Motorola Foundation focus areas include (1) educational programs that encourage an interest in science, technology, engineering and math, particularly among girls and the underserved minorities and (2) connecting the unconnected, namely “to help bring the transformative power of wireless communication to communities that might otherwise be overlooked.

A Motorola Foundation program of specific interest is Innovation Generation Grants, designed for organizations that engage pre-K and K-12 students, especially girls and underrepresented minorities, and to teachers in STEM programming. Eligible programs include afterschool and summer science enrichment programs, activities that promote innovative technology use, and teacher-training initiatives.  Priority is given to pioneering programs that engage students and teachers in innovative, hands-on ways; teach innovation and creative problem-solving skills; focus on girls and underrepresented minorities.