The NEA Foundation

The NEA Foundation awards grants to educators who propose innovative and promising ways to help all students experience academic success and reach their full potential; especially those who have been historically underserved by society’s institutions.  NEA Student Program members can partner with educators who submit grant applications.  Examples of grant-funded work include study groups, action research, lesson study, and innovative project-based learning that helps close the achievement gaps.  Grant amounts range from $1000 to $3000.

The National Science Foundation 

The NSF represents the primary funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities.  In many fields, such as mathematics, computer science, and the social sciences, the NSF is the major source of federal backing.  The NSF also offers special funding programs specifically for undergraduate and graduate students.

The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center collects and organizes the names of hundreds of people and organizations that provide funding for socially significant projects.  Visitors to the website can search an online database for corporate and foundation funding or request a free CD-ROM full of sources.  The center also provides information and research about grant seeking and philanthropic efforts.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

More than 30 federal agencies joined together in 1997 to create the FREE website.  The site includes information on hundreds of federally supported teaching and learning resources in a variety of subject areas, from the arts to vocational education.  New resources are added monthly.