Lately, we’ve spent several blogs focusing on funding opportunities for a variety of educational disciplines, since educational budget cuts are making daily headlines in the local and national press. In this blog, we are focusing on just a few of the major corporations who fund various educational grants. There are countless additional corporations, organizations, and other non-government agencies that offer grants, and it can be a daunting task to begin sifting through them. If you need grant help, or if you simply need someone to help you identify which grants best suit your needs, contact a grant helper to help you find good opportunities and turn them into dollars for your organization.
It may focus on home improvement, but Lowe’s also offers several educational grant funding programs. Since 2006, its popular Toolbox for Education program has given over $20 million to over 4,000 K-12 public schools nationwide. Toolbox for Education grants have a value of up to $5,000.
Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation grants range from $5,000 to $25,000 and focus on K-12 public education and community grant improvements.
In addition to these two corporate grant programs, Lowe’s also suggests that when searching for smaller donations or funding, schools start by contacting their local Lowe’s store, which may also offer smaller-scale donations.
Target offers a wide variety of educational grant opportunities. Field trip grants, early childhood grants, and arts, culture, and design in schools grants are a few examples of what Target funds. Different grants are worth different amounts. For example, field trip grants are valued at $700, and other types of grants range in the thousands. Target gives millions of dollars annually, and it has varying deadlines for each of its different programs. As with any grant opportunity, plan ahead to give yourself the best chance for funding.
The American Honda Foundation has awarded more than $27 million to since 1984. AHF grants fund a variety of interests, among them youth education and STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education. Most grants range from $20,000 to $75,000, and there is a grant schedule that AHF follows. For more information about AHF’s history, funding priorities, and how to apply for a grant, visit the AHF website.
State Farm’s Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grants program has three primary areas of focus, one of them being education. Within education, the corporation offers three additional types of grants for K-12 public schools: teacher development, service-learning, and systemic improvement. Millions of dollars are awarded annually to educational institutions in the United States and Canada. Funding amounts vary depending on which grant is applied for. See the State Farm website for more information.
These are just a few of the many corporations that fund educational institutions. For more funding opportunities or if you have any questions about grants, funding, or the grant process, contact one of our grant experts today. Start planning today for more funding in the future.
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