OVERVIEW: GE supports K-12 education through its education and skills initiative. It runs several signature programs that aim to improve student achievement and bring opportunities to learn career skills in STEM fields to students.
IP TAKE: The GE Foundation’s education and skills initiative runs several signature programs that aim to improve student achievement generally and enhance students readiness and understanding of careers in STEM disciplines.
PROFILE: The GE Foundation is the philanthropic arm of General Electric, an American conglomerate with interests and operations that span many industries and nations. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the foundation “is committed to transforming our communities and shaping the diverse workforce of tomorrow by leveraging the power of GE.” Its funding initiatives are education and skills, developing health, and disaster and humanitarian relief. The foundation also runs a matching gift program and the GE Star Award scholarship program.
GE’s education and skills funding consists of several signature programs that aim to “create a high-quality education pipeline for all students.” The foundation’s Developing Futures program has invested $250 million in public K-12 education in 43 states and six countries since 2005. The program invests in teacher education and the implementation of state-of-the-art curricula as a means of increasing student achievement. Another program, Brilliant Boston, served as a laboratory for the development of GE’s Brilliant Career Lab, which brings STEM education, career readiness and workplace skills together through hands-on and virtual experiences for students.
The GE Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. General inquiries may be made via email.
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