6 Summer Grant Opportunities for your School or Classroom

July 5, 2017 by Heather Koren

It’s that time again…yes, it really is. Time to start thinking about the start of the fall school year. Really? Can’t I just relax a bit longer? Well, no one said you couldn’t do your prep work at the beach or on your deck with a tall glass of ice tea or even a margarita.

Grants to the Rescue

Are you in need of funding so you can create the classroom or curriculum of your dreams? Look no further! Have you been wanting a NAO Robot or other STEM curriculum? Maybe you need iPads for speech therapy or a Skoog and Beamz for music therapy. Below you will find a list of grants to explore for your technology, curriculum, and professional development needs.

Grants with August 1st deadlines:

  1. Toshiba American Foundation (TAF) Grants for Grades 6-12: Grant deadlines are twice per year (August 1st and February 1st). TAF provides grants for science and math education for classroom projects over $5,000. Go to http://www.toshiba.com/taf/612_apply.jsp for more information.
  2. American Honda Foundation Grants: Grant deadlines are August 1st and November 1st. Award amounts range from $20,000 to $75,000 and focus on STEM, environment, job training or literacy needs. Visit http://corporate.honda.com/america/philanthropy.aspx?id=ahf to explore the application process.
  3. The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association: If you have students ages 3-18 who have been diagnosed with apraxia of speech, you can apply to receive iPads with protective cases to facilitate communication. Go to http://www.apraxia-kids.org/casana-announces-2017-ipads-for-apraxia-application/ for information on how to qualify.

Grants with varying deadlines:

  1. Braitmayer Foundation: Professional development grants of up to $35,000 are awarded annually. Visit http://www.braitmayerfoundation.org/guidelines/ for more information.
  2. Les Paul Foundation: If you are looking to improve or start a music therapy program, funding can be obtained through The Les Paul Foundation. Check out https://www.lespaulfoundation.org/programs/ for an application form and guidelines.
  3. The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation: Grants are awarded in the fall and spring each year, ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. Go to https://www.mvdreyfusfoundation.org/application-guidelines for the application guidelines.

So take a sip of that cold refreshing beverage, soak up some rays, and start filling out those grant applications. Enjoy your summer and keep an eye out for more grant opportunities heading your way.

Heather Koren

Heather Koren believes that all individuals, no matter their abilities can accomplish goals and dreams with the right tools. She began her career as a speech-language pathology assistant for individuals with severe and profound disabilities. Later she worked for United Cerebral Palsy as an AT Specialist where she developed communication and vocational training programs. A move to North Carolina provided the opportunity to teach both undergraduate and graduate level assistive technology classes in the Special Education Department at East Carolina University. Heather holds a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Science and Technology from University of Pittsburgh.

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