For more than forty years, the North American Association for Environmental Education has worked at the intersection of environmental policy, advocacy, and education, with the goal of leveraging the knowledge and civic engagement of individuals, organizations, and communities for environmental change.
In partnership with Underwriter Laboratories, which assists a diverse spectrum of companies in systems and supply chain-based services, NAAEE is accepting applications for the UL Innovative Education Award. Through the program, grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to five nonprofit organizations working to advance environmental literacy through the use of STEM principles.
The award recognizes nonprofits that have demonstrated strategic impact in an environmentally-driven STEM field. To be considered for a grant, projects must include the following: a focus on STEM-based learning, civic engagement and social responsibility, and real solutions for change. The funds can be applied toward innovation development, project capacity building, and improvement of industry best practices through the dissemination of program successes.
To be eligible, organizations must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, be based in the U.S. or Canada, and serve children and/or educators serving children in grades K-12. In addition, the organization's operating budget may not exceed $3 million.
For program guidelines and to apply, see the UL Innovative Education Award website.