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Motorola Solutions Foundation

Motorola Solutions Foundation


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 February. Applications for programs that increase public safety are accepted from February through March. Applications from technology, education and safety programs that take place outside of North America are accepted from March through May. 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 timeframes 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. The 2016 Innovation Generation grant cycle is now open through Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

2016 Innovation Generation Grant Guidelines

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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 the United States.  The 2016 grant cycle is now open through Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

2016 Public Safety Grant Guidelines

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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. The application deadline for the 2015 grant cycle has passed. Awards will be announced shortly.


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.

• The Center for Neighborhood Technology's apps competition, based in Chicago, Ill., tasked students with creating and presenting innovative and fully-functioning prototypes to benefit local Chicago communities. 

• The Tech Museum of Innovation, located in San Jose, Calif., increased the number of female participants and its nearly 3,000 participants reported a significant increase in the following areas: STEM knowledge, collaboration, creativity and ability to solve real-world problems using STEM.

• The International Association of Chiefs of Police, based in Alexandria, Va., will lead the Institute of Community-Police Relations, which will drive the implementation of recommendations set forth in the recently published 2015 White House Task Force Report on 21st Century Policing.

• The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, based in Emmitsburg, Ma., provided scholarship assistance to about 100 family members of fallen firefighters for education and job training costs.

If you have any questions, please email the Motorola Solutions Foundation at

Twitter: @MSIFoundation


Contact Us


Matt Blakely, Executive Director
Motorola Solutions Foundation