Other Grant Opportunities

The following grant opportunities are available from other foundations in the community. Some allow teachers to apply. Others may require that the RVEF apply on their behalf. Contact us for more information.

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley’s Field Trip Grant program is designed to distribute funds in amounts up to $2,000 to public schools in Dutchess and Ulster Counties to enhance classroom learning opportunities. Funding priority will be given to high needs schools/ districts. Grants are accepted by 8/15, 9/15 and 12/31. Click here for more details.

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley’s Fund for Excellence in Education Teacher Grants is open to: Classroom Teachers of Pre-K-12 in Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster Counties (Parochial, Private/Independent, and Public Schools). Grants are available to Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster County classroom teachers to be used for special projects to be done with their classes or for professional development which has direct benefit to the classroom. Applications are due 3/15/2020 (open in January 2020). Click here for more information. 

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley’s Healthquest Taconic IPA Science Education Grants are for Public, Private, and Parochial Secondary (Grades 7-12) Science Teachers in Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties. The purpose of these grants is to expand students’ learning opportunities in the sciences through the acquisition of classroom and laboratory science equipment. This equipment could include microscopes, temperature probes, light probes, computer-related equipment and software, and other laboratory tools. Applications are due 3/15/2020 (open in January 2020). Click here for more information. 

Arts MidHudson is offering its annual Decentralization Grant, made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts. As a 501c3, the RVEF can apply for project on behalf of educators for a total of up to $5,000. The Arts Learning Grants is designed to support effective and innovative approaches to artist-led instruction either in or after school. All proposed projects must include sequential, skills-based study that incorporates one or more art forms and includes a minimum of three hands-on learning sessions between the same artist/cultural group and group of students. Stand alone assemblies, single performances, or trips to cultural institutions are ineligible. The optional letter of interest is due 9/10 and the full proposal is due 9/25. Click here for more information.

The Target Field Trip Grants program provides funds for K-12 field trips in order to give students throughout the country the opportunity to explore more of the world outside the classroom. Grants of up to $700 each will be awarded to educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, and classified staff who are employed by accredited K-12 public, private, or charter schools. (Parents, volunteers, after-school programs, pre-K groups, and childcare centers are not eligible to apply.) Types of funded trips include art, science, and cultural museum visits; community service and civic projects; career enrichment opportunities; and other events or activities away from the school facility. Funds may be used to cover trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, resource materials, and supplies. Online applications will be accepted through October 1, 2019. Visit the Target website to learn more about the program.

The Whole Kids Foundation is dedicated to supporting schools and inspiring families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness. The Foundation’s Garden Grant Program provides funds for edible gardens at K-12 schools in the U.S. and Canada. These grants of $2,000 are awarded to schools and nonprofit organizations. Consideration is given to new or existing garden projects at any stage of development that help children engage with fresh fruits and vegetables. Applications will be accepted from September 1 through October 15, 2019, for both U.S. and Canadian projects. (The Foundation’s Bee Grant Program will also be accepting applications through October 15.) Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about both of these grant opportunities.
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Connect Kids to Parks Field Trip Grant Program connects New York schoolchildren with nature, outdoor recreation and history by refunding transportation costs and program fees up to $1,000 for eligible classrooms. Destinations must be to NYS parks or state lands. Up to $1,000 in transportation, entry, pavilion and programming costs will be reimbursed. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Click here for more information.