Toyota USA Foundation today announced $1.3 million in new grants to support innovative K-12 math, science, engineering and environmental science education programs, with a focus on programs that serve diverse and underserved communities. These new grants, combined with the more than $3.8 million in multi-year commitments, total to more than $5 million that the Toyota Foundation has disbursed to nonprofit organizations this year. Specific dollar amounts for each organization can be found in the PDF here: http://bit.ly/O3etoy
These exciting initiatives range from hands-on oceanic restoration with the O’Neill Sea Odyssey, to interactive STEM workshops with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, to a bilingual computer game designed to teach math skills from the University of Denver, and more. Both the new and existing programs build on the Toyota USA Foundation’s mission to promote diversity, inter-disciplinary learning and real-world STEM applications.