Bayer awards $1.5 million in grants

The Bayer Foundation will award $1.5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and universities.

The Bayer Foundation (Pittsburgh, Pa.) announced on Nov. 21 that it will award a total of $1.5 million in grants over the next few years to a number of nonprofit organizations and universities for programs that foster sustainable development, science and environmental education, workforce development, diversity and the arts.

From “green” chemistry and sustainable boating and energy technologies to initiatives designed to bolster diversity and reverse underrepresentation by women and minorities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, these recent Bayer Foundation grant recipients represent eight national and regional organizations and universities working in these and other areas. They include: American Chemical Society, Duquesne University, RiverQuest, Horticultural Society of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber Enterprise Foundation, Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.