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Google RISE Awards

We aspire for students to be creators and not just consumers of tomorrow’s technology, and that includes students of all backgrounds.

Google RISE Awards are grants for organizations across the globe that:

  • Promote Computer Science (CS) education
  • Run initiatives that reach girls, underrepresented minorities, and students facing socio-economic barriers under age 18

Congratulations to our 2015 RISE Award Recipients! We are excited by the work these 37 organizations are doing to increase access to Computer Science education. Check out our videos below to learn about the impact our RISE Award recipients are making around the world.

From New York to Nigeria, two organizations unite their efforts to inspire girls across Africa with Computer Science.

Reinventing Computer Science through online game design for students from diverse backgrounds.

Bringing Computer Science to life for girls across the UK through ballet.


RISE Award recipients receive:

  • Funding: Grants range from $15,000 to $50,000 USD.
  • Access to a global network of CS partners: This includes an invitation to the annual RISE Global Summit and participation in the Google+ online community.
  • Consultancy with Google experts and volunteers: Learn about technical tools & organizational development over the course of 12 months.

In turn, RISE Award recipients are expected to:

  • Report on progress: Demonstrate scale of CS program over one year and keep Google updated on progress by submitting midyear and end of year reports.
  • Share resources across the community: Communicate ideas and expertise on CS outreach programs within the global RISE community.

Organizations are eligible to apply if they have a(n):

  • Emphasis on CS programs: We fund CS organizations that currently run extracurricular computer science programs or STEM organizations looking to start a computer science outreach program.
  • Focus on girls, minorities, low-income students: Programs must target girls and/or underrepresented minority students up to the age of 18. Awards are not open to programs targeting students already enrolled in university or above.
  • Regional reach with potential to scale: Programs should have regional reach (city, county or state) with the potential to scale nationally and collaborate internationally with similarly focused organizations.
  • New program: Previous RISE awardees may apply if adding a new dimension to former programs or launching a new CS program.
  • Questions? For additional questions regarding nonprofit statuses and eligibility, visit our FAQ page.


“Our RISE Award has allowed us to look forward and plan to expand our current programs into future years. We weren't in the position to do this otherwise.”

- Rachel Wilkins Patel, HER Ideas in Motion


“With the increased support from Google, our major success was our ability to serve 50% more students this summer.”

- Shawna Young, MIT Office of Engineering Outreaching Programs

Eligible countries include:
  • Afghanistan
  • Åland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire, Saba & Saint Eustatius
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Bouvet Island
  • Brazil
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos [Keeling] Island
  • Colombia
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of
  • Congo, Republic of
  • Comoros
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands [Islas Malvinas]
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • French Southern Territories
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Heard Island and McDonald Islands
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia, Republic of
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Barthélemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


Thank you for your interest in the RISE Awards. Please visit our Award Recipients Page to learn more about our 2015 RISE partners.

The 2016 RISE Awards cycle will now begin accepting applications in early 2016. If you'd like to be notified when more information is available, please sign up here.

Award Recipients

Google RISE Awards Recipients

All of our RISE Award recipients are working with diverse student populations to increase access and interest in Computer Science. Google is proud to partner with the following organizations:

2015 Award Recipients

  • North America

    • DiscoverE | Edmonton, Canada

      DiscoverE is a non-profit initiative at the University of Alberta focused on delivering high-impact camps, workshops, and clubs. DiscoverE's Girls Coding Club project introduces girls ages 9-15 to the exciting world of coding and programming in an inclusive, fun, and engaging environment.

    • Empoder | East Palo Alto, CA

      Founded in 2014, Empoder aims to empower low-income and underrepresented minority communities through hands-on engineering and Computer Science education. Empoder engages students ages 8-18 in California and Mexico through mentorship and rigorous in-school, after-school and summer programs. Ultimately, Empoder seeks to inspire low-resource students to use engineering and Computer Science to develop tools and technology that will impact and improve their communities.

    • GUSTO and THRUST Educational Programs | Fisk University | Nashville, TN

      Fisk University has partnered with a community organization, Spruce Street Community Development Corporation (SSCDC), to conduct STEM outreach to low-income student populations in the Metropolitan Nashville area. They have a girls and boys camp: GUSTO (Girls Using Scientific Tools) and THRUST (To Harness, Retain, Understand and Sustain), which offer STEM mentoring and informal learning environments known to have marked success to motivate students to pursue STEM fields, including Computer Science.

    • Institute for Computing Education (ICE) at Georgia Tech | Rise Up 4 CS | Atlanta, GA, USA

      RISE Up 4 CS helps African American and female students pass the Advanced Placement Computer Science exam by offering help sessions through a local college/university. There are two types of help sessions: webinars and in-person hands-on sessions. Both sessions are run by undergraduate students, who also serve as role models.

    • LA Makerspace | Los Angeles, CA

      LA Makerspace is a community-based nonprofit with a mission to increase access to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) learning for everyone. The LA Makerspace Scratch Squad is a team of young coders who have been trained to teach other kids how to code with Scratch. Headquartered at the LA Makerspace, they are dispatched around Los Angeles to help anyone who wants to start making their own software.

    • Ladies Learning Code | Toronto, Canada

      Ladies Learning Code is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to become the leading resource for women and youth to become passionate builders - not just consumers - of technology by learning technical skills in a hands-on, social and collaborative way.

    • Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) | Oakland, CA

      Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) is a national non-profit whose mission is provide opportunities for all young people to develop confidence and creativity through making. Maker Ed's Young Makers program, a flexible club model that brings together youth and mentors to create a youth-chosen project and showcase it at community ‘Make Faires’, exposes young makers to Computer Science through a mix of analog and digital making opportunities.

    • NCWIT AspireIT | Boulder, CO

      NCWIT AspireIT connects high school and college age young women with K-12 girls interested in computing. Using a near-peer model, program leaders teach younger girls fundamentals in programming and computational thinking in fun, creative environments. The relationship between the program leaders and their program partners fosters mentoring with technical professionals, increases young women’s confidence in their computing abilities, and teaches them valuable leadership skills.

    • MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs | Cambridge, Massachusetts

      Since 1975, the MIT Office of Engineering Outreach programs (OEOP) has provided enriching science and engineering experiences to over 3,000 underrepresented and underserved middle and high school students free of charge. Two of OEOP’s programs, MOSTEC and SEED Academy, provide specialized Computer Science curriculum that enables students from all backgrounds to explore the power of code.

    • Peninsula Bridge | Palo Alto, CA

      Peninsula Bridge transforms the lives of highly motivated, low income students by preparing and supporting them for success in college through preparatory high school programs and four-year colleges. In 2015, Peninsula Bridge is growing to include Computer Science classes to the curriculum with the intention of making computing accessible, interesting and relevant to the students’ lives.

    • ScriptEd, Inc. | New York City, USA

      ScriptEd equips students in under-resourced schools with the fundamental coding skills and professional experiences that together create access to careers in technology. Students apply their new coding skills in paid summer internships where they work with role models in the field as well as gain the experience and confidence necessary to pursue careers in technology.

    • Women's Audio Mission | San Francisco, USA

      Women’s Audio Mission (WAM) is dedicated to the advancement of women and girls in digital media technology and the recording arts, a field in which women are critically under-represented (less than 5%). WAM is growing their highly successful Girls on the Mic program to incorporate Computer Science curriculum as a critical component of audio technology development.

  • Latin America

    • Computação na Escola | Federal University of Santa Catarina | Florianópolis, Brazil

      Computação na Escola (Computing at School) is an initiative at the Department of Informatics and Statistics of the Federal University of Santa Catarina, dedicated to increasing Computer Science education at the primary school level. The initiative includes family workshops, where parents work alongside their children (7-14 years) to learn basic programming skills, such as Arduino and Scratch.

    • Laboratoria | Lima, Peru

      Laboratoria trains young women from low-income backgrounds as web developers through an immersive 6-month program, and then connects them with companies in need of their talent. Our goal is to give girls without access to higher education the opportunity to start a career in tech, contributing to a significant increase in income and living standards. By doing so, Laboratoria increases the number of women in tech in Peru.

    • Paraiba State Olympiad in Informatics | Universidade Federal de Campina Grande | Campina Grande, Brazil

      The Paraiba State Olympiad in Informatics aims to improve students' abilities in logic, algorithm design and problem solving in the state of Paraíba in Brazil. The goal is to promote Computer Science to low-income K-12 students by organizing a number of training camps and contests.

  • Europe

    • Code Club World | London, UK

      Code Club World’s mission is to give every child the chance to learn to code by providing the materials and framework for volunteer-led after-school coding clubs. Code Club runs coding clubs in over 2,000 primary schools in the UK and aims to have Code Club communities in 50% of the world’s countries by the end of 2018.

    • France-ioi | Paris, France

      France-ioi seeks to help young adults discover and learn programming via a self-paced interactive platform. All of France-ioi’s Computer Science curriculum is available online for free, including courses on C++, Java, and Python.

    • Lero - the Irish Software Research Centre | Limerick, Ireland

      Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre brings together leading software teams from universities and institutes of technology in a co-ordinated centre of research excellence. The goal of the Lero Education and Outreach Programme is to challenge, inform and effectively engage primary and secondary school students in the discipline of Computer Science.

    • Skool | Budapest, Hungary

      Skool’s mission is to contribute to a social change in Hungary: to close the gender gap by having more female technology creators. With its fun, engaging and student-centered activities, workshops, after-school courses, summer camps and soft-skill trainings, Skool educates, inspires and equips girls with the skills and resources required to explore their options and career possibilities in technology.

    • i-factory at the Swiss Museum of Transport | Lucerne, Switzerland

      IT-dreamjobs @ i-factory is a Computer Science project between IT-dreamjobs, the Swiss Museum of Transport, and 36 companies and organizations within Switzerland. The i-factory at the Swiss Museum of Transport is the most visited Swiss museum, with a strong focus on the portrayal of technology and its impact on the individual, society, economy and the environment.

    • TechLounge | Bucharest, Romania

      Tech Lounge encourages young people to imagine the future of computing and act creatively towards their vision. Tech Lounge sets up out-of-school and out-of-the-box learning experiences, fueled by hands-on interaction with technology, in-depth mentorship, competitiveness, and companionship.

    • Universidad Rey Juan Carlos | Madrid, Spain

      The Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) is a public university located in the Southern part of the region of Madrid, Spain. Part of URJC is the KGB LLL (KinderGarten and Beyond LifeLong Learning) research group, devoted to the study, research and promotion of technology-enhanced learning and free, open source software.

    • VHTO | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

      VHTO, the Dutch national expert organization on girls and women in science and technology, created the the DigiVita program to increase the participation of girls in CS. The DigiVita program encourages girls ages 8-18 to develop apps and collaborate with their peers in code clubs.

    • Young Rewired State | United Kingdom

      Young Rewired State is a worldwide community of young digital makers. Young Rewired State encourages peer-to-peer learning to empower young adults to build apps, websites and algorithms that solve real world challenges and improve their communities.

    • Codabra | Russia, Moscow

      Codabra is a volunteer-based Computer Science education project, which teaches kids to code and make computer games, interactive animations and websites using Scratch, and other learning platforms.

  • Middle East

    • she codes; | Tel Aviv, Israel

      she codes; is a community of female software developers seeking to grow the impact of women and girls in the field of software development. she codes; teaches leadership development to young women interested in Computer Science and pairs students with technical female role models.

  • Sub-Saharan Africa

    • @iLabAfrica | Nairobi, Kenya

      @iLabAfrica is a Research Center in Strathmore University, and was established in January 2011 to spearhead research, innovation and entrepreneurship @iLabAfrica is leading Computer Science bootcamps for young women ages 12-18 to teach Scratch and game development .

    • Africa Teen Geeks | Johannesburg, South Africa

      Africa Teen Geeks is an African non-profit organization that provides Computer Science education in schools and in under-served communities to instill students with the confidence to "start something". Computer science is NOT taught as standard in African schools, so Africa Teen Geeks is working to close the opportunity gap by ensuring every African child has an opportunity to learn the important coding skills.

    • Co-Creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB) | Lagos, Nigeria

      The Geeks Club, an initiative of the CcHUB, is an after-school computing club for secondary school students in Nigeria. Through this program students are introduced to software and hardware programming to empower them with the knowledge, skills and confidence required to become makers, and not just consumers of technology.

    • Rainbow Gate Foundation Nigeria | Abeokuta, Nigeria

      Rainbow Gate Foundation Nigeria's Technovation for Girls (T4Girls) program works to develop a generation of girls in technical careers by connecting students to Computer Science skills and opportunities.

  • RISE Partnership Award Recipients

    • Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Australia | Melbourne, Australia
      Partnering with: Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow | Jerusalem, Israel

      Engineers Without Borders Australia will collaborate with MEET to share their experience of creating long term community-based partnerships to assist MEET in improving their programs with Israeli and Palestinian youth and their alumni. MEET will coach Engineers Without Borders on embedding technical workshops and ideas into larger, peace-building and deeper understanding frameworks to improve their work fostering connections between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students, particularly girls.

    • Scalable Game Design Mexico | Boulder, Colorado
      Partnering with: Tecnológico de Monterrey | Monterrey, Mexico

      Scalable Game Design is expanding its Computer Science education efforts to Monterrey, Mexico through a partnership with Tecnológico de Monterrey. Chic@s Code will build interest and talent by introducing CS and computational thinking to middle school students through project-based game design activities in school classrooms. By building a sustainable partnership model of students, educators and school leadership and providing tailored curricula to Spanish speaking students, Chic@s Code will expose thousands of girls and boys to CS.

    • Science Buddies | Carmel, USA
      Partnering with: Purdue University's Women in Engineering Program | West Lafayette, Indiana
      Partnering with: Girls Science Plus Arithmetic Club (girlSPARC) | Mountain View, California

      Science Buddies is a science website that provides free resources, like science fair project ideas, that reflect cutting-edge research in science education. Through a Google RISE partnership with Purdue WIEP and girlSPARC, we will bring Science Buddies' unique Raspberry Pi Interactive Coding Kit to a new market of girls who participate in out-of-school-time settings. Together we will inspire thousands of girls to dive into coding and circuit building to make interactive art and games.

Past RISE partner organizations:

2014 North America Award Recipients

2014 Latin America Award Recipients

2014 Europe Award Recipients

2014 Middle East Award Recipients

2014 Sub-Saharan Africa Award Recipients

2014 Asia Pacific Award Recipients

2014 RISE Partnership Award Recipients

2013 North America Award Recipients

2013 Latin America Award Recipients

2013 Europe Award Recipients

2013 Middle East Award Recipients

2013 Africa Award Recipients

2013 Asia Pacific Award Recipients

2012 North America Award Recipients

2012 Europe Award Recipients

2012 Sub-Saharan Africa Award Recipients

2011 North America Award Recipients

2011 Europe Award Recipients

2010 North America Award Recipients

  • Artemis Project | Brown University | Providence, RI
  • BigShot | Columbia University Program | New York, NY
  • Bootstrap Program | Brown University | Providence, RI
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula Program | Menlo Park, CA
  • Building an Engineer Day, SWE | California Polytechnic State University | San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Build IT | Girls Incorporated of Alameda County 1| San Leandro, CA
  • Can Wigmunke, the Rainbow Tree Program |
  • Center for Youth Success | ETR Associates |
  • Citizen Schools of New York Program | New York, NY
  • Click! Program | Carnegie Science Center | Pittsburgh, PA
  • Computer Science Diversity Committee | University of Virginia |
  • Computing in Middle School (CIMS) Program | Harvey Mudd College | Claremont, CA
  • CS Program | University of California Berkeley | Berkeley, CA
  • Expanding Your Horizons Program | Oakland, CA
  • First Bytes Camp | University of Texas at Austin | Austin, TX
  • Future Meets Present Engineering Conference | SHPE - University of Washington | Seattle, WA
  • GamesByTeens Program | Muskingum University | New Concord, OH
  • Girls Achieving in Non-traditional Subjects Program | Santa Clara, CA
  • Gunn High School Robotics Team | Palo Alto, CA
  • Highland Tech High Robotics Team 1548 | Anchorage, AK
  • IMAGINATION '10 Program | Virginia Tech | Blacksburg, VA
  • Imagine That! Program | Techbridge |
  • ITEC Pathways Project | Information Technology Empowerment Center | Lansing, MI
  • Los Ingenieros Program | MESA | Santa Barbara, CA
  • MESA Schools Program | Tower Foundation of San Jose State University | San Jose, CA
  • Women's Technology Program | Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Cambridge, MA
  • NSBE Academic Success Program |
  • Women In Computing Program | New York University | New York, NY
  • Pioneers in Engineering (PiE) Program | Berkeley, CA
  • Project GUTS | Adventures in Supercomputing Challenge at Santa Fe Institute | Santa Fe, NM
  • St. Vrain MESA Program | Colorado MESA | Longmont, CO
  • STEM Program | Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Cambridge, MA
  • Technology Leadership Initiative | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA
  • TechREACH Program | Puget Sound Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology | Bothell, WA
  • TechStart Program, Technology Access Foundation | Seattle, WA
  • WISE Program, University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI
  • Women in Computer Science Career Day | Purdue University | West Lafayette, IN
  • Women in CS Program | Arizona State University | Tempe, AZ
  • Women in Science and Engineering Program | University of Illinois at Chicago | Chicago, IL
  • WOW! That's Engineering Program | Santa Clara Valley SWE | Sunnyvale, CA

Get Involved

Questions? Comments?  Thoughts on ways you can partner with a local RISE recipient?

Feel free to reach out using this survey:

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Q: Do you provide funding for programs outside of CS?

A: The focus of the RISE Awards program is to support Computer Science initiatives. We do not fund web literacy programs, IT troubleshooting, computer literacy programs or ITC training programs.

Q: Must programs have an explicit computer science component to be eligible? Might a math program which produces a lot of very avid computer scientists be considered a good fit?

A: While our focus is on Computer Science, one goal of the Google RISE awards is to promote interest and excitement in CS fields. If your organization runs STEM outreach programs and you would like to add a CS component, you are eligible.

Q: Are RISE applicants required to have 501c3 status? Are there other formal requirements like being an established organization listed somewhere?

A: In the US, if you are not 501c3, you must have a 501c3 fiscal sponsor to apply for RISE. Outside of the US, RISE applicants do not need to have 501c3 status but do need to be a not-for-profit organization. Globally, CS outreach programs affiliated with academic institutions/universities are eligible to apply. To reiterate, US organizations are not eligible to apply if they are not an academic institution, do not have a 501c3 status nor a fiscal sponsor with a 501c3 status.

Q: Can university student organizations apply for funding?

A: Yes, however you must have a computer science faculty or staff adviser participate in the application process and included as a contact if you have not had extensive involvement in CS/STEM outreach programs. Please include contact information in your written proposal. The program being run must be aimed at K-12/Primary or Secondary School students aged 7-18.

Q: Does receiving an award one year guarantee funding for the following year?

A: No. But applicants and selected partners are welcome to apply annually for a RISE Award.

Q: Is an academic institution allowed to submit more than one application at a time for a Google RISE grant?

A: Yes. If you have multiple organizations within the academic institution, they can apply separately for the award should their strategies and goals vary.

Q: Is the program limited to applicants from the United States?

A: No, the program is open to most countries around the globe. For a full list of eligible countries, please see our eligibility criteria here.

Q: We have a CS outreach program at our elementary/middle/high school. Do we qualify for the Google RISE Awards?

A: Outreach programs/extracurricular activities targeting elementary/middle/high school students are eligible for funding if they have a reach wider than just one or two schools. Keep in mind that we do not fund courses or programs that are eligible for college credit.


Q: Can I receive feedback on my application?

A: Unfortunately, the RISE team is unable to provide feedback on individual applications.

Q: When will you announce the awards?

A: We announce the 2015 Award recipients in December 2014.

Q: Is it mandatory for recipients to account for monies spent after being awarded funding?

A: Yes, it is mandatory for recipients to provide a written account for monies spent and impact had throughout the year.

Q: How many applications were received last year? And how many organizations were funded in prior years?

A: As you can imagine, we get several inquiries about RISE applications and to remain fair we do not consult or comment on the status of an organization. Also, due to both legal and privacy concerns we do not publish statistics regarding our awards publicly, however you may read about previously awarded organizations on the Award Recipient tab on this site.