Projects We Fund

Technology Education Grants

Most of our work manifests through our funding of teacher and student-led projects in public schools and libraries. Projects we fund are designed to help spark student interest in technology-based careers like computer science, computer engineering, information technology, programming, cyber security, robotics, or similar areas. In some cases, these project donations may include a few smaller items like a Raspberry Pi microcomputer or a robotics kit. In other situations, we partner with school districts to provide entire Maker Spaces equipped with things like circuit development kits, 3-D printers, robotics kits, and classroom sets of individual microcomputers to build upon. We also frequently fund early-stage robotics classes, teams, and clubs interested in project-based learning that culminates in competitive events like FIRST. There are several examples of projects have funded on our social media feeds and our impact page.

While we don’t have a perfectly rigid set of guidelines we apply toward selecting projects we fund, we do have a set of principles we use to make our decision. Project applications can be submitted to us at the application link below.

Our average grant ranges from $500-$2500. Larger amounts are considered for projects whose impact reaches large groups of students.

We also actively seek projects to fund on DonorsChoose.org and will accept referrals to those projects.

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Assistive Technology (AT) Grants

We provide funding for Assistive Technology equipment to increase accessibility for students in public schools and libraries. These donations include equipment and software that promote student inclusion and participation. Projects we have funded include laptops or tablets to utilize speech-to-text, text-to-speech, word processing, magnification, audiobooks, and other accessibility features. They also include Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices, whether a dedicated communication device or tablet used for AAC purposes, adaptive equipment such as keyboards or mouses that make technology accessible, and other software or applications that increase education and technology access for individuals. Since AT varies widely, we look for projects that specifically provide accessibility to a student or group of students and include technology access for inclusive purposes. While we don’t have a perfectly rigid set of guidelines we apply toward selecting projects we fund, we do have a set of principles we use to make our decision. Project applications can be submitted to us at the application link below.

Our average grant ranges from $500-$2500. Larger amounts are considered for projects whose impact reaches large groups of students.

We also actively seek projects to fund on DonorsChoose.org and will accept referrals to those projects.

We typically fund ASSISTIVE TECH Projects that…

We DO NOT fund ASSISTIVE TECH Projects that…