Grant Opportunities

American Electric Power Teacher Vision Grants

Award Range: $100 – $500

Deadline: February

Supports: Any project that has an academic focus and a goal to improve student achievement will be considered. AEP has a special interest in science, mathematics, technology, electrical safety, the balanced study of energy and the environment, and energy efficiency.

Forum Credit Union Educator Grants

Award Range: up to $2,500

Deadline: June

Supports: Grants may be used for any direct classroom expenses, including, but not limited to supplies needed to fund a project for the classroom, basic supplies the classroom may be lacking, supplemental items to enhance classroom learning, or an experience to enhance classroom learning.

Indiana Retired Teachers Association Active Teacher Grants

Award Range: up to $500

Deadline: September

Supports: This program provides one-time grants to active teachers who foster creativity in the classroom.

Indiana Arts Commission Partnering Arts, Communities and Education (PACE) Grants

Award Range: up to $10,000

Deadline: November

Supports: PACE aims to fund rigorous, year-long artist residencies in schools where the impact can extend not only to the students, but also to teachers and the whole school.

Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program

Award Range: $12,000

Deadline: September

Supports: This fellowship enables educators to pursue their dreams and passions, explore new areas of interest, plus expand and develop new and existing talents.’ Arts Fund

Award Range: $500 and $1,000

Deadline: November

Supports: Teachers who want to bring the arts to their students – from drama to finger-painting to screen printing.

American Honda Foundation

Award Range: $20,000 – $75,000

Deadline: February and August

Supports: The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.

Association of American Educators Foundation Classroom Grant

Award Range: up to $500

Deadline: March and October

Supports: Classroom grants can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials.

The Braitmayer Foundation

Award Range: up to $35,000

Deadline: October

Supports: Curricular and school reform initiatives; preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those which encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching.

Crayola Champion Creatively Alive Children

Award Range: $2,500 and $1,000 in Crayola products

Deadline: December

Supports: Proposals must include the development of a school Creative Leadership Team that delivers professional development and documents the impact that increased school-wide art-infused education has on student outcomes.

Dollar General Foundation Youth Literacy Grants

Award Range: up to $4,000

Deadline: May

Supports: Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs; purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives; purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Mini-Grant

Award Range: up to $500

Deadline: March

Supports: Special projects that include introductory stage, activity/engagement stage, and culminating/outcome stage that provide an enriched learning experience.

Farmers Insurance Thank America’s Teachers Grant Program

Award Range: $2,500

Deadline: February, May, and September

Farmers Insurance Dream Big Teacher Challenge

Award Range: $100,000

Deadline: May

Kappa Delta Pi Classroom Teacher Grants

Award Range: $150

Deadline: October

Supports: These grants provide members who are practicing teachers with funds to support specific programs or to purchase classroom supplies—tools helping them to be more effective educators.

McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Academic Enrichment Grants

Award Range: up to $10,000; max $30,000 over three years

Deadline: April; or once 350 applications have been submitted

Supports: The Academic Enrichment Grants provide funding for programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic and creative abilities of children from low-income households.

McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Teacher Development Grants

Award Range: up to $10,000; max $30,000 over three years

Deadline: April; or once 350 applications have been submitted

Supports: The Teacher Development Grants support small teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking K-12 classroom instruction. The grants provide opportunities for teachers to integrate fresh strategies that encourage critical inquiry and to observe their effects on students.

National Education Association Learning & Leadership Grants

Award Range: $2,000 and $5,000

Deadline: Rolling deadline

Supports: Individuals to participate in high-quality professional development like summer institutes, conferences, seminars, travel abroad programs, or action research. Groups to fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty/staff.

National Education Association Student Achievement Grants

Award Range: $2,000 and $5,000

Deadline: Rolling deadline

Supports: Educators use student Achievement grants to help students learn how to think critically and solve problems. Grant funds can be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, technology, or scholars-in-residence.

National Education Association Partnership Funding

Award Range: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Supports: Multiple grant programs supporting various initiatives.

Sony Corporation of America

Award Range: Not specified

Deadline: Rolling deadline

Supports: Sony focuses the majority of its charitable giving on arts, culture, technology and the environment, with a particular emphasis on education in each of those areas.

Vans Custom Culture Grants

Award Range: $2,000

Deadline: November

Supports: Vans Custom Culture Grants are intended to encourage the inclusion of the arts as an integral component of an excellent education, and to support activities that are consistent with local and national learning standards for arts education.

Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program

Award Range: 100 awards of $2,000, top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000, and $25,000.

Deadline: April

Supports: Effective and innovative projects that improve student learning.

Entertainment Software Association Foundation Grant

Award Range: Varies

Deadline: June

Supports: The ESA Foundation is dedicated to supporting positive programs and opportunities that make a difference in the lives of America’s youth.  The Foundation seeks to harness the collective power of the interactive entertainment industry to create positive social impact in our communities.

Fund for Teachers Grant

Award Range: up to $5,000 (individuals); up to $10,000 (teams)

Deadline: January

Supports: Fund for Teachers provides educators, possessing a broad vision of what it means to teach and learn, the resources needed to pursue self-designed professional learning experiences.

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Instrument Grants

Award Range: Donated musical instruments

Deadline: Not specified; invitation only

Supports: The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation donates musical instruments to schools nationwide with a focus on low-income communities.

State Farm Companies Foundation Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grants

Award Range: minimum of $5,000 request

Deadline: October

Supports: Education funding is directed toward initiatives that more directly support under-served individuals, helping them obtain the skills and credentials they need to be successful in today’s workforce. Grant for Teachers

Award Range: $1,000

Deadline: September

Supports: Looking to improve your classroom but short on resources? wants to help you advance student learning and outcomes by granting you $1,000 towards your classroom!

Target Field Trip Grants

Award Range: $700

Deadline: October

Supports: The Target Field Trip Grants Program was designed to help teachers bring learning to life for students and enhance classroom studies. The grants can be used to cover the cost of transportation, entry fees, supplies, and classroom resource materials so that teachers may continue using the valuable experiential learning gained from math and science, language, social studies and arts-focused field trips.

The Lion King Experience Grant

Award Range: Rights to hold public performance of The Lion King JR. or The Lion King KIDS.

Deadline: April and October

Supports: In addition to a performance license to produce The Lion King JR., a 60-minute adaptation of the Broadway production created especially for middle school students, or The Lion King KIDS, a 30-minute production designed specifically for elementary school students, Disney’s The Lion King Experience features a rigorous, multi-media curriculum designed to introduce you and your students to a wide range of theatrical skills.

Educational Theatre Association Grants

Award Range: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Supports: Variety of grant and scholarship opportunities available to students and teachers.

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership Education Grants

Award Range: up to $5,000

Deadline: Rolling deadline

Supports: CGP’s Education Grant Program seeks to increase awareness and understanding of Japan in the U.S. through the support of teacher training, curriculum development, and community outreach efforts.

National Art Education Foundation Grants

Award Range: Varies

Deadline: October

Supports: The National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) supports a wide variety of professional activities, including support for visual art educators to participate in professional development programs; the promotion of visual arts education as an integral part of the curriculum; the exploration of new models of visual arts instruction in public and private K-16 schools; the promotion of the teaching of art through activities related to the instructional process, curriculum, student learning, student assessment, management, or discipline; the purchase of equipment and/or instructional resources; and conducting research in visual arts education.

VH1 Save the Music Grants

Award Range: Varies

Deadline: Not specified

Supports: Establishing music foundational skills for Pre-K through 5 students, building instrumental music in band, strings, or mariachi for grades 3-8, and preparing students for careers in electronic music creation, recording, and production at grades 9-12.

Walmart Community Grant Program

Award Range: $250 – $5,000

Deadline: December

Supports: Quality of life: Improving access to recreation, arts or cultural experiences for low income individuals and families in the United States.

For a full list of local education foundations who have grants that can be used to support arts programming, click here.