The Toshiba America Foundation encourages projects that can improve classroom teaching and learning of science, math, and technology. Proposals from individual teachers or groups of teachers in grades 7-12 will be considered for funding. Proposals are welcomed from public or private schools throughout the United States, but the foundation gives priority consideration to schools in Toshiba America company locations. Grant requests in excess of $5,000 must be received by no later than the first working day in February for March consideration or the first working day in August for September consideration. Smaller grant proposals (under $5,000) are accepted throughout the year. Decisions about small grants are made monthly, except in March and September. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the foundation before or during the proposal preparation process.