Preparing today's youth to solve tomorrow's greatest problems is not something any one person, community or corporation can do alone. Non-profit organizations and the hands-on learning opportunities they provide are often the catalyst that sparks a young person’s lifelong exploration of science, technology, engineering and math.
Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds is proud to support non-profit partners. We're always looking for exciting, new organizations that we can engage in our efforts.
Organizations may apply for cash grants or in-kind support (free/reduced PSA airtime, video production etc.)
Before starting your application, please read the following eligibility requirements. Requests that do not meet these criteria will not be considered. Please note that applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
To be eligible for Time Warner Cable's support as part of its Connect a Million Minds program, your organization must:
- Have proof of 501(c)3 or other tax exempt status
- Provide youth (ages 11-18) access to hands-on STEM learning opportunities in after-school settings
- Serve communities in one or more Time Warner Cable markets
Time Warner Cable does not support the following:
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin or physical disability
- Political organizations, fraternal groups or social clubs that engage in any kind of political activity
- Religious organizations, unless they serve general public in significant non-denominational way
- Organizations whose primary service area is outside Time Warner Cable’s markets
- Capital campaigns
- Private foundations
Examples of Eligible Programs
The following is a list that represents the kinds of programs Time Warner Cable is looking to support through Connect a Million Minds:
- After-school science, technology, engineering and math programs
- Mentorship programs that inspire kids to pursue STEM education and careers
- STEM-related exhibits and programs at local science and technology museums
- STEM-related competitions (robotics, inventions, design)
- Science fairs
- Technology company/science lab visitation or apprenticeship programs
- STEM learning components of existing after-school programs
- Transportation costs for kids to informal STEM-related programs, events
- Contests that challenge kids to use science and technology in innovative ways
- Recognition of kids who are "STEM Heroes" and have done cool things with STEM
- Awareness for STEM-related out-of-school programs
Do you serve a Time Warner Cable service area?
In order to qualify for support, your organization must serve communities in one or more Time Warner Cable markets. Please select your state from the dropdown below to see a list of cities in which Time Warner Cable operates.
Do you believe your city or state is in the TWC footprint, but is not represented here? Report an error.
The 2014 TWC Grant Application Period Is Now Closed
We have successfully completed our 2014 funding cycle, and our grant application process will now close for the remainder of 2014.
We will begin accepting applications for the 2015 grant making cycle starting on January 5, 2015. We invite you to return to this website after that date, and submit an application for funding of your after-school STEM program.
If your organization chooses to submit an application today, please know that you will not hear back from a Time Warner Cable representative until after January 5, 2015. For questions, please contact us at TWC.CAMM@twcable.com.