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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

Grants for Arts Projects: Media Arts
Competitive Grant | Federal | National Endowment for the Arts
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The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Arts Projects: Media Arts grants support projects that contribute to a healthy and thriving arts ecosystem that is responsive to the dynamic, diverse, and evolving… Read More

Halliburton Foundation
Competitive Grant | Foundation | Halliburton Foundation
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Halliburton Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization supporting educational initiatives at all levels through grants for science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and business programs at U.S. colleges and universities as well as… Read More

J. Bulow Campbell Foundation
Competitive Grant | Foundation | J. Bulow Campbell Foundation
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TBD. 2020 grants started at $100,000.

The J. Bulow Campbell Foundation responds to a variety of charitable organizations serving the general welfare of the community, education, youth, Christian concerns and, to a limited extent, public spaces and cultural organizations. The… Read More

John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics National Awards Program
Competitive Grant | Foundation | Council for Economic Education
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This award honors teachers of any subject who use exemplary teaching techniques that improve their students’ economic understanding, in and out of the classroom

Johnson Scholarship Foundation
Competitive Grant | Foundation | The Johnson Scholarship Foundation
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The Johnson Scholarship Foundation exists to serve disadvantaged people by assisting them to obtain education and employment. The three populations it focuses on are: economically disadvantaged, indigenous peoples, and people with disabilities.… Read More

Competitive Grant | Foundation |
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Individual awards: up to $7,500

The InventTeam grant offers funds to educators to start a STEM-focused club in their school.

McWane Foundation
Competitive Grant | Foundation | McWane Foundation
Award Size
Awards vary

The McWane Foundation supports programs, initiatives and organizations that will benefit the communities where McWane employees live and work. The Foundation awards grants that will strengthening the essential components of the infrastructure… Read More

Merck Family Foundation Grants
Competitive Grant | Foundation | Merck Family Foundation
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The Merck Family Fund awards grants to support Urban Farming and Youth Leadership, with priority to programs in Massachusetts, New York City, and Philadelphia. Funding is for programs in low-income urban areas… Read More

Michael and Susan Dell Foundation Grants
Competitive Grant | Federal | Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
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Millions of children from low-income backgrounds don’t have the chance to attend a high-quality school. For those who do, unique chalenges remain, making it harder for them to get to and through college. We invest in closing these opportunity… Read More

Mockingbird Foundation
| Foundation | The Mockingbird Foundation
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Grant amounts: $100 - $10,000

The Mockingbird Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to music education for America’s youth. The Foundation is particularly interested in projects that foster creative expression (whether in instrumentation,… Read More


Ongoing Opportunities