Award & Grant Opportunities

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Engage, Support, Improve, Increase, Celebrate

Throughout the year, National PTA offers awards or grants to honor or support PTAs as they: engage families, support student success, improve the health and safety of students and families, increase access to arts education or celebrate advocacy and diversity.

National PTA is committed to promoting and encouraging many types of diversity and inclusion as part of our commitment to every child. In addition to evaluating the merits of each application, we may also consider geography, need, and other criteria to ensure a robust and diverse pool of grantees.

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2019 PTA Connected Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop Grant, Sponsored by Google

July 10 - September 8, 2019

Apply now through Sept. 8 for the PTA Connected Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop Grant, sponsored by Google.

You could be among 75 local PTAs who receive $1,000 in funding and materials, OR one of up to 20 state/district/council/regional PTAs who receive $5,000 in funding and materials to host Be Internet Awesome Family Workshops in their school community during the 2019-2020 school year.

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2019 PTA Connected SmartTalk Conversation Grant, Sponsored by Symantec

July 10 - September 8, 2019

Apply now through Sept. 8 for the PTA Connected SmartTalk Conversation grant, sponsored by Symantec.

You could be among 25 PTAs across the country who receive $1,000 to host a SmartTalk Conversation at their school during the month of February, in celebration of Safer Internet Day on Feb. 11, 2020. This grant program is great for first through eighth-grade students. 

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2020 Take Your Family to School Week Grant, Sponsored by Office Depot OfficeMax

July 10 - September 8, 2019

Apply now through Sept. 8 for the 2020 Take Your Family to School Week grant, sponsored by Office Depot OfficeMax.

You could be among 15 local PTAs from across the country who receive $1,000 to host events during National PTA's Take Your Family to School Week, which will be held Feb. 16-23, 2020. This program is great for Pre-K through fifth-grade students.

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2019 Healthy Hydration Grant, Sponsored by Nestlé Waters North America

July 10 - September 8, 2019

Apply now through Sept. 8 for the 2019 Healthy Hydration Grant, sponsored by Nestlé Waters North America, together with its national brand Nestlé® Pure Life®.

You could be one of 25 local PTAs who receive $1,000 to host hands-on and engaging Healthy Hydration Programs during Healthy Lifestyles Month this year—November 2019. This program is great for PTAs of all grades, Pre-K through 12th-grade.

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2019 STEM + Families Science Festival Grant, Sponsored by Bayer

July 10 - September 8, 2019

Apply now through Sept. 8 for the National PTA STEM + Families Science Festival Grant, sponsored by Bayer.

Your PTA could be:

  • One of 30 local PTAs to receive $1,000 plus $250 for supplies to host a STEM + Families Science Festival
  • One of five District/Council/Region PTAs to receive $3,000 plus $500 for supplies to host two STEM + Families Science Festivals
  • One of 10 elementary and middle school Renewal PTAs to receive $500 to host a STEM + Families Science Festival

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2019 STEM + Families Math Night Grant, Sponsored by Mathnasium

July 10 - September 8, 2019

Apply now through Sept. 8 for a National PTA STEM + Families Math Night grant, sponsored by Mathnasium.

You could be one of 35 local PTAs to receive $1,000 to host a STEM + Families Math Night, plus a connection to your local Mathnasium franchise, who will help you run the event. This program is best suited for elementary school students (Pre-K through sixth-grade).

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Phoebe Apperson Hearst Awards

May 1 - Oct 1, 2019

The Phoebe Apperson Hearst Awards for innovation in family engagement, named after National PTA co-founder Phoebe Apperson Hearst, recognize and celebrate achievement in building effective family-school partnerships. The awards are presented to PTAs that have earned the National PTA School of Excellence designation and demonstrated outstanding success engaging families in student success and school improvements.

To learn more about and enroll in the School of Excellence program visit PTA.org/Excellence.

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PTA Life Achievement Awards

Give the award of a lifetime. Give the National PTA Life Achievement Award—the highest honor from the nation’s largest child advocacy organization—to the person who daily lives out his or her commitment to children. Complete the Form or call (800) 307-4782 to submit your request.

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Previous Awards & Grants

2019 Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant

April 1 - June 30, 2019

Help bring arts education to your school! The Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant awards two Local PTAs $1,000 in matching funds for student-centered programs that increase access to high quality arts learning experiences and new pathways for students to participate in National PTA’s Reflections program. In line with Mary Lou Anderson’s belief in the importance of the arts for all students, this grant opportunity places special emphasis on increasing access to arts education among at-risk and under-served students.

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State PTA Family Engagement Challenge

March 28 - April 28, 2019

National PTA is excited to invite state PTAs to apply for the State PTA Family Engagement Challenge. The Center for Family Engagement is excited to empower state PTA’s to be go-to resources for transformative family engagement through this two-stage leadership initiative.

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Transformative Family Engagement & Whole Child Learning Grant

March 28 - April 28, 2019

National PTA’s Center for Family Engagement is excited to invite district/council/regional PTAs to apply for the Transformative Family Engagement & Whole Child Learning grant. This is a great opportunity for PTAs to live out our mission of making every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

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Jan Harp Domene Award

Jan. 16 - March 31, 2019

The purpose of the Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award contest is to recognize PTAs that are dedicated to the needs of all families represented in their schools. The contest acknowledges PTAs that develop practices that are inclusive and equal for all families and that result in positive change. All diversity and inclusion efforts must be from the previous calendar year (2018).

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PTA Connected with Google Grant

Oct. 10 - Nov. 18, 2018

The PTA Connected Be Internet Awesome Grant from Google will provide 200 local PTAs in all 54 state congresses with $1,000 and a fully loaded Be Internet Awesome Google Pixelbook toolkit to power a Be Internet Awesome family workshop from Jan. 1 – May 1, 2019. The program for this event is designed to provide parents with the resources they need to answer their questions on digital safety and citizenship. Attendees will leave the event with tools to help them continue this conversation with their family on an ongoing basis.

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PTA Connected with Facebook Grant

Sept. 17 - Nov. 18, 2018

The PTA Connected with Facebook Grant will provide 200 local PTAs in all 54 state congresses with $1,000 to support their PTA in hosting a Digital Families Community Event from Jan. 1 – May 1, 2019. The program for this event will empower families to have honest conversations about digital literacy, safety and citizenship.

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PTA Connected with LifeLock Grant

Sept. 17 - Oct. 21, 2018

The PTA Connected with LifeLock Grant will award $1,000 to 25 PTAs across the country to host a SmartTalk Conversation at their school, in celebration of Safer Internet Day during the week of Feb. 5, 2019. The program for this event introduces families to The Smart Talk, a tool they can use to have honest conversations about digital well-being and device usage while creating a personalized family contract. View the 2018 LockLock Grant winners!

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2018 National PTA STEM + Families Invention Night Kits, Sponsored by littleBits

Sept. 19 - Oct. 21, 2018

The National PTA littleBits Invention Night Kits opportunity is available to local PTAs interested in hosting an Invention Night as a way to reinvent education through hands-on engagement and play for children and families. There will be 20 local PTA winners who will receive Invention Night kits for their schools. The application is open until Oct. 21, 2018. View the 2018 littleBits Invention Night Giveaway winners!

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2018 National PTA STEM + Families Game Giveaway, Sponsored by ThinkFun

Sept. 19 - Oct. 21, 2018

Enter the National PTA ThinkFun Game Night GIVEAWAY to win a bundle of games that help families learn through play! 50 local PTAs will receive 50 games each to host thing engaging, learning-filled night. The application is open until Oct. 21, 2018. View the 2018 ThinkFun Game Night Giveaway Winners

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Take Your Family to School Week Grant, Sponsored by Office Depot OfficeMax

Sept. 21 - Oct. 21, 2018

For over 120 years, National PTA has been encouraging families to get more involved in their child’s education. Help us celebrate PTA’s long legacy of family engagement during National PTA's Take Your Family to School Week—Feb. 10-17, 2019 by hosting an event at your school. National PTA and Office Depot OfficeMax are partnering to support these events by offering $1,000 grants to 15 local PTAs! Congratulations to the 2019 Take Your Family to School Week Grant Recipients!

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Healthy Lifestyles Grant

June 22 - Aug. 26, 2018

National PTA and GOYA-Move are partnering to support Healthy Lifestyles month by offering $1,000 to 15 local PTAs who commit to hosting a "Get Off Your Apps" Physical Activity Event at their elementary and middle schools during the month of November. Congratulations to the 2018 "Get Off Your Apps" Physical Activity Grant Recipients!

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STEM + Families Science Festivals

June 22 - Aug. 26, 2018

Congratulations to the 30 National PTA STEM + Families Local Science Grant Recipients, the five National PTA STEM + Families District/Council/Region Science Grant Recipients, and the 10 National PTA STEM + Families Renewal Science Grant Recipients who hosted a Science Festival at elementary and middle schools across the country!

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STEM + Families Math Grants

June 22 - Aug. 26, 2018

Congratulations to the 35 National PTA STEM + Families Math Night Grant Recipients, sponsored by Mathnasium.

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