W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation seeks to create lasting, transformational change for children through three focus areas: Thriving Children, Working Families and Equitable Communities. The Foundation makes significant investments by funding projects between $100,000 and $1,000,000 and funds projects nationwide with a focus on projects in Michigan, Mississippi, and New Orleans.

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Heistand Family Foundation

The mission of the Heistand Family Foundation is to encourage & multiply opportunities for children in poverty. The Foundation awards grants in Iowa and Nebraska, and makes grants up to $50,000.

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Henry E. Niles Foundation

The mission of the Henry E. Niles Foundation is to help in the nurturing and uplifting of people in need. Relevant program interests are education and economic self-sufficiency. The Foundation makes grants up to $50,000

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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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May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

The May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust has funded efforts to help individuals achieve dignity, agency, and self-sufficiency. The Foundation supports projects to support veterans’ transition to new lives and careers. The average grant amount is approximately $125,000. Geographic areas of focus are: AK, AZ, CA, CO HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, TX, UT, WA, and WY.

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Topfer Family Foundation

The Topfer Family Foundation is committed to helping people connect to the tools and resources needed to build self-sufficient and fulfilling lives. Funds 501c3 organizations in Chicago, Illinois and Austin, Texas. Most grants are between $10,000 and $50,000.

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The Pinkerton Foundation

The Pinkerton Foundation is educated to improving the lives of young people in low-income neighborhoods throughout New York City by helping them develop the skills, self-reliance and strong values necessary to live up to their full potential. Grants are typically between $100,000 and $500,000, and are only awarded to nonprofit public charitable organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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The James Irvine Foundation

The goal of the James Irvine Foundation is a California where all low-income workers have the power to advance economically. The Foundation funds projects in California, and grants average between $100,000 and $500,000.

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US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration: Workforce Opportunities for Rural Communities A Grant Initiative for the Appalachian and Delta Regions (FOA-ETA-22-13)

This announcement solicits applications for the WORC Initiative for grants serving the Appalachian and Delta regions.

The purpose of this program is to create economic mobility, address historic inequities for marginalized communities of color and other underserved and underrepresented communities and produce high-quality employment for workers in impacted ARC and DRA regions, enabling them to remain and thrive in these communities. The WORC Initiative is designed to address persistent economic distress by aligning community-led economic and workforce development strategies and activities to ensure long-term economic resilience and enable dislocated and other workers in the regions to succeed in current and future job opportunities.

Awards are between $150,000 and $1,500,000.

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