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From Corporate Sources | From Private Sources | From Federal Sources



ExxonMobil Foundation Grant

The ExxonMobil Foundation, based in Irving, Texas, recently awarded four $3,000 grants. The one-year grants will be used to encourage mathematics education research and innovative curriculum development for K-12 educators.

The winners are listed below alphabetically.

LaVerne Blagmon-Earl, University of the District of Columbia; Joan Evans, Texas Southern University;, Houston; Dawit Haile, Virginia State University, Petersburg, Va.; Margie Waters, Paine College, Augusta, Ga;

State Farm Grant

The State Farm Insurance Company Foundation recently awarded a three-year $1.7 million grant to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The grant will support an outreach program for teachers pursuing board certification, teacher scholarships, and an awareness and recruitment program.


Brennan Grant

St. Vincent-St. May High School, a Catholic, college preparatory school in Akron, Ohio, recently received a $10 million grant from David and Ann Brennan.

The grant will be used for scholarships, school construction, and facility upgrades.

College-Access Grants

The Lumina Foundation for Education, an Indianapolis-based independent foundation working to improve access to higher education, recently awarded eight grants totaling $500,000 to support college-access programs for low-income and minority students.

The winners are listed below alphabetically.

Calumet College of Saint Joseph, Whiting, Ind.; Larkin Street Youth Services, San Francisco; Lund Family Center, Burlington, Vt.; Marin Education Fund, San Rafael, Calif; Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City; The Regents of the University of California, Irvine, Calif; Saint Louis University, St. Louis; University of Wisconsin- Parkside, Kenosha, Wis.


Advanced Placement Incentive Grants

Twenty-two organizations have been awarded Advanced Placement Incentive grants from the U.S. Department of Education.

The three-year grants, which range from $180,000 to $1.1 million, will fund programs to help increase the number of low-income students participating in Advanced Placement courses. The winners are listed below.

Austin Independent School District, Austin, Texas; AVID, San Diego, Calif.; Broward Public Schools, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Fort Worth Independent School District, Ft. Worth,Texas; Hillsborough Schools, Tampa, Fla.; IDEA Academy, Donna, Texas; Illinois Department of Education, Springfield, Ill.; International Baccalaureate North America, New York City; Maine Department of Education, Augusta, Maine; Maryland Department of Education, Baltimore; Media and Technology Charter School, Boston;Montana Department of Education, Helena, Mont.; Oregon Department of Education, Salem, Ore.; Philadelphia School District, Philadelphia, Pa.; Project GRAD, Houston; Ronan School District #30, Ronan, Mont.; Utah Department of Education, Salt Lake City; Virtual High School, Maynard, Mass.; Washington Department of Education, Olympia, Wash; Weld County Re-8, Ft. Lupton, Colo.; West Contra Unified School District, Richmond, Calif; Yonkers Public Schools, Yonkers, NY.

Charter School Grants

The U.S Department of Education recently awarded seven organization grants to improve student activities, teacher training, and leadership for charter schools. The three- year grants range from $500,000 to $2.8 million.

The winners are listed below alphabetically.

American Academy for Liberal Education, Washington; Arizona State University-West, Tempe, Ariz; National Association of Charter School Authorizers, Alexandria, Va; National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, Va; New Visions Charter School, Minneapolis; New Schools Venture Fund, San Francisco; Public Impact, Chapel Hill, NC.

No Child Left Behind Information Grants

The U.S Department of Education has awarded the Hispanic Council for Reform and Education Options, the Black Alliance for Educational Options, and the Greater Educational Opportunities Foundation a joint $1.3 million grant.

The grants will support programs that inform the public about the educational options available under the No Child Left Behind Act.

Teacher Recruitment and Certification Grants

The U.S Department of Education recently awarded two education organizations a $5 million grant to support teacher recruitment and certification.

The New Teacher Project, a nonprofit organization based in New York City, will use its two-year $2.5 million grant to reform the hiring and recruiting practices in high-need urban and rural schools.

The Washington-based National Center for Education Information, which will receive a three-year $2.25 million grant, will develop a national clearinghouse on alternative routes to teacher certification.



Applications are due November 15 for Grammy Signature High School grants from the Grammy Foundation and 7-UP. The grants support school programs to preserve music education as a key part of the school curriculum. Public high schools in the United States are eligible to apply.

Forty-three $1,000 grants, seven $5,000 grants, and one $7,000 grant are available. Contact: GF, 1625 Broadway, Suite 250, Denver, CO 80202; e-mail:; Web site:

Applications are due December 5 for community grants from the Dollar General Corporation. Grants support programs designed to enhance youth literacy initiatives, dropout prevention, and character education. Nonprofit, educational organizations located within the 27 states where the company operates are eligible to apply. Grants of up to $2,500 are available.

Contact: DGC, Charitable Contributions, 100 Mission Ridge, Goodlettsville, TN 37072; Web site:

Applications are due December 15 for Student Tech Corps grants from Tech Corps and Dell Computer, Inc. Grants provide middle schools with technology training, software, and equipment to setup student-run computer help desks at schools. Eligible middle schools must be within the 50 states and have some Dell computers in their schools.

Two one-year training grants are available. Contact: TC, Two Clock Tower Place, Suite 340, Maynard, MA 01754; e-mail:; Web site:

Applications are due any time for grants from the Hasbro Children’s Foundation. Grants of up to $35,000 are available for programs that address the emotional and physical health of disadvantaged children. Nonprofit, educational organizations are eligible to apply.

Contact: HCF, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020; (212) 713-7654; Web site:

Applications are due any time for grants from the Goldman Sachs Foundation. Grants support programs that seek to improve academic achievement, business education, and educational partnerships at public and private schools.

Contact: GSF, 375 Park Avenue, Suite 1008,New York, NY 10152; (212) 888-9482; fax: (212) 902-3925; Web site: social_responsibility/gs_foundation.html.


Applications are due November 15 for grants from the Braitmayer Foundation. Grants support professional development for teachers and curriculum reform in schools. Public and private schools and educational organizations are eligible to apply. Grants range from $10,000 to $35,000.

Contact: BF, Middlesex Corporate Center, 213 Court St., Suite 1101, Middletown, CT 06457; (860) 638-5026; fax: (860) 638-5069; web site:

Applications are due November 15 for Books for Children grants from the Libri Foundation. Grants support rural school libraries in the United States that have limited budgets, active children’s literacy programs, and also serve as public libraries. Also, one-year matching grants of up to $1,050 for children’s books are available.

Contact: LF, PO Box 10246, Eugene, OR 97440; (541) 747-9655; e-mail:; Web site:

Applications are due December 10 for Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program grants from the Institute of International Education. Grants provide primary and secondary school educators with all-expense paid trips to Japan where they study the Japanese culture and educational system.

This year, 600 grants are available. Eligible applicants must be full-time teachers in grades 1-12, U.S. citizens, and reside within the 50 states or the District of Columbia.

Contact: IIE, 1400 K St., N.W., Washington, DC 20005; (888) 527-2636; Web site:


Applications are due November 17 for Next Generation community service grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service. Grants support programs designed to engage students and communities in volunteer services in their communities.

Community organizations, nonprofit groups, and public and private schools are eligible to apply. Up to twenty two-year grants ranging from $100,00 to $400,000 are available.

Contact: CNS, 1201 New York Ave., N.W., Box NGG, Washington, DC 20525; (202) 606-5000 ext. 408; Web site: html.


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