Grant Resources

Charitable Organizations and Foundations

Numerous charitable organizations, foundations, and corporations fund educational initiatives. These grant awards vary in scope and in funding range. Consider these organizations as a source for your funding needs. Here is a short list of selected organizations and the educational funding opportunities they offer. Many, many more philanthropic organizations and organizations with a philanthropic foundation are out there to fund your educational needs. Let the search begin.

Lowe's Toolbox for Education
Lowe's donates up to $5 million to public schools and public school parent teacher groups at as many as 1,000 different public schools per year.

Toyota USA Foundation
The Toyota U.S.A. Foundation supports K-12 education programs with a focus on math, science, and environmental science. The Foundation partners with leading organizations and institutes serving diverse populations across all 50 states.

The NEA Foundation

The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students' habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.

Goldman Sachs
The Goldman Sachs Foundation
Goldman Sachs Gives has supported diverse educational organizations in low-income communities, a range of after-school programs, need-based scholarships in secondary and higher education, as well as educational and cultural programming for students around the world.

Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo Corporate Giving
Education is identified as one of Wells Fargo's giving priorities. Specifically, Wells Fargo supports organizations that: 1) Promote academic achievement for low- and moderate-income students with a priority emphasis on K-12, and 2) Provide training for teachers and administrators working with low- and moderate-income students. Application process and grant priorities vary by state.

Carnegie Cooperation of New York
The Urban and Higher Education Program's goals are centered on creating pathways to educational and economic opportunity by generating systemic change across a K-16 continuum, with particular emphasis on secondary and higher education. Carnegie works to enable many more students, including historically underserved populations, to achieve academic success.

State Farm Cooperation Foundation
State Farm has two relevant Education programs: Impacting Classrooms and Impacting Students. They have a stated goal of improving teacher professional development to, "raise standards for teaching performance to keep the most highly accomplished teachers in the classroom."

Sprint Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Educated Kids is one of the foundation's three strategic goals. For this goal: "We seek to improve the quality of both teaching and learning through leadership and professional development in which educators receive the support and training they need to deliver high-quality learning opportunities for all students."

Sprint Foundation
The Sprint Foundation
Sprint identifies education as one of its key philanthropic goals: "A quality education provides our young people with the building blocks they need to achieve success throughout their lives. That's why the Sprint Foundation supports education programs across the country, with a particular focus on urban K–12 public education."

The Braitmayer Foundation
The Braitmayer Foundation
The Foundation is interested in proposals utilizing innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States. Of particular interest are: 1) Curricular and school reform initiatives, and 2) Preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those which encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching.

These links are provided for informational purposes only. Kagan is not affiliated and does not endorse any of these organizations.