Field Trip Funding Ideas
Clean Communities Program
Since 2012, New Jersey Clean Communities has awarded municipalities and counties funds to aid in clean up efforts to help beautify the state. NJ Clean Community funds can also be used for educational programming for school groups.
For more information on this opportunity, contact your Clean Communities Coordinator: Clean Communities Coordinators List
Target Field Trip Grants
Target will award 5,000 in Field Trip Grants of up to $800 each during the school year.
Field Trip New Jersey
Field Trip New Jersey, through the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Community Foundation of New Jersey, provides $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.
Educators at schools in districts serving a majority of low-income students may apply for grants of up to $700 to cover transportation costs for these field trips.
Lowes Charitable Foundation
Administers grants to schools that provide outdoor, hands-on science education to students in grades K-12 and assists schools in enhancing their core curriculum in all subjects.
South Jersey Cultural Alliance
Bus fund program. Ask Bayshore Center at Bivalve for details when scheduling your Education Sail.
Get to know Rotary!
If your city or town has a Rotary Club, you've got a real resource! Rotarians are very interested in supporting good things in their community -- they even have a mandate to have an annual water project. Though many Rotary Clubs support international water projects like drilling wells in Africa, they also can support special water education programs like sending your school on a field trip on the AJ Meerwald. They sometimes have funds available or may be willing to help fundraise for your class trip!
Tanya K. Orme Scholarship Fund
If you are still in need of funds once exhausting the above options please call Bayshore Center at Bivalve (856-785-2060) and inquire about the Tanya Orme Scholarship Fund. This fund can provide partial support for those teachers who've made an effort to fund raise on their own but still need the last bit.