STEM Sustainability

STEM Sustainability

This list of national STEM funding opportunities is a showcase of some of the larger pools of funding.


Federal Organizations

National Institutes of Health: Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)
SEPA funds innovative preK-12 STEM and Informal Science Education educational projects. SEPA projects create partnerships among biomedical and clinical researchers and teachers and schools, museums and science centers, media experts, and other educational organizations.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Bay Watershed Education and Training Program (B-WET)
B-WET provides competitive funding to support meaningful watershed educational experiences for K–12 audiences.

National Science Foundation: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
AISL program seeks to: advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and develop understandings of deeper learning by participants.

National Science Foundation: Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
ITEST supports the research and development of innovative models for engaging K-12 students in authentic experiences that build their capacity to participate in the STEM and information and communications technology workforce of the future.

National Science Foundation: National STEM Education Distributed Learning (NSDL)
NSDL aims to establish a national network of learning environments and resources for STEM education at all levels.

U.S. Department of Energy: Laboratory Equipment Donation Program (LEDP)
LEDP was established by the Department of Energy to grant surplus and available used energy-related laboratory equipment to universities and colleges in the United States for use in energy-oriented educational programs.



American Honda Foundation (AHF)
AHF program focuses on meeting the needs of American society in the areas of youth and scientific education by awarding grants to nonprofits, while strategically assisting communities in deriving long-term benefits.

Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Foundation supports programs that advance STEM education, preparing ther next generation of innovators.

Toyota USA Foundation
The Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of K-12 education by supporting innovative programs and building partnerships with organizations dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, science and environmental science.



Wild Ones Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education
Cash grants under $500 are available for plants and seeds to schools, nature centers and other nonprofit places of learning in the United States with a site available for a stewardship project.




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