Here at Atzenhoffer Mazda, we’re always excited to hear what Mazda is doing to help our neighbors and those across the country. It was recently announced that the brand is giving a $150,000 grant to support science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) classes in America’s schools. The funds are going to FUSE studios in California.

FUSE Studios | Victoria, TXAbout FUSE Studios

FUSE is a STEAM education program housed within Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy that facilitates In FUSE, students work in a studio-like environment, learn through making, and develop 21st-century skills such as problem-solving, persistence and communication.

Growing the Next Generation

FUSE programs help students to develop science and math skills through student exploration and hands-on, interest-driven learning inspired by STEM and design practices. Students receive peer and educator support and they work on problem-solving, creativity, and persistence. The money will go to 10 elementary schools in Los Angeles and three districts in Orange County.

Other Awards

In addition to the award to FUSE Studios, Mazda is also addressing food insecurity and educational access. Three other grants totaling $450,000 were awarded to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, the Food Bank of North Alabama, and the AVID Center in Madison County, AL. Since 1992, the Mazda Foundation has donated over $14 million to different projects supporting education, food access, environmental efforts, and disaster relief.