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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Citi Foundation

Citi Foundation’s Pathways to Progress program is a job skills-building initiative that addresses the persistent, global issue of youth unemployment. Grants average between $100,000 and $300,000, though can be larger. Applicants must have IRS 501c (3) status or an international equivalent, or they must be a registered school, university, or government entity.

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Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation supports transformative ideas and scalable solutions to strengthen economic and financial security outside the context of work. Grants are between $75,000 and $5 million.

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Change Happens Foundation

The mission of Change Happens Foundation is to act as a meaningful catalyst for progressive and secular social change. Support is provided to programs that educate and prepare students for bright futures. Projects are funded up to $25,000.

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The Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation supports projects that support low wage workers with a focus on equity. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals, grants can range from $100,000-$300,000 and larger.

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The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation supports job-training programs that result in industry-recognized credentials, as well as job-placement and retention services. Organizations must either have 501c3 tax exempt status, or have a fiscal sponsor that does. Grants can be expected to be $200,000-$300,000.

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US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration: Apprenticeship Building America (ABA) Grant Program

The Apprenticeship Building America grant program builds on the Department’s previous and ongoing efforts to expand and modernize Registered Apprenticeship through expanding the number of programs and apprentices, diversifying the industries that utilize Registered Apprenticeship, and increasing access to and completion of RAPs for underrepresented populations and underserved communities. Awards range from $1,000,000 to $8,000,000

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