Published on Sunday July 7th, 2013
By Andrea M. Meek


This week we've gathered information on several funding opportunities for projects focusing on social change, science and arts education, and the educational needs of underserved youth.

If you are an individual or organization working in the field of education, you may be interested in the following grant opportunities: 

Wal-Mart Foundation's State Giving Program
The Wal-Mart Foundation State Giving Program awards grants to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that serve a particular state or region within four areas of focus, including education for underserved youth.
DeadlineAugust 9

Pollination Project’s School Social Change Projects Grants
The Pollination Project, along with the Institute for Humane Education, will award twenty $1,000 seed grants to support social change projects from educators that promote environmental stewardship, social justice, human rights, or animal protection.
Deadline: September 22

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Creative Curricula K-12 Arts Education Program
The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Creative Curricula provide grants ranging from $750 to $5,000 to Manhattan-based teaching artists or nonprofit cultural organizations working in partnership with public schools on projects that provide arts education to grades K-12.
Deadline: October 15

Wild Ones Grants for Native Plant Education Projects
Wild Ones, a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization, will award grants ranging from $100 to $500 for projects using native plants to develop an appreciation for nature among children and youth.
Deadline: October 15

Westinghouse Electric Grants for STEM Education Projects:
Westinghouse Electric Company, through its N-Visioning a Brighter Future program, will award three $1,000 grants to schools in the United States for hands-on projects with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Deadline: November 15 

National Science Teachers Association's Shell Science Lab Challenge
The National Science Teachers Association, with support from Shell Oil Company, is accepting application for the fourth annual Shell Science Lab Challenge. The challenge is open to science teachers (grades 6-12) in the United States and Canada who can share their innovative approach to science lab instruction utilizing minimal equipment. More than $93,000 in lab makeover prizes will be awarded to eighteen winning schools.
Deadline: Dec 30