Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Supports “ideas and solutions designed to imrove education, boost entrepreneurship, and help communities and individuals thrive.” Career and Employment Readiness is a major portion of the funder’s Education focus. Very strong preference for Greater Kansas City Metro Area.

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Knight Foundation

Workforce development work falls under the Foundation’s “engaged community” focus are, which seeks to create communities where “people are attached to the place where they live and are invested in the community’s future,” including local pathways to economic opportunity.

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Kresge Foundation

The foundation’s “Human Services” funding area focuses on increasing social economic mobility for people with low incomes. The foundation issues Calls for Proposals periodically; potential applicants should subscribe to the foundation’s newsletter to stay informed of specific funding opportunities.

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Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs Grant Program (U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Division), FOA-ETA-23-31

This opportunity provides funding to public-private partnerships to develop, strengthen, and scale promising and evidence-based training models in H-1B industries and occupations critical to meeting the goals of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and to maximize the impact of these investments. This funding opportunity is forecasted to be released on November 25, 2022, with an estimated due date of January 24, 2023.

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The Angell Foundation

The Angell Foundation’s approach is grantmaking with compassion and the belief that every person deserves the chance to reach their full potential. The Foundation focuses on projects with a long term impact. Grants typically average between $50,000 and $100,000.

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children and young people with respect to their educational, economic, social and health outcomes.

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US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration: Good Jobs Challenge (EDA-HDQ-ARPGJ-2021-2006964)

US Department of Commerce Good Jobs Challenge (EDA-HDQ-ARPGJ-2021-2006964) is designed to help get Americans back to work by developing and strengthening regional systems to develop and execute sectoral partnerships that will lead to well-paying jobs.

EDA anticipates making approximately 25 to 50 awards under this ARPA Jobs Training NOFO and scaling awards as appropriate to the proposed geographic, industry, and worker role coverage of a given regional system. Awards will range between $1,000,000 and $25,000,000.

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ECMC Foundation

The ECMC Foundation primarily makes grants in two areas, career readiness and college success. The Foundation makes investments up to $1,000,000.

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Caterpillar Foundation

The Caterpillar Foundation focuses on the complementary human, natural and basic services infrastructure needed for individuals to thrive and communities to be resilient. Grants are typically up to $25,000.

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