Galactic Unite runs a grants program awarding funding to initiatives and not-for-profit organizations in our main locations. The grants are up to $2,500 and are awarded to organizations, programs and projects that promote STEM and space education in New Mexico, Southern California and the United Kingdom.
Begin your application process by reviewing our funding guidelines and completing the grant application form. You can download the grant application and the step-by-step guide here. Please submit the grant application and any additional documents via e-mail.
Grants are received, reviewed and awarded based on the following schedule:
Winter Applications (received January 1 – March 20) will be reviewed by April 1. Selections will be communicated via email by April 10, awarding funds to recipients by April 30. We recommend getting Summer program support submitted in this cycle.
Spring Applications (received March 20 – May 20) will be reviewed by June 1. Selections will be communicated via email by June 10, awarding funds to recipients by June 30. We recommend getting Fall program support submitted in this cycle.
Fall Applications (received September 1 – November 20) will be reviewed by December 1. Selections will be communicated via email and awarded to recipients by December 15. We recommend getting Spring program support submitted in this cycle.
Galactic Unite only funds projects that clearly fit the following guidelines:
We Fund In the Following Categories
STEM and space education
STEM and space related projects and activities
Galactic Unite DOES Fund:
Not-for-profit organizations, schools and programs that fit within one or more of our categories above that:
Produce measurable results
Use innovative approaches
Promise significant and long-lasting change
Provide a clear and compelling plan to reach and impact the target audience
Do not expect to earn income (or any income earned will be used for purely charitable efforts)
Are in an early stage of development and where a small amount of money will go a very long way
Require program materials, travel expenses e.g. local school transport for a visit to Spaceport America
Have a clear target audience and compelling plan to reach and impact that target audience in a positive way
Galactic Unite Does NOT Fund:
Projects that are not aligned with our goal
Political campaigns and legislative lobbying efforts
Payment to the grantee or a member of the grantee’s family for their time or services
Projects that have well-established funding sources
Scholarships (we provide these through our scholarship program)
Projects where the primary benefit is to the grantee or to any one individual
Projects that require grant payments via any cash-based payment system e.g. MoneyGram