Verizon Foundation


Today nine middle and high school teams from across the country were awarded top prizes in the fifth annual Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge.

Verizon helps connect thousands of students to nature at Washington, D.C., area national parks during BioBlitz 2016

Verizon is helping to support the 10th annual National Parks BioBlitz and Biodiversity Festival Event in Washington D.C. to engage students, scientists and the general public.

Helping to open doors to a career in STEM

She is only in eighth grade, but as of this week, Raina Johnson can add “app developer” to her list of accomplishments.

Middle schoolers get high praise (and high fives!) for app that helps kids with autism

A group of six middle schoolers attended the White House Science Fair for their mobile app AutBuddy, designed to help kids on the autism spectrum.

These Middle Schoolers are Building Their Own Roving Robot Mascot

Verizon Foundation funds new after-school robotics program at Joseph Stilwell Military Academy of Leadership that has become an instant hit among students.

Summer school program for minority students expands to eight new schools

Verizon announces the expansion of the Minority Make Makers program to an additional seven HBCUs and one Hispanic-serving institution.


Hundreds of minority middle school boys go to college campuses to be exposed to technology.

How one engineer is helping thousands of urban teens find a passion for engineering

Engineer Darron Lamkin has partnered with the Verizon Foundation to help thousands of urban teens through the Class Matters program.

Meet the t-shirt that tells you when you’re thirsty

A group of undergrads at Philadelphia University has been working to develop a shirt with wearable technology in collaboration with the Verizon Emerging Technologies team.

Unlocking the code to more innovation

The ITIF recently announced a study showing that women and minorities are underrepresented in STEM. The Verizon Foundation is working to change this by focusing much of its work on creating programs to stimulate and retain students' interest in STEM-related subjects.