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ESchool News Online - Funding Center
Source for up-to-the-minute grant programs, funding sources, and technology funding information.

TIIAP: Telecommunications & Information Infrastructure Assistance Program
U.S. Department of Commerce program which funds telecommunications projects aimed at rural and underserved urban populations. Requires matching funds. Site contains application guidelines, deadlines, and list of previous recipients.

Online Funding Resources
Links from Castle Technology Consultants to a wide variety of online resources related to grants, proposals, and philanthropic organizations which provide funding for educational purposes (primarily technology focused).

The SMARTer Kids Foundation provides the following grants and programs to eligible K–12 schools and learning institutions. Click on any of the links below for full details and instructions on how to apply

TechGrants You Can Use
The following are technology funding and product opportunities, ranging from thousands of dollars in capital to free/discounted products. The editor of TechGrants, on a monthly basis, highlights foundations or organizations that have awarded technology grants or have indicated a specific interest in the area of technology. Click below on full story for information on this month's featured granting organizations. Remember to check the link that shows "time-sensitive" submission deadlines.

Corning Foundation Grants
The Corning Inc. Foundation, established in 1952, develops and administers projects in support of educational, cultural, and community organizations. Over the years, the foundation has contributed more than $83 million through its grant programs. Each year, the foundation fulfills approximately 225 grants totaling some $2,250,000. Corning's areas of involvement have included community service programs for students, curriculum enrichment, student scholarships, facility improvement, and instructional technology projects for the classroom. All requests for support must be made in writing. Application deadline: ongoing.

 

The following foundations have supported many educational technology projects:

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Emphasis: math, educational technology
630 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2550
New York, NY 10111-0242
(212) 649-1649
http://www.sloan.org/

American Honda Foundation
Emphasis: science educational technology
P.O. Box 2205
Torrance, CA 90509

Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
Emphasis: secondary education
111 Riverside Avenue, Suite 130
Jacksonville, FL 32202-4921
(904) 359-0670
http://www.jvm.com/davis/

Carnegie Corporation of New York
Emphasis: science, math, educational technology
437 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(212) 371-3200
http://www.carnegie.org/

The Ford Foundation
Emphasis: educational technology
320 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017
(212) 573-5000
http://www.fordfound.org/

Investing in School Technology: Strategies to Meet the Funding Challenge (1997)
Provides state and local policy makers -- state legislatures, state superintendents and departments of education, local school boards, and school district superintendents -- some tools and pointers for thinking about their educational technology plans and for developing comprehensive strategies for funding those plans.

TECHNOGRANTS HOME PAGE - links to the biggest & most innovative foundations & corporate philanthropers

William & Flora Hewlitt Foundation - "promotes the well-being of mankind by supporting selected activities of a charitable nature, as well as organizations or institutions engaged in such activities,"including higher education & primary/seconardy education, primarilyin California.

IRS, groups make foundations' returns available on the Web. Anyone with Internet access can now see financial and program information for more than 60,000 private foundations, thanks to the efforts of Philanthropic Research, Inc. (PRI) and the Urban Institute's National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS). The Form 990s have been available at the NCCS's web site since March 20, 2000. The IRS mandate, similar to disclosure rules requiring public charities to make copies of their forms available to thepublic, forces foundations to make their Forms 990-PF available on demand. The forms are stored as Adobe Acrobat PDF files. If you don't have the free Acrobat Viewer software, you can download it here. Arthur "Buzz" Schmidt, founder and president of PRI, said foundations will benefit from having their returns available on the Web because -- rather than having to print out multiple copies of the form -- they can now direct requests to the GuideStar or NCCS web sites. A PRI report also stated that disclosure will give charities access to information regarding potential funders, and allow the general public to gain a broader understanding of how foundations work.

Government Grants (for the United States) Small Business Innovative Research Program - if your school has any unique ideas that could be marketed beyond your school to improve the state of education, this program may be worth looking into. Each year the national government coordinates across departments to offer 6-month research grants up to $50,000, and more for later program development.

ARTS GRANTS

The Arts Education Partnership (formerly known as the Goals 2000 Arts Education Partnership) is a private, nonprofit coalition of more than 100 national education, arts, business, philanthropic and government organizations that demonstrate and promote the essential role of arts education in enabling all students to succeed in school, life and work. The Partnership was formed in 1995 through a cooperative agreement between the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the U. S. Department of Educati on, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA), and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has begun offering NYFA Source at
http://www.nyfa.org/ This site offers access to the most comprehensive list of opportunities for artists in the nation, opening doors to the widest range of financial, educational, technological, and institutional resources and information.

Grantmakers in the Arts http://www.giarts.org/

GuideStar - a national database of non profit organiations

The Foundation Center Did you know that the National Business Plan Competition for Nonprofit Organizations has announced its round three finalists? The 20 finalists will present their business plans to a panel of expert judges at the first Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony to be held on May 1-2, 2003, in New York City. The Conference will also be a place for nonprofit organizations, academics and students, foundation and corporate investors, and others to network with each other and participate in a host of activities that inform the process of nonprofit enterprise.

The Neighborhood Funders Group is a national network of foundations and philanthropic organizations.

Indiana University Database

Arts International - Advised Funds and regranting

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