MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The newly established nVent Foundation today announced its first grants to nonprofit organizations, with a focus on youth education programs. In awarding 14 grants in communities where nVent Electric plc has business operations in the U.S., the Foundation selected programs that offer hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning experiences to young people, especially youth from underserved or underrepresented communities.
“We are proud to partner with these great organizations and are excited to be awarding our first charitable grants as a new company. STEM education is a natural focus area for nVent, and we look forward to learning more about the positive impact these programs have in our communities,” said Beth Wozniak, nVent CEO and nVent Foundation president.
The 14 nonprofit organizations selected include:
Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities (St. Paul, Minn.) for out-of-school STEM enrichment activities
Camp Fire Minnesota (St. Louis Park, Minn.) for in-school and camp-based environmental education
Dunwoody College of Technology (Minneapolis, Minn.) for the Youth Career Awareness Program
Great Lakes Museum of Science, Environment and Technology (Cleveland, Ohio) for programs serving all sixth and seventh grade students of Cleveland Metropolitan School District
High Tech Kids (Golden Valley, Minn.) for STEM programs that teach coding, building and team skills
Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest (St. Paul, Minn.) for the JA BizTown program
Minnesota Computers for Schools (Minneapolis, Minn.) for in-school and after-school programs for underserved teens
Rhode Island Computer Museum (Kingstown, R.I.) for the Splash computer science program
Science from Scientists (Bloomington, Minn.) for STEM enrichment programs serving elementary and middle school students
St. Cloud Technical and Community College Foundation (St. Cloud, Minn.) for the VEX Robotics program
STARBASE Minnesota (St. Paul, Minn.) for interactive science and engineering learning experiences for elementary students
The Bakken Museum (Minneapolis, Minn.) for STEM outreach programs for underserved children
The Works Museum (Bloomington, Minn.) for the Engineering for All program
Volunteers of America of Minnesota (Edina, Minn.) for STEM explorations for high school students
About the nVent Foundation
Established in 2019, the mission of the nVent Foundation is to connect with communities and protect our future by supporting quality education programs for youth and charitable causes championed by our employees. The nVent in Action program supports nonprofit and education organizations where nVent employees volunteer or donate money. Through charitable grants, the Foundation is committed to increasing diversity in STEM fields by investing in youth education programs serving students from underrepresented and underprivileged groups in our communities.
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