Broadcom Foundation: Grants for K-12 Education

OVERVIEW: The Broadcom Foundation supports STEM education through signature and collaborative programs.

IP TAKE: The Broadcom Foundation, an offshoot of Broadcom Limited, supports STEM education through signature programs and collaborations.

PROFILE: Based in Newport Beach, California, the Broadcom Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Broadcom Limited, a global leader in the semiconductor industry. The foundation aims to “advance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education by funding research, recognizing scholarship and increasing opportunity” through its signature education programs.

Broadcom’s STEM funding initiatives, STEM education and STEM ecosystem, aim to increase STEM literacy, promote careers in engineering among today’s youth and close achievement gaps in STEM education for women and minority groups. The STEM education program partners with Society for Science and the Public to run an annual international science and engineering fair for middle-school students. The foundation also collaborates with the Computer History Museum of Mountain View, California, in the Design_Code_Build program, which aims to make computer coding accessible to underrepresented groups in the field. The STEM ecosystem program, similarly, aims to “inspire and enable the next generation of scientists and engineers.” In this vein, the foundation works with the National STEM Funders Network to improve education and create opportunities in STEM fields.

The Broadcom Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals, collaborating with only those organizations that are selected to work with their signature education programs. General inquiries may be made via email.

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