STEM Grant - Colocation America

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 a 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 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 in the following ways:

  • Tools/Equipment
  • Stipends for Staff
  • Field trips
  • Travel expenses (e.g. buses)
  • Curriculum Development and/or Curriculum 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 December 31, 2019.


Initial Contact Period: Ends June 15, 2018
Proposal Application Online: June 18, 2018
Proposal Deadline: 11:59 PM PST on September 3, 2018
Awardees Announced by September 21, 2018, with funds received in October 2018

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

Selection Process:

All proposals 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 proposal is reviewed and scored based on a rubric.

Additional Helpful Information:

Ready to Get Started?

We are happy to talk to STEM Educators and Advocates about their program during, what we are calling, the Initial Contact Period. Please click the button below and send us a brief summary of your program and your available times for a call.

Please note, this opportunity is available thanks to the members of the STEM Grant Selection Committee. We will do our best to talk to everyone but slots are limited. Thank you for understanding!

Initial Contact Period ends June 15, 2018