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No need to take the fun out of funding…

We know you want every learner under your care to be able to read with confidence. But we also know that managing education budgets can be challenging sometimes.

That’s why we’ve curated a list of sources that you can turn to for funding for learning disabilities, from federal sources to crowdfunding and community giving.

Let’s get everybody reading!

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Alternative Funding

Funding to help ensure that English Language Learners attain English Language proficiency.
Title III funding supports learning solutions for students aged 3-21 coming from environments where a language other than English has had a significant impact on the individual’s level of English Language Proficiency, who is enrolled (or is preparing to enroll) in an elementary-level institution.

Adopt a Classroom is a national non-profit organization that provides funding for school supplies to public, private and charter education providers PreK – K12. Donated funds are immediately available for use, it’s 100% free for teachers: no fees are taken by Adopt a Classroom from the donations that you receive.

Colibri Grants Inc. is a charitable organization committed to grant-making in the field of arts and education. For over ten years, they’ve been dishing out grants to enable classroom projects in the US, predominantly in public schools.

The Dollar General Foundation is a charitable organization funded from the profits of the Dollar General business and chain of stores throughout the US. To access Dollar General Foundation, your premises need to be within 15 miles of a Dollar General Store. This is a great option for schools trying to fund literacy improvements, including our range of assistive Scanning Pens, and we highly recommend it.

DonorsChoose is a platform that allows corporations and people to help classrooms and teachers by funding a wishlist that you create. Simply add your chosen devices to your list and use the power of community giving to fulfill your assistive tech goals this semester!

Emergency funding to address educational issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) funding is available until September 2024. It can be used to support learners’ social and emotional well-being as well as their academic attainment and has a wide range of applications from EdTech to equipment to mental health support.

Fundly is a crowdfunding platform primarily targeted toward non-profit organizations, clubs and schools. It has a 0% platform fee for organizers but takes 2.9% + $0.30 per donation for credit card processing and can be set to an auto-withdrawal schedule that automatically transfers the funds raised into a bank account.

GoFundMe is a popular crowdfunding platform used for raising funds both on a personal and on an organizational level. It hosts 100,000+ education fundraising campaigns per year and can be used to support the purchase of classroom equipment, tech, extracurricular provision and more.

Federal funding for learning disabilities as part of students’ right to a free, appropriate public education.
IDEA requires states to provide learners 3 – 21 with a Specific Learning Disability or Speech or Language Impairment with a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE). Your district will have IDEA funding to support the purchase of tech for students with disabilities.

Your local community is a good place to start your funding journey: reach out and see if businesses in your area have giving programs or community support funds that you can use to support your learners. The worst they can say is no!

PledgeCents is a quick and easy solution to educational fundraising. It operates on a similar model to sites like IndieGoGo, and it’s a great way to start sharing your fundraising needs with your school, online and local community.

Funding to support schools with high populations of economically disadvantaged learners.
Title I, Part A is the largest federal program supporting elementary and secondary education. It provides additional resources to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and schools with economically disadvantaged students for the purpose of raising attainment in line with state academic standards.

Funding to support migratory children’s needs and provide them with appropriate education services.
The Migrant Education Program (MEP) supports migratory children in reaching high academic achievement standards through high-quality comprehensive educational programs that help either reduce or support the educational disruption that may result from repeated moves.

Funding to support youth in state-operated institutions or community day programs.
Title I, Part D aims to improve educational services and provision for children and youth in local, tribal and state institutions for neglected or delinquent children so that they have the opportunity to achieve educationally in line with expected state academic standards.

Funding for opportunities, services and programs for learners and families during non-school hours
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative is a part of the ESSA (the Every Student Succeeds Act). It provides learners with enrichment options outside of the school day that would motivate and inspire them or otherwise improve their educational chances.

Get in touch with our team

We want to help. Our grants department is on hand to assist you with funding applications, queries, and searches for funding.

Email us at to get the ball rolling and seek out some free advice.

If you’re aware of any grant bodies, charities, or funding commissions that you think should appear on this list, feel free to drop us a line at the above address.

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