Our support for education and workforce development programs and initiatives, diverse community leadership and engagement will help empower more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforces and communities.

To apply for a Backing Equal Futures grant, click here.

Grant criteria includes:

  1. Programs that provide skills and pathways to prepare youth (ages 13 - 30) for long-term success and the future of work. (Including the green economy, STEAM and digital futures)
    • Programs may include school-based, college, trade school, public service or workforce-related training or mentoring to support skill-building, education, the transition to meaningful employment and self-sufficiency for underrepresented populations.
  2. Advocacy to support education and workforce development in underrepresented communities
    • Eligible organizations for “in need”, “at risk” or “underrepresented communities”, include those supporting racial, ethnic and indigenous minorities, women, refugees, incarcerated/formerly incarcerated, unhoused and formerly unhoused people, veterans/VET families, people with disabilities and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
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