ResMed Foundation Awards 28 Grants to San Diego STEAM Programs

SAN DIEGO – November 9, 2017 – The ResMed Foundation today announced it has awarded 28 grants to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education programs for elementary and secondary students across San Diego County.

The 2017 ResMed Foundation grant recipients met at a recent luncheon to learn about one another’s work throughout San Diego County and potentially form partnerships for future projects. The recipients are:

  1. Athenaeum Art Center: To support the Athenaeum Music & Arts in Education Program that brings art into the school system and students into the museum. The program has already reached an estimated 3,500 students this academic year.
  2. Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County: To support its Beyond School Walls STEM (BSW-STEM) program, which provides bimonthly one-on-one mentoring for minority, at-risk and female middle school students, plus a hands-on STEM career and higher education exploration curriculum.
  3. Boys and Girls Club of Vista: To help sustain and expand year-round science, tech and art programs at its Oceanside and Vista sites.
  4. Classics 4 Kids: To educate Title I elementary school students about classical music and the arts, either by bringing students to a concert or music to their school room.
  5. Elementary Institute of Science: To support parent outreach and engagement, and for scholarships to add 30 new students to its Steps-2-STEM program, which connects high school students with STEM projects and hands-on learning.
  6. Girl Scouts of San Diego: To purchase supplies for its STEM afterschool and supplemental programs for underserved girls, including those living in shelters and detention centers.
  7. La Jolla Music Society: To purchase musical instruments, lesson books and instruction for students involved in its Community Music Center’s afterschool program.
  8. La Jolla Playhouse: To support its Performance Outreach Program (POP) Tour, wherein world premiere productions travel around the county to San Diego public schools.
  9. League of Amazing Programmers: To help 24 girls, low-income youth and minority students participate in Code4Change workshops, which get students excited about programming so that they enroll in ongoing weekly League classes.
  10. Lux Art Institute: To support ongoing educational programming and a new Ceramics Lab, a dedicated space in the Lux Education Pavilion where children and adults can take part in instruction-based courses and open studio time.
  11. Mingei International Museum: To underwrite the Museum’s Family Sunday program during Fiscal Year 2017–18, which will enable an estimated 2,400 children and their families to visit the museum.
  12. Monarch School: To support its Math Specialist Program, developed to accelerate student learning and proficiency in math through one-on-one instruction and targeted interventions.
  13. Museum of Contemporary Art: To support its Extended School Partnership (ESP), an educational program that empowers teachers to use the museum as an extension of the classroom.
  14. Museum of Photographic Arts: To support its afterschool Exposure program, which teaches students photography and how to communicate through the visual image.
  15. New Children’s Museum: To support its Innovator’s Lab, a maker’s space that integrates the scientific method with the creative process for Title I students. 
  16. Ocean Discovery Institute: To keep its ocean science programs tuition-free for young people from underserved communities.
  17. Old Globe Theatre: To help fund its summer Shakespeare Initiatives, allowing thousands of San Diego County students to learn about Shakespeare and his works.
  18. Old Town Academy Charter School: To purchase three new heat- and chemical-resistant lab tables, to support its Robotics program, and to support its BeeBots program that teaches programming to K–2 students.
  19. Preuss School: To support the creation of a Fabrication Laboratory for low-income students who would be the first in their families to graduate from college.
  20. Reuben H. Fleet Science Center: To support SciTech, an afterschool program that creates hands-on STEM projects for fourth- to sixth-grade girls.
  21. San Diego Center for Children: To support its Intensive Math Improvement Program, which serves all students at the Center who are below peer-grade level in math skills and competency.
  22. San Diego Museum of Art: To support its educational programs for at-risk youth, including docent-led tours, art-making workshops, and intensive in-school residencies at public and alternative school sites.
  23. San Diego Museum of Man: To expand access to STEAM-based Race programming; create new student tours for the “Living With Animals” exhibit; and expand Title I access to all education programming.
  24. San Diego Natural History Museum: To continue the Museum’s ResMed Science Outreach Program, a component of the Museum Access Fund for students attending Title I schools.  
  25. San Diego Opera: To support its year-round, in-school Words in Music program, wherein artists work with students to develop original pieces that the students write, perform and produce to teach them that their stories are valid and performing arts are not unattainable.
  26. San Diego Symphony: To help more than 16,000 young people experience live orchestral music.
  27. San Diego Youth Symphony: To support the Teaching Artists who instruct students enrolled in its free Opus afterschool instrumental music programs.
  28. San Diego Zoo: To provide free hands-on, standards-based science education programs to 10 San Diego middle school groups, reaching more than 300 underserved students in grades 6–8.

About the ResMed Foundation

ResMed Corporation established the ResMed Foundation in 2002. The Foundation's primary mission is to promote research, as well as public and physician awareness, about the importance of sleep and respiratory health. It is a private charitable 501(c)(3) foundation organized under United States Law. In addition to its commitment to furthering knowledge about sleep and breathing, the Foundation contributes a percentage of its annual funding allocation to promote community causes in the areas of education for secondary students (specifically science, technology, engineering and mathematics) as well as the arts in the San Diego area. ResMed Corporation has also established a separate Foundation based in Sydney, Australia, which funds similar projects primarily in Australia.

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Kristi Burlingame, 858-361-0755, kristib@resmedfoundation.org
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