CLASSROOOM PET PROGRAMS!
Pets in the Classroom Program
The Pet Care Trust
3465 Box Hill Corporation Center D Suite #H
Abingdon, MD 21009
Phone: 443-921-2825 ext. 114
The Pets in the Classroom Program, an educational grants program, was established by the Pet Care Trust in 2009 to assist teachers in obtaining or maintaining classroom pets.The program
is to reach 30,000 classrooms and impact one-million children.The Pets in the Classroom program benefits students by teaching them responsible, long-term pet care at an early age and providing the psychological and developmental benefits associated with the human-animal bond. Studies have shown that caring for pets has a positive effect on children, improving school attendance and teaching children responsibility, as well as encouraging nurturing and building self esteem. The Pet Care Trust recognizes that teachers often have limited resources to enhance their class-rooms and curriculum.Through a simple online application process, teachers can become eligible to receive grants of $50 to support existing classroom pets, or $100-$150 to purchase or adopt
a new pet and required equipment. We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-
19 school year. You may apply any time between August 1st, 2018, and June 1st, 2019.
Before you apply, make sure you know your school district’s regulations as to which pets are allowed in the classroom.
CAN BE USED FOR MISCELLANEOUS PROGRAMS
COMMUNITY Grant Program - Walmart
Awards grants of $250 to $5,000 through Walmart stores, Sam's Clubs and Logistics facilities. Eligible nonprofit organizations must operate within the service area of the facility from which
they are requesting funding.
Community Focus Federal Credit Union Cash for Class Grant Program
This program is open to all teachers who live, work or worship in one of the 18 Downriver communities served by CFFCU. Teachers must be certified K-12 educators serving in public, private, parochial or charter schools. The Grant Program will award a total of $750.00 in the month of November. Teachers can each win up to $250.00 to fund the purchase of supplies, equipment or implementation of special projects for their classrooms.
Applications are available on the website.
The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Attn: Mary P. Surrey, President
2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 414
Washington, DC 20007
The Foundation does not make grants to individuals. Grants are considered for IRS-qualified
non-profit organizations located within the United States, and typically range from $1,000 to $20,000.The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural, and performing
arts programs; schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, programs for youth, seniors, and the handicapped; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and their programs.
Deadline: Grants are awarded by the Foundation in the Spring and Autumn
of each year.
For the Spring round of grants, the postmark deadline is November 10th
For the Autumn round of grants, the postmark deadline is May 10th
(In those instances when the deadline date falls on a weekend or holiday, the
deadline shall move to the next business day. Requests received following a
deadline date will be held for consideration in the following grants round.)
Award Ceiling: $20,000
HELP WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES!
For the 5th straight year, the Mike Morse Law Firm is thrilled to be providing 28,000
backpacks full of brand new school supplies to all Detroit Public Schools Community
New this year, we will also supply 3,000 "Teacher Totes" filled with basic supplies
needed in the classroom and 6,000 Pre-K "starter kits" with pencils, glue sticks,
crayons, markers, and more. To date, we've donated more than 80,000 backpacks
and supplies to Detroit students. We are proud to help even the playing field and
give parents, students, teachers and our schools a #winning start.
[Backpacks, teacher totes and Pre-K starter kits will be handed out during the first
week of school in September, stay tuned!]
Kids in Need Foundation
3055 Kettering Blvd., Suite 119 The 2018 application window will be open from
Dayton, OH 45439 July 18th, 2018 to August 19th, 2018
2719 Patton Rd
Roseville, MN 55113
The Kids In Need Foundation operates four key programs to help facilitate our efforts so that
all students have access to quality school supplies to learn and succeed. In 2016 we supported 5.4 million kids and more than 150,000 teachers across the country through these initiatives.
Teacher Supply Boxes:
Studies show that teachers spend an average of $500 per year of their own money to help kids whose families just can’t afford the required materials. Our Teacher Supply Boxes will provide successful applicants with two boxes containing roughly $500 in the most essential school supplies — from notebooks and markers to pens and glue.
School Ready Supplies:
Through community sponsorships, our School Ready Supplies program can provide pre-assembled backpacks filled with essential school supplies or deliver bulk supplies to host backpack building events.
America’s Teachers and Farmers Insurance – Farmers Insurance
Eligibility: K-12 teachers
Your votes have the power to help us give away over $1 million dollars in educational grants throughout the year. Farmers awards 180 teachers with $2,500 grants and five $100,000 grants annually. Deadlines vary throughout the year!
BUS TRANSPORATION FOR FIELD TRIPS!
Wheels to Woods
Wheels to Woods provides funding to Pre-K to 12 schools and other youth groups to pay
for transportation costs for an educational field trip to a nearby forest or forest products company. Any Pre-K to 12 school in Michigan is eligible to apply for funds to go on a field
trip to a school forest, private forest, public forest or forest products company. Wheels to Woods reimburses actual transportation costs up to $350 per bus and $1,000 per school. Applications can be submitted anytime to admin@WheelsToWoods.org
TARGET Field Trip Grants
As part of the program, Target stores award field trip grants to K-12 schools nationwide.
Each grant is valued at $700. We accept grant applications between noon CT Aug.1st
and 11:59 p.m. CT Oct. 1st.
Who is eligible for a grant?
Education professionals who are at least 18 years old and employed by an accredited K-12 public, private or charter school in the United States that maintains a 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1) tax-exempt status are eligible to apply. Educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals or classified staff
of these institutions must be willing to plan and execute a field trip that will provide demonstrable learning experiences for students.
Applications must be submitted online via this website to Scholarship America between August 1, 2018 at Noon CT and October 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
How are grant recipients selected?
The Target Field Trip Grants program is managed and administered entirely by Scholarship America. Scholarship America will evaluate applications and award grants based on the following criteria:
- Applicant's description of the field trip and its objectives
- Benefits to the students, including overall student learning experience, relevance to curriculum and number of students who may benefit from the grant
Trip to be taken between January 1, 2019 and the end of the 2018-19 academic year (May/June 2019)
EARLY EDUCATION GRANTS!
Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation / Teacher's Award
100 Ross Road, Suite 160
King of Prussia, PA 19406
This award acknowledges the critical role of child care teachers in providing quality early
care and education. Child care teachers from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and
on U.S. Military bases and installations around the world are invited to apply.
Fifty teachers win each year and each award recipient receives $500 for the teacher's
personal use and up to $500 to implement the project.
•An award ceremony takes place each spring in Pennsylvania.
•Hotel and transportation are provided for the recipients.
•A paid trip to historic Philadelphia
•Meet with peers and exchange ideas
•Excellent educational experience
•FUN filled weekend with: Philly Welcome Reception, Brunch Event, Recipient Dinner,
Awards and more!
Out of the 50 teachers, one receives The Helene Marks Award and the honor of being named
the National Child Care Teacher of the Year, and receives an additional $1,000. Contenders
for this award are the top ten scorers of the 50 recipients who answer a series of questions, scores based on a rubric.
EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT WILL VIST YOUR CLASSROOM
FOR FREE OR VERY INEXPENSIVELY!
Huron Clinton Metroparks
13000 High Ridge Drive
Brighton, MI 48114-9058
The Huron-Clinton Metroparks consist of 13 beautiful parks, covering over 25,000 acres throughout Southeast Michigan, encompassing Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw,
and Wayne counties.
The 2018-2019 Huron-Clinton Education Programs Guide has JUST arrived with all the programs offered both at the individual parks and with the Outdoor Exploration Vehicle!
The Vehicle can come to YOU or you can come to one of our 13 Metroparks in 5 S.E. MI counties. While these are Low-Cost programs, we also have grant opportunities as well, through the parks and through private donors!
School programs and field trips are available year-round.
This links to the 2018-2019 School Program Guide:
School programs provide environmental, cultural, and natural science literacy.
All programs support the Michigan Science Standards curriculum in content,
methodology, and technology use. A wide variety of programs offered that support
Common Core curriculum, STEM, and Michigan Science Standards. Each of these
programs are taught by a professional Interpreter who is knowledgeable in the
content and school requirements.
Also has a wide variety of programming at the Individual parks & nature centers
that you can come to with bus transportation. See Transportation Resources
Michigan Educators –Register for K–12th-grade wildlife programs for your classroom!
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources offers free educational opportunities
to help educators looking for a fun way to integrate the state's unique flora and fauna
into their curriculum, while still meeting required educational standards.To date, over
5,000 ninth- through 12th-grade students have been exposed to natural resources in
the classroom with Elk University – Educating Tomorrow’s Wildlife Managers. Elk
University is designed to fit into teachers’ busy semester while meeting educational
standards and touching on Michigan history, forest management, elk biology, wildlife
disease and social considerations for wildlife management. Through YouTube lessons
and activities, students will learn how the DNR manages and maintains a healthy elk
herd for current and future generations.
A Year in the Life of a Michigan Black Bear, beginning its fourth year, is available to
sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade educators. Throughout the school year students
will learn about the life cycle of the Michigan black bear, general black bear biology
and behavior, and how the DNR manages and maintains a healthy black bear pop-
ulation. Additionally, over the school year, classrooms will get to “follow” a bear
through its seasonal movements by using actual data points from a radio-collared
Michigan black bear.
New last year, the Go Wild for Michigan’s Wildlife program is open to kindergarten
through fifth-grade educators.Through this program, teachers can share the wonders
of Michigan’s wild inhabitants with young learners to build appreciation for these unique
species and the places they call home. Materials include lesson plans, wildlife posters
for the classroom and sets of “Go Wild for Michigan’s Wildlife” critter cards for students.
Sets of the critter cards for students are limited and will be distributed on a first-come,
first-served basis. An electronic copy of the critter cards will be provided to all registered educators.
Educators are asked to register for these classroom programs by Sept. 30th.
then select the program(s) you are interested in.
ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL & GARDENING GRANTS
2018-2019 Carton2Garden Contest
132 Intervale Road
Burlington, VT 05401
Evergreen Packaging and KidsGardening.org are proud to present our fifth annual national Carton 2 Garden Contest! Open to public and private schools, contest winners will be selected based on their implementation of an innovative garden creation featuring creative and sustainable uses for repurposed milk and juice cartons.
Your school can get started by collecting at least 100 empty cartons from your home, community, or cafeteria. After gathering cartons, it’s time to design and construct purposeful garden items and structures using them. Looking for ideas? Check out last year’s winners for inspiration and visit us on Facebook, and Twitter for tips, activities, and lessons.
Register your interest in participating in the 2018-2019 Carton 2 Garden Contest to access a special collection of online lesson plans inspired by previous Carton 2 Garden winners. By registering, you will also receive periodic tips and reminders from KidsGardening to help keep your project on track.
Carton 2 Garden is open to all K-12 public and private schools in the United States. Your school does not need a garden to participate. Pre-K classes located at schools serving additional elementary, middle and or high school grade levels may also enter the contest.
All entries must document and share their gardening experience through an online entry form
and submission of up to 10 photos. In order to be eligible for the grand prize and specialty prizes, entries must also include a video link (under 5 minutes) that tells the story of the project in its entirety. Please note that each student that appears in the photos or video must have an accompanying signed parental release form submitted with your entry. The official parental release form is also available in Spanish.
Applications are due March 25th, 2019 Winners will be announced April 22nd, 2019
2018 YOUTH GARDEN GRANT
Summary: The 2018 Youth Garden Grant is sponsored by KidsGardening’s generous
donor base with contributions from leading companies in the horticulture industry:
Dramm Corporation, Eartheasy, Fiskars Brands Inc., Gardener’s Supply Company,
Growers Supply Company, High Mowing Organic Seeds, JavaCycle, and Smart Pots.
Deadline: 12/8/17 Award: $1600 in cash and prizes Eligibility: nonprofits, schools
Captain Planet Foundation ecoSolution Grants
16201 I Street N.W. Suite 501
Washington, D.C. 20006
Captain Planet Foundation invests in high-quality, solution-based programs that embrace
STEM learning and empower youth to become local & global environmental change-makers. Educators who are interested in receiving support for students to design and implement
ecoSolution Grants range from $500-$2,500 and are intended to support solution-oriented,
youth-led projects that result in real environmental outcomes. ecoSolution Grants are available
to educators working with youth in the United States.
Captain Planet Foundation has developed four (4) ecoSTEM Resource Kits – which are perfect
for educators just getting started with project-based learning. These custom-curated and designed collections of lessons and the best materials and equipment identified for each project.
Public Space Bin Grants – The Coca Cola Company
Summary: The grant program awards actual recycling bins to schools,
government agencies, colleges and other community organizations on
a competitive basis. Interested parties complete an online application,
designating the style and number of bins they would like and explaining
how and where they would use the bins. Keep America Beautiful selects
recipients based on the merits of their proposal according to several
criteria including need and the potential to recover the greatest amount
Deadline: 10/7/17 Award: recycling bins Eligibility: government/public
agencies, nonprofits, religious organizations, k-12 school, college
ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL & GARDENING PROGRAMS
Detroit Audubon Monthly Nature Programs
On the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., Detroit Audubon hosts FREE
monthly nature programs. They're appropriate for all ages, open to the public,
and light snacks and refreshments are provided. Detroit Audubon membership
is NOT required.
Detroit Belle Isle Nature Center / Monthly Hikes
Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. twice monthly as scheduled. Monthly hikes
open to visitors of all ages and abilities. For a schedule of hike days and where they
will visit, see the schedule above!
Detroit Belle Isle Nature Center / Nature Tots
Stories, crafts and activities help kids ages 2-4 use their senses to explore nature,
showing families and caregivers that a nature activity doesn't have to be complicated
to be meaningful.
EXERCISE AND/OR SPORTS GRANTS
Roller Skating Foundation Grants
6905 Corporate Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46278
Through its various fundraising efforts and grants program, The Roller Skating Foundation
seeks to support schools’ educational programs, promote physical fitness, provide scholarships to deserving high school and undergraduate students, and promote the sport of roller skating.
The Roller Skating Foundation is proud to offer grants, to deserving schools, nationwide, assisting them in funding their programs. For the 2019 school year, The Roller Skating Foundation will be providing a number of grants, totaling up to $10,000. These grants are available to schools, educators, and volunteers, seeking assistance in accomplishing educational objectives and fitness-related goals. Typical grant awards will be in the $250 to $500 range.
TARGET Youth Soccer Grants
The Target youth soccer grants program provides support for player registration fees, player
and field equipment, and training and professional development for volunteer coaches. Any eligible school, government agency, non-profit organization or non-profit regional/local soccer organization within the U.S., serving youth 5 to 18 years old, can apply. A preference will be
given to programs serving in-need communities.
As part of the program, Target will provide annual $1,000 grants on behalf of each Target
store and distribution center in the U.S. to federally tax-exempt section 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, accredited schools, or public agencies located in the U.S. or one of its protectorates that have soccer programs serving youth 5 to 18 years old. We accept grant applications between noon CDT May 1 and midnight CDT June 30. Grants will be awarded in September 2018.
Email notification of the decision will be sent to the individual who completed the application.
Note: A public agency is an organization established and primarily funded by the U.S. government, such as public schools, public libraries, public parks, and law enforcement agencies. A public agency must be able to provide a valid Government affirmation letter or have a valid NCES number.
World Education Relief (this nonprofit is currently undergoing some major changes!)
P.O. Box 2841
Southfield, MI 48037-2841
Computer Giveaway Center
2153 E. Vernor Hwy. (off Gratiot Ave., near Eastern Market)
Detroit, MI 48207
Hours: 10 a.m. to 12 noon
The first step to receiving a computer is to write a letter to our organization
fully explaining why you cannot afford a computer and how a computer will
benefit you (the student, family or non-profit organization). Your letter can
be hand-written or typed and must be at least half a page long. Please write
clearly and legibly.
The next step is to bring your letter and pick up your computer at the Giveaway
Center above. We accept tax-deductible minimum donations of $125.00 for desk-
tops/towers and $150.00 for Laptops (while they last). Everyone has to contribute
something to receive a computer. We are a non-profit organization run entirely by
volunteers. Your tax-deductible donation is our main source of taking care of our
expenses and administrative fees. Your donation also helps us help other families
the same way other families before helped you. Each computer comes with a Monitor,
Mouse, Keyboard, Sound Card, high-speed Internet ready, Optical CD-R Drive, Word
Processor, Anti-Virus protection, Anti-SpyWare, USB port.
University of Michigan Property Disposition
North Campus Storage Building
3241 Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Offers used office furniture, office equipment, computers and laptops, copiers,
hospital equipment, kitchen supplies, dorm furniture, lab equipment, etc.
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS RESOURCES
Charity Music of Michigan Inc.
40736 Hayes Road
Clinton Twp., MI 48038
Charity Music Inc.
42211 Garfield Rd. Ste 312
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Charity Music launched the Musical Instrument Loan Program in 2012, as a community
service project which allows Charter Schools, and other deserving organizations, the
opportunity to implement music programs at a substantially reduced rate.The program
provides sheet music and over 25 various musical instruments to choose from.
Serves all ages throughout the State of Michigan.
Classics for Kids Foundation
Summary: If your school or non-profit organization believes in the role of fine
instruments in your program, and can show evidence of need and commitment
to raising matching funds, you are a strong candidate for the Classics for Kids
matching grant program.
Deadline: We accept grant applications quarterly.Grant deadlines are: June 30,
September 30, December 31 and March 31. Award Ceiling: unspecified Eligibility:
All applicants must have nonprofit status. Grants are limited to programs serving
children kindergarten through grade 12.
READING & LIBRARY GRANTS
Reading for All - Agency for International Development
Summary: “Reading for All” activity is to improve reading outcomes for children
with disabilities (CwDs) in grades 1 – 3 in USAID-supported Early Grade Reading
Program (EGRP) districts. The three main objectives of the Reading for All activity
are to improve data quality on CwDs; enhance institutional and technical capacity
at various levels to deliver quality reading instruction & support to CwDs; and test
inclusive instructional models that can be scaled for specific groups of CwDs.
Deadline: 10/15/17 Award Ceiling: $3,500,000 Eligibility: unrestricted
SLEEP EDUCATION RESOURCES
P.O. Box 608
Farmington, MI 48332-0608
19171 Merriman Rd.
Livonia, MI 48152
Sweet Dreamzzz is a nonprofit organization committed to improving the health,
well-being, and academic performance of at-risk school-age children by providing
sleep education and bedtime essentials.
Early Childhood Sleep Education ProgramTM
An in-school sleep education program for parents, preschoolers and preschool
teachers that includes a sleep kit and a two week healthy sleep curriculum.
Available in English and Spanish!
R.E.M. (Rest. Educate. Motivate.) Sleep ProgramTM
An in-school sleep education program for grades Kindergarten through 5th.
Sweet Dreamzzz Sleep Educators present healthy bedtime habits to students
and each child receives a Sweet Dreamzzz Sleep Kit.
Parent Sleep Education WorkshopTM
A Sleep Education Workshop to empower parents of school age children with
the information and take-home tools (bedtime charts with stickers and a bedtime
routine magnet) necessary to get their children a good night’s sleep
SPORT EQUIPMENT RESOURCES
ACCESS FOR ATHLETES GRANT PROGRAM
9591 Waples Street
San Diego, CA 92121
Summary: Expensive equipment or training shouldn’t be the biggest hurdle
athletes face in their endeavors. Access for Athletes is committed to helping
athletes overcome financial impediments by providing funding grants for
equipment, training, coaching and competition costs.
The 2019 CAF Grant Application is now OPEN!
The deadline to submit your grant is Friday November 2nd, 2018 at 5PM PST.
The American Academy of Dermatology's (AAD) Shade Structure Program
Summary: The American Academy of Dermatology's (AAD) Shade Structure Program
awards funds to schools, day-cares, parks, and other non-profit organizations for
installing permanent shade structures where children learn and play. Each shade
structure award is valued up to $8,000, which includes the cost for shade structure
materials and installation.
Deadline: 11/17/17 Award Ceiling: $8,000 Eligibility: nonprofits that provide services, programs, and curricula to children and teenagers who are 18 and younger
The Beacon Technology Teacher Grant
Summary: Prizes of up to $1,000 will be awarded for lesson plans in any subject
that teach K-8 students why technology is important (and how to use it). Plans
must encourage participation and engagement with in-class demonstrations and
hands-on learning opportunities. Six lesson plans will be chosen to receive gift
cards for classroom supplies, educational subscriptions, and apps for students.
First- and second-place winners will receive gift cards valued at $1,000. Third-,
fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-place winners will receive gift cards valued at $500 each.
Deadline: 12/9/17 Award Ceiling: $1,000 Eligibility: K-12 teacher at an elementary
school, middle school, or high school in the U.S.
Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® Grants
Summary: K- 12 public & charter education and community improvement. Community improvement is defined as building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades as well as safety improvements. K-12 Projects should fall into
one of the following categories: technology upgrades, tools for STEM programs,
facility renovations and safety improvements. Projects should address a critical
need & align with Lowe’s company purpose; to help people love where they live.
Deadline: The Toolbox for Education 2018 cycle dates are:
Spring Cycle: December 18, 2017 – February 9, 2018
Fall Cycle: August 6, 2018 – September 28, 2018
Award Ceiling: $100,000 Eligibility: Non-Profit, PreK-12 Educational
Agency,Town, City or County Government, priority is given to K-12 public schools.