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When doing outreach, funding your activities is a reality. Below are some suggestions to help you raise money.

SWE Program Development Grants: With generous funding from the ExxonMobil Foundation, and The Ford Motor Company Foundation, these grants are available to support activities of SWE Professional and Collegiate Sections, and SWE Members At Large, and to provide funding for various Committees' pilot projects.

In FY12, to make it easier for members and sections to help achieve a target of $125,000 in grants awarded, we are introducing an online, fillable outreach short form (1 page) hosted by You will need the latest version of your web browser, Adobe Reader and Java Script to complete the form online, although you can also download a pdf and complete it offline, then email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Feel free to download any of these proposal application materials.

For more information visit the Program Development Grant section of MySWE Communities. Note: This resource is available to SWE members only.

SWE Wow! That's Engineering! Grant

If you are new to outreach or want to build a better stronger program, this grant is for you.  If you already have a strong outreach program and are just looking for funding, the Program Development Grant (listed above) is the best route. Wow! That's Engineering! provides SWE sections with funding, training, resources and on-going support to plan and implement a successful hands-on engineering event.

For a better sense of what a Wow! event looks like, watch our video

Apply for a Wow! That's Engineering! Grant.


SWE / Girls Inc. TEEMS Grant

TEEMS (Together Exploring Engineering, Math and Science) is a program set up to promote partnerships between Girls Inc. and SWE. TEEMS provides funding, resources and support for SWE sections and Girls Inc. Affiliates to plan and implement a successful partnership program.

For detailed information about TEEMS please download our Overview Document.

To apply for a TEEMS grant:

  1. Download, complete, and submit the TEEMS Letter of Agreement (LOA)
  2. Complete the TEEMS Project Plan


STEMfinity's List of STEM Grants
This list of Federal, Private Foundation, and STEM Afterschool grants provides short descriptions of each source of funding, along with a link to the application information. Many of these grants are women and minority-focused, with an emphasis on increasing diversity in the STEM workforce.


The National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) awards mini-grants to girl-serving STEM-focused programs that support collaboration. Mini-grant projects must relate to either informal learning or evaluation and assessment. Mini-grants are a small amount of seed funding and are not intended to fully fund entire projects. The maximum mini-grant award is $1000. Learn more at

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