Idaho Grants

Be Fearless Be Kind Grant

Deadline: October 31, 2017.

f you are an organization or K-12 school that provides opportunities for youth to BE FEARLESS BE KIND and then to #LeadASAP, we are offering grants up to $2,000 each to support high quality, youth-led service projects that take place between September 18 – December 15, 2017.

Contact: Create an account to apply

Prize: Up to $2,000

The Pilcrow Foundation- Rural Public Library Children's Book Project

Deadline: Currently Closed- Should reopen next summer. Deadline will most likely be October 2017.

The Pilcrow Foundation provides matching grants to rural public libraries through the Children’s Book Project. The project aims to support the purchase of quality, hardcover children’s books suited to the community and intended to enhance active children’s departments in libraries across the United States. The foundation provides a list of over 500 quality hardcover children’s book from which grant recipients can select books best suited for their community. The book list includes award-winning and star-reviewed titles from educational and literary organizations.

Applications are accepted from independent rural public libraries and Native American Tribal libraries; and libraries that are part of a county, regional, or cooperative system. Eligible applicants also include branch libraries serving rural communities and school libraries that remain open to the entire community year-round as the sole public library.

Contact: Karren Timmermans, Director, 343 Washington Ave., Cottage Grove, OR 97424 or Phone-541.767.3604 or

Prize: Up to $1,200 value in children's books

Disney Summer of Service Grant- Friends for Change

Deadline: Currently Closed. Should reopen September 20, 2017.

Disney and Youth Service America have a grant available for youth ages 5-18. Kids can write and submit (an adult must submit if the kid is younger than 13) a service plan that will make a positive change in the world and help others. In order to be funded, this service project must be youth-led.

Prize: Up to $500

Whole Kids Foundation- Extended Learning Garden Grant

Deadline: Currently Closed- should reopen next fall. Deadline will likely be October 31, 2017.

The Whole Kids Foundation strives to improve children's nutrition and help kids learn about whole foods. This grant would support an educational edible garden on the property of a non-profit that works with kids K-12. Visit the website to learn more about the requirements of this grant.

Contact: Whole Kids Foundation 550 Bowie St. Austin, TX 78703 or email-

Prize: $2,000

Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize 

Deadline: Currently Closed- Most Likely Deadline is October 2017

This prize honors innovators under the age of 40 who are innovative and committed to social change. There is no one particular field that can apply and candidates can work for social change in a variety of ways including childhood education, literacy, arts, children's mental health, environment, etc. Self-nominations are not allowed. The nominating essay can be no more than 750 words.


Prize: $50,000 to the winner and $50,000 to the winner's organization

Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries

Deadline: This grant is currently closed. Check back next fall.

22 schools in Idaho have received the Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries Library Grant since 2003. Schools with at least 85% of their students receiving free/reduced lunch can consider applying. This grant is a wonderful opportunity to add books to your school library. Awards will be announced May 2017.

Contact: Tracy Young, 214-200-4300,

Prize: $7,000

Annie's Grants for Gardens

Deadline: Currently Closed- Next deadline will likely be December 2017.

Annie’s offers garden grants to US-based K-12 school gardens that connect children directly to real food. These funds can be used to buy gardening tools, raised beds, seeds or other needed supplies for your edible school garden. Check here to see if your program is eligible to apply.

Prize: $3,000 - $5,000

Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award

Deadline: Grant is currently closed. It will likely reopen November 2017.

The Afterschool Alliance and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation are looking to award $10,000 to an afterschool program that shows excellence in providing literacy support. This year's focus is programs that provide excellent literacy support to English language learners in afterschool programs. Consider nominating a program from Idaho. The nomination form can be found here.

Prize: $10,000

Idaho National Laboratory Classroom Makeover Grant

Deadlines: Grant cycle is currently closed. It will likely open back up November 2017.

The INL Extreme Classroom Makeover Grant Program provides schools with up to $5,000 to upgrade science laboratories or transform classrooms into modern STEM learning environments. This grant is available for educators in Eastern Idaho.

Contact: Tabrie Landon 208-526-4925

Prize: up to $5,000

Idaho National Laboratory Mini-Grant

Deadlines: Grant cycle is currently closed. It will likely open back up November 2017.

The INL Mini Grant Program provides teachers with up to $500 for technology, laboratory equipment or materials for special projects that enhance STEM instruction. The mini-grant is available to both formal and informal educators statewide.

Contact: Tabrie Landon 208-526-4925

Prize: $500

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