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updated May 11, 2020

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This fund is for agencies that provide services such as childcare, needs of seniors and other high-risk individuals, food insecurity, transportation and physical and mental well-being. The initial funding for this commitment is provided by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks' unrestricted grant program, Missouri Foundation for Health and the Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation managed by Commerce Trust Company.

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Upcoming deadlines

 

Rolling or multiple award dates (but may require 3 or more months of lead time)

  • Whole Kids Foundation Salad Bar Grant. Applications accepted year-round. Donated salad bars to U.S. schools to allow kids to have daily access to fresh fruits and vegetables. https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/programs/school-salad-bars-grant
  • Toshiba America Foundation. Various deadlines, depending on grade level and project budget. Grades K-12 Teachers. Less, than $1000, Less than $5,000, and Greater than $5000. Inquiry based projects designed by teachers and teacher teams for use in the classroom. http://www.toshiba.com/taf/612.jsp
  • Cartridges for Kids. Fundraising program, not a grant. Schools eligible to sign up, raise money by recycling used inkjets, toner cartridges, and handheld electronics. https://www.cfktoday.com/
  • Funding Factory. Fundraising program, not a grant. Schools eligible to sign up, raise money by recycling used inkjets, toner cartridges. http://www.fundingfactory.com/
  • EcoPhones Recycling Fundraiser. Fundraising program, not a grant. Schools eligible to sign up, raise money by recycling used inkjets, toner cartridges, and handheld electronics.. http://www.recyclingfundraiser.com/
  • Ways to Help. No Deadline. $500 for students to implement ideas for clean water, land preservation, global warming and recycling. http://waystohelp.org/
  • Donors Choose. No Deadline. List your classroom needs and web surfers from all over the country (the world?) can make a donation. Check out the Missouri Teachers who have already posted for ideas at Missouri Classrooms
  • NEA Student Achievement Grants and Learning and Leadership Grants. Applications reviewed February 1, June 1, October 15. Public school K-12 or College/University teachers or support staff. $2,000 for individuals or $5,000 for groups to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area or for professional development for educators. http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/grants-to-educators/
  • CLIF Bar Family Foundation Small Grants. Deadlines Feb 1, June 1, October 1, 2018. ~ $7,000. For small to mid-size 501 (c) (3)s working on food systems, public health and safeguarding the environment. http://clifbarfamilyfoundation.org/Grants-Programs/Small-Grants
  • WalMart Community and Education Grants. Rolling Deadline, but minimum 6 month lead time advised. 501 (c) (3) organizations, schools, religious organizations and government agencies for requests over $250 -http://foundation.walmart.com. For requests under $250, get a local donation form from your nearest Walmart at the customer service desk, fill it out and hand it in. Wait time is one to two months.
  • Missouri Department of Conservation Education Grants. For Missouri schools implementing archery programs or one of the departments Discover Nature Units. http://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/teaching/education-grants
  • Home Depot Community Impact Grants. Rolling. Up to $5000 (as a Home Depot gift card for tools, materials, services) for non-profit and tax-exempt public service agencies that use volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. http://ysa.org/briefing/home-depot-community-impact-grants/
  • Karma for Cara. October 1, January 1, April 1, July 1. Between $250 and $1000 to kids 18 and under to complete service projects in their communities. http://karmaforcara.org/get-involved/apply-for-a-microgrant/
  • American Honda Foundation. Deadlines May 1 (returning organizations) and February 1 and August 1 (new organizations) Grants are $20,000 to $75,000 over a one year period. For 501 (c) (3) organizations, schools listed by the U.S. DoE National Center for Education Statistics. Finances must be audited if over $500,000 or reviewed by a CPA if under $500,000. Priorities: youth education, in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy. http://www.honda.com/community/applying-for-a-grant
  • Farmers Insurance Thank a Teacher Grants. Throughout the year, send a thank you to a teacher and they will become eligible for these $2500 grants (selected by voting).180 grants awarded annually. https://www.farmers.com/thank-americas-teachers/

 

Past the deadline--double-check if one is a great fit, as deadline can change from year to year

  • Crayola. Website said check back soon as of May 11, 2020. Grants for innovative, creative leadership team building within elementary/middle schools. $2,500 and Crayola products valued at $1,000. https://www.crayola.com/for-educators/ccac-landing/grant-program.aspx
  • Target Field Trip Grants. August 1 to October 1, 2018. Up to $700. It’s become increasingly difficult for schools to fund learning opportunities outside the classroom. To help them out, we launched Target Field Trip™ grants in 2007. Since then, we’ve made it possible for millions of students to go on a field trip. https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants/field-trip-grants
  • The Bee Grant, Whole Kids Foundation.The Bee Grant program allows for schools and non-profit organizations to receive support for educational bee hives, so students can observe bees up close and learn about the vital role these pollinators play in our food system. Grants of up to $2000. Funding period opens Sept. 1, 2020. https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/programs/honey-bee-hive-grant
  • MEEA Environmental Educator Grants. Deadline October 1, 2019. This grant is open to any Professional MEEA member, whether a formal or non-formal educator, except for members of the board. MEEA will award six grants of $250 each to purchase materials or supplies for advancing environmental or sustainability education. Awards will be made to the recipient's school or organization. http://www.meea.org/meea-grant.html
  • State Farm's Good Neighbor Citizenship ® Company Grants. September 1 through October 31, 2019. K-12 public education funding directed toward: Teacher Development, Service-Learning, Education Reform/Systemic Improvement. https://www.statefarm.com/about-us/community-involvement/community-grants/good-neighbor-citizenship-grants
  • International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest. Deadline November 1, 2019. $500 for the overall winner. This year’s participants are encouraged to submit a design that reflects the theme “Soil Loves Compost” . Categories: Junior (3rd - 7th), Senior (8th-12th), College/Adult. http://compostfoundation.org/ICAW-Poster-Contest
  • Youth Opportunity: Missouri Botanical Garden Youth Fellowship Program Deadline October 25, 2019. Fellowship recognizes the top high school seniors in the St. Louis region for their work as environmental stewards. Recipients will participate in a competitive fellowship program with like-minded peers and receive a $500 scholarship for higher education. https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/learn-discover/students-teachers/teen-programs/missouri-botanical-garden-youth-fellowship-program.aspx
  • Food Desert Agriculture Matching Grants of up to $25,000 per project to address food insecurity announced by Missouri Dept of Agriculture. Applications for the grant funds must benefit residents of a food desert, as defined by USDA, and are due by Nov. 29, 2019. Projects must be complete and ready for verification by May 1, 2020. https://agriculture.mo.gov/abd/financial/food-desert.php?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
  • Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant. Open now, awards announced Dec. 2, 2019. $200 for 10 classrooms, grades 3 through 6. http://www.herbsociety.org/support/grants-scholarships/grant-details.html#donaldsamullgrant
  • Lexus Eco Challenge. Land & Water Challenge—Registration Opens: 8/1/19; Entries Due: 10/16/19 Air & Climate Challenge—Registration Opens: 10/18/19; Entries Due: 12/4/19 In support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda, each year, the Lexus Eco Challenge invites students in grades 6-12 to tackle environmental issues in their own communities, create and submit action plans, and compete nationally for a total of $500,000 in grants and scholarships.  https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/sponsored-content/lexus/home/
  • Mid Missouri Solid Waste Management District (MMSWMD). Deadline for small grants up to $10K October 11, 2019; deadline for large grants up to $100K November 15, 2019. Grant for recycling, composting, waste diversion and waste reduction projects, open to any applicant wishing to pursue projects that reduce the amount of waste going into landfills be that with equipment, facility improvements, education, research, or market development. https://www.mmswmd.org/district-grant-application-guide-and-forms/
  • Budding Botanist. Deadline Nov. 8, 2019. Award to support programs teaching environmental stewardship through the preservation of plant spcies and biodiversity. https://kidsgardening.org/2020-budding-botanist-grant/
  • Metro Photo Challenge. November 28, 2019. Anyone. Trip to Thailand. Three categories: Happy, Hope, Angry and/or Sad. https://www.metrophotochallenge.com/about
  • Samsung Solve for Tomorrow. Entry Period September 6-November 13, 2019. A share of $2,000,000 in technology and prizes for your school. Public schools. Are you and your students innovative? Do you think you can use STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) to help solve an environmental challenge in your local community? Apply for Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow contest and become eligible for the Environmental Sustainability Innovation Award, in which your school can win an additional $50,000 in Samsung technology! http://www.samsung.com/us/solvefortomorrow/
  • Community Action Grants. Deadline December 1, 2019. Grants to women, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations, local organizations. Grants must have direct public impact, special consideration to projects focused on K-12 and community college girls' and women's achievements in science, technology, engineering or math. https://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/community-action-grants/
  • Innovate to Mitigate Challenge Initial abstract due December 6, 2019. Students brainstorm a project focus, inspired by the latest scientific innovations featured on the project website. All participant groups submit an abstract and receive feedback to improve and resubmit an expanded abstract. ALL participants then select one of these ideas to investigate, after which they submit a 3-minute video and a short research paper. Students have a chance to win prize money and earn recognition from peers, community and experts. https://external-wiki.terc.edu/display/innovate2
  • Food Too Good To Waste Project Challenge Enter the contest by Dec. 6, 2019, Projects due April 3, 2020. Kansas City Regional students, grades 4-12 engage in a project related to food systems. Cash prizes for winning schools. https://foodtoogoodtowaste.com/challenge
  • National Summer Learning Association Excellence in Summer Learning Award. Deadline December 13, 2019. Up to $10,000 for the winner, valuable feedback on programs for all participants, and increased visibility of your program. https://www.summerlearning.org/summer-learning-awards/
  • National Wetlands Awards. December 20, 2019. For individuals, not organizations or agencies. 800 words for short form nomination. http://elinwa.org/nominations
  • NSTA/Seaworld Environmental Educator of the Year (NSTA). December 18, 2019. U.S. residents. The award recognizes schools (elementary, middle school, high school and college) and individuals (youth, adult and educator). https://www.nsta.org/about/awards.aspx
  • Youth Garden Grant. Deadline December 16, 2019. $1000 for the top 5 programs. School and non-profits that are developing new gardens or expanding existing gardens for at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18. https://kidsgardening.org/2020-youth-garden-grant/
  • Coca-Cola/KAB Public Space Recycing Bin Grant Program. Deadline December 30, 2019. Local governments, non-profit organizations, K-12 schools, colleges and universities and other community groups. The 2017 program is expected to award up to 3,000 recycling bins for locations such as streetscapes and playgrounds, athletic fields, fairs and festivals, and college campuses. https://kab.org/grants/coca-cola/
  • Youth Opportunity: EPA's Harmful Algal Bloom Video Contest for High Schoolers Deadline Jan 3, 2020. High school students will create a video (no more than two minutes in length) that teaches people how to spot harmful algal blooms and how to be safe around them. https://www.epa.gov/innovation/harmful-algal-bloom-video-challenge
  • American Chemical Society Professional Development Grant. Deadline January 4, 2020. Up to $1,500. For High School Chemistry educators in the U.S. or a U.S. Territory School. For conference or workshop registration fees, travel expenses, tuition and education expenses for new/upcoming courses, books and online instructional resources. http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/hachprograms/acs-hach-professional-development-grant.html
  • Back to School Plastic Challenge. Now until January 10, 2020. Students. Post your story online with the hashtag #CleanSeas and send an email to cleanseas@un.org. https://p.widencdn.net/7ck6ia/Clean-Seas-education-pack-ENGLISH
  • Teach Earth Fellowship. Deadline January 10, 2020. A Teach Earth Fellowship includes the full cost of your assigned expedition, including meals, accommodations, and on-site transportation. Fellows also receive a travel award grant to offset out-of-pocket travel expenses to and from the expedition site. Travel award value varies by project location. http://earthwatch.org/education/teacher-fellowships/teach-earth-united-states
  • President's Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA). Deadline January 15, 2020. Recognizes youth for projects which demonstrate commitment to the environment. http://www2.epa.gov/education/presidents-environmental-youth-award
  • NSTA's Shell Science Lab Makeover. Deadline Jan 15, 2020. The annual Shell Science Lab Challenge Competition recognizes outstanding middle and high school programs for their exemplary approaches to science lab instruction utilizing limited school and laboratory resources. The Challenge will showcase the work of teachers, representing their schools, who submit innovative, replicable strategies to deliver quality lab experiences with limited equipment/resources, and award teachers/schools with additional tools, resources, and rich professional development opportunities needed to support high-quality science teaching and strengthen their existing capabilities. Recognition includes a lab makeover support package valued at $20,000. https://www.nsta.org/shellsciencelab/
  • Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. January 15, 2020. This program recognizes outstanding kindergarten through grade 12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. Criteria: innovation (25 points), student achievement (15 points), service to community and underserved popluations (20 points), leadership (15 points, integration (10 points), teaching materials (10 points), letters of support (5 points).Two teachers from each of EPA's 10 regional offices will be selected to receive this award. http://www2.epa.gov/education/presidential-innovation-award-environmental-educator
  • Sierra Club Climate Justice League Fellow. Deadline January 17, 2020.The Climate Justice League is a 10-week organizing fellowship for high school and college-aged young people who are ready to make a difference! Through this program, students learn key organizing and leadership skills, meet other youth activists from around the country, and take action for climate and social justice. 2020 Fellows will complete the fellowship February through March with a culminating action on or near Earth Day 2020. https://act.sierraclub.org/actions/National?actionId=AR0226089&id=7013q000002BomMAAS
  • New York Life Foundation's Aim High Grants. Deadline January 24, 2020. One and two-year grants aimed at after-school and summer learning programs for Middleschool students. Four two year grants $25,000 and $50,000 and ten 1 year grants of $15,000. https://afterschoolalliance.smapply.io/
  • Fund for Teachers. January 30, 2020. Full time pre-K-12 teacher with at least 50% contact time with students. Up to $5000 for travel, degree completion, certification, professional development, etc. http://fft.fundforteachers.org
  • Missouri Agribusiness Academy Applications. February 1, 2020. The Missouri Department of Agriculture is giving 30 high school students representing 4-H clubs and FFA chapters, as well as farm families, throughout Missouri the opportunity to explore careers in agriculture through the 2017 Missouri Agribusiness Academy – a competitive program for sophomores interested in pursuing agriculture-related college degrees and careers. http://agriculture.mo.gov/connect/youth/agribusacademy.php
  • Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest. Deadline February 1, 2020. Formal or non-formal educator committed to bringing the Amazon experience back to their teaching. $1250 scholarship to the Academy. http://amazonworkshops.com/scholarships-funding/
  • Vernier Software and Technology Fellowship. Deadline February 1, 2020. AP and HS Environmental and Biology Educators. Fellowship award covers all Educator Academy in the Rainforest Program fees (air not included). Fellow will partner with the Morpho Institute and Vernier to establish a long term field study in the Peruvian Amazon with direct connections back to HS classrooms. $2695 scholarship to the Academy. http://amazonworkshops.com/scholarships-funding/
  • NOAA-21st CCLC Watershed STEM Grant. February 6, 2020. Through Watershed STEM Education Partnership grants, grantees will work with 21ST CCLC site partners to incorporate essential elements of NOAA B-WET’s “Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences” (MWEEs) into out-of-school time programming. Applicants may apply for a total request of $40,000-$100,000 ($20,000-$50,000 per year of implementation.) $20,000 per year of implementation is the minimum that may be requested for partnerships with a single 21ST CCLC site. https://cdn.naaee.org/sites/default/files/21cclcb-wetrf_a.pdf
  • Exploravision. February 10, 2020. U.S. EE Savings bonds $10,000 for four teams, $5000 for four teams, all expense trips to DC for finalists. K-12 students of all interests and abilities working in teams of 2 to 4 to study a technology of interest and predict what it will be like 20 years from now. Teams submit web pages showing future of the technology. Sponsred by Toshiba and NSTA..http://www.exploravision.org/what-exploravision
  • Land and Water Conservation Fund Grants. Deadline Feb 14, 2020. Grants are open to any city, county, and public school for buliding playgrounds, pools, water parks, shooting ranges, fishing facilities, trails, passive areas, etc. http://mostateparks.com/page/61215/land-and-water-conservation-fund-lwcf-grants
  • Gro More Good Grassroots Grant. Deadline Feb. 14, 2020.
  • Awards provide funding for the development of new and expansion of existing youth garden programs and greenspaces serving 15 or more youth. Winners will be selected based on their commitment to the maintenance and sustainability of their garden program including plans for growth and future fiscal stability. 150 awardees will receive $500, and 25 award winners will receive $1000. https://kidsgardening.org/2020-gromoregood-grassroots-grant/
  • Project Learning Garden. Deadline February 15, 2020. Project Learning Garden provides gardens, materials, professional development, and capacity-building support valued at $3,000 per school (non-cash) for schools desiring to incorporate a school garden into youth nutrition education and cafeteria practices. https://captainplanetgrants.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx
  • Live Deliberately Essay Contest. Deadline February 15, 2020. Youth 14 to 21. 750 words maximum. $250. Contestants younger than 17 need adult sponsor. Consider the different meanings of a quotation from Thoreau. https://www.walden.org/education/essay-contest/
  • World of 7 Billion Video Contest Deadline Feb. 27, 2020. Create a short video about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges: Sustaining Water Systems, Ensuring Economic Opportunities, Improving Climate Resiliency. Cash prizes up to $1000. https://www.worldof7billion.org/student-video-contest/?utm_source=2020+Enviro+Literacy&utm_campaign=e02f094264-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_11_07_10_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_04063d9776-e02f094264-226620165
  • Do Your :Bit, a Digital Challenge. Deadline February 27, 2020. A new BBC micro:bit challenge for children and teens ages 8-14 to combine creativity and technology in solutions for the Global Goals. Submit a paper prototype or computer code to share your team's idea about how to address SDGs 14 and 15 (life below water and life on land).
  • Young Eco-Hero Award. February 28, 2020. Young people 8 to 16 years who carry out a self-initiated innovative and original project for environmental health, advocacy, research or protection of the natural world. http://www.actionfornature.org/award_guidelines.aspx
  • Swantz Family Foundation. Deadline March 1, 2020. Up to $5,000. 501 (c) (3) organizations actively working to reconnect young people to the natural world. https://www.swantzfamilyfoundation.org
  • Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge Enter the contest by March 1, 2020, Submissions due April 1, 2020. Middle and high school teams of 2-8 students apply biomimicry to address social or environmental issue related to climate change. Cash prizes for 1st ($1000), 2nd ($750), and 3rd ($500) place. https://youthchallenge.biomimicry.org/en/challenge/youth-design-challenge-2020?fbclid=IwAR2WmZXTJHkMw2v-bMbDvjo6FqaS0p0_iSMs2MGxL6kG_d8dyoUGw7opaEk
  • Dr. Scholl Foundation. Application period October 1, 2020 through March 1, 2020. Foundation funding for education, social service, healthcare, civic and cultural, and environmental programs aimed at improving the world. $5,000 to $25,000. https://www.drschollfoundation.com/application-procedures/preferences-limitations/
  • Clean Tech Competition 2019 Challenge: Solving Climate Change. Deadline to register is March 13, 2020. Finalists win prizes of $1000 to $10,000. The Clean Tech Competition is a unique, worldwide research and design challenge for pre-college youth. The program encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources. https://www.cleantechcompetition.org
  • MPF Prairie Garden Grant. Deadline March 15, 2020.Gardening and other conservation groups, parks, schools, and other entities are invited to submit proposals.Expected to fund three grants with a maximum of $800 each. Those with smaller projects are encouraged to apply as well. Gardens must be available to the public and must incorporate native prairie species (not cultivars). https://www.moprairie.org/Public/What_We_Do/News/2020_Prairie_Garden_Grant_Applications.aspx
  • Glade Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems. Deadline March 27, 2020. GLADE is an all expenses paid, immersive week of conservation education and leadership development open to students entering the 10th through 12th grades. This year’s camp dates are June 21 to June 27. Apply at https://www.greenleadershipacademy.org/?page_id=8
  • Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Project and Fish Migration Art Awards. . Deadline March 31, 2020. For students grades K - 12. Students paint or draw their state fish (the Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus in Missouri - but any state fish can be selected)or a North American fish selected from the contest's list of migrating fish and write an essay about the fish's habitat, physical characteristics and behavior. https://www.wildlifeforever.org/home/state-fish-art/
  • MO DNR NO MO Trash Award. Deadline not noted on webiste, but the entry form is live and it looks like awards will be announced April 2020. Awards for schools for students in each category K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. Entries judged on creativity, adherence to contest rules and effective use of theme and logo. $200 first place award (for the school) in each category, $600 grand prize. http://nomoretrash.org/trash-can-contest
  • Carton2Garden Contest.Deadline April 1, 2020. Contest challenging students to repurpose milk and juice cartons for use in your school garden. Fifteen prizes will be awarded, ranging in value from $1000 to $5000. https://carton2garden.com/contest-details/spring-2019-2020-contest/
  • Living Standard and Center for Green Schools Storytelling Youth Scholarship. Deadline April 12, 2020. Scholarships to students who submit videos on how they are making a positive impact in their schools and communities by leading on sustainability. First place will earn $2,500 and second place will earn $1,000 to pursue post-high school education. https://livingstandard.org/living-standard-and-center-for-green-schools-storytelling-scholarship/
  • Frontier Technology Equipment Grants. Deadline May 15, 2020. Three awards of $1000 for K-12 teachers to purchase tech equipment to teach social responsibility. https://internet.frontier.com/resources/education/teacher-grant/
  • Earth Island Institute Brower Youth Awards.  Deadline May 1, 2020. Young people ages 13-22 living in North America who have shown outstanding leadership on a project with positive environmental and social impact. $3000, a professionaly produced short film about their work, and a trip to the San Francisco Bay area. For conservation, preservation or restoration.  http://www.broweryouthawards.org/apply/
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Training. Deadline May 1, 2020.$10,000, Presidential citation and a paid trip for two to Washington D. C. For a highly qualified K-6 grade math or science teacher who has demonstrated outstanding teaching. Recipients must be employed full time by a school or district and must have at least 5 years of teaching experience. https://www.paemst.org

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  • American Water Environmental Grant Program. March 26, 2018. Up to $10,000 for projects that address source water or watershed protection, be new or innovative, or be a significant expansion, involve 2 or more organizations, be sustainable, involve the community. https://amwater.com/moaw/about-us/environmental-grant-program
  • UL Innovative Education Award. February 21, 2018. 501 (c) (3) organizations serving K-12 children and youth using ESTEM to advance EE or vice versa. One $100,000 grant; Two $50,000 grants; Two $25,000 grants. Phase 1 applicants should submit materials that show strong evidence of how their program advances innovation in the field of E-STEM in three areas - advancing STEM learning through research and investigation, promoting citizenship and social responsibility, tackling real environmental problems. http://ulinnovationeducation.naaee.net/about
  • Smuckers Get Out and Grow School Garden Sweepstakes. Deadline March 11, 2018. $500 to $15,000 cash award towards a school garden. School Administrators or Food Service Directors. http://www.growwithsmuckers.com
  • Lowe's Toolbox for Education. Deadline February 8, 2019. Grants between $2000 and $5000. For schools. For capital improvement projects like gardens, trails, art displays, student-parent centers that have a lasting impact on a school. http://toolboxforeducation.com/
  • Social Media in the Classroom Grant. Deadline December 3, 2018. K-12 or college teacher (school must be in NCES Data Base) $1000. Essay or video on how you want to use social media in the classroom. http://internet.frontier.com/resources/grantsscholarships/social-media-in-the-classroom-grant/
  • Student Conservation Corps & Congress. Regional Summits info coming soon. While suspending and revisioning the national training in 2019, Sc3 is moving to a 1-3 day Regional Summit model. Information coming soon about the opportunity for students to attend intensive skill-building trainings designed for regional networking and collaboration to address challenges and become leaders in sustainability. http://www.greenschoolsalliance.org/sc3?utm_content=&utm_ medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
  • Get to Know (the Outdoors) Art Contest. Deadline November 1, 2018. Children and youth under 18. The Contest invites you to get outside and create original works of art, writing, photography, videography and music inspired by nature. Get Outdoors and “Get to Know Your Wild Neighbours”.The goal is to be as creative as possible. For inspiration, check out some of the amazing programs offered by our partners. Then, get outdoors and get to know! Submit your work for a chance to win cool prizes (art supplies, cameras, camcorders, books, fishing prize package. http://www.get-to-know.org/contest/us/
  • Every Day Capacity Building Grants. Deadline November 5, 2018. Every Day Capacity Building Grants provide Friends Groups with grant funds of up to $5,000 to help build their organizational capacity to serve public lands. https://www.neefusa.org/resource/2018-every-day-capacity-building-grants
  • Electricity Match Energy Lesson Plan Grant. Deadline October 12, 2018. $500. K-8 Teacher employed full-time at public, private, charter or magnet school for the 2018-2019 academic year. We are looking for creative approaches for communicating energy concepts to elementary and middle school students. The range of topics eligible for grant consideration is very broad and is not limited to a science curriculum. Art, economics, math, social science, and consumer science are examples of other fields suitable for energy education. https://electricitymatch.com/teacher-grant-program/
  • Keep America Beautiful Recycle Bowl Competition. Registration Deadline Registration August 1 to October 12, 2018. http://recycle-bowl.org/registration-instructions/
  • Cedar Tree Foundation. No 2019 grants. $20,000 to $100,000. Organizations that provide professional development opportunities for teachers around environmental problems. http://cedartreefound.org/environmental-education-teacher-professional-development-program
  • KEEN Effect Grant. Registration opens November 21 - https://www.instrumentl.com/grants/keen-effect-grant
  • Environmental Curricula Grants: Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation. Deadline October 2, 2018 for pre-proposal. Up to $1500 for organizations to do environmental education with youth. http://www.mgaef.org/grants.htm
  • Green Works Grant. Deadline September 30, 2018. Maximum award is $1000. Applicants must have attended a Project Learning Tree Workshop, project must involve service learning, allow for students to make the choice, have at least one community partner, and must have 50% in matching funds. http://www.plt.org/applyforagrant
  • Electricity Match National Scholarship Essay Contest. Deadline May 31, 2018. $1000. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or documented legal residents. Applicants must be high school seniors or students currently enrolled in an accredited American university or college attending for the 2018-2019 academic school year. How would you encourage energy conservation without consumers viewing it as sacrificing comfort? https://electricitymatch.com/national-scholarship-essay-contest/
  • Shaw Nature Reserve Photo Contest. March 1 to March 31, 2018. Family Membership to the MO Botanical Garden. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/Portals/0/Shaw%20 Nature%20Reserve/PDFs/1%20PhotoContestFlyer_PDF.pdf
  • NEEF Every Day Capacity Building Grants. 2018 Rolling Deadlines April 23, July 17, November 5. 501 (c)(3) nonprofits in existence at least 2 years, whose mission is focused on serving a public land site (not schools) for building organizational capacity - assessment, strategic planning, board development, communications, finance, fundraising, volunteer recruitment/training - https://www.neefusa.org/resource/2018-every-day-capacity-building-grants#Timeline
  • Captain Planet EcoSolution Grants: Deadline Cycle 2 due July 15, 2019. Schools and 501 (c) (3)s. Range $500 to $2500. Support for solution-oriented, youth-led projects that result in real environmental outcomes. http://captainplanetfoundation.org/ecosolution-grant/
  • Captain Planet EcoSolution Grants: Deadline July 15, 2019. Apply for 1 of 4 resource kits for educators just getting started with project-based eco-learning. These custom-curated and designed collections of lessons and materials facilitate STEM learning and using the environment as a context for applying knowledge. https://captainplanetgrants.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx
  • Captain Planet EcoTech Grants: Deadline Cycle 2 due July 15, 2019. Schools and 501 (c) (3)s. Using tech to solve environmental problems http://captainplanetfoundation.org/grants/ecotech/
  • Wild Ones Seeds for Education. Deadline October 15, 2018. Teachers and students across the US are expanding learning opportunities by enhancing their schoolyards with nature trails, butterfly gardens, prairies, woodland wildflower preserves, and similar projects. These projects enrich the learning environment and provide aesthetic and environmental benefits. By planning, establishing and maintaining such projects, students learn valuable life skills – including patience and teamwork. They can engage parents and the wider community in a project they can point to with pride for years to come.https://wildones.org/wp-content/images/SFE-Grant-Application.pdf
  • Project Green Challenge. Deadline October 1 to October 30, 2019. High school and college students. Environmental themed daily challenges in October to mobilize youth; posting blogs, photos, videos, and using social media to share experiences; prizes for each day equivalent to ~$100 related to conscious living. http://turninggreen.wpengine.com/programs/project-green-challenge/
  • 8th Annual Missouri Snapshots Photo Contest. Deadline October 31, 2018. Missouri State Park Getaway Package worth $500. Photo must be from one of Missouri's 87 State Park and Historic Sites. Categories include Making Memories, Capture the Beauty, Discover the Past, Fun on the Water, Where are You? (Selfie). http://ruralmissouri.coop/photocontest.php

 

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Kansas City

  • KC Water Quality Small Grant Opportunity. Deadline January 4, 2017. MARC, on behalf of the Water Quality Public Education Committee annually requests proposals from individuals and community groups to implement educational activities, events or projects designed to promote actions that will improve water quality in the Kansas City area. The Committee wants to continue its focus on educating citizens about stormwater as a primary source of water pollution and about actions that individuals can take to reduce the amount of polluted stormwater that enters our lakes, rivers and streams. http://www.marc.org/Environment/Water-Resources/Water-Quality-Grants/Overview
  • Shumaker Family Foundation. Letter of Intent February 15, Application March 15, 2017. 501 (c)(3) organizations or schools for innovative environmental projects from a Kansas City area organization with an established capacity to carry the project out.http://www.shumakerfamilyfoundation.org/requests/granting-philosophy/
  • Heartland Utilities for Energy Efficiency. April 13, 2018. KC Metro area, 501 (c) (3) organizations in Kansas or Missouri, up to $5000 for energy efficiency education activities on adoption of energy efficiency measures in the residential sector. https://www.growyourgiving.org/grant/heartland-utilities-energy-efficiency

 

 

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