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Deadline Jan 24, 2019

Big Read Community-Wide Reading Programs

Seventy-five grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations for community-wide reading programs that encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences....  Read more »

Deadline Jan 25, 2019

New York Life Foundation: Aim High

The Aim High grant program supports out-of-school programs serving middle school youth nationwide. The focus of Aim High is to help economically disadvantaged eighth-graders reach ninth grade ... Read more »

Deadline Jan 30, 2019

Corporation for National and Community Service

The AmeriCorps State and National Grants program supports organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in interventions to strengthen communities….    Read more »

Deadline Jan 31, 2019

SPIE Education Outreach and Sustaining Grants

Grants provided to projects relating to optics and photonics, as well as STEM projects involving optics and photonics….  Read more »

Deadline Jan 31, 2019

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

Grants will be awarded to innovative, creative projects and programs with the potential to significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, and/or quality of life of children from ... Read more »

Deadline Feb 1, 2019

New Earth Foundation Education Grants

The New Earth Foundation prioritizes funding nonprofit organizations with focus on arts, environment, social issues, and education….   Read more »

Deadline Feb 1, 2019

Spencer Foundation Education Research Projects

Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded in support of research projects that contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived....  Read more »

Deadline Feb 1, 2019

Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grants

Classroom design packages will be awarded to explore active learning spaces for eligible classrooms, including those in grades 6-12, colleges, and universities....  Read more »

Deadline Feb 14, 2019

Shakespeare in American Communities

Support for Shakespeare productions reaching underserved youth brings performances and educational activities to audiences across the country. Grants are being offered the Schools program and the ... Read more »

Deadline Feb 15, 2019

The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation Grants

The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation is dedicated to increasing economic literacy and awards grants to organizations or groups that work to achieve that goal….    Read more »

Deadline Feb 15, 2019

National Book Foundation Innovations in Reading Prize

A $10,000 prize will be awarded to an individual or institution that has developed a particularly innovative means of creating and sustaining a lifelong love of reading....  Read more »

Deadline Mar 15, 2019

International Reading Association Teacher Recognition Grant

A grant of $2,500 will be awarded to an outstanding elementary school classroom teacher dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of reading and writing in grades K-6....  Read more »

Deadline Mar 31, 2019

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Mini-Grant Applications

Mini-grants of up to $500 will be awarded to educators in support of special activities and events for their students outside the standard curriculum.... Read more »

Deadline Mar 31, 2019

World of Children 2019 Awards Program

The program awards grants of up to $50,000 to proven, high-impact programs created by individuals that make a difference in the lives of children in the United States and across the globe....  Read more »

Deadline Mar 31, 2019

America’s Promise Alliance: Power of Youth Challenge

The Power of Youth Challenge, an initiative of America’s Promise Alliance, invites youth from across the country to bring positive change to their communities by leading social service projects. ... Read more »

Deadline Apr 15, 2019

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Up to twenty prizes of $10,000 each will be awarded to youth who have had a positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment....  Read more »

Deadline Apr 15, 2019

McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation K-12 Classroom Strategies

Grants of up to $30,000 over three years will be awarded in support of team-based projects designed to integrate fresh K-12 strategies into classroom instruction....  Read more »

Deadline Apr 15, 2019

Learning Disabilities Foundation of America

Grants will be awarded to learning disability-related projects focused on scientific, literary, or educational outcomes, or for the identification, ongoing evaluation, education of, and delivery of ... Read more »

Deadline Apr 30, 2019

Lawrence Foundation

The foundation awards grants in the areas of the environment, education, human services, and disaster relief....  Read more »

Deadline May 1, 2019

Mazda Foundation Education Grants

The Mazda Foundation is offering grants to nonprofits with programs emphasizing education and literacy, environmental conservation, cultural education, social justice, or scientific research. Mazda ... Read more »

Deadline May 25, 2019

ASM Materials Education Foundation K-12 Classroom Projects

Twenty grants of $500 each will be awarded to hands-on K-12 projects designed to enhance student awareness of the materials around them....More info>> Read more »

Deadline Oct 1, 2019

Toshiba America Foundation K-5 Science and Math Projects

Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to any K-5 teacher in a public or private nonprofit school in support of an innovative, hands-on science or math education project....  Read more »

ALDI Smart Kids Program

Grants ranging from $100 to $5,000 and ALDI gift cards are provided to local community organizations that encourage kids to be active in the areas of education, physical activity, nutrition, ... Read more »

American Association of School Librarians: Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Fund

The Fund provides grants of up to $20,000 to pre-K-12 public schools whose school library programs have been affected by a natural disaster, fire, or an act of terrorism. Schools that have absorbed a ... Read more »

American Honda Foundation’s Youth Education Grants

Honda aims to help meet the needs of American society in the areas of youth and scientific education by awarding grants to nonprofits, while strategically assisting communities in deriving long-term ... Read more »

Astellas USA Foundation Health and STEM Programs

The Astellas USA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of North America-based pharmaceutical company Astellas USA, is a tax-exempt nonprofit corporate foundation that awards grants for charitable, ... Read more »

Brown Rudnick Center Foundation: Community Grants

Created to support front-line educators who often do not have a voice in funding decisions, the Foundation's Community Grants subsidize small, concrete projects, which will improve inner-city ... Read more »

Campbell's: Labels for Education

The Campbell's, Inc. Labels for Education Program gives schools free educational equipment in exchange for labels from Campbell products. Maximum award varies. Schools or parents coordinate label ... Read more »

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports innovative, creative projects, and programs designed to significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, and/or quality of life of ... Read more »

Change Happens Foundation

The Change Happens Foundation seeks to fund innovative applicants and ideas with proven, high-level impact in education…. Read more »

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

The mission of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is to support efforts that promote a just, equitable, and sustainable society. The Foundation provides grants through four programs including the ... Read more »

Cisco Global Impact Cash Grants

In the Education category, Cisco supports technology-based solutions and education delivery models that improve student performance and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and math ... Read more »

DiscoverE Collaboration Grants

DiscoverE Collaboration Grants provide funding to support programs that engage youth in the engineering community with hands-on learning. Eligible programs will be led by a group of at least three ... Read more »

Express Scripts Foundation

Express Scripts FoundationDeadlines are March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1, annually.The Express Scripts Foundation funds state and local initiatives that support school readiness and ... Read more »

First Book’s Children’s Book Donations and Grants

First Book offers free and inexpensive children's books and educational resources to schools and programs that serve children in need from birth to age 18….  Read more »

Google Ad Grants

Google Ad Grants is a unique in-kind advertising program that harnesses the power of the company's flagship advertising product, Google AdWords. Through the program, selected organizations receive ... Read more »

Halliburton Foundation

The Halliburton Foundation accepts grant proposals from U.S. based nonprofit organizations that serve the following areas: education, health, and health-related social services. Strong preference is ... Read more »

Institute for Rural America Seize the Moment Grants

The Institute offers grants of up to $250 for nonprofit organizations working in rural areas who need to take quick action to address a cost that cannot be predicted or budgeted…. Read more »

Johnson Scholarship Foundation Grants

The foundation funds scholarship and other education programs that serve people in need of financial support. Employment through education should be the ultimate goal…. Read more »

Karma for Cara: Youth Service Learning Grants

Do you know a youngster who's working on a service project in their community? They might be working on a community garden, or checking on senior citizens during summer heat waves. If they're leading ... Read more »

Kars4Kids Small Grant Program

The program provides support to nonprofit organizations that are working to make a difference in the areas of education and youth development. Grants generally range from $500 to $2,000…. Read more »

Kinder Morgan Foundation

The Kinder Morgan Foundation supports K-12 programs that promote the academic and artistic interests of young people. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded for academic programs, including tutoring; ... Read more »

Kresge Foundation: Arts and Culture Program: Local Systems

The Local Systems focus area funds projects that test the integration of arts and culture within municipal systems and other non-arts disciplines. Support is provided for ... Read more »

Leona Gruber Trust Grants

The Leona Gruber Trust awards 15 grants per year to organizations with a focus on youth, health care, community, and education. Average grant size is $2,000...  Read more »

Lockheed Martin: Grants for Education

Lockheed Martin provides grants for K-16 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education. This includes Lockheed Martin's K-12 STEM Education Initiative, Engineers in the Classroom, as ... Read more »

Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation

The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation was established for the purpose of raising and distributing funds to youth service and enrichment programs… Read more »

Microsoft: DigiGirlz High Tech Camp

Deadline varies by location.Microsoft DigiGirlz High Tech Camp for girls works to dispel stereotypes of the high-tech industry. During the camp session, the girls listen to executive speakers, ... Read more »

NEA Foundation: Learning & Leadership Grants

Our Learning & Leadership Grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the ... Read more »

Oriental Trading Company Education Grants

The Oriental Trading Company Giving program aims to enrich the lives of children through education, youth programming, and healthcare and human services….  Read more »

Pathway to Financial Success: Financial Literacy Grants

The Pathway to Financial Success grant program from Discover is designed to help high schools bring financial literacy programs in the classroom. You should consider applying if you have a plan for a ... Read more »

Pop Culture Collaborative: Pop Up Rapid Response Grants

Grants from $5,000 to $30,000 are designed to help organizations working to build movements, drive campaigns, produce stories, and leverage media and entertainment mediums to drive positive narrative ... Read more »

PPG Industries Foundation Education and Community Grants

The PPG Industries Foundation favors projects that promote academic excellence and prepare the next generation of leaders in business, science, and technology. Support for students of high academic ... Read more »

Public Welfare Foundation

The Public Welfare Foundation supports organizations that address human needs in disadvantaged communities, with strong emphasis on organizations that include service, advocacy, and empowerment in ... Read more »

Ronald W. Burkle Foundation Education Grants

The Ronald W. Burkle Foundation makes grants to programs that engage children in learning. Previous grants were used to fund youth outreach programs, health education projects for children and youth, ... Read more »

Safeway Foundation

The Safeway Foundation seeks to fund nonprofit organizations that have programs that align with its four priority areas: hunger relief, education, health and human services, and assisting people with ... Read more »

Sarah Scaife Foundation

The Sarah Scaife Foundation primarily seeks to fund public policy programs that deal with major issues. Past funding has gone to education-focused research programs, research housed at colleges and ... Read more »

Saxena Family Foundation

The Saxena Family Foundation has a particular focus on initiatives that promote US science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and the empowerment of girls, female children, ... Read more »

SC Johnson’s Education Grants

Support for programs that emphasize student academic achievement, with a focus on academic enrichment and advancement, early childhood, and kindergarten through grade 12 education; postsecondary ... Read more »

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Scholarships of up to $10,000 are available to talented teen artists and writers in the United States and Canada in twenty-eight categories of art and writing. Deadlines vary by region. Find your ... Read more »

Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry Grants

Share Our Strength awards grants to eligible organizations involved in increasing access to summer meals programs supported through the Summer Food Service Program or the National School Lunch ... Read more »

Singing for Change

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to progressive nonprofit organizations working to address the root causes of a social or environmental problem.... Read more »

Start a Snowball: Youth Philanthropy Projects

Start a Snowball, Inc. encourages kids of all ages to engage in philanthropic and community service activities. The organization believes that even one child with the right intentions and support can ... Read more »

TESOL Teaching Materials Grant

The Tina B. Carver Fund was established by her family and colleagues to honor the life and work of Tina B. Carver, longtime member of TESOL and the ESL/EFL community. Grants are available for funding ... Read more »

The Awesome Foundation

The Awesome Foundation funds projects that challenge and expand our understanding of our individual and communal potentials, bringing communities together, casting aside social inhibitions and ... Read more »

The Civil War Trust

The Trust provides grants to help educators plan field trips to Civil War, War of 1812, and Revolutionary War battlefields, as well as related historic sites. Grants are available up to $1,500… Read more »

The Coca-Cola Foundation

The Coca-Cola Company and its global philanthropic arm, The Coca-Cola Foundation, partner with nonprofit organizations worldwide that address community needs and priorities in a meaningful way. ... Read more »

The Harry Chapin Foundation Education Grant

The foundation focuses its grant making on community education programs, arts-in-education programs, and agricultural and environmental programs….  Read more »

The Home Depot Foundation’s Community Impact Grants

The Home Depot Foundation offers grants for repairs, refurbishments, weatherization, and modifications to low-income housing or community facilities, such as schools, community centers, or senior ... Read more »

The Kresge Foundation: Human Services Program

The Kresge Foundation works to improve the life circumstances of poor and low-income children and adults and those living in underserved communities. Through the Human Services Program, the ... Read more »

The Lisa Libraries

The Lisa Libraries donates new children's books and small libraries to organizations that work with kids in poor and under-served areas… Read more »

Toyota USA Foundation

The Toyota USA Foundation works to enhance quality of education in kindergarten through grade 12 by building partnerships with nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the teaching and learning ... Read more »

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation wants all children to live a full life with high-quality, early childhood experiences, to grow up in homes with families that have stable, high-quality jobs, and to live ... Read more »’s Community Service Grants invites high school students no older than 19 years old to apply for grants to fund their community service ideas across any one of 16 issue areas…. Read more »

Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program

Grants are awarded to programs in the organization's priority funding areas including STEM education. Grants support education programs that improve knowledge and literacy, with a focus in the areas ... Read more »

Whole Foods' Whole Kids Foundation grants

Whole Kids Foundation supports schools with a variety of programs and educational materials, including:NEW Healthy Kids Innovation GrantNEW Extended Learning Garden Grant School Garden Grant Program ... Read more »

Wish You Well Foundation donations

Supporting family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Read more »

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NCFL Partners

Toyota Family Learning Program

Toyota, one of the nation's most successful corporations, began a partnership with NCFL in 1991. In addition to a commitment of more than $35 million, Toyota has also contributed a wealth of in-kind support — including advertising, planning and management expertise — to form one of the most progressive corporate/nonprofit partnerships in the nation.

Three major programs have been developed through the Toyota partnership based on the family literacy model of parents and children learning together. These models have influenced federal and state legislation, leveraged local dollars to support family literacy and led to successful programs being replicated across the country.

Read more about Toyota's commitment to communities

Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation began partnering with NCFL in 2006. A signature effort of this partnership is the National Literacy Directory, a resource that launched in 2010 and strives to reach the 35.7 million adults ages 18-64 who do not have a high school diploma by guiding them to better-paying, more stable jobs.

The National Literacy Directory contains over 10,000 educational agencies located across the United States and has a dedicated toll-free number to help support those wanting to pursue educational opportunities in their communities.

Dollar General also provides support for development of NCFL’s innovative family learning resources centered on financial literacy and Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time®.

Go to Dollar General Literacy Foundation's website

PNC Grow Up Great

PNC Grow Up Great believes deeply in the power of high-quality early childhood education and provides innovative opportunities that assist families, educators and community organizations to enhance children's learning and development.

PNC Grow Up Great has partnered with NCFL since 1994 to advance early literacy and learning resources for vulnerable families. Current efforts supported by PNC include a collaborative initiative in two at-risk Detroit communities that engages families to support vocabulary development for children under age 5.

NCFL's work is also featured on the PNC Grow Up Great Lesson Center website. The Lesson Center includes over 100 free, high-quality preschool lesson plans and research-based instructional techniques and strategies. All lesson plans contain Home/School Connections printouts, in English and Spanish, to help families extend and reinforce the learning at home.

PNC Grow Up Great

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

NCFL has partnered with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation since January 2016. The Foundation is currently supporting a dynamic two-generation family engagement initiative that expands NCFL's Family Learning model into select Head Start programs nationwide. NCFL's model presents an innovative way to support Head Start programs in meeting outcomes aligned with the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework.

Visit the Foundation website

Better World Books

Better World Books selected NCFL as its domestic literacy partner in 2005 and has raised more than $1 million to support NCFL’s work and donated more than $15 million to support literacy and education efforts worldwide. Better World Books is a triple-bottom-line online bookstore, working equally for people, planet and profit. Each book purchased powers literacy across the world.

Better World Books’ support of NCFL has provided books and workshops to families after Hurricane Katrina, donated large book donations to literacy programs and families nationwide and fueled innovative family literacy and learning programs and resources in libraries, schools and community-based organizations. In addition to their work for literacy and education, Better World Books diverts books from landfills and offers carbon-balanced shipping.

Better World Books

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

In 2013, NCFL began a partnership with the Gates Foundation to ensure that our network of students, teachers, and families thrive among recent shifts in standards-based education. NCFL will leverage the unique strengths of our award-winning Wonderopolis® platform to build upon the growing teacher network that uses the resource for core daily instruction and as a basis for professional growth.

Foundation Website

Goodling Institute

NCFL has partnered with the Goodling Institute for Research and Family Literacy at Penn State University since 2001, working collaboratively to further research, professional development, and policy efforts for family literacy and intergenerational learning.

The work of this partnership includes, but is not limited to, a strong research strand at NCFL's national annual convening, the Families Learning Summit; advocacy for family literacy and learning to further support for and inclusion of family-focused education in new and ongoing legislation; and dissemination of the latest research, resources, information, and professional development opportunities for literacy and learning practitioners and advocates, including the Certificate in Family Literacy provided by the Goodling Institute.

Goodling Institute for Research and Family Literacy at Penn State University