Corporate Responsibility

Motorola Solutions Foundation

More than 50 employees from the Legal, Government Affairs & Corporate Communications team beautified the home of a local veteran family in partnership with Motorola Solutions Foundation grant partner Operation Homefront in Hanover Park, IL.

 

The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation.

Founded in 1953, the Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its financial contributions on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming.

Grant applications are accepted only during certain timeframes. Applications for the Innovation Generation Grants for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs are accepted from January through April.  Applications from technology, education and safety programs that take place outside of North America are accepted from March through June.  Applications for programs that increase public safety sector are accepted from May through July.  The grant programs are competitive and, due to the large volume of applications, not all organizations that apply will receive support.  Please check back during the appropriate grant cycle for information on guidelines and application deadlines.

The Motorola Solutions Foundation does not accept grant applications via standard mail or fax.  The online application process is the only accepted form of application.  

Public Safety Grants

  • The Foundation supports programs that provide training to first responders, support the families of fallen first responders, or educate the general public on safety issues.
  • Requests can be made for grants between $1,000 and $15,000 for local-level programs in the United States and Canada that are implemented in the second half of the current calendar year, or the following calendar year.
  • The 2014 application cycle for the Public Safety grant awards is now closed.  The 2014 Public Safety Grant recipients will be announced soon.

Innovation Generation (STEM) Grants in North America

The Innovation Generation Grant Program is designed to inspire students to learn about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and increase engagement in STEM careers by providing support to education programs for elementary through university students and teachers in the United States and Canada.  Two types of grants are offered: 

  • Local Impact Grants target innovative and hands-on STEM education programs.  Grant requests must be between $15,000 and $60,000 for projects that start after June.
  •  National Partnership Grants support large-scale, multi-regional STEM education programs that impact at least 150 primary participants.  The maximum grant request is $250,000, and the minimum request is $50,000.  Projects must start after June and may last up to two years.

Congratulations to the 2014 Innovation Generation Grant recipients.  To see a full list of winners, click here.

The Innovation Generation Grant application cycle for 2014 is closed.  Check the website in January for information on the 2015 Innovation Generation Grant application cycle.

Grants Outside of North America

The application cycle for 2014 is now closed.  An announcement of the 2014 recipients for organizations outside of North America will be posted soon. 

Check the website in January for information on the 2015 grant application cycle for organizations outside of North America.

Our Grants and Support in Action

  • The Motorola Solutions Foundation recently sponsored a study investigating the use of technology by public safety functions in Latin America. Read the executive summary or the full report.
  • Michigan State University’s Spartan Middle and High School VEX Robotics Program received an Innovation Generation Grant that allows the college to expand engineering outreach efforts into Detroit and West Michigan schools. Learn more here.
  • Through the support of the Motorola Solutions Foundation, The Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Bureau was able to participate in "Mission Possible: LAPD's Autism Spectrum Disorder Training Program.” Learn more here.

If you have any questions, please email the Motorola Solutions Foundation at foundation@motorolasolutions.com.

You can also submit a grant request through the general grant application.

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Matt Blakely, Director
Motorola Solutions Foundation
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