Ideas for fundraising & locating grants. DonorsChoose is interesting as it presents school needs directly to the community.
Fundsnet Services has a huge listing of foundations, journals, and news. The site also includes other business-sponsored grants. Resources for parents and scholarships are in separate categories.
eSchool News identifies grants -- billions of dollars according to one estimate -- for school funding and education technology.
Additional sources of grants can be found at the Foundation Center and Mindspring.
A high school teacher has developed an online site to match school proposals with donors. The mission of DonorsChoose is to help students in impoverished schools. It serves New York City public schools but there are copycat agencies springing up in other regions--some okay and some not so good.
Because the process is straightforward, bureaucratic costs have been eliminated. Grants of books, field trips,say, indicate the scope of this web-based concept.
More often than not smaller grant opportunities go unnoticed.
Parent volunteers are often eager to help secure such resources. Setting up a web site like DonorsChoose might be a solution to your local needs.