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The STEM Innovation Grant was created to fund programs that inspire and encourage 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 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 as well as long-proven STEM programs around the U.S.

Unsure if your STEM program is right for our grant? Please reach out to our team by emailing [email protected] and we will be happy to schedule a call with you to discuss it.

Use of Funding:

Funds awarded through the grant may be used to 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

Please note, 4-10 grants will be awarded (the max awarded will be $7,500). Funds must be utilized no later than September 1, 2021.


Initial Contact Period: March 9 – April 10 *Not required to submit a proprosal.
Proposal Deadline: 11:59 PM PST on May 1, 2020
Awardees Announced by May 29, 2020 with funds received in June 2020

For those interested in talking to us about the program proposal prior to submission, please reach out during the “Initial Contact Period” by emailing [email protected]. We will be happy to schedule a time for you to talk to one of our STEM Grant Selection Committee members.

Selection Process:

All applications will be, first, reviewed by an internal committee who will determine the finalist. Those finalists will then be reviewed by the Colocation America STEM Grant Selection Committee. Each application is reviewed and scored based on a rubric.

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