Akamai Foundation Announces 2022 Grantees > Massachusetts

Traditional STEM education grants have expanded beyond K-12 to include “Empower” grants for College, technology career paths and entrepreneurship

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., November 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Akamai Foundation, a nonprofit fund endowed by Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the cloud company that enables and protects life on the Internet, today announces the recipients of the global STEM education grants Akamai Foundation 2022 announced.

The Akamai Foundation is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of technology innovators by supporting STEM education with a focus on the pursuit of excellence in mathematics and the diversification of the technology ecosystem. The scholarships focus on equal access to quality STEM education with supportive programs aimed at bringing more diversity to the technology industry.

In addition to the K-12 STEM grants for early learners, the Foundation introduced a new grant program called Empower. The Empower Scholarship Program is an invitational program being offered for the first time this year. The program expands the foundation’s giving to create more diverse talent in the technology industry by supporting later stages of the talent pipeline, such as: B. Underrepresented population groups in higher education, technological career paths and entrepreneurship. Empower grants are grants with higher thresholds ranging from $25$100,000 and above, with 1 million dollars awarded in this first cycle.

The Akamai Foundation began funding postgraduate initiatives with the associate-to-master degree earlier this year way for technology (“A2M4Tech”) program. This innovative and affordable path into the technology sector is designed for learners beginning their undergraduate education at community college. The development and commissioning of the program is carried out by Northeast University through a $750,000 Akamai Foundation grant. The program addresses institutional barriers that have long slowed progress in achieving equity in computer science. It combines academic study and work by offering students full-time employment opportunities during their studies.

The K-12 STEM Scholarships and Empower Scholarships for Early Learners in 2022 Total 2 million dollars.

“The Akamai Foundation is excited to expand its grant program this year to meet recipients exactly where their needs lie. In addition to our grants for programming grades K-12 worldwide, we provide support for programs focused on tech talent diversification through programs in higher education, college, career paths and entrepreneurship,” he said Kara DiGiacomoExecutive Director, Akamai Foundation.

The Akamai Foundation is excited to partner with the following Empower Grant program Impact Leaders:

Code2040, National (United States)
FFWD, National (USA)
hack the hood, California
Interise, Inc., National (USA)
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyGlobal
NPower Inc., National (USA)
Pro Scholas Inc., Massachusetts
resilient programmers, Massachusetts
The Hidden Genius Project, National (USA)
UNCF (United Negro College Fund), National (USA)

The Akamai Foundation looks forward to partnering with the following K-12 scholarship programs and building relationships with the communities where Akamai employees live and work:

Costa Rica
rocket girl
Funda Vida Foundation

Akshara Foundation

Education for the Future Foundation Foundation for the development of mathematical education
Foundation children’s university in the classroom
Catalyst Education Foundation
Mamo Pracuj Foundation
Sarigato Foundation

United States
Girls Who Code, National
ChicTech, National
Hack Foundation, National

genesys works, California
hidden Genius Project, California
streetcode academy, California
code art inc, Florida
NAF Mega Student Industry Conference, Florida
IT Women Foundation, Inc., Florida
Florida Conference of the SDA, Florida
Project Lift, Inc. Florida
Girl incorporated by Greater Atlanta, Georgia
Learn Fresh Education Co., Georgia
Steamsport Inc., Georgia
Bmore Empowered, Inc., Maryland
Boys and Girls Club Bostoninc, Massachusetts
Boys and Girls Club Dorchesterinc, Massachusetts
Metrowest, Inc. Boys’ and Girls’ Club, Massachusetts
breakthrough Greater Bostoninc, Massachusetts
Brookview House, Inc., Massachusetts
calculus project, Massachusetts
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), Massachusetts
innovators for purpose, Massachusetts
jr tech, Massachusetts
kids in tech, Massachusetts
Latino STEM Alliance, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts
Mass Insight Education and Research Institute Inc., Massachusetts
Prospect Hill Academy Charter School Foundation Inc., Massachusetts
Development of Science and Technology Education (SEED), Massachusetts
Girls Science Club, Inc., Massachusetts
Science by Scientists, Inc., Massachusetts
The Youth Project Inc. Massachusetts
STEM from Dance, new York
tech kids unlimited, new York
Canary Academy Online, Inc, Virginia
Center for Excellence in Education, Virginia
Cornerstones, Inc., Virginia
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated, Washington, D.C
society for science and public, Washington, D.C

The submission window for funding applications 2023 will open in the first quarter of 2023. Important dates and guidelines for grant submissions will be communicated through the Akamai Foundation website later this year.

About the Akamai Foundation

The Akamai Foundation is a private corporate foundation dedicated to providing equitable access to STEM education with a focus on digital equity and inclusiveness and excellence in mathematics.

Serving as a catalyst for change, the Akamai Foundation is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of technology innovators through support of STEM education, with a focus on the pursuit of excellence in mathematics in grades K-12, while providing additional leverage to diversify the Technology talents will be explored pipeline. The Foundation’s reach is global through direct grants to locally registered charities and global non-governmental organizations that focus on supporting underrepresented groups within today’s technology workforce.

For more information, see Annual report 2021 of the foundation.

About Akamai

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