Grants + Fundraising

External Grant Opportunities to help get Rigamajig into your institution:

3M Foundation

The 3M foundation supports STEM and business initiatives in under-represented and under-resourced populations where 3M works.

American Association of American Educators

The AAE gives classroom grants to full-time educators for projects and materials.

American Honda Foundation

AHF supports youth education nationally, with an emphasis on STEM.

Bayer Fund

Bayer Fund supports communities where our employees live and work by investing in programs in eligible communities around the world. We support general educational programs and programs focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) that offer innovative approaches to teaching or learning and which foster student achievement.

Daniels Fund

Supports early childhood readiness, school choice, teacher quality, and development of ethics and integrity. (Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming)

Duke Energy Foundation

Programs to address the summer reading loss (“summer slide”) experienced by rising kindergartners through rising third-graders. Programs that advance energy, engineering and environmental education through student programming or teacher professional development

Exelon Corporation

Exelon invests in STEM education, with an emphasis on preparing the future workforce in communities in which their employees and customers live and work.

Frey Foundation

Funds special teaching methods to create productive learning environments.

Hall Family Foundation

Supports education and the arts. (Kansas City, Missouri)

Halliburton Foundation

Endorses education K-college, supporting education in all major areas.

Lockheed Martin’s Philanthropic GivingAmerican Honda Foundation

Lockheed Martin’s primary focus areas are STEM education and military and veteran causes. All non-profit organizations and public secondary/elementary schools are able to apply.

McCarthey-Dressman Education Foundation

Their Academic Enrichment Grants support in-class and extra-curricular programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic, and creative abilities of children from low-income households.

Motorola Solutions Foundation

Supporting programs that advance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, preparing our next generation of innovators

PNC Foundation

The PNC Foundation supports educational programs for children and youth, particularly early education initiatives that serve low-and moderate-income children (birth through age five), their teachers and families. Priority is given to high quality early childhood education initiatives that meet the criteria established through PNC Grow Up Great, specifically, support school readiness; focus in areas including vocabulary development, social-emotional learning, math, science, and the arts.

PTO Today, Fundraising

K-12 public/charter schools and parent teacher groups can apply to Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants. Each year, Lowe’s will donate up to $5 million to as many as 1,000 different public schools.

Shell USA

Shell’s focus on education emphasizes K-12 programs that boost math and science skills, as well as university programs that aid engineering and geoscience students and departments.

The Braitmayer Foundation

The Braitmayer Foundation funds projects utilizing innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States.

THE ESA Foundation

The ESA Foundation is dedicated to supporting geographically diverse projects and programs that benefit American youth of all races and denominations and make a difference in the quality of their life, health, and welfare.

The NEA Foundation

The National Education Association offers multiple grants to public school educators throughout the nation, as well as information on other available grants. The maximum award and deadlines vary.

The Verizon Foundation

The Verizon Foundation is interested in projects that promote STEM, including summer/after school programs, teacher training, and research on improving learning in STEM areas.

Toshiba American Foundation

Teachers in public or private schools can apply for project based learning initiatives.

Walmart Community Grant Program

Walmart supports the educational needs of local Walmart communities through programs that provide afterschool enrichment, tutoring, or vocational training.

Washington State STEM Education Foundation

Washington State STEM Education Foundation is a national model for generating passionate support for STEM in Public Education: Every Student, Every Day.

Wells Fargo

Non-profits and educational institutions can apply for education grants that differ by state. All have some sort of educational focus, and many are focused on STEM.

W.K Kellogg Foundation

To ensure that all children get the development and education they need as a foundation for independence and success, the Foundation seeks opportunities to invest in early child development (ages zero to eight), leading to reading proficiency by third grade, high school graduation, and pathways to meaningful employment.