AED Grants for Schools

Our list of AED grants for schools lists grants that both public and private schools may apply for. Given that SCA can strike anyone at any age, having an AED on campus makes sense: the proof is in the countless young athletes whose lives have been saved because an AED was available when tragedy struck. School budgets can be tight, though, and funding for an AED might be hard to secure. Use our list of school AED grants to help you find funding to get one of these life-saving devices in your school.

  • Eligible organizations include: Educational institutions, programs conducted by Municipal, county, state or federal government entities that align with the State Farm charitable focus, 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organizations, 501(c)(4) volunteer fire companies and 501(c)(6) chambers of commerce.
  • It appears that the grant window is typically September and October, with grant winners being notified in Q1 of the following year.

In honor of Kimberly Anne Gillary, who passed away from cardiac arrest as a high schooler, this amazing organization has donated AEDs to hundreds of Michigan schools. Per their website, they “also advocate cardiac screening and testing of all high school student athletes.”
  • Eligibility: Michigan schools

This organization exists in honor of Wes Leonard, who was 16 when he passed from SCA. It seeks to get AEDs and CPR/AED training in Michigan schools. Michigan schools are eligible.

The Greg W. Moyer Defibrillator Fund honors Greg Moyer, who passed away as a high school athlete from SCA. This foundation help many types of Pennsylvania businesses, schools, churches and other organizations get AEDs from manufacturers at discounted prices.

  • Firehouse Subs offers grants for equipment and fire prevention educational tools for first responders
  • Open to fire/EMS, law enforcement, public safety organizations, non-profits and schools
  • Deadlines: Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST for Q4 2018 Quarter Grants and Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST for Q1 2019 Grants
  • Link to application:

  • To be eligible for a grant from Hopey’s Heart Foundation, you must be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization or a government entity (including a public school or school district). AEDs are awarded quarterly.

The Pulse3 Foundation donates AEDs to schools, churches and non-profits in the following Michigan counties: Bay, Isabella, Midland, Saginaw, Huron, Sanilac and Tuscola.
  • Application deadline: March 1, annually
  • AEDs awarded in the spring

Dick’s Sporting Goods isn’t explicitly for schools but instead focuses on sports, teams and athletes. An AED that’s purchased to be on-hand for sporting events or requested by a sports program may quality.
  • Must be in a community with a Dick’s store
  • Three months of lead time is required for reviewing requests

Funding for an AED would qualify under Walmart’s “public safety” area of funding.
  • Per the website: “The 2018 grant cycle begins Feb. 1, 2018 and the application deadline to apply is Dec. 31, 2018.”
  • Grant amounts between $250 and $5,000
  • Eligible organizations include:
    • 501(c)(3) or (19) organizations
    • Recognized government entities: state, county, or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments requesting funds exclusively for public purposes;
    • K-12 public or private schools, charter schools, community/junior colleges, state/private colleges or universities
    • Churches or other faith-based organizations wanting to support the community at large
Do you know of a grant specifically for AEDs for schools, or a grant that would apply for schools even if it’s not specifically for an AED purchase? If so, let us know! We would love to add it to our list.
Updated 08/15/2018

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