Avnet Awards 12 U.S. Community Grants to Support Efforts in STEM, DEI, Communities in Crisis, and the Environment


Avnet awarded twelve community grants that support various organizations across the U.S. Avnet focuses on four areas of giving and employee volunteerism: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion), Communities in Crisis, and the Environment. Grants are reviewed and selected on a quarterly basis.

Grants awarded in the current cycle include:

Boys and Girls Clubs of Scottsdale (AZ): Support for their “Adding A to STEM” program through digital art at three under-resourced branches.

Center for Excellence in Education (U.S.): Expansion of their STEM Lyceums across 12 states to increase the accessibility of scientific information to underserved and underrepresented high school students.

Education Empowers (AZ, CA, OR): Virtual and in-person STEM and STEAM programming that reaches over 10,000 youth across multiple states each year, including girls in rural communities.

Girls Scouts AZ Cactus Pine (AZ): Funding will support the pilot of a summer STEAM challenge across AZ, the two-month program will incorporate STEAM programs in workshops and camps.

Girl Scouts of NE Texas (TX): Support for their STEM Center for Excellence which provides girls year-round opportunities in robotics, computer coding, botany, chemistry, and more.

Hattie B. Foundation (AZ): Funding will help transport girls to their summer camp in Sierra Vista, AZ. The camp is designed to foster sisterhood and instill self-assurance in girls between the ages of 6-18.

House of Refuge (AZ): Support of their transitional housing program in Mesa, AZ. Case management services for families include job readiness programs.

Ribbit Network (U.S.): Funding includes sensor kits and educational curriculum to support their vision to create the world’s largest greenhouse gas emissions dataset.

Si Se Puede (AZ): Support of their STEM Robotics program that supports multiple robotics teams in AZ, focusing on under-resourced communities.

Southwest Human Development (AZ): Partnership for their MAKERS of Change Assistive Technology Challenge, where over 280 high school students compete to create a therapeutic solution for a child with a disability.

Swift Youth Foundation (AZ): Support for their STEM/STEAM programming for youth in AZ from under-resourced communities including their summer camp and year-round programs.

Waste Not (AZ): Support for their 35-year-old program that connects tens of thousands of people in need with quality food that would have otherwise gone to waste

Community grants are awarded on a quarterly basis. Nonprofit organizations that have programs that fit into Avnet’s focus areas of STEM, DEI, Communities in Crisis and Environment, are encouraged to apply for funding. Visit Avnet Cares for more information and to access the grant application.

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