Funding & Awards
Grant Spotlight: Free Gear for Your Makerspace from SparkFun
New for 2017, SparkFun has launched a formal grant program that is awarding prize packages and sponsorships on the monthly basis to educational and non-profit organizations to support makerspaces, coding, robotics labs and STEM- and STEAM-related activities.
SparkFun is not your usual ed tech company. Its focus is on “electronics literacy,” with a strong emphasis on making and coding. It specializes in distributing hardware based on open source designs and currently offers some 2,000 open source “components and widgets.”
As for the new grant program, the SparkFun Community Partner program doesn’t award pre-determined prize packages. Rather, it asks applicants what their needs are (a package of products, a sponsorship,…