The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) awarded $3.25 million to help establish NCWIT. The NSF/CISE award (number 0413538) provides financial support for NCWIT's infrastructure and a research emphasis on undergraduate and graduate education and faculty careers. In July 2008 NSF/CISE awarded NCWIT a supplemental grant of $5.8 million. This grant (number 0813956) supports the continuation of our Alliances, the creation and evaluation of resources, and the creation of systems to accelerate organizational reform. NCWIT also is the recipient of a five-year, $2.4 million grant from the Division of Human Resource Development at the NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). This Extension Services grant (number 0533580, 2005) supports NCWIT Extension Services, which include the identification, evaluation, implementation and dissemination of practices nationally to bring about systemic and sustained progress in women's participation. NCWIT Extension Services allows members of the NCWIT Academic Alliance institutions to participate in annual regional and national workshops, on-site consultations, and educational client services designed to increase gender diversity in their computing programs.
Microsoft has been supporting NCWIT's work since 2004 and is an active Strategic Partner. Microsoft and Microsoft Research have supported many initiatives to increase women's participation in technology across the K-12 education pipeline and into the IT workforce. Its programmatic support includes the Academic Alliance Seed Fund and the Aspirations in Computing program.
Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle market businesses, and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services. Bank of America has received numerous accolades for its workforce diversity and inclusion programs, including those from Working Mother, Black Enterprise, and Hispanic Business magazines. Bank of America has provided significant financial and in-kind support to NCWIT and is the national sponsor of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.
Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful - for everyone. They also believe that everyone has the right to become an active creator of the technology that is revolutionizing the world. Through their pre-university outreach programs, they aspire to expose students of all backgrounds, and particularly girls, to the opportunities and excitement of careers in computing. Google aspires to recognize international diversity. The company utilizes the best talent by hiring employees of diversity to enhance different ideas and perspectives to improve the search engine's services and products. Google sponsors several NCWIT programs including the Award for Aspirations in Computing, Pacesetters, and Sit With Me.