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.

CORPORATE GRANTS:

  • 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 fromK-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

  • Facebook CodeFWD Program: Facebook created CodeFWD to expand access and participation in computer programming to underrepresented students in computer science, including Black, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and female audiences. CodeFWD is a free online program by Facebook for educators and organizations working with 4th through 8th graders in the U.S.. After successfully completing the program, you may be eligible to receive additional classroom resources designed to take your students’ coding skills to the next level.
    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

ORGANIZATIONAL GRANTS:

  • 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, June 1, October 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