Funding for educators

Our goal is to make water literacy accessible to all learners, so we’ve put together a list of grants to support educators to get our kits! We try to update this page regularly, but please review the requirements and deadlines through the links to make sure you qualify.

Apply for our mini-grant for equipment for Ocean Week Canada events!

As an official partner of Ocean Week Canada, we want to help you organize water testing events from May 1-June 30 to help celebrate our connection to the ocean. Apply by March 31 for up to 90% of the cost of Water Rangers testing equipment.

Fill out the short form by March 31, 2024
GrantRequirementsDeadlineAmount
Land Stewardship Center Watershed Stewardship GrantFunding to support collaborative, community-based stewardship efforts in Alberta. Eligible organizations: registered charities, nonprofit organizations, indigenous groups, unincorporated community groups.February 16Up to $20,000
Canada Post Community Foundation GrantEligible organizations: schools, school organizations, community libraries, daycares, indigenous groups, recreation facilities, unregistered organizations, small municipalities.March 1Up to $5,000
LEAP grantsBC high schoolsMay 15Up to $5,000
Learning for a Sustainable FutureFunding for Canadian K-12 students and teachers to engage their school and community in sustainability Action Projects. This includes any action that is student-led and contributes to the sustainability of your school or community—the only limit is your students’ imagination!Spring 2024Up to $500
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation GrantEligible organizations: registered Canadian charities, educational institutions, municipalities, and indigenous groups. Environmental initiatives with a primary focus on environmental education and green space programs. January and July 1No limit
HCTF Go GrantsBC SchoolsSeptember and February 1Up to $600
Wildlife Habitat Canada Community Conservation Action Program GrantProjects that Connect Canadians with nature, engage youth in consevation, or provide conservation programming. Open to Canadian non-profit organizations, educational institutions, indigenous organizations, local organizations.Applications reopen summer 2024$1000-$10,000
WWF Wild for Schools ProgramMiddle and high schools fostering environmental leadership through hands-on/digital practices, campaigns, and events related to nature, climate change impact, and healthy ecosystems.Yearly cycle, applications reopen fall 2024Not specified
Blue Schools Canada Experiential Learning GrantFunding for schools to offset costs of experiential activities related to ocean-water-climate learning in Canada. Must be an active Blue Schools member (join here!)Yearly cycle, applications reopen fall 2024Up to $500
Jane Goodall Foundation A.P.E FundFunds high-needs Roots & Shoots projects in Biodiversity loss, Environmental Inequity, and Climate Change. Must be a Roots & Shoots member (learn more). Applications reopen November 2024up to $1000
The McLean FoundationRegistered charitiesOngoing for letters of intentNot specified
RBC Registered charitiesOngoingNot specified

Here are some other platforms that also provide a list of grant funding opportunities:

Eco Schools Canada Eco-Funding Opportunities for Schools

Learn71 Outdoor Learning Grants (BC and Canada)

TeacherGeek Canadian Grant Funding Opportunities 

Society for Ecological Restoration Funding Opportunities by province

STEM Education Grants in USA