Omron Foundation: Grants for Science Education

OVERVIEW: The Omron Foundation awards science education grants from the elementary to the college level.

IP TAKE: This funder prefers to support organizations located in regions of the world in which OMRON Global has a business and employee presence.

PROFILE: The OMRON Foundation Inc. (OFI) was established in 1989 as the charitable arm of OMRON Global, a manufacturer of control equipment, factory automation systems, electronic components, automotive electronics, ticket vending machines and medical equipment. A portion of sales profits contributed from the company’s subsidiaries in North America fund the foundation. OFI’s grantmaking invests in “[s]ocial betterment organizations” through its grantmaking programs, which include Disaster Relief, Disabilities, Education, Basic Needs, Health and Japanese Culture. Omron’s education grantmaking focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Grant amounts are typically modest, often ranging anywhere from $100 to $40,000. Science education organizations that have received support from OFI in the past include For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) and Kettering University’s Electrical Engineering program. To learn more about the types of organizations OFI supports, explore its supported organizations list.  

OFI accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry on a rolling basis. The foundation only accepts LOIs via email.

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