5 math and literacy grant opportunities for schools

These private foundation and corporate grants are available to teachers and schools this academic year


Back to school time during a pandemic, an election year and other disasters in our country will force all of us living through it to never forget the year 2020. Whether students and families choose remote or in person education, children still need to learn. Here are five math and literacy private foundation and corporate grant opportunities for schools and teachers to consider this year.

National Agriculture in the Classroom CHS Foundation Classroom Grant

Deadline: September 30, 2020

Grant Amount: Up to $500

Geographic Location: Nationwide

Focus Areas: PreK-12 state certified teachers in public or private schools who incorporate agricultural concepts into reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and other subjects are eligible to apply. Online learning projects are allowed due to COVID-19. Teachers have until June 1, 2021 to complete projects.

NewAlliance Foundation

Deadline: December 1, 2020 or July 1, 2021

Grant Amount: Up to $25,000

Geographic Location: Connecticut (see communities served on website)

Focus Areas: Core math, science, literacy and /or technology; after school and summer programs

Lexington Education Foundation

Deadline: March 1, annually (projects begin July 1 and end May 1)

Grant Amount: Not specified

Geographic Location: Massachusetts

Focus Areas: Lexington Public Schools certified staff are eligible to apply for projects in any grade level and any subject, including art, science, math, literacy, languages, PE, and social competency.

Boeing Foundation

Deadline: None

Grant Amount: Not specified

Geographic Location: USA and international (see state information on website for specific regional needs/focus areas)

Focus Areas: Education, early learning, math, science, literacy, social/emotional/cognitive skills

Barnes & Noble Sponsorships and Charitable Donations Program

Deadline: None

Grant Amount: Not specified

Geographic Location: USA, primarily locations with company stores

Focus Areas: PreK-12 education, nonprofits, arts, literacy

Justice Thurgood Marshall said, “We deal here with the right of all of our children, whatever their race, to an equal start in life and to an equal opportunity to reach their full potential as citizens. Those children who have been denied that right in the past deserve better than to see fences thrown up to deny them that right in the future.”

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