Overview

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation supports innovative projects that help youth with disabilities develop the leadership and employment skills they need to succeed, particularly for careers in science, technology and the environment. MEAF will also consider projects to create tools that help break down barriers to employment and increase job opportunities for young people with disabilities entering the workforce, including returning veterans with disabilities. Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation supports nonprofit organizations through its National Grant program. The Foundation also matches cash, product and volunteer time contributions by Mitsubishi Electric Philanthropy Committees, and donations made by Employee Volunteers through its Matching Grant and Starfish Matches programs.

National Grants

MEAF provides National Grants for innovative model projects of national scope focused on its mission of empowering youth with disabilities to lead productive lives through increased employment. Nonprofit organizations can review MEAF's priorities & guidelines and take an eligibility quiz to see if they qualify to apply for a MEAF National Grant. Visit What We Do to learn more about the impact of these grants.

Mitsubishi Electric US Philanthropy Committees can apply for Matching Grants to match donations they make in their communities. Committees are made up of employee volunteers who drive the process for selecting local charities they wish to support. The Foundation matches donations of cash, products and volunteer time made to nonprofit organizations. Visit What We Do to learn more about the impact of these grants.

Starfish Matches

MEAF matches the charitable cash donations made by Mitsubishi Electric US Employee Volunteers to organizations that help promote the full inclusion of youth with disabilities. Employee Volunteers can request from $25 to $500 per year. Employees should contact their local committee or MEAF for more details on the Starfish Matching Program.

Eligible Applicants

MEAF supports projects from 501(c)(3) organizations that:

Develop youth leadership & employment skills, particularly in STEM and environmental fields, and/or

Create tools for employers that help break down barriers and increase employment opportunities for youth and veterans with disabilities

Present an innovative approach that leads to measurable employment outcomes for youth with disabilities

Are national in scope, or model projects that have a definite plan for national dissemination and replication

Support U.S. youth with disabilities as the main beneficiary

Promote the full-inclusion of youth with disabilities alongside their peers without disabilities, and promote inclusive, competitive employment practices

Have a well-defined evaluation, dissemination and replication plan

Deadline

Funding Cycle & FAQs

MEAF accepts concept papers from January 1st to June 1st to be considered for the following year's funding.

Jan. 1 Concept papers (aka online applications) accepted

Jun. 1 Concept papers due

Jul. 1 Full proposals due

Dec. 1 Funding decision made

Jan. 1 New project funding begins

Awards

Grants range from $10K to $75K/year, for one to three years

Link

http://www.meaf.org/how_to_apply/priorities_guidelines/

Contact

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.

Americas Corporate Office

5900-A Katella Ave.

Cypress, CA 90630-5019

Phone: 714-220-2500

CustomerCare@meus.mea.com