Grants for job training programs

591 employment and job training programs received at least $85.7 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 585 grants made from 442 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $2,000. Of these 442 foundations, 88% made just a single grant to job training orgs, and 2% made grants to four or more job training orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$85,693,073
Total grant dollars given to job training programs
585
Number of grants made annually to job training programs
442
Number of grantmakers funding job training programs
$2,000
Median grant size to job training programs

Foundations that support employment and job training programs

Out of all grants made to job training programs, 69% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 88% of the dollar-value of grants to job training orgs. Foundations funding job training orgs also made grants to youth development programs, multiservice human service organizations, food banks, homeless shelters, and universities.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
306
Medium
 
65
Large
 
70
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
 
22
Private
 
314
Corporate
 
37
Other
 
69

Grants made

Grants made to job training orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
392
2-3
 
40
4-10
 
8
11+
 
2

Top 10 foundations supporting employment and job training programs

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to job training orgsNumber of grants made to job training orgsMedian grant size
Seattle FoundationWAState0.1%37$1,000
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%28$245
Baird FoundationWINational0.2%8$906
Synchrony FoundationCTNational0.1%7$780
The Rhode Island FoundationRIMetro0.0%6$1,750
Albemarle FoundationNCNational0.2%5$1,667
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%5$430
The Boston Foundation (TBF)MAMetro1.7%4$5,000
Charity Partners FoundationMANational0.1%4$53

Employment and job training programs grantees

Job training programs with more than $5 million in total revenues received 61% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 35% of all job training orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
571
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
14

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,780
$100k-$500k
 
$2,500
$500k-$1M
 
$2,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,184
>$5M
 
$2,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
Washington
 
77
California
 
70
New York
 
52
Massachusetts
 
51
Other
 
335

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Seattle
 
73
Boston
 
47
New York City
 
40
Chicago
 
37
Other
 
364

Top 25 grants made to job training programs

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
The Shirley Ware Education Center$32,500,000Project SupportKaiser Permanente
Clarkson Regional Health Services$8,000,000General SupportNebraska Medicine
Motivation Education and Training (MET)$5,906,444Recruitment, Training, and Job Placement of SeniorsSenior Service America (SSAI)
Jobs for the Future (JFF)$4,800,000Postsecondary SuccessBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
New England Carpenters Training Fund (NECTF)$4,000,000Support for Training.North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters
Year Up$4,000,000To Support Scaling PlanBlue Meridian Partners
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
Career Resources$2,890,198Universal Access To Comprehensive Employment Services Through Various One Stop Centers Set Up in Southwest ConnecticutThe Workplace
Year Up$2,700,000EducationFidelity Non-Profit Management Foundation
Taller San Jose Hope Builders$5,000General & UnrestrictedThe Bernice Heffernan Family Foundation
Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County$5,000SubsidyDean Dorton Allen Ford Charitable Foundation
Chautauqua County Education Coalition$5,000Support for Chautauqua County Education Coalition Educational InitiativesManufacturers Association of the Southern Tier
Chautauqua County Education Coalition$5,000Cash ValueManufacturers Association of the Southern Tier
Chautauqua County Education Coalition$5,000Cash ValueManufacturers Association of the Southern Tier
Perry Co Business & Industrial Development Corp$5,000General SupportRamtell
The Empowerment Plan$5,000The Foundation Donated $5,000 To Provide Warm, Durable and Weather Resistant Coats To Homeless Individuals.The Vince Wilfork Foundation
Jewish Vocational and Career Counseling Service$5,000General OperationsSnow Charitable Trust
NextOp$5,000Directed Grant for Unrestricted Operating SupportHouston Endowment
Year Up$5,0002017 BX Connects Service GrantThe Blackstone Charitable Foundation
Curt's Cafe$5,000GeneralEsprit 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 "Job training programs" category for this page is determined by the "J22: Employment Training" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.