Programs & Services that have a positive impact...
The Franklin Foundation offers unique programs and services in our effort to improve America's innovation base through the sciences, mathematics, and technology. Our key programs:
Offered at the undergrad, graduate, and continuing education (including educators) levels, Franklin Scholarship programs assist aspiring scientists, mathematicians, engineers, technologists, and educators supplement their college funding, and provide opportunities in situations where going to school might otherwise be cost-prohibitive.
The Franklin Experience
Provides funding and promotes events in both the community and the classroom. Franklin Scholars donate time to schools and colleges, offering practical, real world experience in scientific, mathematical, and technological disciplines. Our FranklinWorkz program takes students from the classroom to the laboratory, the operating theatre, the observatory, etc. further enhancing the real-world immersion of subject matter for children from grades 5 through 12.
The BrightStart Project
We believe the young mind of a child is infinitely open to possibilities, so we work with manufacturers of educational technologies in the U.S. to provide high-quality educational aides, training for parents, and other tools to give American children a head start on education regardless of their income level or parental education level. This program is a national project aimed at improving the interest in sciences, creativity, technology, and mathematics long before children become of school age; giving them a head start at learning.
Grants & Funding Opportunities
The Franklin Foundation is proud to be one of the only providers of not-for-profit seed funding for emerging research, scientific, and technological companies. Funding is provided to these companies to allow start-up and expansion without debt or dilution of ownership. While a very small percentage of innovative ventures will qualify, this ground-breaking program will change the competitive landscape of scientific and technological R&D in America.