Funding Resources

Don’t Have the Resources to Purchase Classroom Materials?


If you are among the growing number of teachers using DonorsChoose to raise funds for classroom supplies, please be aware that you can post a project seeking donations to purchase several of 3D Molecular Designs’ most popular kits. If successful, it will be fulfilled by one of our our re-sellers – Carolina or Nasco – who are DonorsChoose vendors. If you want to raise money to buy a 3D Molecular Designs’ product that is not available from Carolina or Nasco, you may be eligible to post a special request project, and we will be contacted to fill the order after it is funded. DonorsChoose has declined our request to become an official vendor because we are a small business. Please consider contacting DonorsChoose to kindly request that they add us to their list.

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) 

The NSTA Awards and Recognition Collection provides a number of links to funding opportunities to recognize the outstanding work being done in the field of science education.

State and Local Sources

  • Your state science teacher association
  • Your state department of public instruction
  • Your local school district foundations
  • Your school's PTA or PTO

Additionally, many community organizations support education projects. Consider contacting one in your area to schedule a student presentation:

  • Women’s Clubs
  • Elks Lodges
  • Lions Clubs
  • American Legion Posts

NEA Foundation 

Grants are available to public school educators who are NEA members. Currently preference is given to proposals that incorporate STEM and/or global learning into projects. Teachers can apply for a $2,000 or a $5,000 award.

ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Grant 

The American Chemical Society supports innovative chemistry teachers who wish to enhance classroom learning and raise students’ interest in chemistry. Funds can be used to purchase laboratory equipment, supplies and instructional materials. Teachers can request up to $1,500 for their ideas.

Toyota Tapestry Grant 

In partnership with the National Science Teachers Association, leading car manufacturer Toyota has established a grant that helps K-12 teachers fund innovative, community-based science projects in environmental science, physical science and integrating literacy and science. The grants (up to $10,000) aim to help teachers increase the quality of science education and promote interest in students.