We fund organizations with strong and effective leadership that prepare children and youth from economically vulnerable households for fulfilled and productive lives.
The foundation believes that early work experience is a predictor of long-term employment as an adult and is achieved by:
- • Providing hands-on job experiences
- • Fostering the understanding of work as an integral and satisfying aspect of life
- • Connecting youth to fields in which there are current job opportunities and career ladders, such as construction, healthcare, and technology
Programs must provide or connect youth to paid work experience, teach soft skills, and encourage high school completion.
Strong applicants will provide programs leading to careers in which there are current and emerging job sectors in the Bay Area. Preference may be given to programs serving foster and homeless youth, and youth living in neighborhoods that experience persistent levels of poverty. Partnerships with high schools and community colleges that provide work-based learning and/or apprenticeships will be considered.
Given these uncertain times, the foundation is particularly interested in learning about how organizations are adjusting and/or planning to adjust programs if the Shelter in Place continues.
Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, June 28, 2021 and will be due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2021. For more information please see Submission and Reporting Deadlines.
Please review the foundation’s general guidelines before applying.