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Deadline: September 1, 2016

U.S. Bancorp Foundation: Work – Workforce Education and Economic Prosperity

The U.S. Bank Foundation supports organizations that advance the following priority: “Work – Workforce Education and Economic Prosperity.” A strong small business environment and an educated workforce ensure the prosperity of communities. Grants support organizations that help small business thrive, people succeed in the workforce, provide pathways to higher education, and gain greater financial literacy. Sub-focus areas are:

  • Investing in the Workforce: grants fund organizations that provide training for small business development as well as programs that support individuals across all skill and experience levels to ensure our workforce is equipped for success. Examples include: 1) small business technical assistance programs; and 2) job skills training and retraining programs with comprehensive supportive services for individuals entering or reentering the labor force.
  • Providing Pathways for Success to Post-Secondary Education: grants address the growing requirements for post-secondary education in securing competitive jobs in the workplace, supporting: 1) organizations and programs that help low-income and at-risk high school students prepare for post-secondary education at a community college, university, trade, or technical school; and 2) post-secondary institution programs and initiatives that support access opportunities for low-income and diverse students.
  • Teaching Financial Literacy for Work and Life: grants support programs that positively impact: K-12 and College Student Financial Literacy, Adult and Workforce Financial Literacy, Senior Financial Fraud Prevention, and Military Service Members and Veterans Financial Literacy

Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations. Giving is limited to areas of company operations; locations in New Mexico include Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Belen, Clovis, and Santa Fe.

Amount: The annual giving is $23,287,622 with grants ranging $50-$850,000 and averaging $1,000-$10,000.

Link: https://www.usbank.com/community/community-possible-grant-program-work.aspx

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