Cabot Corporation Foundation: Grants for STEM Education

OVERVIEW: The Cabot Corporation Foundation supports programs that encourage students to explore science, technology, engineering, and math. It also awards grants to educators working in the STEM fields.

IP TAKE: This funder does not discern specific STEM projects and programs it hopes to support.

PROFILE: The Cabot Corporation Foundation is the philanthropic arm of its global chemical and performance materials sister company. The foundation prioritizes “science and technology education and literacy, recognizing that today’s students will be the thinkers, innovators and leaders of the future.” It supports various programs that encourage students to pursue STEM, and STEM teaching grants. Cabot, however, does not clarify which types of STEM programs it seeks to fund. Instead, it adopts a broad approach to STEM education funding.

Being a fairly large multinational, Cabot leaves its grant request submission duties to employees working at local facilities. The foundation awards grants in regions of the world in which the Cabot Corporation has an operational and employee presences. A list of global locations can be found here.

Grants from Cabot can range from $5,000 to over $500,000. Most awards, however, fall between $10,000 to $50,000. The Cabot Corporation Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications throughout the year. Applications should be submitted to the following address:

Attention: Jane Bell

Cabot Corporation Foundation, Inc.

2 Seaport Lane, Suite 1300

Boston, MA 02210

Grantseekers may also reach Bell at or (647) 342-6035. Grantmaking decisions are made by the foundation’s board four times per year.


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