The Saxena Family Foundation has a particular focus on initiatives that promote US science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and the empowerment of girls, female children, and young women so that they have equal rights later in life. The foundation focuses on empowerment programs to include economic, educational, and political empowerment of women through literacy programs, jobs, and life-skills training. Previous grantees have included schools, universities, and nonprofit organizations.
When considering the award of grants and scholarships from the foundation, the selection committee weighs a variety of factors. The grant application is reviewed with other eligibility factors, which are as follows:
• Organizations must be classified as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) and as public charities under section 509(a); organizations cannot be a private foundation under section 509(a). For-profit organizations are not eligible for funding.
• Churches and religious organizations may be eligible to receive funding for activities that are nonsectarian and benefit the larger community.
• While some unrestricted funding is provided, the foundation prefers to fund specific projects.
Eligibility: Public, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award: Most awards range from $5,000 to $50,000.
Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round.
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