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Akamai Foundation Announces 2019 Grant Recipients

$50 million endowment focuses on STEM education on a global level


By: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Date: Monday, April 1, 2019

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM),  the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, today announces recipients of The Akamai Foundation 2019 grants. Over the past decade, the Foundation was supported by personal contributions and it provided more than $5 million in funding for education programs to encourage the next generation of technology innovators and to expand opportunities for students to pursue excellence in mathematics. In 2018, Akamai established a $50 million permanent endowment in support of a private corporate foundation to expand the Foundation’s reach to provide assistance in areas around the world where Akamai has offices. The 2019 grant recipients help communities in greater BostonCosta RicaNew YorkPoland, the San Francisco Bay area and India.

The Akamai Foundation looks forward to partnering with the following programs in 2019:

Costa Rica 
Global Communities of Hope
Rocket Girls

Agastya International Foundation, Bangalore

Children’s University Foundation, Krakow 
Foundation for the Development of Mathematical Education, Warsaw  
Jagiellonian University, Krakow 
Salesian Youth Movement, Krakow

United States 
Advantage Testing Foundation’s Math Prize for Girls, New York, New York 
Brookview House, Boston, Massachusetts 
Community Charter School of Cambridge Foundation, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
Girls Who Code, New York, New York 
Hidden Genius Project, Oakland, California 
Innovators for Purpose, Acton, Massachusetts 
Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council Education Foundation, Lexington, Massachusetts 
Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC 
Northeastern University / SMASH Academy, Boston, Massachusetts 
Prospect Hill Academy Charter School Foundation, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, California

The Akamai Foundation is dedicated to encouraging the next generation of technology innovators by supporting STEM education, with a focus on the pursuit of excellence in mathematics in grades K-12. This year’s recipient pool expands the Foundation’s reach globally through direct grants to locally-registered charities and global non-government organizations that emphasize assisting under-represented groups within today’s technology workforce.

“With these grants, the Akamai Foundation aims to support successful efforts that develop skills and encourage tomorrow’s innovators to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” commented Dr Tom Leighton.

The Akamai Foundation is a core tenet of Akamai’s overarching commitment to corporate responsibility.  The company has a long history of supporting programs designed to attract more diversity to the technology industry; providing disaster relief and humanitarian aid globally; enabling volunteerism by connecting employees to the communities in which Akamai operates; and promoting environmental sustainability through investments in alternative energy.

The 2020 grant proposal submission window will open in the fall of 2020. Important dates and guidelines for grant proposal submissions will be communicated through the Akamai Foundation’s website later this year.

About the Akamai Foundation 
The Akamai Foundation is a private corporate foundation dedicated to excellence in mathematics, with the aim of promoting math’s importance and encouraging America’s next generation of technology innovators.

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