Grant and Funding Opportunities

Grant and Funding Opportunities

Many funding opportunities are available to help support arts and arts integrated programming in your school and community. Information on a handful of resources is available below.


The Ohio Arts Council’s TeachArtsOhio program brings schools and community organizations together with teaching artists to share engaging, personal, high-quality arts learning experiences. Engagements can vary from short introductory exposures lasting just a few days to in-depth immersive experiences spanning a full school year.

Martha Holden Jennings Foundation

The Grants-Educators program encourages individual educators to try innovative, smaller-scale activities within their classroom, school, or district. The maximum grant is $3,000. Only one application from your school will be considered in a given month.

Founded in 2000 by a high school teacher in the Bronx, empowers public school teachers from across the country to request much-needed materials and experiences for their students.

Neighborhood Connections

Neighborhood Connections offers small grants to groups of residents in Cleveland and East Cleveland to do projects that improve the quality of life in their communities. Grants range from $500 to $5,000.

OAC Big Yellow School Bus Program

The Ohio Arts Council’s Big Yellow School Bus program supports transportation costs for educational field trips to art galleries, museums, festivals, and exhibitions, as well as music, dance, or theatre performances. Applicants are responsible for making all transportation and destination arrangements.

Toshiba America Foundation

Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) grants fund the projects ideas and materials teachers need to innovate in their math and science classrooms. TAF is interested in funding projects designed by teachers or small teams of teachers for use in their own schools.

STEM Classroom Grants

FirstEnergy encourages original, inventive and creative classroom projects and teacher professional development in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Educators who want to energize their STEM classrooms lessons – and learn more innovative and resourceful ways to do so – are invited to apply for a FirstEnergy STEM Classroom Grant of up to $1,000.

Target Field Trip Grants

Some of the best learning opportunities happen outside the classroom. Target funds programs that allow students and teachers to learn in all kinds of settings through field trips that connect students’ classroom curricula to out-of-school experiences. Field trips must take place between January and the end of the school year (May or June) 2019.

Other Resources

Edutopia’s Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

Foundation Center

Contact Us

Please contact us at 216.561.5005 x20 for help in pursuing grants to support CAL’s exceptional arts and arts integrated programming in your classroom(s).