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Welcome to the National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) funding opportunity database. The database includes one-time and ongoing national grants, fellowships, and scholarships that are currently active. Sponsors include the U.S. Federal Government and philanthropic organizations. This page is updated frequently as charter school funding opportunities are announced. Funding opportunities are displayed below in order of due date, i.e., opportunities with the most imminent deadlines are listed first and alphabetically within the same due date range.
Please note that state-specific and currently inactive funding opportunities are excluded from this database. For information about state-specific funding opportunities, please visit State Resources for Charter Schools on the NCSRC website to contact your State Education Agency and, if applicable, your state’s Charter Support Organization. For more information about federal funding opportunities, please visit Accessing Federal Programs: A Guidebook for Charter School Operators and Developers.
Current and Future Opportunities
The Brown Rudnik Foundation awards Community Grants in the amount of $2,000 or less, to address specific, one-time need or idea which will improve education in underserved communities in Boston, Providence, Hartford, New York, Washington, D.C., Orange County or London (UK).
Award SizeRange: $2,500 to $15,000
The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF) encourages the creation and expansion of learning experiences and opportunities at the primary, secondary, and higher education levels, particularly for disadvantaged students. Areas of special interest to CICF include educational and training programs designed to improve literacy, teach basic life skills, promote good…
Award SizeUp to $10,000
The mission of the Harry Chapin Foundation is to support organizations that have demonstrated their ability to dramatically improve the lives and livelihood of people by helping them to become self-sufficient. The Foundation supports various types of projects. In regards to proposals from schools, best applications are the ones that focus on a specific program in the…
Award Size$5,000 - $50,000
The Foundation awards grants and supports programs that have a particular focus on S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education and around empowering women in the United States and in India.
Award SizeAward amount varies
The Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation supports educational efforts to promote environmental literacy and comprehension of the complexities of the web of life, particularly in primary and secondary schools, museums, and citizen nonprofit organizations with similar purposes. The Foundation believes strongly in the importance of investing in efforts to expand environmental…
Award SizeAwards vary
Education is one of the four areas the Charles Lafitte awards grants. The Foundation provides funding to improve teaching results, including computer-based and technological education, promoting leadership skills, and offering programs about the arts. It funds programs that aid students with learning disabilities, target at-risk populations, apply data-driven approaches,…
Award Size$3,000 - $10,000
Community Action Grants provide funding to individuals, American Association of University Women (AAUW) branches and AAUW state organizations as well as community-based nonprofits for innovative programs that promote education and equity for women and girls. Since 1972, AAUW has provided support to hundreds of communities across the United States.
Award SizeMaximum is $5,000.
The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) provides Outreach Grants to support education projects related to optics and photonics, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities with an optics or photonics component. Proposed projects are judged on their potential to impact a large audience and increase awareness and interest in…
Award SizeOver $5,000 grants and $1,000-$4,999 grants.
Toshiba America Foundation's mission is to provide teachers with additional funds to support classroom projects. It strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms. Toshiba America Foundation offers two types of grants for grades 6-12; one is for projects over $5,000 and the other is for projects under $5,000…
Award SizeAwards vary. Total for 2022 Education grants =$900,000. As of 9/25/22, $460,000 left
The J.W. Couch Foundation awards Education Grants as part of its mission to “plan for the future.” Funding priorities address three primary areas: early childhood education, twenty-first century education, and teachers. The Foundation awards grants to schools that teach students the essential 21st-century skills needed for the future such as critical thinking, problem…