On March 6, 2020, Versacare Foundation awarded $1,420,000 in grant funding to 189
Adventist primary and secondary schools across the United States and Canada in support of
STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).

This was Versacare Foundation’s fifth successive year funding STEM grants and marked the
third consecutive year it funded every school that applied for a STEM grant. The STEM grant
program has provided funding in three categories:

• $5,000 for smaller schools of 3 classrooms or less;
• $10,000 for larger schools of 4 or more classrooms and 12-year schools;
• $10,000 for senior academies.

The many uses of STEM funds include the purchase of classroom smart boards, tablets or
Chromebooks for student use, equipping or updating student computer labs, installation of 3D
printers and related software, initiating or funding robotics programs, instruction in software
coding, and the equipping of chemistry, physics and biology labs, and more.

Through 2020, Versacare Foundation has provided 417 schools with a total of $3,245,000 in
STEM grant funding. Attached please find a complete list of the schools funded in 2020.
After funding nearly half of all Adventist primary and secondary schools across the NAD
with STEM grants, Versacare Foundation has ended its STEM school grant program and for
2021 will focus on funding STEM training for teachers.

Eight schools in four conferences in the Mid-America Union received grants this year, totaling $45,000.

Dakota Conference
Hillcrest SDA School – North Dakota
Sioux Falls Seventh-Day Adventist Elementary School – South Dakota
Iowa-Missouri Conference
Sedalia SDA School – Missouri
Summit View Adventist School – Missouri
Minnesota Conference
Oak Street Christian School
Rocky Mountain Conference
Brighton Adventist Academy – Colorado
Discover Christian School – New Mexico
Laura E. Mason Christian Academy – Wyoming


About Versacare

Versacare Foundation is the largest independent private foundation supporting the varied
ministries of the Seventh-day Adventist Church with grant funding. A self-funded lay
organization, it is comprised of both lay Adventists and present and former Adventist Church
employees. It awarded its first grants in 1990, totaling $26,000, to five different Adventist
ministries. Since then, it has awarded more than 1430 grants totaling over $28,250,000.

For more information about Versacare Foundation’s grant program, please visit www.versacare.org.