The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County takes pride in the number of high-quality Learning & Leadership and Student Achievement grant proposals it receives. Since we unfortunately cannot fund all of these worthy proposals, we encourage applicants to consider multiple sources of funding when completing a grant application. Below are just a few select resources for educators searching for additional grant opportunities.
The NEA supports new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and learning. Their goal is to fund and share successful strategies to educate and prepare students for bright and rewarding futures. Over the last 10 years, the NEA has awarded more than $7.1 million to fund nearly 4,500 grants to public school educators to enhance teaching and learning. To build their knowledge base and to uncover new, great practices in public education the NEA invites all eligible educational professionals to apply for these grants.
The NEA Foundation awards grants to public school educators to enhance teaching and learning. Awards given three times a year (February 1, June 1, October 15).
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on the site, and can give any amount to the project that most inspires you.
When a project reaches its funding goal, DonorsChoose ships the materials to the school. The donor will get photos of the project taking place, a letter from the teacher, and insight into how every dollar was spent. Give over $50 and you'll also receive hand-written thank-yous from the students.
Over the past decade US schools have faced drastic budget cuts, which has lead to less per-pupil funding at the K-12 and also college levels. As a result, more and more teachers and schools have turned to their own fundraising activities and events to ensure that students have what they need in order to be successful both in and outside the classroom. Fundraisers help with the purchase of additional classroom supplies and to pay for extracurricular activities, as well as essential tool such as computers, printers, science equipment, art and music programs, and much more. These events, however, can also be fun learning experiences for students of all ages. This guide is designed to help parents, teachers, and others create and run school fundraisers that are both fun and effective. Click here to read more.