Voya Foundation Accepting Applications for STEM and Financial Literacy Programs

The Voya Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Voya Financial, works to ensure that youth are equipped with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) expertise and financial knowledge necessary to compete in the twenty-first century workforce and make smart financial decisions that lead to a secure retirement.

To that end, Voya is accepting applications from organizations that provide innovative and experiential K-8 STEM learning opportunities that promote an early interest in STEM career fields and improve teachers' capabilities in STEM; or that provide financial education curriculum to grade 9-12 students focused on navigating major financial milestones such as student debt, credit, home ownership, financial products and services/financial capability, and family needs.

1) STEM Education: The foundation supports organizations that fund high-quality experiential STEM learning opportunities for children in grades K-8. Programs are evaluated based on improvements in covered STEM concepts and increased interest in STEM careers generated over the course of the program.

2) Financial Literacy: Voya's financial literacy grants support organizations that provide financial literacy curriculum to students in high school (grades 9-12). Programs must cover student debt, credit, home ownership, investing, and understanding of financial products and services (financial capability), and family financial planning.

To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

See the Voya Financial website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.