Our Town is the creative place-making grants program of the National Endowment for the Arts. The grants support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Applicants can choose from two program areas.
The TESOL Teacher of the Year Award, presented by National Geographic Learning, recognizes outstanding teachers for their commitment to advancing English language teaching and learning practices, and their dedication to motivate and inspire their students. Applicants are not required to be TESOL members; any English language educator who has been a classroom teacher for a minimum of three years may apply.
The Open Meadows Foundation offers grants of up to $2,000 for projects that promote gender, racial, and economic justice, and are led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities. The projects should reflect the diversity of the community in both its leadership and its organization, and promote racial, social, economic, and environmental justice.
The Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence will award $1 million to outstanding public high school skilled-trades teachers and their classrooms. These educators are teaching their students how to repair cars, how to weld, how to build houses, how to install electrical systems and plumbing, and more.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is seeking proposals through its Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists initiative, which connects youth to the outdoors by providing financial support for conservation education and employment programs.