What You’re Missing in Your Grant Research

Congratulations on taking the first step in applying for a grant! Why do people find it frustrating to identify a current grant opportunity that meets the needs of their organization? Imagine walking into a store with the color, shape, design, length and accessories of a woman’s dress in mind. Are you going to find it, waiting just for you? Not likely.

Every funding source has a mission, a vision and unique eligibility criteria. The first step of searching for a grant is confirming you are not excluded from the application process. The next step is ensuring your general program matches the funding source’s priority.

Let’s say, hypothetically, your organization needs to fence and pave a parking lot to host major events, and a basketball team uses a local yard five blocks from your organization. While you may not find a capital grant to pave a parking lot, you may find a sports-and-recreation grant that supports basketball. Because you will only use the parking lot for occasional events, the basketball team will be able to use the paved lot as a court. This situation meets your needs as well as those of the funding organization.  

What typically makes grant research so strenuous?

  • Endless Google-search pages of dead-end funding websites

GrantWatch provides a clean, expansive database of grant and funding opportunities.

  • Limited access to funding

GrantWatch lists approximately 17,000 grants.

  • Pesky pre-selection requirements

GrantWatch purposely does not list grants with pre-selected eligibility. If you are preselected, you know.

  • Inexperience

GrantWatch is easy to use for beginners entering the world of grant funding.

But there is one problem with the grant-searching process that GrantWatch can’t solve: an organization that lacks focus. Let me explain:

Over the past few weeks, GrantWatch has received inquiries regarding users’ inability to find the ideal grant for their organization’s needs. We received countless calls asking us to locate a grant to write a curriculum, build an organic farm, renovate a house, conduct an experiment, produce a musical, etc.

While you may not find a grant that states “Grants to Write a Curriculum,” you will find “Grants to Educational Institutions to Implement Anti-Bullying Initiatives.”

Funding sources focus on specific needs and issues and they provide funding to organizations that present solutions to those problems. As a grant seeker, you must explain how your program will respond to their need(s).

The key is to ask yourself why the funding is needed. The answer is not simply “to build an organic farm.” Why are you building the farm? To enhance sustainable living? To benefit the community? To provide food to underserved populations? Look for grants that want what your farm will provide.

Read grant descriptions (RFPs) and ask yourself if your project will meet the funder’s mission or priorities. If so, start writing your application, explaining how your idea will accomplish the funder’s goals.

So, what exactly are you missing in your grant search? Goals. Once you recognize your end goal, you will identify grants that will fund those outcomes and funding sources that will welcome your initiative.

About the Author: Kayli Tomasheski is a Copy Editor for GrantWatch.com.

Happy National Live Creative Day!

GrantWatch is celebrating National Live Creative Day by promoting grants that support struggling artists, new creative initiatives, imaginative culture and artistic programs/projects! What does it mean to “live creative”? We live creative when we stop sitting on our ideas and we step outside the box and make them happen!

 

I think to live creative is so much more. It’s having an idea and creating it overall—from start to finish, seamlessly in your head, then on paper and then to fruition without letting the naysayers stop your flow. Creativity for me is a whoosh that comes from above, whether it’s in a poem, an art work or in business. You have to stay quiet to listen.

—Libby Hikind, Founder and CEO of GrantWatch

 

Some creative ideas blossom by being in the right place at the right time. For others, you need funding. From international theater collaborations to art shows that promote diversity, find the funding you need on GrantWatch.com.

While GrantWatch is known for aiding small businesses and nonprofits, we promote artistic initiatives, businesses and individuals. After all, a successful business starts with a creative mind. Breaking into the world of art is just as daunting (if not, more so) as entering the world of business.

GrantWatch supports all our creative thinkers, both in business and in art—and they aren’t mutually exclusive. Celebrate National Live Creative Day by expressing your own personal creativity and by helping ambitious artists fulfill their dreams and bring their work to life.


Arts Grants on GrantWatch.com

Grants to USA, Territories, and Canada Nonprofits to Bring Japanese Performing Arts to Audiences

Grants to USA, Territories, and Canada nonprofit organizations for efforts to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences through touring programs or artist collaborations. 

Deadline: 10/31/17 5:00 PM EST Receipt

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Colleges and Universities for Performances of Musical Works

Grants to USA, Canada, and International colleges and universities for performances of music works by Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein. 

Deadline: 11/01/17

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Organizations to Support Chamber Music Training for Amateur Musicians

Grants to USA, Canada, and International organizations for workshops that provide coaching and support for amateur musicians playing chamber music.

Deadline: 12/31/17 – Postmarked or Emailed by 5:00 PM EST

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Arts Organizations to Support Visual Artists' Professional and Creative Development

Grants to USA nonprofit and arts organizations, museums, and cultural institutions for projects that support visual artists' needs and contribute to their creative and professional development. 

Deadline: 09/01/18 Postmarked

About the Author: Kayli Tomasheski is a Copy Editor for GrantWatch.com.

What Makes GrantWatch Different From Other Online Grant-Search Databases?

GrantWatch is more than a database. We are an online search engine that offers grant listings for the United States, Canada and international countries. Unlike a static database (which recycles grant information and grantors), our search engine is a dynamic source that grows every day as we update and add new grant information for your research. Our researchers are constantly on the lookout for unique grants and newly published funding opportunities.

We offer a variety of funders from which you can receive grant money. We list federal, state and local government grant programs as well as both private and public foundation and corporate funding. We also provide special search tools to help you organize your research: My Grant Views, a feature that keeps track of every grant you open for future reference, and My Grants Calendar, a personal tracking system of deadline, LOI and conference dates where you can schedule your own deliverable and completion dates and track the status of completed, submitted and awarded grants on your own calendar.

GrantWatch also provides excellent customer service. Our grant specialists can be reached through chat or phone (9am to 6pm EST, Monday through Friday) to assist with your searches. We send search requests to our research team to locate funding not found in the current listings.

Every grant listed in our database has been verified as a legitimate grant program, and we do not list grantors that only give to “pre-selected organizations” or “do not accept unsolicited requests.”

Need a grant writer? We also offer a service to connect you to highly professional grant writers with multiple skills including research, budgets, crowdfunding, data analysis and successful grant applications.

Independent grant research through individual grantor websites and texts can take even longer than writing your grant proposal. Save time and money. Use the search engine that gets results: GrantWatch.com

About the Author: Dominique Matalon is a staff writer for GrantWatch.com.

Support Hurricane Harvey Victims with Grants for Disaster-Relief Funding on GrantWatch.com

GrantWatch, the ever-expanding digital database of current grant and funding opportunities for nonprofits, small businesses and individuals, is calling for immediate grants of support on behalf of Hurricane Harvey’s victims.

GrantWatch is encouraging all foundations & government agencies throughout the United States to use its portal to list a grant for nonprofits and small businesses. Libby Hikind, Founder and CEO of GrantWatch.com, suggests, “In keeping with your agency or organization’s mission and vision, please allot at least 10% of your grant funds for those nonprofits in the areas hit by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. Send us an email to modify the geographic eligibility for grants already posted on our website or create a new disaster-relief grant.”

Although Texas and Louisiana are currently in the rescue period of Hurricane Harvey, the residents, schools, hospitals, shelters, small businesses, community centers, religious institutions, etc. will soon need grants in every category, which we currently list on GrantWatch, to recover and rebuild. A funding source (grantor) is the expert in its own funding category and has the proven roadmap of success from previously implemented programs. Who better to guide these nonprofits, whose offices and files have been destroyed and whose staff members have become new Hurricane Harvey refugees.

Post grants here: https://www.grantwatch.com/add-a-grant.php

The need is overwhelming for programmatic grant funds from immediate disaster relief to medical to mental health to preschools to homeless to housing to animal rescue—the list does not end.

“As part of GrantWatch’s commitment to the future rebuild and recovery,” GrantWatch Founder and CEO Libby Hikind says, “I have directed my staff to provide nonprofits located in the hard-hit Hurricane Harvey areas the ability to view the full details and descriptions of relevant grants without a paid subscription.”

Massive floods have left at least 40,000 residents without shelter and have caused evacuations from state-designated disaster areas. “There may be as many as half a million Texans who are eligible for financial support,” Vice President Pence told KKTX radio on Tuesday.

State officials expect to see 50 inches of rain accumulate by Monday evening. Continued flooding will cause further displacement of residents, and many shelters are already struggling to meet the needs of new refugees while minimizing risks associated with overcrowding. An estimated 9,000 displaced people are now at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, which has a capacity for 5,000.

Come together for those in need.

Reach out to the foundations and agencies in your state.

  1. What are they doing to help with the immediate need to bring clean water, food and medical supplies to those most severely affected by Hurricane Harvey?
  2. What programmatic grants do they offer that could have 10% set aside for the Hurricane Harvey landfall geographic areas, which will assist with the recovery and rebuild of Texas and Louisiana?
  3. When you find funding opportunities, be sure to share them on GrantWatch.com.

GrantWatch.com is uniquely poised to fully publicize Hurricane Harvey funding opportunities on Texas.GrantWatch.com and Louisiana.GrantWatch.com under the 50+ categories and concurrently with the category of disaster relief. For additional questions or concerns, email us at support@grantwatch.com or call us at (561) 249-4129.


Grants for Disaster Relief and Animal Rescue on GrantWatch.com

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Libraries, and Schools for Environment, Human Services, Disaster Relief, Education, Health, and Arts

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, public schools, and libraries to support a wide range of community and environmental causes. Funding is intended for, but not limited to the focus areas of education, human services, disaster relief, health, arts, and culture.

Deadline: 11/01/17


Indemnity Program for USA Livestock Producers to Mitigate Losses Due to Adverse Weather and Other Events

An indemnity program to USA livestock producers and owners to mitigate losses exceeding normal mortality due to adverse weather events, disease, and attacks by wild animals.

Deadline: Ongoing


Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools, and Tribes for Disaster Relief and Assistance for Pets

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofits, cities and counties, educational institutions, and tribal authorities for relief, recovery, and rescue efforts in the event of disasters that affect 20 pets or more. 

Deadline: Ongoing


Grants to USA Animal Welfare Nonprofits and Agencies to Save Animals in Disaster-Impacted Communities

Grants to USA nonprofit animal welfare organizations and government agencies for immediate emergency assistance to animals impacted by natural and other disasters.

Deadline: Ongoing


Grants to USA State, Territory, and Tribal Governments to Improve Natural Hazard Mitigation

Grants to USA state, territory, and tribal governments to implement natural hazard mitigation strategies.

Deadline: 11/14/17 3:00 PM ET


Grants to USA and Canada Rescue Groups and Individuals to Assist with Medical Health Care Costs for Animals

Grants of up to $2,000 to USA and Canada animal shelters, rescue agencies, and individuals to assist with costs of urgent medical care for animals that are injured, abused, or neglected. 

Deadline: Ongoing


Grants to USA State and Local Governments to Diminish Structure Damage from Flooding

Grants to USA and territories state, tribal and local governments for projects that help diminish or eliminate the risk of repetitive structure damage as a result of flooding. 

Deadline: 11/14/17 3:00 PM ET


Grants to USA Nonprofits for Pet Health Care and Programs to Keep Pets in Loving Homes

Grants to USA nonprofits for programs that provide solutions to families to prevent separation of pets and their families.

Deadline: 10/31/17 Receipt


Grants to USA Nonprofits, Libraries, and Schools for Environment, Human Services, Disaster Relief, Education, Health, and Arts

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, public schools, and libraries to support a wide range of community and environmental causes. 

Deadline: 11/01/17

About the Author: Alexandra Gulkin is the Social Media Director for GrantWatch.

Health Benefits of Puppy Yoga

GrantWatch recently learned something new and exciting about the world of cute and cuddly: puppy yoga (though goat yoga was pretty adorable too). Puppy yoga is the cutest way to relax and gain some much-needed self-awareness.

What is puppy yoga and why is it so good for both physical and mental health? Imagine a typical yoga class (also known as Vinyasa) where puppies roam the room and assist with poses. In some cases, shelter dogs and/or outside dogs are integrated into the class to encourage pet adoption, adding a little more cuteness to the session. Regarding dog adoption, there’s more good news to share.

We already know yoga is good for the brain, the body and even the soul. Here’s some even better news: you can also achieve tension by adopting one of those adorable little pups. Time Magazine published an article in which they cite a 2015 Harris Poll that highlights the physical health benefits of having a dog in your life:

“95% of owners think of their animal as a member of the family. About half buy them birthday presents. And it's a two-way street. People who have pets tend to have lower blood pressure, heart rate and heart-disease risk than those who don't. Those health boons may come from the extra exercise that playing and walking require, and the stress relief of having a steady best friend on hand.”

As for the mental health benefits, Time identifies pet therapy as a widespread addition to traditional medicine in hospitals, especially children's hospitals (most of which have some type of animal program). Time Magazine claims, “Animals of many types can help calm stress, fear and anxiety in young children, the elderly and everyone in between.”
GrantWatch cares about the health of our subscribers and their families. That’s why we proudly display grants to help with Mental Health and Animal Rescue in our database.


Mental Health Grants

Grants to USA and Canada Researchers for Social, Behavioral, Psychological, and Public Health Studies

Grants of up to $20,000 to USA and Canada faculty members at institutions of higher education, individuals affiliated with human service organizations, and post-doctoral students for research that seeks solutions to a range of social issues.

Deadline: 11/01/17 5:00 PM EST Receipt


Grants to USA, Canada, and International Academic and Biotechnology Investigators for New Alzheimer's Drug Research

Grants to USA, Canada, and International researchers working in academic and medical research institutions and biotechnology companies to increase the number of innovative drugs tested on humans at the critical proof of concept stage for Alzheimer’s disease. LOIs must be submitted by November 17, 2017. 

Deadline: 12/08/17 11:59 PM EST


Grants to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Nonprofits for Mental Health Programs for Children and Youth

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations for programs to improve the mental wellness of local children and youth.

Deadline: 09/01/17


Grants to Massachusetts and New York Nonprofits and Schools Serving Youth with Mental Disorders and Disabilities

Grants of up to $30,000 to Massachusetts and New York nonprofit organizations and schools serving young people with intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, substance abuse disorders, and mental illness. 

Deadline: 09/08/17 11:59 PM Receipt


Animal Welfare Grants

Grants to Colorado Nonprofits and Agencies for Programs that Improve Conditions for Animals

Grants to Colorado nonprofits and government entities for programs that improve conditions for companion animals through focused efforts in shelter, health, and mental welfare.

LOI Date: 09/01/17

Deadline: 09/29/17 Close of Business


Grants to USA Nonprofits for Pet Health Care and Programs to Keep Pets in Loving Homes

Grants to USA nonprofits for programs that provide solutions to families to prevent separation of pets and their families.

Deadline: 10/31/17 Receipt


Grants to USA and Canada PreK-9 Teachers for New Classroom Pets or Current Pet Maintenance

Grants of up to $125 and in-kind grants of pet store discounts to USA and Canada preK-9 public and private school teachers to purchase classroom pets, or to help cover the costs of current pet maintenance.

Deadline: Ongoing


Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for Veterinary Services and Animal Welfare

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and government agencies for veterinary care services, flea and tick medications, and animal welfare in areas that have experienced natural or other disasters. 

Deadline: Ongoing


Grants to USA Nonprofits for Programs and Projects that Focus on Animal Protection and Welfare

Grants to USA nonprofits for a broad range of animal welfare programs, projects, and activities. Funding will be provided for the following two types of activities: (a) efforts that aim to promote the fair treatment of, as well as care for, domestic animals, and/or (b) the protection and conservation of endangered wildlife and wildlife in captivity in the United States.
Deadline: 09/29/17

About the Author: Lianne Hikind is a staff writer for GrantWatch.

My Grant Views Page – Created Just for You

GrantWatch just created a page you can only see when logged in: My Grant Views. This new page  allows you to see a list of all the grants you viewed with the most recent grant first. Your research will now be saved in a clear, sortable, easy-to-view list with deadlines as well as conference and LOI dates.

A red star tells you if a conference attendance or LOI submission is mandatory for the grant application. To our knowledge, if there is no red star and the conference/LOI date has passed, you can still apply for the grant. (Do not take our word for it, as funding sources have the prerogative of changing their minds.)

You can click the Grant ID# anytime and access the complete grant detail page, where a paid subscriber can obtain the eligibility information, contact instructions and funding source URL to review and apply for the grant. Of course, a Memberplus+ paid subscriber sees a lot more information on the My Grant Views page than a nonpaid member. Nevertheless, anyone logged in can see their very own research list.

But don't fret! Even if you haven't yet paid for a subscription, you are still building a grant list. When you fully subscribe, all the information will be available.  

The My Grant Views page is the pre-cursor to the My Grants Calendar page. Soon, you will be able to click an "add to calendar" button and start building your very own funding calendar, complete with a notes section for each grant.  

We listen very carefully to all our subscribers’ comments and needs. GrantWatch was built by grant writers for grant writers and grant seekers. 

Please keep those comments and calls coming. Our mission is to do our very best for the grant-seeking community. 

About the Author: Libby Hikind is the Founder and CEO of GrantWatch.

How Will You Celebrate a Senior Citizen Today?

It’s National Senior Citizens Day! In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847, declaring August 21st a national day of recognition for the maturing US population. GrantWatch Founder and CEO Libby Hikind says, “my dad, while he was alive at the age of 93, was my best business advisor. Recognize and celebrate the wisdom of a senior’s years.”

Wondering how to celebrate? GrantWatch has some suggestions for how you can observe the holiday, regardless if you have hit that wonderful age of superiority:

1. Spend time with the seniors you know and love. Exchange flowers, candy or western DVD collections, teach them how to use Skype, a smartphone or computer to connect with family members or help them create a new photo book of family memories—anything that will bring smiles to their faces! Show your appreciation for their home-baked cookies, riveting stories, warm hugs and general well-being.

“The greatest gift I can give my mom is my time (not looking at my phone). I want her to feel useful, so I try to include her in my businesses as much as possible. When her hands hurt too much from knitting, we taught my very smart mom to share content to Facebook groups and to Tweet information for us on social media.” –Libby Hikind

2. Volunteer at an assisted living facility or a retirement home. “Share your smile with those who may not otherwise get a visitor today” (nationaldaycalendar.com).

3. Research local stores and restaurants for exclusive specials for senior citizens. If you can’t participate in the perks, treat your favorite senior! If your age qualifies, take full advantage; today is your day!

"Throughout our history, older people have achieved much for our families, our communities, and our country. That remains true today, and gives us ample reason this year to reserve a special day in honor of the senior citizens who mean so much to our land." –Ronald Reagan

GrantWatch fully agrees with Reagan when it comes to recognizing the accomplishments of our seniors. That’s why we provide an ever-expanding database of grants and funding opportunities exclusively for aging individuals. Find grants to benefit the lives of the elderly on GrantWatch.com.

 


Aging/Seniors Grants on GrantWatch

Grants to USA Individuals for Research on Public Policies and Programs to Benefit the Elderly

Grants of $20,000 to scholars and professionals in the areas of law, health sciences, social sciences, and gerontology for research to improve or suggest new public policies, laws, or programs that will benefit the elderly. 

Deadline: 10/15/17 (Online Submittal; Supporting Documents – Postmarked)


Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits to Enhance the Quality of Life for Senior Citizens

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofits to support programs that will enhance the quality of life for seniors in local communities.

Deadline: 10/20/17


Grants to USA, Canada, and International Academic and Biotechnology Investigators for New Alzheimer's Drug Research

Grants to USA, Canada, and International researchers working in academic and medical research institutions and biotechnology companies to increase the number of innovative drugs tested on humans at the critical proof of concept stage for Alzheimer’s disease.

LOI Date: 11/17/17

Deadline: 12/08/17 11:59 PM EST

About the Author: Kayli Tomasheski is a Copy Editor for GrantWatch.

Woman Crush Wednesday: Viridiana Almanza

It pays to pay it forward with the Weekly GrantWatch CRUSH Contest.

Nominate a nonprofit or business leader who is making a real difference for your chance to win a $25 Starbucks (or Dunkin' Donuts) gift card. Simply fill out this short form and tell us why your recommendation should be a Weekly GrantWatch CRUSH in 250 words or less.

Please join us in celebrating the GrantWatch #WomanCrushWednesday: Viridiana Almanza.

Viridiana is a Coordinator for the Partnership 4 Kids (P4K) Goal Buddy Program, a nonprofit that serves the Omaha Public School District.  

"V's passion for her job is contagious. She is probably the most organized, passionate, caring employee I have had the pleasure of working with. She always went the extra mile and brought snacks and water for the Goal Buddy volunteers." -Karisa Vlaek (nominated V for Women Crush Wednesday)

We had the great pleasure of speaking with Viridiana and learning more about her background as a coach and mentor. 

What do you love about working with Partnership 4 Kids (P4K)?  

What I love most about working at Partnership 4 Kids (P4K) is the hope and inspiration we give to our students. At Partnership 4 Kids, our mission is to “mentor kids for college today, and careers tomorrow,” and we have been able to do this because our staff strongly believes every student deserves the opportunity to succeed. 

One other aspect that I love about P4K is that we work not only with underserved students directly, but also with their families, community volunteers, and school staff. Our hundreds of community volunteers are simply amazing and they always find time to make a difference in these children’s lives and, through them, in our community. As a mentor for P4K myself, I truly value the resources and tools P4K offers to make each group mentoring fun, engaging, and meaningful. 

How did you become involved with Partnership 4 Kids (P4K)?

I started mentoring when I was in high school through Big Brothers Big Sisters. In college, I mentored through Mortar Board, Student Success Services, Honors Program, and other organizations, so I always knew I wanted to work with students. After working at a K-12 school and with immigrant youth, the opportunity came up to apply for an elementary position at P4K. Once hired, I had the opportunity to work at four elementary schools with over 130 volunteers, hundreds of teachers/staff members, and a multitude of diverse families. I LOVED IT!

Have you experienced any hurdles while working with Partnership 4 Kids (P4K)? Please describe one and tell us how you were able to overcome it.

One general hurdle is that sometimes, regardless of all the support we (P4K staff, teachers, and volunteers) give our students, they do not want to be helped or they are not in the right environment to be helped. The students we serve come from all different socioeconomic backgrounds and they all deal with different problems, whether they be academic, social, familial, etc. While our students have different needs, our staff values each individual and tries to provide each child with the support and care they need.

Our job is to make sure that, if we are not able to support them, we connect them to someone that can and will.

Where do you see Partnership 4 Kids (P4K) in 5 years?

I see P4K expanding to other elementary, middle, and high schools along with different colleges. This will give us the opportunity to serve more students and get them “to and through college.” I also see the possibility of P4K expanding into other school districts and even into other cities in the near future. Our mission and vision are just too powerful for our program to just be in one place.

Furthermore, I see more and more of our students graduating from college and having careers coming back to P4K as mentors and volunteers. 

What can Partnership 4 Kids (P4K) gain from an association with GrantWatch.com?

Publicity and funding opportunities.

Sometimes people forget that our state of Nebraska exists. There are nonprofits here that are serving and facing the same battles nonprofits in more recognized cities are facing. We have children that are in need of support and GrantWatch provides a source to discover grants for K-12 students in Nebraska. Our story, the P4K success story, needs to be heard and shared in order to have more funding opportunities. By reporting on the accomplishments of nonprofits, as with this article, GrantWatch is helping us to achieve that goal. 

What benefits can UHelp.com and its free mentorship appointments provide to nonprofits such as Partnership 4 Kids (P4K)? 

UHelp can support P4K’s mission of “mentoring kids for college today, and careers tomorrow” by helping us find potential donors and funding support to ensure the excellent quality of our programs.

Thank you, Karisa Vlasek, for your thoughtful recommendation of this week's chosen Crush.  You have earned a $25 gift card to Starbucks (or Dunkin' Donuts)! Thank you Karisa and thank you Viridiana for paying it forward.

About the Author: Alexandra Gulkin is the Social Media Director for GrantWatch.

How Do We Ensure That Teachers Can Do Their Absolute Best?

School is back in session for many of the warmer locations within the United States. Come September, every school will be hustling and bustling with students and teachers. With each new school year comes another lengthy list of supplies for both the children and their teachers. But as the roster sheets grow, the classroom funding always seems to slow.

With the need for professional development, classroom supplies, updated technology and clever learning projects, how do we ensure that teachers can do their absolute best to provide today’s youth with the knowledge and guidance they need? Grants.

It takes a special person to become a teacher, and GrantWatch wants to ensure that our most talented, patient individuals have the tools they need to do their very best job for our kids. GrantWatch lists a multitude of grants for various educational needs: school supplies, extracurricular activities, tutoring programs, structural renovations, modern technology, STEM curriculums, recreational equipment, creative courses, research projects, etc. 

Find grants for teachers and other educational necessities on GrantWatch.com and have a great school year!


Grants for Teachers

Grants to USA K-12 Educators for Aviation-Themed Classroom Projects

Grants of $250 to USA K-12 public, private, and charter school teachers for projects that incorporate aviation and aerospace topics into the normal curriculum.

Deadline: 8/31/17

Grants to USA K-12 Teachers to Bring Computer Science, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship Projects to the Classroom

Grants of up to $1,000 to USA K-12 teachers to bring the funding source's innovative computer science, engineering, and entrepreneurship projects to their classrooms. 

Deadline: 09/05/17 11:59 PM PT

Awards to USA K-12 Teachers for Creative Literacy Programs

Awards of up to $10,000 to USA public school K-12 teachers to recognize innovative projects that advance literacy and encourage students to become lifelong readers. 

Deadline: 9/15/17

Grants to USA K-12 Teachers and Administrators in Multiple States for Projects in STEM, Environment, and Literacy

Grants ranging from $100 and $500 to USA teachers or school administrators in multiple states for projects that will support teachers and schools serving grades K-12 in eligible communities. 

Deadline: 10/01/17

Grants to USA and Canada Researchers for Social, Behavioral, Psychological, and Public Health Studies

Grants of up to $20,000 to USA and Canada faculty members at institutions of higher education, individuals affiliated with human service organizations, and post-doctoral students for research that seeks solutions to a range of social issues. 

Deadline: 11/01/17 5:00 PM EST Receipt

About the Author: Kayli Tomasheski is a Copy Editor for GrantWatch

GrantWatch CEO Libby Hikind to Speak at NYC Business Conference & Expo

GrantWatch Founder & CEO Libby Hikind has officially marked her calendar for September 15, 2017 with “NYC Business Conference & Expo.” The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce and the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce are hosting the exhibition at the New York Hilton Midtown from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on September 15. The conference will be held from 9:45 AM to 1:15 PM. 

Why is this event on Libby’s calendar? The conference will feature several successful business owners and trainers and a panel of women to empower women. Ms. Hikind will share the platform of the Women in the Workforce panel with two other successful women, Rachel Van Tosh and Rebecca Harary.

To meet Libby Hikind, Founder & CEO of GrantWatch, UHelp, GrantWriterTeam, MWBEzoneGrantNews, and other successful business leaders, register for the expo online. Admission is free!

Attend stimulating workshops such as “How to Grow Your Business with Google" led by David Konigsberg, "The Traits of the Top Performers" led by Charlie Harary, "Intellectual Property (IP) 'Crash-Course'" led by Nathan Renov, "Maximize the NEW Linkedin" led by Chaim Shapiro and "Bananas and Business: The Science of Managing and Growing Your Business" led by Dave Rosen with Opening Remarks & Business Q&A led by Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS).

Libby looks forward to seeing you there!

About the Author: Kayli Tomasheski is a Copy Editor for GrantWatch.