The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation funds projects that help young people (defined as up to age 26) with disabilities develop the leadership and employment skills they need to succeed, particularly for careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics (STEAM). Programs must be national in scope or intended to be replicated nationally to be eligible for funding.
MEAF supports projects from organizations that develop support US youth with disabilities; present an innovative approach that leads to measurable employment outcomes for youth with disabilities; create tools for employers that help break down barriers and increase employment opportunities for youth and veterans with disabilities; promote the full-inclusion of youth with disabilities alongside peers without disabilities and promote inclusive, competitive employment practices; and have a well-defined evaluation, dissemination and replication plan.
Preference is given to projects that take place in Mitsubishi Electric community locations or that involve Mitsubishi Electric Employee Volunteers. The application process requires the initial submission of an eligibility quiz online.
Eligibility: Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award: Awards range from $10,000 to $75,000 for one to three years.
Deadline: The eligibility quiz is open April 1 through June 15, annually.
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