Resources for Teachers:


TrueGift Donations
TrueGift is a small California nonprofit corporation implementing direct contributions of school supplies to individual classrooms. They are a gift registry for classrooms needing school supplies -- allowing teachers to request specific school supplies and ask donors to provide those supplies. Donors can give to TrueGift and specify where they want their donations to go, or they can give directly to a school or teacher listed on their website.

Donors Choose
Donors Choose is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on our site, and you can give any amount to the project that most inspires you.

News for a day. Learning for a Lifetime.
NewsSchools provides free access to e-Editions for students every day. Sign up for online news to give students stories, photos, ads, comics - all the components of the printed newspaper replicated on an e-Edition Web site! A vast library of lesson support is also provided on the site.

Grant Opportunities

Target – Field Trips:
Each grant is up to $700. They accept grant applications between noon CST August 1 and noon CST September 30 each year.  Target funds programs that allow students and teachers to learn in all kinds of settings. We fund field trips that connect students' classroom curricula to out-of-school experiences.

For the 2015 cycle, field trips must take place between February and December 2016.

2012-2013 ARUSD Recipients:
     Dorsa Elementary School
     Joseph George Middle School

2013-2014 ARUSD Recipients:
     Cassell Elementary School
     Dorsa Elementary School
     Joseph George Middle School
     Cureton Elementary School
     Lyndale Elementary School
     Ocala Middle School

Silicon Valley Educational Foundation – Teacher Innovation Grants
Two types of grants are available: Classroom Grants and Field Trip Grants.

Classroom Grant applications with a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) component will be given special consideration, with approximately 75% of all grants to be awarded for STEM education. Special emphasis is also placed on grant applications serving middle school grades 6-8 regardless of type of school.

Field trip grants must be directly related to the curriculum and classroom activities. These would include science camps and college tours, 

Individual Teacher grants are limited to $1000. Collaborative Grants (2 or more teachers) have a $1500 limit. The 2014 cycle is closed. Applications are due mid November.



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