On December 5th, 2016 Four Ingenieros Foundation accomplished another milestone on the path to provide more resources for underrepresented students pursuing a career in STEM. The Fund for Santa Barbara awarded Four Ingenieros with a grant that will allocate funds for a mentor-driven engineering competition aimed to encourage underrepresented students in the STEM fields. Our Founders attended the 2016 Year-End Grant Awards Celebration at the UWD offices in the city of Santa Maria, where they proudly and humbly accepted this award.
The FUND FOR SANTA BARBARA’s grant-making and technical assistance programs support community groups working for social, economic, environmental and political change throughout Santa Barbara County.
Since 1980, the FUND has awarded over $5 million to more than 1,000 community projects and organizations including CAUSE Action Fund, Environmental Defense Center, SBCAN, Pacific Pride Foundation, Just Communities, Independent Living Resource Center, and Conflict Solutions Center.
In addition, the FUND provides free technical assistance in the areas of fundraising, community organizing, organizational development, advocacy, strategic planning and effective use of media to more than 300 projects each year.
On behalf of Four Ingenieros Foundation, Neftali Aguilera and Luis Miguel Garfias presented the project to supporters, allies and other recipients in the ceremony.
“Four Ingenieros Foundation was formed to contribute opportunities in the Santa Barbara County through STEM awareness, support and participation. We believe that an education in STEM transforms our world, our culture and our communities. We envision a world where minorities are key contributors and innovators in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematical fields.
Four Ingenieros will launch the first edition of its annual engineering competition with the aim to engage, stimulate and provide hands on experience to community college students from the Santa Barbara County who are pursuing a career in STEM. We encourage you to also be part of this change and dive deep in the world of STEM” Four Ingenieros Foundation is extremely thankful for the opportunity to give back to our community and be part of this social change. It is gratifying to have the support from organizations like the FUND FOR SANTA BARBARA and ADSUM FOUNDATION, believing in Four Ingenieros objectives.
Finally, Four Ingenieros would like to thank all of our supporters for making an immense impact on the lives of our STEM students.
FOUR INGENIEROS wishes you and your family happy holidays and a new year full of success.