Grants and Funding

Honda Foundation

Mission Statement:
Help meet the needs of American society in the areas of youth and scientific education by awarding grants to nonprofits, while strategically assisting communities in deriving long-term benefits.

Funding Priority:
Youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy

IMLS 21st Century Skills Initiative Various grant opportunities are available to libraries through this site.

LEGO Children’s Fund

Mission Statement:
The LEGO Group is committed to helping children develop their creativity and learning skills through constructive play. The LEGO Children's Fund extends this commitment to local and national organizations that support innovative projects and programming to cultivate and celebrate a child's exploration of personal creativity and creative problem-solving in all forms. Our goal is to prepare the next generation - the builders of tomorrow - for a lifetime of creative learning and innovative thinking.

Local and national communities, organizations and groups who cater to children ages birth - 14, with special consideration for the following:

  • groups that support disadvantaged children
  • groups that are supported by LEGO employee volunteers;
  • special projects or programs designed to elevate a child's opportunities for exploring creativity
  • organizations serving Connecticut and Western Massachusetts

Micron Foundation 

The Micron Foundation provides grants and in-kind support for local non-profits to strengthen our communities. By supporting youth-focused organizations we build a foundation for a strong community.

For community grants, eligible organizations must be located near one of the following Micron sites.

  • Boise, Idaho
  • Manassas, Virginia
  • Italy sites
  • Singapore

Microsoft YouthSpark Hub

The majority of our grants to nonprofits organizations are in the form of software, which we make broadly available to eligible organizations. Please visit our software donation page for more information on eligibility and how to apply.

Microsoft provides limited cash grants to eligible organizations whose missions and activities align to our core programs, including YouthSpark. Application for cash grants are by invitation only. Unsolicited requests for cash grants are not accepted.

Make to Learn Initiative

The Make-to-Learn initiative leverages DIY culture, digital practices, and educational research to advocate for placing making, creating, and designing at the core of educational practice.

Afterschool Alliance

Comprehensive STEM funding database at this site.