Noyce Foundation ( 

The Noyce Foundation aims to help young people become curious thoughtful, and engaged learners.  The Noyce Foundation focuses on a few key ares:  improving the teaching of math and science in public schools, developing leadership to support student achievement, education policy and research, and finally, on expanding opportunities for students to experience hands-on science in out-of-school settings.  

Lemelson Foundation (

The Lemelson Foundation uses the power of invention to improve lives, by inspiring and enabling the next generation of inventors and invention-based enterprises to promote economic growth in the US, and social and economic progress for the poor in developing countries. Established by prolific US inventor Jerome Lemelson and his wife Dorothy in 1992, and lead by the Lemelson family, to date the Foundation has provided or committed more than $175 million in grants and Program-Related Investments in support of its mission.