U.S. Bancorp Foundation: Workforce Education and Economic Prosperity
The U.S. Bancorp Foundation supports programs and organizations that help small businesses thrive, allow people to succeed in the workforce, provide pathways to higher education, and gain greater financial literacy. Focus areas are:
1. 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 they have the capability to gain employment that supports individuals and families. Examples include:
- Small business technical assistance programs
- Job skills and career readiness training programs with comprehensive placement services for low- and moderate-income individuals individuals entering or reentering the labor force
2. Providing pathways for success to post-secondary education: Grants address the growing requirements for post-secondary education in securing competitive jobs in the workplace. Support is directed towards:
- Organizations and programs that help low- and moderate-income and at-risk high school students prepare for post-secondary education at a community college, university, trade, technical school, and for career readiness
- Post-secondary institution programs and initiatives that support access to career and educational opportunities for low- and moderate-income and diverse students
3. Teaching financial well-being 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
- Military service members and veterans financial literacy
Amount: Grants typically average $1,000-$10,000.
Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations. Giving is limited to areas of company operations.
Note: The application cycle will open on April 1, 2018.
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