Professional Development and Grants
Strong Schools Grant Program - Applications Due Midnight May 4, 2018
The purpose of the Colonial Life Strong Schools Grant Program is to provide educators in Lexington County School District Two an opportunity to receive financial support for effective and creative initiatives to enhance the learning experience that would otherwise be unavailable through the school budget. Mini-grants will be awarded for up to $1,000 for innovative classroom projects and lessons with a focus on the Three Domains outlined in the Profile of the SC Graduate. All certified staff for grades CD-4-12 are eligible to apply. Project implementation and completion must occur before May 31, 2019.
Other Grant Listings
- ACIG Innovative Arts Works Grant - supporting limited, small-scale, innovative arts projects that include dance, music, theatre, and visual arts
- The Actuarial Foundation - Mathematics
- Afterschool Alliance and the Dollar General Literacy Award - Focus on Literacy (reading, writing, and comprehension for middle school students)
- Caterpillar Foundation - Early Childhood, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, Mentoring & Leadership, Workforce Readiness
- Clipper Petroleum Foundation - Focus on General Education to "strengthen the community"
- Discover Financial Services - Public high schools, first time applicants, measurement tools, pre & post testing
- Innovation Challenge Grants - offered by the SC Department of Commerce and Innovation...high-dollar grants for projects supporting the South Carolina Innovation Plan
- James Patterson's $1.25 Million Pledge to Libraries - this is a rolling grant with no deadline...award amounts range from $1,000 to $10,000. The application process is very simple.
- Kinder Morgan Foundation - Focus on Libraries and Art Education
- Mary Pope Osborne - USA Title 1 1st thru 5th grades, The Magic Treehouse books / workbooks (4 titles and 4 workbooks per grade level)
- Shell Oil Foundation - "Shell supports a variety of educational initiatives that improve student performance, encourage diversity and benefit our nation’s future competitiveness."
- The Sunoco Foundation - General Education
- Spectrum Connecting with Communities - 11-18 yr old students, hands-on learning experiences in STEM, after school programs, and mentoring
- Toyota USA Foundation - High Quality K-12 Education: STEM and the environment
- The Walmart Foundation - Education: underserved 12-25 yrs old, re-engage drop-outs, improve retention rates of first-generation college students, support teachers, promote adolescent literacy. Workforce Development: job readiness, skills training for current low-mod. skills, ELL, adult ed.
- The Wish You Well Foundation - Family Literacy