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

Target Field Trip Grants

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, 2016 and 11:59 PM September 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: https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants/field-trip-grants   

Houston Texans - PLAY 60

Purpose: PLAY 60 is the National Football League's campaign to encourage kids to be active for 60 minutes a day in order to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity.

To ensure that our schools have the right tools to integrate healthy activity into the school day, the Houston Texans and Texas Children’s Hospital are proud to award PLAY 60 grants to Houston-area schools in need of additional funding. These grants are designed to help schools with equipment for P.E., sports, or after-school programs, field, gymnasium or playground refurbishments, activity trails, interactive fitness technology installations and other projects that will get kids moving.

Each school can submit a formal funding request that should consist of three parts:
     1- Narrative of no longer than 500 words that must include the following:
             - Details on how the grant will be used and why it is needed
             - Estimated number of youth that will benefit from the grant
             - Demographic information about the school and students
     2- Detailed spending budget of how funds will be used
     3- Copy of the school’s IRS tax determination letter showing the school's tax-exempt status

Grant must be submitted by the school principal. Please provide all contact information including name, title, school address, phone number and email.

Eligibility: The PLAY 60 grant opportunity is open to schools located in the Greater Houston Area including public, private and charter schools.

Amount available per project: up to $10,000

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: Sept. 9, 2016

Other Play 60 Timeline dates:
• Notification to recipients: September 16, 2016
• On-field Grant Presentation: October 2, 2016
• Disbursement of grant funds: March 2017
• Funds must be used by: July 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. Please contact Adrianne Holmes at the Office of Community Development at 281-641-8141 for more information.

Link to opportunity:  http://www.houstontexans.com/community/play60grants.html

Beyond Words – Dollar General School Library Relief Fund

Purpose: Dollar General, in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA), the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the National Education Association (NEA), is sponsoring a school library disaster relief fund for public school libraries in the states served by Dollar General. The fund will provide grants to public schools whose school library program has been affected by a disaster. Grants are to replace or supplement books, media and/or library equipment in the school library setting.

The program also features a comprehensive website devoted to disaster preparedness with resources and a toolkit to help school librarians prepare for and deal with natural disasters and terrorist acts.

Eligibility: Must be a public school library - PreK-12 AND must be located within 20 miles of a Dollar General store, distribution center or corporate office.  Additionally, within the past 36 months must have lost its building or incurred substantial damage or hardship due to a natural disaster (tornado, earthquake, hurricane, flood, avalanche, mudslide), fire or an act recognized by the federal government as terrorism; OR absorbed a significant number (more than 10% enrollment) of displaced/evacuee students.

Amount available per project: Schools may request grants in the range of $10,000 to $20,000.

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: There is no deadline. For general Beyond Words grants applications are reviewed monthly.

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.ala.org/aasl/awards/beyond-words


CCBD Foundation - Classroom Practitioner Support Grants

Purpose: The Classroom Practitioner Support Program is one of the Foundation’s longest-standing programs. Its purpose is to support the professional application of knowledge and skills to improve academic, social, emotional, and community employment-based outcomes for children and youth with behavioral disorders.

Eligibility: K-12 teachers proposing projects with the potential benefits to enhance or improve educational experiences or outcomes for students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD).

Amount available per project: up to $500

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: Applications are open June 1 - Sept 1 each year, and the winners announced in mid-September.

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.ccbdfoundation.org/programs/grants/

Kids in Need Foundation - Kids In Need Teacher Grants

Purpose: Studies show that teachers purchase as much as 75% of all classroom supplies for their students, spending on average $500 of their own money each year to help kids whose families just can’t afford the required materials. On the first day of school, students can be asked to bring as much as $100 worth of supplies for the school year.

Kids In Need Teacher Grants provide educators with funding to purchase the materials they need to conduct innovative projects in their classrooms. We help engage students in the learning process by supporting our most creative and important educational resource — our nation’s teachers.
Retailers, manufacturers, and local companies support the program by sponsoring grants for classroom project ideas submitted by certified preK-12 teachers.

Eligibility: Certified preK-12 teachers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia in the U.S.

Amount available per project: $100 to $500

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: Applications are available from July 15 to September 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.kinf.org/programs/grants/

Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation – Toolbox for Education Grant

Purpose: Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant program is funded by the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, which has supported thousands of grassroots community and school projects in the communities where Lowe’s does business.   Lowe's will only consider grants for projects that will be completed within one year of when the grant is received. A Toolbox grant can be used as part of a large-scale project, like a playground, so long as the grant will be used to complete a phase of the project that can be completed within the year of the award.

Eligibility: Any individual public K-12 school parent group associated with that public K-12 school. Parent groups that are applying (PTO, PTA, etc.) must have an independent EIN and official 501c(3) status from the IRS. If your group does not have 501c(3) status, please apply through your school. Pre-schools are not eligible.

Amount available per project: Between $2,000 and $5,000 per school.

Deadline for Applications to Funding Agency: The Fall 2016 grant cycle will open on August 1, 2016 and close on September 26, 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.toolboxforeducation.com/hta.html