FROM PRIVATE SOURCES
Pew Charitable Trusts Grants
The Pew Charitable Trusts recently awarded seven education grants totaling $1.9 million. The grants recognized seven organizations for their programs in early childhood education and education reform.
The winners are listed below alphabetically.
Early education: Education Law Center, Newark, NJ; Every Child Matters Education Fund, Washington; National Governors’ Association Center for Best Practices, Washington.
Education reform: Philadelphia Academies; Philadelphia Education Fund; Research for Action, Philadelphia; White-Williams Foundation, Philadelphia.
FROM FEDERAL SOURCES
J. William Fulbright Grant
The U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Exchange recently awarded the Stevens Institute of Technology, based in Hoboken, NJ, the J. William Fulbright grant.
The a one-year $195,000 grant will support professional development, mentoring, and leadership skills for ten female mathematics and science teachers from Afghanistan. The teachers will participate in a summer training program at the institute.
FROM CORPORATE SOURCES
Applications are due July 31 for education grants from Target stores nationwide. Grants support local schools and community organizations in need of arts, education, and family violence prevention funding. Grants from $1,000 to $5,000 are available.
Contact: Local Target Store for application; Web site: http://target.com/common/page.jhtml? content=target_cg_grant_guidelines.
Applications are due August 1 for grants over $5,000 for programs that improve classroom teaching and learning of math, science, and technology for students in grades 7-12, sponsored by the Toshiba America Foundation. Public and private schools, local education agencies, and youth organizations in the United States may apply. Projects should provide direct benefits to students and include teacher-led, classroom-based experiences. Contact: TAF, Program Office, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor, New York, NY 10020; (212) 588-0820; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.toshiba.com/taf/apply.html .
FROM PRIVATE SOURCES
Applications are due August 1 for Sol Hirsch Education Fund grants from the National Weather Service Education Committee. Grants support K-12 meteorology education programs. Five grants of $500 are available to classroom teachers interested in learning more about meteorology. Funds may be used to attend relevant conferences and workshops or to purchase classroom materials.
Applications are due Sept. 1 for environmental stewardship grants from the Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation. Grants support K-12 school reform projects that empower students in areas such as education for democracy, environmental stewardship, community service and the arts. Grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 are available to schools, school districts, and nonprofit organizations.
Contact: Dianne Daniels, JBPCMPF, POE Box 20218, Park West Finance Station, New York, NY 10025; (212) 932-0408; fax: (212) 932-0316.
Applications are due Sept. 15 for school garden grants from the Western Growers Charitable Foundation. Grants support programs that help students learn about nutrition and agriculture by planting and maintaining a school garden. Grants of up to $1500 are available.
Contact: Danielle Blacet, WGCF, PO Box 2130,
Newport Beach, CA 92658; (949) 885-2259;
fax: (949) 809-6259; e-mail: Dblacet@wga.com.
Applications are due Sept. 30 for urban grants from the National Education Association. Grants support local NEA affiliates interested in developing education reform leadership programs for K-12 educators. Twenty-five grants of $5,000 are available.
Applications are due Sept. 30 for Kids in Need Teacher grants from the School, Home and Office Products Association Foundation for Educational Excellence. Grants support educators interested in developing innovative classroom curricula that is not available through standard education programs. K-12 teachers in public, private, and parochial school are eligible to apply. About 100 grants ranging from $250 to $1,000 are available.
Contact: SHOPA FEE, 3131 Elbee Road, Dayton, OH 45439-1900; (800) 854-7467; www.shopa.org/shopa_foundation .
FROM FEDERAL SOURCES
Applications are due July 18 for Parental Information and Resource Center grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of innovation and improvement. Grants support programs that develop and strengthen parental involvement in their child’s education as well as improve connections between parents and schools. About 40 three-year grants totaling $21 million are available. Contact: Patricia Kilby-Robb, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3E209, FOB-6, Washington, DC 20202-6254; (202) 260-2225; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.ed.gov/offices/OII /portfolio/pirc/html.
Applications are due July 23 for Indian Education Formula grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of elementary and secondary education. Grants support efforts to reform elementary and secondary schools that serve Indian students. Local educational agencies and schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs are eligible to apply. About 1200 two-year grants ranging from $4,000 to $2.2 million are available.
Contact: Cathie Martin, USDE OIE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3W115, Washington, DC 20202-6335; (202) 260-3774.
Applications are due July 28 for Evaluating State Education Technology Program grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of elementary and secondary education. Grants support states that want to develop and conduct scientifically based evaluations of educational technology interventions and share information on evaluation methods, practices, analyses, and instruments with other states.
State educational agencies are eligible to apply. Three-year grants ranging from $300,000 to $650,000 are available.
Contact: Enid Simmons, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3E215, Washington, DC 20202; (202) 708-9499; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicati ons are due August 8 for Teacher Quality Enhancement grants from the U.S Department of Education’s office of postsecondary education. Grants support improvements in teacher quality and teacher education
High need local educational agencies, institutions of higher education with teacher preparation programs and schools of arts and sciences are eligible to apply. About 4 grants ranging from $750,000 to $1.2 million are available.
Contact: Luretha Kelley, Teacher Quality Program, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K St., NW., Rm 7101, Washington, DC 20006-8525. (202) 502-7878; fax: (202) 502-7864; email: Luretha.Kelley@ed.gov.