Amgen Foundation Awards $3 Million to Khan Academy

Amgen Foundation Awards $3 Million to Khan Academy

The Amgen Foundation in Thousand Oaks, California, has announced a three-year, $3 million grant to Khan Academy to develop a new biology curriculum.

The organization will use the grant to create videos, articles, and practice exercises for high school and Advanced Placement biology students that will be made freely available on the Khan Academy website. The funding builds on a 2015 grant partnership that supported the initial development of Khan Academy's AP and introductory college-level biology content, which includes more than three hundred videos, eighty exercise sets, and nearly two hundred articles; Khan Academy biology lessons are accessed by more than a million students a month.

"The Amgen Foundation has demonstrated a deep commitment to science education for many years, and we're honored by the renewed support of Khan Academy's biology content," said Khan Academy founder and CEO Sal Khan. "The Amgen Foundation's funding allows Khan Academy to create new biology lessons that will enrich the classroom experience for students and teachers everywhere."