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Destination Imagination Receives 2020 Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant

By: Tina Shaffer

Destination Imagination (DI) is excited to announce that it has received a $30,000 grant from the ​Motorola Solutions Foundation​, the charitable arm of ​Motorola Solutions​. Through the grant, our organization will have the opportunity to further expand access to its program for students in underserved communities in eight states—Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Texas and Washington.

“Now more than ever, it is vital for organizations to make STEM education more approachable and accessible for youth in underserved communities to ensure educational justice and to help narrow the STEM gap,” said Michele Tuck-Ponder, Executive Director of Destination Imagination, Inc. “We are honored to continue working with the Motorola Solutions Foundation on this significant mission, and through this generous grant, we will have the opportunity to support and empower hundreds of students from diverse backgrounds and to center the voices of the most marginalized.”

The Motorola Solutions Foundation awards grants each year to organizations, such as Destination Imagination, that support and advance education initiatives in public safety and technology and engineering. Additionally, the Foundation has a long-standing commitment to supporting ​programs that benefit​ underrepresented populations, including females, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans and others.

“This year, the Foundation’s grants will support programs that help millions of students, teachers, first responders and community members around the globe,” said ​Karem Perez, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “We are thrilled to partner with organizations like Destination Imagination that are actively making a positive difference in their communities.”

Funding is available for Title I schools and youth/community organizations to cover the costs associated with running the Destination Imagination Challenge Experience for students in certain communities throughout the U.S. Download the Grant Overview for a list of eligible states and counties. For more information, please contact Destination Imagination at [email protected].

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