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Grants are available from external organizations and we will post them here if we know of them. This is NOT a comprehensive list. If you are interested in partnering with WEF to apply for any of these or you need some help or guidance with the application, reach out and we may be able to assist.


Columbus Foundation: Neighborhood Partnership-Grants for partnering with neighborhoods to improve opportunities.

Columbus Foundation: Siemer Family Foundation-Grants for improving educational opportunities.


Columbus Foundation: Ingram-White Castle Foundation-Grants for improving educational opportunities for disadvantaged students.


Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Grants to Educators and Open Grants-provides Ohio secular primary and secondary school educators with grants up to $3,000 and open grants to Ohio secular school districts and universities.


Columbus Foundation: Columbus Youth Foundation-improving the lives of disadvantaged youth through recreation and sports.


AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant Program-grants to meet the unmet and unfunded educational need of students. Each school year, AIAA awards grants of up to $500 to worthy projects that significantly influence student learning.

Ezra-Jack Keats Foundation-mini-grants for programs up to $500.

The Arts

Ohio Arts Council-Big Yellow School Bus-Supporting School Visits

to Arts and Cultural Activities

Ohio Arts Council-TeachArtsOhio-Customizable Artist Residencies

for Pk-12 schools

Ohio Arts Council-Arts Partnership-Supports the needs of individual

learners and their communities by collaborative planning with partners,

in-depth study of the arts.


American Electric Power: Teacher Vision: supports academic programs with a goal to improve student success, special interest in science, math, tech and the study of energy. Should include matching funds. 


American Honda Foundation Grants-youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.


Toshiba America Foundation provides grants to support innovative projects designed by math and science teachers to make their own classrooms more exciting and successful for students.


American Chemical Society-gives innovative chemistry teachers the opportunity to put their ideas into action. 


National Council of Teachers of Mathematics-offers this grant for math teachers in grades PreK through 5 who have demonstrated a commitment to strengthening their own teaching methods and applying innovative new ides to their classrooms. 


Columbus Foundation: Columbus and Franklin County Garden Grants-supports to further the development of community gardens. Schools are eligible. 


Greenworks-Grants of $200 - $2,000 are available from Project Learning Tree at the national level, for projects involving youth, adults in communities, with positive environmental effects.


Capital Planet Foundation Grants-grants to schools and nonprofit organizations that develop innovative  environmental projects for youth ages 6-18 that promote cooperation, planning, and problem-solving skills. Preferential consideration is given to requests seeking seed funding of $500 or less and to applicants who have secured at least 50% matching or in-kind funding for their projects. 


Fund for Wild Nature-provides grants for campaigns to save and

restore native species and wild ecosystems, including advocacy,

litigation, public policy work, development of citizen science, and

similar endeavors. Deadlines in February, May and November.

National Wildlife Federation Grants for WILD School Sites-offered

periodically to help schools create certified wildlife habitats on

school grounds.

The Klorane Botanical Foundation: Budding Buddhist-the Budding

Botanist Grant will help our youngest citizens learn about plants,

explore their world and inspire them to take care of the life they

discover in their local ecosystems.

Sol Hirsh Education Fund Grants-awarded annually to teachers/educators of grades K-12 to help improve the education of their students, their school, and/or their community in the science of meteorology.


Inclusive Classroom Grant-addresses inequity in education on the basis of race, ethnicity, family background, sexual and gender identity, ability, or any personal or social circumstances. Any K-12 public, private, or charter school teacher or principal can apply for a $1,000 supplies grant to support inclusive classrooms. We are looking for teachers or principals who need anything from flexible seating to diverse books, to ensure all students are ready to learn.

Professional Development

NEA Foundation Learning and Leadership Grants External link-may fund professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research, mentoring experiences or lesson study. Professional development must improve practice, curriculum and student achievement, and recipients must put professional leadership into practice by sharing what they learn with their colleagues.


Fund for Teachers-grants for professional development based on the principle that the teacher is the one who knows what they need to grow as an educator. These grants are self designed and allow teachers to create their own professional development opportunity based on what is most beneficial to their teaching in their own opinions.

Supplies & Field Trips

Target Field Trip Grants-Funds may be used for transportation, registration for events, admission prices and other field trip expenditures.


Beacon Technology Teacher Grant-for teachers who need an extra bit of funding of classroom supplies, educational subscriptions, apps for students, and more. Beacon offers this grant 1-2 times a year. To be considered, submit a tech-focused lesson plan.



International Reading Association-awards grants to outstanding public school teachers in schools that serve low-income families. You must work with elementary school students in grades K-6, and 60 percent of the school’s students must be eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. Grants are used to support you in improving the quality of reading and writing education through innovative approaches that combine learning and real-world contexts. 


Dollar General Literacy Foundation-Schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations that help students who are below grade level or having trouble reading are eligible to apply. 


Dollar General Summer Reading-support the creation or expansion of summer reading programs. Local nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries are eligible to apply.


Believe in Reading-support the efforts of nonprofit organizations that teach, improve, or encourage reading by people of all ages from around the world.


Snapdragon Book Foundation-grants for books and school libraries (deadline is February)

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