To scale he U.S. Department of Education has launched a new initiative to implement an equitable, high-quality STEM education for all students from underserved communities.
The initiative unites government, nonprofits, professional organizations, industries, philanthropies, and other community stakeholders to take bold action towards breaking down long-standing barriers for student success in the STEM fields.
With the support of $120 billion dollars dedicated to K-12 education, the initiative aims to develop and implement innovative solutions to the STEM educator shortage and improve equitable access to high-quality STEM instruction for all students.
There are several funding opportunities available for STEM education in underserved youth communities. The S-STEM Program supports institutions of higher education to fund scholarships for academically talented low-income undergraduate and graduate students and to study and implement a program of activities that support their recruitment, retention and graduation in STEM.
The Fluor Foundation focuses its science education grantmaking on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.
EMpower’s K-12 STEM education grantmaking focuses on providing a hands-on, real-life approach that emphasizes building 21st-century skills.
The Ford Motor Company Fund’s grants for STEM focus on higher education.
GSK US invests its charitable funds with nonprofit organizations that are doing good for people in need in the communities where they live and work. GSK is committed to making STEM education more equitable and increasing the number of underrepresented people in STEM careers through their philanthropic investments.
Through their local and national investments, they intentionally focus on diverse and underserved populations and aim to increase students’ access to exciting STEM education that is culturally relevant, connected to real careers, builds science identity, and improves pathways for diverse students to succeed in school and pursue STEM careers.