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American Honda Foundation Awards Grants to Support Literacy, Job Training and STEAM Education Programs


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The American Honda Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $324,000 for the fall 2020 funding period to six nonprofit organizations dedicated to enhancing science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) education opportunities for young people. 

The grant recipients are Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio in Cleveland; Latinitas in Austin, TX; Literacy Matters Foundation in Minneapolis; Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC) in Atlanta; and The Fishing School and The Literacy Lab, both in Washington, D.C.


Combined with the spring and summer 2020 grants, the American Honda Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million to nonprofit organizations across America over the past nine months.


The American Honda Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations that share the core tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda, characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative.


Since the foundation's establishment in 1984, it has awarded more than $43 million to organizations serving more than 118 million people across the U.S.


"Through our grant program, the American Honda Foundation helps young people reach their potential for academic and lifelong success," said Alexandra Warnier, executive director of the American Honda Foundation. "This funding will enhance programs that aim to create a pipeline to STEAM careers, close learning gaps and provide students with life skills."


Following is an overview of the grant recipients and how the organizations will use the funds from the American Honda Foundation. 


Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio 


With more than four acres in Cleveland's Morgana Bluffs Nature Preserve, local youth gain exposure to and build on STEM concepts through "fun with purpose" activities and experiments that encourage hands-on learning and the application of classroom concepts in math and science through real-world exploration.


The American Honda Foundation grant will support activities at the Outdoor Learning Lab, including...

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