Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF)

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) The Foundation provides national grants to projects and organizations throughout the United States that are focused on the full inclusion of young people with disabilities in society
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The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) is a small foundation with a big mission: To help make Changes for the Better for the one-out-of-five Americans of student age who have physical, mental, or learning disabilities. The Foundation's impact is intended to be as broad and lasting as possible to serve the largest number of young people with disabilities. But we also focus on the individual, on the small changes for the better that can make a big difference in people's lives...

The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) is a small foundation with a big mission: To help make Changes for the Better for the one-out-of-five Americans of student age who have physical, mental, or learning disabilities. The Foundation's impact is intended to be as broad and lasting as possible to serve the largest number of young people with disabilities. But we also focus on the individual, on the small changes for the better that can make a big difference in people's lives...

Mission: to help young people with disabilities maximize their potential and participation in society

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Celebrating 75 years of Disability Employment with NDEAM, Read more about MEAF's National Grant guidelines with an upcom...
10/23/2020
Celebrating 75 years of Disability Employment

Celebrating 75 years of Disability Employment with NDEAM, Read more about MEAF's National Grant guidelines with an upcoming deadline of November 1 #mpwrpossible

and MEAF extends National Grant deadline to Nov 1 October 23, 2020 75 Years of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) What is NDEAM? Each October, National Disability Employment Aware

Thank you to the talented artists and animators at Exceptional Minds for creating a beautiful animated video for MEAF’s ...
10/21/2020
The Making of a Superhero

Thank you to the talented artists and animators at Exceptional Minds for creating a beautiful animated video for MEAF’s 30th anniversary. The “What is Your Superpower?!” animated video truly captures what we mean when we say our goal is to help “empower possible!”

#MPWRpossible #ItmatterstoME #NDEAM75 #ADA30 #SDG8 #SDG10

What is Your Superpower?! was commissioned by the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) and is a powerful message of inclusion.

10/18/2020
Maysoon and Danny NDEAM intro promo

Proud to support and looking forward to #ADA30 #NDEAM75 event on October 22!

Maysoon Zayid and Danny Woodburn give a sneak peek of our NDEAM production.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 1st.MEAF is accepting grant proposals for projects focused on empowering youth with disabi...
10/15/2020
Priorities and Guidelines | Apply for a Grant | Social Impact - MEAF | MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC UNITED STATES

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 1st.

MEAF is accepting grant proposals for projects focused on empowering youth with disabilities to lead productive lives through increased employment. We are interested in innovative projects that help young people transition from school to the competitive workforce with real employment outcomes. MEAF accepts proposals for up to three years of funding, and grants typically are in the $10K to $100K/year range.

Read our priorities and guidelines, take the eligibility quiz, and submit by November 1st! https://us.mitsubishielectric.com/en/about/local/csr/meaf/grant/guidelines/index.html

A page about Priorities and Guidelines, in the Apply for a Grant section of Mitsubishi Electric's website.

Thank you to Mitsubishi Elevators US volunteers who give their time, talent and treasure to help empower youth with disa...
10/15/2020

Thank you to Mitsubishi Elevators US volunteers who give their time, talent and treasure to help empower youth with disabilities to lead productive lives. #MPWRpossible #ItmatterstoME

We take our Corporate Social Responsibility seriously. Since 1991, the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) has provided grants and employee volunteer programs to empower disabled teens and young adults. #EEDLIFTWellbeing #35YearsUSA #SDG4 (Quality Education), #SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities) #Inclusion #STEM #access #accessibility #DisabilityMentoring #MPWRpossible

10/14/2020
Exceptional Minds

A great panel of Exceptional Minds students, graduates and staff to help kickoff the 75th National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

Learn more about the Presumption Of Competence from Benjamin Maixner’s Ted Talk: https://youtu.be/8eO7TNJ6Kpc

#NDEAM75
#MPWRpossible
#ItmatterstoME
#SDG8
#SDG10

Advice to employers looking to include people with disabilities, specifically, autism on their teams... Presume competence! Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF)

#disabilityemployment #autism #presumecompetence #aba #ada30 #ndeam

10/13/2020
What is your Superpower?! - MEAF 30th Anniversary Video w/Captions

Thank you to the San Fernando Valley Business Journal for featuring how Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) supports Exceptional Minds, by working together "to tell a visual story."

The article highlights the "What is Your Superpower?" animated video that artists with autism created for MEAF's 30th anniversary. As we celebrate the 75th National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the video highlights what is possible in #DisabilityEmployment when we work together to increase access and opportunity. Check out the article and watch the video at https://youtu.be/Wg2HJM60ags

#MPWRpossible
#SDG8
#SDG10
#NDEAM75
#itmatterstome

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF), the artists at Exceptional Minds-a MEAF grantee-developed an animated...

Thank you to the PEACE Committee volunteers at Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America for promoting Make A Difference Da...
10/10/2020

Thank you to the PEACE Committee volunteers at Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America for promoting Make A Difference Day for Exceptional Minds! #MPWRpossible #ItmatterstoME

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America will celebrate Make A Difference Day October 24. This year it will be held as a virtual 5K walk/run/roll for employees, family and friends. Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) will make a donation in honor of each volunteer to Exceptional Minds an academy and studio that supports artists with autism.

Thank you Colorado Springs Business Journal for reporting that Blue Star Recyclers was awarded the 24-Karat Gold Award f...
10/09/2020
Environmental Leadership Program honors Blue Star Recyclers

Thank you Colorado Springs Business Journal for reporting that Blue Star Recyclers was awarded the 24-Karat Gold Award from the Environmental Leadership Program for the second year in a row!

MEAF is proud to support Blue Star's #disabilityemployment efforts.

#MPWRpossible #ItmatterstoME #SDG8 #SDG10 #SDG12 #SDG13

The Colorado Environmental Leadership Program awarded Blue Star Recyclers the 2020 24-Karat Gold Award "for expanding electronic recycling across the globe while employing and advocating for individuals with autism and

Thanks for joining the productive conversation on Distance Learning Strategies! #MPWRpossible #ItmatterstoME
10/07/2020

Thanks for joining the productive conversation on Distance Learning Strategies! #MPWRpossible #ItmatterstoME

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) leads nation-wide discussion "Distance Learning Strategies to Include and Empower Youth with Disabilities" including CDS' Chin Lee and Disability:IN Hawaii.

Read more on empowering youth with disabilities to lead productive lives, in MEAF BRIEF at https://us.mitsubishielectric.com/en/news/topics/2020/0901-a/pdf/200901-a_local_en_us.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3HZpxuRWZMXlI5KbR34es-MSNLq17jqazWyzvvaPkYMQZbfCxGOs3UxJc, from disability organizations: American Association of People with Disabilities, Blue Star Recyclers, Dreams for Schools, E-Stewards - Electronics Recycling, Motion Light Lab, GiGi's Playhouse, Inc., Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Foundation, Perkins School for the Blind, Science Buddies, and Uniquely Abled Project

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IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Media Card: PHOTO Chin Lee, IMAGES of CDS, COE, UHM logos, and TEXT "Chin Lee, Disability:IN Hawaii, contributes to Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
nation-wide discussion."

Congratulations to Blue Star Recyclers for winning the 24-Karat Gold Award from the Colorado Department of Public Health...
10/07/2020
Blue Star Recyclers

Congratulations to Blue Star Recyclers for winning the 24-Karat Gold Award from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for the second year in a row!

Today we received word from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment that Blue Star Recyclers was selected as their Environmental Leadership Program's 24-Karat Challenge Award winner for 2020. Blue Star has been an ELP member since 2012 and a Gold Leader member since 2013. This is the second year we have received this prestigious award from the State of Colorado, and Blue Star is the only recycler to earn this award.

Special thanks to Lynette Myers, Coordinator of the ELP, who in 14 years has grown the program to include 170 of Colorado's most environmentally responsible and sustainable businesses, organizations, and government agencies.

https://sites.google.com/state.co.us/elpcompanyprofiles/24-karat-gold-winners

10/06/2020
us.mitsubishielectric.com

Prior to the start of the school year, MEAF met with grantees to discuss lessons learned from spring and summer distance learning programs. Read the MEAF BRIEF on "Distance Learning Strategies to Include and Empower Youth with Disabilities" to learn insights from American Association of People with Disabilities, Blue Star Recyclers, Dreams for Schools, E-Stewards - Electronics Recycling, Motion Light Lab, GiGi's Playhouse, Inc., Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Foundation, Perkins School for the Blind, Science Buddies, Uniquely Abled Project and Center on Disability Studies.

https://us.mitsubishielectric.com/en/news/topics/2020/0901-a/pdf/200901-a_local_en_us.pdf

#ItmatterstoME #MPWRpossible #AccessibleEducation #NDEAM75 #ADA30 #LearnAtHome

Happy National Disability Employment Awareness Month #NDEAM. #MPWRpossible #ItmatterstoME #InclusionWorks
10/03/2020

Happy National Disability Employment Awareness Month #NDEAM. #MPWRpossible #ItmatterstoME #InclusionWorks

This is what we know: #InclusionWorks. People of all abilities benefit. Businesses benefit. And the community as a whole benefits. That's why we're so dedicated to creating inclusive employment opportunities.

Read how inclusive employment is making a difference: https://www.mdi.org/national-disability-employment-awareness-month

#NDEAM75 #ADA30

October is the 75th National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year's theme is Increasing Access and O...
10/02/2020

October is the 75th National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year's theme is Increasing Access and Opportunity.

In honor of #NDEAM , MEAF is highlighting Exceptional Minds - an academy and studio for visual effects animators and artists with autism. Be sure to check out MEAF's 30th anniversary video created by the artists at Exceptional Minds, which illustrates how MEAF is working to increase access and opportunity by empowering youth with disabilities. https://youtu.be/Wg2HJM60ags

#NDEAM75 #DisabilityEmployment #autism #MPWRpossible #ItmatterstoME

Celebrating MEAF's 30th Anniversary with Exceptional Minds Video. Check it out and learn more about how this organizatio...
09/30/2020
Celebrating MEAF's 30th Anniversary with Exceptional Minds Video

Celebrating MEAF's 30th Anniversary with Exceptional Minds Video. Check it out and learn more about how this organization is helping young adults with autism break into Hollywood! #mpwrpossible #itmatterstoME

Artists with Autism created the Animations September 30, 2020 Have you heard of Exceptional Minds? Exceptional Minds Exceptional Minds is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit Vocational Academy and Professio

Looking forward to #MFGDay20 programming to introduce students to careers in modern manufacturing! #ItmattertoME
09/30/2020
MFG Day Gets Celebrity Boost

Looking forward to #MFGDay20 programming to introduce students to careers in modern manufacturing! #ItmattertoME

The success of MFG Day every year depends on the grassroots efforts of manufacturers and manufacturing-supporting organizations across the country. While COVID-19 has changed many MFG Day plans…

STEM is for Everyone! Learn more about Pediatric Cardiologist Dr. Helen Taussig at Science Buddies! #MPWRpossible #Itmat...
09/29/2020

STEM is for Everyone! Learn more about Pediatric Cardiologist Dr. Helen Taussig at Science Buddies! #MPWRpossible #ItmatterstoME #STEM

Today is #worldHeartDay - Learn more about Dr. Helen Taussig's inspiring work in pediatric cardiology. This scientist profile is part of our #STEM is for Everyone series.

Thank you Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) for supporting #disabilityAwareness in K-12 #STEMeducation.
https://www.sciencebuddies.org/blog/stem-for-everyone-helen-taussig?from=FB

09/28/2020
What is your Superpower?! - MEAF 30th Anniversary Video w/Captions

Thanks for the shout-out Exceptional Minds, and thank you for creating a beautiful, animated video for our 30th anniversary! #MPWRpossible #ItmatterstoME

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF), the artists at Exceptional Minds-a MEAF grantee-developed an animated...

Do you have an innovative idea to empower youth with disabilities to successfully transition from school to work? MEAF's...
09/28/2020
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Invites Proposals for Youth With Disabilities

Do you have an innovative idea to empower youth with disabilities to successfully transition from school to work? MEAF's proposal deadline is October 15, 2020. Read the priorities and guidelines, take the eligibility quiz, and apply for a grant today: https://us.mitsubishielectric.com/en/about/local/csr/meaf/grant/guidelines/index.html

Grants of up to $100,000 over three years will be awarded in support of innovative approaches to preparing youth with disabilities for employment....

09/25/2020
What is Your Superpower?! - MEAF 30th anniversary video

Exceptional Minds - an academy for special effects artists and animators with autism - produced teh "What is Your Superpower!? video, which features live interviews mixed with character animation demonstrating the talent and creativity of artists on the spectrum. The video reflects how MEAF is working to empower youth with disabilitie sto lead productive lives with its grantmaking.

09/25/2020
What is your Superpower?! - MEAF 30th Anniversary Video w/Captions

Today, Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation kicked off it's 30th anniversary at its Virtual Volunteer Leadership Workshop. The event featured a panel discussion from Exceptional Minds students and graduates, as well as the debut of a wonderful animated video created by the artists at Exceptional Minds. Read the press release to learn more, and enjoy the video - What is my superpower?!
https://us.mitsubishielectric.com/en/news/releases/local/2020/0925-a/index.html

https://youtu.be/Wg2HJM60ags

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF), the artists at Exceptional Minds-a MEAF grantee-developed an animated...

Travel to Panama with the Baobab girl and Motion Light Lab! #ASL #MPWRpossible #itmatterstoME
09/21/2020

Travel to Panama with the Baobab girl and Motion Light Lab! #ASL #MPWRpossible #itmatterstoME

It's the International Week of Deaf, and yes, we are still traveling with the Baobab girl, Mavokely! Did you know that Panama is a narrow land bridge connecting North and South America, and that Panama is slightly smaller than South Carolina? Explore this week’s free content on our ASL Literacy Activities page daily, and learn Panamanian Sign Language (LSP) with Luilly! 🇵🇦

https://motionlightlab.podia.com/asl-literacy-activities

#deafedathome #OperationASLStorytime #deafkids #deaf #ASL #VL2apps #thebaobab #panama #canal #travel #passport #learn #signlanguage #free #coronavirus #covid19 #homeschooling

Check out the biography of American Association of People with Disabilities intern alumna and Paralympian Kristin Duquet...
09/18/2020
We Are FEMA: Meet Kristin Duquette | FEMA.gov

Check out the biography of American Association of People with Disabilities intern alumna and Paralympian Kristin Duquette featured on the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency website. Thank you for your service Kristin! #MPWRpossible #ItmatterstoME

https://www.fema.gov/blog/we-are-fema-kristin-duquette?fbclid=IwAR1Cch0irFmKwc7nfUfdSmCSVvEQh4GLgXhG-rdMbFAPXkO208jPVA4_IZE

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Thank you Science Buddies for introducing us to Astrophysicist Wanda Díaz-Merced. #STEM is for everyone! #MPWRpossible #...
09/17/2020

Thank you Science Buddies for introducing us to Astrophysicist Wanda Díaz-Merced. #STEM is for everyone! #MPWRpossible #ItmatterstoME

Can you hear the stars? Learn more about Wanda Díaz-Merced, an astrophysicist who is blind and "listens" to space data. This inspiring #scientist profile is part of our #STEM is for Everyone series.

Thank you Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) for supporting #disabilityAwareness in #STEMeducation.

https://www.sciencebuddies.org/blog/stem-for-everyone-wanda-diaz-merced?from=FB
#STEMcareers

09/14/2020
www.ocbj.com

Thank you Orange County Business Journal for highlighting our grantees Dreams for Schools and Project SEARCH, who are working to continue to provide educational and employment opportunities for youth with disabilities during the pandemic. Thank you also for recognizing MEAF for increasing its donations in the OC. #MPWRpossible #ItmatterstoME

Thanks to the Mitsubishi Electric employee volunteers in the Asia-Pacific region for planting trees to help the environm...
09/12/2020

Thanks to the Mitsubishi Electric employee volunteers in the Asia-Pacific region for planting trees to help the environment! #itmatterstoME

Hundreds of Mitsubishi Electric employees in the Asia-Pacific region enjoy tree planting activities with people in each community that support Mitsubishi Electric’s philanthropic and environmental initiatives.

09/09/2020
Motion Light Lab

With school back in session, be sure to check out Motion Light Lab's FREE ASL Literacy resources and activities. #itmatterstoME #MPWRpossible #ASL

Bringing this video back in light of Deaf Awareness Month! 🧏

Hey you! Did you know that Motion Light Lab has been busy during COVID-19, and we've created resources that are FREE for everyone to use? 👋📚

We feature a storybook app each week (they're free to download for that week) and our team has amazing worksheets, arts & crafts, and quizzes for children to interact with. Do it on your own schedule and pause anytime you want!

Sign up through our online course on Podia here: https://motionlightlab.podia.com/asl-literacy-activities

#DeafEdAtHome #OperationASLStorytime #deafkids #ASL #VL2apps
#learn #signlanguage #free #coronavirus #covid19 #homeschooling #motionlightlab Gallaudet University

Thank you to MASH Committee volunteers at Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America for supporting CASA of Bracken, Fleming...
09/08/2020

Thank you to MASH Committee volunteers at Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America for supporting CASA of Bracken, Fleming, & Mason Counties! #ItmatterstoME

We would like to thank Mitsubishi Associates Sending Help (M.A.S.H.) & Mitsubishi Electric Foundation for their donation.

Kellie Cracraft presented CASA Executive Director Rebecca Palmer with a donation this afternoon.

We appreciate our community partners standing by us through every season! Mitsubishi Electric

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The idea to establish a foundation began in 1989, when a group of Mitsubishi Electric executives decided that, after 20 years of doing business in the US, it was time to give back to the community. The 15 executives each put $100 on the table toward the foundation. By February 1991, that $1500 had grown to a $15 million endowment through contributions from the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Japan and its US subsidiaries, and the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation was launched. The Foundation's national mission of serving young people with disabilities has not changed over the years, and its priorities remain independence, productivity, and community inclusion. More than $9 million have been invested in organizations ranging from the American Foundation for the Blind to the Girl Scouts of the USA. MEAF invests in National Grant projects that promote the full inclusion of youth of all abilities in the areas of education, career preparation, recreation, volunteering and the arts. The Foundation also matches the donations of Mitsubishi Electric companies and their employees through Company Grant programs helping to support youth in the communities where our employees live and work. While it is impossible to precisely measure the human impact of these investments, we estimate they have helped thousands of children to live fuller, more productive lives. Numbers count, and multiplier effects are an important consideration in making grant decisions. But the Foundation also focuses on the individual and the value of each person's life. In the spirit of the Starfish story, we seek to make a difference, one starfish at a time.

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TONIGHT - check out NDEAM on FB Live at 7 pm ET AND 7 pm PT -- Thanks to Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) sponsor of ADA30 Lead On and NDEAM productions so we could hire Exceptional Minds for end credits for both shows. Here is Director Kevin Webb, as he reflects on the 75th Anniversary of NDEAM, 30th Anniversaries of the ADA and MEAF that empowers youth with disabilities. Check it out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GliA8m9noUs #NDEAM #ADALeadOn
Today, Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) is celebrating Child Abuse Prevention Month! #wearblueday2020 to support Prevent Child Abuse America, because #itmatterstoME
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