New York City Department of Education (DOE)
Awards to New York City PreK-12 teachers and career counselors to recognize exceptional efforts to serve students and families. Award recipients are those who enrich their school community, demonstrate excellence in teaching, and inspire students. All nominees are considered for additional DOE recognition opportunities, and finalists are recognized by their district superintendent
Big Apple Teacher Award - The Big Apple Awards celebrate educators across the city and honor those teachers who inspire students, model great teaching, and enrich their school communities.
Past recipients of the Big Apple Awards have demonstrated exceptional success in the following areas:
Big Apple College and Career Counselor Ambassador Award - to recognize individuals whose efforts have gone above and beyond to improve NYC students’ access and success in postsecondary attainment. The Big Apple College and Career Counselor Award will honor counselors who lead postsecondary planning activities in their school that have made significant strides in advancing postsecondary readiness, provided exemplar college and career supports and services at their school, and demonstrated success on critical postsecondary metrics. Award recipients will participate in a fellowship year of executive leadership coaching while exploring the local and national postsecondary landscape and its impact on informing citywide policy.
Applications will be reviewed on competencies listed below:
Big Apple Award recipients are celebrated by the chancellor and may have the opportunity to participate in the Big Apple Fellowship, which includes engagement in leadership development sessions and the Chancellor’s Teacher Advisory Council.
GrantWatch ID#: 176947
One recipient per district will receive the Big Apple Award.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Nominate a teacher: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/5971476/2020-21-Big-Apple-Awards-Nomination-Form
Nominate a counselor: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/5971605/2020-21-Big-Apple-Awards-Nominate-a-College-and-Career-Counselor
USA: New York City; New York
Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi
Grants to New York and Pennsylvania families in eligible counties to offset expenses incurred while a child is undergoing cancer treatments. Funding is intended to cover costs not covered by health insurance, including travel costs, housing, and meals. Eligible applican
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.
Grants to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length film projects. Funding is intended to support projects at any production phase from development through post-production. Priority will be given to applications from early career and emerg
Grants of up to $2,000 to Canada, USA, and Territories eligible medical residents for projects to improve children's health and well-being. Funding is intended to meet the health needs of children with a broad-based community approach. Projects must be led by a pediatri
Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d
Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are
Grant of $9,000 to a USA, Canada, or International early-career psychologist for child psychology research projects. The purpose of the program is for research and demonstration projects that foster an understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholast
Grants of $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government entities, educational institutions, and volunteer fire companies for community benefit projects. Funding is intended to support a wide range of impactful and sustainable initiatives that meet community needs.