Sponsored by OMRON Foundation, Inc.
Eligibility: Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award(s): Awards range from $250 to $100,000.
Deadline(s): Preliminary applications are accepted year-round.
Focus: Engineering, Special Needs, STEM/STEAM/STREAM, Technology Education/Computer Science, Underserved Populations/At Risk
Grade Level(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, Adult, Higher Ed, 9-12
Content Area(s): Mathematics, Science
Themes and Skills: Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Innovation, Problem Solving
Description: The OMRON Foundation, Inc. coordinates the charitable efforts of all OMRON offices in the United States and is funded by OMRON’s subsidiaries in North America, who contribute a portion of their sales. Among the foundation’s funding priorities are programs to support education from elementary to college, with a focus on engineering, science, mathematics, and technology. The foundation also supports programs for the disabled; to provide basic needs (food, clothing, and shelter), disaster relief, and health; and to promote Japanese American cross-cultural enrichment.
Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status. The foundation gives preference to local organizations in communities with OMRON operations and organizations where OMRON employees volunteer. The foundation also prefers to fund specific programs over general operating expenses. Interested applicants must first submit a preliminary application by email. Select organizations will then be invited to submit a full proposal.
Contact: OMRON Foundation, Inc.
2895 Greenspoint Pkwy. Ste. 100
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Email: OFI@omron.com (For submitting applications); or use the online contact form (For questions)