From YALSA: YALSA needs your Great Ideas – and you could win $250 in cash! They’re looking for creative assistance from YOU to help YALSA achieve its goals. Each year, the contest focuses on YALSA’s Strategic Plan. Great ideas like yours will help YALSA achieve the goals of: Advocacy & Activism Research & Documentation of Best Practice Continuous Learning & Professional Development Member Recruitment & Engagement Capacity Building & Organizational Development Who Can Apply? All current YALSA members are encouraged to apply. Planning For Your Proposal The first step is to review the Strategic Plan including the objectives and strategies. Ideas must fit under aRead More →

From: Attention Teachers! The Kids In Need Foundation and Elmer’s Products Inc., an industry leader in adhesives, arts and crafts, office and educational products, offer the Teacher Tool Kit Grant Program. You can apply for an Elmer’s Teacher Tool Kit grant that can range from $100 to $500. The grants will be given to teachers who wish to conduct classroom projects selected from a catalog of more than 500 projects. There is also a link to this application on the Elmer’s website,, and X-ACTO website, This year, approximately 250 grants sponsored by Elmer’s will be provided to teachers nationwide for projects to be completed during the upcomingRead More →

School Library Journal (1/4/12) reports: Students can learn a lot about their family, themselves, and even history when they listen to grandparent’s or grand friend’s life stories. And young people can win a Lenovo ThinkCentre computer and $25,000 of EdOptions Orchard software when they enter the Legacy Project‘s 12th annual Listen to a Life Essay Contest. The national contest, which is run in partnership with Generations United, a membership organization based in Washington, D.C., receives thousands of entries every year. To enter the Listen to a Life Contest, kids ages 8 to 18 simply interview a grandparent or a grand friend who’s at least 50Read More →

From Huffington Post Education: Big new DonorsChoose matching grant efforts By: Craig Newmark Hey, you’ve already seen our support for, where you can help kids in school by supporting their teachers’ projects. The deal is that teachers often have to fund projects or even buy supplies from their way-too-low salaries. You can help out with small contributions. They have a new matching effort, here’s what they say: Join to pick your passion from thousands of classroom projects, and give back this holiday season. Use the match code REALSIMPLE to double your donation. People can donate to any project(s) on and use the code REALSIMPLE atRead More →

School Library Journal (11/29/11) reports: Calling all school librarians: there’s still time to apply for a Laura Bush Foundation grant—but you better hurry, the deadline is December 31. If you work in a school where 50 percent or more of the student body qualifies for free or reduced lunch, then get moving. To promote a love of reading, the foundation awards media centers with grants of up to $6,000 to purchase books, magazines, and other reading materials. The goal?  To update, extend, and diversify book collections in the nation’s neediest school libraries. All grants, which are supported by private donations, are given to individual schoolsRead More →

From “Raise up to $5000 for your school in minutes. It’s almost that easy when you take advantage of Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant program. Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) knows how hard you work for your kids and your community and we’re dedicated to helping your parent-teacher group achieve even more for your school. Apply for our Toolbox for Education Grant now and build on your already impressive parent group success with Lowe’s. Now in its 6th year of helping build better schools and communities, the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program has provided nearly $25 million to more than 5,000 schools acrossRead More →

Scholastic and Fiskars have teamed up to provide a $1000 gift card to one lucky teacher! Along with the super simple sweepstakes entry form (Upload your school supply list and you are entered), they have made fun lesson plans available online. From their website: “Want to hook every student in the class? Break out the old-fashioned scissors and glue. While improving their fine motor skills, students who engage in tactile, hands-on crafts activate their brains in powerful ways–increasing memory and knowledge. Try these colorful activities to meet the standards in math, science, and more, and watch kids’ confidence take off!” Read More Here The sweepstakesRead More →