Carol M. White Physical Education Program (aka PEP Grant)
US Department of Education
The Carol M. White Physical Education Program provides grants to LEAs and community-based organizations (CBOs) to
initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs, including after-school programs, for students in kindergarten
through 12th grade. Grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting state
NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants
Gates Family Foundation Capital Grants
The Gates Family Foundation invests in Colorado-based projects and organizations primarily through capital grants which
have meaningful impact and enhance the quality of life for those visiting, working and living in the state. The Foundation
seeks to promote self-sufficiency, excellence and innovation in education, healthy lifestyles, community enrichment,
connection to nature and stewardship of the state's natural inheritance.
Lego Children’s Fund
The Foundation awards grants to qualified tax-exempt organizations with specific, identifiable needs primarily in
these areas of early childhood education and development that is directly related to creativity, and technology
and communication projects that advance learning opportunities. Typical awards range from $500 - $5,000 and
are awarded quarterly.
NFL Keep Gym In School Grant
NFL Network's Keep Gym in School program’s mission is to boost fitness and physical education across the
country. Currently in its fifth year, nominations are due by October and grant submissions are due in March for
the April awarding each year.
Head Start Body Start Play Space Grants
The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation Grants
This Foundation directs its resources to organizations that relieve suffering, meet basic human needs, promote
self-sufficiency, and enrich the quality of life. Within these four main mission categories, areas of particular
interest are community and social services, education, youth, health, civic and culture, and seniors. Application
deadlines are March 1 for the summer meeting and September 1 for the winter meeting.
L.L.Bean Conservation and Outdoor recreation Grants
Given our rich outdoor heritage, we focus giving on national and local outdoor conservation and recreation
organizations that are qualified, federal tax-exempt organizations and fit the parameters of Conservation and
Outdoor Recreation, Health and Human Services, Education, and Culture and the Arts.
American Medical Association Healthy Living Grant Program
The Healthy Living Grant Program supports grassroots health education programs to develop school and
community-based solutions to behavioral health challenges. Grant opportunities for the 2013 year will be posted
General Mills Youth Nutrition and Fitness Grant
Recreational Trails Program
U.S. Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration
The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) provides funds to states to develop and maintain recreational trails
and trail-related facilities for both nonmotorized and motorized recreational trail uses. Federal transportation
fund benefit recration including hiking, bicycling, in-line skating, equestrian use, cross-country skiing,
snowmobiling, off-road motorcycling, all-terrain vehicle riding, four-wheel driving, or using other off-road
The Home Depot
Community Impact Grants
Grants, up to $5,000, are available to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, public schools, or tax-exempt
public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their
community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or
services. Applications accepted February 13 – August 13, 2013.
Shade Structure Grant Program
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
GreenWorks! is a service-learning, community action grant program for partners, educators, students, and
communities to undertake environmental neighborhood improvement projects. Taking environmental education
from the classroom to action strengthens students' understanding of complex environmental issues. Annual
application deadline is September 30.
Community Entitlement Grant (Housing and Urban Development)
National Environmental Education Foundation
LOWE’S CHARITABLE AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation is dedicated to improving the communities we serve through
support of public education and community improvement projects. The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational
Foundation (LCEF) contributes to grassroots community projects. LCEF awards millions annually to diverse
organizations across the United States.
Primary philanthropic focus areas are:
Community improvement projects
Public Education, priority is given to K-12 public schools
Charitable and Educational Foundation Grants: http://www.cybergrants.com/lowes/start_app.html
Toolbox for Education grants: http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/
American Honda Foundation
This foundation engages in grant making to non-profit charitable organizations that reflects the basic tenets,
beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative,
creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. They support youth education with a
specific focus on the STEM(science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the
Here's how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on
DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to
microscope slides for a biology class. Then, you can browse project requests and give any amount to the one
that inspires you. Once a project reaches its funding goal, materials are delivered to the school.
Ing Unsung Heroes
Ing Run for Something Better
Because the ING RFSB school-based running program is so flexible, it's easy for elementary or middle schools to
qualify. Start with at least 25 Kindergarten to eighth grade students ready to commit, and you're ready to go!
The program can be as short as eight (8) weeks or as long as you want it to be. And it can happen in physical
education class, during recess, before school, after school or any combination of these. Remember, the grant
isn't meant to fund existing athletic programs; rather, it's all about reaching any and every child who wants to
get active. (Deadline is May 15, 2013)
Kids in Need Foundation
Grants provide K-12 educators with funding to provide innovative learning opportunities for their students. The
Kids In Need Foundation helps to engage students in the learning process by supporting our most creative and
important educational resource — our nation's teachers.
Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation
The Foundation supports curricula that empower and encourage students to become involved in solving
environmental and social problems as informed decision makers through the emphasis and application of basic
ecological principles. Pre-proposals are due by September 13, 2013 and final proposals due by September 27,
Community Facilties Grant Program
National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is inviting applications from nonprofit organizations with current
501(c)3 status, as well as local governments and public agencies, for its National Trust Preservation Fund/NTPF
grants. Matching grants from the NTPF are awarded annually in three competitive rounds – February 1, June 1,
and October 1 – and may be used for a variety of preservation projects.
Finish Line Youth Foundation
Finish Line Youth Foundation focuses funding on organizations that provide opportunities for youth participation
in community based programs addressing active lifestyle and team building skills, and established camps with an
emphasis on sports and active lifestyle, especially programs serving disadvantaged and special needs kids.
Hasbro Childrens Fund Grants
Gifts of Hope are monetary grants from the Hasbro Children’s Fund.
The Hasbro Children's Fund is the philanthropic grantmaking arm of Hasbro, Inc. and was established to help
children in need triumph over critical life obstacles. They fund around three core principles: programs which
provide hope to children who need it most, play for children who otherwise would not be able to experience that
joy, and the empowerment of youth through service.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants
Believes it is important to walk alongside prospective grantees to accomplish goals of mutual interest and we are
very interested in reviewing new and innovative ideas aimed at helping vulnerable children succeed. The
website provides information on grants regarding the programming frameworks of: educated kids, healthy kids,
secure families, racial equity, and civic engagement. Applications are submitted online at anytime.
Wild Ones Seeds for Education
Grants for School Gardens and Community Nature Areas
The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program gives small monetary grants to schools, nature centers, and
other non-profit and not-for-profit places of learning in the United States with a site available for a stewardship
project. Successful non-school applicants often are a partnership between a youth group (scouts, 4-H, etc.) and
a site owner. Libraries, government agencies and houses of worship are eligible subject to youth participation.
Annie's Grants for Gardens
Annie's offers a limited number of small grants to community gardens, school gardens, and other educational
programs that connect children directly to gardening. These funds may be used to buy gardening tools, seeds,
or other gardening supplies.
The Herb Society of America Grants
Offering several grants opportunities for challenging individuals, groups or small businesses to develop and
deliver learning experiences to the public. The grant recognizes innovative projects that enhance herbal
education in school systems, in communities, or in any public forum (electronic or person-to-person). It requires
learning goals and a mechanism to measure the educational outcomes.
Project Orange Thumb Grant
Since its inception, Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb provided over $1.3 million to 125 community groups and
helped to complete nine garden makeovers in the U.S. and Canada. This year 10 applicants will receive $5000 in
cash and tools to help support their goals in neighborhood beautification and horticulture education. You can
apply online at the link above. Grant applications are closed for 2012 but check back in October, 2013 for the
next grant cycle.
Mantis sponsors this award program in support of charitable and educational garden programs that enhance the
quality of life in their host communities. NGA will select 25 gardens to receive a Mantis Tiller / Cultivator. We
welcome applications from all nonprofits; past winners include community gardens, schools, ministries, colleges,
master gardening groups, and hospices.