I wanted to let you all know about an incredible site I have used over the years to bring new resources into my classroom. DonorsChoose allows teachers to create grant requests for just about anything. The application process is fairly short and well worth your time. After submitting a proposal, donors from all over the country are able to give any amount to help fund your grant. I have been able to successfully fund over $5000 worth of materials for my classroom including books, a set of hominid skulls, and garden tools. In fact, every project I have submitted to Donorschoose has been funded! To see my past proposals, check out this link:
If you have other sites for classroom grants, please respond!