Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) Receives Second Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) announced today a second grant of $20,000 from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. The IVMF was first awarded the grant in 2017 in support the organization’s STEM curriculum – science, technology, engineering, and math – in its national career preparedness training program, Onward to Opportunity (O2O). Offered on 16 military installations and online, O2O provides career training, professional certifications and job placement support nearly 200,000 transitioning service members, Guard members, Reservists, veterans and military spouses every year.

“Support from leading foundations like Motorola is critical to our mission of ensuring successful post-transition careers to veterans, service members and their families,” said Dr. Mike Haynie, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation at Syracuse University and Executive Director of the IVMF. “With the high demand for STEM training, this grant goes a long way to serve our military and veteran population in pursuit of IT, cybersecurity and programming careers as well as the in-demand data analytics career path.”

Motorola Solutions Foundation awards grants annually to organizations that support and advance public safety programs, technology, and engineering education initiatives.  This year alone, grants will support programs for more than 2 million students, teachers, first responders, and community members across the United States. Programs will support special populations including females, underrepresented minorities, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, people with disabilities, and veterans.

“As a leading technology company that promotes the safety of communities worldwide, we are proud to support the IVMF and O2O’s efforts to educate tomorrow’s technology professionals as well as enlighten civilians and first responders on today’s safety needs,” said Matt Blakely, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation.

About Motorola Solutions Foundation

The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The foundation achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially in science, technology, engineering and math. For more information on Motorola Solutions Corporate and Foundation giving, visit our website:

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