Bringing STEM to Life

Sponsored by The Helen and Will Webster Foundation and Azusa Pacific University, the new Bringing STEM to Life grant program is launching for the 2016-17 school year to provide support for teachers of STEM subjects.

Small grants of $250–$850 will be given for 4 categories:

  1. classroom resources,
  2. field trips,
  3. on-campus presentations,
  4. and/or professional development

Eligibility to Apply

Eligible applicants must teach

  • TK/PK–12th grades
  • at a charter, public, private, or parochial school
  • in Los Angeles County.

We will not be funding requests for computers, iPads, or other tablets this year. Some suggestions for classroom resources include robotics kits, microscopes, and books, but we welcome creative ideas and cross-curricular focus.


We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016-17 grant year.

Notifications will be sent in January 2017.

Check back here or on Facebook in summer 2017 for the 2017-18 grant application.

Application Tips

  • A grant request is more likely to be granted if the application is written well and includes all the information required, particularly on how the use of the grant will relate to the teaching of STEM subjects.
  • We will not contact grant applicants to fill in missing information, so an incomplete or sparse application will be turned down.
  • The application must include the filled-out, signed Substitute W-9 form (available as a link on the application) in order to be eligible for acceptance.
  • Grant checks are issued directly to each grant recipient, so the form should be filled out with the grant applicant’s personal information (not that of a school or district). We are unable to issue checks without a Social Security number on the form.

Note that grants are not considered as taxable income but rather as reimbursements—as long as the receipt(s) and report on the use of the grant are received by June 15, 2017. Grants will only be reported as taxable income in the case of a grant recipient not turning in the required report and receipt(s). More information on the report will be sent with grant notification.

Notification Process

Confirmation of successful submission of the application will appear after the “Submit” button is clicked.

Please do not submit multiple applications. If edits are needed, please email

A copy of the application will be emailed automatically to the email address(es) provided on the application.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide two separate email addresses to help avoid missing any correspondence from us due to spam filters.

After the deadline has passed, notification will be sent. All applicants, whether they are receiving a grant or not, will be sent email notification to the email address(es) provided on the application.

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