Grants + fundraising
External Grant Opportunities to help get Rigamajig into your institution:
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 3M foundation supports STEM and business initiatives in under-represented and under-resourced populations where 3M works.
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.
AHF supports youth education nationally, with an emphasis on STEM.
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.
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.
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.
Brinker International focuses on giving to the health, social services, arts, education, and diversity of their communities all over the country.
Teachers in public or private schools can apply for project based learning initiatives.
Walmart supports the educational needs of local Walmart communities through programs that provide afterschool enrichment, tutoring, or vocational training.
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.
The AAE gives classroom grants to full-time educators for projects and materials.
Exelon invests in STEM education, with an emphasis on preparing the future workforce in communities in which their employees and customers live and work.
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 Braitmayer Foundation funds projects utilizing innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States.
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.
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.
Washington State STEM Education Foundation is a national model for generating passionate support for STEM in Public Education: Every Student, Every Day.
Endorses education K-college, supporting education in all major areas.
Supports education and the arts. (Kansas City, Missouri)
Funds special teaching methods to create productive learning environments.
Supports early childhood readiness, school choice, teacher quality, and development of ethics and integrity. (Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming)