Classroom Grants, Competitions, and Contests

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  • Samsung Solve for Tomorrow : Public school teachers nationwide can help their school win a share of $2M* in Samsung technology by entering the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Developing projects that apply STEAM subjects to improve your local community, can empower your students to learn creative problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Grok Code Quest:  an online competition that teaches programming in Python, and will equip students with skills for the future.
  • Grant Wrangler:  Grant Wrangler is a free grant listing service.  You can search a variety of grant opportunities.
  • Within Reach: “A new design contest, called Within Reach, is challenging students to create new assistive tools for the chance to win a 3D printer, touchscreen controller, and other prizes.”
  • SCA Grants: Sony Corporation of American and its operating companies offer funding to programs that support education and creative, artistic, technical, and scientific skills that are necessary for tomorrow’s workforce.
  • Toyota TEENDRIVE365 VIDEO CHALLENGE – Students create a safe driving video.  Prizes range from $5,000 – $15,000. Contest ends March 7, 2016
  • CS10K_CSEdWeekPhotoChallenge: a chance to win great prizes for your classroom.
  • t-MBA Project World Contest: All participants of the t-MBA Project World can create joint projects, compete for t-MBA Funds, interact with students from around the world and get the chance to meet the giants of the business world.
  • Boeing Company Charitable Trust: Boeing funds problem-based learning opportunities related to STEM experiences and skills for students and their families.
  • American Honda Foundation:  Supports education with a specific focus on the areas of STEM. Awards range from $20,000 to $75,000 over a one-year period.
  • Doodle4Google : This contest kindergarten through grade 12 students in the United States to use their artistic talents redesign the Google homepage logo. This year’s theme is “What makes me…me.”
  • Samsung Solve for Tomorrow –  a STEM-based education competition in which schools have a chance to win a share of $2 million in technology and prizes!
  • Verizon Innovative App ChallengeStudents can win prizes for themselves and their school with a winning App idea. No coding required. Deadline – November 24th
  • CSTA 2015 Faces of Computing Contest:  Win a classroom set of Hummingbird or Finch Robots!
  • Captain Planet Foundation Grants:  CPF annually funds projects that serve as catalysts to getting environment-based education in schools and inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities.  Generally, the monetary sum of awarded grants is between $500–2,500. Deadline –  September 30th
  • Funding Factory: a free fundraising by recycling program for schools, nonprofits, and charities. Participating organizations can earn points redeemable for cash or new technology by recycling empty printer cartridges, cell phones, and other small electronics from their communities and supporters.
  • Toshiba America Foundation :  accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students.
  • Digital Wish Grants:  Win technology for your class with your lesson plan ideas! (Apply now for over 50 grants from Digital Wish)
  • 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. We accept grant applications between noon CST Aug. 1 and noon CST Sept. 30.”
  • Connected Initiative: “designed to enrich K-12 education for every student in America. ConnectED empowers teachers with the best technology and the training to make the most of it, and empowers students through individualized learning and rich, digital content.”
  • Donors Choose : ” Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on Donors Choose and donors can give any amount to the project that most inspires them.” 
  • GetEdFunding: “GetEdFunding hosts a collection of thousands of grants and opportunities culled from federal, state, regional, and community sources and is available to public and private preK–12 schools, districts, and educators; higher education institutions; and nonprofit organizations that work with them.”