Ametek Foundation: Grants for Higher Education

OVERVIEW: The Ametek Foundation does not identify specific priorities in its grantmaking to higher education projects and programs.

IP TAKE: Ametek’s grantmaking process is opaque. Grantseekers should note that this funder appears to prioritize large academic institutions through its higher education funding.

PROFILE: Founded in 1960, the Ametek Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the global electronic motors and instruments manufacturer. The foundation supports nonprofits organizations located in the communities in which the company operates. Ametek’s giving centers on social and environmental responsibility, as well as diversity and inclusion. As a result, Ametek supports education, health and welfare, and civic and social needs.


The foundation’s education grantmaking emphasizes both STEM education and established universities. Its tax filings reveal grantmaking to Notre Dame, Pennsylvania State, and New York University, rather than smaller colleges. Grant amounts tend to vary widely and often range from a low of $1,500 to a high of $25,000.

Ametek accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding and does not have application submission deadlines. Grantseekers should address their submissions to the attention of Kathryn Sena at 1100 Cassatt Road, Berwyn, PA 19312-1177.

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