K-12 Funding Opportunities

A to Z Grant  (Denver Public Schools Only)


  • September and January
  • $250 - $2000
  • Must be submitted by the school, not a nonprofit.

CenturyLink Grants


  • Deadline January
  • $5,000

Sony Corporation of America  


  • A brief, written description of the organization on official letterhead, including its legal name, history, activities, purpose and proof of registered 501(c)(3) non-profit status
  • History of previous support from Sony
  • The amount being requested, if applicable
  • A description of the purpose for which the grant is requested

Target Field Trip Grants


  • As part of the program, Target stores award Field Trip Grants to K-12 schools nationwide.
  • Each grant is valued up to $700.
  • They accept grant applications between noon CST Aug. 1 and noon CST Sept. 30.

Reiman Foundation


The Reiman Foundation will accept, review and make decisions on grant applications on an ongoing, rolling basis throughout the year. Their aim is to review and process the numerous applications they receive, as quickly and efficiently as possible. There are no set deadlines for submitting grant applications.  The Reiman Foundation focuses its giving in four main areas:  Health Care, Education, the Arts, and Children.

Braitmayer Foundation


The Foundation is interested in proposals utilizing innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States. Of particular interest are:

  • Curricular and school reform initiatives.
  • Preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those which encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching.

The Foundation is pleased to have its grants used anywhere in the United States as seed money, challenge grants, or to match other grants to the recipient organizations. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals, multi-year grants, nor grants for general operating, endowment purposes or building programs.   Please note: This grant cycle takes one full year from submission of a Letter of Inquiry to notification and may include a site visit.

The National Foundation for the Improvement of Education


NFIE supports a variety of programs for teachers and education support personnel to improve student learning in the nation's public schools.   Student Achievement Grant applications and Learning and Leadership Grant applications may be submitted at any time.  Amounts awarded tend to be between $2,000 and $5,000.  Applications are reviewed three times per year, every year.

  • Application Received by: February 1 Notification By: April 15
  • Application Received by: June 1 Notification By: September 15
  • Application Received by: October 15 Notification By: January 15

 Voya Unsung Heroes Grant($2,000 - $25,000)


Each year, 100 educators are selected to receive $2,000 to help fund their innovative class projects. Three of those are chosen to receive the top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000. Due April 30. 

Disney Friends for Change


Accepts proposals for youth-led service projects around the world that demonstrate youth leadership, creativity, and the commitment to making a positive impact on the community.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation


The Mott Foundation makes grants in the United States and around the world. They are particularly interested in fresh approaches to solving community problems in their defined program areas that include after-school, education and civic participation (in addition to many others).