Sponsored by The Braitmayer Foundation
Eligibility: Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award(s): Grants up to $35,000 are awarded.
Deadline(s): Letters of Inquiry are accepted February 1 through March 15, annually.
Focus: Equity and Diversity, General Education, Professional Development, STEM/STEAM/STREAM, Technology Education/Computer Science, Underserved Populations/At Risk
Grade Level(s): 6-8, 9-12, 3-5, K-2, Adult
Themes and Skills: Innovation
Description: The Braitmayer Foundation is interested in proposals utilizing innovative practices in kindergarten through grade 12 education throughout the United States. Of particular interest are curricular and school reform initiatives, and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those that encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in kindergarten through grade 12 teaching. Recent grant recipients include science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiatives, school leadership programs, teachers as they engage students in science writing through an online journal, and the development of a new online course about designing and creating inclusive/accessible educational materials.
Grants may be used anywhere in the United States as seed money, challenge grants, or as a match to other grants to the recipient organizations. The foundation does not make grants to individuals; multi-year grants; or grants for general operating, endowment purposes, and building programs. Unless a small percentage of the total amount is requested, normally the foundation does not make grants for childcare, prekindergarten, after school programs, or for equipment including hardware, software, and books.
Eligible applicants are public, private, and independent schools and nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. Interested applicants must first submit a Letter of Inquiry; selected applicants are then invited to submit a full proposal. Applications must be submitted through the online system.
Contact: Sabina Taj
The Braitmayer Foundation
4725 Dorsey Hall Dr. Ste. A-308
Ellicott City, MD 21042