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School ecoGrants from the CPF

It is the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) to help younger generations become good environmental stewards who love and understand the world they live in. For the past 25 years, they have funded nearly two thousand projects that involved over one million children. Captain Planet grants are designed to help students take active roles in deciding the future of

This Bird Grant Helps Nature Lovers Fly!

This grant is for the birds! We mean that literally. But, it is also so much more than that. Sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, it supports projects that combine learning about urban birds with art, gardening, and citizen science. Since all projects should have a  data collection component, it is a way to make learning fun for the entire family. Ultimately, it is about fostering a

Who Is for Seconds on Hunger Relief?

This is the time of year for reruns and seconds.  In that spirit, we have updated last year's Thanksgiving post on resources related to food.  Below are grants that relieve food insecurity, corporations that donate products, and even an option for animal shelters. While these are all at the national or semi-national level, more options may exist at your regional, state

Digging Your Veggies 2

Some things deserve a second act. Last year, we told  you about the Farm to School grants from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). It is such a beneficial program, we believe that it is worth featuring again. Not only does it encourage healthy eating in a positive, holistic way, it strengthens communities, teaches respect for nature, and infuses millions of dollars into

Helping At-Risk Students: The GradNation Acceleration Grant

Let's start with the good news. The U.S. high school graduation rate is at an all time high at 82.3%.  But GradNation, an America's Promise campaign, thinks we can do even better. A coalition of educational organizations, their goal is to increase graduation rates to 90% by 2020. Not only will this benefit students and their communities, but the country as a whole. According to them,

Service Grants in Memory of 9/11

To commemorate the sixteenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, we bring you two programs inspired by this national tragedy that encourage service to others as a way to remember the occasion.

STEM Grants for Schools

STEM grants are in demand because educators are keenly aware of the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. By one estimate, jobs that require STEM skills are growing at 17% as opposed to 9.8% for other occupations. Our future simply depends on a tech savvy workforce. Likewise most teachers know that the National Education Association Foundation makes STEM a priority in their grantmaking. The need is so great, however, they can not fund all requests. Here are four other foundations, three national and one regional that also provide STEM grants to help provide cutting edge education in America's schools.

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