Grants Database

The Foundation awards approximately 200 grants per year (excluding the Sloan Research Fellowships), totaling roughly $80 million dollars in annual commitments in support of research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economics. This database contains grants for currently operating programs going back to 2008. For grants from prior years and for now-completed programs, see the annual reports section of this website.

Grants Database

Grantee
Amount
City
Year
  • grantee: Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
    amount: $400,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2018

    To provide renewed support for STEM Saturdays

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator George Delagrammatikas

    The STEM Saturdays program, launched in 2017 under the direction of George Delagrammatikas, professor of mechanical engineering at the Cooper Union, aims to engage talented, at-risk New York City high school students in engineering activities. The curriculum focuses on teaching in-depth understanding of microcontroller applications and computer programming skills and includes lunch time presentations on the college admissions process, career development, intellectual property, and patent law. Students work with electronic circuits, switches, resistors, digital inputs, LCDs, DC motors, photocells, RFID modules, and IR receivers. They also learn to program computers to create a “smart home,” with connected lighting, HVAC, and motion alarm systems; and work in teams to develop a design project using engineering principles to solve current, real-world problems. This grant provides three years of operational support for the continuation of STEM Saturdays. In addition to continued operation of the program, grant funds will support a series of program improvements, including increased training of the mentors, and more timely access to instructional materials. In addition, Cooper Union will formally link STEM Saturdays with their long?running Summer STEM program to create a progression of STEM college readiness support for underserved students; formally incorporate both programs into their undergraduate admissions strategy to increase diversity within their STEM enrollment; develop the financial and institutional support for long?term sustainability of the program; and engage other New York City STEM outreach programs to expand opportunities for students across New York City.

    To provide renewed support for STEM Saturdays

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  • grantee: Fund for the City of New York
    amount: $525,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2018

    To improve local decision-making by continuing to build technical capacity in NYC borough president offices and community boards

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Noel Hidalgo

    BetaNYC aims to improve civic technology and open data usage in New York City. The organization partners with New York’s borough president offices and the 59 community boards under them, focusing on how better use of technology and access to data can improve on-the-ground decision-making at a hyper-local scale. Among many other activities, BetaNYC runs a Civic Innovation Fellows program, which puts CUNY undergraduates to work identifying and addressing technology needs at borough president offices and community boards; offers open data training to municipal government workers; developed an open data dashboard to allow community board members to quickly and intuitively access relevant data, like the number and type of complaints received; and has launched several new software tools to inform community-level issues like liquor licensing or tenant disputes. Funds from this grant provide two years of operational support for BetaNYC.

    To improve local decision-making by continuing to build technical capacity in NYC borough president offices and community boards

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  • grantee: hackNY
    amount: $397,900
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2018

    To support the local NYC tech startup community through community events, hackathons, and summer fellowships; and to help HackNY develop and execute on new sustainability models to support these activities in the future

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Chris Wiggins

    Devoted to cultivating the community of software engineers living in and around New York City, hackNY runs community-building hackathons as well as a marquee summer fellowship that combines internships with networking and cohort training in practical career skills. As a complement to summer intern programs run by Google and Facebook, the hackNY internship program specifically works with start-up companies that do not have the resources to run their own efforts. Funds from this grant provide operational support for hackNY for two years.

    To support the local NYC tech startup community through community events, hackathons, and summer fellowships; and to help HackNY develop and execute on new sustainability models to support these activities in the future

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  • grantee: Stevens Institute of Technology
    amount: $19,762
    city: Hoboken, NJ
    year: 2018

    To pilot two middle school Math Circles in NYC that informs the development of a system of Math Circles in the NYC area

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Jan Cannizzo

    To pilot two middle school Math Circles in NYC that informs the development of a system of Math Circles in the NYC area

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  • grantee: Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, Inc.
    amount: $20,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2017

    To promote unrepresented minorities within the investment management industry by maximizing the pipeline of diversity into finance and top business sectors and to ensure that diverse talent is identified early and provided with the access, resources, and professional development needed to succeed

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Julian Johnson

    To promote unrepresented minorities within the investment management industry by maximizing the pipeline of diversity into finance and top business sectors and to ensure that diverse talent is identified early and provided with the access, resources, and professional development needed to succeed

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  • grantee: Art of Problem Solving Foundation
    amount: $20,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2017

    To provide partial support for the BEAM 6 program

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Ruthi Hortsch

    To provide partial support for the BEAM 6 program

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  • grantee: Fund for the City of New York
    amount: $350,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2017

    To improve local decision-making by building technical capacity in NYC borough president offices and community boards

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Noel Hidalgo

    Founded by civic technologist Noel Hidalgo, BetaNYC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping key New York City constituencies take advantage of already-accessible open civic data. Hidalgo has identified New York’s borough president offices and community boards as particularly promising sites of leverage where better access to civic data could be of direct and immediate value to local governance, and where better technical literacy and capacity could tangibly improve New Yorkers’ experience of government. Among its programs, BetaNYC runs a Community Information Fellowship that places CUNY undergraduates in the Manhattan Borough President’s office, where they identify and work to fill gaps in technical expertise at the community board. This grant would build on that program to pilot a “Civic Innovation Lab” in the Borough President’s office that will build prototype solutions to data problems identified by these fellows. The grant is being made to the Fund for the City of New York, a not-for-profit that provides fiscal sponsorship and administrative support to charitable efforts aimed at benefiting the City and its residents.

    To improve local decision-making by building technical capacity in NYC borough president offices and community boards

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  • grantee: Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, Inc.
    amount: $20,000
    city: Far Rockaway, NY
    year: 2017

    To provide partial support for the Environmentor Program, a science research internship program

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Jeanne DuPont

    To provide partial support for the Environmentor Program, a science research internship program

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  • grantee: New York University
    amount: $20,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2017

    To provide partial support for the Cyber Security program for High School Women

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Phyllis Frankl

    To provide partial support for the Cyber Security program for High School Women

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  • grantee: Fund for the City of New York
    amount: $124,893
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2017

    To build technical capacity within NYC borough president offices and community boards, and to develop a sustainable model for such activities going forward

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Noel Hidalgo

    To build technical capacity within NYC borough president offices and community boards, and to develop a sustainable model for such activities going forward

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