Grants for STEM Education Programs
nVent believes a skilled workforce, one that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities, is critical to the ongoing success of our company and society as a whole.
To help develop a healthy talent pipeline, nVent and the nVent Foundation focus a portion of their giving on STEM – science, technology, engineering and math - education opportunities for young people, particularly underrepresented and underprivileged groups in communities where nVent has business operations. nVent is especially interested in programs that offer hands-on learning experiences and introduce young people to STEM related career opportunities.
To learn more, please see our funding guidelines below for this grant program.
STEM Education Grant Guidelines
nVent focuses a portion of its giving on STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – education opportunities for youth in our communities. We are particularly interested in programs serving students from underrepresented and underprivileged groups that offer hands-on learning experiences and introduce young people to STEM related career opportunities.
nVent generally offers two funding opportunities per year for STEM education programs. To qualify, organizations must operate programs near nVent facilities in the U.S. Individual grants typically range from $5,000 - $15,000. For the remainder of 2019, this grant program is by invitation only.
nVent Locations In the U.S.
Chandler, Arizona; El Dorado Hills, California; Redwood City, California; San Diego, California; Union City, California; Clive, Iowa; Posen, Illinois; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Anoka, Minnesota; St. Louis Park, Minnesota; Aberdeen, North Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; Dickinson, North Dakota; Sparks, Nevada; Solon, Ohio; Malvern, Pennsylvania; Warwick, Rhode Island; Beaumont, Texas; Freeport, Texas; Houston, Texas; Hutchins, Texas; and Pharr, Texas.
Organizations must be recognized by and registered with the Unites States Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) public charity.
Ineligible Recipient Organizations
Ineligible organizations include, but are not limited to the following (please note that this list may be expanded or amended at any time):
- Political, fraternal and professional organizations
- Religious organizations (churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship), or other organizations primarily promoting religious purposes
- Organizations that support pro-life or pro-choice issues
- Private foundations, donor advised funds and supporting organizations
- Government agencies
- Individual schools and their foundations
- Individuals including scholarship programs
- Organizations that do not comply with nVent’s Supplier Code of Conduct policy
- Organizations that do not comply with the USA Patriot Act (or other applicable anti-terrorism rules/laws)
2019 Grant Recipients
July Grant Recipients
Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities (St. Paul, MN) for out of school STEM enrichment activities
Camp Fire Minnesota (St.Louis Park, MN) for in school and camp based environmental education
Dunwoody College of Technology (Minneapolis, MN) for the Youth Career Awareness Program
Great Lakes Museum of Science, Environment and Technology (Cleveland, OH) for programs serving all sixth and seventh grade students of Cleveland Metropolitan School District
High Tech Kids (Golden Valley, MN) for STEM programs that teach coding, building and team skills
Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest (St. Paul, MN) for the JA BizTown program
Minnesota Computers for Schools (Minneapolis, MN) for in school and after school programs for underserved teens
Rhode Island Computer Museum (Kingstown, RI) for the Splash computer science program
Science from Scientists (Bloomington, MN) for STEM enrichment programs serving elementary and middle school students
St. Cloud Technical and Community College Foundation (St. Cloud, MN) for the VEX Robotics programe
STARBASE Minnesota (St. Paul, MN) for interactive science and engineering learning experiences for elementary students
The Bakken Museum (Minneapolis, MN) for STEM outreach programs for underserved children
The Works Museum (Bloomington, MN) for the Engineering for All program
Volunteers of America of Minnesota (Edina, MN) for STEM explorations for high school students