F5 Foundation STEM Education Grants ( $50,000 USD)

F5 is committed to helping build the pipeline of tomorrow’s female changemakers and future leaders through our science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) Education Grants by investing in programs to increase access to STEM education and career opportunities for girls and women of color.

About F5

F5, Inc. is an American technology company specializing in application security, multi-cloud management, online fraud prevention, application delivery networking (ADN), application availability & performance, network security, and access & authorization.

F5 is headquartered in Seattle, Washington in F5 Tower, with an additional 75 offices in 43 countries focusing on account management, global services support, product development, manufacturing, software engineering, and administrative jobs. Notable office locations include Spokane, Washington; New York, New York; Boulder, Colorado; London, England; San Jose, California; and San Francisco, California.

F5’s originally offered application delivery controller (ADC) technology,but expanded into application layer, automation, multi-cloud, and security services. As ransomware, data leaks, DDoS, and other attacks on businesses of all sizes are arising, companies such as F5 have continued to reinvent themselves.While the majority of F5’s revenue continues to be attributed to its hardware products such as the BIG-IP iSeries systems, the company has begun to offer additional modules on their proprietary operating system, TMOS (Traffic Management Operating System.).

Benefits of F5 Foundation STEM Education Grants

  • Grant amount is a one-time $50,000 USD grant
  • There are no reporting requirements for this grant
  • Grant funding is unrestricted

Requirements for F5 Foundation STEM Education Grants Qualification

Organizational & Eligibility Requirements:

  • The nonprofit organization must be in operation as a legally registered charitable organization defined by the country in which they operate or fiscally sponsored by a legally registered charitable organization for at least 3 years.
  • The nonprofit’s primary focus must be on increasing access, capacity building, career development, or other related work with the goal of increasing representation of women of color in STEM education, especially the technology sector.
  • Those served through the grant funding must be majority (>50%) women of color and/or girls of color.
  • Organizations must have an operational website. Please note social media does not meet this website requirement.
  • For nonprofits based outside of the United States, an Enhanced Expenditure Responsibility (EER) process will be conducted by F5’s international grantmaking partner, CAF America. Funding will be contingent on the successful completion and approval of the EER process. F5 will cover the cost of the EER fees.
  • Organizations that have written policies that actively discriminate on one’s sexual orientation or gender identity are not eligible to receive a grant.
  • All countries are eligible to apply.

Interview date, Process and Venue

Important Dates:

  • The grant application will be open from July 14, 2023- August 18, 2023 at 11:45pm PST.
  • All applicants will be notified in October 2023 of granting status.
  • Grant transfers will be initiated in October 2023 to selected grant partners.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified? Copy and pasted this link on your browser to apply: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=L_093Ttq0UCb4L-DJ9gcUGaOH0gCFxNDmUpKkft95MZUQ1RNS1NFQUkxQU5DTTdCWEY4WjI0Mkk0Uy4u

All grant applications must be submitted electronically. The application cannot be saved and then completed at a later time. Therefore, we suggest that applicants review the questions below in advance of completing the application. Application total character count maximum is 200,000 characters. The application must be completed in English.

For more details, visit F5 website on http://www.f5.com/company/global-good/us-stem-grant

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