Funder to Seek Applications for K-12 Science Education Grants

Monsanto Fund logoFunder: Monsanto Fund; Opportunity: 2017 Math & Science Education K-12 fund; Funding Focus: Education, nutrition and rural development; Geographic Focus: Missouri and Illinois; Eligibility: Schools and nonprofits; Funding: Up to $40,000 each (grant requests of more than $10,000 require the submission of the most recent Audited Financials). Deadline: TBA, the next round open July 1; last year’s deadline was Aug. 31.

Summary: These grants support projects that inspire and nurture students’ interest in math and/or science, offer innovative approaches to teaching or learning in math and science and foster student achievement in math and/or science. Priority will be given to programs using evidence-based methodology.

Other Funding

The fund also offers America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grants, which distributes grants up to $25,000 to local school districts enhance education in the areas of math and/or science. The districts must be nominated by a local farmer. The fund also supports the America’s Farmers Grow Communities grants, which makes a $2,500 award to nonprofits, schools or community-based organizations which have done a good job at enhancing the quality of life in a rural community. Both those run on a different funding track; check the website at or

Info:, 314/694-1000.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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