Funding is a common obstacle to launching financial education programs in schools. Luckily, there are funding opportunities available to support financial education programs as well as the teaching of and advocacy for such programs. Check out this list of possible opportunities including grants to kick start or expand your financial education program.
Bemis is a global supplier of packaging that offers community support and small grants. To apply, organizations must have 501(c)(3) status or be an accredited educational institution in specific geographic areas.
Creative Wealth International creates financial education programs. They have developed a list of financial literacy and education grants.
Donors Choose is an online platform through which teachers can request funds for classroom support. Teachers who are employed full time in the US are eligible to post a project for funding.
The FINRA Investor Education Foundation funds research and educational projects. Grant priorities include empowering young people to better prepare for retirement and other financial goals. Grants are approximately $50,000–$100,000 and are awarded to organizations with 501(3)(c) status, public libraries, and state and other public colleges and universities.
The Foundation for Rural Service provides annual grants for rural communities with four grant categories; business and economic development, community development, education, and telecommunications. Grants range from $250 – $5000.