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Education Grants from the Kinder Morgan Foundation
http://www.kindermorgan.com/community/km_foundation.cfm
The Kinder Morgan Foundation provides grant funding to local, state, provincial, and regional educational institutions, libraries, and programs that provide ongoing support (e.g., Junior Achievement). Grants are primarily directed to educational programs for youth in grades K-12. The organization’s program must serve a community where Kinder Morgan (“one of the largest pipeline transporters and terminal operators in North America”) has a significant presence or business interest. U.S. applicant organizations must have 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service. Grant amount: $1,000-$5,000. Application deadline: May 10, 2008.

Geographic Literacy Grants from the National Council for the Social Studies
http://www.socialstudies.org/awards/geographiclit/
The National Council for the Social Studies’ Grant for Geographic Literacy aims to promote geography education in the schools; to enhance the geographic literacy of students at the classroom, district, or statewide levels; and to encourage the integration of geography into the social studies curriculum/classroom. Programs (not individuals or individual lessons or units) which will enhance the geographic literacy of students at the classroom, district, or statewide levels are eligible for funding. Recipients may be individuals or groups in school districts, public institutions, or universities. Grant amount: $2,500. Application deadline: March 21, 2008.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
http://www.barronprize.org/
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes honors outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet. Their leadership and courage make them true heroes and inspirations to us all. Each year, the Barron Prize selects 10 winners nationwide. Half of the winners have focused on helping their communities and fellow beings; half have focused on protecting the health and sustainability of the environment. Barron Prize winners each receive $2,000 to be applied to their higher education or to their service project. Nomination deadline: April 30, 2008.

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams
http://web.mit.edu/inventeams/
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Grants foster inventiveness among high school students. InvenTeams comprised of high school students, teachers, and mentors collaboratively identify a problem that they want to solve, research the problem, and develop a prototype invention as an in-class or extracurricular project. Grants of up to $10,000 support each team’s efforts. InvenTeams are encouraged to work with community partners—specifically, the potential beneficiaries of their invention. Application deadline: April 25, 2008.

Sprint Ahead for Education Grants
http://www.sprint.com/citizenship/education/sprintahead/index.html
Through the Sprint Ahead for Education grant program, the Sprint Foundation will award grants to school districts and individual schools to fund the purchase of resource materials, supplies, equipment, and software that facilitate and encourage character education among K-12 students. All U.S. public schools (K-12) and U.S. public school districts are eligible to apply. Grants will be given in the following amounts: $5,000 (for schools) and $25,000 (for districts). Application deadline: April 15, 2008.

Youth Education and Science Education Grants from the American Honda Foundation
http://corporate.honda.com/america/philanthropy.aspx?id=ahf
The American Honda Foundation provides grants in the fields of youth education and science education to: K-12 educational institutions; accredited colleges and universities; community colleges and vocational/trade schools; scholarship and fellowship programs at selected colleges/universities or through selected non-profit organizations; other scientific and education-related non-profit tax-exempt organizations; gifted student programs; media concerning youth education and/or scientific education; private, non-profit scientific and/or youth education projects; other non-profit, tax-exempt, institutions in the fields of youth education and scientific education; and academic or curriculum development programs that emphasize innovative educational methods and techniques. Average grant amount: $46,000. Application deadline: May 1, 2008.

The Jordan Fundamentals Grant Program
http://www.nike.com/jumpman23/features/fundamentals/overview.html
The Jordan Fundamentals Grant Program awards one million dollars annually to teachers across the country who motivate and inspire students toward achieving excellence. Innovation Grants averaging $2,500 will be awarded to individual teachers for projects that will impact classroom innovation and improve instruction. Winners of Innovation Grants may apply for an Inspiration Grant of $10,000. Inspiration Grants will be awarded to teams of teachers in support of scaling-up implementation of approaches developed with Innovation Grants. Application deadline: March 30, 2008.

HP Technology for Teaching Grants
http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/grants/us/programs/tech_teaching/index.html
The HP Technology for Teaching Grants support K-12 public schools in the U.S. that use a collaborative, team-based approach to implementing technology integration projects. The projects must focus on using technology to teach, rather than on teaching students to use technology. Each grant is worth about $40,000. HP will select approximately 110 schools to receive the equipment and professional development support they need to effectively integrate technology into their instruction. Preference will be given to projects that address mathematics and/or science, and to schools that serve a high proportion of low-income students relative to their district or state. Application deadline: February 14, 2008.

Allstate Foundation Grants for Safe and Vital Communities; Economic Empowerment; and Tolerance, Inclusion, and Diversity
http://www.allstate.com/citizenship/foundation/funding-guidelines.aspx
The Allstate Foundation supports national and local programs regarding Safe and Vital Communities (including youth anti-violence); Economic Empowerment (including financial and economic literacy); and Tolerance, Inclusion, and Diversity (including teaching tolerance to youth, and alleviating discrimination). Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to apply. The Foundation has no deadlines for submission; proposals may be submitted throughout the calendar year.

Family Service Community Grants from Autism Speaks
http://www.autismspeaks.org/community/fsdb/grants.php
Autism Speaks offers Family Service Community Grants in order to promote services to enhance the lives of those affected by autism spectrum disorders. Autism Speaks seeks proposals that serve to build the field of services for individuals with autism and expand the capacity to effectively serve this growing community. They seek proposals for project grants in the following four areas of need: education, recreation/community activities, equipment/supportive technology, and young adult/adult services. The average grant awarded will be in the $10,000-$20,000 range. Application deadline: October 12, 2007.

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