National Grants

Funding Agency:
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation supports innovative projects that help youth with disabilities develop the leadership and employment skills they need to succeed, particularly for careers in science, technology, engineering, arts & design, and mathematics (STEAM). MEAF will also consider projects to create tools that help break down barriers to employment and increase job opportunities for young people with disabilities entering the workforce, including returning veterans with disabilities.

MEAF accepts online proposals from July 15 to November 1 to be considered for the following year’s funding.

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

MEAF supports projects from 501(c)(3) organizations that:

  • Develop youth leadership & employment skills, particularly in STEAM fields, and/or create tools for employers that help break down barriers and increase employment opportunities for youth and veterans with disabilities
  • Present an innovative approach that leads to measurable employment outcomes for youth with disabilities
  • Are national in scope, or model projects that have a definite plan for national dissemination and replication
  • Support U.S. youth with disabilities as the main beneficiary, or young veterans with disabilities transitioning to civilian life
  • Promote the full-inclusion of youth with disabilities alongside their peers without disabilities, and promote inclusive, competitive employment practices
  • Have a well-defined evaluation, dissemination and replication plan

Preference is given to projects that take place in Mitsubishi Electric community locations, or involve Mitsubishi Electric Employee Volunteers.



Amount Description

Grants range from $10,000 to $75,000, for one to three years. The foundation funds six to twelve grants each year.

Funding Type



Community Outreach and Engagement
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

November 1, 2022