The information below on out-of-district STEM opportunities is shared to assist schools with already-established programs sustain their work, as well as, to help new schools bring STEM to their campuses.ROBOTICS/COMPUTER SCIENCE LOAN PROGRAM Finch Robot Loan Program
Birdbrain Technologies is a firm believer that all kids should have the chance to learn computer science. The Finch robot loan program is one way the company puts their robots in reach to inspire young programmers across the country. Please learn more about this program using the link provided.Deadline: Applications open each spring
More Details: Finch Robot Loan ProgramGRANT WRITING HELP Grant Writing Tools for Finch RobotsIn an effort to help teachers and librarians who are preparing grant proposals in order to purchase Finch robots, this website provides resources to help with the process.Deadline: on-goingMore Details: Finch Grant Writing Materials
FREE K-8 CHEMISTRY CURRICULUM You Be The Chemist® Program
The Chemical Educational Foundation’s You Be The Chemist® (YBTC) programs are designed to enhance K-8 science education by introducing the central role of chemistry in all the sciences and in our everyday lives. The You Be The Chemist® program offers a variety of exciting science lesson plans, enabling educators to bring hands-on learning to students, inside and outside of the classroom.
More Details: You Be The Chemist Website
FREE STEM CURRICULUM Hess- BCM Curriculum InitiativeHess Corporation in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine is offering a free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education curriculum for schools nationwide. Each kit includes a teacher’s manual with student activity sheets. Recommended grades are 4 through 6, but the curriculum can be adjusted for both older and younger grades.
More Details: https://store.hesstoytruck.com/stemROLLING GRANT American Honda Foundation GrantThe American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs, and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.
Deadlines: Aug 1, Nov 1, Feb 1, and May 1 each year
More Details: Grant Details
ROLLING GRANT Lowe's Toolbox For Education GrantsFor more than 65 years, Lowe's has supported the communities we call home. At a time when schools are struggling to support the basic needs of their students, the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation recognizes the importance of financial support. Now in its 11th year of helping build better schools and communities, the Lowe's Toolbox for Education program has provided over $49 million to more than 11,000 schools across the country. This year LCEF is seeking ways to provide the tools to help educators and parent groups through educational challenges by providing the greatest impact, with basic necessities being the priority.
Deadline: Each fall and spring semester
More Details: http://toolboxforeducation.com/UPPER ES COMPETITION Northop Grumman's STEM Playground Competition
STEM Playground’s League Challenge is a cumulative contest that spans the length of a normal school year in the United States. The contest consists of a preset battery of 12 activities and your class's average rank for all League Challenge activities determines your standings.Deadline: Contest runs Sept. 1-May 15 each year
More Details: http://stemplayground.org/
ROLLING GRANT NEA Student Achievement Grants
The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of the standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.
Deadlines: October 15, February 1, and June 1 each year
More Details: http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/nea-student-achievement-grants/
AFTER SCHOOL GRANT IGT After School Programs Grant
Since 1999, IGT has provided grants that support after-school programs for economically disadvantaged students. In particular, IGT focuses on digital initiatives, designed to close the digital divide, as well as technology for students. During their grant-giving history, IGT has donated more than 270 computer labs across the U.S. and in several other countries.Funding for classroom materials and technology for after-school programs is available.
More Details: http://www.igt.com/en/explore-igt/about-igt/global-responsibility/community-giving
CLASSROOM PETS GRANT Pets in the Classroom Grant
Classroom pets make wonderful learning companions! Educators interested in funding a classroom pet should consider a “Pets in the Classroom” grant. They are available for K-8 teachers in public and private schools. Grants are "intended to support pets or aquariums in the classroom" and facilitate learning projects centered on caring for pets responsibly.
More Details: http://www.petsintheclassroom.org/grant-app/ROLLING GRANT Alternative Fuel Foundation Grant
The Alternative Fuel Foundation provides grant support of $250 to $500 in materials for alternative fuels activities and involves a relatively easy application process.
More Details: AFF Grant InformationROLLING GRANT Lockheed Martin Grants
Advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is a critical focus for Lockheed Martin. Applications are accepted year-round. Some grant applications may not be able to be considered until the next year's budget cycle, particularly those received in the second half of the year.
More Details: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/who-we-are/community/philanthropy.html
SECONDARY GRANT Toshiba America Foundation Grant Grades 6-12
Toshiba America Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for students. Teachers are invited to apply online to help bring an innovative hands-on project into their classroom.
Deadline: 6-12 Grant requests for $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis.
More Details: http://www.toshiba.com/taf/612.jsp
ROLLING GRANT InfoSys Funding Sponsored Donors Choose
InfoSys supports computer programming projects in math or science. The grant specifically targets schools with 40% or more of students on free/reduced lunch in Harris County, Texas.
More details: https://www.donorschoose.org/classroom-support/computer-science-for-all-community-givin/20724258/?id=20724258&home=true
ROLLING GRANT American Association of Educators Grant
Classroom grants for up to $500 for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials. Funds must be used within one year of the application deadline.
Deadlines: March 1 and October 1 each year
More Details: http://www.aaeteachers.org/index.php/classroom-grant-application