Financing Your Projects
Friends, fans, and inspired
strangers have pledged $2.6
billion to projects on
Kickstarter, funding
everything from homemade
postcards to Oscar-winning
documentaries.
Created by a history
teacher, this is a
website where teachers
can post classroom
project requests, and
donors can choose the
ones they wanted to
support.
Raise money for personal
causes and life events -
medical bills, education,
accidents, sports teams.
Provided by Edutopia,
this list is updated
frequently, so check it
often! Covers grants,
contests & awards, and
classroom resources.
A collection of thousands of
grants and other
opportunities available to
public and private preK–12
schools, districts, and
educators; higher educ.
institutions; and nonprofit
organizations that work with
them.
Education, the arts,
public safety—these are
just a few of the areas
supported through their
grants programs.
Great
source for funding field
trips.
All of the major pet store
chains participate in
grants for classroom
pets. Check it out!
Since 1982 the Youth
Garden Grants have
reached over 1.3 million
students and hundreds of
schools to establish new
school and community
gardens and assist in
sustaining and renewing
existing gardens.
Provides supplies to
students in need, as well
as many teacher grants
from places like JoAnn,
Elmer's, Georgia Pacific,
Dollar General, and many
other organizations.
Grants, growd funding,
matching gifts, donations,
online auctions, fund-
raising projects and
events... the top 61 fund
raisers.
ASHA Leader article from
Jan 2017 about matching
your project with an
appropriate funding
source.
Article from the ASHA
School Finances
Committee with 4 tips for
getting your project
funded.
Grant writing tips from
the NEA
Article from Edutopia that
explains crowd funding
and different options
under Donors Choose.
Don't forget to check with
your admin about district
policy regarding fund
raising.
From N2Y, this a free
download for a booklet
about using crowd
funding for special ed
projects/needs.
Grants & Crowd Funding
Student Projects
Ideas from Social Media

These are some fundraisers that were reported to
be very successful by other teachers/SLPs:
    
    1. Selling food items such as breakfast tacos,
        candy apples, baked goods.
    2. Selling
Yankee Candles
    3. Selling services: face-painting, hair-tinting,
        flower/candy-grams
    4. School-wide penny drive
    5. Students making things to sell: T-shirts,    
        jewelry (like friendship bracelets), school  
        spirit items
    6. Special events: daddy-daughter dance, garage
        sale, craft fairs (booth fees donated to cause).
    7. Contests: chili cook-off, bake-off, soup-off
    8. Parents night off (great to do during
        Christmas shopping season) - kids can be
        dropped off at school 5:00-7:30 (ish) so
        parents can shop or have a date night.
        Videos, games, fun for kids.

      
Student Businesses
 
If you want to expand your sales outside of the
school, check out this article:
https://www.spedadulting.com/ideas-for-special-
education-student-businesses/

 Also, you might consider a Student Garden -
they grow and harvest and
sell the veggies
andherbs they grow.
See the Kids Gardens link
above to get you started.