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.


The Foundation supports capital, program, and operating grants primarily in its priority communities in the following areas:

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.

Examples of appropriate projects:

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

The Foundation supports programs that provide high school-based career exploration and hands-on learning opportunities for youth ages 14–24.

Examples of appropriate projects:

  • Hard- and soft-skill training to help young people who are neither in school nor working reconnect with career opportunities.
  • Paid internships that give youth direct work experience.
  • Citywide summer job programs.
  • Customized, community-based employment opportunities for young adults with disabilities who are transitioning from a school environment into the workplace.

The program has more things to offer than just the certification. I learned how to be a man, grow up….It definitely saved my 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.

If you have a visual impairment or any difficulty in navigating our grants intake tool, please email We will be pleased to assist you.

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.

This study — supported in partnership with the Abell and Annie E. Casey foundations — analyzes pre- and post-training earnings for participants of Maryland’s employment and training programs to better understand their long-term impact.

Contact Information

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