At Liberty Hall Museum, we want to provide all students with an immersive, engaging and memorable experience, but funding for transportation can prove challenging to find– unless you know where to look. Below we have compiled some of our favorite granting opportunities that provide funds specifically for field trip transportation.
Be advised that deadlines and details are subject to change, so if you find yourself in need of a grant, just be sure to check websites for up-to-date information.
Field trips have the power to awaken, hush, awe, enrich and change lives of our children by taking students out of familiar surroundings into new places, connecting classroom learning with real-life experiences and enabling them to envision themselves as future college students, researchers, artists, and leaders.
But it has become difficult for schools to fund learning opportunities outside schools.
It’s true even in New Jersey, home to a rich ecosystem of arts and cultural institutions, a diverse natural landscape and a wide range of higher education resources. Districts across the state are sending students on fewer field trips, with an increasing number of schools passing the bill to parent groups. Studies show that the lack of resources is exacerbated in districts where schools are serving a higher proportion of low-income and at-risk children and their families.
That’s why the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Community Foundation of New Jersey established a field trip endowment fund to launch Field Trip New Jersey.
Field Trip New Jersey will provide $100,000 in funds annually to help school children in underserved communities across New Jersey access the arts and culture, historical landmarks, nature preserves and science institutions, and college campuses. The fund will make field trips possible for more students across an even wider range of disciplines and interest areas.
Applications are open between noon CT on Aug. 1 and 11:59 pm CT Oct. 1, 2019. To apply: https://www.cybergrants.com/target/fieldtrip.
It’s become increasingly difficult for schools to fund learning opportunities outside the classroom. To help them out, we launched Target field trip grants in 2007. Since then, we’ve made it possible for millions of students to go on a field trip.
As part of the program, Target stores award field trip grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued at $700. We accept grant applications between noon CT Aug. 1 and 11:59 p.m. CT Oct. 1.
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During January and February, school programs are offered at a discounted rate. Please contact Maryellen McVeigh, Coordinator of School Programs at 908.527.0400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.