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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

2023 Garden Grants
Competitive Grant | Foundation | National Garden Bureau
Award Size

Each year, National Garden Bureau’s judging committee selects five Therapeutic Gardens to be the recipients of a Grant that will help the organization expand or perpetuate their initiatives.  Those chosen will… Read More

AAAS Mentor Awards
Competitive Grant | Foundation | American Association for the Advancement of Science
Award Size
$5,000 award

The two categories of the AAAS Mentor Awards (Lifetime Mentor Award and Mentor Award) both honor individuals who during their careers demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and… Read More

ACM/IEE CS Ken Kennedy Award
Competitive Grant | Foundation | Association for Computing Machinery and IEEE Computer Society
Award Size

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE CS) jointly present the Ken Kennedy Award each year for outstanding… Read More

ACR Initiative for Students and Youth
Competitive Grant | Foundation | JAMS Foundation
Award Size

The JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth provides grant funding for conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for K-12 students and for adults working with youth populations in ways… Read More

ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Classroom Grant
Competitive Grant | Foundation | American Chemical Society
Award Size
Awards up to $1,500

The purpose of this grant is to support ideas that enhance classroom learning, foster student development, and reveal the wonders of chemistry. Grants are typically offered for laboratory equipment and supplies, instructional materials,… Read More

Action Research on Mathematics Teaching Practices Grant
Competitive Grant | Nonprofit | Ernest Duncan Fund and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Award Size
Up to $6,000

The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support for action research conducted as a collaborative by university faculty, preservice teacher(s) and classroom teacher(s) seeking to improve their teaching… Read More

Adidas Group
Competitive Grant | Nonprofit | Adidas America, Inc.
Award Size
Varies. May include cash grants, in-kind donations of services and equipment.

The Adidas Group focuses on projects that address education, children and youth, sports within a social context, relief efforts, and preventive health activities. The group offers cash grants as well as in-kind donations of services and equipment… Read More

After School Advantage Program
Competitive Grant | Nonprofit | International Game Technology PLC (IGT)
Award Size

The After School Advantage (ASA) program is IGT’s flagship community initiative, devoted to providing young people with access to technology in a safe, nurturing afterschool environment, while promoting opportunities in digital learning centers… Read More

Albertsons Companies Foundation
Competitive Grant | Foundation | Albertsons Companies Foundation
Award Size
Amount varies based on neighborhood.

Eradicating childhood hunger is priority of the Albertsons Foundation on a national level. Specifically, the Foundation actively seeks out organizations that work to ensure that every child in America has access to a healthy breakfast every day.… Read More

American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief - Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY)
Formula Grant | Federal | Office of School Support and Accountability, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
Award Size
Second Disbursement = $599 million Total ARP-HCY Fund is $799 million. SEAs must distribute 75% of funds received to LEAs.

The purposes of the American Rescue Plan-Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY) Fund are to help States and local educational agencies (LEAs) identify homeless children and youth, provide wraparound services that address the multiple effects of… Read More


Ongoing Opportunities