Boeing Company: Grants for Early Childhood Education

 

OVERVIEW: The Boeing aerospace and defense company supports education, veterans and community development in the areas in the U.S. and around the world where its employees live and work. While the priority of its education funding is K-12 STEM, it has also funded many programs for early childhood populations.

IP TAKE: Boeing is a major funder of K-12 STEM programs, but also supports early childhood education in the areas where its employees live and work. This funder does not accept unsolicited proposals for funding, but its website provides detailed information about funding requirements and eligibility for each of the geographic areas where it operates, as well as contact information for general inquiries.

PROFILE: Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Boeing is a leading aerospace engineering and manufacturing company that operates around the world. This funder aims to “inspire and motivate the next generation of innovators.” Boeing's funding priorities are STEM education, veterans and community development, and it emphasizes the geographic areas around the world where its employees live and work.

Boeing's education funding is aimed mainly at K-12 STEM education, but it has also funded many early childhood programs. One grantee is the national Reach Out and Read program, which incorporates books and literacy outreach into children's regular pediatric care. In Missouri, Boeing has supported Family Forward, an organization that provides therapeutic and educational services to children of all ages, and in the state of Washington, it has invested in the Children's Museum of Tacoma, which offers early education, enrichment programs and hands-on exhibits for young children.

Boeing's funding opportunities and grant amounts are specific to geographic area; dropdown menus for areas in the U.S. and abroad are provided in the seeking support section of its website.

Boeing does not accept unsolicited proposals for funding, but invites potential grantees to contact local funding offices with general inquiries. Contacts for each specific area of operation are provided via the company's seeking support page.

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