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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

Save Our Seas Small Grant
Competitive Grant | Foundation | Save Our Seas
Award Size
Up to $10,000; average of $5,000

The Small Grant is designed for short (12- to 18-months) and small projects (grants average US $5,000) dedicated to early career scientists (within five years of a degree being awarded). Aimed at original and innovative start-up projects, the… Read More

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Save Our Seas Small Grant
Competitive Grant | Foundation | Save Our Seas
Award Size
Up to $10,000; average of $5,000

The Small Grant is designed for short (12- to 18-months) and small projects (grants average US $5,000) dedicated to early career scientists (within five years of a degree being awarded). Aimed at original and innovative start-up projects, the… Read More

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School In-Service Training Grant (Pre-K-5)
Competitive Grant | Foundation | Clarence Olander Fund and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Award Size
Maximum of $4,000 each

The purpose of this grant is to provide financial assistance to elementary schools for in-service education in mathematics.

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School In-Service Training Grants
| Nonprofit | Clarence Olander Fund and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Award Size
Up to $4,000

The purpose of the School In-Service Grants offered by the Clarence Olander Fund and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is to provide financial assistance for in-service education in… Read More

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Schools and Libraries E-Rate Program
| Nonprofit | Universal Service Administrative Co.
Award Size
Varies - Discounts on internet and telecommunication services and equipment

The Schools and Libraries (E-Rate) program provides funding towards eligible internet services and equipment for schools and libraries. Public or private schools (K-12), libraries, and groups of schools and libraries (e.g., consortia, districts,… Read More

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Sol Hirsch NWAF Education Fund Grants for K-12 Teachers/Educators
Competitive Grant | Foundation | National Weather Association
Award Size
$750 individual grants, total award up to $3,000

At least four (4) Grants, up to $750 each, are available from the NWA Foundation to help improve the education of K-12 students in meteorology and related sciences. These grants are possible thanks to the many… Read More

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Summer Reading Grants
Competitive Grant | Foundation | Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Award Size
Maximum is $3,000

These grants support the creation or expansion of summer reading programs. Local nonprofit organizations, schools and libraries are eligible to apply if their programs meet the following criteria: (1) target… Read More

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Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (TGC)
| Federal |
Award Size
TBD

This program "provides a professional development opportunity for middle and high school teachers from the United States to participate in a program aimed at globalizing U.S. classrooms through an online professional development course, two… Read More

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The Charles Lafitte Foundation
Competitive Grant | Foundation | The Charles Lafitte Foundation
Award Size
Awards 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… Read More

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The Harry Chapin Foundation Grants
Competitive Grant | Foundation | The Harry Chapin Foundation
Award Size
Up 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 only funds 501(c)(3)… Read More

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Ongoing Opportunities