and Classroom Materials Resources
The Amgen Foundation
Amgen targets educational programs that promote students' interest in
the biological sciences. Also, an employee matching gift program will
match up to
$10,000 of employee contributions to qualified organizations.
The organization funds projects that address the following objectives:
I. Developing Individual Capacity To Improve Learning, II. Creating Environments
Improve Learning, and III. Promoting Partnerships Through Technology To
The mission of the foundation is to fund and support hands-on environmental
projects for children. There is an online submission form.
The Chevron Education Awards Best Classroom Practices program is open
to science, math and technology teachers, grades 6-12 whose lessons have
students to higher levels of interest and achievement in math, science
and the use of technology in these subjects.
The foundation's mission is to fund proven high-impact programs primarily
based in Education by providing funds to organizations which provide programs
services to schools.
Grants are made to strengthen K-12 education in low-income neighborhoods.
The Foundation's K-12 grants emphasize creation of "smarter schools" and
The foundation funds classroom teaching and learning projects including:
1) innovative K-12 public school programs, and those outside the "four
walls" of the
classroom, 2) teacher development programs, and 3) smaller projects dealing
with specific activities in the elementary and secondary classroom.
The mission of the Dow Chemical Corporation is to be a corporate leader
in catalyzing coalitions to improve the quality of North American K-12
math, science, and technology. The site includes lesson plans, grants
and information about current isssues in math, science and technology.
Eaton Corporation Foundation
The Eaton Corporation Foundation is interested in projects that prepare
minority youth for employment, especially those which focus on making
and technology into exciting and "do-able" academic and career choices.
Grants range from $1,000 to $25,000. Contact: James Mason, Director of
Community Affairs Eaton Corporation, Eaton Center, Cleveland , OH (216)
This foundation puts out Requests for Proposals twice a year and funds
projects in education that are 1) related to technology or 2) reach underserved
integrate academic and job-training elements to empower youth.
The Intel Foundation is a source of lesson plans, student scholarships,
teacher awards, and cash grants. The foundation's specific funding objectives
are 1) to
advance math, science, and engineering education, 2) to promote the entrance
of women and underrepresented minorities into careers in science and engineering,
and 3) to promote public understanding of technology.
Lilly and Company Foundation
Lilly and its foundation are interested in addressing the issues of K-through-12
education reform and youth development. Projects that target parental
establishing and raising educational standards, and the development of
improved teaching techniques and better prepared teachers are of particular
Worldcom's Marco Polo
Marco Polo provides no-cost, standards-based Internet content for the
K-12 teacher and classroom. The MCI WorldCom Foundation will award grants
teachers who successfully design and submit Web-based multi-disciplinary
lesson plans and also provides on-site professional development in the
use of Marco
Polo through "Request for Training" grants.
This foundation expects to issue new program guidelines soon. The guidelines
will be available on Nike's Web site or by writing Nike Foundation, One
Drive, Beaverton, OR 97005. The Nike Foundation is committed to helping
communities improve the quality of services they provide for young people
providing an array of resources to the community, such as financial, product
and in-kind donations and the volunteer efforts of Nike employees.
This program distributes grants to teachers who help students learn through
innovative and effective classroom projects. The Teacher Grants are available
teachers in public, private, or parochial schools and range from $250
Toshiba America Foundation
The mission of the Toshiba America Foundation is to contribute to the
quality of science and mathematics education in U.S. communities by investing
designed by and with classroom teachers to improve science and science-related
education for students in grades 7 thru 12. The average award ranges from
slightly less than $4,000 to $9500, depending on project size.
A partnership program of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. and the National
Science Teachers Association, the Toyota TAPESTRY grant program offers
to K–12 science teachers. Grants are given to innovative projects that
enhance science education in the school and/or school district.
Wal-Mart Environmental grants range from $500 to $5,000. Projects should
educate and involve citizens (including kids) in environmental projects
making and teach communities how to assess the environmental conditions
and take action accordingly.