Grants for School Furniture – Many schools have a hard time finding the money for school furniture and other equipment. We understand that not every school has the luxury to purchase the furniture to support their service in education. That is why we have collected some information about grants or programs that may be able to provide furniture for your school.
There are various grant sources in the United States. In general, they are provided by the Federal government, state government, corporate foundations, and organizations and even from local community organization such as churches etc. In today’s post, you’ll see some of them.
Grants for School Furniture Provider
Grants.gov is a government-administered website that lists all of the grant programs available from every governmental office in the United States. If you are looking for a grant that can help your school buying the furniture, we recommend you go to the site and make a quick search. Usually the government grants are not-so-friendly to individual grant searchers (except if you’re looking for education grant), but they are friendly towards institutions and nonprofits, which include schools.
Gifts in Kind International
Non-profit schools can apply for a grant from Gifts in Kind International. Last year they gave out furniture for schools, and not free money. They may be able to provide you with furniture that your school’s need. We recommend calling them at (703) 836-2121 or visit their official site at http://www.giftsinkind.org
The Robert S. and Eloise C. Bowers Foundation
Selected schools will be able to receive grants award, ranging from $2,000 to $12,500. The amount received depends on various aspects, and not every school applying for the grant will receive the money since the fund is limited. Make a call to (405) 202-7708 to learn more about this opportunity and its requirements.
Schools in Arizona area can try applying for furniture grant from the AMB Foundation. This foundation may be able to help your school with the furniture by providing grant awards with a various amount, depending on their criteria. The smallest grant award provided for the selected school is $2,000, with the maximum amount of grant award of $12,000. Send your letter of inquiry to their office at P.O. Box 94717, Phoenix, AZ 85070-4717.
Toshiba America Foundation
Toshiba has been around for many years in the United States. Through the Toshiba America Foundation, the company provides some Corporate Social Responsibility programs. One of them is the grant program for schools that can be used for getting school equipment. Needless to say, furniture is also included in the equipment category, so your school can use this grant to get the furniture you need. The grant award amount varies from school to school, but the maximum award amount is $20,000. To learn more about this opportunity please call their office at (212) 596-0620.
One thing you should remember when you’re applying for the grant is to follow the guidelines provided by each grant provider. This means that each and every grant application is unique. We recommend you to carefully read the requirements and the guidelines for the school furniture grants and follow it.