Department of the NAVY STEM, Education, and Workforce Program

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is supporting existing and/or developing innovative solutions that directly maintain, and/or cultivate a diverse, world-class Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce to maintain the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ technological superiority. The goal of proposed efforts must provide solutions that establish, build, and/or maintain STEM educational pathways of U.S. citizens directly relevant to the needs of Department of Navy’s (DON) current and future workforce.

Issuer: Federal Government
Awardee: K-12 Schools, Informal Science Organizations
Amount: $600,000
Deadline: April 15

NASA Office of STEM Engagement

NASA Office of STEM engagement has multiple grant opportunities that seek to support building a diverse STEM workforce through authentic learning experiences. These highly competitive awards are for informal education institutions such as museums, libraries and youth serving organizations. Proposals must outline evidence-based educational approaches to provide STEM engagement opportunities that align with NASA’s mission.

Issuer: Federal Government
Awardee: Informal Education Institutions, Youth Programs, Non-profit
Amount: $20,000 +
Deadline: TBD 2022

Walmart Community Grants

These grants are awarded through an open application process and provide funding directly from Walmart and Sam’s Club facilities to local organizations in the U.S. Local Community.

Issuer: Private Non-profit
Awardee: K-12 Educators, K-12 Schools, Extracurriculars, Non-profits
Amount: $250 – $5000
Deadline: December 31

Voya Unsung Heroes Grant

This program provides grants to K-12 educators who are seeking to use new teaching methods and techniques for classroom/school projects to enhance learning. Applications are judged based on innovation, creativity, and ability to positively influence students.

Issuer: Private For-profit
Awardee: K-12 Educators
Amount: 100 finalists receive $2,000 grants. Of those finalists, three winners are selected to receive awards of $25,000, $10,000 and $5,000
Deadline: June 1

U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education has a variety of grants available throughout the year and are typically in conjunction with another institution. Amounts vary and are for large-scale projects and programs.

Issuer: Federal Government
Awardee: K-12 Schools
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies

Toshiba American Foundation (TAF) Grants – Grades 6-12

TAF grants funds project-based learning to innovate in science, technology, engineering, and math classrooms. TAF is interested in funding innovative projects designed by teachers or small teams of teachers for use in their own schools and classrooms. Grant requests of more than $5,000 are reviewed twice a year and due November 1 and May 1 each year.

Issuer: Private For-profit
Awardee: K-12 Educators
Amount: Up to $5000
Deadline: June 1, September 1, and December 1

Toshiba American Foundation (TAF) Grants – Grades K-5

TAF grants funds project-based learning to innovate in science, technology, engineering, and math classrooms. TAF is interested in funding innovative projects designed by teachers or small teams of teachers for use in their own schools and classrooms. Grant requests of more than $5,000 are reviewed twice a year and due November 1 and May 1 each year.

Issuer: Private For-profit
Awardee: K-12 Educators
Amount: Up to $5000
Deadline: October 1

Society for Science – STEM Action Grants

Society for Science supports non-profit organizations through this grant program. This program works to support innovative organizations using creative solutions to educate and inspire people from all walks of life to pursue scientific endeavors.

Issuer: Private Non-profit
Awardee: Non-profit, Extracurricular
Amount: Up to $5000
Deadline: May 15

National Science Foundation

NSF Supports K-12 STEM education with multiple grant offerings. Amounts vary and are for large-scale projects and programs. Some grants to consider are Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) (Aug 13 deadline) and Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science (Sept 15 deadline).

Issuer: Federal Government
Awardee: K-12 Schools
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies