants (opens in new tab)  

Corning Foundation (opens in new tab)  

Farrell Family Foundation Grants (opens in new tab)  

First LEGO League Scholarships (opens in new tab) 

Lockheed Martin STEM Grants (opens in new tab)  

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Grants (opens in new tab)  

Naiku Innovative Educator Grants (opens in new tab)  

National Endowment for the Humanities (opens in new tab) 

Omron Foundation (opens in new tab) 

Reiman Foundation Grants (opens in new tab) 

SC Johnson (opens in new tab)  

Sony Corporation of America (opens in new tab)  

Verizon Foundation (opens in new tab)  

VWR Foundation (opens in new tab) 

Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program (opens in new tab) 

Gwen Solomon was Founding Director of The School of the Future in New York City, Coordinator of Instructional Technology Planning for New York City Public Schools, and Senior Analyst in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Instructional Technology. She has written and co-authored several books and many magazine articles on educational technology.