Non-profit organization with independent 501(c)(3) status

Bridge Builders Foundation

To remove the barriers of race, poverty, ignorance, and despair, and to improve life trajectories by providing social, emotional, and educational support for vulnerable ethnic minority youth and communities.


4 Submitted Ideas

  • LEARN ·2024 Grants Challenge

    Saturday Science Academy

    Our program exposes elementary thru high school students of color to STEAM subjects to cultivate interest in pursuing STEAM college majors and careers free-of-charge in an out-of-school environment. The program consists of two Saturday sessions per month from January through July. One Saturday generally is classroom instruction, where the students receive education on a designated STEAM topic. On the other Saturday, the students typically have a field trip to a science-related venue to expand and deepen their classroom learning experience.

  • LEARN ·2023 Grants Challenge

    Ernest E Just Youth Science Program

    Implement a separate high school program tract for the Saturday Science Academy and Marine Science Camp. This will provide more extended and higher-level instruction with three to four topics over seven months for the Saturday Science Academy. The Marine Science component will be a separate 3-day session of marine science exposure at Catalina Island along with a 5-day program at Scripps Institute in San Diego. High school outcomes will be more successful with high school student on a separate tract from elementary and middle school students

  • LEARN ·2022 Grants Challenge

    EE Just Youth Science Program

    Expand current elementary and middle school out-of-school program to add a comprehensive high school component. Current program has provided eight months of exposure to a wide range STEAM subjects for elementary and middle school students of color for over 10 years. Our objective is to establish an elementary to college pipeline of out-of-school STEAM instruction and exposure. These funds will be used to plan, build, and execute that comprehensive out-of-school STEAM program for high school boys and girls of color.

  • LIVE ·2022 Grants Challenge

    Youth Ambassadors Mentoring Outreach

    Investing in tomorrow's leaders to make a difference today.