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Deadline: This year's deadline (12/31) has passed, check site.

The National Geographic Society recognizes that educators, who are among the many dedicated individuals on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, are pioneering new ways of teaching so that students can continue learning.

The fund will distribute support ranging from US $1,000–$8,000 to individual educators (or to an individual educator working in collaboration with other educators or National Geographic Explorers) to design instructional resources that help educators effectively teach in remote or hybrid learning environments. Priority for this opportunity will be given to educators working in communities that have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic, and who have not previously received National Geographic funding. 

Your work must do one of the following: 

  • Use the power of science, social studies, and/or geography to help students understand the challenges and impacts of pandemics such as COVID-19
  • Use the power of science, social studies, and/or geography to help educators teach social and/or environmental justice
  • Adapt one of National Geographic’s science or social studies units for elementary, middle, or high school audiences (refer to our online Resource Library) to address your curricular needs and for use in a hybrid learning environment and develop a teacher’s guide accordingly
  • Draw on the concepts and pedagogy in the National Geographic Learning Framework or the National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Process to design instructional resources or projects that meet the goals of this opportunity
  • Design innovative methodologies and practices for science, social studies, and/or geography teaching and learning in a hybrid environment
  • Design innovative ways to bring the world to students and help them bridge their personal experiences to a more global perspective on critical issues (e.g., pandemics, social or environmental justice, racial justice, sustainability, climate)

The resources developed via this funding must be scalable across different schools and communities and will be made accessible to all educators through the National Geographic Society website. Applicants may use up to 100 percent of their budget as compensation for the time they devote to the proposed project, as well as the time of any co-creators. All application materials must be in English. Upon approval, immediate start dates are acceptable. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications may be submitted until further notice. We will strive to send out decisions every two weeks, but the volume of submissions might slow that process at times. To provide additional guidance during the application process, the Society is offering weekly virtual “Design Labs” for educators to talk directly with their peers and Society staff for ideation, inspiration and technical support. Educators can also ask questions by visiting @NatGeoEducation on Twitter.

Record Updated: Thu, 15 Oct 2020

Eager to Learn 

Deadline: This year's deadline (11/15) has passed, check site.

The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation Eager to Learn program was created to provide assistance to Florida's most vulnerable learners. Through this program, we will ensure that students from every socioeconomic background have access to the highest quality SAT and ACT prep materials and tutors. We formed the ETL program to partner with organizations who are poised to provide these services or who are already working with students to raise scores on the ACT and SAT tests. We want to empower students by providing them with a fair and equal opportunity to get into the best colleges and universities and position them to be offered scholarships and tuition packages by raising their scores.


Organizations applying for funding must meet the following criteria:

  • Show proof of community partnerships or program space.
  • Be located in the State of Florida.
  • Each session or class should contain no more than 5 students at a time.
  • We prefer that organization have an annual budget of at least $75,000 and that the organization has been in existence for at least 5 years but will listen to and decide organizations on a case-by-case basis taking into account special or unique circumstances.
  • Be able to submit a report at the end of the grant cycle proving the positive impact on the students.
  • Agree to the EAGER to Learn Terms and Conditions and submit your grant report within 12 months of receiving the grant check.
  • Annual grants don’t exceed $25,000.

We want to hear from organizations who are currently working towards closing the achievement gap and helping to support the student in the process.  We understand the systemic issues surrounding today’s underprivileged youth. We want to help students, community leaders, and families find the support they need to navigate the education system, and to provide the same opportunities for every student in Florida.

Record Updated: Mon, 6 Jul 2020

The Gray Family Foundation Environmental Education Grant Program

Deadline: This year's deadline (11/13) has passed, check site.

The Gray Family Foundation’s Environmental Education program seeks to support programs that stimulate or promote the teaching of environmental education in K-12 environments and increases outdoor experiences for youth.

This year, Gray Family Foundation seeks proposals that stimulate or promote the teaching of environmental education in formal and informal K-12 educational environments to increase outdoor experiences for youth – either during the school day, as part of distance or virtual learning, or as a service or opportunity offered to families and youth outside of the context of the school setting. Gray Family Foundation’s Environmental Education Grant Program is focused on projects/programs that benefit 3rd-8th grade youth. Gray FF will fund proposals that best demonstrate alignment with our priorities and reflect our values towards equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).

In 2021, we are offering three options through our Environmental Education grant program. Gray FF is interested in reviewing proposals for a range of funding levels that best serve the specific needs of your program. During this grant cycle, we are also especially interested in supporting opportunities for organizations, schools, and/or school districts to use and integrate outdoor spaces (e.g. schoolyards, playgrounds, nearby parks or natural areas) into student learning as a method for both engaging students and reducing risk for students and educators during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Option 1: Equity-Focused Capacity-Building
  • Option 2: Youth Field Experiences
  • Option 3: Educator Training and Professional Development

The Gray Family Foundation will consider proposals submitted by schools, districts, colleges, tribal entities, government agencies, or 501(c)3 non-profit organizations serving Oregon. 

Record Updated: Wed, 21 Oct 2020

Healthier Kids for Our Future 

Deadline: This year's deadline (9/30) has passed, check site.

Healthier Kids For Our Future is a 5-year, $25 million global initiative from Cigna. The program is aligned to three of the 17 leading global challenges identified by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: No Poverty, Zero Hunger, and Good Health and Well-Being.

In 2019, Cigna teamed up with schools and community groups to reduce food insecurity–connecting partners with the resources they need to solve this worldwide challenge.

In 2020, Cigna will add programming to address the mental health and emotional well-being of children, with emphasis on loneliness, anxiety, depression, and suicide.


501(c)3 non-profit organizations

Record Updated: Mon, 6 Jul 2020

The Goddess Project, Roth Cheese

Deadline: This year's deadline (9/30) has passed, check site.

At Roth Cheese, we are committed to the development and empowerment of leaders, and to helping them inspire others in their communities. That’s why we created The Goddess Project. We want to focus on those who are making a difference – anyone who is using their time to alleviate challenges. Throughout 2020, The Goddess Project will award a grant to winners who share their plan to empower their communities.
We’ll be awarding up to $2,500 to chosen recipients. All you have to do is to share your story with us by sending it to Let us know how your not-for-profit project is benefiting your community and how much funding you’re seeking. We will be dispersing these grants throughout 2020. Photos and video welcome.

Record Updated: Mon, 6 Jul 2020

Landfall Foundation 

Deadline: This year's deadline (8/15) has passed, check site.

Grants of up to $7,500 are available for projects that serve New Hanover, Pender, or Brunswick counties in North Carolina, in the areas of arts, health and welfare, and/or education.  


Must be a 501c3 organization serving New Hanover, Pender, or Brunswick county.

Record Updated: Fri, 8 May 2020

NASA Research Announcement: NASA Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions, Remote Opportunity Rapid Response

Deadline: This year's deadline (8/13) has passed, check site.

NASA is seeking proposals for the NASA Research Announcement: NASA Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions, Remote Opportunity Rapid Response. Selected parties will offer innovative remote or distance-learning opportunities, capable of reaching a diverse set of students with relevant NASA content, with specific focus on helping to minimize the inequities faced by communities without ready access to information and communication technology.
The proposal deliverable shall be an innovative program, opportunity, or product capable of reaching a diverse set of students, with specific focus on underserved and/or underrepresented students in STEM and helping to minimize the inequities faced by communities without ready access to information and communication technology. Proposers shall amplify or create an innovative remote or distancelearning program, opportunity, or platform/project to reach K-12 students (in a proposer-identified range of grades) using relevant NASA content during the 2020-2021 school year and/or in summer 2021 and continuing beyond. Projects are required to partner with a NASA Center or other entity and
shall be aligned with NASA-themed space exploration, aeronautics, space science, Earth science, and/or microgravity, in context of the NASA Communication themes. Awards will be given as cooperative agreements. The basic goal of the TEAM II-RORR solicitation is to further NASA Strategic Objective 3.3: “Inspire, engage, educate, and employ the next generation of explorers through NASA-unique Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics learning opportunities."


Eligible institutions do not need to have the words "museum," "visitor center," "science," "planetarium," "youth", or “library” in their official name, but they must be located in the United States or its Territories.

Record Updated: Mon, 6 Jul 2020

American Honda Foundation

Deadline: This year's deadline (8/1) has passed, check site.

The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment. 

Funding priority: Youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy.

Grant range: $20,000 to $75,000 over a one-year period


Nonprofit charitable organizations classified as a 501(c) (3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service, or a public school district, private/public elementary and secondary schools as listed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) are eligible for funding.

To be considered for funding organizations MUST have two years of audited financial statements examined by an independent CPA for the purpose of expressing an opinion if gross revenue is $500,000 or more. If gross revenue is less than $500,000, and the organization does not have audited financial statements, it may submit two years of financial statements accompanied by an independent CPA's review report instead.

Record Updated: Tue, 7 Jul 2020

Kids Run the Nation Grant Fund

Deadline: This year's deadline (8/1) has passed, check site.

In 2020, small grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 will be awarded to youth running programs across the U.S.

What Kids Run the Nation grants may fund:

  • Marketing materials, brochures, posters, fliers, and other printed or digital materials informing parents about the program
  • Advertising the program in a community newspaper or website
  • Hosting a program website
  • Permit or usage fees to use a local park or running track
  • Hydration supplies, including water bottles, cups, or coolers
  • Snacks and meals for program participants
  • Incentives and awards such as Toe Tokens®, ribbons, shirts, water bottles, backpack tags, patches, etc.
  • Mileage logs, worksheets, and other written and digital materials for program participants
  • Other items that the RRCA Grant Selection Committee sees fit to fund

Running clubs, events, or other organizations with the IRS 501(c)(3) designation are eligible to apply. Elementary and middle schools that provide an organized after-school running program are eligible as well. No grants will be given to individuals under any circumstances. All applicants must be an official 501(c)(3), school, parent booster club, PTA, or a similar entity. 

Please review the following criteria before submitting your grant application:

  • Your running program should be more than just a one-time event. It should be a structured running program that ideally utilizes the RRCA’s Kids Run the Nation youth running curriculum. The goal of your program should be to have kids running regularly, more than once each week for multiple weeks, as opposed to participating in a single event. However, the program may culminate in a goal fun run or other organized running event.
  • Your program may be a start-up program or a pre-existing program.
  • Your program must be gender-inclusive, encouraging and welcoming participation by children of all genders. The program may not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnic origin, or economic status. The program may outline age groups and may indicate a minimum and maximum age for participation.
  • Your program should focus on participation, but may include competitive running activities or events.
  • Your running program must maintain policies and procedures that ensure the safety of the participants and outline expectations of program leaders. Your program should meet SafeSport Act requirements, including completion of sexual abuse awareness and reporting training and requiring criminal background checks on all adult program staff and volunteers.
Record Updated: Mon, 6 Jul 2020

Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 

Deadline: This year's deadline (8/1) has passed, check site.

Since 1995, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) has invested more than $25 million in programs and grants to nonprofits, including $16 million in the last five years alone. LADF's annual grants program disseminates funds three times a year to organizations who fall within its three pillars.

In addition to grants, LADF activates with grantees, co-hosts grantee events, digitally showcases the work of grantees and conducts "Giving Moments" in stadium to further highlight grantees work to millions of fans.

LADF Pillars

  • Education + Literacy: LADF provides access, opportunity and innovation to youth at critical engagement stages - from kindergarten through college - through reading and STEM activities, middle school mentorship, and college scholarships and support.
  • Sports + Recreation: LADF uses baseball and softball to build community and reinforce what it means to be a team. We create leadership opportunities and provide character development through increased skills, and positive and safe places to play for youth of all abilities.
  • Health + Wellness: LADF addresses health challenges that prevent children from excelling in school or recreational activities, including food insecurity, fitness and healthy eating. We provide tools and support efforts to increase the social and emotional intelligence of our kids.
  • Program must fall within one or more of the three LADF Pillars;
  • Program must be located in the Greater Los Angeles area. Geographic priority is LA County;
  • Request must come from an organization (no funding will be made to individuals);
  • Grants will be made only to organizations with open, non-restrictive membership that operate open to all regardless of race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religious belief or nationality. Nothing in the guidelines shall prohibit a program from specifying an age, sex or physical capacity classification, as long as it is reasonable under all the circumstances, and is consistent with applicable law;
  • The organization must be certified as tax exempt under Section 501© (3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and is not a private foundation as defined in section 509(a) of that Code. The organization must be in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the California Franchise Tax Board and the California Secretary of State;
  • Applicant acknowledges that it has a written policy that addresses its commitment to keep children safe from sexual abuse by preventing, recognizing and responding to situations both on and off the playing field that in any way compromises their safety.
Record Updated: Tue, 7 Jul 2020