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.
Leading the country by percentage of profit donated last year was metals producer Alcoa, giving an impressive 12 percent away. Let's take a look at Alcoa's STEM giving, one of its two major priorities.
Funding for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education (STEM) is one of the most active and growing fields of philanthropy. This article will give you a packed synopsis of some of the main avenues to K-12 STEM funding, including eight main approaches that frequently attract funds, and links to funders throughout.
Chevron has committed $30 million in additional support for STEM education programs, for a total of $130 million since 2011. The oil and gas company is expanding funding for the handful of national programs it supports, for their work on reform and standards, professional development for teachers, and hands-on learning.