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Foundations and Organizations

See the list below for possible grant opportunities. Some of the foundations on this list may limit the number of grant applications an institutional unit may submit. If you are interested in applying for a limited submission award, please contact the Office of Research.

For limited submission awards, we will establish an internal College review committee composed of impartial faculty and research center directors with appropriate expertise who agree to serve in this capacity. All proposals will be reviewed and feedback will be provided by this committee; only one proposal may be forwarded from the College to foundations with limited submission awards.

More information on each foundation is located on the website listed.


Foundations/ Organizations Deadline Dates Focus Areas Website Keywords
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Alfred P. Sloan Continuous/Rolling Supports original research and education related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economics.  
American Educational Research Association See website for specifics on deadlines and applications. Small grants and training for researchers who conduct studies of education policy and practice using quantitative methods and including the analysis of data from the large- scale data sets sponsored by National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and NSF. Opportunities- Funding/AERA-Funding- Opportunities/Grants- Program  
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Continuous/ Rolling Addresses historical inequities in the fields they fund—higher learning, arts and culture, and public knowledge.






Autism Speaks Multiple deadlines, see website for details. Programs that provide people with autism social and educational experiences. grants-service-providers  
BlueCross BlueShield South Carolina Foundation Multiple deadlines, see website for details. Health Priority Grants Support projects that foster environments and settings that encourage healthy eating and active lifestyles; support projects that focus on the integration of mental health and adverse childhood experiences; support projects that focus on population health improvement through intentional collaboration across multiple sectors to connect the non-health factors that influence health. health-focused-grants  
Boeing Company Continuous/ Rolling (Invitation only) Partnerships that advance economic mobility for communities of color, promote community wellbeing in underserved communities, and increase resources and support to break the cycle of incarceration.
This local focus connects to our global approach of creating opportunities in STEM education, workforce preparation and support for veterans and their families. munity-
Bradley Foundation, Lynde and Harry Continuous/ Rolling Informed Citizens: The Bradley Foundation supports educational efforts that help cultivate informed and capable citizens.  
Brady Education Foundation Applications are accepted throughout the year. See website for full schedule. Evaluating programs that have the potential of helping to close the opportunity and resulting achievement gaps associated with race and family income. bradyeducationfoundation. org/application-guidelines/  
Carnegie Corporation of New York Continuous/ Rolling New Designs to Advance Learning, Pathways to Postsecondary Success, Leadership and Teaching to Advance Learning, Public Understanding, Integration, Learning, Innovation.  
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Continuous/ Rolling Education: fund efforts to expand learning opportunities and support for children, particularly those from low-and moderate-income communities. Program areas are civil society, education, environment, and Flint area. s/  
David & Lucile Packard Foundation Continuous/ Rolling Improves training and professional development for childcare providers and educators so they
can support children’s learning and growth; provide parents, family, and friends that care for children with the skills and support they need to create nurturing environments for children; ensure all children and their families can afford comprehensive health insurance coverage; strive for equitable access to quality health care and nutrition services as part of a system that supports children and
families. investments/for- grantseekers/  
Hearst Foundations Continuous/ Rolling Culture, Education, Health, Social Service reporting/how-to-apply  
Lockheed Martin Continuous/ Rolling Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and military and veteran causes. us/who-we- are/communities/applying- for-contributions.html  
Lumina Foundation Continuous/ Rolling Racial Justice and Equity, Quality Learning, Talent Development, Affordable Learning, Competency- Based Learning resources/grants/  
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Continuous/ Rolling Funds social enterprises that directly serve or impact children or youth from urban low-income communities in the areas of education, health, and family economic stability (including livelihoods and financial inclusion).
These social enterprises may be structured as for-profit or nonprofit entities. fund/apply/  
Microsoft Continuous/ Rolling Education, Employment, Community, and Home for-accessibility-grants  
NEA Foundation They review applications all year. See website for more information. Provides grants and assistance to teachers, education support personnel, and higher education faculty and staff to improve student learning in the nation’s public schools.
Funding preferences is given to projects that incorporate STEM and/or global learning. educators/grant-resources/  
NewSchools Venture Fund See website for specifics on deadlines and applications. Increase teacher diversity.  
Schott Foundation Invitation only Promotes equity and opportunity in public education.  
Sony USA Foundation, Inc. Continuous/ Rolling Investing in the education of children; supporting the arts and culture; helping disadvantaged youth; protecting and improving the environment; and providing necessary support when large-scale disasters strike. social-responsibility/ giving-guidelines.html  
Wallace Foundation Continuous/ Rolling Foster equity and improvements in learning and enrichment for young people, and in arts for everyone. about- wallace/pages/funding- guidelines.aspx  
Westinghouse Electric Company Charitable Giving Grant Continuous/ Rolling Education with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); environmental Sustainability; community Safety and Vitality. about/community-and- education/charitable- giving-program/program- details-and-application- process  
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Continuous/ Rolling Support a health start and quality learning experiences for all children; invest in efforts to help families obtain stable, high-quality jobs, want all communities to be vibrant, engaged and equitable.  



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