Private Foundations

Science-oriented companies have philanthropic foundations that support several educational initiatives, both formal and informal. Some of the most prominent are listed below: 

 

    Catalyst for cooperative approaches that engage students in science and math to make connections to everyday life and future careers.  
     
Abbott Fund     Creates healthier communities worldwide by investing in ideas that promote science and medical innovation, expand access to health care and strengthen communities around the globe.  
     
Sloan Foundation     Interested in projects that have a high expected return to society, and for which funding from the private sector, government or other foundations is not yet widely available.  
     
Honda     Helps meet the needs of American society in the areas of youth and scientific education by awarding grants to nonprofits, while strategically assisting communities in deriving long-term benefits.  
     
biogen idec     Improves the quality of peoples' lives and contribute to the vitality of the communities in which we operate, with a special emphasis on innovative ways to promote science literacy and encourage young people to consider science careers.  
     
Burroughs Welcome Fund     Advances the biomedical sciences by supporting research and other scientific and educational activities.  
     
Kauffman Foundation    

Helps individuals attain economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success, consistent with the aspirations of our founder, Ewing Marion Kauffman.  

     
Mobil    

Encourages careers in the math and science fields.  

     
GSK    

Supports innovative health and education programs designed to bring sustainable, positive change across America.  

     
HHMI    

Enhances science education for students at all levels, from the earliest grades through advanced training.  

     
Intel    

Improves the educational opportunities and quality of life for communities worldwide.  

     
Northrop Grumman    

Provides unique education experiences related to STEM for students and teachers.  

     
Dow    

Connects the world with chemistry, with the wonder of the elements.  

     
Kavli    

Advances science for the benefit of humanity, promote public understanding of scientific research, and support scientists and their work.  

     
Merck    

Fosters educational opportunity, eliminate achievement gaps among disadvantaged people, and expand quality education in science.  

     
Noyce    

Focuses on math, science, and supporting work in research and policy.