**NEW THIS MONTH**

Education World’s Grants for Educators

Education World, an education web portal, is offering 40 grants of $250 to $500 each to educators who design a learning experience or project for their classroom that uses Education World and its online partners as an integral part of the learning experience. The projects must have a direct impact for students and provide an innovative educational opportunity. All U.S. educators in public or private K-12 schools are eligible to apply. Applicants should identify how the funds will be used in one or more categories—classroom supplies, equipment, project materials, or other items. Awards will be made periodically during the school year.

http://www.educationworld.com/

ew_grants/index.shtml

**NEW THIS MONTH**

National Semiconductor’s School Tool

National Semiconductor has established a charitable foundation with initial funding of $20 million to provide grants to support K-12 education, university programs, and critical needs in communities where the company has a major presence. The company has four U.S. locations: Irvine and Santa Clara, Calif.; South Portland, Maine; and Arlington, Texas. Improving science, math, and technology education in K-12 classrooms is a funding priority. The first foundation gift, announced in September, will go to the Resource Area for Teachers (RAFT), a San Jose-based nonprofit that accepts donations of office supplies and computers and sells them to teachers at a very low cost for classroom use. RAFT will receive a $100,000 cash grant, plus $50,000 in training for teachers in how to use the internet in their teaching.

Contact: LuAnn Jenkins at (408) 721-2440

http://www.national.com/community/ contributions.html