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Funding & Recognition

Funding opportunities, grants, and recognition awards.

award for librarians

Sep 05, 2019


Award Recognizing Outstanding Librarians

ilovelibraries, an initiative of the American Library Association, is accepting nominations for the I Love My Librarian Award, which encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. Each year 10 librarians are selected to receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque, and a travel stipend to attend an awards ceremony and reception held in their honor.

Teacher Grant

Aug 15, 2019


Grant to Advance Student Learning offers a $1,000 Grant for Teachers to support them in developing curricula, purchasing supplies, or implementing projects that positively impact students and improve learning. In applying for the grant, teachers should describe their challenges with individualized instruction and relate how they overcame those challenges.

Music Grant

Aug 15, 2019


Grant to Improve Access to Music and Music Education

The D’Addario Foundation offers Music Education Grants to US public schools and nonprofit organizations to promote high-quality, sustainable music instruction and improve student and community access to music and music education. The foundation gives preference to stringed, band, and percussion programs for underserved areas.

Buy a backpack with Alexa

Aug 15, 2019


Student Backpack with School Supplies

Amazon has enabled Alexa users to donate money toward back-to-school supplies for children in need. Users simply say, “Alexa, donate to Happy School Year,” to be guided through a $25 donation to fill a student backpack.

Environmental Education Grant

Aug 01, 2019


Grant to Journey into the Kingdom of Monarchs

Natural Habitat Adventures invites US-based environmental educators to apply for the 2020 Monarch Butterfly Scholarship Grant. Two qualified teachers will earn an opportunity to experience the monarch butterfly migration while traveling on a small-group adventure led by premier naturalist guides.


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