The Amgen Foundation is granting an additional $2.5 million to Khan Academy to support science education around the world and school district partnerships in the United States, with a focus on communities that are historically under-represented and often disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
The new grant from Amgen Foundation will enable the nonprofit Khan Academy to:
Since 2015, the Amgen Foundation has committed more than $9 million to further Khan Academy's mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
“Students around the world need these free resources made possible by the Amgen Foundation now more than ever,” said Sal Khan, founder and CEO of Khan Academy. “Research shows it could take up to five years for many kids to make up lost learning time from the pandemic. The Amgen Foundation is stepping up with critical resources at a moment when we need to be laser-focused on helping students recover.”
Khan Academy has more than 145 million registered users globally, and 15 million users recorded learning time on platform’s Biology assets in 2021.
“Khan Academy plays a unique role as we emerge from the pandemic given its free science courses are available to so many students around the world,” said Scott Heimlich, president of the Amgen Foundation. “We strongly believe that ‘everyone needs science and science needs everyone.‘ Our goal is to empower diverse thinkers to solve our greatest scientific challenges and Khan Academy is a key part of that.”
To learn more about the science resources available for free on Khan Academy and supported by the Amgen Foundation, visit khanacademy.org/science.