Foundation and Corporate Grants for Education

Find Private Funding to Support Education Initiatives 

Foundation and corporate grants can infuse new revenue sources into your school or district. Education grants usually fund specific program areas such as technology, literacy, summer programs, enhancing teacher practices, or diversity and equity. Many large corporations have established foundations to lead the company's philanthropic giving, and these grants may be focused on the geographic area where the company has employees or customers. Communities may also have local education or school foundations to support public education initiatives in their district.

For all grants, carefully review the funding priorities and eligibility criteria to determine who can apply for funding. 

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Foundation Grant Opportunities

Foundations that fund education programs often have specific missions to support K-12 education and to close the achievement gap. Taking advantage of these funding opportunities could give you the resources to hire additional teachers and staff, purchase technology tools to enhance classroom or remote learning, create additional programs designed to help specific student populations, and ultimately raise the bar for education at a specific school or for an entire school district.

If you have an idea that could improve the education experience at your school or district for students and/or teachers but need additional funding to bring your idea to fruition, one or more of the following corporate foundation grants might be an available resource.

JetBlue Foundation 

The foundation supports communities where JetBlue flies and projects focused on aviation and STEM education. It does not fund unsolicited proposals.


McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation

Deadline: April 15

The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning. The Foundation provides funding for programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic, and creative abilities of children from lower-income households. The application system closes when the Foundation reaches 200 submissions, so applying early is encouraged. The application window is open from January 15—April 15.


National Council of Teachers of English

Deadline: October 1

The NCTE Research Foundation Teacher Resource Grant Program supports teaching and learning language, literacy, and culture. Applicants must be full-time classroom teachers at the time of proposal submission and for the length of the grant and must currently work with students at any level from birth–Grade 12.


National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 

Deadlines: November and May

NCTM offers a variety of grants for mathematics educators.


National Education Association Foundation Grants and Fellowships

Deadlines: Varied

The NEA provides partnership funding to state and local affiliates to support specific projects.


SC Johnson Foundation 

Deadlines: Varied 

Education grants fund “programs that emphasize student academic achievement, with a focus on academic enrichment and advancement, such as early childhood education, K–12, post-secondary, technical and vocational schools.”


Toshiba America Foundation

Deadlines: Varied 

The Foundation supports Grades 6–12 teachers who want to bring innovative ideas for improving STEM to their classroom. Projects must be for project-based learning, not requests for equipment or technology.


Verizon Innovative Learning

Deadlines: Varied 

The foundation aims to increase access to technology so students have the skills they need to be college and career ready.


Walmart Foundation 

Deadlines: Varied 

Funding focuses on creating opportunity, advancing sustainability, and strengthening community. The foundation invites proposals directly and also publishes requests for proposals and accepts letters of inquiry.


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