Description: The Idaho Legislature has established matching grants for K-12 STEM education programs. Title 33-129 of the Idaho Code specifies that the Idaho State Department of Education shall administer a program of matching grant funds to encourage the establishment, expansion, or maintenance of science education programs in the State of Idaho.

Award Amount: Up to $24,600

Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm MST

Eligibility: Private, nonprofit corporations incorporated or registered in the State of Idaho for at least one year prior to project application.

Contact: Jessica Wilson (208) 332-6962 or Aaron McKinnon (208) 332-6952


Idaho STEM Action Center Grants

Description: The Idaho STEM Action Center is a great resource for STEM funding in your program. They offer many different grants throughout the year. Check back regularly for new grant opportunities.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Eligibility: Out-of-state applicants and/or private/parochial organizations are ineligible


21st Century Community Learning Center Grants

Description: The Idaho State Department of Education is the responsible State educational agency for 21st Century Community Learning Centers, authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015.

The program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, primarily those who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet challenging state academic standards and local academic standards.

Award Amount: Five year grant. Max amount: $155,000/year. Min amount: $63,000/year

Deadline: Likely December/January 2020. Look for more information in Fall 2019.

Eligibility: Watch 2017 Elibility Priority Webinar

Contact: Camille McCashland,


Nagel Foundation Grants: Southwest Idaho Only

Description: The Nagel Foundation supports qualified 501(c)(3) charities in southwest Idaho in the areas of basic needs, education, and youth programs. The selection of grant recipients is based primarily on need.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: October 31st annual deadline

Eligibility: Qualified 501)c)(3) tax exempt organizations


Idaho National Laboratory

Description: INL offers a variety of grants including statewide mini grants, Southeast Idaho Extreme Classroom Makeover Grants, and East Idaho Ultimate STEM Grants.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Begins accepting grant applications in November

Contact: Brenda Greenhalgh,


Lewis-Clark Service Corps: North Idaho

Description: Lewis-Clark Service Corps is an AmeriCorps State program that places AmeriCorps members in before-school, after-school, and in-school programs to tutor students in Literacy and Math skills.  Their focus is Northern Idaho, but they can recruit host sites throughout the state. They are currently seeking host sites for the 2017-2018 school year. If you are a program that might be interested in hosting a part-time or full-time AmeriCorps member, please connect with them. Programs with a 21st CCLC grant can use that as a match.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: ASAP

Contact: Rebecca Fromdahl,, 208.792.2663


Idaho Women's Charitable Foundation's Above and Beyond Grant: SW Idaho

Description: The Idaho Women's Charitable Foundation has funds left over after previously awarding their other grants, and they are offering an "above and beyond" grant this year. They are seeking creative approaches to challenges that face rural communities as well as programs and projects with plans for sustainability. They will be holding an informational webinar on Wednesday, September 12th from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Click here to register. They will also be holding an in-person meeting about the grant on Monday, September 17th from 1:00 - 2:30 pm at Saint Alphonsus in Nampa. Click here to register.

Award Amount: $50,000 - $60,000

Deadline: Opens September 1st, Due December 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm MST.

Eligibility: Programs being held in towns and unincorporated areas with populations less than 30,000 in the following counties: Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley, and Washington. The project must be in one of the following areas: infrastructure, healthcare, education, services for seniors.



Love Learning Award for Summer Programs

Description: This award comes from a partnership between Lands' End and National Summer Learning Assocation. Particular focus will be given to summer programs that focus on environmental stewardship, STEM/STEM as candidates. The award recipient will be a well-rounded education program with a dynamic vision.

Award Amount: $10,000

Deadline: November 30, 2018



Whole Kids Foundation, US Gardens Grant Program

Description: Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the Garden Grant program provides a monetary grant to support a new or existing edible garden.

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: Application usually opens in September and closes in November.

Eligibility: K-12 schools; 501c(3) nonprofit organizations



Annie's Grants for Gardens

Description: Garden grants help connect kids to gardens. Grant funds may be used to purchased any equipment for the garden such as seeds, soil, fencing, greenhouses, etc. Check out the website for more information.



Karma for Cara Foundation Microgrants

Description: Microgrants are available to youth aged 18 and under to fund community service projects such as community gardens, rebuilding playgrounds, helping senior citizens, etc.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Quarterly: January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1

Eligibility: Kids aged 18 and under



Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Mini-Grant

Description: Apply for a mini-grant to complete a service campaign for people, animals, or the environment.

Award Amount: $200

Deadline: Several deadlines throughout the year


Project Learning Tree Greenworks Grant

Description: This grant is for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students will implement an action project they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood's environment.

The projects partner students with their whole school, local businesses and/or community organizations, and provide opportunities for student leadership. The funds can be used by students to implement recycling programs at their school, conserve water and energy, establish school gardens and outdoor classrooms, improve a forest, or restore a natural habitat.

Award Amount: Up to $1,000

Deadline: September 30th

Eligibility: Applicants must have attended a Project Learning Tree training either online or in person

Contact: James McGirt,, 202.765.3531



Youth Service America

Description: Youth Service America invests in youth as problem solvers to address the most important challenges facing our world. These grants put children and youth in the driver's seat and gives them power to plan, implement, and witness the full impact of their service. This site contains many different grants available to youth. You can sign up to learn more about new grant opportunities that are launched.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Eligibility: Varies


New York Life Foundation's Aim High Grant Program

Description: This two-year grant is for out-of-school time programs serving disadvantaged middle school youth. Recipients are chosen on the strength of their support for youth in the transition to ninth grade.

Award Amount: $15,000 - $100,000

Deadline: February of each year

Eligibility: Annual Budget must be at least $150,000

Contact: Dan Gilbert,


W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Description: W.K. Kellogg Foundation is looking for applicants with projects or programs that assist in the thriving of children, invest in helping families acquire stable jobs, and/or engage communities to make them energetic and equitable.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Rolling


National Recreation and Park Association: Commit to Health

Description: The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) was able to award grant funds in 2018 from the Walmart Foundation to support children's health through park and recreation out-of-school time programs. This grant may be available in 2019.

Award Amount: Up to $125,000 per year for up to five years

Deadline: Likely March 2019

Eligibility: Coalitions with representations from 12 different sectors within the community

Contact: Kate Clabaugh, NRPA's Senior Government Affairs Manager


Kids Run the Nation Grant Fund

Description: This grant assists running clubs, schools, and nonprofits interested in a variety of ways. Funds may be used for marketing materials, advertising, hosting a website, permit or usage fees, snacks and meals, incentives and tokens, etc.

Award Amount: $500 - $1,000

Deadline: Opens in May; Closes August 1st

Eligibility: Running clubs, events, 501 (c)(3) organizations and schools that provide afterschool running programs


U.S. Tennis Association Grant

Description: Grants are for programs that support under-resourced youth through tennis and education programs designed to improve health, build character and strive for academic excellence. The Association also prioritizes programs that support youth with disabilities.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: October 1st



U.S. Soccer Foundation Safe Places to Play Grants

Description: The U.S. Soccer Foundation wants all children across the country to have the opportunity to play outside, particularly soccer. To that end, the Safe Places to Play grant seeks to transform unused community spaces into recreational havens for young people in underserved communities. Grants are intended to help organizations and communities cover the material costs of building those spaces in the categories of lighting, irrigation, construction, surfacing, and enhancement. Interested applicants must first submit a letter of interest before being asked to formally apply.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: 3 grant cycles per year


Chef Ann Foundation and Healthy Skoop's Project Produce: Fruit and Veggie Grants for Schools

Description: The Chef Ann Foundation and Healthy Skoop have teamed up to launch Project Produce: Fruit and Veggie Grants for Schools. These grants will help schools increase kids’ access to fresh fruits and veggies and nutrition education. Proposed projects must be planned with the intention of offering activities to all students in the school building.

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: Rolling

Eligibility: Must participate in the National School Lunch Program and have more than 50% Free and Reduced Meal eligibility

Adidas Corporate Giving Grants

Description: Adidas Group focuses on projects that address education, children and youth, sports within a social context, and preventive health activities. The group offers cash grants as well as in-kind donations of services and equipment. Previous grants were used to fund after-school literacy, service-learning initiatives, sports programs for underserved and economically challenged urban communities, and before-school physical activity programs for children aged 5 through 12.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Rolling

Eligibility: US nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and schools.

Let's Play Imagination Playground Grants

Description: KaBoom! supports organizations that build playgrounds for children and youth to ensure they have the opportunity to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. KaBoom! grants support community-inspired projects that engage the larger community in all aspects of project planning and playground build execution. Let’s Play Imagination Playground Grants encourage creativity, communication, and collaboration in play with a collection of custom-designed, oversized blue foam parts. Imagination Playground allows children to turn their playground into a space constantly built and rebuilt by their imagination.

Award Amount: Varies

Eligibility: Municipalities, schools, and child-serving nonprofit organizations


Children's Obesity Fund's Healthy Lifestyle Grant

Description: The Children’s Obesity Fund seeks to educate parents and children about the rising obesity rates in America, reverse the statistics and dangerous trends, and prevent the next generation from continuing down the alarmingly unhealthy road. The fund strives to increase awareness and understanding of what it takes to be a strong, vigorous child by supporting programs and organizations that work to make a difference in children’s health.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Rolling

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations that share the mission to improve children's health



NEA Big Read

Description: An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Application guidelines change from year to year and new guidelines for each year are posted in October.

Award Amount: $5,000 - $15,000

Deadline: Likely January 2019

Eligibility: 501c(3) nonprofit organizations; units of state, local, or tribal government including school districts; tax-exempt public libraries

Contact: Arts Midwest (612.238.8010 or


Penguin Random House Library Awards for Innovation

Description: This award recognizes public libraries creating innovative community-based programs, which encourage citizens to participate and support reading initiatives that connect libraries with their community.

Award Amount: Four $1,000 awards; 1 $10,000 award

Deadline: Likely early May 2019

Eligibility: Public libraries and school libraries serving the capacity of public libraries



Exelon Grants

Description: Exelon funds programs that deliver measurable, sustainable improvements in the communities where Exelon has projects. They fund projects in the following four areas: education, environment, arts & culture, neighborhood development.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Ongoing

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in the communities where Exelon employees and customers live and work. Idaho's Exelon locations



Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize

Description: The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change.

Award Amount: $100,00- half to the winning individual and half to their organization

Deadline: Usually October of each year

Contact:; 641.269.4940



Monsanto Fund

Description: These grants support projects that inspire and nurture students' interest in math and/or science, offer innovative approaches to teaching or learning in math and science and foster student achievement in math and/or science. Priority will be given to programs using evidence-based methodology.

Award Amount: Up to $40,000

Deadline: August 31st

Eligibility: Schools and nonprofits within 30 miles of a Monsanto site (Nampa, Payette, Soda Springs, Filer)

Idaho STEM Action Center Grants

Description: The Idaho STEM Action Center is a great resource for STEM funding in your program. They offer many different grants throughout the year. Check back regularly for new grant opportunities.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Eligibility: Out-of-state applicants and/or private/parochial organizations are ineligible