The Community Foundation wants to put more young people to work to learn how to
problem solve, use critical thinking, demonstrate dependability, establish a work ethic, and display competent digital skills to successfully complete a task.
The projects we seek to support must create or increase work-based opportunities that use digital skills training for students enrolled in grades 8-12. These opportunities can be traditional jobs, paid or unpaid internships, job shadowing or apprenticeships. They must last a minimum of four weeks.
Priority will be given to applications that use the job coach model, which demonstrates the strongest potential to open doors for youth to the workforce and help them reach the first rung on their career ladder.
Successful projects will include a Job Coach position that includes but is not limited to:
Successful projects will demonstrate measurable outcomes as follows:
Examples of what the Foundation will NOT consider:
The Community Foundation is creating a new grant application process that aligns with the six leadership and grantmaking focus areas identified in our new strategic plan.
Information about our new grantmaking process will be posted on our website soon.
The Foundation will not provide support to organizations which, in their constitution or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of: age, political affiliation, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religious belief, ethnicity or national origin.