The largest gift in Western State Colorado University’s history looks to boost access to STEM education in a fast-growing part of the country where demand for the skill set is inordinately high.
Foxconn is giving $100 million to the University of Wisconsin-Madison—after landing $4 billion in tax incentives to open a factory in the state. The story offers a window into what’s driving growing ties between campuses and corporations.
The grantmaking arm of the Arizona Public Service Company continues to fund STEM education, with an eye on diversity and a changing jobs landscape. A senior team member offers an inside look at APS’s grantmaking.
DonorsChoose.org is now facilitating more than $100 million a year in gifts to help classroom teachers. One of the group’s top boosters, Craig Newmark, tell us why its model is so appealing.
We’re seeing more partnerships between corporations, universities and philanthropy to upskill workers so they can thrive in a global economy. Here’s another case study out of central Michigan.
The Hertz Foundation has been awarding fellowships to STEM postdoctoral students for more than 60 years. A new program is sending students in diverse scientific fields to work in health and development at the Gates Foundation.
While most Americans probably haven't heard of the Exelon Corporation, the charitable arm of this Fortune 100 company has been ramping up giving and expanding geographically—including with a recent STEM commitment.
The clean tech car company is the latest corporation to turn to giving for STEM education, with a debut round of grants in Nevada. What’s the larger strategy, here?
Where are grants going as Google moves forward with its five-year, $1 billion philanthropic strategy centered on education, economic opportunity and inclusion?
Many donors are keen to close the workforce gender gap. But this is not so easy to do. A campus gift from a Silicon Valley tech company aims to provide some critical operational guidance.
There’s a new tech giver on the scene. Well, it’s an old funder with a new endowment. Here’s a look at Akamai Foundation’s expanding grantmaking.
Youth causes are typically a big deal for sports team foundations. Which helps explain why the 49ers Foundation is really diving in to STEAM education for middle schoolers.
In recent years, Best Buy has been funding tech centers for underserved teenagers using a successful learning model developed by the MIT Media Lab. Now, it's giving millions to dramatically expand the centers.
A foundation endowed with the wealth of the late businessman and philanthropist A. James Clark is quietly emerging as one of the most generous funders in the push for STEM diversity.
Movies have a big part to play in the average person’s interaction with science. A project pairing STEM-related movies with expert talks is in its 12th season, having spread to 72 cinemas to date.
HHMI is known for putting researchers on its payroll. Its latest fellowship expands its commitment to diversity, providing up to eight years of support for young researchers from underrepresented backgrounds.
We usually write about the philanthropic efforts directed against Trump. But here's an area where tech funders have found common cause with the administration and are putting up big money.
While gifts for STEM diversity have often flowed from usual suspects like national foundations and corporate funders, a wider range of funders are giving in this space. What's driving that?
The National Park Foundation has ramped up private fundraising, and a big recent grant seeks to engage more students and teachers with the parks through science education.
With many cybersecurity jobs going unfilled, higher ed has a key role to play in closing a growing skills gap, and some donors are stepping forward to lend a hand. We look at a major gift off the beaten track.
A nonprofit focused on STEM teachers is making grants to encourage teachers to experiment more, hoping that this will attract more people to the profession.
100Kin10 launched in 2011 to pool ideas and funding for STEM teacher training. It just secured a big round of support, and released a new guide to what’s impeding progress.
HHMI is making $24 million in grants to schools that take a variety of approaches to increasing diversity in STEM subjects, with an eye on issues of belonging among students. What's the logic, here?
Companies are embracing a more integrated approach to giving that taps into their unique assets and keeps an eye on the long-term bottom line. GM is the latest big corporate funder to make the shift.
Tech giving has been on the rise in Chicago, as this sector continues to ramp its presence in the Windy City and engages more in the local philanthropy scene. Here's the latest development.
The 49ers Foundation is involved in a partnership with Chevron, which is a powerhouse in the area of STEM education. What's this work all about?
If you attended a liberal arts institution, and then made millions in the science and technology sector, it's not surprising that you might want to see your alma mater step up its game in the sciences.
Surviving financial turmoil, Miami’s new Museum of Science is finally open, with $305 million in public and private funding. What are some of the takeaways from its traumatic creation?
The tech giant's revamped philanthropic arm is on a mission to “Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” Which means what, exactly?
Science may be under attack in D.C., but work continues to connect scientists with policymakers. Moore is funding efforts to replicate a successful program to do this in the states states and beyond.
Each year, two Lasker Awards go to leading medical researchers, with a third category that’s more of a wild card. This year it went to a veteran biochemist for his powerful work in STEM education.
Jeffrey Dean is one of the unsung heroes of Google’s success, and kind of a living legend in the tech community. He and his wife’s nascent philanthropy is targeting the stark lack of diversity in his field.
Philanthropy serving rural areas is lacking, and one thing that could really use some help is STEM education. One corporate foundation in Illinois just launched a pilot program to address the problem.
MassMutual is giving big to data science and cybersecurity at UMass. It's part of its efforts to strengthen the region’s workforce, and get a leg up in the data-driven future of insurance.