Funding 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.

BellSouth Foundation 
The organization funds projects that address the following objectives: I. Developing Individual Capacity To Improve Learning, II. Creating Environments To
Improve Learning, and III. Promoting Partnerships Through Technology To Improve Learning.

Captain Planet Foundation
The mission of the foundation is to fund and support hands-on environmental projects for children. There is an online submission form.

The Chevron Foundation
The Chevron Education Awards Best Classroom Practices program is open to science, math and technology teachers, grades 6-12 whose lessons have led
students to higher levels of interest and achievement in math, science and the use of technology in these subjects.

Cisco Systems
The foundation's mission is to fund proven high-impact programs primarily based in Education by providing funds to organizations which provide programs and
services to schools. 

The Citigroup Foundation
Grants are made to strengthen K-12 education in low-income neighborhoods. The Foundation's K-12 grants emphasize creation of "smarter schools" and
"smarter classrooms."

The Coca-Cola Foundation
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. 

Dow Chemical Corporation 
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 education in
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 math, science,
and technology into exciting and "do-able" academic and career choices. Grants range from $1,000 to $25,000. Contact: James Mason, Director of Public and
Community Affairs Eaton Corporation, Eaton Center, Cleveland , OH (216) 523-5000 

The Hitachi Foundation 
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 youth and
integrate academic and job-training elements to empower youth.

Intel Foundation
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.

Eli 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 involvement,
establishing and raising educational standards, and the development of improved teaching techniques and better prepared teachers are of particular interest. 

MCI 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 to
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.

The Nike Foundation
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 Bowerman
Drive, Beaverton, OR 97005. The Nike Foundation is committed to helping communities improve the quality of services they provide for young people by
providing an array of resources to the community, such as financial, product and in-kind donations and the volunteer efforts of Nike employees.

The Shopa Foundation 
This program distributes grants to teachers who help students learn through innovative and effective classroom projects. The Teacher Grants are available to K-12
teachers in public, private, or parochial schools and range from $250 to $1,000.

The 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 in projects
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.

Toyota Tapestry Grants
A partnership program of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. and the National Science Teachers Association, the Toyota TAPESTRY grant program offers grants
to K12 science teachers. Grants are given to innovative projects that enhance science education in the school and/or school district.

The Wal-Mart Foundation
Wal-Mart Environmental grants range from $500 to $5,000. Projects should educate and involve citizens (including kids) in environmental projects and decision-
making and teach communities how to assess the environmental conditions and take action accordingly. 

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