Media Alert: Infosys Foundation USA Announced as New Funding Partner in Network Exceeding Goal of Training 100,000 New STEM Teachers by 2021

Infosys Foundation USA among six new funders that commit to supporting the STEM education network

September 05, 2019

(New York) – 100Kin10, a national organization dedicated to solving the STEM teacher shortage by 2021, announced today that Infosys Foundation USA is joining the network as a funder.

Five other new funders join the network this year, committing to fund the work of 100Kin10 to end the STEM teacher shortage and engage in the collaborative learning life of the network. Infosys Foundation USA is joining along with the Grable Foundation, College Football Playoff Foundation, STEM Next Opportunity Fund, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Lyda Hill Philanthropies.

In addition to new funding partners,100Kin10 also announced 41 new programmatic partners joining the organization’s ranks this year. New partners include Chicago Public Schools, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and Council of Chief State School Officers, among others.

This is the seventh and final cohort of partners for 100Kin10 during its first 10 years. The organization launched in 2011 as an answer to President Obama’s call during his 2011 State of the Union address to train 100,000 new STEM teachers in a decade. 100Kin10 is on track to exceed their goal of training 100,000 teachers by 2021, with more than 68,000 teachers currently trained.

The final round of growth specifically focuses on 100Kin10’s latest project: tackling what they’ve identified as the root causes of the STEM teacher shortage. If solved, these ‘catalysts’ – which include bonuses, scholarships or loan forgiveness for STEM teachers, increasing professional development and state tracking of STEM teacher supply and demand – would more sustainably end the teacher shortage.

About Infosys Foundation USA
Infosys Foundation USA was established in 2015 with the mission of expanding computer science (CS) and maker education to K-12 students and teachers across the United States, with a specific focus on increasing access to underrepresented communities. The Foundation achieves impact through delivering professional development programs for teachers, partnering with leading nonprofits, and delivering innovative media campaigns that raise awareness about the Foundation’s commitment to bridging the digital divide. To date across all 50 states, the Foundation has reached approximately 14k teachers, 4 million students, and 22k schools.

About 100Kin10
100Kin10 is network of best-in-class organizations collectively responding to the moonshot call to put 100,000 new, excellent STEM teachers in America’s classrooms by 2021. Though their pioneering networked impact approach, 100Kin10 encourages multi-sector collaboration and provides the vision and resources to help nonprofits, foundations, academic institutions and businesses meet their ambitious commitments to educate the next generation of innovators and problem solvers. More information is available at

Media contact:
Justine Moscatello
Infosys Foundation USA
+1 469 412 56388