Seven Grants to Fund School Field Trips for Your Classroom

While the typical school setting may prove beneficial, getting outside of the normal classroom environment every now and then can be rewarding. For this reason, many teachers offer field trips for their students to promote hands-on learning and provide a more relaxed atmosphere.

According to a study the U.S. Travel Association conducted, 89 percent of youth asked said educational trips had a “positive, lasting impact on their education and career because the trips made them more engaged, intellectually curious and interested in and out of school.”

GrantWatch has a category specifically for education grants, as well as one for grants for children and grants for teachers. Below, are seven grants currently available on GrantWatch that provide funding for school trips.

Seven Grants to Help Get Out of the Classroom for the Day

  1. Grants of up to $1,000 to Ohio K-12 teachers to support STEM projects with an emphasis on aerospace. Funding is to support the purchase of supplies, as well as for field trips that are integral to the project.
  2. There are also grants to Florida PreK-12 public school teachers in eligible counties for arts and cultural activities. Funding is to support programs and field trips during the school day. Requests will be accepted from teachers in Lake, Seminole, Osceola, and Orange Counties.
  3. In addition, there are grants of up to $2,500 and grants of up to $4,000 to Minnesota public schools in eligible counties for arts-related activities and programs in schools. Funding is to support projects, including field trips, artist residencies, pre-packaged theater events, juried student art exhibits, and educator training.
  4. Matching grants totaling $900 to Minnesota schools and community organizations to offset the cost of field trips to a state park. Funding will cover half the cost of transportation to the park. Funds are to help kids and adults experience the outdoors and promote the preservation of Wild River State Park.
  5. Grants of up to $600 and grants of up to $3,500 to British Columbia K-12 public and private schools for field trips related to nature.
  6. Grants of up to $1,000 to Arizona schools to offset the cost of transportation for educational field trips. Grant funds may be for bus transportation to and from the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix.
  7. Finally, there are grants of up to $1,000 to California K-5 public school teachers for one-day class field trips. Eligible trips must benefit low-income schools in eligible counties, including Alameda, San Mateo, and San Francisco counties.
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