Grant Opportunities

Grant Opportunities

Check out the resources listed below to determine if you qualify for any grants or scholarships!


Great teachers are always looking for new ways to expand their instruction and engage their students. Innovative teaching is important– but it can be expensive.

Luckily, there are a wide variety of sources available for funding educational initiatives. Grants, fellowships and scholarships are available for teachers who want to help their students.

These funds come from all sorts of sources, from the federal government to private companies and charities, and they focus on a wide range of topics. Teaching grants can fund professional development, classroom enrichment, school supplies, field trips and almost anything else that goes into bettering the quality of education. Visit their website to learn more.

Grants 4 Teachers is a free grant database that allows you to search for current available grants without the cost of an expensive subscription. Use it as much as possible to find the right funds for your school or organization. The database is maintained and updated continuously, so be sure to check back often for new opportunities.

GetEdFunding is a free and fresh grant-finding resource, dedicated to helping educators and institutions identify the funding they need in budget-tight times. GetEdFunding hosts a collection of thousands of grants and opportunities culled from federal, state, regional, and community sources and is available to public and private preK-12 schools, districts, and educators; higher education institutions; and nonprofit organizations that work with them. To learn more and sign-up for grant updates, go to

The NEA Foundation supports new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and learning. Their goal is to fund and share successful strategies to educate and prepare students for bright and rewarding futures. They have learned that the best teaching methods come from their greatest assets: educators. That is why, over the last 10 years, they have awarded more than $7.1 million to fund nearly 4,500 grants to public school educators to enhance teaching and learning. To build their knowledge base and to uncover new, great practices in public education they invite all eligible educational professionals to apply for these grants. To view grants, visit their website at

Grants Alert finds resources that can help our schools and communities fight and win this war for the lives of our children and the future of our nation. “Our Greatest Challenge: Lifting 14.7 Million Children Out of Poverty.” To see what grants are available, visit their website:

The Golden State Teacher Grant (GSTG) Program awards up to $20,000 to students currently enrolled in a professional preparation program approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) (Residency@TCSJ and the IMPACT Intern Preliminary Teaching Credential programs) and working towards earning their preliminary teaching or pupil personnel services credential. Learn More

Students must:

  • Complete their program and obtain their credential within 3 years from the first distribution of GSTG funds.
  • Commit to work at a priority school in California for 4 years within 8 years of completing their program.