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Private or Foundational Funding

Partners to Provide the Support You Need

People are passionate about education and want to ensure that all children have a chance to succeed. Because of this intense interest, philanthropic organizations and corporate foundations provide billions of dollars each year to educational causes such as literacy, technology, professional development, STEM education and more.

How Foundations Operate

A private grant is a reward or prize, often monetary, given by either a private or public official to a private individual or entity, which usually includes nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and public and private schools. When searching for a private grant, it’s important to keep in mind that all foundations are different. Because foundations can be managed by either private or public companies or individuals, application requirements vary vastly from foundation to foundation based on a number of guidelines, such as foundation ownership, its mission and values, or even location.

Funds awarded by foundations are typically smaller amounts and benefit a specific teacher or school initiative. Foundations usually accept applications in one of three ways:

  • Year-round with rolling deadlines
  • During a specific timeframe
  • Upon invitation only

How HMH Can Help

The Grants and Funding team is available to help you find the funds to support your educational needs. Our Free Grant Database is an excellent place to start your search for possible private funding opportunities.

If you need additional assistance, please contact your local sales representative for more information.