Education Funding Opportunities

Toshiba America Foundation grants focus on Middle School STEM learning

Written by Mindia Whittier

Universities working with 6-12 teachers are also considered for funding.

Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) is accepting grant applications from 6-12 science and math teachers at public and nonprofit private schools.

Funds will be provided to enhance science, technology, engineering and math learning (STEM). Teachers with innovative ideas for project-based learning that results in measurable outcomes are eligible to apply for donations of $5,000 or more.

The goal is to help creative teachers who seek a better way to help their students learn implement projects that make STEM education fun. TAF hopes to find and fund teachers who want to try a new or different way of reaching and engaging their students, which may involve equipment or expenses that ordinary school budgets do not cover.

Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how their project or proposal is special, how it is different or creative, and the extraordinary budget items it will require. Funding requests for computers, laptops and tablets are not considered.

TAF funding is usually directed to K-12 schools. Educational nonprofits and universities working with K-12 teachers are occasionally considered and must call the Foundation before applying.

The deadline to apply is March 1st. Funding decisions will be made by April 15th. Get more details and submit an application online.

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