Grants Supporting STEM Programs That Empower Females
The Saxena Family Foundation awards grants and supports programs that have a particular focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and around empowering girls and young women so that they have equal rights later in life through literacy programs, jobs, and life-skills training. When considering the award of grants and scholarships from the foundation, the selection committee will review the grant application, as well as other eligibility factors: Organizations must be classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and as public charities, under Section 509(a) of that code; organizations cannot be a private foundation under Section 509(a). For-profit organizations are not eligible for funding. While some unrestricted funding is provided, the foundation prefers to fund specific projects. The foundation anticipates most grants will be in the $5,000 to $50,000 range. Grants are awarded for a single year but may be renewed based on review of the previous year’s progress and results. Initial grants are not necessarily typical of future grants.
The Museum of Science, Boston, develops exhibits, programs, and curricula that empower children to become lifelong STEM learners and passionate problem solvers. The museum offers seven engineering curricula (preK–12): “We Engineer,” “EiE for Kindergarten,” “Engineering is Elementary,” “Engineering Adventures,” “Engineering Everywhere,” “Building Math,” and “Engineering the Future.