Education Grants

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Education grants, along with health care grants, represent the largest percentage of grant giving in the United States. The federal government, state, county and city governments, as well as private and corporate foundations all award education grants. Some of the largest foundations that give education grants include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Ford Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Annenberg Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The largest percentage of education grants are awarded to non-profit organizations, health care agencies, colleges and universities, local government agencies, tribal institutions, and schools.

USGG grant writers specialize in the arena of education grants. Its founder and lead instructor, Beverly Santicola, has a track record of success in writing education grants for elementary-secondary education, technology, healthcare, science, literacy programs, economic development and labor-management cooperation. With an average of one million dollars in grant awards each year, Santicola has authored education grants that have increased learning outcomes in reading, writing and mathematics; increased interest and learning outcomes in science and citizenship; established community technology centers in rural elementary schools and created innovative after school programs.

In addition to receiving numerous national awards for educational grant programs, Santicola recently collaborated with Jan Mitchell Johnson (a $150M+ education grants expert) to create a program called Growing SMART: How to Teach Teens Science, Math and Art Through Grant Writing. Teens that have participated in the course have generated more than $200,000 in grants for their communities and schools. Shivela Middle School in Murrieta, California participated in the program in 2013 and 2014.

For more information on Growing SMART contact Beverly Santicola of USGG or through the Center for Rural Outreach & Public Services. For more information on education grants for technology join our Technology Grants Community for free.

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