Synopsys Outreach Foundation - STEM Opportunity Fund

Applications Open this Fall

The STEM Opportunity Fund seeks to support organizations, schools, & districts working to address the student STEM equity gap in the Greater Bay Area K-12 education. Funds are available in the following categories:

STEM Event Sponsorship

($25,000 max) – ie: STEAM expos, family STEAM nights, etc.

STEM Event Sponsorship Overview

Field Trip

($5,000 max) – ie: transportation and admission to local experiences, etc.

Field Trip Overview

Materials and Programs

($10,000 max) – ie: teacher training, maker spaces, etc.

Materials and Programs Overview

Guidelines and Rules

  • Eligibility – To be eligible to receive funding your organization, school, or district must meet the qualifications set forth below. Only:
    • Nonprofit organizations
    • K-12 public schools
    • School districts
    • Dependent charter schools
    • Independent charter schools with 501(c)(3)public charity status
    • Private non-profit schools with 501(c)(3) public charity status are eligible for grant consideration.

    Private companies (without charitable status) are ineligible to receive these monies.

  • The applicant must successfully complete the application process provided by the Synopsys Outreach Foundation and be able to provide evidence of their charitable status.
    1. The program/project, field trip, or event must take place within the 2023/2024 academic school year.
    2. The program/project, field trip, or event must primarily (>50% participants) serve the age band specified.
    3. The program/project, field trip, or event must share a summary with SOF, after funds have been spent. A form will be provided to awardees to share summary information.
    4. Late applications will not be accepted.
    5. Employees, officers, and directors of Synopsys, Inc, The Outreach Foundation, and their immediate family members (spouses, siblings, children, and parents, regardless of where they live) or members of the same households (whether related or not) of such individuals are not eligible.
    6. SOF may choose to fund some or all of any program/project, field trip, or event based on their application. Historical grantees will not be granted preferential service.
    7. Monies must be used within the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma
    8. Participants and/or families of the program/project, field trip, or event must not be charged a fee to participate.
    9. The purpose of this fund is to support organizations, schools, & districts working to address the student STEM equity gap in the Greater Bay Area K-12 education. For your program/project, field trip, or event to be funded, it must align with this purpose.

Applicants agree to abide by all official rules. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Tax consequences (if any) are the responsibility of the recipient.

Any and all questions about this grant program can be sent to hello@outreach-foundation.org. Thank you for all that you do for Bay Area students.
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