CCS Grant Information
All competitive grants must go through the Columbus City Schools Grants Endorsement Process prior to applying.
The Grants Office has developed the Grants Review Committee to review grant applications for accuracy, clarity, grammar, and spelling to ensure that it aligns with the district goals.
The Grants Review Committee's meeting dates for the 2019-2020 school year are:
August 13, 2019
February 12, 2020
August 27, 2019
February 26, 2020
September 10, 2019
March 11, 2020
September 24, 2019
March 25, 2020
October 9, 2019
April 8, 2020
October 23, 2019
April 22, 2020
November 13, 2019
May 13, 2020
November 27, 2019
May 27, 2020
December 11, 2019
June 10, 2020
January 8, 2020
June 24, 2020
January 22, 2020
If you have any questions, contact the Grants Office at 614-365-5733.
Current Competitive Grants
Description: Grants of up to $500 to schools, volunteers, and educators to improve physical fitness and educational objectives. Funding is intended for creative and innovative projects that address a specific need and involve the sport of roller skating will be given priority consideration
Deadline: March 15, 2020
Description: Enhance security in schools and on school premises. Funding intended for a range of school safety measures, such as officer training, local law enforcement coordination, technology acquisition and installation.
Deadline: April 8, 2020
Description: Grants of up to $30,000 to begin, expand, and maintain foreign language education programs.
Deadline: April 10, 2020
Description: Grants of up to $10,000 per year to K-12 public and private school teachers and team of teachers for projects that provide opportunitites for teachers to improve classroom intstruction.
Deadline: April 15, 2020
Description: Prize of $10,000 to K-12 Title 1 school to enhance the quality of science education. Money will be used for improving a science lab, and/or for the purchase of supplies, technology and equipment for STEM education.
Deadline: April 28, 2020
Description: Grants of up to $15,000 to nonprofit organizations for STEM and health-related initiatives that benefit local communities. Funding is intended for programs that advance the field of math, technology, engineering, and science in undergraduate or K-12 students, or that solve a health challenge by presenting a new approach, tool or technology.
Deadline: April 30, 2020
Description: Awards of $5,000 to school libraries to recognize outstanding programming. Eligible recipients are libraries in K-8 private and public schools.
Deadline: May 4, 2020
Description: Grants of up to $10,000 and grants starting at $10,000 to nonprofit organizations and accredited educational institutions in eligible areas for programs in areas of safety, community building and environmental responsibility.
Deadline: May 8, 2020 for requests of $10,000 or more
Requests of up to $10,000 will be considered at any time.
Description: In-kind grants for the installation of advanced AV technology solutions in classrooms.
Description: Grants in the areas of culture, arts, environment and techonlogy. Within each of these areas, the Foundation places a special emphasis on education.
Description: Funding is intended to support summer reading programs, environmental educatio, habitat and species converservation, energy-sector workforce development and extracurricular enrichment for disadvantaged students.
Awards: Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $10,000
Description: Ohio undergraduate students, groups, and faculty mentors to support hands-on projects related to STEM, aeronautics, space science and engineering and earth science.
Award: Grants of up to $5,000
Description: In-kind book donations to USA Title I schools and Title I teachers, as well as other schools and after-school programs.
Description: Grants to USA middle schools to purchase sport equipment and uniforms for after-school athletic programs.
Award: STEM/STEAM-related prize packages, event, and team sponsorships and other types of support
# of Awards: Varies
Application Deadline: Ongoing: third Thursday of each month; awards announced on the last business day of each month
Description: Corning Incorporated grants money to K-12 school districts, four-year institutions,
and community colleges for instructional technology projects, student scholarships, and facility improvement.
The foundation also funds community service programs for students.
Available Funds/Award: Varies
Award: No more than 10% of an organization's annual operating expenses or 25% of the total budget for the project being funded; awards have ranged from the hundreds to the millions of dollars.
# of Awards: Varies
Qualification: Project should "directly serve or impact children living in urban poverty, particularly in the areas of education, family economic stability (including microfinance) and childhood health."
Sponsor: Toshiba America Foundation
Award: Two categories: Up to $5,000 and more than $5,000
Number of Awards: Not specified
Deadline: Up to $5,000 awarded on a rolling basis; Feb. 1 deadline for applications for more than $5,000
Description: Teachers who are passionate about making science and math more engaging for their students. Any science or math teacher in a public or private (nonprofit) school is eligible to apply, but the endorsement of a school official is required.
STEM - Grants for Grades K-5Sponsor: Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Group Companies, Toshiba America FoundationDeadline: Year-roundStates: NationalDescription: The Toshiba America Foundation offers grants to elementary-level teachers for projects that focus on improving science and mathematics education. The goal is to provide teachers with additional funding to support innovative ideas for hands-on classroom projects.The Charles Lafitte FoundationDescription: The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) supports innovative and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them to achieve healthy, satisfying, and enriched lives. The foundation supports organizations working in four main areas: education, children’s advocacy, medical research and initiatives, and the arts. CLF helps individuals gain access to schools, from preschool through college, by issuing grants and taking an active role in exploring new approaches to education.Eligibility: Public, Private, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations), CharterFocus: At Risk, Family/Social Services, General Education, Homeless, Migrant, Native/Tribal American, Professional Development, Special Needs, Technology, Technology Ed, Underserved PopulationsAwards: Awards varyDeadline: Applications are accepted year-roundGrade Levels: 6-8, 9-12, Higher Ed, 3-5, K-2, PreKStates: NationalAmerican Honda Foundation STEM GrantsSponser: American Honda FoundationAward: $20,000 to $75,000Number of Awards: Not specifiedApplication Deadline: Feb. 1 and Aug. 1 for new organizations; May 1 for returning organizationsMobile Beacon Connect for SuccessSponser: National Education Association FoundationAward: Up to 25 laptops and 4G LTE hotspots with free 4G LTEhigh-speed internet service for 12 monthsNumber of Awards: Not specifiedApplication Deadline: Ongoing (quarterly)NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership GrantsSponsor: National Education Association FoundationAward: $2,000 or $5,000Number of Awards: Not specifiedApplication Deadline: Feb. 1, June 1 and Oct. 15 of each yearMicroGrant Program for Educators & TeachersSponsor: Educators of AmericaAward: Equipment (varies by request)Number of Awards: Not specifiedApplication Deadline: Ongoing (quarterly: January, April, July, October)
Dollar General Youth Literacy
Description: Summer Reading
These grants support the creation or expansion of summer reading programs. Local nonprofit organizations, schools and libraries are eligible to apply if their programs meet the following:
Requirements: Target Pre-K—12th grade students who are new readers;
Target below grade level readers;
Assist readers with learning disabilities
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations
Award Amount: Maximum is $4,000
Application Opens: January 3, 2020
Big Yellow School Bus Program
Organization: Ohio Arts Council
Grant Amount: up to $500 for transportation
Guidelines link: Click here to view guidelines
Description: The Big Yellow School Bus program provides support for the travel costs associated with arts-related school field trips. Private and public schools (pre-kindergarten through secondary) and associations for home-schooled students may apply for up to $500 for transportation costs associated with educational field trips to galleries, museums, festivals, exhibitions and performances. Applications are being accepted and are due no later than eights weeks prior to the date of the proposed event. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis for as long as funds are available.