Initially, from 1992 to 1996, the Institute was funded by the Dwight D. Eisenhower (DDE) Federal grant through the New York State Department of Education that named this Institute as one of the State's few model programs. In 1996, the U.S. Department of Education changed its guidelines for the DDE federal grant eliminating available funding for the Institute.
In the academic years 1996-2004 the Institute was funded by a private foundation.
From 2004 to the present the Institute has received private donations, including funding from individuals and from Math For America.
The Institute relies on donations to keep its program tuition free.
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Mail your check to
Mr. Arthur L. Kalish
Director of the Institute of MERIT
SUNY Old Westbury
PO Box 210
Old Westbury, NY 11568-0210
The Institute is supported by the Nassau County Mathematics Teachers Association, the Nassau County Interscholastic Mathematics League, the Nassau County Association of Mathematics Supervisors, MoMath (Museum of Mathematics), and the Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools.