We compiled a list of some ideas on how you might raise funds for professional development as well as a list of grants for funding literacy and more.
Crowdfunding is a great way to get your community involved in providing essential resources for you and your students. Below we compiled a list of websites that specialize in assisting educators in creating fundraisers easily.
Click the links to find one that best fits your needs.
Here are two example letters you can use as a template from SDE to write to your supervisor/colleagues or business in your community and ask for funding.
The AASL Innovative Reading Grant supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children which motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers. Learn More.
The Association of American Educators Classroom grants can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials. Classroom grants are available to all educators. Learn More.
Kellogg Foundation seeks opportunities to invest in early child development, reading proficiency, high school graduation, and meaningful employment. Learn More.
The foundation believes education, economic participation and community engagement are critical to moving low-income Americans toward greater prosperity. Learn More
Each year, the National Book Foundation awards individuals and institutions that have developed innovative means of creating and sustaining a lifelong love of reading through thoughtful, groundbreaking projects that generate excitement and passion for literature and books. Learn More.
The International Literacy Association (ILA) offers mujltiple different grants. Learn More.
The Hearst Foundations fund educational institutions demonstrating uncommon success in preparing students to thrive in a global society. Learn More.
The Wish You Well Foundation supports family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Proposals that mirror this mission are of highest priority. Learn More.
A searchable list of resources and opportunities for educators to either raise funds or apply for grants that could be used for upcoming SDE events.
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