Finding grant money
This page links to sites that offer a variety of useful grant leads. A few things to keep in mind as you search:
- Many foundations and corporations ONLY give grants to agencies with the tax designation of 501(c)(3). Schools are not 501(c)(3)’s. However, some sources that say they only give to 501(c)(3) agencies may waive that requirement for schools. If you find a potential funder you think is a perfect match, call or write to inquire if public schools are eligible.
- Check other aspects of eligibility: Some only give money if they have offices/stores in this area, or they only give in certain states. Generally, funders have very specific areas of interest. If your project just doesn’t fit in, move on; it’s unlikely you’ll get them to change.
This source lists foundations by name and links to more detailed information about each.
Includes links for arts, computers, education and more.
Google does everything, doesn’t it?
An excellent site for all federal grants.
Grant Wrangler is a grants listing service offered by Nimble Press at no charge. It allows educators to search for grants by subject area, grade level, or grant name.
It’s operated by Chicago schools, but open to all. It’s a good site for searching for grant opportunities by name, type, category.
This DiscoverySchool.com site has links to many grant sources and resources for educators.
Generally larger, more specific grants for very specific projects.
Search the Michigan Grants Available List (MiGAL) for federal, state, private, and other funding grant resources that relate to education and/or youth.
You can spend as much time on this site as you’d like, but it’s a good one for grant-related information.
The Foundation Center, which publishes the Philanthropy News Digest, is worth reviewing.
TeachersCount is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers a variety of teacher resources, including a listing of grants. www.teacherscount.org.