We know that schools and teachers are on tight technology budgets. That’s why it’s worth looking into these eight programs to receive additional funding for classroom necessities:
- Digital Wish – Teachers make a wishlist of technology devices they’d like to add to their classroom and create a classroom profile to add personal anecdotes and information about what they hope to accomplish. Donors can then search through profiles and choose to either make a monetary donation or buy items off the wishlist for the classroom. As an added bonus, when donors purchase items from the wishlist, the school receives 2-10% cash back for their next tech project!
- Donors Choose – Teachers post their exact needs for a particular classroom project and a donor can choose to help fund the project. When the funding goal is met, the website sends the materials directly to the teacher.
- Computers For Learning – In order to promote the reuse of technology products, this program gives schools computers from government agencies and private sector companies.
- Computers and Education – Similar to the program above, the CRC (Computers Recycling Center) collects, reuses, and refurbishes technology equipment for classroom use.
- Funding Factory – Collect toner and inkjet cartridges and turn them into cash with this program.
- Project LearningTree GreenWorks Grants – If you’d like to get an environmentally-friendly service learning project off the ground, this organization can help. GreenWorks Grants cover up to $1,000 towards implementing such a project. Hurry, the deadline to apply is September 30, 2016!
- Grants Watch – This website has a searchable list of federal, state, city, local and foundation grants.
- Donate Online – Donors can make donations directly to your school. Donate Online offers the ease and convenience of making online donations via credit card. It’s easy–and free. (Processing fees apply.)