Education

Cafe Progressive -- Goal is to provide a one stop interactive resource for progressive Political and Educational Community and Resources.

Caterpillar Foundation has distributed more than $100 million to various organizations in the fields of education, health & human service, civic & community activities, and culture & art.

Council of Independent Colleges - CIC develops and implements major national projects, programs and special initiatives that engage colleges and universities in reform in a wide range of areas.

Charles A. Dana Foundation -- grant programs in health and education and operating programs of awards and public affairs.  The Health grants program supports brain research focused on preventing, diagnosing, or treating human neurological diseases and disorders. The Education grants program supports dissemination of leading edge innovations for educating and nurturing children from pre-kindergarten through high school, with a particular emphasis on the earliest years.

Department of Education -- The Administration's priorities include national efforts to improve reading and math, reduce class size, strengthen school construction, and promote major new 1999 initiatives and the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education.

J.C. Downing Foundation - The foundation awards grants in the following fields: education and human development; environmental research and preservation; fine arts; sports and athletics; and technology and communication.

Federal Resources for Educational Technology  (FREE) -- More than 30 Federal agencies formed a working group to make hundreds of federally supported education resources available at this web site.

James Madison Fellowship Foundation -- established by Congress for the purpose of improving teaching about the United States Constitution in secondary schools, offers two types of fellowships: Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have recently completed, their undergraduate course of study and plan to begin graduate work on a full-time basis. Junior Fellows have two years to complete their degrees. Senior Fellowships are awarded to experienced teachers who wish to undertake work for a graduate degree on a part-time basis through summer and evening classes. Senior Fellows have up to five years to complete their degree.

Robert H. Michel Civic Education Grants  - Priority will be given to the following disciplines: history, government, social studies, political science, and education.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) (The Department of Education)  responsible for gathering & reporting statistics on education in the U.S. New publications.

National Foundation for the Improvement of Education.  NFIE provides grants and technical assistance to teachers, education support personnel, and higher education faculty and staff to improve student learning in the nation's public schools.

RGK Foundation is accepting grant applications for innovative projects in community affairs, education, and medicine. Grants in these areas include support for research and conferences as well as support
for programs that promote academic excellence in institutions of higher learning; programs that raise literacy levels; programs that attract minority and female students into the fields of math, science, and technology; and programs that promote the health and well-being of children.

REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) -- makes possible a number of opportunities for undergraduates to join research projects each summer. This allows students to experience first-hand how basic research is carried out, and to contribute consequentially. The principal support by NSF of such activities is through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program.

RUI (Research in Undergraduate Institutions)   -- funds research and education in science and engineering. It does this through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, and other research and/or education institutions in all parts of the United States. The Foundation accounts for about 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

Spencer Foundation -- The Spencer Foundation is a private foundation that grants funds to support research which contributes to the understanding of
education and improvement of its practice.

TeachNet TeachNet.org staff and teacher web mentors offer information on grants and other resources.

The Teagle Foundation Inc. 10 Rockefeller Plz., Rm. 920 - New York, NY 10020-1903,  Telephone: (212) 373-1970 - Contact: Richard W. Kimball - Pres. Type of foundation: Independent. Has supported areas such as adult students, alumni, community relations, curriculum, disabilities, enrollment, information technology, institutional development, nursing, social issues.

The Carnegie Corporation of New York - dedicated to the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding.