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Welcome to SchoolGrants!
Your  one-stop site for PK-12 school grant opportunities

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SchoolGrants was created in 1999 as a way to share grant information with PK-12 educators.  Grant writing can be intimidating to those who are new at it.  SchoolGrants helps ease those fears by providing online tips to those who need them.  Finding suitable grant opportunities requires a great deal of time and research - SchoolGrants reduces the effort by  listing a variety of opportunities available to public and private nonprofit elementary and secondary schools and districts across the United States. 

The SchoolGrants goal is to help the most kids possible by empowering those who teach them with the knowledge and resources necessary to write successful grant proposals.  All of those who use the SchoolGrants site are encouraged to share their own insights as it is only through open sharing that the most children will benefit across this great Nation!

NOTE:  SchoolGrants does not have information about daycare grants, private school scholarships, and/or tuition assistance for individual students. I also do not have information about how for-profit organizations can find grant opportunities. 

Vendors: Do you wish to assist schools in obtaining grant funding to purchase your services or products?
SchoolGrants can help!

A Brief Look at What's Available on SchoolGrants

Grant Opportunities

A number of grant opportunities are available to PK-12 schools through the U.S. Department of Education, each state's Department of Education, foundations and corporations.  SchoolGrants provides annotated links to various grant opportunities to help you find programs that will help enrich the learning experience of the students in your school. (Please click on the link above to access the grant opportunities.)

Grant Writing Tips and Links

Especially valuable to those who are new to grant writing, SchoolGrants provides tips on how to write successful proposals as well as links to a plethora of other sites that offer additional tips and resources.


You will find news pertinent to schools and grant writers on this page.  Links to the source of the news are included where applicable.

Sample Successful Proposals

A large number of successful proposals have been shared with the SchoolGrants community by people across the U.S.  If you, too, have a successful proposal to share with your colleagues, please allow SchoolGrants to post it online!


A number of links to other online resources are provided to help enrich your grant writing and grant seeking skills.

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A Brief Look at What's Available Through SchoolGrants


There are two electronic newsletters available through SchoolGrants.

The SchoolGrants Biweekly Newsletter (SBN) is published twice each month.  Available at the incredibly low price of only $45/year per subscriber, the newsletter provides up-to-date, researched information about upcoming grant opportunities, available grant resources (the majority of which are free), grant writing hints, and upcoming deadlines.  A sample of the SBN is available by clicking here.  (You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view the sample newsletter.)

The SchoolGrants Bimonthly Newsletter is a very abbreviated version of the SBN.  It contains a brief summary of relevant news and a few current grant opportunities for PK-12 schools.  It is published every other month.

Let's Write a Grant CD

The Let's Write a Grant interactive CD was created in response to the large number of requests for grant writing assistance SchoolGrants receives.  An excellent resource for experts and beginners alike, you can learn more about the CD and how to order it by clicking here.

Bring Home the Bacon Listserv

The Bring Home the Bacon listserv boasts the best group of subscribers anywhere!  Grant writing neophytes and experts alike subscribe to the friendly, helpful email list.  This is the place to ask your colleagues questions, share grant writing successes and frustrations, and more.  The list is moderated and a value-added service for subscribers to the SchoolGrants Biweekly Newsletter.

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Consulting Services

A number of services are available to schools and districts that need grant writing training or assistance.  If you need help from an experienced, successful grant writer, SchoolGrants is the place to turn! I have written over $16 million in successful state and federal grants over the last 3 years for charter schools and school districts. Let me work with you to get the supplemental funding you need!

Grant Writing Workshops

Our two-day workshop is designed for educators by educators with many years of experience and success in obtaining state, federal, and foundation grants for PK-12 schools, districts, charters, private nonprofit schools, and nonprofit organizations that work with schools and school-age children.

A highlight of our Going for the Gold workshops is the opportunity for participants to hear from foundation officers. We frequently bring in experts who work for some of the largest foundations in Texas to share their insights and tips for successful grant seeking.

Our workshops are hands-on. We keep the enrollment small so that every attendee has the opportunity to ask questions and get individualized attention.



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