• (ED) provides funding to students, institutions of higher education, local and state education agencies, and non-profit organizations.  See ED’s funding page for information about current grant opportunities, forecasts for upcoming opportunities, instructions for being included on the contract bidders mailing list, and other useful documents.




  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation – Science Education provides grants that promote access to the scientific enterprise, disseminate information about scientific and technical careers, and encourage innovation in the structure of scientific training.


  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) provides small grants, fellowships, and training for researchers who conduct studies of education policy and practice using quantitative methods and including the analysis of data from the large-scale data sets sponsored by National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).




  • Association for Institutional Research (AIR), in conjunction with the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC), sponsors a grant program titled: Improving Institutional Research in Postsecondary Educational Institutions. The goals of this program are to provide professional development opportunities to doctoral students, institutional researchers, educators and administrators, and to foster the use of federal databases for institutional research in postsecondary education.


  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports education programs that prepare students for college, work, and citizenship through academic rigor and personal attention.


  • Carnegie Corp of New York supports efforts to improve teaching and learning that have the potential to make a lasting and long-term contribution to the field of education. Funding is focused on three major areas: 1) advancing literacy, 2) urban school reform, and 3) teacher education reform. available here.




  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation funds efforts to expand learning opportunities and supports for children, particularly those from low‑ and moderate-income communities.


  • Ford Foundation. Ford’s Youth Education and Opportunity program is its vehicle for funding K-12 education organizations.



  • Lumina Foundation for Education supports and expands access to postsecondary education in the United States, particularly for students of low income or other underrepresented groups. The three main themes focused on are:  access, success, and adult learners.



  • Robertson Foundation currently targets high impact grants in three principal areas within the United States: 1) education 2) environment and 3) medical research.


  • Spencer Foundation supports high-quality, innovative research with the potential to advance the understanding and improvement of education.


  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation funding spans pre-natal care through college and career readiness, with a primary concentration on birth through age eight.


  • Wallace Foundation concentrates its grantmaking activities on fostering effective school leaders, supporting afterschool and other enrichment programs, and building appreciation for the arts. It tends to favor research-based project ideas.



  • William T. Grant Foundation invests in educational research, policy analyses, and evaluations of interventions that use evidence-based approaches.