Available Education and Technology GrantsGrants on this page are private and may apply to you and your school's needs. We have done our best to screen for applicability, but we do not guarantee that our products will qualify for all funds.
Organization: U.S. Department of Education
Grant Title: Striving Readers Program
Deadline: Check for availability
The U.S. Department of Education has put forth a new grant program entitled Striving Readers.This funding is designed to support research-based reading intervention for middle and high school students in Title I schools. The Striving Readers program aims to improve the quality of literacy instruction as well as literacy skills of struggling readers. Let's Go Learn's products meet the requirements of this grant opportunity by offering a thorough diagnostic assessment of each student's reading ability and then providing a detailed report with individualized instructional recommendations. This way the teacher is better able to manage the varied reading profiles in his/her classroom and provide targeted instruction better suited to meeting each learner's needs.
Organization: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Grant Title: AMD Corporate Contributions
Deadlines: May 1
Advanced Micro Devices' grants fund schools and districts K-12, and award amounts vary. AMD supports classroom instruction by promoting interest and proficiency in literacy, math, and computer technology. As an organization, AMD believes that having superior teachers leads to enhanced learning. Let's Go Learn espouses the same philosophy, as demonstrated by a comprehensive staff development plan to support its online literacy assessment and instructional programs. Applications for this grant are due twice a year: May 1 and Dec. 1. Funding decisions are communicated no later than six months following the application deadline.
Organization: The Citigroup Foundation
Grant Title: Citigroup Smarter Schools & Smarter Classrooms Grants
The Citigroup Foundation focuses on strengthening education in low-income communities. Its grants emphasize the importance of all children having access to quality education in order to prepare themselves for the workforces and for becoming active members of society. Areas supported include literacy development, computer training, and teacher training that is designed to increase student achievement.
Upon submission, please note that Let's Go Learn offers web-based literacy assessment and instruction, which is supported by a comprehensive professional development plan.
Unsolicited proposals will be accepted, but a favorable decision is less likely. For guidelines, see the foundation's web site.
Organization: The Coca-Cola Foundation
Grant Title: Coca-Cola Foundation Grants
The Coca-Cola Foundation supports high-quality education and seeks to find new solutions to today's educational problems. One overarching goal is to empower people to better their lives. Grants are awarded to innovative public school programs and teacher development programs. There are also monies available for smaller, more specific projects in elementary or secondary classrooms.
Let's Go Learn's web-based assessment and instructional programs enable the teacher to differentiate instruction for each student. Additionally, Let's Go Learn offers professional development to support its products.
The Coca-Cola Foundation Board of Directors reviews funding proposals in quarterly meetings. All requests receive a written response when the review process is complete.
Organization: The Corning Inc. Foundation
Grant Title: Corning Foundation Grants
The Corning Inc. Foundation is involved with curriculum enrichment and instructional technology projects for the classroom, spanning grades K-12. When considering this grant, please note that Let's Go Learn provides web-based literacy assessment and instruction, as well as professional development, to support the educator's ongoing curricular goals.
Organization: The Entergy Charitable Foundation
Grant Title: Education & Literacy Grants
Deadlines: February 1, May 1, and August 1
The Entergy Charitable Foundation believes literacy is an empowering tool for combating poverty. Thus, Entergy funds programs that aim to eliminate illiteracy by enhancing students' reading and writing skills. Let's Go Learn's literacy assessment and instructional programs emphasize an individualized approach to address each student's reading needs. Additionally, Let's Go Learn is able to provide on-site professional development to support the implementation and integration of its products. Grant applications must be postmarked by the following deadlines: Feb. 1, May 1, and Aug. 1.
Contact: (877) 285-2006
Organization: The NEA's National Foundation for the Improvement of Education
Grant Title: Innovation Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants
Deadlines: October 15
The National Education Association's Foundation for the Improvement of Education (NFIE) offers small grants on a year-round basis. One grant-type emphasizes high quality professional development for public school teachers and educational support professionals. The professional development must improve practice, curriculum, and student achievement. It also must be tied to student assessment and integrated with instructional planning. Let's Go Learn offers differentiated student assessment that is linked directly to instructional strategies, as well as comprehensive professional development. Application deadlines are as follows: October 15.
Contact: (202) 822-7840
Organization: State Farm Companies Foundation
Grant Title: K-12 Public Schools Foundation Grants
The State Farm Companies Foundation awards grants to K-12 public schools in the United States and Canada that emphasize improving teacher quality and educational performance practices. Proposals are accepted year-round. Upon submission, please note that Let's Go Learn's individualized student assessment and instruction are differentiated to meet the needs of each student. Additionally, a professional development component has been designed to support teachers in their efforts to integrate the products with their existing curriculum.
Organization: The Prudential Foundation
Grant Title: Ready to Learn
The Prudential Foundation's Ready to Learn grant program provides support for literacy strategies that address professional development for teachers or literacy in the early years.
When considering this grant, be sure to note that Let's Go Learn provides K-12 web-based literacy assessment and K-5 instruction that is differentiated to meet the needs of each learner. Additionally, professional development is offered to support the teacher in the implementation and integration of Let's Go Learn's products.
The Prudential Foundation serves the Newark and surrounding New Jersey urban centers. It also funds programs in cities where Prudential has a significant presence. These cities include Atlanta, Chicago, Hartford, Houston, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Phoenix. The Foundation receives and reviews proposals throughout the year. Grants that exceed $200,000 must be approved by its board of trustees, which meets three times a year.
Organization: The Sprint Foundation
Grant Title: Sprint Foundation Grants
The Sprint Foundation supports educational reform through the use of new technologies and the enhancement of teacher skills. It is recommended that applicants identify how their projects support Sprint's objectives: innovation and the use of technology in the classroom; enhanced education for minorities and/or the disadvantaged; and increased employee and public support of education.
When considering this grant, please note that Let's Go Learn's web-based assessment and instruction comprise a fresh approach to learning through the use of technology. Additionally, these products are differentiated to meet the needs of all students.
Grants are primarily available in areas with significant employee presence, such as Kansas City, Atlanta, Dallas, and Sacramento, although schools and other education-related nonprofit agencies may apply. The Sprint Foundation reviews unsolicited proposals on a continuous basis. Applicants will typically receive a response within four to six weeks.
Contact: (913) 624-3343
Organization: The Texas Instruments Foundation
Grant Title: Texas Instruments Foundation Grants
Texas Instruments Foundation grants typically range from $5000 to$10,000, and there is no special application form required. Applicants must submit a one- or two-page proposal that briefly outlines the following: purpose of the organization, population served, amount requested, how the requested funds will be used, how the proposal matches funding interests of the foundation, and a copy of 501(c)(3) designation. When applying for this grant, be sure to highlight the fact that Let's Go Learn's innovative web-based literacy assessment and instruction are designed to meet the needs of each and every learner. Let's Go Learn also offers comprehensive professional development to support teachers who are utilizing its products.
Contact: (214) 480-3221
Organization: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Grant Title: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Education Grants
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation offers grants that support quality educational opportunities, student achievement, and improved access to exemplary educational content. Applicants should submit a brief letter of intent for initial review. It is important to note that Let's Go Learn offers both web-based assessment and instruction designed to meet the needs of all learners. Additionally, Let's Go Learn can provide comprehensive professional development to support teachers as they work to integrate LGL products with their current curriculum.
Contact: Grants Administration Department
Organization: The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
This national grant is designed to support literacy programs that emphasize reading as a family. Family Literacy programs funded through the Foundation's National Grant Program must include reading instruction for parents or primary caregivers, (pre-GED/GED/ESL etc.), literacy or pre-literacy instruction for children, and intergenerational activities in which the parents/primary caregivers and children come together to learn and to read. Individual grants do not exceed $65,000.
Let's Go Learn can be a valuable part of a growing family literacy program. The K-12 online assessment is designed to deliver an exact picture of the reader's abilities in six sub-tests. It can be used with both children and adults. Following the assessment, web-based instructional activities are differentiated to meet the needs of each learner.
Organization: Verizon Foundation
Verizon Foundation awards grants that support both basic literacy and computer literacy. Both arenas are addressed by Let's Go Learn's web-based assessment and instruction. Learners are taken through a series of six diagnostic sub-tests, which then direct them into individualized reading lessons. The instructor is provided with a comprehensive report that paints a complete picture of the learner's reading profile.
Applications for these grants are accepted January through November. School grant requests must benefit after-school programs and have a current National Center for Education Statistics school and district registration number to qualify.
Organization: The Toshiba America Foundation
Grant Title: Toshiba's Grade K-6 Science and Math Grant Program
Deadline: October 1
The Toshiba America Foundation will award grants up to $1,000 each for math and science-related projects. Kindergarten through sixth grade teachers are eligible, however there are also grants available for grades 7-12. Please see the website for more information regarding middle and high school grants. Each teacher may apply only once, and the application deadline is October 1. Funds are typically awarded to projects that emphasize hands-on experiential learning. Let's Go Learn's Diagnostic Online Math Assessment is a vital part of any such math program. By assessing students individually, the program enables teachers to differentiate instruction and group students flexibly and efficiently. The gap between assessment and instruction is bridged, as students move easily into their next tailored math lesson.
Organization: The International Reading Association
Deadline: Dependent on the grant
The International Reading Association, an organization dedicated to promoting literacy and improving the quality of reading instruction, provides a myriad of grants for literacy, children's literature, research, and professional development projects. Visit this site and search under "grants" for a complete listing of available funding opportunities, grant guidelines, and application forms. Grant funds may be used in a variety of ways - for example, to purchase reading assessments and curriculum or to support professional development.
Organization: International Reading Association
Grant Title: Presidential Award for Reading and Technology
Deadline: November 15
The Presidential Award for Reading and Technology is given to educators who are making outstanding contributions to the use of technology in reading education. Entrants must detail how they have used technology to improve the literacy skills of students in their school, including an overview of the program and its goals. They must also include information about the student population, types of technology used, and learning activities and their outcomes. The description should be no more than three pages long. No videos, CD-ROMS, other media, photographs, or other materials of any kind may be submitted. The grand-prize award is $1,000, plus up to $2,000 in expenses to attend the IRA convention. Nine additional winners will each receive a prize of $500. All entrants must be educators who work directly with students ages 5-18 for all or part of the working day. Completed entries must be received by November 15.
When considering this grant, please note that Let's Go Learn's Diagnostic Online Reading Assessment is a web-based tool that gives an accurate picture of an individual's reading profile. The six sub-tests can be used to determine the learner's relative strengths and areas of challenge and tailor instruction accordingly. Let's Go Learn's Unique Reader package will take students to the next level by differentiating and delivering reading lessons for each learner. Additionally, Let's Go Learn can provide comprehensive professional development to support the implementation and integration of one or both of these programs.
Organization: The AT&T Foundation
Grant Title: AT&T Foundation Grants
The AT&T Foundation believes that educated citizens improve the quality of life for all. Its awards include those that better the quality of teaching and professional development, especially related to the application of technology. AT&T funds are typically distributed through invitational programs or through projects that the foundation proactively develops with nonprofit organizations. For more information on how to be invited to submit a proposal, see the website below. Unsolicited applications are reviewed, but rarely are supported. Those who wish to submit an unsolicited proposal should send a brief letter of introduction and description of their organization and project to: Secretary, AT&T Foundation, 32 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10013.
Organization: Great Source Education Group by Houghton Mifflin
Visit Houghton-Mifflin's Great Source Education Group website for more information about the types of federal and state grants available. This helpful website will lead the professional through how to locate prospective funds in a particular state as well as how to write an effective grant proposal.
Organization: Grants Alert.com
This website is designed to guide the educator quickly and easily through a plethora of potential grant opportunities. The whole idea is to find fast and easy funding for classrooms.
Organization: Best Buy
Grant Title: te@ch program
Teachers and schools successfully using interactive technology in the classroom may be selected to receive gift cards and monetary awards from Best Buy. New applications are available annually in July.
Organization: Dollar General Corp.
Grant Title: Dollar General's Back-to-School Grants
The Dollar General grant program believes that the advancement of literacy and basic educational skills is the backbone of our educational system. Their Back-to-School grant program will award $5,000 in grants to assist schools in meeting some of the financial challenges they face in implementing new programs or purchasing new equipment, materials, or software for their school libraries or literacy programs. Let's Go Learn offers a web-based literacy assessment and instructional tool that can supplement the teacher's current classroom curriculum. Additionally, Let's Go Learn can provide on-site professional development training to support its products. To apply for one of these grants, see the website below for information. Application deadline is August 11, 2006.
Grant Title: EcoPhones Fundraiser
The EcoPhones Drive is a cellular phone fund-raising and recycling program that pays organizations up to $200 for each used digital cell phone they turn in. No buying or selling is required to participate, just recycling. EcoPhones provides a free marketing kit to help launch community phone drives. Once you have collected a full box of cell phones, EcoPhones will pick them up for free. Within 30 days you'll receive a check. These funds can in turn be used to purchase Let's Go Learn's online assessment and instructional products.
Organization: Mary A. Crocker Trust
Grant Title: Mary A. Crocker Trust Grants
The Mary A. Crocker Trust funds programs pay special attention to alternative approaches to education in the greater Bay Area. Projects involving the use of technology will be considered. In the initial letter of inquiry, be sure to include a description of the educational plan and the intended outcome with a focus on the innovative features. It would be helpful to state that Let's Go Learn offers a web-based program that includes diagnostic student assessment that is linked directly to individualized, differentiated instructional strategies, as well as comprehensive professional development. The average grant size ranges from $10,000 to $25,000.
Organization: The Edward E. Ford Foundation
Grant Title: Edward E. Ford Foundation Grants
Deadline: September 15
The Edward E. Ford Foundation awards grants annually to independent high schools that are active members of the National Association of Independent Schools. Most grants are worth $50,000 or less, and every grant is expected to have a matching component (at least one-to-one) with the extent of the match being an appropriate challenge for the particular school. The foundation has agreed to consider some grants as large as $100,000 in order to be able to participate more substantially in projects that are particularly imaginative and likely to be of broad benefit to independent schools.
When addressing the foundation, it will be important to detail Let's Go Learn's strengths in the secondary classroom. LGL's Diagnostic Online Reading Assessment (DORA) enables the teacher to assess multiple students simultaneously, thus achieving the same results as a reading specialist in a fraction of the time. Additionally, a professional development component has been designed to support teachers in their efforts to integrate the products with their existing curriculum.
The foundation's board meets three times a year to consider proposals: November, April, and June. Deadlines for submitting proposals are Sept.15, Feb. 1, and April 1, respectively. The head of school should meet with the foundation's executive director at his office before the proposal is consider by the board. Applicants are encouraged to contact the office directly by phone to get a full understanding of the application guidelines and request a place on the board meeting's agenda.
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