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Grants & Funding Opportunities

Columbia Gorge STEM Hub Microgrants

With support from the Oregon Department of Education and local businesses, we are offering the following grant opportunities. Our goal is to ensure that all students in our region have access to real-world experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, especially tied to their community.

STEM Hub Microgrants are awarded to fund equity focused, STEM-related projects or initiatives. Field trips will not be funded; please see below for funding opportunities for field trips.

Teachers and administrators may apply. Grants will be reviewed by committee, using a scoring matrix. Due date: November, 2020.

These are available to any public school in Gilliam, Hood River, Wasco, Wheeler, and Sherman counties in Oregon, and Klickitat and Skamania counties in Washington.

Click here to see past grant recipients. 

Grant recipients: submit your after-action report

Microgrant for STEM Projects

$100 - $1000

Click below to view the selection criteria and application.

Other Grant Opportunities

If you'd like to collaborate with the STEM Hub on an application, or have grant opportunities to share, please contact us!

American Chemistry Society High School Chemistry Grant (application opens 2/1/20)

Provides grants up to $1500 to high school chemistry teachers for equipment, supplies, PD, field studies, etc.

Bonneville Power Science and Energy Education Grants (application opens 3/23/20)

Available for projects that advance student awareness, understanding and interest in the issues and science involved in energy generation and transmission in the Pacific Northwest. Non-profits, government organizations and others working in education for K-12 students may apply.


Diack Ecology Education Program (ongoing, no deadline)

Up to $2,000 per teacher for student-directed field ecology research projects.


Every Kid in a Park

Provides free admission for 4th graders and their families to US National Parks, forests, wildlife refuges or other national public lands and waters.

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

Provides mini-grants to public schools, public libraries, and public preschool programs.


Francis R. Dewing Foundation (due 4/1 & 10/1 each year)

Funds projects concerned with early childhood education, specifically ages 2 up to sixth grade. 

Fund for Teachers (due April)

Provides educators the resources needed to pursue self-designed professional learning experiences. 

Gray Family Foundation - Environmental Education Grants (due 12/2/19)

Supports programs that stimulate or promote the teaching of environmental education in K-12 environments and increases outdoor experiences for youth. Options include: capacity-building, youth field experiences, and PD.

McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation (application opens 1/15 and closes after 350 applications received)

Academic enrichment grants to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning and teacher development grants that support small teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking K-12 instruction. 


NSF Discovery Research PreK-12 STEM Grant (due 11/13/19 & 11/11/20)

For "proposals that ​address immediate challenges that are facing PreK-12 STEM education...three major strands: assessment, learning, and teaching." 5 types of projects can apply: exploratory, design & development, impact, implementation & improvement, and conferences & syntheses.


NSHSS Teacher Grants

Register as an Educator with the National Society of High School Scholars to become eligible for IB Teacher Grants, AP Teacher Grants, DECA Chapter Advisor Grants, the Diversity Initiatives Grant, and STEAM Educator Grants.

Northwest Professional Educators

Up to $500 for classroom projects or materials. Up to $500 for professional career advancement. Up to $250 to help offset the cost of setting up a new classroom.


Oregon Forest Resources Institute Field Trip Grants

Reimburses actual bus transportation costs for K-12 trips primarily focused on forest/forestry education. Apply before the trip.


Oregon State Parks Foundation Ticket2Ride Teacher Application (due September and March)

Up to $500 to help 3rd through 5th grade students in Title I schools access Oregon's State Parks for experiential learning.


Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (due April)

Open to K-12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. Up to two teachers from each region will be awarded up to $2,500 for PD and $2,500 to fund environmental educational activities and programs. 

Snap Dragon Book Foundation

Provides books for school/educational libraries for disadvantaged libraries for disadvantaged students.

State Farm Education Grants (due October)

Grant amount requested must be $5,000 or more. Funds are directed towards initiatives that support academic performance improvement programs impacting K-12 students; education initiatives that more directly support underserved individuals; service-learning programs that provide students opportunities to connect and apply learning skills from classroom to address unmet needs that exist in their community; and teacher PD.


Target Field Trip Grants (application opens 8/1/20)

Target stores award $700 field trip grants to educators at K-12 schools nationwide.

The NEA Foundation & Other Grant/Fellowship Opportunities (various due dates)

Several opportunities for program, PD funding, and more. Compiled by The NEA Foundation.


Toshiba America Foundation Grants for Grades K-5 (due October) and Grades 6-12 (various due dates)

Supports teacher designed projects for K-5 and 6-12 grade teachers.

Wild Ones Seeds for Education Grant (due October)

Provides small grants ranging from $100 to $500 for naturally landscaped projects throughout the US. Funds are designated for native plants and seeds for outdoor learning areas that engage children, preschool to high school. Youth participate directly in the planning, planting, and care of the native plant gardens.

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