Grants

Grants

Association for Computing Machinery

Association for Computing Machinery

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) www.acm.org is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges.

The Foundation, partnered with ACM and CSTA, to support the first-ever Awards for Teaching Excellence in Computer Science to ten individual teachers. Each winner was awarded $10,000.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Founded in 1977, American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) sustains 4,000 individual members, 189 chartered college and university chapters, 15 professional chapters, and 158 affiliated K-12 schools. AISES provides scholarships, workforce and leadership development, conferences, and K-12 programming to support American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other indigenous peoples of North American in STEM fields.

AISES will offer workshops in early 2017 where ~100 American Indian students in grades 7-12 will participate in hands-on activities using the Sphero robot ball.

Aloe

Aloe

ALOE promotes connections between professionals and under-represented students through service learning and career exploration.

The Foundation supports ALOE STEM camps for middle school children in underserved communities.

https://www.codenow.org/

CodeNow

CodeNow’s mission is to diversify the talent pipeline of students who pursue computer science and technology.

The Foundation has supported 4 intensive coding workshops in Northern California (25 hours over three weekends) for ~150 students and post-workshop internships for successful students.

Code.org

Code.org

Code.org helps students, especially young women and underrepresented students of color, gain access to computer science and coding. Since 2013, the Hour of Code campaign has introduced +100M students to computer science to date.

The Foundation has supported computer science training for teachers and the annual Hour of Code initiative reaching millions of US students.

Computer Technologies Program

Computer Technologies Program

Computer Technologies Program and CTPBerk (CTP) provides computer-related job training and job search support for people with disabilities in the Greater East Bay and San Francisco area. CTP seeks to broaden employment opportunities for people with disabilities by providing training in Information Technologies, self-marketing and advocacy.

CTP held a 1-day event during CSEdweek to feature hands-on robotics and coding activities for autistic youth.

Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment Lab

CREATE Lab

CREATE Lab Community Robotics Education and Technology Empowerment Lab explores socially meaningful innovation and deployment of robotic technologies.

The Foundation is helping to create a new Lab Satellite to engage ~4000 students over the next four years in greater Atlanta and Salt Lake City areas.

Computer Science Teachers Association

CSTA

Computer Science Teachers Association is a membership organization of more than 2#,000 educators established in 2004 by the ACM to serve the needs of K–12 CS education.

CSPDWeek is a new national event, supported by CSTA, to provide best-in-class professional development (PD) to teachers across the country. PD is offered by four well known providers – Exploring Computer Science, Bootstrap (ECS), College Board and NCWIT.

The Foundation grant supports PD of 175 teachers (ECS or Bootstrap curriculum) with anticipated impact of reaching +10K students within first year.

Digital Nest

Digital Nest

Digital Nest creates futures in technology for underserved youth through free computer access, training, adult mentorship, and workforce development.

During CSEdweek Digital Nest hosted a pair of weekend-long Game-Building Hackathons focused on game coding using the industry-standard Unity game engine to High School students from rural, low-income Latino communities, and brought together ~150 participants (youth designers, coders and testers, volunteers, industry mentors).

DonorsChoose.org

DonorsChoose.org

DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help public school students and teachers in need.

The Foundation is matching several crowd-sourced initiatives in high poverty US schools to fund new classroom technology, supplies for maker projects, and CS training for teachers.

Girl Develop It

Girl Develop It

Girl Develop It (GDI) is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable programs for adult women interested in learning web and software development. Girl Develop It empowers women by providing in-person, culture-centered coding classes and learning communities.

GDI hosted a 2.5 day Hackathon in Seattle during CSEdweek to empower women of all ages, abilities, and diverse backgrounds through coding and community, and serving ~50 women and Girl.

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code encourages young women to complete a college‐level computer science education and gain employable skills. The Foundation’s grant supports infrastructure, training, operations and materials to launch 500 GirlWhoCode clubs nationwide and help ~6,000 girls.

Hack The Hood

Hack The Hood

Hack The Hood offers mentorship, culturally-relevant knowledge, and skills to young people of color to pursue careers in tech and become creators of change in their communities.

The Foundation enables intensive, hands-on technology training and supports the development of best practices around training methods and curriculum.

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Hispanic Heritage Foundation identifies, inspires, prepares, positions and connects Latinos in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities.

The Foundation’s funding supports Coding as a Second Language boot camps — introducing youth to computer programming and making technical training and careers accessible to women and underrepresented minorities. HHF partnered with Infosys Foundation USA to deliver 2nd annual LOFT coders summit at Stanford University.

Intracity Geeks

IntraCity Geeks

IntraCity Geeks seeks to increase workplace diversity and reduce income inequality by teaching +1M people in urban centers to code and explore entrepreneurial and STEAM based careers.

The Foundation supports hackathons for middle school students, taught by high school students.

Level Playing Field Institute

Level Playing Field Institute

Level Playing Field Institute provides a continuum of STEM education programs, from middle school through college enrollment, for under-represented students, students of color, low-income students, and first generation students.

The Foundation supports hackathons, Platform Summit conference, and Fairness Matters Forum to explore issues around access in tech and science.

Maker Education Initiative

Maker Education Initiative

Maker Education Initiative supports and empowers educators and communities, particularly, those in underserved areas, to facilitate meaningful making and learning experiences with youth.

The Foundation supports Maker Ed workshops for educators and staff, with a long-term impact on thousands of students and youth.

MathAndCoding

MathAndCoding

MathAndCoding.org provides computer coding programs at over 18 libraries in several communities around the San Francisco Bay Area. Their 20+ motivated high school volunteers have taught programming to over 1,250 children in classes organized across these libraries.

The Foundation is supporting the purchase of laptop to enable coding classes to 500+ children and the upgrade of CodingFarmers board game to target younger children (6-10 years old).

NYAS

New York Academy of Sciences

The New York Academy of Sciences [NYAS] is committed to advancing science, technology, and society worldwide since 1817.

With support from Infosys Foundation USA, the NYAS will create a specialized version of NeXXt Scholars for undergraduate women studying in the United States with an interest in CS. This three-year virtual program will include layered mentorship, 35 hours of online programming, and access to educational resources, career guidance and opportunities, and a network of peers. This Infosys NeXXt Scholars Program will establish a pipeline for 900 young women to pursue CS studies and careers and involve 400 virtual mentors from around the world.

PAUSD

PAUSD

Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) is a public, PreK-12 school district that unites its students, teachers, staff, and parents to deliver a collective vision. PAUSD has over 280 students with special needs across their middle school programs.

The Foundation is supporting PAUSD Department of Special Education’s summer computer coding classes for students with disabilities to improve their technology skills & expose them to new software, computing, engineering and making skills.

Resilient Coders

Resilient Coders

Resilient Coders teaches young people from traditionally underserved communities how to code and align to a meaningful career path.

The Foundation supported a Hackathon during CS Education Week to promote coding to underserved youth.

ScriptEd

ScriptEd

ScriptEd equips students in under-resourced schools with coding classes and professional experiences to create access to tech careers.

The Foundation USA is helping to expand a tuition-free, year-long curricular program to 5 new high-poverty schools in New York.

Stanford University

Stanford University

Stanford University is dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

The Foundation supported The Logic in Secondary Education initiative at the Department of Computer Science to more broadly introduce logic in secondary education curriculum.

Tech Kids Unlimited

Tech Kids Unlimited

Tech Kids Unlimited (TKU) mission is to open up the field of technology to students with disabilities to help them become the techies of tomorrow. TKU's work-based learning programs empower and inspire youth to learn, create, and share the tools of tech while learning computer science thinking.

TKU will host a Special Needs Hackathon for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning and emotional challenges on a weekend in Winter 2017.

Texas Girls Collaborative Project

Texas Girls Collaborative Project

Texas Girls Collaborative Project (TxGCP) connects non-profits, K-12 schools, higher education institutions, companies, organizations and individuals across the state of Texas committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Led by the Women in Engineering Program (WEP) at The University of Texas at Austin, TxGCP provides forums, curriculum, best practices and resources to foster collaborations, build capacity of participating organizations, and create a state-wide network of informed and connected informal and formal STEM educators and advocates.

In early 2017, TxGCP will offer a High School Robotics Day Camp to female students who have little to no experience with robotics. Students will build and program their robot and learn how to incorporate multiple sensors in their design through a variety of creative open-ended challenges.

Yes We Code

Yes We Code

Yes We Code is a Dream Corps initiative that works with partners to help connect 100,000 underrepresented minorities to careers in technology.

In early 2017, #YesWeCode plans to host a 24 hour hackathon called Hack For Detroit for young, black men where groups of 4-6 individuals will isolate one area of concern or improvement that they would like to see change in Detroit.

Partners

Beauty & Joy of Computing

Beauty & Joy of Computing

Beauty & Joy of Computing (BJC) is an introductory computer science curriculum developed at the University of California, Berkeley, intended for non-CS majors at the high school junior through undergraduate freshman level.

Through a matching funds grant and partnership with DonorsChoose.org, the Foundation matched funds towards Beauty and Joy of Computing professional development for 72 teachers in 2016, all of whom teach at high poverty schools located across 16 states including CA, CO, LA, KY, MA, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, and WA.

Bootstrap

Bootstrap

Bootstrap integrates math and computing education to enable equitable access and success in both subjects, for all students in grades 6-12.

The Foundation enabled 80 teachers from underrepresented schools across 19 US states to attend free Bootstrap professional development at CSPDweek in August 2016.

In addition, through a matching funds grant and partnership with DonorsChoose.org, the Foundation matched funds towards Bootstrap professional development for 17 teachers in 2016, all of whom teach at high poverty schools located across California, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Virginia.

Code/Interactive

Code/Interactive

Code/Interactive (C/I) provides districts, schools and teachers with curriculum, tools, training, and ongoing support necessary to implement K-12 computer science courses.

Through a matching funds grant and partnership with DonorsChoose.org, the Foundation matched funds towards professional development on ECS curriculum (facilitated by Code/Interactive) for 23 teachers in 2016, all of whom teach at high poverty schools located in Connecticut and New York.

	Exploring Computer Science

Exploring Computer Science

Exploring Computer Science (ECS) is an introductory year-long high school CS course focused on foundational CS concepts and computational practices. ECS is committed to democratizing CS knowledge by increasing learning opportunities and access for traditionally underrepresented students.

The Foundation enabled 90 teachers from underrepresented schools across 25 US states to attend free ECS professional development at CSPDweek in August 2016.

Mobile CSP

Mobile CSP

Mobile CSP is an AP Computer Science Principles course that focuses on mobile computing where students learn to build socially useful mobile apps.

Through a matching funds grant and partnership with DonorsChoose.org, the Foundation matched funds towards Mobile CSP professional development for 31 teachers in 2016, all of whom teach at high poverty schools located across 18 states including CA, CT, DE, FL, KY, MA, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WI.

NSF

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense.”

Infosys Foundation USA and NSF have partnered to define an end-to-end approach to CS education, developing new evidence-based curricula along with sustainable funding mechanisms to ensure teachers are trained effectively in computer science instruction.

Learn more about the Foundation’s work with NSF through the #CSforAll initiative.

Thriving in Our Digital World

Thriving in Our Digital World

Thriving in Our Digital World is a college-level course which exposes students to the big ideas in computer science that cross disciplinary boundaries. It was developed at the University of Texas at Austin.

Through a matching funds grant and partnership with DonorsChoose.org, the Foundation matched funds towards Thriving in Our Digital World professional development for 15 teachers in 2016, all of whom teach at high poverty schools located throughout California.

Tynker

Tynker

Tynker is a creative computing platform where millions of kids have learned to program and built games, apps and more. Tynker offers self-paced online courses for children to learn coding at home, as well as an engaging programming curriculum for schools.

The Foundation is helping Tynker to offer its premium software to 1,000 classrooms deemed “high-needs”, reaching classrooms in all 50 states.


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