The Arconic Foundation has awarded 12 grants totaling $407,000 to Quad-City nonprofit organizations for programs promoting workforce development; science, technology engineering and math education, or STEM; and the environment.

One of the foundation's largest grants, for $40,000, will allow the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois to create a Learning Lab for STEM programs at camp.

"We are proud to have a partner like Arconic Foundation here in the Quad-Cities who truly appreciates the role Girls Scouts play in connecting young girls with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," said Diane Nelson, president and CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.

The grants were announced Friday in conjunction with National Manufacturing Day. Other grants are Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates, $30,000; Living Lands and Waters (I-80 Restoration Project), $50,000;  Family Resources At-Risk child education program, $37,000; Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley Davenport Teen Center, $30,000; Davenport Schools Creative Arts Academy, $25,000; Junior Achievement of the Heartland work readiness, $40,000; St. Ambrose University engineering lab enhancements, $40,000; Putnam Museum IMMERSE Program, $40,000; Peregrine Fund for Bald Eagle migrations study, $20,000; Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley work readiness, $30,000; and United Neighbors STEAM program, $25,000.

"Arconic Foundation continues to provide support for key STEM and Workforce Development programs here in the Quad-Cities to help ensure the next generation workforce is ready for the advanced manufacturing careers of the future," said Nandu Srinivasan, manufacturing director of Arconic Davenport Works and Satellite Operations.

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