Subject: Youth Development, Technology Education, STEM
Deadline: May 19, 2017
"As technology becomes more ingrained in our society, Best Buy knows it is increasingly necessary for youth to develop the 21st-century skills that will set them up for future career success. Yet, we also know that a participation gap exists. Too many teens have little or no access to technology and, as a result, they fall behind their peers. As a company, and through the Best Buy Foundation, we are on a mission to provide teens with places and opportunities to develop technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices. We strive to leverage our local community presence, our technology resources and our talented employees to provide new and creative programs to serve our communities. The Best Buy Foundation will donate Community Grants to local and regional nonprofit organizations that provide teens with places and opportunities to develop 21st century technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices. Examples of program activities include: computer programming, digital imaging (photography, graphic design, videography), music production, robotics, gaming and mobile app development."
Funder: The Best Buy Foundation
Eligibility: "Best Buy seeks applications from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and public agencies that have tax-exempt status and are giving teens access to opportunities through technology. Organization must provide direct services to build technology skills in teens ages 13-18. Eligible nonprofits may be a public or nonprofit community-based organization. Location must be within 50 miles of a Best Buy store, Best Buy Mobile location, Best Buy Distribution Center, Best Buy Service Center or Best Buy’s corporate campus."
Amount: Up to $10,000