The Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions announced more than $10 million in grant funding this year to charitable organizations around the world. The grants will benefit more than 2 million students, first responders, teachers, veterans and community members in 32 countries, with a focus on nonprofit organizations that provide education in technology, engineering and public safety.
“The Foundation is committed to supporting both today’s and tomorrow’s engineers and first responders,” said Monica Mueller, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “We are proud to partner with organizations across the globe that work to create safer cities and promote innovative technology education for students.”
Since 1995, the Motorola Solutions Foundation has awarded nearly $300 million in grants. This year’s grants were awarded based on input from more than 400 Motorola Solutions employees worldwide who volunteered to be grant reviewers.
Visit the Motorola Solutions Foundation website to see the list of 2019 United States and international grant recipients. Examples of 2019 grant recipients include:
- MATE Inspiration for Innovation: Inspires students to learn and creatively apply technology and engineering skills to solve real-world problems through underwater robot challenges and competitions.
- Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs: Provides mental health resilience and awareness training for firefighters in Newfoundland, Labrador and the Northwest Territories.
- National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives: Provides a mentoring program to support women entering the law enforcement field and those who are progressing through their careers.
- The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation Inc.: Offers a variety of academic enrichment programs for indigenous students across Australia pursuing degrees in engineering and technology.
- Passerelles Numériques: Provides education as well as technical and professional training in the digital sector to underprivileged youth.
- University College London: Teaches students and staff about the physical vulnerability of school buildings against earthquakes, floods and typhoons through a program focused on the safety of community and school facilities.
- Penang Science Cluster: Project Ignite inspires 5,200 students and 520 teachers from 30 schools to be inventors by engaging with STEM and the arts. The program fosters critical and creative thinking, collaboration and effective communication where students learn the design thinking process, coding and electronics using Arduino software to build prototypes with the aim to solve problems in their community.
- University Malaya: Two post-graduate students will be given scholarships to provide essential analysis, design and implementation skills in ambient RF energy harvesting integrated circuits design and its applications.
- Universiti Malaysia Pahang: MySTEM engages 550 school children, aged between 11-16 years old and 25 school teachers. Students will completevarious engineering modules that lead to a larger hackathon and competition.