U.S. Bancorp Foundation: Workforce Education and Economic ProsperityDeadline: May 31, 2017
The U.S. Bank Foundation seeks to support a strong small business environment and an educated workforce in order to ensure the prosperity of communities. Grants support organizations that help small business thrive, allow people to succeed in the workforce, provide pathways to higher education, and gain greater financial literacy. 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 they have the capability to gain employment that supports individuals and families. Examples include: 1) small business technical assistance programs; and 2) job skills training and retraining programs with comprehensive placement services for low- and moderate-income individuals 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. Support is directed towards: 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, technical school, and for career readiness; and 2) post-secondary institution programs and initiatives that support access opportunities for low-income and diverse students.
- 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; and military service members and veterans financial literacy.
Amount: The annual giving is $23,287,622 with grants ranging $50-$850,000 and averaging $1,000-$10,000.
Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations. Giving is limited to areas of company operations.