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Funding Solutions for Educators

A Guide to Funding Solutions

Arts for Learning takes pride in connecting teachers and administrators to resources that can help them overcome a lack of funding for arts education programming. For additional advice or to request the review of a grant proposal, contact Katrina Kuntz, Grants & Stewardship Manager, at kkuntz@artsforlearningindiana.org.


Indiana Grant Opportunities for Teachers

American Electric Power Teacher Vision Grants – awards range from $100 to $500, deadline in February
FORUM Credit Union Educator Grants – awards up to $2,500, deadline in June
Georgia Pacific Foundation Education Grants
– award amounts not specified, rolling deadline with preference given to those who apply by October
Greater Cincinnati Foundation Learning Links Grants
– awards up to $1,000, deadline in May
Indiana Arts Commission Partnering Arts, Communities and Education (PACE) Grants – awards up to $10,000, deadline in November
Indiana Humanities – multiple grant programs, see website for details and deadlines
Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program – $12,000 award, deadline in September


National Grant Opportunities for Teachers
American Honda Foundation Grants for Education – awards up to $75,000, deadlines in February and August
Association of American Educators Classroom Grants – awards up to $500, deadlines in March and October
Braitmayer Foundation – awards up to $35,000, deadline in March
Chipotle Mexican Grill – multiple fundraising opportunities, rolling deadline
Country Music Association Foundation Grants – award amounts not specified, deadline in August
Crayola Champion Creatively Alive Children Grants
– awards up to $2,500 plus $1,000 in Crayola products, deadline in June
Dollar General Foundation Youth Literacy Grants – awards up to $4,000, deadline in May
Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants – awards up to $500, deadline in March
Farmers Insurance Thank America’s Teachers Grants
– multiple grant programs, see website for details and deadlines
Fender Music Foundation – awards instruments and equipment, rolling deadline
Kappa Delta Pi Classroom Teacher Grants – awards up to $150, see website for deadline
McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation – multiple grant programs, see website for deadlines
National Education Association Foundation – awards for NEA members in the amount of $2,000 or $5,000, deadlines in February and September
P. Buckley Moss Foundation National Teacher Grants
– awards up to $1,000, deadline in September
Sony Corporation of America – award amounts not specified, rolling deadline
Toshiba America Foundation – two grant programs: one for grades K-5 and another for grades 6-12, see websites for details and deadlines
Vans Custom Culture Grants for High Schools – $2,000 award, deadline in February
Voya Unsung Heroes Grants – $2,000 award for finalists plus three higher “bonus” awards, deadline in April


Federal Grant Opportunities for Local Education Agencies
Arts in Education – Model Development and Dissemination Grants Program
Arts in Education – Professional Development for Arts Educators


Grant Writing Tips and Tutorials
Lilly Endowment – Tips for Writing Successful Proposals
National Education Association Foundation – Writing Tutorial