Grants for School Furniture

by Michele A Clarke

There are many organizations that give support to schools for equipment such as furniture. Some give money, while others give the physical equipment itself. The best thing about grants is that they don't have to be paid back.

3M Company Contributions Program

3M Company Contributions Program gives grants in the form of donations to schools for equipment such as furniture. The 3M Company limits funding from $5,000 to $50,000. 3M Company Contributions Program 3M Ctr., Bldg. 225-1S-23 St. Paul, MN 55144-1000 (651) 733-0144

AMB Foundation

AMB Foundation provides grants for equipment such as furniture to schools with awards ranging from $2,000 to $12,000. Send a letter asking for a request for proposal (RFP) to find out the specific guidelines for the grant. AMB Foundation P.O. Box 94717 Phoenix, AZ 85070-4717

The Robert S. and Eloise C. Bowers Foundation

The Robert S. and Eloise C. Bowers Foundation has grants available for schools to use for furniture. Grants are awarded that range from $2,500 to $12,500, and initial inquires should be made for guidelines and application procedures. The Robert S. and Eloise C. Bowers Foundation 6421 Avondale Dr., Ste. 210 Oklahoma City, OK 73116-6429 (405) 202-7708

Gifts In Kind International

Gifts In Kind International gives furniture donations to schools with nonprofit status. A letter with program information and the need for furniture should be sent in a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Gifts In Kind International 333 N. Fairfax St. Alexandria, VA 22314-2632 (703) 836-2121 http://www.giftsinkind.org

Toshiba America Foundation

Toshiba America Foundation has $10,000 to $20,000 grants for many aspects of education including equipment like furniture for schools. An application can be downloaded and mailed to the organization. Toshiba America Foundation c/o Prog. Office 1251 Ave. of the Americas, 41st Fl. New York, NY 10020-4110 (212) 596-0620 http://www.taf.toshiba.com

About the Author

Michele A. Clarke has been a writer for over 30 years. She enjoys writing articles on health care. She has a bachelors degree from the University of Albany in Biology and Sociology. She has worked for many years as a grant writer and health care consultant. Michele has written a wide variety of e-books and is working on her first novel.

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