STEM Grants for Elementary Schools
How can I find grants and funding sources to bring KIBO into early education centers or elementary schools?
There are many different ways to get STEM grants for elementary schools and early educational centers for the purchase of a KIBO robotics program. Below are some resources that can be helpful to find and secure STEM grants and funding from different sources:
The federal government and other national organizations offer programs to support STEM grants 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.
Most schools have a local parent association that can organize and support fundraising events to buy KIBO kits and fund other STEM initiatives.
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 that offer grants and funding to schools and learning centers.
There are also crowd funding sources where educators can request assistance in purchasing STEM products and tools such as KIBO. Check out Adopt A Classroom, Digital Wish, Donors Choose (submit a Special Request project!), and PledgeCents.
STEM Grants and Funding Resources for Elementary Schools and Early Educational Centers Include:
- American Honda Foundation
- Bayer Fund STEM Education Grant
- DoDEA Grant Program
- First Robotics 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 PDF document that can be helpful in securing grants and funding for STEAM robotics products. Please adapt to your own needs.