STEM K-12 Education Grants Currently Available

Here are this week’s highlighted foundations and grants. This week’s focus? STEM education grants for grades K-12! 

Please note: this post is part of the MPS Grants archives. Funding opportunities are consistently changing. Please visit the links for the most current information about these grants and their deadlines or feel free to contact us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck finding funding for your project!

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1) Amgen Foundation

The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance science education by inspiring the next generation of innovators and investing in the communities where Amgen employees reside. 

  • The Foundation works to identify programs across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Europe that provide vital hands-on science experiences for students and teachers, as well as programs that support teacher quality and provide professional development in math and science. 
  • With regard to science education, the Foundation is focused on raising the value of science literacy on a national and local level. 
  • In the U.S., support is provided to nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions. An emphasis is placed on company communities. These communities will include, but are not limited to:
    • Los Angeles and Ventura counties and the San Francisco Bay Area (California)
    • Middlesex and Suffolk counties and the greater Boston area (Massachusetts)
    • Rhode Island
    • Juncos (Puerto Rico)
  • All eligible applicants must first submit an online letter of inquiry. If the Foundation finds it appropriate to their mission, an invitation will be solicited to your organization to complete an online application. .
  • Grants awarded range from $10,000 - $1,000,000. 
  • Deadline: None
  • The ASM Materials Education Foundation's mission is to interest young people in materials science and engineering careers. To complete this mission, the Foundation created the "Living in a Material World" Grant Program for K-12 education.
  •  The purpose of these grants is to help teachers bring the "real world" of materials science into their classrooms and enhance awareness of materials science and the role of materials scientists in society. 
  • Original and imaginative projects other teachers will want to emulate are encouraged.
  • The Foundation annually awards 20 grants of $500 each to K-12 teachers.
  • Deadline: May 25th (annually)
  • The Dorr Foundation's main focus is on enhancing science and environmental education in middle schools, high schools, and higher education institutions. 
  • While the Foundation primarily supports nonprofit organizations in the Northeast, requests are considered from throughout the United States. Both program and project support are available. 
  • Interested applicants should submit a written request that includes:
    • a description of the organization. 
    • the purpose for which funds are being requested.
    • the amount of the request.
    • a copy of the IRS letter confirming tax-exempt status.
  • Written requests can be mailed to:
          Attn: Barbara McMillan
          84 Hillside Drive
          Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Awarded grants range from $2,000 - $25,000. 
  • Deadline: None
  • The Northrop Grumman Foundation supports education-related initiatives that promote the advancement of STEM on a national level. 
  • Grants are provided to diverse and sustainable programs that enhance educational experiences for students and provide teachers with the training and tools they need to be successful in the classroom. 
  • Interested organizations may submit a letter of inquiry, which should include a brief summary of both the organization and the project to be supported. 
  • Organizations that receive approval for funding from the Foundation staff may submit an online grant request via the company's online application process.
  • Please note: the Foundation does not accept unsolicited requests for funding. 
  • No awarded amount for grants has been reported. 
  • Deadline: None

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