Helpful Grant-Hunting Links

Fundsnet Services

Teach: Make a Difference

OAKE Leaf Fund Grant

  • http://www.oake.org/scholarships-and-grants/
  • The OAKE Leaf Fund provides funding to support educational and charitable activities in accordance with the purpose of the organization. Awards may be granted to the organization itself, Divisions or affiliated Chapters of the organization, or to members for special projects or research. Chapter workshops are ineligible for funding. The committee welcomes potential project inquiries of interest to the chair, Lisa Simmelink.

The Grantsmanship Center

Fund for Teachers

  • http://www.fundforteachers.org/
  • Fund for Teachers supports educators’ efforts to develop skills, knowledge and confidence that impact student achievement.

Grant Gopher

Grants for Teachers

VH1 Save the Music

Grants Currently Accepting Applications

The National Education Association Foundation

Mockingbird Foundation

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation

Music for Everyone

Country Music Association

Walmart Community Grant Program

 

Quaver’s Best Practices for Grant Writing

  • Read the grantor’s guidelines and instructions carefully. Then, read them again and again. Try to discern what it is they are truly looking for, and deliver above and beyond. Follow the grantor’s instructions to the letter. Applications are turned away when they do not follow directions. Be clear, simple, and give justification for what you need.
    Call the organization and ask questions about the grant. This will help them get to know you and put a voice/personality with the grant. Don’t be afraid to ask for suggestions.
  • Get the support of your principal or superintendent. Many grants for more than a few thousand dollars require a senior officer’s signature to agree to implement the grant within the school system. In addition, school districts are limited in the number of state and federal grants for which they can apply. If you’re applying for a government grant, you’ll need permission – whatever the amount.
  • Ask for more than you need. . . sometimes grants are partially awarded.
  • Follow all instructions carefully. It’s worth saying again! Make sure the grant is collated to grant specifications and the correct amount of copies are included. Don’t forget to sign it and send the originals with signatures.