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Teach for the Planet

Grants to USA PreK-12 Teachers for
Environmental Science & Sustainability Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar, in partnership with Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

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Grants valued at up to $10,000 and more to USA teachers to implement innovative environmental science, climate change, and sustainability projects in the classroom. Entries are accepted from teachers of PreK, elementary, middle, and high schools.

By entering the challenge, you’ll have the chance to win up to $10,000 in credits, along with a range of other prizes. Eligible entries will be eligible for a half-off match offer backed by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.

In addition to funding through the half-off match offer, staff will select 60 semifinalists, each of whom will receive $750 in credits: 15 PreK-2 projects, 15 elementary school (Grades 3-5) projects, 15 middle school (Grades 6-8) projects, and 15 high school (Grades 9-12) projects.

3 finalists will be selected in each category, who will each receive $2,000 in credits. Additionally, public vote will determine the best project in each grade category. Each winner will receive $10,000 in credits, along with other awards.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148148

Number of Grants:

60 Semifinalists. 3 Finalists.

Estimated Size of Grant:

There is no limit to the size of the project you can submit, though new teachers are restricted to projects up to $2,000 in materials cost. Projects below $800 are more likely to be funded.

Pre-Application Information:

To begin, post an innovative project request that helps your students learn about the environment, sustainability, or climate change on Make sure to include the phrase “Teach for the Planet” in one of your essays. Your classroom project request is your entry.

When you enter the challenge by creating a project, select “Environmental Science” as your subject area and include “Teach for the Planet” in your essay. Your project should appear with the match offer a few days later. reserves the right to remove the match if it does not meet the criteria of the campaign.

If you do not see the match offer on your project within a week, contact staff here:

The match offer will stay up until November 30, 2014, or until funding expires—regardless of whether your project is selected as a semifinalist or not.

You may submit multiple projects. However, you need to have enough points in your account to post multiple projects. If you want to post multiple projects and find you don’t have enough points to do so, please reach out via the contact form. Keep in mind that only two projects per teacher will qualify for the match offer.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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