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Michael D. Eisner College of Education

Elementary Education

Elementary Education - Grant Opportunities


The Bay and Paul Foundations, Inc.

Support for organizations demonstrating or developing pre-collegiate education restricting; support projects which reinforce the centrality of the arts in pre-collegiate curricula. The foundation also has an interest in projects seeking to sustain the earth’s biodiversity. K-12 math and science, arts-in-education.

The Braitmayer Foundation

Support primarily for K-12 education. Of particular interest are: curricular and school reform initiatives and preparation of, and professional development opportunities for, K-12 teachers.

Chevron Texaco Foundation

Purpose and Activities:
The foundation supports hospitals and organizations involved with arts and culture, education, the environment, health, human services, and civil rights.
Field of Interest: Education, early childhood education, elementary school/education

Coca-Cola Foundation

Description: The Coca-Cola Foundation devotes much of its efforts in the following areas:
Higher Education
Pipeline programs connecting various levels of education that encourage students to stay in school and to proceed with confidence to college and perhaps graduate school.
Minority advancement in the form of scholarships, urban programs, and cultural diversity programs.
Classroom Teaching and Learning
Innovative K-12 public school programs.
Teacher development programs.
Smaller projects dealing with specific activities in the elementary and secondary classroom.

Coyote Foundation

Giving primarily in CA.
Fields of Interest: Elementary school/education

Crail-Johnson Foundation

The foundation promotes the well-being of children in need.  Fields of interest include child development, education, special education, elementary school education, math and science curriculum, literacy, college prep, and parent empowerment and involvement.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Outreach programs in the sciences and mathematics with elementary and secondary schools, monitor trends in science education and science, including public and private support. The Precollege Science Education Program addresses concerns about science literacy in the general population by engaging K-12 students, teachers, and families in science education.
Student Research and Broadening Access offers funding for undergraduate research efforts; Curriculum, Equipment, and Laboratory Development broadens student research opportunities and expands instruction in biology and other disciplines; New, Current, and Future Faculty Development supports recruitment and professional development of faculty; and Precollege Outreach supports development of science programs at elementary, middle, and high schools, particularly those in urban and rural areas.

Mara W. Breech Foundation

Assets: $3,460,651
Giving limited to CA (they are based in Santa Monica).
Field of interest: teacher school/education

Peter Norton Family Foundation

Funding priorities include illiteracy, parenting and minority education.  Other areas of interest include women’s issues.

Spunk Fund

Assets: $22,909,790
Field of interest: child development, elementary education

Starbucks Foundation

The mission: to create hope, discovery and opportunity in communities where Starbucks partners (employees) live and work. Since then the Starbucks Foundation has maintained a focus on improving young peoples’ lives by supporting literacy programs for children and families. To date, the Foundation has provided over $12 million to more than 700 youth focused organizations in the United States and Canada.

State Street Foundation

To enhance education and employment opportunities by focusing on mentoring and tutoring, job skills training, and financial and language literacy.

Stuart Foundation

Assets: $443,373,131
Giving primarily in CA and WA.
The program funds innovations in policy and practice to ensure effective teaching and strong leadership for K-12 public schools in California and Washington. The Effective Teaching program works to build a strong teaching profession, so that all students will be taught by a fully qualified and effective teacher.  The foundation works in partnership with other foundations, education support organizations, and public education agencies to promote: 1)  systems for improving teaching that reach every teacher, especially in high-needs schools by a) developing and dissemination high-quality professional development  strategies to improve teaching and students learning, particularly in math, science and English learning: b) promoting sustainable infrastructures for the improvement of teaching; 2) Accomplished teachers for challenging schools, by helping educators design and implement strategies for ensuring that high-needs schools have accomplished teachers who are well-supported to teach students successfully.