Literary and Library Program Grants Currently Available

Here's a bonus post to celebrate National Book Month! The following foundations and grants are focused on reading programs with a priority for promoting literacy and improving available book collections!

Please note: this post is part of the MPS Grants archives. Funding opportunities are consistently changing. Please visit the links for the most current information about these grants and their deadlines or feel free to contact us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck finding funding for your project!

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1) The Lisa Libraries 
  • The Lisa Libraries donate new children’s books and small libraries to grassroots organizations working with kids in poor and underserved areas throughout the United States
  • Book donations go toward helping communities that need to build, rebuild, or make additions to a library, or organizations serving children who would benefit from receiving new books to take...
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Health and Physical Education Grants Currently Available

Here are this week’s highlighted foundations and grants. This week’s focus? Health and physical education for youth!

Please note: this post is part of the MPS Grants archives. Funding opportunities are consistently changing. Please visit the links for the most current information about these grants and their deadlines or feel free to contact us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck finding funding for your project!

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1) The Foundation for Global Sports Development
  • The Foundation for Global Sports Development (GSD) aids the sports community by delivering and supporting initiatives that promote fair play, education, and the physical and developmental benefits of sports for youth around the world.
  • The Foundation gives special attention to groups and communities that are most in need or most underserved by current programs.  
  • The Foundation provides grants to:
    • nonprofit organizations...
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STEM K-12 Education Grants Currently Available

Here are this week’s highlighted foundations and grants. This week’s focus? STEM education grants for grades K-12! 

Please note: this post is part of the MPS Grants archives. Funding opportunities are consistently changing. Please visit the links for the most current information about these grants and their deadlines or feel free to contact us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck finding funding for your project!

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1) Amgen Foundation

The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance science education by inspiring the next generation of innovators and investing in the communities where Amgen employees reside. 

  • The Foundation works to identify programs across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Europe that provide vital hands-on science experiences for students and teachers, as well as programs that support teacher quality and provide professional development in math and science. 
  • With regard to science education, the...
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After-School Program Grants Currently Available

Here are this week’s highlighted foundations and grants. This week’s focus? After-school program grants! 

Please note: this post is part of the MPS Grants archives. Funding opportunities are consistently changing. Please visit the links for the most current information about these grants and their deadlines or feel free to contact us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck finding funding for your project!
 
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1) Charles Lafitte Foundation 
  • The Charles Lafitte Foundation's mission is to support nonprofit organizations throughout the country as they develop innovative and effective approaches to helping people help themselves and others achieve healthy, satisfying, and enriched lives.
  • The Foundation supports the program areas of education, children's advocacy, medical research and initiatives, and the arts. 
  • In regards to children's advocacy, the...
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Special Education Grants Currently Available

Here are this week’s highlighted foundations and grants. This week’s focus? Special education grants! 

Please note: this post is part of the MPS Grants archives. Funding opportunities are consistently changing. Please visit the links for the most current information about these grants and their deadlines or feel free to contact us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck finding funding for your project!

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1) Diana Davis Spencer Foundation
  • The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation's mission is to ensure a strong national defense, a free society, and a vibrant economy for innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive. 
  • The Foundation's areas of philanthropy include national security, founding values, education, entrepreneurship, and public policy.
  • Under the Education program, support is provided for education initiatives from preschool through adulthood. These programs have a focus on...
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Teacher and Faculty Development Grants Currently Available

Here are this week’s highlighted foundations and grants. This week’s focus? Teacher and faculty development grants! 

Please note: this post is part of the MPS Grants archives. Funding opportunities are consistently changing. Please visit the links for the most current information about these grants and their deadlines or feel free to contact us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck finding funding for your project! 

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1) Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program
  • The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program provides a unique professional development opportunity for accomplished K-12 educators. Administered by the U.S. Department of Energy, the program allows educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to serve in the national education arena.
  • Fellows will spend 11 months working in a Federal...
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Community and School Garden Grants Currently Available

Here are this week’s highlighted foundations and grants. This week’s focus? Community and school garden grants! 

Please note: this post is part of the MPS Grants archives. Funding opportunities are consistently changing. Please visit the links for the most current information about these grants and their deadlines or feel free to contact us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck finding funding for your project!

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1) Annie's Grants for Gardens
  • Annie's Grants for Gardens are provided nationwide to K-12 school gardens. Their mission is to help children begin thinking more holistically about their food, their communities, and the planet. 
  • Annie’s Grants may be used to purchase any equipment appropriate for the development of a garden. Examples of appropriate equipment would include plants, seeds, raised beds, fencing, wheelbarrows,...
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Environmental Education Grants Currently Available

Here are this week’s highlighted foundations and grants. This week’s focus? Environmental education grants! 

Please note: this post is part of the MPS Grants archives. Funding opportunities are consistently changing. Please visit the links for the most current information about these grants and their deadlines or feel free to contact us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck finding funding for your project!

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1) Bayer USA Foundation 
  • The Bayer USA Foundation provides grants in the categories of STEM education and development, the environment and sustainability, and culture and social services. 
  • The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in communities with company facilities. Such areas include Berkeley and northern California, Shawnee, KS, Kansas City, MO, northern New Jersey, and Raleigh-Durham, NC. Please note, the Foundation does support STEM...
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Marine Issue Grants Currently Available

Here are this week’s highlighted foundations and grants. This week’s focus? Marine issues! 

Please note: this post is part of the MPS Grants archives. Funding opportunities are consistently changing. Please visit the links for the most current information about these grants and their deadlines or feel free to contact us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck finding funding for your project!
 
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1) Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation
  • The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation's mission is to assist programs that are designed to strengthen and improve the quality of life in communities served by the cruise industry.
  • The Foundation's areas of emphasis include:
    • Civic and Community Development
    • Educational Assistance and Training Programs
    • Public Health Programs
    • Environmental Preservation Programs
  • All applicants will need to complete an online application, which must...
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How to Register with Grants.gov in 8 Easy Steps

First, you acquired a DUNS number. Next, you received your letter of determination. Finally, you registered on SAM. This means you’re ready to start applying for federal grants, right? Well, not quite. There’s still one more step.  
 
Before you apply for federal grants, you need to register an account with Grants.gov. This amazing website provides a centralized location that makes finding and applying for federal funding opportunities faster, easier, and more cost-effective for grant seekers. As of today, Grants.gov houses information on more than 1,000 grant programs and vets applications for all 26 grant-awarding federal agencies within the system. 
 
Sounds great! How do I sign up? 
To register an account with Grants.gov,  you should first have all of your organization’s necessary information ready at your fingertips. Honestly, if you come prepared, the registration process can be completed in a matter of minutes. And whether...
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