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The STEM Innovation Grant was created to fund programs that inspire and encourage Pre-K-12 students to pursue their interest and curiosity in STEM.

Eligible Organizations/Schools:

  • Nonprofit Charitable Organizations classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Public School Districts, Private/Public Elementary, and/or Secondary Schools with STEM-specific programming.

Please note, the grant must be written for a program/project that serves Pre-K-12 students within the U.S..

Eligible Programs:

Our STEM Grant Selection Committee is looking to fund programs or projects that offer students:

  • An innovative (i.e. unique) approach to learning STEM
  • Developmentally-appropriate STEM curriculum and/or resources
  • Activities that support real-life application of STEM knowledge

We support funding innovative pilot programs and long-proven STEM programs around the U.S.

Grant Funding:

Five grants will be chosen and awarded by five different Colocation America Staff Members. Each will receive $1,500 to award to their organization of choice.

In addition, the STEM Grant Committee Member will award 4-10 grants ($2,000 – $7,500 per project).

Please note, one organization can be awarded through the Staff Members and the STEM Grant Committee.

Use of Funding:

Funds awarded through the grant may be used in the following ways:

  • Tools/Equipment
  • Stipends for Staff
  • Field trips
  • Travel expenses (e.g. buses)
  • Curriculum Development and/or Purchase
  • Professional Development

The following are not supported by this grant:

  • Meals/Refreshments
  • Conference Fees

Funds must be utilized no later than September 1, 2026.


“Lunch & Learn” Mandatory Call: 1 Hour

  • June 3rd @ 4 PM EST / 1 PM PST
  • June 20th @ 5 PM EST / 2 PM PST

Please pick a date by filling out the following form:

STEM Grant Finalist Application Deadline for Finalist: August 12, 2024

Awardees Announced by October 14, 2024, with funds received by December 2, 2024

Application Process:

Step 1: Attend “Lunch & Learn” Mandatory Call (either June 3rd or June 20th). After each call, we will send the Grant guidelines to the email provided.

Step 2: Submit STEM Grant Application by August 12, 2024

Step 3: Wait for Decision – Are You a 2024 Grantee? The decision will be made no later than October 14, 2024

Selection Process:

The STEM Grant Applications will be, first, reviewed by the Corporate Responsibility Team and other appointed Colocation America Staff Members. These individuals will determine the top 30 organizations. Each application is reviewed and scored based on a rubric.

The top 30 organizations will then be reviewed by Colocation America STEM Grant Selection Committee and the 5 Chosen Employees. Each application is reviewed and scored based on a rubric.

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