Get the Funds You Need to Implement STEM Projects!


    • Community Summer Grants - In 2022, the Oregon Stage Legislature committed an additional $50 million for summer learning programs provided to community-based organizations across the state through grants administered by the Oregon Association of Education Service Districts (OAESD).

    More Opportunities to Explore:

    • American Chemistry Society High School Chemistry Grant - The ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Grant provides grants up to $1500. Apply by February 20, 2020 for the 2020-21 school year.
    • American Fisheries Society - K-12 educators in Oregon who teach fisheries or aquatic related sciences can apply for up to $1000. Apply by Feb 22, 2021.
    • Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Grants - Grants are available for projects that advance student awareness, understanding and interest in the issues and science involved in energy generation and transmission in the Pacific Northwest. Applications are accepted between March and July, and recipients are notified in August.
    • C-GEO Grants - Apply for a grant to obtain materials for geography instruction, guest speakers, or to run a Family Geography event at your school. Applications due May 1, Sept 1, and Feb 1. 
    • Chintimini Funds - This OCF grant provides school districts in Lane, Tillamook, Lincoln, and Douglas counties with funds to in-school or extracurricular programs that provide enrichment opportunities for high-potential students and other children who show a capacity for high achievement. Apply by March 11, 2021.
    • EPA Environmental Education Grant - Grants of $50K-$100K are available to support locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed decision and take responsible actions toward the environment. Learn more and apply by December 6, 2021.
    • Diack Ecology Education Program - In awarding grants, emphasis is placed on the study of living things and ecosystems through scientific inquiry.  Applications to support field based science inquiry grants up to $2000 are accepted year-round. 
    • Every Kid Outdoors provides free admission for 4th graders and their families to U.S. National Parks, forests, wildlife refuges or other national public lands and waters.
    • Gray Family Foundation - Supports professional development, outdoor school and field trips.
    • NAME Mini-grants - Grants up to $350 are awarded twice a year to current Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators members needing money for educational projects, workshops or activities that promote the value and care of our water resources and enhance the visibility of NAME.
    • National Society of High School Scholars Grants - A list of grants available, including a $1000 STEAM Educator Grant to enhance STEAM-related activities, innovation, and classroom excellence for teachers in a STEAM field. Apply by October 15, 2019.
    • NOAA Ocean Guardian School Grants - The Ocean Guardian School program provides $1000 - $4000 for hands-on school projects that are focused on a current issue(s) affecting local watersheds and/or the ocean while promoting best environmental practices. Funding is available for schools in Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Lane, Douglas, Coos and Curry counties. The 2020 application period will close May 1, 2020.
    • Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society - This group is offering two grants in 2019 One is for programmatic support for groups that deliver watershed and fisheries based professional development for teachers. The other is a participation and materials grant for educators (waders, macro invert kits, dissecting scopes, etc.). Apply by February 25, 2019.
    • Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators - Select K-12 educators will receive this $2500 EPA award.
    • Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund - Provides funds for educational activities in Lane, Lincoln, Tillamook and other counties. Applications due quarterly.
    • Spirit Mountain Community Fund - Provides funds for educational activities in Lane, Lincoln, Tillamook and other counties. Small grants are awarded quarterly.
    • Starker Forests Grant - for 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations from Benton, Lincoln, Polk and Linn counties that invest in arts and culture, youth, basic needs, science, education and the environment. Applications due December 11, 2020.
    • Stay Stoked Award - The Wayfinder Society from Algalita provides financial support for personal education and development, school efforts, community projects, internships, networking events, etc. connected to addressing the plastic pollution crisis. Apply by July 14, 2021.
    • Sustainable Ocean Alliance - The Ocean Leadership Microgrants program supports young ocean leaders (18-35 years old) and their grassroots efforts to address critical ocean health problems. Grants are awarded across range of ocean issues, as long as projects involve direct action rooted in science or research, and include an element of community engagement. Apply by May 31, 2021.
    • Target Field Trip Grant - K-12 teachers can apply for up to $700 to support student field trips.
    • Three Rivers Foundation - Provides funds for educational activities in Coos, Lane, Douglas, Curry, or Lincoln counties. Applications due December 31, 2019.
    • Toshiba America Foundation Science and Math Improvement Grants - Science and math teachers with innovative classroom project ideas may apply for these grants. Grade K-5 applications are accepted once a year on October 1. Grade 6-12 applications for $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis, throughout the calendar year. Grant requests of more than $5,000 are reviewed twice a year (Feb 1st and Aug 1st).
    • Wild Ones Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grants - Grants of $150 to $500 are awarded to schools, nature centers, or other non-profits serving preK-12 students to purchase native plants and seed to create hands-on nature areas. Apply by October 15, 2019.


    Student Transportation Support

    • school busMost Oregon school districts are reimbursed by the state for 70 percent of transportation expenses for academic related field trips. That means if the bus costs $200, school district employees need to raise only $60 to cover the bus expense. If you're not sure how this works in your district, contact your district's business office and ask.
    • Does your field trip include forest education? Apply for reimbursement for bus expenses from Oregon Forest Resources Institute - link
    • Columbia River Maritime Museum offers reimbursement for bus expenses to its site - link
    • Tillamook County Pioneer Museum offers reimbursement for bus expenses to its site - link