Corporate & Organizational Grants

Companies of all sizes are dedicating funds each year to STEM education through their foundations. The award amounts vary widely, from hundreds of dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Here are just a few focused on science, technology, engineering, and math in K-12 schools.

Various educator organizations use membership dues and other contributions to offer both scholarships and grants to educators, schools, and districts. Each award varies in terms of its focus and restrictions, but many are available for those seeking STEM-related funding. Here are a few.


  • Toshiba America Foundation: Toshiba’s foundation is designed specifically to help teachers fund project-based learning in math and science. Its grants are available to both public and private schools, and it welcomes applications from teachers in all grades K-12.
    Application due dates: Application deadlines for grade 6-12 for up to $5,000 are 6/1, 9/1, 12/1, 3/1. Grant requests of more than $5,000 are reviewed twice a year. Applications for grants of more than $5,000 are due November 1st and May 1st each year.

  • Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program: Education with a focus on STEM is one of Westinghouse’s three strategic grant-giving areas (the others are environmental sustainability and community safety and vitality). Westinghouse’s education grants aim to improve STEM literacy among students and teachers from K-12 and through college, and the general public. Applicants must be within 50 miles of a Westinghouse site or customer site.
    Application due dates: Applications accepted on a rolling basis

  • Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers: This is one of several grants awarded by the National Science Foundation, a Federal agency, and it is designed to expose students to STEM careers and provide them with technology-rich experiences.
    Application due date: Second Wednesday in August, annually

  • American Honda Foundation STEM Grants:The Foundation's aim is to seek out those programs and organizations with a well-defined sense of purpose, demonstrated commitment to making the best use of available resources and a reputation for accomplishing their objectives.
    Deadline: February every year
    Region: Nationwide
    Grade Level: K-12
    Amount: From $20,000 to $75,000 over a one-year period

  • Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest: Each year Samsung hosts a $2 million national competition for public schools grades 6–12 in which students are asked to consider how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can be used to create change in their communities. With the help of their teachers, students can apply to the contest and compete to win up to $100,000 in prizes for their school, plus the opportunity to work with Samsung employees to develop their prototypes.
    Deadline: October
    Region: Nationwide
    Grade Level: Varies
    Amount: Prizes distributed in amounts of $15,000, $50,000 and $100,000


  • Rural Technology Education Grants: The mission of the Rural Technology Fund (RTF) is to help rural students recognize opportunities in technology careers, facilitate pathways to work in the computer industry, and provide equitable access to technology for students with disabilities. Classroom technology grants are awarded to projects designed to help spark student interest in technology-based careers like computer science, computer engineering, information technology, programming, cybersecurity, robotics, or similar areas. Projects should reach multiple students within a school equitably and establish long-term technology use. A complete list of guidelines can be found on the grant application page. 

    The RTF has partnered with Sphero to provide professional development for grant recipients that purchase Sphero's STEM tools. Learn more here.

  • Deadline: Rolling (applications reviewed and awarded every 30–60 days) 
    Region: Nationwide
    Grade Level: K-12
    Amount: $500–$2,500 (average), larger amounts for impactful projects

  • The NEA Foundation: Through its membership dues and the contributions of corporate sponsors and other foundations, the NEA (National Education Association) Foundation has provided more than $7.1 million to fund 4,500 grants to public school educators. The foundation also supports innovation projects in schools that are designed to prepare students for college, careers, and adult life. To support STEM learning, the NEA works to bring high-quality, project-based, STEM instruction to high-need districts.
    Application due dates: February 1, September 15

  • Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators (FTEE): This foundation of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) seeks to support programs that will “make our children technologically literate; transfer industrial and corporate research into our schools; produce models of excellence in technology and engineering teaching; create public awareness regarding the nature of technology and engineering education; and help technology and engineering teachers maintain a competitive edge in technology.”
    Application due date: December 1

  • Community Action Grant: Community Action Grants provide funding to individuals, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations as well as community-based nonprofits for innovative programs that promote education and equity for women and girls. Since 1972, AAUW has provided support to hundreds of communities across the United States.
    Deadline: Rolling
    Grade Level:
    K–14 (including two-year colleges)
    $2,000–$7,000 over one year or $5,000–$10,000 over two years

  • McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Academic Enrichment Grant:The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning. The Foundation considers proposals that foster understanding, deepen students’ knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand awareness of the world around them.
    Deadline: April every year
    Region: Nationwide
    Grade Level: Pre-k to 12
    Amount: Up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of $30,000 over three years