The following is a listing of funding opportunities potentially available for projects related to Education with focus on programs applicable to North Central Kansas. Click here for helpful tips on seeking project funding.
Grants to initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs, including after-school programs, for students in grades K-12.
Deadline: Annually, generally in April.
Organization: U.S. Department of Education
Grants to provide bins for the collection of beverage container recyclables. The Public Space bin grant program is open to non-profit organizations, government agencies, schools and religious organizations. A collegiate bin grant is also offered.
Deadline: Annually, generally in February or March.
Organization: Keep America Beautiful and Coca-Cola Foundation
Provides up to $5,000 for a project or program that supports communities in which our employees and customers live and work. Eligible community organizations include local schools, public charities, and 501c3 organizations. Primary focus areas include: PreK to 12 education, Food security, and Community betterment.
Deadline: Contact your local DuPont Pioneer Representative for more information.
Organization: DuPont Pioneer
Grant program designed to support local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America. Grants are concentrated in four major areas including 1.) Business Development, 2.) Community Development, 3.) Education, and 4.) Telecommunications. Award amounts range from $250 to $5,000. The program is offered in cooperation with NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association and applications must go through the local telephone company. Check with your service provider to see if they are a member of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association or the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) and if they participate in the grant program.
Deadline: Annually, generally in September.
Organization: Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) in cooperation with NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association
Grants for projects and organizations making an impact in eastern Kansas.* Awards are designed to impact Agriculture Education, Young and Beginning Producers, Hunger and Nutrition and Essential Services/Disaster Relief needs. Two separate funding options are available—one for up to $2,000 and another for up to $10,000. The larger grant is targeted to communities with a population of 5,000 of less.
*Qualifying applications must be for serving programs that benefit communities within the Frontier Farm Credit service area of eastern Kansas. Those counties that meet the Frontier Farm Credit criteria AND are located within the NCRPC service area include the counties of Clay, Dickinson, Marshall, and Washington.
Deadline: Quarterly review for applications up to $2,000; Semiannual review for applications up to $10,000.
Organization: Frontier Farm Credit
Grants up to $4,500 per school for any public or private K-12 school in Kansas. Limited to projects that can reasonably be completed within one school year. Project must address solid waste management issues such as recycling, composting or waste reduction projects in addition to including learning objectives that will engage students directly.
Deadline: Annually, typically in February.
Organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
The Foundation provides assistance to Christian religious organizations, charitable organizations, institutions of higher learning, hospitals and other organizations of a general charitable nature in the general categories of Educational, General, Health and Religious. Most of the Mabee Foundation grants are made toward building and facility construction and renovation projects and to the purchase of major medical equipment. Ordinarily, grants are made on a challenge or conditional basis to provide incentive for enlisting the support of other donors. Only the states of Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas are eligible.
Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis; Trustees meet quarterly.
Organization: J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation, Inc.
Grants to school districts, child care centers and homes, Head Start sites, and community programs. Eligible programs must provide research-based child development services for at-risk infants, toddlers and their families, and preschool for three- and four-year olds. Focus is on at-risk children and underserved areas.
Deadline: Check website for current deadline.
Organization: The Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund
Youth Garden Grant supports school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. The program is open to any nonprofit organization, public or private school, or youth program planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18.
Deadline: Annually, generally in December
Grants for rural public school districts to enhance the science and/or math curriculum. School districts must be nominated by a local farmer to be eligible to submit an online application. No purchase is necessary to nominate a school district, and the farmer does not have to be a Monsanto Company customer. Farmers must be 21 years old or older and be actively engaged in farming a minimum of 250 acres of corn, soybeans and/or cotton. Grants are available for either $10,000 or $25,000. In NCRPC service area eligible counties include: Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Jewell, Lincoln, Marshall, Mitchell, Ottawa, Republic, Saline, and Washington.
Deadline: Nominations accepted beginning in January.
Organization: The Monsanto Fund
Grant programs for projects that support research or educational projects related to Sustainable Agriculture. Several different grants and grant amounts are available based on the specific project proposal. Grant applicants can range from farmers and ranchers to educational institutions to non-profit agencies.
Deadline: Proposal deadlines vary with each grant program.
Organization: North Central SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)
A Federal reimbursement program that provides funding for infrastructural projects and educational activities that assists cities, counties, and school districts to enable children to walk or bicycle to school more safely. Funding will be provided for infrastructure projects, non-infrastructure-related (i.e. public awareness campaigns, traffic education, student training on bicycle and pedestrian safety, etc.), and development of safe routes to schools plans, with the possibility of future funding to implement the plan.
Deadline: Annually, generally in late summer.
Organization: Kansas Department of Transportation
Grants in four major areas including: higher education; youth services; arts and culture; and health care and hospitals. Support focuses on supporting bricks and mortar projects, awarding grants to nonprofits in the Kansas City region and other areas where the Ash Grove Cement Company does business. Eligible areas include Western Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Western Iowa, and, to a lesser extent, in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Montana. Areas of interest include higher education, churches, youth serving agencies, health facilities, community buildings, museums, civic projects, and low maintenance, energy efficient housing projects sponsored by qualified tax-exempt organizations.
Deadline: Throughout year.
Organization: The Sunderland Foundation
Grants to K-12 schools and other nonprofit organizations working to provide reading and arts programs for children and youth. Eligible applicants must be nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and schools, libraries, and public agencies. Field Trip Grant is up to $700. Early Childhood Reading Grant is $2,000. Each Arts, Culture & Design in Schools Grant is $2,000.
Deadline: Check website for application deadlines.
Organization: Target Foundation
Grants for up to 40 gallons of paint to local schools. The school must be a public, private or parochial school in a community served by a True Value Company retail identity.
Deadline: Annually, generally in November.
Organization: True Value Foundation
The Farm to School Grant Program provides support to incorporate local products into school meal programs, integrate agricultural education into the classroom, and cultivate and expand school gardens. School districts, State and local agencies, Indian tribal organizations, agricultural producers, and non-profit organizations are eligible.
Deadline: Annually, generally in December
Organization: USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Program awards small grants to local organizations to support the needs of communities. Eligible entities include 501c3 organizations, government entities, schools, and faith-based organizations. Grants of $250 to $2,500 are available through each of the Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs and Logistics facilities.
Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Organization: Wal-Mart Foundation