Northrop Grumman: Grants for K-12 Education

OVERVIEW: Northrop Grumman supports education, veterans, health and human services and the environment through its foundation and its corporate giving program. While the foundation supports large national organizations, the corporate giving program prioritizes regional and local schools and nonprofits in the areas where Northrop Grumman operates. STEM education is the main priority of this funder.

IP TAKE: With a strong emphasis on STEM education, the foundation supports many national initiatives, while the corporate giving program works at regional and local levels in the areas where Northrop Grumman operates. The corporate giving program runs an open, rolling application process. Pubic schools and charter schools with open enrollment are eligible for funding.

PROFILE: The Northrop Grumman Foundation the philanthropic arm of the U.S.-based aerospace and defense technology company headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, invests in STEM education, veterans, health and human services and the environment through its philanthropic foundation and corporate giving program. This funder also runs a signature Aid to Higher Education program, an employee matching program supporting educational causes and several signature educational outreach events and contests.

Northrup Grumman’s support for K-12 education emphasizes STEM learning. The Northrup Grumman Foundation supports programs and organizations on the national level, while the company’s corporate giving program works with regional and local organizations. Foundation grant recipients include the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation, the National Science Teachers Association and the National Math and Science Initiative. One grantees of the corporate program is the Aerospace and IT Academy at Hampton High School in Virginia, which used funding to purchase equipment for an aerospace technology course. In Baltimore, Maryland, Northrop Grumman collaborated with the University of Maryland on the building of a STEAM education center at Lakeland Elementary/Middle School.

Nonprofit organizations, public schools, and open-enrollment charter schools that maintain the standards of public schools are eligible for funding through Northrop Grumman’s corporate giving program. Most recipients operate in areas near Northrop Grumman facilities.   

While the Northrop Grumman Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals, general inquiries may be made via email. The corporation’s giving program, however, runs an open, ongoing on-line application program.

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