Grants/Funds

Featured Transportation Fees

Captain Planet Foundation

The Captain Planet Foundation offers small grants ranging between $500-$2,500 for U.S.-based schools that are working on a project-based environmentally-beneficial activity performed by youth. Tel: 404-522-4270. Deadline for Application: Jan. 31/Sept. 30.... More Info

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

The library and museum offers transportation grants to low-income schools groups in 4th-12th grade through the Winnick Family Foundation. Tel: 217-558-8929. Deadline for Application: Oct. 15.

Adler Planetarium

Chicago public schools can apply for a transportation grant through the William McDaniel Charitable Foundation. The school must have a low income or free lunch qualified population of at least 51%. Tel: 312-922-7827. Deadline for Application: Rolling.

Shedd Aquarium

The aquarium’s bus fund offers transportation funding to Chicago public schools that have a 50% population of students that qualify for free or reduced priced lunch. Tel: 312-692-3333. Deadline for Application: Rolling.

The Oriental Institute

Title I public schools in Chicago can apply for transportation funding through the Catherine J. Dueñas Bus Scholarship. Schools with a majority of Latino students are also eligible. Tel: 773-702-9520. Deadline for Application: Rolling.