Foundation Grant Guidelines

The Foundation contributes to organizations defined as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service. Funded initiatives address education related programs that promote the advancement of science, technology, engineering and math on a national level.

The Foundation will not consider funding for the following:

  • Organizations whose programs discriminate based on race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, military service/veteran status, disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law
  • Individuals
  • Fundraising events such as raffles, walk-a-thons, banquets or dinners
  • Campus student organizations, fraternities, sororities, honor societies
  • Religious schools, colleges/universities or departments (within eligible schools) whose primary focus is to promote religious beliefs (includes seminaries)
  • Athletic teams, support organizations
  • Advertising or underwriting expenses
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Endowments
  • Tuition
  • Choirs, bands or drill teams
  • Local / community-based programs and initiatives
  • Organizations outside of the United States

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