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Columbus City Schools Grant Information
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Featured Grant Opportunities
Pets in the Classroom
Scope: Pets in the Classroom solicits applications for its Classroom Grants Program.  The program provides financial support for teachers to purchase and maintain small animals in the classroom.
Deadline:  June 1, 2018
Funds:  Applicants may apply for one of following grants:
  • Store grants (choose one of six participating retailers).
  • Rebate grants ($75 for small animal; $125 for fish, reptile, or amphibian).
  • Sustaining ($50 yearly for maintenance of current pet).
Eligibility:  PreK-9 grade classrooms.
Email: lisa@kingmgmt.org
Web:  www.petsintheclassroom.org/grant-app 
Jackson Charitable Foundation
Scope: The Jackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education seek entrants for the Cha- Ching Money Smart Kids! Contest.  The contest invites elementary school teachers and families to take a pledge to teach kids how to "earn, save, spend, and donate."
Deadline: December 14, 2017
Funds: Winning school receives $10,000. A $1,000 grant is awarded to a charity of the winning school's choice.  In addition, the winning school will receive a fun financial literacy event at their school and will enter the running to spend time with children's educational media expert Dr. Alice Wilder, cocreator of Blue's Clues and Super Why!, and the characters of Cha- Ching.
Eligibility: Elementary schools
Contact: Discovery Education, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (800) 323-9084
Web: www.cha-chingusa.org/Contest 
The Nature Conservancy
Scope: The Nature Conservancy's Nature Works Everywhere requests applications for its Grants for K-12 Schools.  The grants will support projects that implement green infrastructure to address local environmental challenges, such as access to healthy food, air quality, heat island effect, climate change, and storm water collection.
Deadline: November 3, 2017
Funds: $2,000 grants
Eligibility: Public and charter elementary, middle, and high schools that are located within an urban area.  Preference is given to Title I schools.
Areas: Projects do not have to be located on school grounds, but should involve in design and/or implementation.  A project may already be in progress or fund can be used to start a new project.  If projects are garden-focused, funding can be used to launch new gardents, for enhancements to existing gardens, or for revitalization of garden spaces on school campuses or garden spaces serving students.
Email: natureworks@tnc.org
Air Force Association
Scope: The Air Force Association requests applications for it Educator Grants program.  The program seeks to fund grants to meet the unmet and unfunded educational needs of students.
Deadline: December 15, 2017
Funds: Grants up to $500
Eligibility: K-12 schools
Areas: The programs encourages development of innovative aerospace activities within the prescribed curriculum.  Acceptable activities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Classroom science or technology demonstration kits
  • Classroom science supplies
  • Science and technology software for K-12 use
  • Science manipulatives
  • Supplies for making flying objects
  • Supplies for robotic program
Contact: Air Force Association, 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209; (800) 727-3337, Ext. 4821
Email: education@afa.org
Web: www.afa.org/informationfor/teachers/k12 grants/educatorgrants 
Toshiba Teacher Grants - November 1, 2017 Deadline
Grants of up to $5,000 and grants starting at $5,000 to USA 6-12 grade techers of public and nonprofit private schools for fun and exciting classroom-based learning projects that aim to increase student achievement in math and science.  Previous grants have funded mentoring programs, electronic courses, and biochemical research projects.
The Foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teacher for their own classrooms.  Man successful grantees have designed projects that tap into the natural curiosity of their students, enable students to frame their own scientific questions, and incorporate the experties of community partners.
Geographic Area: Communities within geographic areas where ALDI has stores, offices or warehouses, and conducts business.  See website for searchable database.
Scope: ALDI solicits applications for the ALDI Smart Kids Program.  The program provides funding and gift cards to organizations that promote kids being active and healthy.  Expamples include physical activity, nutrition, socializing, education, and the arts.
Deadline: Rolling
Funds: Grants range from $100-$5,000
Email: giving@aldi.us
Web: https://corporate.aldi.us/en/corporate -responsibility/aldi-smart-kids 
ITIP Ohio Teacher Grant
ITIP Ohio provides grant opportunities to Ohio teachers to reward excellence in teaching and promote innovative practices.  ITIP invites all Ohio PreK-12 teachers to submit an application.  The porocess is simple: create a video/screencast that showcases an exemplary lesson and demonstrates the innovative ways you are using technology with students; summarize the next tech-enhanced lesson you want to facilitate in your classroom; and explain how you will utilize the technology resource you are asking this grant program to fund.
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Columbus Education Center (CEC)
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Ph: 614-365-5733
Fax: 614-365-6725
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NOTE: All communications and Information regarding business/school partnerships, the partnership registration process, donations and foundations should be directed to Krista Bower at Linmoor Education Center, 365-8869.
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