Grants

General Grants
Donors Choose- A fantastic site where teachers submit classroom ideas and anonymous donors provide the materials.  I have had three projects funded through this site, and there are absolutely no catches-very well done.
             ***after clicking the link, go to your address bar and erase the                 'www.realclassroomideas.com from the address and then press 'enter'.

Support Your Teacher- Another site, similar to Donors Choose.
             ***after clicking the link, go to your address bar and erase the                 'www.realclassroomideas.com from the address and then press 'enter'.

I Love Schools- Same idea as Donors Choose, different name.
             ***after clicking the link, go to your address bar and erase the                 'www.realclassroomideas.com from the address and then press 'enter'.

Adopt a Classroom- Pass your account out to friends, family and parents.
             ***after clicking the link, go to your address bar and erase the                 'www.realclassroomideas.com from the address and then press 'enter'.

International Paper- Information on grants for communities with an International Paper plant in their vicinity.


Verizon Wireless- Take the eligibility quiz to find out if you can apply for a grant.

The McKenzie Foundation- Another grant opportunity.

Barnes and Noble- B&N does not give cash grants, but they do allow schools to do in-store book fairs and gift wrap during the holidays.

Starbucks Foundation- Grants to schools that are near Starbucks (I think my former school is the only one in the nation not near a Starbucks)

RGK Foundation- Education grants

Chili's/Macaroni Grill Grants- Take advantage of this delicious grant opportunity

Eddy's/Dreyers Grants- Small cash and product donations.  Ice cream, anyone?

Union Pacific Foundation- Available to schools in a community served by Union Pacific.

Target- Grants for general projects as well as field trips.

Bank of America- Neighborhood Builders grant

Staples- Grant program that I've probably funded single-handed through my patronage of this store.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation- Grant opportunity from an organization that works to better conditions for children.

Oprah's Angel Network- Grants for education, community organizations and projects that focus on girls.

Ed.gov Grants- Funding from the government.


Wishlist Programs
The Teachers Wishlist- Create a list and give the link to parents, friends and relatives.

Adopt-A-Classroom- Put this link on your website to solicite donations.


Contests
Expo Classroom Makeover- Annual contest for a physical classroom makeover.


Reading Grants
The Lisa Libraries-Free books for poor and under-served schools

The National Book Scholarship Fund- Books for under-served schools

Ezra Jack Keats Minigrants- Funding for library projects

Innovative Reading Grant- Sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians

Reading Is Fundamental- This book donation program has been around since I was in elementary-everyone loves RIF day!


Social Studies Grants
History Channel's Save Our History- Grants for projects that preserve historical aspect of the community.


Science Grants
Captain Planet Grant- He's certainly our hero with this grant program!

Toshiba America Foundation- Science and math grants

National Science Foundation- Funding for science projects


Art Grants
Free art books- Books that showcase different styles of art