Grants are an investment in time and resources. All grant processes (research, writing, and submitting) take a significant amount of time to complete. Moreover, the whole process is very much a ‘team sport’, especially when it comes to implementing educational projects using grant funds. The National Math Foundation offers educators, schools, and districts research and grant writing services to bring kinesthetic learning materials and training to their schools and classrooms.
Free Grant Writing Support
The grant writing process can be stressful, and team morale can play a large part in a grant’s success (whether it be researching or applying for highly competitive grants). It’s at those moments when we have to remember who will benefit from all of this work. We want to help you with this process!
If you are interested in learning more about how we can help you with an education grant project or are looking for ways to bring kinesthetic learning materials and/or professional development to your school, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and our Program Manager will get back to you shortly!
In the meantime, please consider the following tips. These tips will help you plan the initial stages of your grant writing project!
Grant Planning Tip: Educators are Change-Makers
Grantors are much more likely to support educational projects if they know that the educators themselves are on board. This means if you can find a time to talk with a program officer, seize it. Foundations that support education, especially local foundations, want to know that their community members actually want particular projects or services implemented in their schools.
It takes teachers to drum up excitement for a project. And, it takes schools themselves to initiate a successful grant project with a potential funder.
Grant Planning Tip: The Importance of Administration Support
When it comes to supporting education-based projects, grantors prioritize projects they know can, and want to be implemented and sustained at a school. Commitment from your administration is crucial to receiving full support for a project. In fact, many foundations expect a district’s administration to reach out to them first to share an interest in a particular project before the school (or their partnered foundation) actually applies for funding.
Being transparent with your administration about the project (its goals, the need for it, the commitment, and its cost) is paramount to getting their support, and their support is crucial!
Learn About The American Rescue Plan
The federal government is sending funds to schools to help students get back to grade-level due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about how you can help to get those funds to the right places, click the link below.