AED Grants for Schools

Welcome to our comprehensive resource for AED Grants designed specifically for private schools, public schools, and all educational organizations. Sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone at any age, including young students on school campuses or athletes who may be playing a sport within the school grounds. We understand that the need for expensive safety devices like automated external defibrillators may not be within a school budget.

That’s why we’re here to help! School budgets can be tight, and finding the funds to get a life-saving device in your school would be much easier with a little help. Explore the grant options we found below to find one that best suits your organization’s needs. If you have already received funding or have budgeted for the purchase of an AED, you can shop one of our AED packages for schools here to get all you need in one purchase.


Circle of Service Foundation

Eligibility: The Circle of Service Foundation offers grants to support organizations that optimize opportunities for low-income youth to live engaged and productive lives. Grant categories include community services, medical research, Jewish communities, and education. Learn more.

Grant Amount: N/A

Deadline: Invitation-only application. Fill out the application to be invited here.

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Sports Matter Grant

Eligibility: The Dick’s Sporting Goods Grant Program, 75 for 75, selects 75 eligible sports programs across the country for their $75,000 Sports Matter Grant to help change lives through sports. To apply, applicants must be a 501 (c)(3) organization or a public school, support under-resourced communities, and have a youth sports focus. See all eligibility requirements.

Grant Amount: Request must be under $25,000

Deadline: No deadline available. Create an account to start the application process.

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Hopeys Heart Grant Program

Eligibility: Hopeys Heart Grant Program supplies eligible schools and recreational centers with AED equipment for their community. To be eligible, participants must complete a 500-word application and waiver form agreeing to the terms and policies of the program.

Grant Amount: N/A

Deadline: Recently closed. The next deadline is in May 2024.

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Fire House Subs Public Safety Foundation

Eligibility: Fire House Subs Foundation provides lifesaving equipment and needed resources to first responders and public safety organizations to help them be better prepared to save the lives of those in the communities they serve. The Fire House Subs Grants are available for fire, emergency medical services, law enforcement, public safety organizations, non-profits, and schools. Funding areas these grants cover include lifesaving equipment, prevention education, scholarship and continued education on public safety, disaster relief, and support for members of the military.

Grant Amount: Ranges between $15,000-$35,000. Requests exceeding $50,000 will be denied.

Deadline: January 11, 2024. See all future deadlines.

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The Lowe’s Foundation Gable Grant Program

Eligibility: The Lowe’s Foundation Cable Grant Program is open for community-based nonprofit organizations [501 (c)(3)] and community & technical colleges. Individuals, religious organizations, and political committees/causes will not be considered for this program. See all eligibility requirements. This funding from this grant can be used to support program-related expenses, including funding instructors, program materials, training space, equipment, measurement, capacity building, etc.

Grant Amount: Ranging between $100,000 – $1,000,000

Deadline: Grant application period will open in March 2024.

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State Farm Community Grant Program

Eligibility: The State Farm Community Grant program commits to building safer, stronger, and better-educated communities by allowing the following communities to apply for a grant: educational institutions, county, state, or federal government institutions that align with State Farm charitable focus, 501 (c)(3) charitable nonprofit organizations, and 501 (c)(3) volunteer fire companies. This grant does not apply to individuals seeking personal help, religious programs, political programs, or organizations outside the United States.

Grant Amount: N/A

Deadline: Annual deadline- invitation only. If you did not receive an invitation, you can apply here.

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The Target Foundation Grant Program

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Target Foundation Grant Program, your organization must be a federally tax-exempt section 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, accredited school, or public agency located in the United States or one of its protectorates. Target serves communities on a hometown, national, global, and charter level, making each grant unique and tailored to that specific community need.

Grant Amount: Community engagement funds depend on store and distribution center location.

Deadline: Invitation-only application. Read more.

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Walmart Community Grant Program

Eligibility: The Walmart Community Grant Program recognizes the following groups for their grant program: 501 (c)(3) organizations, government entities including state, county, and city agencies, K-12 public/private schools, charter schools, community/junior college, state/private college or university, and church or faith-based organizations with proposed projects that address and benefit the needs of the community at larger. No grants will be awarded to individuals. Learn more.

Grant Amount: Ranging from $250 to $5000

Deadline: April 15, 2024

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Wes Leonard Heart Team

Eligibility: The Wes Leonard Heart Team offers AED donations to eligible schools and athletic groups. The school or athletic group must fill out the AED request form and complete all required fields to be eligible for consideration.

Grant Amount: No grant amount. This is an AED donation.

Deadline: AED donation applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

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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, and we’ll give you $125 towards a new AED or AED value package! We would love to add it to our list.

Are you curious to learn more about how you can access grants, sponsorships, & resources for your school? Check out more using this grant finder tool.

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