Additional Funding Opportunities

All of these funding opportunities are operated and managed by the organizations listed, they are in no way connected with EEAI

Aldi Smart Kids Program

ALDI provides funding from $1,000-$5,000 to teachers for projects focused on student health and wellness. They support projects focused on education, art, athletics and any other program that inspires kids to be active and healthy. Applications accepted Feb. 1 – Dec. 15th. 

Association of American Educators Classroom Grants

AAE’s Classroom grants (average amount of $500) can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audiovisual equipment and lab materials. Classroom grants are available to all educators. Annual application deadlines are October 1 and March 1.

The Braitmayer Foundation

The foundation is interested in proposals that utilize innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States. Of particular interest are curricular and school reform initiatives, preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those which encourage people of high ability and diverse backgrounds to enter and remain in K-12 teaching.

Captain Planet Foundation Grants
The foundation intends its grants to serve as catalysts for getting environment- based education into schools and inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship. Requests for funding less than $500 will be given preference and occasionally grants of up to $2,500 will be considered. Schools and organizations with operating budgets of less than $3 million are eligible to apply.

Celebrate Urban Birds Mini-Grants

Calling all urban ornithologists or those wanting to host an urban event. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has mini-grants from $100-500 available to host a Celebrate Urban Birds event.

Clif Bar Family Foundation

Funding Priorities include: 

  • Protect Earth’s beauty and bounty.
  • Create a robust, healthy food system.
  • Increase opportunities for outdoor activity.
  • Reduce environmental health hazards.
  • Build stronger communities.

Grants can be awarded for general organizational support or for special projects. 
Deadlines: Feb. 1, June 1 and Oct. 1