Schools and districts fund Responsive Classroom professional development in many different ways. While we cannot provide direct assistance with fundraising, we hope you will find the following information helpful:

Federal funding

  • A Guide to Federal Education Programs That Can Fund K–12 Universal Prevention and Social and Emotional Learning Activities (May 2014)
  • provides a search engine for federal grant opportunities. You can also sign up to receive notifications by email. Visit their website for information.
  • The U.S. Department of Education publishes funding forecasts on its website.

Private funding

  • The Foundation Center provides information about foundation funders. Visit their website for more information and to sign up for their Education Funding Watch newsletter.
  • The Grantsmanship Center offers training and other fundraising resources to its members. Its website includes a free state-by-state review of foundations and corporate giving programs.
  • The Character Education Partnership has recognized a number of schools and districts that use the Responsive Classroom approach as National Schools of Character.

Informational resources

  • The Public Education Network provides information about community-based advocacy organizations that engage local citizens in public education reform. Visit their website to find organizations in your state and also to sign up for PEN Newsblast, a monthly e-newsletter that includes national and state funding opportunities.
  • Jennifer Miller, author of “Better Together,” an article about school-community partnerships in the February 2010 Responsive Classroom Newsletter, offers these “Grantwriting Tips” to educators who are considering applying for competitive grants.