Investing in the workforce

We fund organizations that provide training for small business development, as well as programs that support individuals across all skill and experience levels, to ensure they have the capability to gain employment that supports individuals and their families. Examples of grant support include:

  • Small business technical assistance programs
  • Job skills, career readiness training programs with comprehensive placement services for low- and moderate-income individuals entering or reentering the labor force

Providing pathways for educational success

To address the growing requirements for post-secondary education in securing competitive jobs in the workplace, we support:

  • Organizations and programs that help low- and moderate-income and at-risk middle and high school students prepare for post-secondary education at a community college, university, trade or technical school and career readiness
  • Programs and initiatives at post-secondary institutions that support access to career and educational opportunities for low- and moderate-income and diverse students

Teaching financial well-being for work and life

Financial well-being is not only critical for financial stability, it’s crucial in helping individuals be successful in the workplace. Examples of grant support include programs that positively impact:

  • K-12 and college student financial literacy
  • Adult and workforce financial literacy
  • Senior financial fraud prevention
  • Military service member and veteran financial literacy

Supporting the green economy through workforce development

The green economy is fast becoming an area of opportunity for workforce development programs. Funding support includes:

  • Reskilling or retraining for jobs in renewable or clean energy
  • Building and maintaining infrastructure to support renewable energy, including EV charging stations and bike/transportation programs

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