Grants for employment agencies and job training programs

1,137 employment agencies and job training organizations received at least $154.7 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 1,254 grants made from 888 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $2,000. Of these 888 foundations, 86% made just a single grant to employment agencies, and 3% made grants to four or more employment agencies. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$154,706,557
Total grant dollars given to employment agencies and job training programs
1,254
Number of grants made annually to employment agencies and job training programs
888
Number of grantmakers funding employment agencies and job training programs
$2,000
Median grant size to employment agencies and job training programs

Foundations that support employment agencies and job training organizations

Out of all grants made to employment agencies and job training programs, 71% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 79% of the dollar-value of grants to employment agencies. Foundations funding employment agencies also made grants to youth development programs, homeless shelters, job training programs, food banks, and youth service organizations.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
636
Medium
 
120
Large
 
131
Small foundations have <$10M in assets. Medium foundations have $10M to $50M in assets. Large foundations have >$50M in assets.

Foundation type

Foundation typeNumber of grantmakers
Community
 
40
Private
 
653
Corporate
 
69
Other
 
126

Grants made

Grants made to employment agenciesNumber of grantmakers
1
 
767
2-3
 
94
4-10
 
21
11+
 
6

Top 10 foundations supporting employment agencies and job training organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to employment agenciesNumber of grants made to employment agenciesMedian grant size
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%53$250
Seattle FoundationWAState0.1%38$1,000
Charity Partners FoundationMANational1.9%27$119
Baird FoundationWINational0.5%19$812
Synchrony FoundationCTNational0.2%15$520
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%12$112
The Boston Foundation (TBF)MAMetro1.7%9$5,000
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.1%9$750
Salesforce Com FoundationCANational0.0%9$100
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState0.0%7$4,050

Employment agencies and job training organizations grantees

Employment agencies and job training programs with more than $5 million in total revenues received 70% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 28% of all employment agencies.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
1,230
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
24

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,000
$100k-$500k
 
$1,708
$500k-$1M
 
$2,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,500
>$5M
 
$2,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
165
New York
 
135
Washington
 
91
Massachusetts
 
78
Other
 
785

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
119
Seattle
 
86
Boston
 
71
Chicago
 
65
Other
 
871

Top 25 grants made to employment agencies and job training programs

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
The Shirley Ware Education Center$32,500,000Project SupportKaiser Permanente
Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)$29,500,000To Provide Covid-19 SupportBlue Meridian Partners
Philadelphia Youth Network$8,088,633Job-TrainingPhiladelphia Works
Clarkson Regional Health Services$8,000,000General SupportNebraska Medicine
Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)$6,000,000To Support Ceo'S Current Strategic PlanThe Edna Mcconnell Clark Foundation
Motivation Education and Training (MET)$5,906,444Recruitment, Training, and Job Placement of SeniorsSenior Service America (SSAI)
The Louisville Urban League$5,008,000Support Construction and Operation of the Sports and Learning Complex To Support and Assist African Americans and Other Minority Groups To Attain Social and Economic Equality and StabilityNorton Healthcare
Jobs for the Future (JFF)$4,800,000Postsecondary SuccessBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Impact Services Corporation$4,192,072Job-TrainingPhiladelphia Works
Year Up$4,000,000To Support Scaling PlanBlue Meridian Partners
New England Carpenters Training Fund (NECTF)$4,000,000Support for Training.North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters
Eastern North Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation$3,708,683Job-TrainingPhiladelphia Works
Jobs for the Future (JFF)$3,616,500Project SupportTides Foundation
Year Up$3,439,750Operating Support/annual FundThe Boston Foundation (TBF)
The Workplace$3,340,459Job Training and PlacementMetro North Workforce Board
Year Up$3,110,600Daf - EducationCombined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston
Jewish Vocational Service Boston$3,082,804EmploymentCombined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston
Career Path Services$3,041,753Employment and TrainingSpokane Workforce Council
Private Industry Council of Westmoreland Fayette (PIC)$2,928,596Job TrainingWestmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board
Career Resources$2,890,198Universal Access To Comprehensive Employment Services Through Various One Stop Centers Set Up in Southwest ConnecticutThe Workplace
Jfflabs$2,752,643EmploymentNew Venture Fund
Jfflabs$2,752,643EmploymentNew Venture Fund
Year Up$2,700,000EducationFidelity Non-Profit Management Foundation
Central Susquehanna Opportunities$2,587,453Job TrainingCentral Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation (CPWDC)
Taller San Jose Hope Builders$5,000General & UnrestrictedThe Bernice Heffernan Family Foundation
Methodology: To determine grants and grantees, Cause IQ analyzes electronically-filed Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF financial disclosure documents, matching grantees to specific organizations using EINs and fuzzy matching logic. The "Employment agencies and job training programs" category for this page is determined by the "J20: Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.