Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

This foundation supports economic justice as part of its social justice work, which could include job training programs for populations that have traditionally been excluded from craft careers.

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MetLife Foundation

One of the Foundation’s three focus areas is “Economic Inclusion” which focuses giving on programs that “Empower young people and adults to develop workforce skills and an entrepreneurial mindset”

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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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Prudential Foundation (Prudential Insurance)

The Prudential Foundation supports programs designed to meet basic needs; connect people to quality jobs; build assets; and transform communities. The foundation does not currently accepted unsolicited proposals, so potential grantees will need to establish a relationship with their local Prudential office to discuss funding opportunities.

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J. P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Funder has a focus on “Careers and Skills” that is aligned with NCCER members’ work. Grants are generated through a connection with a local J.P. Morgan Chase branch, so potential grantees will need to build a relationship locally (does not have to be a customer relationship).

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YouthBuild (U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Division), FOA-ETA-23-17

The YouthBuild Funding Opportunity will award grants to organizations providing pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services to opportunity youth, ages 16 to 24, while performing meaningful work and service to their communities. This funding opportunity is forecasted to be released on November 8, 2022, with an estimated due date of January 10, 2023.

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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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U.S Bank Foundation

Supports organizations and programs that help low- and moderate-income and at-risk middle and high school students prepare for post-secondary education, including trade or technical school, and career readiness. Awards range from $10,000 to $50,000.

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