Meta Fort Worth Data Center presents community action grants

Published on May 05, 2022

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Meta’s Fort Worth Data Center announced its 2022 Community Action Grants recipients.

Through its Data Center Community Action Grants program, Meta provides funding for nonprofits and schools to support the long-term vitality of Fort Worth. The program funds projects that help put the power of technology to use for community benefit, connect people online or off and improve STEM education.

Here are the recipients:

  • CommUnity Frontline, $26,750. To expand the Community Hub outdoor library, rental technology and support for seniors.
  • Fort Worth Zoological Association (Fort Worth Zoo), $30,000. To provide technology that enables the organization to showcase women in STEM careers.
  • GEMS Camp, $15,000. To deliver the STEM summer camp in person or virtually to improve access for girls.
  • Hope Center 4 Autism, $4,018. To supply STEM and makerspace materials for developing problem-solving skills and creativity.
  • Keller ISD Education Foundation, $18,619. To develop programming skills with Sphero BOLT Coding Robots for teams of students.
  • Resources Inspiring Success and Empowering (RISE), $14,800. To enable the {HER} Code: Summer STEM Experience program to engage at-risk girls.
  • Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, $30,000. To enable the Junior Ag Robotics Challenge and help students create robots for agricultural impact.
  • Tarrant County College Foundation, $10,000. To support the Latina STEM Fellowship: Growing the Next Generation program and encourage young women into STEM.
  • The Atatiana Project, $31,000. To deliver the STEAM Summer School program and enable learning outside the classroom.
  • The Net Fort Worth, $4,800. To upgrade MASE program technology to help end sex trafficking online.
  • The Welman Project, $9,730. To provide Creative Reuse Program training and materials to inspire STEM ingenuity.
  • W.I. Cook Children's Health Foundation, $7,500. To bring virtual doctor visits to school to improve the wellness of local students in need.
  • YMCA of Fort Worth, $13,740. To expand free technology access for kids and families without a home computer.

 

 

Photo: Thirteen Fort Worth nonprofits and schools received Meta grants to improve technology-based programs.

 

 

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