In 2020, the Foundation provided more than $10 million to nonprofits worldwide through its annual grant program. The 2020 program supported nearly 200 organizations across 30 countries – benefiting more than two million students and first responders.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation has recently launched its 2021 Grant Program that offers $50,000 in funding to organizations that are creating safer cities and thriving communities, and prioritizes underrepresented populations, including people of color and females.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation.
The grant program has three primary areas of focus:
- Technology and engineering education: Engaging students in innovative, hands-on activities, such as coding, programming, computer science and robotics to prepare the next generation of innovators.
- Public safety education: Providing resources to first responders and the communities they serve and supporting fallen first responders’ families; Investing in key policing initiatives – specifically, preparing youth for public safety careers, conducting school safety training, supporting mental wellness and providing leadership training for women and people of colour.
- Blended programs: Programs that combine both technology and engineering education and public safety education.
Within each area of focus, the grant program supports underrepresented populations, including persons of colour and females.
All organizations interested in receiving a Motorola Solutions Foundation grant must first submit an inquiry form. The deadline for inquiry form submissions is Monday, February 1, 2021. The Motorola Solutions Foundation team will then select those organizations that most align with their public safety and/or technology and engineering education programming. These organizations will be invited to submit a 2021 formal online application by April 15, 2021.
For more information, visit https://www2.fundsforngos.org/latest-funds-for-ngos/motorola-solutions-foundation-announces-2021-grant-program/