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Grants and other funding resources

Started on Oct 01, 2011 by MsKBrown
Last post on Oct 03, 2011

I would love to hear if other educators are using grants or other opportunities to help fund their classroom or school. I love Donorschoose and I'm always looking for other resources.

7 Keeps, 3 Likes, 6 Comments

  • CaptureCreativity 10/01/2011 at 02:14pm
    I have never personally used DonorsChoose--have you had much success with it as a financing option?

  • MsKBrown 10/01/2011 at 02:22pm
    I have had great success with Donorschoose. One year I raised over 8,000 for my class. I think it's more competitive due to more users but still a great resource.

  • CaptureCreativity 10/01/2011 at 02:40pm
    I'm starting to get the sense that you're pretty resourceful!

  • MrLarson 10/02/2011 at 01:31am
    I have a project on DonorsChoose and it's a fairly large one, and it's a little over half way funded. Which reminds me, I better post it some more on Twitter and Facebook.

    I'm also a big fan of Adobe Youth Voices Curriculum for teaching video and multimedia. Been working with them for a few years now. Their site has some great lessons, and handouts. Partnership provides some money for equipment and some software. Unfortunately, I think they aren't taking on very many new school sites at moment.

    Part of what I do at school is also funded by the California Partnerships Academies, a Career/Tech ed branch of the State Dept. of Education. I don't know what other states have going in terms of career/tech ed, but seems like a great way to build support for art related fields like graphic design, animation, and video production. Our school has really embraced and supported the pathways model.

  • Mikellee31 10/02/2011 at 08:41pm
    I got 4 digital cameras for my classroom last year through The year before that I tried to get some art supplies and didn't have any luck. I think it depends a lot on your own promotional efforts. This year I am trying for new pottery tools and since I have more points I think I will get more than one project going at a time!

  • msleaney 10/03/2011 at 11:34pm
    Is DonorsChoose for teachers in USA? I am teaching in Australia and interested in grants for Australian teachers ;-)