The Neilom Foundation has supported a number of activities that directly impact the lives of young people:
Established the Dilip Anil “Neil” Anand TerpStart Endowed Scholarship to support students with financial need in the Smith Business School at the University of Maryland.
Provided books and engineering toys to children in a Title I elementary school in Dundalk, MD.
Awarded a grant to FRESHFARM Markets to build a teaching garden at the Ludlow-Taylor school in Washington DC for elementary school children.
Supported student teams and exceptional local nonprofit organizations as part of the College of Southern Maryland’s new Social Entrepreneurship program. Local nonprofits supported include: Farming4Hunger & Southern Maryland Community Resources.
Provided funds to build a fresh water well in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Africa for a population of 2,500, a majority of which are schoolchildren.
Awarded a grant to V-Linc, a non-profit organization using engineering students and professional engineer volunteers to develop assistive technology solutions for young people.
Supported the Oyster Recovery Partnership, working in oyster recovery and redeployment to reduce pollution in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay.
Established The Neilom Prize at IIT Delhi in India, for the best engineering student in their innovative Assistive Technology laboratory.
Supported the National Marine Mammal Foundation in San Diego to support a pilot collaborative effort with the Girl Guides to create a STEM badge for plastic ocean pollution reduction.
Provided a grant to the African Women’s Cancer Awareness Association (AWCAA) in Greenbelt, Maryland to set up a pilot cancer screening clinic at their headquarters, provide transportation to the clinic, and to educate young women on the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.