The following is a list of corporations, foundations, and other sources that
offer funding to educational efforts.

 IBM Corporation

 IBM Education Improvement Grants

Description:
  IBM has set up a new five-year program to improve elementary and
  secondary education by training teachers to use computers.  The
  company will set up two programs that will involve donations of cash,
  computer equipment, and professional training.  One will teach
  prospective schoolteachers to use computers as an instructional tool,
  and the other will try to stimulate greater computer use in the
  classroom.  It is hoped that this will improve the technological
  proficiency of teachers and develop a curriculum for teachers'
  colleges that incorporates the use of computers.  To achieve that
  goal, IBM will provide teachers'colleges with equipment that will
  include education software and a laboratory of workstations.  The
  second program will encourage teachers' colleges to collaborate with
  local school districts to develop new teaching and leaming methods
  that use computers and do not simply automate existing teaching
  methods.  IBM will support such projects for three to five years and
  provide computer equipment and professional training to progams that
  help students K- 12.  Teachers' colleges applying for grants will be
  rated on the soundness of their plan to overhaul their curricula and
  their proposed methods of documenting and publicizing their findings.
  Proposals for the second program, which requires a collaborative
  effort between colleges and local schools, may be presented by either
  participant.  There are no deadlines.  More information is available
  upon request.



Restrictions:



Requirements:



Amount of Grant:
  $25 million over the next five years



Deadlines:








  Medtronic Foundation, Inc

  Medtronic Foundation Education Grants

 Description:
  Of the foundation's contributions, about 20 percent are allocated for
  education.  General educa6on in any of the many areas related to
  Medtronic businesses are prefeffed.  Special consideration is given to
  programs that encourage minorities and women to participate in fields
  in which they are undeffepresented.  In K-12 education, the foundation
  is attempting to improve the quality of educa6on by encouraging the
  systems to be more flexible and innovative.  Programs that use one of
  the following tactics are considered: more authority for decisions by
  local schools, teachers working as entrepreneurs/consultants, and
  increased community involvement in the education process.  Higher
  education programs that creatively retain or recruit people to serve
  as classroom faculty are considered for short-term funding.
  Preference is given to those faculty programs that involve
  professionals as faculty; require faculty to develop curriculum that
  provides practical applications of theory, or curriculum that links
  liberal arts and professional disciplines; or give instructors
  contact with the leaders in specialized fields.  An interdisciplinary
  program of faculty development in business ethics is of special
  interest.  General support for individual universities, colleges,
  schools, and other educational institutions is provided by matching
  employee contributions.  Most funding decisions require at least 60
  days for review, and most decisions are made in April, October, and
  December.



 Restrictions:
  Education for medical professionals is precluded from considerafion.



 Requirements:
  Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations, largely in the areas where the
  company has facilities, are eligible for grants.



Amount of Grant:
  $1000-$30,000



Deadlines:



Contact:
  Jan Schwarz, Manager, Community Affairs Department, (612) 574-3024
  7000 Central Ave NE, Mail Stop 202
  Minneapolis, MN
  55432



 General Electric Foundations

 General Electric Foundations Pre-College Education Program Grants

Description:
  The foundation supports two K- 12 grants progam s. Project College
  Bound is intended to double the number of college-bound students from
  selected poor and inner-city schools by the year 2000.  Schools in
  cities where GE has major operations are eligible for these grants.
  The foundation also awards grants under its Elfun Educational
  Challenge Grants program to projects at public schools in which
  groups of GE employees and retirees are active as volunteers.



 Restrictions:
  Scholarships or fellowships are not awarded directly to individuals,
  nor does the foundation support requests from individuals for
  research and study grants.



Requirements:



Amount of Grant:
  $5000-$20,000



Deadlines:



Contact:
  Clifford V. Smith, Jr., President, (203) 373-3216
  3135 Easton Tpke
  Fairfield, CT
  06431



   Department of Education

    Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education Grants

    Description:
    Ile objective of this program is to provide assistance for innovative
    programs that improve the access to and the quality of postsecondary
    education.  Project grants are provided for activities sponsored by
    institutions and agencies that develop and demonstrate more effective
    approaches to the provision of postsecondary education.  Priority is
    given to activities that relate to curriculum reform, making access
    meaningful, leaming friendly campus ethics, international education,
    teacher education, faculty development, graduate and professional
    education, assessing for improvement, financing educational reform,
    education for a changing economy, and uses of new technology.
    Requests for equipment are given low priority.  The fund will support
    multiyear projects on a declining fund basis; grants are awarded on a
    one- to three-year basis.

    Restrictions:
    Grant award amounts are seed money, and may not be used for
    construction.

    Requirements:
    Eligible to apply are providers of postsecondary educational services
    including, but not limited to, two- and four-year colleges and
    universities, community organizations, libraries, museums,
    consortiums, student groups, and local government agencies.

    Amount of Grant:
    $5000-$150,000, average grant $70,000; total estimate for FY 1993 $1
    million

    Deadlines:
    Oct 4

    Contact:
    Preston Forbes, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education,
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Rm
    3100, (202) 708-5750
    7th and D Sts SW, ROB-3, Rm 3 1 00
    Washington, DC
    20202-5175




 National Endowment for the Humanities

 NEH Independent Study Fellowships for K-12 Foreign Language Teachers

Description:
  The endowment has awarded a grant to Connecticut College to support a
  program of fellowships for elementaq and secondary school foreign
  language teachers with at least three years of prior teaching
  experience.  Fellowships support six weeks of summer study abroad.  For
  informafion, call or write to NEH Fellowships Program for Foreign
  Language Teachers K-12, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave, New
  London, CT 06320, (203) 439-2282.



 Restrictions:



Requirements:



Amount of Grant:
  $3750



Deadlines:
  N



Contact:
  Foreign Language Teachers K-12 Fellowships, Division of Education
  Programs
  1 100 Pennsylvania Ave NW
  Washington, DC
  20506




 Annenberg Foundation

 Annenberg Foundation Grants

Description:
  Grants are awarded in support of K-12 and early childhood education.
  Some support for cultural programs and health.  Guidelines are
  available upon request.  Contact with the foundation should be
  initiated through a letter of inquiry.



 Restrictions:



Requirements:



Amount of Grant:



Deadlines:



Contact:
  Dr Gail C. Levin, Senior Program Officer, St Davids Ctr, Ste A-200,
  (215) 341-9270; fax: (215) 964-8688
  150 Radnor-Chester Rd
  Saint David's, PA
  19087



 Coca-Cola Foundation

 Coca-Cola Foundation Grants

 Description:
   The foundation has established education as its philanthropic focus
   for the 1990s, and set aside most of its funds to support educational
   initiatives that address pressing needs in areas such as teacher
   training, minority education, innovative urban programs, and literacy
   initiatives.  The foundation also provides support for K-12 programs,
   math and science education, health education, arts education, and
   college preparation.  Grants are awarded to both public and private
   institutions at all levels of education: universities, colleges, and
   secondary and elementary schools.  Grants have recently been awarded
   to historically black colleges and universities in Georgia, to the
   United Negro College Fund for schools outside of Georgia, for
   international business education programs, for improvement of
   secondary and elementary education in Georgia, and for public and
   private Hispanic family literacy progrwns in California, Florida, and
   Texas as well as other Hispanic educational programs.  Recent support
   has also been awarded to a Midwestern university for minorities in
   education including funds to increase the number of minority faculty
   members, establish faculty exchanges with traditionally black
   colleges, and facilitate graduate education for minorities and
   research opportunities for minority undergraduates; and to a southern
   medical school for scholarships.  Proposals may be submitted at any
   time.  Application guidelines are available upon request.



Restrictions:
  The foundation does not make grants to individuals, religious
  organizations or endeavors, political or fraternal organizations, or
  organizations without IRS 50 1 (c)3 tax-exempt status.



Requirements:
  Grant applicants should first submit a proposal letter of no more
  than two pages from the organization's chief executive.  This letter
  should include: a description of the education project, target group,
  and timetable; total project cost and amount requested; an
  explanation of why it is appropriate for the foundation to fund the
  project; and a plan for measuring the project's success.  Proposal
  letters should be accompanied by a document, such as an annual
  report, that states the organization mis



Amount of Grant:
  $50 million during the decade of the 1990s for support of educational
  institutions and programs



Deadlines:



Contact:
  D. Angela Perkins, Supervisor, Grants Administration, (404) 676-2568




  National Geographic Society Education Foundation

  National Geographic Society Education Foundation Grants

Description:
  The foundation provides SUPport for geography education.  An immediate
  priority of the foundation is to support the programs and efforts of
  35 Geographic alliances.  These alliances, composed of K-12 teachers,
  university faculty, school administrators, public policymakers, and
  professional geographers, conduct regional georgraphy institutes and
  workshops for teachers, work to mobilize support for curriculum
  change at the state and local level, and enhance public appreciation
  for the value of geographic knowledge and education.  A limited amount
  of funds available for nonalliance grants are awarded for projects
  with national impact or with the potenfial to serve as demonstration
  projects for replication elsewhere.  Individual alliances seeking
  funding for special programs are also eligible to apply.  Applicants
  are asked to submit a two- to three-page letter of inquiry stating
  the purpose of the project, how it will be implemented, desired
  results, amount requested, and a preliminary budget.



Restrictions:
  As a matter of general policy, grants are not made for individual
  schools, individuals, travel, scholarships, academic research,
  equipment, classroom materials, maps, books, indirect costs, or
  overhead.



Requirements:



Amount of Grant:



Deadlines:



Contact:
  Patricia A. Unkle, Program Officer, (202) 828-6672
  1615 M St NW, Sumner Bldg, Ste 580
  Washington, DC
  20036




  Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

  National Science and Mathematics Leadership Program

Description:
  This program, funded by various organizations and administered by the
  Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, has four objectives:
  to strengthen the professional status of teachers; to deepen
  teachers' knowledge base; to increase the intellectual concentration
  in chemistry, physics, and mathematics; and to encourage the use of
  teaching methods that will involve students in their own leaming.
  The beginning component is a four-week summer institute for 50 of the
  best teachers in each field held on the Princeton University campus.
  These teachers develop curricular materials of all kinds using
  resources provided by the best college and university faculty and
  mathematicians and scientists from industry, while receiving
  recognition for their efforts.  The materials developed by the
  participating teachers form the basis for formal and informal
  training of hundreds of other teachers throughout the country.
  Following the institutes, the participants are eligible to apply for
  small grants to run workshops, seminars, mini-institutes, and other
  kinds of outreach programs using the material developed at the
  four-week institutes.  Related activities include a national network
  of one-week teacher outreach (TORCH) institutes and an electronics
  workshop.  Further infon-nation and applicafion guidelines may be
  obtained by writing the foundation.



Restrictions:



Requirements:



Amount of Grant:



Deadlines:



Contact:
  National Science and Mathematics Leadership Program for Teachers,
  (609) 924-4666; fax: (609) 497-2939
  PO Box 642
  Princeton, NJ
  08542




  Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

  Andrew W. Mellon Foundafion Grants

Description:
  Grants are awarded to organizations on a selective basis for higher
  educafion, the humanities, faculty development, cufficulum
  development, international studies, environmental studies and
  research, and population research; in the areas of cultural affairs,
  art conservation programs, performing arts; and in certain
  environmental and public affairs areas.  Cross-disciplinary studies
  curricula, summer training for teachers working in disadvantaged
  schools in any part of the country, writing projects, and library
  support are among cuffent funding programs.  A cuffent program of
  interest is a collaborative project in area studies and language
  instruction involving 26 colleges and universities in the midwest.  A
  new area of emphasis is economics and policy affairs.  A current
  program offers support to specified colleges to encourage minority
  students to consider careers in college and University Leaching.  The
  collaboration between schools and colleges to improve teacher
  recruitment, preparation, and retention is of special interest.
  Applications are considered when received.  Contact the foundation for
  consultation and guidelines before submitting a formal proposal.



 Restrictions:

  Grants or loans are not made available to individuals.  Grants are not
  given to strictly local organizations.



Requirements:



Amount of Grant:
  Grants may range from a few thousand dollars to more than a million
  dollars; annual total more than $67 million.



Deadlines:



Contact:
  Neil L. Rudenstine, Vice President, (212) 838-8400
  140 E 62nd St
  New York, NY
  10021



  National Science Foundation

  Teacher Preparation Development and Research Grants

 Description:
  This program supports the development and evaluation of innovative
  approaches to the preservice preparation of teachers, creative
  materials for teacher education, and research on factors affecting
  the recruitment and preparation of teachers.  Projects should
  emphasize a solid foundation in science, mathematics, and/or
  technology and rigorous attention to effective teaching practices,
  including the use of advanced instructional technologies.  Special
  interests include multi- and interdisciplinary projects and
  initiatives for recruiting members of underrepresented groups into
  the teaching profession.  Collaborations among scientists, science
  educators, teachers, and other educational leaders are encouraged in
  the planning and implementation of projects.  Starting date for a
  project should not be earlier than six months after a target date.
  Brief preliminary inquiries are encouraged.  Refer to Brochure NSF
  91-105 for program announcement.



Restrictions:



Requirements:
  Colleges and universities or other organizations qualified to prepare
  teachers are eligible to submit proposals.  Proposals are welcome from
  all qualified scientists and science educators.  NSF strongly
  encourages women and minorities to compete in the development of
  teacher preparation projects.



Amount of Grant:

  $7500-$2 million, average grant $157,000; total estimate for FY 1993
  $479.5 million



Deadlines:
  Apr 15, Oct 15



Contact:
  Teacher Preparation and Enhancement Program Officers: Dr. Mary Bahns,
  (202) 357-7078; Dr. Julia Clark (202) 357-743 1; Dr. Joyce Evans (202)
  357-9527; Dr. Larry Enochs, (202) 357-7074; Dr. David Schind
  1800 GS t NW, Rm 1144
  Washington, DC
  20550




  Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

  Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grants

Description:
  Grants are awarded to organizations on a selective basis for higher
  education, the humanities, faculty development, curriculum
  development, international studies, environmental studies and
  research, and population research; in the areas of cultural affairs,
  art conservation programs, performing arts; and in certain
  environmental and public affairs areas.  Cross-disciplinary studies
  curricula, summer training for teachers working in disadvantaged
  schools in any part of the country, writing projects, and library
  support are among current funding programs.  A current program of
  interest is a collaborative project in area studies and language
  instruction involving 26 colleges and universities in the midwest.  A
  new area of emphasis is economics and policy affairs.  A current
  program offers support to specified colleges to encourage minority
  students to consider careers in college and universit) teaching.  The
  collaboration between schools and colleges to improve teacher
  recruitment, preparation, and retention is of special interest.
  Applications are considered when received.  Contact the foundation for
  consultation and guidelines before submitting a formal proposal.



 Restrictions:
   Grants or loans are not made available to individuals.  Grants are not
  given to strictly local organizations.



Requirements:



Amount of Grant:
  Grants may range from a few thousand dollars to more than a million
  dollars; annual total more than $67 million.



Deadlines:



Contact:
  Neil L. Rudenstine, Vice President, (212) 838-8400
  140 E 62nd St
  New York, NY
  10021




 German Marshall Fund of the United States

 German @shall Fund German-Language Teaching Assistantships

Description:
  A grant to the Institute of International Education enables
  prospective Gennan high-school teachers to expand their knowledge of
  American life and culture by spending an academic year at an American
  college, working part-time as Gennan-language teaching assistants.
  More information is available from the Institute of International
  Education, UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017.



 Restrictions:



Requirements:



Amount of Grant:



Deadlines:



Contact:
  German-Language Teaching Assistants Program, (202) 745-3950; fax:
  (202) 265-1662
  1 1 Dupont Circle NW
  Washington, DC
  20036



 Toyota USA Foundation

 Toyota USA Foundation Grants

Description:
  The foundation will provide annual grants depending on the earnings
  of the permanent endowment of $18 million.  Grants will be available
  to nonprofit organizations that promote K- 12 education, especially in
  math and science; health and human services; culture and art; and
  community and urban affairs.  Grants are also made to organizations
  addressing educational concerns in the above mentioned areas.  Write
  for guidelines and application procedures.



 Restrictions:



Requirements:



Amount of Grant:
  Annual grants totaling at least $1 million; individual grants
  generally will range from $25,000-$50,000.



Deadlines:
  R



Contact:
  Patricia R. Hull, Foundation Administrator, (310) 618-6766
  19001 S Western Ave
  Torrance, CA
  90509





                  Department of Education



Regional Centers for Drug-Free Schools and Communities Grants



Description:
  Grants provide financial assistance to maintain five regional
  centers, which in turn assist local education agencies, state
  education agencies, and institutions of higher education in
  developing and strengthening programs of alcohol and drug-abuse
  education and Prevention coordinated with related state and community
  efforts and resources.  Activities funded include @ing school
  teams in alcohol and drug-abuse education and prevention strategies;
  assisting state education agencies in coordinating and strengthening
  alcohol and drug-abuse education and prevention programs; assisting
  local education and institutions of higher education in developing
  appropriate preservice and inservice training programs for elementary
  and secondary education personnel; and evaluating and disseminating
  information on effective drug and alcohol abuse education and
  prevention programs and strategies.  Deadlines will be announced in
  the Federal Register.



Restrictions:



Requirements:
  Public and private agencies, institutions, organizations, and
  individuals may apply.



Amount of Grant:
  Anticipated range $3.049 million-$3.449 million, average grant
  $3,249,800; total estimate for FY 1993 $16.584 million



Deadlines:



Contact:
  Drug-Free Schools and Communities Staff, Office of Elementary and
  Secondary Education, (202) 401-1599
  400 Maryland Ave SW
  Washington, DC
  20202




 National Endowment for the Humanities

 NEH Special Opportunity in Foreign Language Education Grants

 Description:
  Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, ACE invites
  applications from colleges and universities for a project that brings
  together, in a mentoring relationship, institutions that have
  developed exemplary programs and institutions seeking to develop new
  or revised programs.  The project focuses on programs in three areas:
  introductory and intermediate courses that improve foreign language
  perfon-nance and create sensitivity to the way language functions in
  the cultures in which it is spoken, programs in less commonly taught
  languages are particularly encouraged; programs for the preparation
  of foreign language teachers for secondary and elementary schools;
  and courses that fie foreign language learning to other areas of the
  curriculum.  The 30 institutions selected will send three-person teams
  to participate in a four-day workshop February 20 to 23, where they
  will work with representatives of the mentor institutions on program
  development.  Subsequently, the team will visit its mentor
  institutions and will receive a return consulting visit.  For
  additional information and applications contact the director.



Restrictions:



Requirements:
  Public and private elementary and secondary schools, school systems,
  two- and four-year colleges and universities, academic associations,
  and cultural institutions, such as libraries and museums, are
  eligible to apply.



Amount of Grant:
  Project funds will cover most costs.



Deadlines:
  Mar 15
  (Receipt of proposal satisfies)



Contact:
  Barbara Turlington, Director of International Programs, (202)
  939-9417; fax: (202) 8334760
  One Dupont Circle
  Washington, DC
  20036




  National Science Foundation

  Teacher Preparation and Enhancement Division Grants

Description:
  Education in mathematics, science, and engineering can be
  strengthened only if teachers are adequately prepared, highly
  motivated, and appropriately recognized and rewarded.  In promoting
  these goals, this division follows a dual strategy.  First, it seeks
  to support projects that will directly benefit teachers by making
  them more competent in the subject matter, more comfortable in its
  presentation, and more committed to their profession and their
  pupils.  In addition, NSF expects that projects will add to the base
  of knowledge about how teachers can most effectively be prepared and
  subsequently aided to enhance their capabilities.  In short, the
  division funds projects that promise to serve the teaching profession
  effectively while providing prototypes for adaptation and adoption
  elsewhere.  Grants are awarded by this division through the following
  programs: presidential awards for excellence in science and
  mathematics teaching; private sector partnerships; science and
  mathematics education networks; teacher enhancement; and teacher
  preparation (see separate listings).  Refer to Brochure NSF 91-105 for
  program announcement.



 Restrictions:



 Requirements:
  Public and private colleges (two and four year) and universities,
  state and local educational agencies, nonprofit and private
  organizations, professional societies, science academies and centers,
  science museums and zoological parks, research laboratories, and
  other institutions with an educational mission may apply.



Amount of Grant:
  $7500-$2 million, average grant $157,000; total estimate for FY 1993
  $479.5 million



Deadlines:
  R Feb 1, Aug I



Contact:
  Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education Program
  Officers: Dr. Mary Bahns or Dr. Michael Haney, (202) 357-7078; Dr.
  Alan Goodman, (202) 357-743 1; Dr. Joyce Evans or Dr. Peter Braunfel
  1800 G St NW, Rm 1144
  Washington, DC
  20550