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Motorola Solutions Foundation

Motorola Solutions Foundation

Each year, nearly 100 employees serve as mentors to FIRST Robotics teams across the globe. Thanks to the guidance and support of employee mentors, teams of students not only build autonomous robots to compete in local and regional competitions but also learn invaluable professional skills. Several Motorola Solutions Foundation-sponsored FIRST teams showcased their robot creations to Gov. Rick Scott and other legislators at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida.


About Motorola Solutions Foundation

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 time frames. 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 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.

Innovation Generation (STEM) Grants in North America

The Innovation Generation Grant (IGG) 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.  The application deadline for this grant cycle has passed.  Awards were announced in June, 2015.

2015 Innovation Generations Grant Recipients

Public Safety Grants

The Public Safety grant program targets programs that provide safety education and training programs to first responders, their families and the general public in North America. 2015 Public Safety grant applications are currently being accepted. The application deadline is by close of business Central time July 17, 2015. Awards will be announced in mid October 2015.

2015 Public Safety Grant Guidelines

International Grants

The International grant program supports programs that improve students' skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through hands-on activities or provide safety education and training to first responders, their families and the general public outside of North America. 2015 grant applications are currently being accepted. The application deadline for this grant cycle has passed. Awards will be announced in November, 2015.

2015 International Grant Guidelines

Our Grants 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


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Matt Blakely, Director
Motorola Solutions Foundation

Twitter: @MSIFoundation