The Burns & McDonnell ( Foundation is partnering with schools to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders in the communities across the country where their employee-owners live and work. Schools are invited to apply for grants from up to $5,000 to enhance STEM learning in the classroom and school-based STEM programs. The application deadline for the 2023-24 school year is April 7.

Grant requests will be evaluated by Burns & McDonnell employee-owners based on their program priorities:

  • Engage underrepresented and underserved students
  • Benefit groups of students (e.g., extracurricular clubs/teams, classroom, grade, school)
  • Support ongoing STEM project-based learning and design thinking throughout the academic year

All grantees will provide brief updates showing spending to date and sharing the impact of the grant in the academic year their grant is utilized. Grantees will be encouraged to share the impact of the grant via social media. Schools must be located within 75 miles of an eligible Burns & McDonnell community to be eligible, and applications must be submitted by a school staff member.

Grant award notifications will be sent by May 5, and funds must be utilized within 12 months of the date of award. Go to for full details and to submit your application.

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