Grants for STEM Education | 2024

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Hey there, education trailblazers! đź‘‹ Ready to kick things up a notch in your classroom? Well, you’re in luck because 2024 is bringing some seriously cool grants for STEM education your way! 🚀 Get ready to spice up your lessons and give your students an unforgettable learning experience.

In this blog, we’re diving into the awesome world of grants tailor-made for STEM enthusiasts like yourself in both Canada and the US. And guess what? If you’ve had your eye on the ZipGrow System to jazz up your teaching game, these grants are your golden ticket! We’re about to spill the beans on why these grants are the bomb for snagging an Education Rack, ZipGarden or Farm Wall™ and turning your classroom into a STEM wonderland.

So, grab your coffee (or your favorite energy drink), kick back, and let’s explore the fantastic opportunities 2024 has in store for educators looking to make STEM education not just educational but downright epic! 🌟

Looking for assistance completing your grant application to secure a ZipGrow system? Our team is ready to help! Contact [email protected] or call 1-855-947-4769 to learn more information! Are we missing a grant opportunity? Send us an email to add to this post for other educators!

US Grants for STEM

Grant & Deadline

Amount

Region

Description

Undisclosed 

US

Grants for STEM-related projects

Dell Grants Support Program

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Undisclosed 

Region: US

Description: Grants for STEM-related projects. 

$5000-50,000

US

Focusing on STEM projects that are woman-led.

The Saxena Family Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: $5000-$50,000

Region: US

Description: Focusing on STEM projects that are woman-led.

Classroom Grant – Jan 2024

$2000

Idaho

Grant should be used to cover the cost of equipment.

Classroom Grant

Deadline: Jan 2024

Amount: $2000

Region: Idaho

Description: Grant should be used to cover the cost of equipment.

Support STEM Aug 2024

Up to $15,000

LA & MS

Grants for STEM-related projects

Support STEM

Deadline: Aug 2024

Amount: Up to $15,000

Region: LA & MS

Description: Must be used for STEM-related projects

Whole Kids Grant Mar 2024

Up to $3000

US

For schools to create hands-on learning gardens that connect kids with food.

Whole Kids Grant

Deadline: Mar 2024

Amount: $3000

Region: US

Description: For schools to create hands-on learning gardens that connect kids with food.

Voya Unsung Heros Grant Feb 2024

Up to $2000

US

Helps fund your innovative classroom projects.

Voya Unsung Heros Grant

Deadline: Feb 2024

Amount: $2000

Region: US

Description: Helps fund your innovative classroom projects.

Up to $50,000

Various States

Materials needed to enrich the learning environement.

Casey’s Cash for Classroom Grant

Deadline: Nov 2024

Amount: $50,000

Region: US

Description: Materials needed to enrich the learning environement.

Verizon Grants Ongoing

Varies

US

Funding school projects regarding STEM.

Verizon Grants

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Varies

Region: US

Description: Funding school projects regarding STEM.

Canadian Grants for STEM

Grant & Deadline

Amount

Region

Description

Up to $3000

Canada

Youth-led project to help mitigate climate change.

Empowering Youth for Climate Action Awards

Deadline: May 2024

Amount: $3000

Region: Canada

Description: Youth-led project to help mitigate climate change.

Seed GrantSeptember 2024

Up to $3000

Canada

To help improve school food environments.

Seed Grant

Deadline: September 2024

Amount: $3000

Region: Canada

Description: To help improve school food environments.

Farm to School BC Grant October 2024

Up to $3000

British Columbia

For schools to turn outdoor spaces into hands-on learning gardens that connect kids with food.

Farm to School BC Grant

Deadline: October 2024

Amount: $3000

Region: British Columbia

Description: For schools to turn outdoor spaces into hands-on learning gardens that connect kids with food.

Whole Kids Grant February 2024

Up to $3000

Canada

Helps fund your innovative classroom projects.

Whole Kids Grant

Deadline: February 2024

Amount: $3000

Region: Canada

Description: Helps fund your innovative classroom projects.

Up to $5000

Canada

Covers the cost of tools for students or classroom equipment to help educators incorporate food-based education.

Power Full Kids Grow & Cook

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Up to $5000

Region: Canada

Description: Covers the cost of tools for students or classroom equipment to help educators incorporate food-based education.

$2000-$8000

Canada

Funds for environmental education and green space programs.

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Grant

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Up to $8000

Region: Canada

Description: Funds for environmental education and green space programs.

Up to $10,000

Canada

Funds to buy tech for literacy programs, libraries, STEM courses, special needs classrooms

Best Buy School Tech Grants

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Up to $10,000

Region: Canada

Description: Funds to buy tech for literacy programs, libraries, STEM courses, special needs classrooms

Unspecified

Canada

Funds for purchasing both indoor and outdoor gardens for schools.

Nutrients For Life Learning Garden Grant

Deadline: Feb 2024

Amount: Unspecified

Region: Canada

Description: Funds for purchasing both indoor and outdoor gardens for schools.

How to Utilize Your Funding

So, you secured a grant for STEM. Congrats! Now comes the decision of how to spend it to get the best bang for your buck. We’re going over the best ZipGrow System for your price range and classroom size.

Grants Under $2000

A ZipGarden in a classroom

Grants for STEM under $2000 are perfect for individual classes looking to add a hydroponic unit to their busy classrooms. Luckily, our ZipGarden system maximizes space in a small footprint (not to mention it’s pretty to look at). The ZipGarden is a 3-Tower hydroponic system equipped with 4ft towers, which makes it perfect for little hands.

This system has everything you need to grow crops indoors, from a drip emitter- a closed-loop system, built-in LED lights, and a seedling area to start your plants. Looking for an even more complete package? ZipGrow just launched our NEW Curriculum Bundle, which includes a primary curriculum, storybook, and year supply of consumables to grow plants all year round. Want to learn more about this system? Click on the titles above to view their project pages!

Grants for STEM $3000-$5000

zipgrow education rack in a school hallway
Hydroponic Grower’s Starter Kit on the floor with all products included

With a budget from $3000-$5000 we’re not getting into our bigger systems! Firstly, we have our Education Rack. We recommend the Education Rack for older grades who are looking to running experiments and data collection. This system can produce up to 160 heads of lettuce in a single cycle and can easily be rolled around a classroom or school hallways. 

We recommend the Hydroponic Beginner Bundle for growing seedlings, which has everything you need to put in your tower. The Beginner bundle also has the nutrients and solutions you need to test your water for optimal conditions. 

basil on a farmwall

If you have a wall that needs some color, we recommend our FarmWall to beautify your school! The FarmWall comes in a 2,4 or 8-tower system and is perfect for all ages! We recommend pairing this system with the Beginner Bundle as well to grow those seedlings!

Grants for STEM $5000-$15,000

Students standing beside an education rack

Have a beginner budget to play with? Larger grants are great for school boards to apply for buying multiple units! If you’re looking to implement a sustainability initiative across your board, this would be the perfect way to utilize your grant money.

Grants for STEM $50,000+

zippod being transported
ZipGrow Towers growing plants in a greenhouse.

$50,000+ can really make a difference for a school or community. With ZipGrow the fun doesn’t stop at school units. We offer systems perfect to make into classroom laboratories! Our ZipPod and Greenhouse systems are perfect for growing some serious volume which could help supplement a school lunch program or help feed communities with fresh local produce. 

As STEM is becoming increasingly important to implement into classrooms, it’s time to find new and innovative ways to add STEM teachings into your lessons. ZipGrow systems are the perfect tool that hits all the aspects of STEM, while leaving you with fresh and delicious produce your students will love. 

The only thing left? Submit those applications! Contact ZipGrow today to help you get the funding you need.

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