OVERVIEW: The Infosys Foundation’s science education grants support computer science programs or projects that benefit children and young adults from underrepresented groups.
IP TAKE: This corporate funder supports projects involving those from high poverty, rural, and urban areas. Infosys's grantmaking also emphasizes African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, women, and autistic and special needs populations.
PROFILE: The Infosys Foundation USA is the philanthropic arm of the global technology services and consulting company Infosys. The foundation geographically focuses its giving in the United States and aims to inspire “children, young adults, and educators to become creators of technology.” The foundation’s main areas of grantmaking interest include computer science education (CS education), increasing hands-on learning, and supporting local community efforts to “increase awareness and drive greater thought leadership.”
The foundation’s science education giving focuses on computer sciences and seeks projects that benefit both students and teachers. Infosys supports activities such as teacher training initiatives, hackathons, CS workshops, and conferences.
Infosys Foundation grants typically range from $10,000 to $250,000. Carnegie Mellon’s CREATE Lab is a past Infosys grantee. The program received a grant for its STEM program for 3rd and 5th graders at Hollis Innovation Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. Past grantees also include the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). To learn more about Infosys grantees, examine its grants page.
The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.
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