MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The nVent Foundation today announced 11 recipients from its latest round of grants focused on expanding access to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education for youth from underserved and underrepresented communities. This is the second round of grants from the nVent Foundation, following its first 14 awards announced in August. In 2019, the Foundation’s first operating year, a total of $250,000 in grants were awarded to nonprofits serving communities across the U.S. where nVent has business operations.
“We are proud to invest in the communities where we live and work. As a new company that is rooted in inventive electrical solutions, we believe focusing our grant dollars on STEM education is a wise investment in our youth and the future workforce,” said Lynnette Heath, nVent Chief Human Resources Officer and Foundation Vice President. “We’re excited to partner with these great organizations and look forward to hearing about their successes.”
December grants totaling $125,000 were awarded to the following nonprofit organizations:
Science Museum of Minnesota (St. Paul, Minn.) for the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center that seeks to advance equity and inclusion in STEM through programs for students from underrepresented communities
Science from Scientists (Burlingame, Calif.) for interactive STEM lessons for elementary and middle school students taught by expert instructors
National Math and Science Initiative (Dallas, Texas) for professional training for teachers from the Houston metro area on instructional best practices to increase students’ STEM literacy
Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas (Houston, Texas) for the Assembling Your Career program where high school students learn about STEM careers from working professionals
Junior Achievement of San Diego County (San Diego, Calif.) for the Company Program where high school students learn business skills including fiscal management and engineering design theory
Junior Achievement of Northern California (Walnut Creek, Calif.) to support the Power Up for STEM Success program that introduces high school students to STEM careers
Junior Achievement of Greater Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, La.) to support the mobile and virtual Finance Park learning laboratory that is expected to serve 5,500 students during the year
Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio (Cleveland, Ohio) for their hands-on nature and environmental science experiences for youth
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego (San Diego, Calif.) for year-round STEM programming that will serve more than 1,200 students in 2020
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston (Houston, Texas) to support hands-on STEM learning experiences for students at 22 Club sites
Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills (Southern Pines, N.C.) for science equipment for the STEM lab that will serve approximately 1,000 students during the year
About the nVent Foundation
Established in 2019, the mission of the nVent Foundation is to connect with communities and protect our future by supporting quality education programs for youth and charitable causes championed by our employees. The nVent in Action program supports nonprofit and education organizations where nVent employees volunteer or donate money. Through charitable grants, the Foundation is committed to increasing diversity in STEM fields by investing in youth education programs serving students from underrepresented and underprivileged groups in our communities.
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