There are many grant opportunities, nationally and locally, for arts specialists, teachers, schools, and students. We have listed several below. Don’t forget to ask your principal and PTA about assisting you with your goal too!
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. K-12 public school (and public charter school) teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on our site, and you can give any amount to the project that most inspires you.
Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation created Mini-Grants: awards of up to $500 given to public schools and public libraries for projects that foster creative expression, working together and interaction with a diverse community. EJK Mini-Grants give educators, whose efforts are often inadequately funded or recognized, an opportunity to design and implement a great program—whether a special activity outside the standard curriculum or one that helps meet its goals.
Set up a campaign to raise money for your classroom needs. The beauty of GoFundMe is that it allows campaign organizers to invite others to take part in their story. Just as we share parts of our lives on Facebook, we also want to share our dreams, pursuits, celebrations, and challenges online with crowdfunding.
Target Field Trip Grants
Throughout the year, our stores provide education grants to local K-12 schools to support educational field trips. Learning opportunities extend far beyond the classroom, but it’s becoming more difficult for schools to fund trips to museums, historical sites and other cultural destinations.