As maker learning opportunities in your school expand, funding and budgeting become increasing vital in maintaining the sustainability of your program.
Crowdfunding to Support Making in Schools
This toolkit – a collaboration between the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Kickstarter, and Maker Ed – guides the crowd-funding campaign development process.
The premiere education crowd-funding website. Get the tools and supplies you need to create maker learning experiences for all students.
Educational Grant Opportunities: STEM, STEAM & Maker Spaces
TeacherGeek, a maker learning solutions provider, culls and curates available grants at the U.S. federal, U.S. state, and Canadian federal levels.
SMCOE has created a STEAM lending library, with tools and equipment to support making in schools. At no cost, materials can be borrowed from the central repository. This model can serve as a way to maximize district-level funds with minimal impact on individual school budgets.