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117 West 4th South
Grace, ID 83241

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ICF Idaho Community Foundation  Lists of Grants for our state or county.

Monsanto:   For sponsorship of an event contact an employee of Monsanto and ask them to fill out an Employee Community Participation Form


Silverstar Communications:

Caring for the community grant for teacher resources and classroom technology:

Pets in the Classroom Grants
Pets in the Classroom grants are offered to Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth grade classes only. Seven types of grants are intended to support pets or aquariums in the classroom for the purposes of teaching children to bond with and care for their pets responsibly. Teachers for more information visit the Pets in the Classroom website. Available: July 22, 2014 – June 10, 2015

Mr. Holland’s Opus
Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation program is designed to provide musical instruments and instrument repairs to existing K-12 school music programs. Music programs serving low-income communities, programs with little or no budget for musical instruments and music programs that serve the most students out to the school population are considered before all others. For more information visit the Foundation website. Deadline: Aug 1

Science Teacher Award
The 2014 Thomson Reuters Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award is funded by the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) and Thomson Reuters. The award is to recognize the unique teaching contribution of an individual as a teacher of information science. The grant award is $1,000 plus $500 towards travel to attend the ASIS&T annual meeting. For more information visit the ASIS&T website. Deadline: Aug 1

American Honda Grants
The American Honda Foundation provides K-12 grants in the fields of youth education and scientific education. Grants are $20,000-$75,000. For more information visit the American Honda website. Deadlines: Aug 1 & Nov 1

Community Impact Grants
The Home Depot Foundation provides grants up to $5,000 to public schools that are using the power of volunteers. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services. For more information visit The Home Depot website. Deadline: Aug 15

Teichert Foundation Grants
The Teichert Foundation invites grant requests in the following categories: Culture and the Arts, Education, Youth and Elderly, Environmental Planning and Preservation, Community and Social Services, and Rehabilitation and Health Service. Grants are $3,000-$7,500. For more information visit the Teichert website. Available: July 1-Aug 29

Target Foundation Grants
Field Trips: Grants valued up to $700. Deadline: Aug 1-Sept 30, 2014
Reading: $2,000 grants to schools and libraries supporting programs such as after-school reading events and weekend book clubs. Deadline: March 1-April 30, 2015
Art & Culture: $2,000 grants help schools bring more arts and culture into the classroom, enabling them to expand their creativity and their horizons. Deadline: March 1-April 30, 2015
For more information visit the Target website.

Sundt Foundation Grants
The Sundt Foundation funds activities and programs that improve the quality of life for disadvantaged children. Grants are $1,000-$10,000. For more information visit the Sundt website. Deadline: Sept 15, Dec 15

3rd Grade Cabbage Program
Bonnie Plants delivers millions of free cabbage plants each year to students in third grade classes. 3rd grade students get a hands-on gardening experience and the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. For more information visit the Bonnie website. Entry Deadline: Sept 16

Siemens STEM Competition
The Siemens competition in Math, Science, and Technology encourages high school students to submit research reports. Students may enter the competition as an Individual, two-member Team, or three-member Team. Scholarships for winning projects range from $1,000 – $100,000. For more information visit Siemens website. Deadline: Sept 30

Teacher Art Grants
The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education has grants available up to $1,000 to aid and support teachers who wish to establish an effective learning tool using the arts in teaching children who learn differently. For more information visit the Foundation website. Deadline: Sept 30

PreK-12 Classroom Grants
The Kids In Need Foundation’s Teacher Grants are being offered to PreK-12 teachers to improve classroom education. Grants are $100-$500 for classroom teachers who have innovative, meritorious ideas. For more information visit the Kids In Need website. Available: July 15-Sept 30

Grants for the Environment
The Captain Planet Foundation grants are made for activities that promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities. Grant amounts up to $500. For more information visit the Captain Planet website. Deadline: Sept 30, Jan 31

Aerospace Education Grants
The Air Force Association (AFA) provides aerospace education grants up to $250 for Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Members who are Educators, to help fund their aerospace education programs, inspiring interest toward science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects and careers. For more information visit the CAP website. Deadline: Sept 30, Mar 31

GreenWorks! Grants
The Project Learning Tree’s GreenWorks! grant program announces grants in three award levels: 1) the popular and traditional GreenWorks! grants up to $1,000, 2) GreenWorks! grants up to $1,000 for schools involved in the USFS Climate Change Live Program, and 3) GreenWorks! grants up to $2,000 for registered PLT GreenSchools! For more information visit the PLT website. Deadline: Sept 30

Stringed Instrument Grants
The Classics for Kids Foundation (CFKF) aims to bridge the funding gap and enhance school music programs by providing matching grants for beautiful new stringed instruments. For more information visit the CFKF website. Deadline: Sept 30, Dec 31 & Mar 31

Herb Garden Grant: Grades 3-6

The Donald Samull herb garden grant program for teachers in grades 3-6, is accepting applications for indoor or outdoor herb garden grants. Grants are valued up to $200. For more information visit the Donald Samull website. Deadline: Oct 1

Arts Education Grants
The National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) is offering numerous funding opportunities for K-12 teacher projects that promote the arts as an educational tool. For more information visit the NAEF website. Deadline: Oct 1

RRCA: Kids Run the Nation Grants

Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) offers Kids Run the Nation grants ranging from $500-$1,000 to elementary and middle schools that provide an organized after-school running program. For more information visit the RRCA website. Deadline: Oct 1

Youth Soccer Program Grants
The U.S. Soccer Foundation (USSF) provides annual grant awards ranging from $8,000 to $200,000, to support efforts to broaden the reach of youth soccer. Grants are provided to support all aspects of the beautiful game – from assisting programs with operational costs to creating Safe Places to Play. For more information visit the USSF website. Deadline: Oct 1

The Wish List Project
The Wish List Project fosters individual and family success by finding opportunities for educational, extracurricular, and civic development for at-risk youth and low-income families. Funding examples are: Registration fees for sports, science camp, youth leadership conferences, art classes and supplies; after school tutoring, music class fees and instrument rental, books and supplies; Prom fees and appropriate clothing. For more information visit The Wish List Project website. Available: Oct 1-Nov 15

Wild Ones: Seeds for Education
The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program gives cash awards of $100-$500.  Project goals should focus on enhancement and development of an appreciation for nature using native plants.  Projects must emphasize involvement of students and volunteers in all phases of development, and increase the educational value of the site. For more information visit the Wild Ones website. Deadline: Oct 15

State Farm Good Neighbor Grants

The State Farm Good Neighbor Grant Program is offered to K-12 public schools to fund three types of grants: Teacher Development, Service-Learning, and Education Reform/Systemic Improvement. For more information visit the State Farm website. Available: Sept 2-Oct 31

Grants to Educators
The NEA Foundation supports new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and learning. Grant awards are $2,000 or $5,000, and funds may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, or software. For more information visit the NEA website. Deadline: Oct 15

Thank a Million Teachers
Farmers’ Insurance knows that most every teacher spends money out of their own pocket for basic classroom supplies and programs like the National Board Certification. The Thank a Million Teachers initiative wants to help. Grants of up to $2,500 can be put towards classroom supplies or National Board Certification. For more information visit the Farmers’ website. Deadline: Oct 31

Office Depot Grants
The Office Depot Foundation is accepting on-line grant applications of $50 to $3,000. For more information visit the Office Depot website. Deadline: Oct 31

2015 Send My Teacher

The Michelson ExxonMobile Teacher Academy will grant 150 third-through fifth-grade teachers an exciting five-day math and science summer camp experience. The Academy is a cool summer camp just for teachers taught by math and science experts from the National Science Teachers Association and Math Solutions. They come up with fun ways to learn math and science while playing with balloons, rocket cars and marbles. For more information visit the Michelson ExxonMobile website. Deadline: Oct 31

Music Grants
Chamber Music America (CMA) supports presenters in its Residency Partnership Program, which seeks to build audiences for classical/contemporary, jazz and world chamber music. K-12 schools are eligible for grants up to $6,000 for short-term projects and up to $12,000 for extended projects. These grants support up to 75% of expenses with the balance coming from other sources. For more information visit the CMA website. Deadline: Oct 31

PG&E Bright Ideas Program Grants
The Bright Ideas Program from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) helps schools to access resources to enhance the classroom experience, teach students about solar power and energy resources and receive the training necessary to teach about solar energy in the classroom. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000. For more information visit the PG&E website. Deadline: Nov 1

Education & Technology Program Grants
ARRL, a national association for Amateur Radio, offers resources to teachers and schools for instruction, including kits and projects, professional development opportunity on wireless technology, and grants up to $500 for radio stations and related equipment. For more information visit the ARRL website. Deadline: Nov 1

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Prudential Financial, Inc., and the National Association of Secondary School Principals fund the Prudential Spirit Awards Competition for middle and high school students making a positive difference in their communities. Awards are up to $5,000 each. For more information visit the Prudential website. Deadline: Nov 4

Mathematics Education Trust Grants
The Mathematics Education Trust (MET) funds numerous special projects that enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics. Pre-K-12th grade teachers are eligible for grants $1,200-$24,000. For more information visit the NCTM website.  Deadline:  Nov 7

Geometry Grants
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) offers $4,000 grants to Pre-K-8 teachers to develop activities that will enable students to better appreciate and understand some aspects of geometry. For more information visit the NCTM website. Deadline: Nov 7

Brighter Future School Grant
The Westinghouse N-Vision a Brighter Future School Grant Program encourages middle or high school teachers who want their students to learn more about STEM through a hands-on project to apply for a $1,000 grant. An additional $2,000 grant will be awarded to each school’s science department for general needs. For more information visit the Westinghouse website. Deadline: Nov 14

Youth Energy Summit Scholarships

The Youth Energy Summit (YES) is a community partnership between SMUD and Sac State. It is designed for high school juniors and seniors and this years theme is food and agriculture. scholarships range from $250-$1,000. For more information visit the SMUD website. Deadline: Nov 15

International Reading Association Award

The International Reading Association (IRA) Award for Technology and Reading honors educators in grades K-12 who are making an outstanding and innovative contribution to the use of technology in reading education. Grant amount is $2,500. For more information visit the IRA website. Deadline: Nov 15

PASCO STEM Educator Awards
6-12 STEM educators with a minimum of 3 years teaching experience in the STEM fields are eligible to apply for the PASCO STEM Educator Awards sponsored by PASCO scientific in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association (NTSA). The maximum award is valued at $6,500. For more information visit the NTSA website. Deadline: Nov 30

Vernier Technology Awards
The Vernier Technology Awards will recognize and reward the innovative use of data collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom. Each award is valued at $5,500 and presented to grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. For more information visit the Vernier website. Deadline: Nov 30

Shell Science Lab Challenge

The Shell Science Lab Challenge, sponsored by Shell Oil Company and administered by NSTA, encourages teachers (grades 6-12) who have found innovative ways to deliver quality lab experiences with limited school and laboratory resources, to share their approaches for a chance to win up to $93,000 in prizes, including a grand prize school science lab makeover support package valued at $20,000. For more information visit the NTSA website. Deadline: Dec 17

Walmart Grants for K-12 Schools
Through the Local Giving Program Walmart supports K-12 schools with grants of $250-$2,500. For more information visit the Walmart website. Deadline: Dec 31

Casio Education Grant Contest
Casio America, Inc. is pleased to announce the Casio LampFree Education Grant Contest. Casio will provide (1) LampFree Ultra Short-Throw Projector to the (50) winning schools from each state (one per state). To enter the grant contest, schools must first educate students on mercury and how it can effect a young person’s health. For more information visit the Casio website. Deadline: Dec 31

Applied Materials:  Education Grants
Applied Materials Foundation (AMF), directs its education grants to neighborhoods with the greatest need and to programs that inspire young minds, open new doors, and paves the way for a more promising future for its participants. Grants average $2,500. The Foundation has a specific interest in funding proposals that benefit students in grades K-12. For more information visit the AMF website. Deadline: Jan 15

Earthwatch Institute Education Fellowship Program
Elementary, middle and high school educators are eligible to apply for the Earthwatch Institute Education Fellowship Program. Earthwatch is interested in applicants who can show exemplary leadership, commitment and communication skills. For more information visit the Earthwatch website. Deadline: Rolling

American History Fellowship Grants
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) promotes American history instruction through the Affiliate School Program. Affiliate schools join a nationwide network of schools connecting teachers and students to valuable resources designed to bring American history to life in the classroom. GLI fellowship awards are valued at $3,000. For more information visit the GLI website. Deadline: Rolling

Verizon STEM Grants
The Verizon Foundation supports technology-based approaches to literacy and education. Grants average between $5,000 and $10,000. For more information visit the Verizon website. Deadline: Rolling

Toshiba Science & Math Grants
Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) Grants fund the projects, ideas and materials teachers need to innovate in their math and science classrooms, grades K-5 & 6-12. Grants are up to $1,000. For more information visit the Toshiba website.  Deadlines: Vary

After School Advantage Program
The GTECH After School Advantage Program provides non-profit community agencies and public schools with state-of-the-art computer labs. these computer centers are designed to provide urban children aged five to 15 with a meaningful, yet fun, learning experience during the critical after-school  hours, in a safe environment. For more information visit the GTECH website. Deadline: none

Environmental Science Education Grants
The Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA), Mother Lode Chapter, will provide grants of $100 to $1,000, to elementary, middle, and/or high schools for projects with an air quality and/or waste management focus.  Access the application at the bottom of this page or for more information visit the AWMA website. Deadline: none

Advancement of Awesomeness Grants
The Awesome Foundation (TAF) provides $1,000 grants for the Arts and Sciences and the advancement of Awesomeness in the universe. The Foundation provides these grants with no strings attached and claims no ownership over the projects it supports. For more information visit the TAF website. Deadline: none

No Kid Hungry Grants
Share Our Strength awards “No Kid Hungry” grants to schools who are involved in increasing access to summer meals programs, increasing the availability of school breakfast, and increasing access to afterschool snack and meal programs. Grants are $5,000-$10,000. For more information visit the No Kid Hungry website. Deadline: none

Pioneer: Science Education Grants
Pioneer supports science education in an effort to improve science literacy, enable science discovery, and grow future talent in the sciences. Pioneer provides direct financial support in the form of grants up to $5,000 to K-12 science and agriculture programs. For more information visit the Pioneer website. Deadline: none

Fender Music Foundation Grants
The Fender Music Foundation awards instruments and equipment to music instruction programs in public schools. To qualify as a music instruction program, students must be learning to make music in an in-school music class. For more information visit the Fender website. Deadline: none

VSP: Sight for Students
Sight for Students is a VSP charity that provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children. The program operates nationally through a network of community partners who identify children in need and VSP network doctors who provide the eye care services. Parents and guardians interested in seeking assistance through the Sight for Students program must work through VSP’s established network of community partners. For more information visit the VSP website. Deadline: N/A

Driver’s Edge: Driving Instruction for Teens
Driver’s Edge empowers young drivers through a combination of classroom discussions and behind-the-wheel defensive driving instruction to erase the “Fast and the Furious” and video-game mentality that many of today’s young drivers have and that has skyrocketed automobile fatalities. The program is free. Students between the ages of 15 and 21 who have a learner’s permit or driver’s license are eligible. Go to the Driver’s Edge website to see tour schedule for relevant dates. For more information visit the Driver’s Edge website. Deadline: N/A

Access for Educators to C-SPAN Archival Footage:
The C-SPAN Archives Grant awardees are granted the videotapes of their choice from the extensive collection in the C-SPAN Archives for creative proposals for using the network’s programming in the classroom or in research projects. Middle and high school teachers are eligible with no maximum grant award.  For more information visit the C-SPAN website.  Deadline: N/A

Grants for Early Literary Professionals
IRA & RR Reading Conference Grants of $200 are available to help fund expenses for selected early literacy professionals (grades K-3) attending International Reading Association or Reading Recovery conferences.  For more information visit the Reading Conference website. Deadline: none

Fire Prevention Grant Program
The insurance conglomerate FM Global supports a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness and education programs. Schools are eligible to apply for grants up to $2,500 for K-12 fire safety sessions and fire education prevention materials. For more information visit the FM Global website. Deadline: Rollling

Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program
The Victor Clark Youth Incentive Fund Program, one of ARRL Foundations Special Programs, was established with the objective of providing support for the development of Amateur Radio among high-school age (or younger) youth. Mini-grants up to $1,000 will be made for such projects as securing equipment for antennas for club stations, purchasing training materials, and more. Preference will be given to projects for which matching funds are raised locally. For more information visit the Victor C. Clark website. Deadline: none

Cultural Exchanges, Training and Study Abroad
The American Councils for International Education (ACIE) administers a variety of cultural exchange, study abroad, and research programs on behalf of both public and private funders. Participation in these programs is through an open, merit-based competition, and facilitates mutual understanding between the United States and Eurasia, Southeast Europe, and South Asia. Some programs are fully funded. Visit the ACIE website for current programs available. Deadlines:  Various

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