Employment provides the best opportunity for personal success and financial security.

Quality training programs that lead to employment enable individuals and families to achieve economic stability.

Geographic Focus Areas

The Foundation supports capital, program, and operating grants primarily in priority communities.


The Foundation supports job-training programs that result in industry-recognized credentials, as well as job-placement and retention services. Employers must engage with the training organizations to verify program content and support placement and retention services. Organizations should track job retention and wages for at least one year, preferably two.

Here are a few examples of appropriate projects:

  • Sector-based training programs in the health care, manufacturing, construction, food service, information technology, biotechnology, manufacturing industries, and more.
  • Life-skills and job-readiness training, including case management and referrals to technical-training programs or direct job placement.
  • Capital costs for job-training centers, including construction or renovation projects or large equipment purchases, that result in an increased number of individuals served in a sector-based training program.
  • Veterans programs that provide job-placement services for military members and their spouses.

The Foundation supports programs that provide high school-based career exploration and work-based learning opportunities for youth, generally ranging between 14 and 24.

Here are a few examples of appropriate projects:

  • Hard and soft-skills training to help disconnected youth (neither in school nor working) reconnect with career-pathway opportunities.
  • Paid internships that expose youth to a direct work experience.
  • Summer jobs programs for youth citywide.
  • Customized, community-based employment opportunities for young adults with disabilities who are transitioning from a school environment into the workplace.

…I would say, it definitely saved my life. The program has more things to offer than just the certification. I learned how to be a man, grow up—this is life.

Apply for a Grant

The Foundation has an online application process for all capital, program, and operating grant requests. To learn more about how to apply, including eligibility, click the link below.

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Key Initiatives

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions consists of more than 30 regional collaborative efforts that help workers succeed and provide employers with the talent they need. The Foundation supports two new collaboratives in Hawai'i and Northeastern Pennsylvania, coaching for the leaders of the collaboratives, and capacity building throughout the network.

The Weinberg Foundation, in partnership with the Abell Foundation and Annie E. Casey Foundation, is supporting a Wage Record Study through the Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative (BWFC). The BWFC contracted with the Jacob France Institute to analyze pre- and post-training earnings for participants of Maryland’s workforce development programs, in order to better understand the long-term impact of workforce interventions.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, or require any additional information regarding the grant process, please contact