Ongoing grants with no specific due date
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Ongoing grants with no specific due date
- Corning Inc. Foundation
Scope: Materials engineering giant Corning Inc., created this foundation
to support education, cultural, community and selected national
organizations which improve the quality of life in and near communities
where Corning is an active corporate citizen.
Deadline: None. Submit a two-to-three page letter of inquiry, signed
by the senior administrative officer of the organization.
Funds: Currently, the foundation annually fulfills approximately
175 grants totaling $3 million.
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, including K-12 schools.
Areas: Education grants have funded community service programs
for students, curriculum enrichment, student scholarships, facility
improvement and classroom-based instructional technology projects.
Cultural gifts support institutions such as arts organizations,
libraries, museums and public broadcasting stations. In the area
of community service, the foundation gives to a variety of organizations,
including youth groups such as Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America.
Contact: Karen Martin, Associate Director, Corning Incorporated
Foundation, MP-BH-07, Corning, New York 14831
- CyberLearning Offers Matching Grants for all K-12 Schools
Scope: CyberLearning offers matching grants to improve
education through technology in K-12 schools and districts. THe
focus is on underserved populations. Schools can earn matching
grants -- up to 50 percent -- to buy technology and courses from
The percentage of the match is based on the number of students
enrolled in the school who are on free or reduced-cost lunches.
All inner city and rural public school districts and schools are
eligible for the 50 percent matching grant. Schools or school districts
with at least 35 percent of students on free or reduced-cost lunches
will qualify for the 50 percent matching grant as well.
Also, follow-up cash grants will be provided to grantees to
help them use “holistic CyberLearning or TTCM (Teacher/Mentor-Technology-
Courseware-Motivation) solutions that make a difference in the
lives of their target populations.” The grantees may
use the cash grants for teacher/mentor training, or to buy
software, Internet access, and more.
Fill out the online matching
grant application form to see if your school qualifies.
Eligibility: K–12 schools and school
Funds: Up to 50 percent matching grants to
be used for CyberLearning’s
online courses in information technology. Follow-up
cash grants for professional development, training, and technology.
Contact: CyberLearning, 4926-C Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
22304; (703) 823-9999; fax (703) 823-9990; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Computers for Learning (CFL)
Scope: Computers for Learning (CFL) is a government
program that donates used computers to classrooms to help schools
equip students to
achieve academically and to compete in the 21st century. The CFL
website connects technology to schools and educational nonprofits.
Best of all, the used equipment will be provided free of charge.
To register for CFL, fill out an online form, which requests detailed
information. Your best bet is to print out the form first, gather
your information, and then complete the online process. If you
attempt to register and cannot complete all the mandatory fields,
you will be unable to register.
Once your school is registered at CFL, and you have provided a
contact person at the school with an active email address, federal
agencies will donate computers based upon need. Factors include
whether your school is located within a federal empowerment zone
or enterprise community; what the student-to-computer ratio is;
how many students in the school have Internet access; and the percentage
of students in the school’s reduced-rate lunch program.
When a federal agency selects your school to receive a computer
donation, it will notify your contact person. The contact person
then must sign the notification, and the letter must be returned
with a letter of acceptance on school letterhead, signed by the
The point person then must arrange to pick up the computers or
have them shipped to the school.
More info online …
For more information, visit http://www.computers.fed.gov/Public/aboutProg.asp.
- ADC Foundation
Scope: ADC Telecommunications Inc., a manufacturer
and provider of communications hardware and software systems and
solutions, established the ADC Foundation in 1999. The foundation
supports math and science education programs and projects aimed
the digital divide.
Deadline: None. ADC Foundation accepts letters
of inquiry throughout the year. An online application is required.
Funds: Past grants have ranged from $500 to $250,000 each.
Eligibility: Funding is on a national basis with
emphasis on the Twin Cities region and other areas that the company
does business. Organizations must be nonsectarian and have 501(c)(3)
status. K-12 and higher education programs, as well as nonprofits
wanting access to technology are encouraged to apply.
Contact: ADC Foundation, PO Box 1101, Minneapolis,
MN 55440-1101; phone, (952) 917- 0118; fax, (952) 917-0965;
- Acellus Matching Grant program helps schools buy servers
Scope: The International Academy of Science offers the Acellus
Matching Grant Program to qualified schools to enable them to
Learning Systems and help to improve their students’ math
achievement. The program pays 50 percent of the cost of Acellus
servers for qualified schools. The servers deliver content to
all the school’s computers through its local network. Each
math course comes with its own server and licenses for 25 seats.
Additional licenses sold separately allow each server to hold
up to 50 seats per course.
An Acellus Installation and Support Package is available to install
and maintain the equipment for one year. With the support package,
teachers can focus on teaching rather than technical problems.
The documents on the website list the products at full price, but
qualified schools are required to pay only 50 percent of the cost
through the Matching Grant Program.
Eligibility: Schools that are established organizations for grades
6–12, junior college, or university.
Funds: 50 percent of the cost of Acellus servers.
Contact: International Academy of Science, (816) 229- 3800; email@example.com.
Web: For more information, visit http://www.science.edu/AcellusGrants.
- EInstruction’s Engaging Kids to Learn Grant
Scope: eInstruction makes real-time, interactive,
wireless response pads for classrooms, and is making that technology
available through grants to schools.
Deadline: Ongoing. Grants will b awarded each
fiscal quarter. An applicant only has to submit an application
once per year.
Funds: 36 Classroom Performance Systems
(CPS) will be awarded, 9 per quarter to 3 elementary, middle
schools. The award will consist of 32 CPS pads, a CPS Chalkboard
and content containing thousands of CPS questions from Prentice
Hall and Scott Foresman to supplement the winner’s teaching
Eligibility: Any educator may apply, whether
already a CPS user or just learning about it.
- Fresh Start for Donated Computers
Scope: Microsoft helps update donated computers
in schools with licensing and Windows software.
Schools often welcome donations of personal computers, since budgets
are tight and the costs of providing computers for staff, teachers,
and students can be prohibitive. However, welcome as they are,
donations of older personal computers often lack licensing or up-to-date
software. Microsoft’s Fresh Start for Donated Computers program
provides licensing and Windows installation CDs for qualifying
schools. Eligible schools serve primary or secondary grades, and
must have received donations of personal computers with Pentium
II or older processors. Schools can apply only once each calendar
year. Schools may update applications once each year to report
any additional computers they have received.
Eligibility: Accredited K–12 schools that have received donated
Funds: Microsoft software and licensing.
Contact: Fresh Start for Donated Computers, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for licensing and Windows software, visit the Microsoft
webpage and fill out the required information.
- Microsoft Unlimited Potential Grants
Scope: Computer giant Microsoft created the
Unlimited Potential program to support nonprofit organizations’ technology
training programs - ranging from learning basic computer skills
to using advanced business productivity applications in order
to create opportunities that can change people’s lives
and transform communities.
Deadline: Microsoft accepts proposals through Microsoft subsidiary
offices located around the world
Unsolicited proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis, decisions
are made in March and October of each year.
Funds: Donations can consist of cash, software, curriculum and/or
Eligibility: Nonprofit community-based technology and learning
centers, including those school-based centers that provide services
to the community outside of school hours or those partnered with
a governmental organization to run its programs.
Tip: K–12 schools are not eligible for
funding for programs during school hours, but may qualify for
support through Microsoft's
education programs or for programs run by a nonprofit or nongovernmental
organization during non-school hours. All software donation requests
within the United States are handled by TechSoup.org.
Microsoft’s Fresh Start program for donated computers
provides qualifying K–12 schools that receive certain
donated personal computers without the appropriate paperwork
and or original
Microsoft Windows operating system with the proper documentation
and Windows installation CDs at no cost and with minimal process.
- PTC Corporate Giving Program
Scope: The Parametric Technology Corporation,
a developer, marketer and supporter of collaborative software
solutions, makes charitable
contributions through its corporate giving program to secondary
schools and their teachers in the U.S., Canada, Germany Japan
and the U.K. Areas of interest include the PTC Design & Technology
in Schools Program that provides software to teachers by making
licenses available to schools, as well as conferences, research,
emergency funds, scholarships, and use of facilities.
Funds: In 2004, giving included $300,000 for grants; $100,000 to
match employee gifts; $100,000 for two grants to individuals; and
over $9 million in in-kind gifts.
Eligibility: The company has a staff to handle
all contributions and a contribution committee reviews all requests.
E-mail the company’s
headquarters for the required application form.
Contact: John Stuart, VP, Education and Community Relations, PTC
Corporate Giving Program, c/o Corp. Contributions, 140 Kendrick
St., Needham, MA 02494; (781) 370-5000; fax, (781) 370-5647
- Rockwell Collins Community Partnership Fund
Scope: The Rockwell Collins Community Partnership Fund was created
to support qualified nonprofits with fund raising, sponsorships
and other events/activities. Areas of interest include education
and youth development, with emphasis in math, science and engineering;
and culture and the arts, with emphasis on youth educational
programs. The fund also contributes to health, human services,
and civic organizations.
Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round, with decisions
rendered within six weeks.
Funds: Grants are generally less than $5,000.
Eligibility: Applications are available online. Applicants must
have 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status, or possess NGO documentation.
Requests for general endowments, debt reduction, grants to individuals,
federated campaigns, or religious organizations for religious purposes
will not be considered. Applicants must be within areas of company
operations and should make contact with the local human resources
department prior to submitting a grant application.
Contact: Manager, Community Relations, Rockwell Collins, 400 Collins
Rd. NE, M/S 124-302, Cedar Rapids, IA 52498;
phone, (319) 295-7444; fax, (319) 295-9374
Web: www.rockwellcollins.com (click “Our Company” then “Community
Involvement” and “Charitable Giving”)
- Toyota USA Foundation
Scope: The Toyota USA Foundation has been working for over a decade
to fund K-12 education programs, especially in the areas of mathematics
and science. The foundation has formed partnerships with some
of America’s leading organizations and institutions and
prefers proposals which are broad in scope; incorporate interdisciplinary
curriculum, “real world” classroom applications;
are creative and innovative programs, which develop the potential
of students and teachers; and are cost-effective.
Deadline: There are no deadlines. Proposals are reviewed on a rotating
Funds: Currently the Toyota USA Foundation provides $1.9 million
a year to support innovative math and science programs.
Eligibility: Applying organizations must be tax-exempt under the
Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) and be located within the
United States. Grants are made to higher education institutions,
community colleges and vocational or trade schools, and to nonprofit
organizations engaged in pre-college math or science education.
Contact: Foundation Administrator, Toyota USA Foundation, 9 West
57th Street, Suite 4900 New York, NY 10019; phone, (212) 715-7486;