Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries

Purpose: The mission of the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries is to provide funds to our Nation’s neediest schools so they can extend, update, and diversify the book and print collections in their libraries with the goal of encouraging students to develop a love of reading and learning.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

• are established schools (in operation for a minimum of one (1) year;
• with economic need (85% of the school’s student population must qualify for free/reduced lunch);
• an existing designated library;
• paid library staff; and
• a first time recipient of this opportunity.

Amount available per project:   up to $7,000

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency:  December 12, 2016 (midnight)

District Guidelines: An Intent to Submit form must be completed and sent to the Office of Community Development before applying for any grant for Humble ISD. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity:  http://www.laurabushfoundation.com/how-to-apply/index.html

AAUW (formerly American Association of University Women)

Purpose:  The Community Action Grants Program provides funds for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls. Special consideration is given to projects focused on kindergarten through grade 12 and community college girls’ and women’s achievement in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, and to those projects that seek community partners such as local schools or school districts, businesses, and other community-based organizations.

One-year grants fund community-based projects that include clearly defined activities promoting education and equality for women and girls with direct community or public impact. Two-year grants provide start-up funds for new projects that address local community needs and develop girls’ sense of efficacy through leadership, advocacy, or training opportunities.

Eligibility:  Eligible applicants are individuals, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations, and local community-based nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Funding supports project-related expense categories including, but not limited to, advertising; office supplies; professional fees and honoraria for speakers; equipment purchases; transportation; meals, food, beverages, or lodging for camps or related activities.  Funds are not available for salaries, tuition, or scholarships.

Amount available per project:
   One-year awards range from $2,000 to $7,000, and two-year awards range from $5,000 to $10,000.

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency:
January 15, 2017

District Guidelines:  An Intent to Submit form must be completed and sent to the Office of Community Development before applying for any grant for Humble ISD. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity:   http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/community-action-grants/  

SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

Purpose:   The SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund (SWBGCF) makes grants in four priority areas: conservation education, species research, habitat protection, and animal rescue and rehabilitation.

Within the area of conservation education, funding priorities include the following:
  • Nature deficit disorder: encouraging youth to spend time outdoors connecting with nature, and understanding the value of nature and mechanisms for sustainability.
  • Leadership development: identifying potential conservation leaders and developing their leadership skills and knowledge.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations; schools, etc. The fund works with organizations to support programs that are science-based, solution-driven, and community-oriented. Each applicants is required to create a login and the application must be completed online.

Amount available per project:
   Awards range from $5,000 to $25,000.

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: Applications are due November 30 and April 30, annually.

District Guidelines: An Intent to Submit form must be completed and sent to the Office of Community Development before applying for any grant for Humble ISD. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity:  http://www.swbg-conservationfund.org/grantInfo.htm

Houston Arts Alliance – Touring & Neighborhood Arts Program

Purpose: To assist arts and cultural organizations throughout Harris County, Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) offers support through its Touring and Neighborhood Arts Program (TNAP) Grant category. These grants assist 501(c)3 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in providing arts programming—primarily outside the City of Houston—and within Harris County. Funded by Harris County and the Texas Commission on the Arts, TNAP seeks to support the presentation and touring of arts/cultural programs with an emphasis on small and mid-size organizations.

Eligibility: Humble ISD K12 campuses

Amount available per project: Up to $5000.00

Applications Available Beginning:  December 5, 2016, 8:30 a.m. 

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency:  January 5, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

District Guidelines: An Intent to Submit form must be completed and sent to the Office of Community Development before applying for any grant for Humble ISD. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity:  http://houstonartsalliance.com/grants/organizations/tnap/ 

CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grants

Purpose:  Funded by CenturyLink’s Clarke M. Williams, the Teacher’s and Technology program provides classroom grants to help fund projects that advance student success through innovative use of technology.   Schools do not have to be a CenturyLink customer to apply but must be located in a CenturyLink service area where CenturyLink provides residential phone service.  Grant winners will be announced between  April 1 - May 15, 2017.

Eligibility:  Full-time private and public school teachers are eligible

Amount available per project: Grant awards range from $500. – $5000.

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: Oct. 1, 2016 – Jan. 12, 2017 via the online registration portal

District Guidelines: An Intent to Submit form must be completed and sent to the Office of Community Development before applying for any grant for Humble ISD. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity:
http://www.centurylink.com/aboutus/community/foundation/teachers.html

Directpackages.com Teacher Grants

Purpose:  The way we learn and experience things is ever changing. As technology rapidly introduces and expedites new ways of learning, classrooms often find it difficult to keep up. Directpackages.com understands the importance of technology as a tool for learning and entertainment, and therefore wishes to present three teachers each with a $1,000 grant to spend on classroom technology. 

In 400-500 words write about the impact new classroom technology could have for you and your students. The top three submissions featuring the most innovative and beneficial use for classroom technology will be awarded $1,000 to spend on new technology for their classroom!

So here's your prompt: Write about what new technology would mean to your classroom and how you would use the grant to address a learning challenge. Ideas for how technology will facilitate a more constructive learning environment will vary, but all submissions should include:

• An observed learning challenge that is amplified by inadequate technology.
• The specific technology or technologies you plan to implement.
• How this technology will support your teaching efforts.
• The anticipated impact improved technology will have on your students.

Eligibility: Applicants must be employed full-time as a Kindergarten-12th grade teacher at an elementary school, middle school, or high school in the United States. Applicants must also intend to continue teaching throughout the 2016-2017 school year. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States.

Amount available per project:  $1000 grant in the form of a Visa Reward Card

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: Feb. 24, 2017

District Guidelines: An Intent to Submit form must be completed and sent to the Office of Community Development before applying for any grant for Humble ISD. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity:   http://www.directpackages.com/teachers-grant/

Fund for Teachers

Purpose:  Fund for Teachers awards summer fellowship grants to pre-K-12 grade teachers to pursue self-designed professional learning. Teachers decide what they want to learn and where they want to learn it. Their odysseys take them all over the world—as scientists, researchers, artists and agents of change—and they return to their classrooms with new ideas that transform student learning and achievement.
The 2017 application cycle opens up on October 1, 2016!

Eligibility: Full-time preK-12th grade teachers:
Spending at least 50% of their work week in direct classroom instruction
Returning to the classroom in the consecutive school year
With at least three years experience as a preK-12th grade teacher

Amount available per project:  Individuals may apply for up to $5,000 and teams may apply for up to $10,000

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: January 31, 2017

District Guidelines: An Intent to Submit form must be completed and sent to the Office of Community Development before applying for any grant for Humble ISD. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity:   http://fft.fundforteachers.org/

CPAs Helping Schools Program

Purpose: Established in 1991, the CPAs Helping Schools program encourages CPAs to become actively involved with the education of Texas youth.  Dedicated to improving the quality and scope of education Pre-K through grade 12, this initiative offers Houston CPA Society members an opportunity to get actively involved in support of their local schools.  Funding requests should be for the educational benefit of the students.  This may include, but is not limited to, books, educational materials and equipment, supplies, and school uniforms.  Other previously funded programs include technology, math labs, established reading courses, fine arts programs, after-school activities, science labs, and much more. 

Eligibility: Humble ISD Campuses

Amount available per project: up to $5,000.00

Deadline for submission to Houston CPA Society:  October 10, 2016 

To receive the application to begin writing, contact Adrianne Holmes via email at Adrianne.Holmes@Humble.k12.tx.us or request by phone at extension 8141. 

Farmer’s Thank America’s Teachers

Purpose: Through the Thank America’s Teachers, Farmers Group, Inc. is awarding grants up to $2,500 each to teachers across America that can be put towards classroom supplies through AdoptAClassroom.org. The contest is open to full-time teachers in kindergarten through grade 12 schools.

Before applying, teachers must have received a thank you through Thank America’s Teachers. Teachers may send themselves a thank you. The contest consists of three contest periods and voting periods. Entries are limited to one per contestant per contest period. At the end of each period, Farmers Group, Inc. reviews and judges proposals, and selects finalist entries to be posted online and voted on by the general public during the corresponding voting period. For official contest rules and specific contest and voting periods, please visit the website.

Good proposals are concise, effectively describe why the funds are important, get personal, grab the reader, and are thorough.

Eligibility: K-12 schools

Amount available per project: up to $2,500

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: September 29, 2016

District Guidelines: An Intent to Submit form must be completed and sent to the Office of Community Development before applying for any grant for Humble ISD. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity:  https://www.farmers.com/thank-americas-teachers/submit-a-proposal/


Association of American Educators Foundation Foundation

Purpose:  Classroom grants from the Association of American Educators (AAE) Foundation can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, mathematics manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, lab materials, and more. Funds must be used within one year of the application deadline.

Applications must be submitted online, awards are competitive, and the number of grants awarded depends on the total number of applicants. AAE members receive additional weight in the scoring rubric.

Eligibility: All full-time educators who have not received a scholarship or grant from AAE in the past two years are eligible.

Amount available per project: up to $500

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: October 1 and March 1, annually.

District Guidelines: An Intent to Submit form must be completed and sent to the Office of Community Development before applying for any grant for Humble ISD. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity: http://www.aaeteachers.org/index.php/classroom-grant-application


The Goldenrod Research Corporation

Purpose: The Goldenrod Research Corporation supports hands-on technology in the classroom through its YouthTouch Grant. Hands-on technology education tools bring mathematics and science to life for schools that then become pilot or referral sites for YouthTouch. The grant program provides an opportunity to affordably integrate hands-on robotics and fluid power technology into grades 3 through 8 classrooms.

A 1-to-1 match is required. Grants cover 50 percent of the cost of a comprehensive YouthTouch Technology Integration Program. Schools are responsible for matching the other half. Goldenrod regularly works with those awarded to find the funding if needed. Applications must be submitted by postal mail or fax.

Eligibility: public K12 schools

Amount available per project:  award amount varies

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: Applications are due September 30, February 28,and May 30, annually.

District Guidelines: An Intent to Submit form must be completed and sent to the Office of Community Development before applying for any grant for Humble ISD. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity:   http://www.goldenrodresearch.com/grants.htm


Save on Energy Teacher Grant

Purpose:  SaveOnEnergy.com® is looking for the best lesson plans for teaching students about energy or sustainability. Save on Energy is looking for lesson plans that vary in scope and topic, and you can cite any helpful information you find on the SaveOnEnergy.com Learning Center. All lessons must check off every requirement on the list below to be considered.

  • Encompass energy and/or sustainability knowledge.
  • Be appropriate for a grade level from kindergarten through eighth grade.
  • Include goals and how you plan to measure students’ understanding.
  • Include a fully detailed description of the lesson plan, handouts, etc., with a list of all materials needed.
  • Be created by one teacher without use of existing prepared educational materials outside of those available on SaveOnEnergy.com.
  • Encourage student development through participation opportunities.
SaveOnEnergy.com will award six $500 grants, in the form of Visa Reward Cards, to be used toward classroom materials and activities. Winners' lesson plans will be featured on SaveOnEnergy.com for other teachers to use as resources for their classrooms.

Prizes will be awarded to current teachers who submit energy-related lesson plans. Teachers who have already submitted a lesson to our previous grant opportunity are eligible for the second annual Teacher Grant if they submit an entirely new lesson plan. Winnings must be used toward the materials needed to successfully teach the lesson plan and provide new educational materials to students to enhance the quality of learning.

Amount available per project:
 $500 Visa Reward Card

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency:
 First deadline is October 21, 2016 but there is a rolling deadline throughout the year so keep checking their website

District Guidelines:
 An Intent to Submit form must be completed and sent to the Office of Community Development before applying for any grant for Humble ISD. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity:  https://www.saveonenergy.com/teacher-grant/

The Fender Music Foundation

Purpose: The Fender Music Foundation awards instruments and equipment to eligible music instruction programs that are part of US public schools or qualified nonprofit organizations. The instruments and equipment are lightly used, blemished, or otherwise imperfect and have been collected from manufacturers and retailers. The foundation provides information on specific imperfections to programs that are selected to receive instruments. (DJ equipment and computers are not available.)

To qualify for a grant of instruments, a program must involve participants of any age in learning how to make music and be one of the following: in-school music class, after-school music program that is not run by the school, community music program, or music therapy program. Music appreciation or entertainment programs do not qualify, and program participants cannot be professional or career musicians. Camps and workshops also are not eligible.

Eligibility: Public K12 schools

Amount available per project: Up to 8 instruments with potential to request more

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: Applications are accepted year-round.

District Guidelines: An Intent to Submit form must be completed and sent to the Office of Community Development before applying for any grant for Humble ISD. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity:   http://www.fendermusicfoundation.org/grants/grants-info/

Green Education Foundation & Gardener’s Supply Company

Purpose: GEF and Gardener’s Supply Company have teamed up on an exciting funding opportunity for established youth garden projects nationwide! The organizations are calling on schools and youth groups to submit chronicles of their garden projects in a race to win a $250 prize. The award is designed to support the continued sustainability of an exceptional youth garden program that has demonstrated success, and has impacted the lives of kids and their community.

Eligibility: Existing garden programs involving children currently in grades K-12, from schools and youth groups nationwide. Please note that this grant is not for gardens that have not yet been started.

Amount available per project:  $250

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: Sept. 30, 2016

District Guidelines: An Intent to Submit form must be completed and sent to the Office of Community Development before applying for any grant for Humble ISD. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity:  http://www.greeneducationfoundation.org/greenthumbchallengesub/green-thumb-challenge-winners.html

CASE for Kids – City Connections 2016-17

Purpose:  CASE for Kids City Connections, funded directly by the City of Houston, supports organizations that address the need for youth services outside the school day. Projects funded by the CASE for Kids City Connections program take place in a variety of locations including schools, community centers, apartment complexes, and churches. Grants are designed to meet individual Houston city council district needs and provide prevention-based programming that addresses gaps in services to youth.  Proposed projects must serve K12 children before school, after school, or during weekend hours.  The time frame to deliver services for this grant is Oct. 31, 2016 to March 31, 2017.

Eligibility: Only the following Humble ISD campuses located in Houston City Council District E are eligible: 
  • BBE, DWE, EGE, FE, GTE, HHE, MBE, SFE, SWE, WCE, WHE, AMS, CMS, KMS, RMS KHS, and KPHS.
Amount available per project: min. $4,000 to max. $10,000

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: September 7, 2016

District Guidelines: An Intent to Submit form must be completed and sent to the Office of Community Development before applying for any grant for Humble ISD. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity:  http://www.afterschoolzone.org/users/0002/docs/City%20Connections/16-17%20CC%20RFP-tf%20edit.pdf