Ametek Foundation: Grants for Higher Education

OVERVIEW: The Ametek Foundation broadly funds charitable work in the communities where Ametek has a presence, both in the United States and internationally. It does not identify specific higher education priorities in its grantmaking.

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 nonprofit organizations located in the communities where 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 higher education grantmaking emphasizes both STEM education and established universities rather than smaller colleges or liberal arts colleges. According to tax filings, past grantees include Notre Dame, Pennsylvania State, and New York University. Grant amounts tend to vary widely and often range from a low of $1,500 to a high of $25,000. It also advertises an international STEM program, offering scholarships to students in Asia and Europe.

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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