The Ovation Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Ovation, in partnership with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) and Americans for the Arts (AFTA), and in consultation with the Congressional STEAM Caucus and the Rhode Island School of Design, developed the innOVATION STEAM Grant Awards Program. The program was created to raise awareness of the value of integrating the arts into STEM curricula and to highlight existing K-12 public schools across the country that have developed successful, measurable and replicable STEAM programs, which could serve as national models. The innOVATION STEAM Grant Awards Program represents the first funding program of its kind for STEAM education.

A formal grant panel was conducted in late 2013 and included representatives from the PCAH, AFTA, The Ovation Foundation, the New York City Department of Education and the Rhode Island School of Design. The Panel reviewed applications from over 55 schools and recommended 8 schools for funding, each of which received a $10,000 grant award for investment in STEAM educational programming or curriculum development.

To view the original Grant Guidelines click here.