Providence Children’s Museum gets grant from Amgen Foundation

Amgen Foundation Gives Major Support to Providence Children’s Museum

PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence Children’s Museum, an active place where kids and grown-ups play and learn together, has received a $40,000 grant from the Amgen Foundation to support hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities at the Museum.  

The grant will help inspire children and families to love learning by bringing education to life through engaging, interactive exhibits and programs and during Museum Learning Clubs.  Conducted by the Museum’s AmeriCorps members, Learning Clubs bring inner-city elementary school-age children from Providence neighborhood community centers to the Museum after school and during the summer. Through guided, hands-on math activities, children discover the joy of learning and come to see themselves as learners.

Since 2004, the Amgen Foundation has supported Providence Children’s Museum with more than $440,000 in grants, benefiting 488,223 children. 

“The Amgen Foundation is committed to making grants to programs that help children develop an interest in and appreciation for science,” said Anthony Pankau, Vice President, Site Operations, Amgen Rhode Island. “We are proud to support Providence Children’s Museum’s commitment to delivering innovative STEM initiatives that engage children in hands-on experiences that instill an interest and enthusiasm for math and science.”

“Learning Clubs help children from disadvantaged backgrounds enjoy informal science learning, and better understand fundamental math concepts,” said Cathy Saunders, Providence Children’s Museum Education Director.  We are deeply grateful to partner with the Amgen Foundation to help children see themselves as learners and positively impact the rest of their lives.”

(release from Providence Children's Museum)