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About the Foundation

We fund research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economics


Founded in 1934 by industrialist Alfred P. Sloan Jr., the Foundation is a not-for-profit grantmaking institution that supports high quality, impartial scientific research; fosters a robust, diverse scientific workforce; strengthens public understanding and engagement with science; and promotes the health of the institutions of scientific endeavor. 

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Programs

Our grantmaking is divided thematically across several broad subject areas related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economics.

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