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Grants & Other Funding

Welcome! Please visit this page for opportunities for your school or district to apply for grants. We encourage you to read through all opportunities, as many occur annually. 

For more info, contact:

Abby Peklo

Director of Grants & Special Programs

860-567-0863 x1166




National Science Foundation Opportunities

Research Experiences for Teachers in Engineering and Computer Science

​National Science Foundation opportunity that supports summer research experiences for K-14 educators that foster long-term collaborations between universities, community colleges, school districts and industry partners. Document Number: nsf21606.

Deadline date: Second Wednesday in October, Annually. 


Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

NSF: Supports STEM undergraduates to become effective K-12 teachers and experienced K-12 educators to become teacher leaders in high-need schools. The program also supports research on effectiveness and retention of K-12 STEM teachers in high-need schools. Document Number: nsf21578.

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): August 29, 2023. Last Tuesday in August, Annually Thereafter.


Foundation and Private


Toshiba America Foundation Grants for K-12 Teachers

Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) is dedicated to helping classroom teachers make STEM learning fun and successful for students in U.S. schools. Grants of up to $1,000 (K-5) and $5,000 or more (6-12) are made for project ideas and materials K-12 teachers need to innovate in their math and science classrooms. The Foundation is interested in funding projects designed by teachers or small teams of teachers for use in their own schools, grades K-12.

An application form is required. TAF uses two application forms:

Grade K-5 applications are accepted once a year on October 1st.

Application deadlines for grade 6-12 for up to $5,000 are 6/1, 9/1, 12/1, 3/1. Grant requests of more than $5,000 are reviewed twice a year. Applications for grants of more than $5,000 are due November 1st and May 1st each year.



Classics for Kids Matching Grant Program

The mission of the Classics for Kids Foundation is to empower young people to shape positive futures through music, build sustainable stringed instrument music programs, and provide grants for high-quality instruments. The Foundation offers matching grants to K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. to help purchase stringed instruments. Support is provided for new and existing programs. Grants do not exceed 50% of total instrument cost. Applications accepted quarterly. Deadlines: June 30, September 30, December 31, and March 31.


Ion Bank Foundation

2023 Grant Applications must be submitted by: September 22, 2023.  For schools in: Middlebury, Southbury, Watertown, or Woodbury: Ion Bank Foundation offers two grant opportunities per year (April and September) and education is one of its funding priorities. Schools are eligible to apply along with area nonprofits, but applications must include a signed letter of support from the principal. Requests must fall in the $1,000-$10,000 range.


Sharon Center School Millennium Fund

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation is seeking proposals for grants from students, teachers, administrators, staff, parents, nonprofits and members of the Sharon Center School community for projects that will fulfill the purposes of the Fund. The Sharon Center School Millennium Fund is an endowed fund whose purpose is to enhance and enrich the educational experience of the students and teachers of Sharon Center School. The goal of the Fund is to ensure the highest level of achievement for the students and enhance their capacity to achieve excellence both in school and in the community. Grants awarded will generally range from $100 to $1,000 for the first several years as the endowment builds. Application Deadline: October 15, 2023.

The Arts Fund for Region One

Applications are invited by Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation year-round for projects benefiting groups of students in Region One. The project must enhance the students' artistic development and the majority of the students must be residents of Canaan (Falls Village), Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury, or Sharon, and must be in kindergarten through grade 12 at the time that the fund activity takes place.

Bridging Divides, Healing Communities Grant Program of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Grant funds of up to $5,000 are available to northwest Litchfield County school districts,  municipalities, nonprofits, and other organizations for activities sponsored by organizations and groups that bring together residents for the purpose of building and strengthening relationships, especially among people who may hold different views or come from different backgrounds. Deadline: November 1, 2023

Please see application details and link to online portal below.

Grant Guidelines

CT Outdoor & Environmental Education Association

COEEA offers annual mini grants each year to its members. Anyone is welcome to become a COEEA member, and we encourage Green LEAF School participants to explore this affordable opportunity.  Projects should, by their nature, benefit the environment and increase environmental literacy among Connecticut residents. Applications are typically due in October.

Donors Choose

DonorsChoose is a simple yet innovative platform created specifically for educators seeking funds for classroom projects. 

Foundation and Private
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