Check It Out: New Grant Opportunity!

Ford Foundation Educational Grants from The Ford Foundation- The foundations grant making focuses on reducing poverty and injustice; promoting democratic values; and advancing human knowledge, creativity and achievement. Types of grants the foundation makes: General/core support, Project, Planning, Competition, Matching, Recoverable, Individual, Endowment, Foundation-administered project, and Program-related investment.

States: All States

Total Amount: $450,000,000.00 - $480,000,000.00

Average Amount: $100,000.00 - $500,000.00

Address: 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017-4801

Telephone: 212-573-5000

E-mail: office-secretary@fordfound.org

Website: The Ford Foundation

Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other

Program Areas: After-School, Arts, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Early Childhood, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology

Deadline: Ongoing

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EngineerGirl Essay Contest from Lockheed Martin- In honor of the NAE’s 50th anniversary, we invite you to imagine how engineering might change our lives over the next 50 years, in one of the following areas: Nutrition, Health, Communication, Education, or Transportation. Guidelines for length are: Grades 3–5: about 400 to 500 words; Grades 6–8: about 600 to 800 words; and Grades 9–12: about 1100 to 1500 words.

States: All States

Average Amount: $100.00 - $500.00

Address: National Academy of Engineering 500 Fifth St. NW Rm. 1047 Washington, DC 20001

E-mail: EngineerGirl@nae.edu

Website: Engineer Girl

Eligibility: Public School, Private School

Program Areas: General Education, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Deadline: 3/1/2014