Grants and Funding
How to get funding for bringing KIBO into your school or center?
There are different ways to get funding for initiating a KIBO robotics program in your school or center. Here are some resources that teachers and parents have used in the past:
Offers programs to support STEM in the classroom with a research component associated to it.
State and District Support:
Different states and districts have their own sources for getting funding for STEM related programs in the form of grants.
Different school systems have ways for funding innovative programs, through educational foundations, special grants and dedicated budgets.
Each school has a local parent association that can organize and support fundraising events to buy KIBO kits.
High tech companies are interested in supporting STEM programs to cultivate their future workforce. Many of those have associated foundations or a corporate giving program.
There are also crowd funding sources where educators can request assistance in purchasing products such as KIBO. Check out Adopt A Classroom, Digital Wish, Donors Choose (submit a Special Request project!), and PledgeCents.
Grant and Funding Resources Include:
- DoDEA Grant Program
- Foundations in Education
- Get Ed Funding
- Grant Alerts
- Grant Watch
- Grants for Teachers
- IEEE Foundation
- Inside Philanthropy
- Libraries Ready to Code
- Lockheed Martin’s STEM Education Grants
- Lowe’s Toolbox
- Mass.gov’s Early Education and Care Funding and Grant Opportunities
- Motorola Innovation Generation Grants
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
- National PTA Stem Grants
- National Science Foundation Grants
- NEA Foundation Grants
- Pearson STEM Grants
- PITSCO Education Grants
- Rural Technology Fund
- The Spencer Foundation
- Teacher Geek
- Teachers Count Grants
- THE Journal
- The National Science Foundation
- Toshiba America Foundation
- US Department of Education
- Walmart Foundation Grants
- WK Kellogg Foundation
- Philanthropy New Digest
- Youth Changing the World
We can help!
Most of the time, organizations that give grants, will ask you for an executive summary about the benefits of introducing robotics, most specifically, KIBO, in early childhood education. Click here for a document that can be helpful (.pdf). Feel free to adapt to your own needs.