Bayer Fund: Education Grant

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Grant amount: More than US $25,000

Next deadline: Aug 31, 2020 9:59pm PDT (Full proposal)

Later deadlines: Feb 28, 2021 9:59pm PST (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project, Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Preferred: Alameda County, California; St. Louis County, Missouri; Morris County, New Jersey; Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Other eligible locations: Argentina; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; Chile Show all

Location of residency: Argentina; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; Chile Show all

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About this funder:

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Overview:

NOTE:  All applicants must be invited to apply for a grant from Bayer Fund. Invitation codes can be requested through the Contact Us page. Invited applications are due at the "full proposal" deadlines above. 

Bayer Fund supports communities where our employees live and work by investing in programs in eligible communities around the world. We support general educational programs and programs focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) that offer innovative approaches to teaching or learning and which foster student achievement. We give priority to programs that use evidence-based methodology.

What kinds of programs will be considered for funding? 

We support high-quality educational programming by nonprofit organizations that enable access to knowledge and information and empower students and teachers in communities around the nation, with a focus on furthering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) education. This includes, but is not limited to, in-school programs, technical training programs, and academic programs that enrich or supplement school programs.

Funding Amounts

In the US, The average grant for K-12 Education is $25,000. Internationally, the minimum size international grant we can apply for is US $25,000

What kinds of K-12 Education programs does Bayer Fund support?

Programs that are focused on:

  • Curriculum Improvement in Math or Science
  • Innovative Uses of Technology to Enhance STEM Learning or Instruction
  • Equipment or Materials to Enhance STEM Learning or Instruction
  • Professional Development for Teachers or School Leaders to Enhance STEM Learning or Instructions
  • Enrichment Programming to Enhance STEM Learning (such as reading/comprehension)
  • Farmer training programs to students during the school day

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • US Eligibility: What types of organizations are eligible to apply for grants in this funding programs
    • Organizations who hold a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status and have been operating as such for a minimum of two years
      • All nonprofits working in schools must upload a completed Partnership agreement
    • Organizations who are units of government under Section 170(c)(1), such as public schools, libraries, villages and municipalities
      • Individual schools must apply through their School District office
    • The nonprofit must be experienced and reputable; 
    • The nonprofit must be financially sound; Proof of most current financial audit is necessary for requests over $10,000.
    • Organizations must be located in an eligible legacy-Monsanto community
    • Private or independent schools may apply for this program, provided that admission is open to all students in a given community, and at least 50 percent of the students served by the school qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch
  • International Eligibility
    • What types of organizations are eligible to apply for international grants from the Bayer?
      • Organizations who hold a 501(c)(3) tax exempt or an international equivalent public charity.
      • All organizations must be incorporated as a charity and operating for a minimum of two years to be considered for funding.
      • Organizations who are units of government under Section 170(c)(1), such as public schools, villages and municipalities, and private schools primarily serving an economically disadvantaged population.
      • The nonprofit must be experienced and reputable; 
      • The nonprofit must be financially sound; Proof of most current financial audit is required.
      • Organizations must be located in one of the eligible countries 
  • All funding requests must be for program activities that start after funding decisions are made.
  • All programs must be completed within one year of the start date, except in limited situations where longer programs have been agreed upon.
  • You can apply for either a new program OR an existing program.

Ineligibility:

  • What will Bayer Fund not fund?
    • Endowments;
    • Debt retirements;
    • Fraternal, labor or veterans’ organizations, unless the project benefits the general public;
    • Consumer or governmental lobbying or advocacy;
    • Benefits, dinners, advertisements (sponsorships);
    • Promotion of religious beliefs;
    • Trade or business associations;
    • Grants for individual aid or personal support;
    • Activities that directly support marketing programs;
    • Projects in which Bayer Fund or Bayer has a financial interest, or from which either one could derive a financial benefit;
    • Organizations that do not comply with our Non-Discrimination Policy.
  • The Bayer Fund does not work with start-up organizations.
  • Bayer Fund typically will not support grants that are larger than 25% of your organization’s operating budget.