The mission of the Toshiba America Foundation is to provide teachers with additional funds to support classroom projects. Afterschool and summer projects and independent study projects are not eligible. The Foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms. Toshiba America Foundation offers two types of grants for grade 6-12 teachers, grants under $5,000 and grants over $5,000.  Successful proposals are for innovative ideas for improving project based STEM learning. The Foundation does not consider requests for computers, laptops or tablets. Applications for grants over $5,000 are accepted twice a year, and applications for requests under $5,000 are accepted four times throughout the year.