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In celebration of Intel’s 40th anniversary in Arizona, the local technology innovator and manufacturer is partnering with the Arizona Educational Foundation to support Arizona teachers.


By providing 40 grants of up to $2,500 to 40 teachers from across the state to fund initiatives focused on science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM), Intel and the Intel Foundation will support the amazing work of our state’s teachers and inspire more students to consider careers in these fields.

Intel 40 for 40 Grant Award Recipients

Grant awards for this program were announced in April 2020.

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Intel 40 for 40 Grants Guidelines

Applicant Eligibility

  • Any full-time certified PreK-12 grade teacher working in an Arizona district public school, public charter, or Bureau of Indian Education school is eligible to apply.

  • Grants are open to classroom teachers of any content area including Grade-level teachers, Arts, Special Education, Early Childhood Education, and Physical Education.

  • Projects must occur anytime between April 1st, 2020 - December 1st, 2020 at the school named in the application.

Grant Criteria

  • Grants must be used to fund STEAM projects (one-time or short-term) or programs (ongoing or long-term). STEAM is the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math as pathways for student inquiry, creativity, discourse, and critical thinking.

  • Grants may be used for student-centered projects or programs serving individual classrooms, multiple classrooms, or schoolwide STEAM opportunities OR may be used to fund teacher professional development in STEAM.

  • Projects/programs must be teacher-led and school-sponsored.

  • After school programs and clubs are eligible as long as they are teacher-led and school-sponsored.

  • School-based Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Joint Technical Education District (JTED) programs are eligible to apply.

  • Grant awards remain with the school, not the applicant teacher. Any equipment or resources purchased with grant funds may be used by other schools within the same district so long as the awarded school has priority access. In the event the teacher who submitted the grant relocates to another school within the same district, prior permission to transfer the items from the awarded school is needed from Intel.

  • If awarded, teachers will be asked to submit a photo of themselves that will be shared in marketing and on social media.

  • If awarded, reporting requirements include teachers providing either five photos or one 60-second well-produced video suitable for sharing on social media. Teachers will be asked to obtain media releases for individuals depicted in videos or photos.

Project/Program Examples

The following list is a sampling of the types of projects or programs that would be eligible. This is not a comprehensive list. Applicants are welcome to submit other ideas as long as they meet the grant guidelines.

  • Increasing engineering and/or technology opportunities for students

  • Community-focused STEAM projects

  • Makerspaces

  • STEAM field trips

  • Sensory classrooms, gyms, or labs

  • Equipment/supplies needed for STEAM instruction

  • Edible schoolyards

  • Robotics clubs

  • STEAM training for teachers

Grant Restrictions

Funds may not be used for:

  • Hiring or compensating school employees.

  • Facility maintenance or repairs.

  • Non-profits, private schools, and home schools are ineligible.

  • No more than 25% of grant funds may be used to purchase Intel Corp. technology products.

Final Grant Reporting Requirement

Applications will be reviewed by Intel and community representatives to determine programs/projects that will be funded.

If funded, grantees will be required to email 5 photos of primary participants engaged in the project. Photos must be full-color, in focus, and show participants actively engaged in STEAM learning. All student participants in photos will be required to have their parents/guardians sign an Intel photo release form that enables Intel to use the photos on social media, websites, print materials, and for other promotional purposes. Note: To ease the burden of collecting release forms, not every student needs to be photographed.

To Apply

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.


Contact Matthew Feller at matthew@azedfoundation.org or (480) 228-6407.

Intel Photo Release Form