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 #114
The Pets in the Classroom Program, an educational grants program, was established by
the Pet CareTrust 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 asso-
ciated with the human-animal bond. 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. Before you apply, make sure you know your school
district’s regulations as to which pets are allowed in the classroom.
If you have received an initial grant in any previous year, you will only be eligible to
apply for a $50 Sustaining Grant for the upcoming school year. To apply, you will need
to log into your account and select the sustaining grant option.
CAN BE USED FOR MISCELLANEOUS PROGRAMS
WALMART Community Grant Program
Each year, our U.S. stores and clubs award local cash grants ranging from $250 to $5,000.
These local grants are designed to address the unique needs of the communities where
we operate. They include a variety of organizations, such as animal shelters, elder services
and community clean-up projects To learn more, checkout our Local Giving Guidelines.
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 avail-
able on the website.
The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Attn: Mary P. Surrey, President
2233 Wisconsin Ave. 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 com-
munity-based organizations and their programs.
Grants are awarded by the Foundation in the Spring and Autumn of each year. You may apply
once annually & may not apply for consecutive grant rounds (Autumn/Spring, Spring/Autumn).
For the Spring round of grants, the deadline is November 10
For the Autumn round of grants, the deadline is May 10
(In those instances when the deadline date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline shall
move to the next business day.) Award Ceiling: $20,000
HELP WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES!
The Mike Morse Law Firm is thrilled to have provided 100,000 backpacks full of brand new
school supplies to all Detroit Public Schools Community District students in grades Pre-K-5
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
Roseville, MN 55113
Are you a teacher looking for direct support from Kids In Need Foundation?
Our GiftATeacher.org program was designed for you to showcase your classroom and the
impact that free supplies will have on your students, your ability to teach, and the success
of everyone involved in the lives of your learners. If you teach in a school where the rate of
free and reduced lunch is 70% or higher, you can apply during our annual application period
Our School Ready Supplies Program provides brand new backpacks filled with the core school
supplies students need. Each backpack build program starts with a minimum donation of $2,000
which funds materials for 200 students, and allows Kids In Need to provide for an entire school
in our network that has high need. Higher sponsorship levels will provide for larger schools, or
multiple schools in multiple communities where your organization wishes to help and have a
BUS TRANSPORATION FOR FIELD TRIPS!
Wheels To Woods
Wheels To Woods provides funding to PreK-12 schools and other youth groups to pay for
transportation costs for an educational field trip to a nearby forest or forest products com-
pany. Any Pre-K-12 school in MI 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.
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.
Check the website for deadlines!
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 fol-
1. Applicant's description of the field trip and its objectives
2. Benefits to the students, including overall student learning experience, relevance to
curriculum and number of students who may benefit from the grant
3. Proposed use of funds
EARLY EDUCATION GRANTS!
Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation /
Museums To Go / Teacher's Award
100 Ross 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 per-
sonal use and up to $500 to implement the project.
1. An award ceremony takes place each spring in Pennsylvania.
2. Hotel and transportation are provided for the recipients.
3. A paid trip to historic Philadelphia
4. Meet with peers and exchange ideas
5. Excellent educational experience
6. FUN filled weekend with: Philly Welcome Reception, Brunch Event, Recipient Dinner,
Awards and more!
The Lois B. Cohan Museums To Go
The Museums To Go program provides $400 to child care centers serving at-risk children
and low-income families to bring cultural, art, music, theater and educational programs
from outstanding local museums and institutions to childcare center classrooms.
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 VISIT YOUR
CLASSROOM FOR FREE OR VERY INEXPENSIVELY!
Huron Clinton Metroparks
13000 High Ridge Dr.
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 pro-
grams 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:
Preschool Scholarship Opportunity
Bring the Metroparks to your preschool for free with help from little ones! Age-appropriate
and geared toward the developmental level of early learners, all of these programs include
stories, puppets, songs and unique activities. Children are encouraged to use their senses
during the up close investigation of furs, feathers, skulls and other animal artifacts.
To be eligible, schools must have at least 50% participation in the Federal Reduced Lunch
The Huron-Clinton Metroparks is now seeking applicants for the Get Out and Learn Scholar-
ships for 2020. Get Out and Learn scholarships provide free transportation and field trip pro-
gramming fees to the Metropark Interpretive Center of your choice. This scholarship oppor-
tunity is available for qualifying schools in S.E. Michigan, where at least 50% of students are
eligible to receive the federal free and reduced lunch program. All field trip programs support
the Michigan Science Standards curriculum in content, methodology, and technology use.
A wide variety of programs support Common Core curriculum and STEM. Scholarship funds
are limited and field trips must be used by 12/31/20, so apply soon.
Free Field Trips for ALMONT, ARMADA, BRANDON, CAPAC, DRYDEN, IMLAY CITY, LAKE
ORION, OXFORD, RICHMOND OR ROMEO School Districts
Thanks to grant funds from the Four County Community Foundation, schools in Almont,
Armada, Brandon, Capac, Dryden, Imlay City, Lake Orion, Oxford, Richmond or Romeo
school districts can receive free field trips WITH transportation These funds are available
on a first-come-first-served basis for the 2019-2020 school year. Our interactive programs
tie into curriculum requirements and support STEM, history and agriculture.
Michigan Nature Association Field Trip Grant
2310 Science Pkwy. Suite 100
Okemos, MI 48864
Teachers can apply from all seven metro Detroit counties (and across the state!).They
accept applications from teachers/schools only, so please pass this along to any of your
teacher contacts! The Michigan Nature Association is offering field trip grants for teachers
the fall & spring of the 2019-2020 school year. The grants are intended to assist teachers
in developing fun, educational, and hands-on field trips to help students learn about the
natural environment. Eligible grant expenses include transportation, program and/or entry
fees, and educational supplies. MNA is especially interested in applications from schools
with limited access to and ability to visit natural areas. For application and other informa-
tion, including deadlines, an FAQ, and grant decision-making rubric, please click on the
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.
Elk University (9th - 12th grades)
The Elk success story in Michigan is truly special and unique. Elk University - Educating
Tomorrow's Wildlife Managers, designed to fit into your busy semester while meeting
educational standards. This program touches on Michigan history, forest management,
elk biology, wildlife disease, and social considerations for wildlife management.Students
will learn about how the DNR manages and maintains a healthy elk herd for current and
future generations. Registered 9th-12th grade educators will receive an electronic educa-
tor guide, with activities and videos, sent to their email.
This curriculum is free of charge and open to all interested 9th-12th grade educators.
Michigan’s Wondrous Wetlands and Waterfowl Curriculum (6th, 7th and 8th grades)
Michigan’s Wondrous Wetlands and Waterfowl was developed for 6th, 7th and 8th-grade
students and will give students and teachers an appreciation and knowledge of the vital
importance of our local wetland ecosystems. In six lessons, students will expand their
knowledge of Michigan’s water-fowl species, waterfowl biology and life cycles, and wet-
land and waterfowl management and history in Michigan.Students and teachers are en-
couraged to explore a local wetland, if possible,as part of this learning experience! If a
field trip is not practical, a virtual field trip experience is included in the curriculum. May
is American Wetlands Month – prepare your students for this great celebration by teach-
ing them all about Michigan’s Wondrous Wetlands and Waterfowl this spring!
This curriculum is provided via email to registered 6th, 7th and 8th grade educators.
A Year in the Life of a Michigan Black Bear (6th-8th grades)
Are you looking for a fun way to integrate Michigan's unique flora and fauna into your
curriculum while still meeting the educational standards required? You and your class
have an opportunity to begin an adventure that will allow you to experience A Year in
the Life of a Michigan Black Bear.Throughout the school year, students will learn about
the life cycle of the Michigan black bear, general black bear biology and behavior, as
well as how the DNR manages and maintains a healthy black bear population. You and
your students also have the opportunity to track movements of a MI black bear through-
out the school year by looking at actual location data from collared bears. An educator
guide with six lessons, including activities, maps, and videos, are emailed to eligible
teachers who register.
This free curriculum is available to all interested 6th, 7th and 8th grade educators in MI.
Go Wild for Michigan's Wildlife (K-5th grades)
Share the wonders of Michigan's wild inhabitants with young learners to build appreciation
for these unique critters and the places they call home with these lessons and materials for
your classroom. Materials include four lesson plans, wildlife posters for the classroom, and
sets of Go Wild for Michigan's Wildlife Critter Cards for students. (Note: sets of the Critter
Cards for students are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.) The
Teacher Guide and Critter Cards, are provided via email to educators who register.
This curriculum is free of charge and open to K - 5th grade educators in Michigan.
Wild turkeys can now be found in parts of every county in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, plus
areas of the Upper Peninsula. Learn more about the wild turkey’s success story, biology and
history in Michigan with Turkey Time! Once you register, you’ll receive a packet with a variety
of wild turkey-related activities that you can do throughout one school day or spread the act-
ivities out over a few days if you have limited time.They are meant to be incorporated into the
subjects your class is studying like science, math, writing, etc. A PowerPoint is also included,
which can be used to guide discussions and help students visualize what they are learning.
You can also simply use this packet and base your day’s activities on this outline. All educators
are welcome to participate!
Please be aware that you may need to modify lessons and activities based on the age of your
Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program for
K-12 educators. Project WILD provides professional development opportunities for teachers
emphasizing awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and natural resources
through hands-on activities.These activities are interwoven with English language arts, math,
science, and social studies. A perfect addition to classroom units or nature center program-
ming, WILD can give your students the tools to become citizens that make better informed
natural resource decisions.
SALMON IN THE CLASSROOM
This is a school-year-long commitment. Eggs are picked up in the fall and you must care
for the developing fish until you release them in the spring. Aquariums must be cleaned
once a week to ensure clean and healthy habitat. Fish should be fed multiple times daily
during the week. If you are not available replacement to care for the fish.The cost of the
aquarium, chiller and other materials may run $1,500 or more.This money is not provided
by the DNR. Many schools partner with local conservation or sport fishing organizations
or raise their own funds. Once you have been accepted into the program, you will need
to start getting everything ready to receive your eggs in the fall. Each step below is nec-
essary in order to receive your eggs so please look through each one carefully. You can
always reach out to other teachers who are already in the program to get their input and
receive information about the program and possible sponsors to help with equipment
Project Learning Tree
Project Learning Tree (PLT) provides educators with tools, training, and resources to bring
the environment into their classrooms, and their students into the environment. Since its
beginning in 1976, educators have used PLT to teach about both the natural and built envir-
onment-forests, wildlife, water, air, energy, waste, climate change, invasive species, comm-
unity planning, and culture to name a few.The materials are multi-disciplinary and aligned
with state and national education standards.Teachers and educators attend Project Learn-
ing Tree workshops to get materials and activity guides, professional development State
Continuing Clock Hours (SCECH), and may choose to become trained DNR volunteer PLT
facilitators. For more information, please visit the Michigan PTL website and the National
ABOUT NATIONAL ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS (NASP)
More than 600 Michigan schools currently offer the National Archery in the Schools
Program (NASP) for their 4th- through 12th-grade students in their physical education
class, and the program continues to expand. Archery is a sport nearly everyone can be
successful at regardless of age, size or physical ability. Statistics show that school arc-
hery programs engage more students in the educational process, improve classroom
performance, and reduce drop-out rates. More information on the program and the ben-
efits of archery is available on the official NASP website. For more information about
ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL & GARDENING GRANTS
YOUTH GARDEN GRANT
Burlington, VT 05401
Summary: The 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.
Award: $1600 in cash and prizes
Eligibility: nonprofits, schools
Captain Planet Foundation ecoSolution Grants
133 Luckie 2nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
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, both K-12 classroom and informal, who are interested in receiving support for
students to design and implement hands-on environmental solutions are eligible for project
funding. Please carefully research the grants and resource opportunities to determine which
program best fits your needs.
Public Space Bin Grants – The Coca Cola Company
Keep America Beautiful
1010 Washington Blvd.
Stamford, CT 06901
Grants are offered to Keep America Beautiful affiliates, government and public agencies,
nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, religious organizations, colleges and univ-
ersities, K-12 schools, and other community groups. Grants are provided for use at loc-
ations in the United States. For-profit businesses are not eligible.
ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL & GARDENING PROGRAMS
Detroit Audubon Monthly Nature Programs
Detroit Audubon Office
4605 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
Detroit Audubon is set to launch a set of accessible, curriculum-aligned educational programs
for use in schools. To submit feedback on the types of programs you would like to see, or if you
are an educator and are interested in having us give a program to your class, please contact our
Detroit Belle Isle Nature Center Field Trips
Our field trip programs are FREE! Groups are encouraged to register early as classes fill
up quickly on a first-come, first-served basis. Offers a WIDE variety of classes. To register
please contact the Belle Isle Nature Center office at the number above!
Family Programs / Belle Isle Nature Walk (all ages)
Our group meets at the Belle Isle Nature Center at 10:30 a.m. on the first Saturday and third
Sunday of the month and we drive or walk to our hiking location.
Detroit Belle Isle Nature Center / Nature Tots (2 to 4 years old)
Join us for a FREE program for children ages 2-4 and their adult caregivers. Enjoy stories,
crafts and activities as we use our senses to explore nature together! Programs will be held
on the third Friday and Saturday of each month at the Belle Isle Nature Center.
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 scholar-
ships 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, nation-
wide, 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 educa-
tional 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 pro-
tectorates that have soccer programs serving youth 5 to 18 years old. 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.
University of Michigan Property Disposition
N. Campus Storage Bldg.
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.
Clinton Twp., MI 48038
Charity Music Inc.
42211 Garfield Suite 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.
1. We accept grant applications quarterly.
2. Grant deadlines are: June 30, September 30,
December 31 and March 31
3. Award Ceiling: unspecified
4. Eligibility: All applicants must have nonprofit status
Grants are limited to programs serving children kindergarten through grade 12.
READING & LIBRARY GRANTS
SLEEP EDUCATION RESOURCES
P.O. Box 608
Farmington, MI 48332-0608
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 bed-
time routine magnet) necessary to get their children a good night’s sleep
SPORT EQUIPMENT RESOURCES
Challenged Athletes Foundation Headquarters
San Diego, CA 92121
Applicants in U.S. and Canada:
Funds used to pay for expenses related to sport/athletic competitions, training camps,
or clinics.These expenses may include entry fees and/or travel-related expenses to
competitions.Travel related expenses can include transportation (fuel, rental car, flight,
ride share, etc.), accommodations (lodging fees), and meals for challenged athlete.
Funds used to pay for expenses related to specialized coaching (personal trainer,
coach etc.) or training (gym fees, clinics, classes or lessons, etc).
Equipment – from CAF Preferred Vendors
CAF distributes most adaptive sports equipment through our selected distributors
who offer discounted pricing.The equipment list is available once you select “Equip-
ment”as your grant category. If awarded, you’ll be notified of a dollar amount you’ve
been allotted, which in most cases will cover the entire cost of the basic equipment
at CAF’s discounted price.The vendor will bill CAF for the amount you were granted
for the equipment.
The American Academy of Dermatology's (AAD) Shade Structure Program
The AAD's Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants of up to $8,000 to public schools
and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations
that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools, or recreation spaces. In ad-
dition to the grant, the AAD also provides a permanent sign for display near the shade struc-
ture. Since its launch in 1999, the AAD's Shade Structure Program has awarded 400 shade
structure grants, which provide shade for over 3 million individuals each day.
1. Award Ceiling: $8,000
2. Eligibility: nonprofits that provide services, programs, and curricula to children
and teenagers who are 18 and younger
The Beacon Technology Teacher Grant
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 par-
ticipation and engagement with in-class demonstrations and hands-on learning opp-
ortunities. Six lesson plans will be chosen to receive gift cards for classroom supplies,
educational subscriptions, and apps for students.
1. First- and second-place winners will receive gift cards valued at $1,000
2. Third, fourth, fifth, and sixth-place winners will receive gift cards valued at
Deadline: Award Ceiling: $1,000
Eligibility: K-12 teacher at an elementary school, middle school, or high school in the U.S.