2022 F5 STEM Education Grants for Women and Girls of Color


At F5, we believe that world-changing ideas should not be limited by an individual’s gender, race, nationality, or socio-economic status. 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.

Grant Details:

  • Those served through the funding must be majority (>50%) women of color and/or girls of color
  • Grant funding is unrestricted
  • Grant amount is a one-time $50,000 USD grant
  • Nonprofits in all countries are eligible for funding
  • There are no reporting requirements for this grant

Grant Eligibility Requirements:

  • The nonprofit 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 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. Examples of past grant can be found here.
  • Organizations must have a website.
  • 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.

Important Dates:

  • The grant application will be open from July 15, 2022- August 19, 2022 at 11:45pm PST.
  • All applicants will be notified in October 2022 of granting status.
  • Grant transfers will be initiated in October to selected grant partners.


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.

To complete the application for a 2022 F5 STEM Education Grant, click here.

Application Questions:

Section 1: Overview

  1. What is your organization’s legal name?
  2. What is the mission statement of your organization?
  3. Provide a general description of your organization.
  4. What is your organization's website?
  5. What country does your organization serve?
  6. What city does your organization serve?
  7. How many years has your organization been in operation as a legally registered nonprofit or fiscally sponsored by a legally registered nonprofit organization?

Section 2: Impact

  1. Describe the group or community served by your organization and the need for your organization in that community.
  2. Provide a breakdown of the direct beneficiaries of your organization, including gender, age, and race of the population(s) served by your programs (for example: Black women ages 18-24, 60%)
  3. Describe the programs your organization currently offers.
  4. Approximately, how many individuals does your organization serve annually?
  5. How many full-time staff does your organization have?
    • All volunteers
    • 1-5
    • 6-10
    • 11-20
    • 21-45
    • 46-75
    • Over 75
  6. What is your organization’s annual operating budget in United States Dollar (USD)?
    • Under $50,000 USD
    • $50,000- $99,000 USD
    • $100,000-$299,000 USD
    • $300,000- $500,000 USD
    • $500,000-$1Million USD
    • $1Million-$5Million USD
    • $5Million-$10Million USD
    • Over $10M USD
  7. Describe any community partners that are critical to your success and your intended impact. Examples include government organizations, nonprofit partners, community resources, schools, etc.

Section 3: Intersectional Equity

  1. Describe how your organization has been successful in increasing access or capacity building in STEM education for women and girls of color. Examples include data points for college placement rates, graduation rates, employment rates, increased test scores, etc.
  2. Describe how your program curriculum and strategy are culturally responsive and relevant to the women and girls of color you are serving.
  3. Describe how your organization intentionally recruits and retains the women and girls of color served through your programs.

Section 4: Research, Outcomes, & Measurement

  1. Describe an outcome or change anticipated as a result of this funding.
  2. Describe your organization’s existing approach and infrastructure to conduct measurement, evaluation, and reporting of program outcomes.

Section 5: Confirmation & Contact Information

  1. Do you confirm that those served by this grant would be at least 50% women of color and/or girls of color?
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Other
  2. List the name and title of the person we can contact regarding your F5 STEM Education Grant application:
  3. List the contact email for your F5 STEM Education Grant application (please list ONLY an email address here, if there are additional emails please separate them by ‘;’:
  4. How did you hear about the F5 STEM Education Grant opportunity?
    1. Word of mouth
    2. F5 employee
    3. Social media
    4. F5 Global Good
    5. Other
  5. If you were referred by an F5 employee, what is the name of the employee?
  6. Is your organization a U.S. based nonprofit (501c3) operating outside of the U.S.?
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Not applicable

To complete the application for a 2022 F5 STEM Education Grant, click here.


For questions related to the application, please contact