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North American STEM and Youth Leadership Grants

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Youth STEM
and Leadership Programs in Eligible States

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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H.B. Fuller Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/01/17 Midnight


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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to USA nonprofits for initiatives to provide STEM education or leadership development to youth in the funding service area. Grants are available to organizations located within the communities where the company operates: Aurora, Illinois; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Greater Atlanta, Georgia; Paducah, Kentucky; and Vancouver, Washington.

Funding is provided in two program areas:
- STEM education – youth education initiatives in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
- Leadership development for youth – organizations and programs that help young people become successful, productive adults.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179762

Estimated Size of Grant:

Individual grants typically range from $5,000 to $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant Requirements
1. Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations
2. Projects aligned with H.B. Fullers’ focus areas and aiming to benefit people where employees live and work
3. Organizations located in, or within the surrounding community, of an H.B. Fuller manufacturing facility: Aurora, IL; Grand Rapids, MI; Greater Atlanta; Paducah, KY; and Vancouver, WA.

Grant Disqualifiers - H.B. Fuller will not make grants to fund:
- General operating funds
- Capital campaigns and endowments
- Fraternal or veterans organizations, with the exception of programs that benefit the broader community directly
- Religious groups for religious purposes
- Political/lobbying organizations
- Travel
- Basic or applied research
- Disease-specific organizations
- Courtesy, goodwill or public service advertisements
- Fundraising events or sponsorships
- General support of educational institutions
- Individuals, including scholarships
- Programs that appear to be the responsibility of the government, unless they are a community-based effort directed at improving the delivery of government-funded services

Pre-Application Information:

Grants to support STEM education and youth leadership development are reviewed twice a year with proposals accepted March 1 – October 1.

See below in Supporting Documents for Application Instructions and Grant Guidelines.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

The H.B. Fuller Company Foundation online grant application is available at:
Application portal active from March 1.

For application assistance, contact:

Anna Bosak
Community Affairs Specialist
H.B. Fuller Foundation
1200 Willow Lake Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55110
Office: +1 651-236-5364
Mobile: +1 651-231-8557

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Georgia;   Illinois;   Kentucky;   Michigan;   Washington