Innovation Generation Grants have provided $34 million to support STEM programs in the United States and Canada during the past 6 years
Submitted by Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI), today announced its 2013 Innovation Generation grants will provide $4.4 million to more than 100 organizations that ignite passion and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects and careers for teachers and students, especially girls and underrepresented minorities.
Since 2007, Innovation Generation grants have provided $34 million to support more than 400 STEM programs at schools, museums and nonprofits in the United States and Canada.
Motorola Solutions and the Motorola Solutions Foundation are committed to supporting STEM education, which includes bringing together thought leaders to leverage best practices and elevate the dialogue in these subjects. This year, Motorola Solutions plans to host the Change the Equation conference at its headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., where education leaders from businesses in the Midwest will collaborate on strategies to improve STEM learning.
Matt Blakely, director, Motorola Solutions Foundation
“It is important to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Careers in these fields not only pay well, but also solve many of the problems our world faces. The Motorola Solutions Foundation created the Innovation Generation grant program to support instruction and educational experiences that spark young imaginations and turn dreams into the inventions and discoveries that will shape our future.”
About Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. For more information on Motorola Solutions Corporate and Foundation giving, visit www.motorolasolutions.com/giving.
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At Motorola Solutions, our work makes a difference in the critical moments that shape lives, businesses and the world, but our contributions don’t end there. Our company gives back to the communities where it operates through the Motorola Solutions Foundation.
The Foundation, which has donated more than $100 million over the last 10 years, aims to partner with organizations that are creating safer cities and equitable, thriving communities, and prioritizes support for underrepresented populations, including people of color and women. The Foundation focuses its giving in four key areas:
In addition, the Foundation aims to partner with organizations that align to our values of accountability, innovation, impact, diversity and inclusion.
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