Plastics & Polymer Industry General Grants


Through its educational grants program, the SPE Foundation strives to provide students of all ages with the means to explore the science and technology of plastics and polymers. Giving is aimed at programs and projects at educational institutions to benefit the members of the Society of Plastics Engineers, the plastics industry and the public through three grant programs.

Plastics & Polymer Education Grants — funds programs and/or equipment for classroom use

3D Printer Grants — provides a Flashforge Creator Pro or Mini Lulzbot 3D printer for junior high, middle, and high schools

The Plastics Education Grants and 3D Printer Grants are awarded on a revolving basis with deadlines of February 15, May 15, August 15, November 15 to be awarded on April 1, July 1, October 1 and January 1.

Thermoforming Division Grants — provides matching grants for thermoforming equipment (forming equipment, auxiliary equipment, retrofitted controls or ovens for existing machines, trimming equipment, and/or software)

Deadlines for Thermoforming Grants:
January 1, April 1, August 1

 
 

Non-Support Statement

While all requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis, as a general policy, the SPE Foundation grants program does not support:

  • advertising for benefit or courtesy purposes
  • capital or building campaigns
  • debt reduction
  • endowments or endowment campaigns
  • for-profit entities
  • fundraising drives or events
  • general operating expenses including salaries, instructional costs and/or activities
  • individuals
  • loans
  • memorials
  • organizations that limit membership or services based on race, religion, color, creed, sex, age or national origin
  • organizations that might in any way pose a conflict with SPE
  • organizations whose chief purpose is to influence legislation or to participate or intervene in political campaigns on behalf or against any candidate for public office
  • religious or sectarian programs for religious purposes
  • scholarships other than our own program
  • meals, snacks or refreshments
  • 3D printer supplies

Complete details on Foundation General Grants are available from The SPE Foundation. Call +1 203.740.5412 or email foundation@4spe.org




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