Technology Teachers Grants
Alex Ruud, a middle school teacher at Murrieta Unified School District in Riverside County California used the training he received from USGG to apply for and win Google Chromebooks for his classrooms. Alex also his technology teachers grant skills to facilitate a class coordinated with Beverly Santicola at USGG to teach teens how to write grants and turn their words into money. A press release about the program is featured on the Murrieta USD website at: http://www.murrieta.k12.ca.us/Page/25200.
The types of organizations that award technology teachers grants are as diverse as the types of projects that are funded with technology teachers grants. The federal government, state, county, and city governments, as well as private and corporate foundations award technology teachers grants. Over the past 10 years, more than 70 high-tech technology companies have created foundations that offer grants for technology.
Some of the largest foundations that provide technology grants are the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, SBC Foundation, Intel Foundation, the Community Foundation of Silicon Valley, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, W. M. Keck Foundation, Merck Company Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, and the Shell Oil Company Foundation. Total giving by these foundations is more than $654 million dollars, with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation taking the lead. In most cases, money has been set aside from corporate profits to support technology giving. The largest percentage of technology grants are awarded to non-profit organizations, health care agencies, colleges and universities, local government agencies, tribal institutions, and schools. For profit organizations are generally not eligible for any grants unless they are conducting research or creating jobs.
For more information on technology teachers grants, staff development for teachers to learn how to apply for technology grants, or to teach teens how to turn their words into money through our award winning program, contact us. The teen grant wring program, which has been re-branded The Growing SMART Project: How to Teach Teens Science, Math and Art through Grant Writing, is a six week curriculum that aligns with common core standards.