Toshiba America Foundation Grants for Grades 6 – 12

Purpose: Wanted: Classroom Innovators! Toshiba America Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students.  All applications must be for project-based learning and requests for computers, laptops or tablets are not considered.

Toshiba America Foundation's mission is to provide teachers with additional funds to support classroom projects. After school, summer projects, and independent study projects are not eligible. The Foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms.  Many successful grantees have designed projects that tap into the natural curiosity of their students, enable students to frame their own scientific questions, and incorporate the expertise of community partners.

Eligibility:  Science and math teachers in public or private (non-profit) schools may apply for grants to support classroom science and math education. Endorsement from a school official is required.

Amount available per project: varies

Grades 6-12 Grant requests for $5,000 or less are accepted throughout the calendar year.
Grades 6-12 Grant requests for $5,000 or more are accepted and reviewed twice a year - May 1st and November 1st.

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: varies – see above

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.  You may access this form by clicking "here" or going to our website. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity:   http://www.toshiba.com/taf/612.jsp

2017-2018 Teaching Tolerance Educator Grants

Purpose: Teaching Tolerance supports educators who embrace and embed anti-bias principles throughout their schools. Grants will further our mission by supporting projects that promote affirming school climates and educate youth to thrive in a diverse democracy. Teaching Tolerance grants will fund two different types of projects: school-level and classroom-level. At the school level, leadership teams will use the grants to improve school climate, reduce hate, support culturally responsive practices and implement anti-bias curricula. At the classroom level, teachers will use the grants to fund programming that promotes empathy and kindness, positive identity development, perspective taking, critical thinking about injustice and collective action. Whether implemented at the school or classroom level, Teaching Tolerance seek to fund projects that culminate in measurable student outcomes and demonstrable student work. Our hope is to build, over time, a network of grantees—educators who are enthusiastic about learning from each other and sharing their experiences with the broader Teaching Tolerance community.

Eligibility: Educators who work in public or private K-12

Amount available per project: $500 to $5,000

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: Ongoing

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.  You may access this form by clicking "here" or going to our website. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity:   https://www.tolerance.org/sites/default/files/TT_Grants%20Guidelines%20Form_1.pdf

National Art Education Association (NAEA) Grants

Purpose:  NAEA helps provide professional development for art educators, classroom supplies for innovative projects, curriculum development for art classrooms, and ground-breaking research in visual arts education.  As an independent, philanthropic organization, National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) assists with efforts to represent the teachers of art in America, improve the conditions of teaching art; promote the teaching of art; encourage research and experimentation in art education; sponsor institutes, conferences, and programs on art education; and publish articles, reports, and surveys about art.

Eligibility: grants are made only to NAEA members, including student and retired
members, state/province associations, and recognized affiliates.

Amount available per project: $500 to $10,000

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency:  Oct. 1, 2017
(for project year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019)

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.  You may access this form by clicking "here" or going to our website. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity:   https://www.arteducators.org/opportunities/national-art-education-foundation


CASE for Kids – City Connections 2017-18

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. 10, 2017 to April 27, 2018 (Awards announced Oct. 3, 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. $5,000 to max. $15,000

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: September 5, 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.  You may access this form by clicking "here" or going to our website. 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/2017-2018%20CC%20RFP%208-15-17.pdf

The NEA Foundation – Student Achievement Grant

Purpose:  The NEA Foundation provides NEA members with 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.

Eligibility: current members of the National Education Association

Amount available per project: $2,000 and $5,000

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: Oct. 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.  You may access this form by clicking "here" or going to our website. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity:   http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/nea-student-achievement-grants/

The NEA Foundation – Learning & Leadership Grants

 Purpose:  Our Learning & Leadership grants support NEA members who are public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: Educational grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research; or grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.

Eligibility:  public school teachers, public education support professionals

Amount available per project:  $2,000 for individuals; groups $5,000

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency:  Oct. 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.  You may access this form by clicking "here" or going to our website. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity: http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/learning-leadership-grants/

Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant

Purpose: Lowe’s Small Toolbox for Education grant program is funded by the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF), which has supported thousands of grassroots community and school projects in the communities where Lowe’s does business.  For more than 65 years, Lowe's has supported the communities we call home. At a time when schools are struggling to support the basic needs of their students, the LCEF recognizes the importance of financial support.

This year LCEF is seeking ways to provide the tools to help educators and parent groups through educational challenges by providing the greatest impact, with basic necessities being the priority.

Eligibility: K12 schools in Lowe’s service area

Amount available per project: $2,000 - $5,000

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: Sept. 29, 2017 11:59 PM EST.   

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.  You may access this form by clicking "here" or going to our website. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity:   http://toolboxforeducation.com/hta

Fender Music Foundation

Purpose: The Fender Music Foundation awards instruments and equipment to eligible music instruction programs. These items are lightly used, blemished or otherwise imperfect and have been collected from manufacturers and retailers. Descriptions regarding the specific imperfections of each instrument will be available to selected programs.

The organization is currently awarding acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars and the equipment necessary to play these instruments. However, other traditional music instruments are sometimes available. Traditional instruments include string instruments, woodwind instruments, brass instruments, percussion instruments, keyboards and voice. DJ equipment and computers are not available through The Fender Music Foundation.

Eligibility: The Fender Music Foundation awards traditional instruments only to music instruction programs that are part of 501c3 organizations or public schools in the United States. To qualify as a music instruction program, participants must be learning how to make music. Participants can be of any age. However, music appreciation or entertainment programs do not qualify, and the participants cannot be professional or career musicians. A qualified program must fit into one of these four categories:

In-school music classes, in which the students make music
After-school music programs that are not run by the school
Community music programs, which offer music instruction to community members
Music therapy programs, in which the participants make the music

Amount available per project: up to 8 instruments
(currently awarding acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars and the equipment necessary to play these instruments. However, other traditional music instruments are sometimes available. Traditional instruments include string instruments, woodwind instruments, brass instruments, percussion instruments, keyboards and voice.)

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency:  ongoing

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.  You may access this form by clicking "here" or going to our website. 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/

NCTM Teacher Professional Development Grants (6-8)

Purpose: The purpose of this grant is to support professional development to improve the competence in the teaching of mathematics of one or more classroom teachers*. This grant is for implementation during the 2018-19 school year. The proposal must delineate the teacher(s)' professional development plan and address how the proposed project will improve the teacher(s)' competence and affect students' learning. While this grant does not fund the purchase of technology, proposals including professional development involving the use of technology to enhance student learning are encouraged. Any acquisition of equipment must support the proposed plan but not be the primary focus of the grant. Recipients must have three or more years of teaching experience in grades 6-8. Proposals must address the following: the professional development plan, how it will enhance the applicant(s)' mathematical knowledge, and the anticipated impact on students' learning. (*The definition of a classroom teacher is an individual who spends half or more of his/her work time teaching in the classroom.)

Eligibility: The applicant must be a current (on or before October 13, 2017) Full Individual or E-Member of the National Council of  Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM ) or teach at a school with a current (on or before October 13, 2017) NCTM Pre-K-8 school membership and currently teach mathematics in grades 6-8 at least 50 percent of the school day.

Amount available per project: $3,000

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: Nov. 3, 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.  You may access this form by clicking "here" or going to our website. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity:   http://www.nctm.org/Grants-and-Awards/Grants/Teacher-Professional-Development-Grants-(6-8)/


NCTM 7-12 Classroom Research Grants

Purpose: The purpose of this grant is to support and encourage classroom-based research in pre-college mathematics education in collaboration with college or university mathematics educators. This grant is for research implementation during the 2018-19 school year.  The research must be a collaborative effort involving a college or university mathematics educator (a mathematics education researcher or a teacher of mathematics learning, teaching, or curriculum) and one or more grades 7-12 classroom teachers (individuals who spend half or more of their work time teaching in the classroom).

Eligibility: The applicant must be a current (on or before October 13, 2017 Full Individual or E-Member of the National Council of  Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM ), if a 9-12 teacher, or one who teaches at a college or university. 7th or 8th grade teacher applicant may be  a current (on or before October 13, 2017) Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or teach at a school having a current (on or before October 13, 2017) NCTM Pre-K-8 school membership .

Amount available per project: up to $6000.

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency:  Nov. 3, 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.  You may access this form by clicking "here" or going to our website. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity:  http://www.nctm.org/Grants-and-Awards/Grants/7-12-Classroom-Research-Grants/ 

Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics Grants

Purpose: The purpose of this grant is to increase the breadth and depth of the mathematics content knowledge of one elementary school teacher who has a demonstrated commitment to mathematics teaching and learning. This grant is for the 2018-2019 school year. The applicant must have the support of the school principal in becoming a mathematics teacher-leader within her or his school or district. Only one teacher per school may receive the award. The desired outcome of the funded project is the development of an elementary school mathematics teacher with mathematics content expertise.

Eligibility: The grant applicant must be a current (on or before October 13, 2017) Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or teach at a school with a current (on or before October 13, 2017) NCTM Pre-K-8 school membership . The applicant must (1) be a classroom (elementary school) teacher* with at least three years of experience and (2) have mathematics as a regular teaching responsibility. (*The definition of a classroom teacher is an individual who spends half or more of his/her work time teaching in the classroom; the individual could be a math teacher who meets the classroom requirement.)

Amount available per project: up to $6,000

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: Nov. 3, 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.  You may access this form by clicking "here" or going to our website. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.


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 6, 2017  November 7, 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.  You may access this form by clicking "here" or going to our website. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Contact:  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.

Target Field Trip Grant

Purpose: Would you like to take your students on a field trip next year, but the challenge is funding is holding you back? Consider applying for a Target grant for class field trips. Each year, Target supports teachers across the country, providing small, one-time grants to help fund the out-of-class learning experiences. Interested grant seekers can apply online and view local learning field trips that have been funded.

Eligibility: K-12 schools nationwide

Amount available per project: Grants are available up to $700.

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: Between noon CST August 1, 2017 and 11:59 PM October 1, 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.  You may access this form by clicking "here" or going to our website. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity: https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants/field-trip-grants 

CPAs Helping Schools

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:  new update!!!!  March 27, 2017

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.

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:  March 1, 2017

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.