11 Education Grants and STEM Grants for Nonprofit Organizations [2021]

September / 2021

Discover grants for nonprofits that are expanding educational and STEM learning opportunities in your community.

Whether you’re looking to expand educational opportunities for kids in your community, promote STEM learning, or bring Blocks Rock! to your organization for free, we have you covered. Save time searching for education and STEM grants by looking through our list to find one that fits for your nonprofit organization!

Education Grants for Nonprofits

Discover six education grants for nonprofits below!


Amount: $100 - $5,000

Aldi is passionate about making a positive impact in their local communities. So whether your mission is to support kids through education, arts, athletics or any other program that inspires them to be active and healthy, ALDI says kudos to you and encourages you to apply for support from the ALDI Smart Kids program.

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Barney Family Foundation Grant

Amount: $5,000 - $50,000

The Barney Family Foundation's primary focus is in the educational field, particularly children in grades K-8. The Barney Family Foundation places significant emphasis on giving children the opportunity for a better education.

Grant applications can be submitted from January 1 through June 30 and grants are generally given at the end of the year.

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Amount: “Award sizes vary, but organizations should not submit proposals for more than 10% of their program's overall budget”

Costco Wholesale's warehouses and regional offices specifically support programs focusing on children, education and health and human services.

Costco focuses on charitable programs and activities in the communities where they do business. Be sure to check their list of locations to determine if there is a nearby warehouse.

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The Cummins Foundation was created in 1954, 35 years after Cummins was founded. It was one of the earliest corporate foundations and serves as the company's charitable giving organization. It provides grants around the world to nonprofit partners to support communities in which our employees live and work.

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Kars 4 Kids Grants

Amount: $500 - $2,000

Kars 4 Kids provides grants for 501c3s with a central focus of doing original work on behalf of America’s children in the areas of youth development, mentorship, and education.

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Corning Foundation 

“The Corning Foundation develops and supports projects in educational, cultural, and community organizations. Each year, the foundation fulfills approximately 225 grants totaling some $2.25 million. Corning’s areas of involvement have included community service programs for students, curriculum enrichment, student scholarships, facility improvement, and instructional technology projects for the classroom.

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STEM Grants for Nonprofits

Explore five STEM grants for nonprofits!

American Honda Foundation

Amount: $20,000 - $75,000

The American Honda Foundation engages in grant-making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs, and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. The foundation supports youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.

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The Society for Science & The Public STEM Actions Grants

The STEM Action Grant program aims to bolster and support community-driven nonprofit organizations that are working to enhance the public’s understanding of science and to increase participation of underrepresented populations in STEM fields.

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Voya Foundation

Amount: $2,500

Voya Foundation grants are focused on Financial Resilience. The foundation works to ensure that youth are equipped with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) expertise and financial knowledge necessary to compete in the 21st century workforce and make smart financial decisions that lead to a secure retirement.

The Voya Foundation accepts year-round grant applications from organizations that:

“Provide innovative and experiential K-8 STEM learning opportunities to promote an early interest in STEM career fields, and improve teachers’ capabilities in STEM.”

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Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program

The Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program enables our company to provide financial support to communities in one or more of our strategic areas of giving.

One area of giving is education with a focus on STEM.

Grants defined as education with a focus on STEM are those used to improve knowledge and literacy with a focus in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math among students, teachers and the general public.

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Captain Planet Foundation

Amount: $500 - $2,500

“Captain Planet Foundation grants are intended to empower youth by providing hands-on environmental stewardship opportunities, inspire youth and communities to become agents of change for their environment, serve as a catalyst for education that uses the environment as a context for applied and STEM learning.”

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