Fluor Foundation: Grants for Science Education

OVERVIEW: The Fluor Foundation focuses its science education grantmaking on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.

IP TAKE: Fluor invests in primary, secondary and higher education STEM programs. The foundation also invests in quality out-of-school and afterschool programs.

PROFILE: Headquartered in Irving, Texas, the Fluor Corporation describes itself as one of the “[w]orld’s largest publicly traded engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, and project management companies.” Its philanthropic arm, the Fluor Foundation aims to improve the communities in which it has a presence through its grantmaking. Fluor supports organizations working in both developed and developing countries. The foundation’s current grantmaking programs include Education, Social Services, Community and Economic Development and the Environment.

Fluor “[b]elieves science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education is the foundation for student success.” As a result, the foundation “[i]nvests in programs that inspire and prepare students to excel in STEM and are committed to developing the next generation workforce.” The foundation has awarded past science education grants to Coppell Middle School East to support its 8th grade STEM program and the El Viento Foundation for its University Bound STEM program.

The Fluor Foundation occasionally awards grants in the $200,000 to $300,000 range; however, most awards fall in the $10,000 to $25,000 range. Fluor accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry throughout the year. Grantseekers should contact their local community relations specialists to inquire about regionally specific grants.

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