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Funding & Recognition

Funding opportunities, grants, and recognition awards.

Donors Choose for Educators

Aug 01, 2018

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Special Weeklong Funding Event

From August 5 to August 10, 2018, all DonorsChoose.org teachers who have previously posted a classroom project on the site can earn $25 in DonorsChoose.org credits each time they refer a teacher to post his or her first project.

Day of Play Cardboard

Aug 01, 2018

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Challenge Engaging Children in Creative Play

Since 2012, in the fall of each year, children across the globe have taken part in the Cardboard Challenge as a way to gear up for Imagination’s Day of Play. It all began following the success of the short film Caine's Arcade, the story of a nine-year-old boy and his elaborate cardboard arcade.

raspberry pi computer coding robot challenge

Aug 01, 2018

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Space-Themed Robotics Challenges

Pi Wars is an international, challenge-based robotics competition in which teams build Raspberry Pi–controlled robots and then compete in various nondestructive challenges to earn points.

Apply to be a TESOL Teacher of the Year by July 19, 2018.

Jun 15, 2018

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Award for Outstanding English Language Teaching

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.

Grants for women-led social justice projects by the Open Meadows Foundation help bring change to local communities.

Jun 15, 2018

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Grants for Projects That Promote Equality

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.

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