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Funding Opportunities

Our current NLD Innovation Grant opportunity is now closed.

Past Innovation Grant Winners


*Following aggregated by National Center for Families Learning (NCFL).

Dollar General Literacy Foundation – Adult, Family and Summer Reading Grants

Deadline Feb 21, 2019

The Foundation provides support through the following grant programs: Adult Literacy Grants support nonprofit organizations that provide direct services to adults in need of literacy assistance. Family Literacy Grants support family literacy service providers that combine parent and youth literacy instruction. Summer Reading Grants help nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries with the implementation or expansion of summer reading programs for students who are new readers, below grade level readers, or readers with learning disabilities….Read more>>

Institute of Museum and Library Services for Small Libraries

Deadline Feb 25, 2019

The Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries program supports projects that strengthen the ability of small and rural libraries and archives to serve their communities. Specific topics of interest include transforming school library practice, community memory, and digital inclusion….

USA Today Network ‘A Community Thrives’ Program

Deadline Feb 28, 2019

Grants totaling $2 million will be awarded to nonprofits across the U.S. with an idea to “build” community….

New America: Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship

Deadline Mar 8, 2019

Four to eight grants of up to $200,000 each, along with technical assistance from leading experts in the education, workforce, and policy sectors, will be provided for strategies to start new youth apprenticeship programs or expand and improve existing programs. All eligible collaborations must include partners from industry as well as secondary and post-secondary education…..

North American Association for Environmental Education UL Innovative Education Award

Deadline Mar 12, 2019

Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations working to advance environmental literacy through the use of STEM principles….

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program

Deadline Mar 14, 2019

Cooke Young Scholars receive a personal academic and college counselor from eighth grade through their graduation from high school, funding for academic and enrichment programs, and other resources....

International Reading Association Teacher Recognition Grant

Deadline Mar 15, 2019

A grant of $2,500 will be awarded to an outstanding elementary school classroom teacher dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of reading and writing in grades K-6....

World of Children 2019 Awards Program

Deadline Mar 31, 2019

The program awards grants of up to $50,000 to proven, high-impact programs created by individuals that make a difference in the lives of children in the United States and across the globe....

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation: Mini-Grant Program

Deadline Mar 31, 2019

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers Mini-Grants of up to $500 to public schools, public libraries, and public preschool and Head Start programs in the United States….

America’s Promise Alliance Power of Youth Challenge

Deadline Mar 31, 2019

Youth can get a $250 grant for a service project and a chance to win a $5,000 acceleration grant to take their idea to the next level.  America’s Promise Alliance is proud to work in partnership with the Mott Foundation and Peace First to create this opportunity for young people to improve their communities through service… 

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Deadline Apr 1, 2019

The Native American Library Services: Basic Grants program provides support for existing library operations and to maintain core library services….

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Deadline Apr 15, 2019

Up to twenty prizes of $10,000 each will be awarded to youth who have had a positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment....

McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation K-12 Classroom Strategies

Deadline Apr 15, 2019

Grants of up to $30,000 over three years will be awarded in support of team-based projects designed to integrate fresh K-12 strategies into classroom instruction....

Learning Disabilities Foundation of America

Deadline Apr 15, 2019

Grants will be awarded to learning disability-related projects focused on scientific, literary, or educational outcomes, or for the identification, ongoing evaluation, education of, and delivery of services to children and adults with learning disabilities....

Lawrence Foundation

Deadline Apr 30, 2019

The foundation awards grants in the areas of the environment, education, human services, and disaster relief....

Drucker Institute Prize for Nonprofits

Deadline Apr 30, 2019

An award of $100,000 will be given to a single nonprofit organization engaged in creative work that is driving exceptional industry achievements….

Mazda Foundation Education Grants

Deadline May 1, 2019

The Mazda Foundation is offering grants to nonprofits with programs emphasizing education and literacy, environmental conservation, cultural education, social justice, or scientific research. Mazda prioritizes organizations in areas where they have offices (Irvine, CA; Bridgewater, NJ; Chicago, IL; Sugarland, TX; and Jacksonville, FL) ….More info>>

William T. Grant Foundation Inequality Research Grants

Deadline May 1, 2019

Grants of up to $600,000 will be awarded for research that focuses on ways to reduce disparities in youth’s academic, behavioral, social, and economic outcomes....

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants

Deadline May 16, 2019

The grants support nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries that work to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading….

ASM Materials Education Foundation K-12 Classroom Projects

Deadline May 25, 2019

Twenty grants of $500 each will be awarded to hands-on K-12 projects designed to enhance student awareness of the materials around them....More info>>

Captain Planet Foundation Ecotech Grants

Deadline Jul 15, 2019

Grants of $2,500 will be awarded to projects that motivate children to use innovation, nature-based design, and/or technology to address an environmental problem in their communities....  

Toshiba America Foundation K-5 Science and Math Projects

Deadline Oct 1, 2019

Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to any K-5 teacher in a public or private nonprofit school in support of an innovative, hands-on science or math education project....

NCTM Music Projects to Teach Mathematics Grants for Grades Pre-K–5 Teachers

Deadline Nov 1, 2019

Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to teachers of pre-K-5 mathematics for projects that incorporate music into the classroom with the aim of helping young students learn math....