The Starbucks Foundation has a 20-year history of investing in communities across the U.S. and globally by supporting organizations working to create job and education opportunities for young people. With its Opportunity for All initiative, the organization is continuing to expand its focus on three populations – youth, veterans and military families, and refugees. In 2018, the foundation made $1.3 million in Opportunity for All grants to 47 programs and organizations ranging from $5,000 to $60,000. Additionally, Starbucks partners (employees) will engage and volunteer to help those receiving each organization’s services become job-ready and develop skills to continue on the pathway of opportunity.
Following are the 2018 Opportunity for All grant recipients:
A Place Called Home
Los Angeles, CA
Providing job readiness and vocational training to youth in South Los Angeles.
Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans
Supporting the Adelante Adult Education and Workforce Development program that focuses on education, workforce readiness, and leadership development for opportunity youth.
Boston Private Industry Council
Improving the youth employment rate in Boston through delivering career readiness and immersion opportunities in the hospitality industry to opportunity youth.
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
Supporting YouthForce University’s expansion into diverse and high-needs communities and providing supportive services for young people.
Bridging Families to Communities and Beyond
Saint Louis, MO
Providing job training, educational and employment services for returning youth offenders and foster youth.
Center on Halsted
Serving members in the LGBTQ community who have been unemployed or underemployed through the Silver Fork Culinary training program.
City Year Detroit
Supporting targeted interventions around attendance through the Whole School Whole Child model to ensure students stay on track to graduation and are prepared for success in college and careers.
City Year Memphis
Supporting youth development efforts that establish a continuum of care for students through the Whole School Whole Child model, including mentors, tutors, and other supports that engage struggling students in learning processes.
City Year Milwaukee
Supporting City Year’s Whole School Whole Child program in five high schools and leadership development training for AmeriCorps members.
City Year New York
New York, NY
Providing a training and leadership program for City Year New York’s 250 AmeriCorps members that serve in the Whole School Whole Child program.
City Year Orlando
Supporting City Year Orlando’s Whole School Whole Child program at Maynard Evans High School through academic activities, social-emotional competency development and school-wide enrichment.
City Year Seattle/King County
Enhancing learning and development opportunities for AmeriCorps members participating in City Year’s Whole School Whole Child program to gain professional skills and effectively serve students.
Community Action Partnership of Kern
Enabling the PREP Works pre-employment preparation and paid work experience program for at-risk youth.
Community Empowerment Association, Inc.
Preparing youth with life skills and work readiness training through the Workforce Development & Training Program.
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc
Expanding the Workforce Solutions program to engage opportunity youth, recent immigrants, homeless and LGBTQ youth.
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc
Las Vegas, NV
Expanding the Workforce Solutions program through youth outreach, job fairs and hiring events, and education and training opportunities and services.
Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas
Supporting Eureka!, a sustainable, intensive STEM program that attracts and nurtures girls from some of the hardest to reach populations of girls from low-income homes and minority backgrounds.
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Addressing the root causes of hunger to connect individuals to long-term employment in the culinary industry through Chicago’s Community Kitchens workforce development program.
Los Angeles, CA
Supporting the Youth Moving On workforce development program for transition-aged youth ages 16-25, primarily those exiting foster care or the probation system.
Catalyzing a Re-Engagement Center that uses sports recreation as a point of connection to provide career information, resources and substantive employment opportunities for young people.
International Institute of New England
Providing specialized vocational training and job-placement services that prepare refugees and immigrants for jobs in the hospitality, healthcare and banking industries.
Providing youth supportive services through the YouthConnect program which helps them overcome barriers to permanent employment, build financial capability, and launch into career and education pathways.
Junior Achievement of Sacramento Inc
Bringing job readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy programs to high school students, combining classroom engagement with off-campus experiences.
Kaimuki Youth Development Organization
Rejuvenating vocational training facilities at Kaimuki High School that serve local youth and the community.
Preparing under-resourced youth for the workforce through the Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps community program which provides life skills training and “green” job and volunteer opportunities.
Liberty’s Kitchen, Inc
New Orleans, LA
Supporting opportunity youth through a hospitality-based workforce training program that promotes stability, employment, further education, and civic engagement.
The Matthews House
Fort Collins, CO
Serving at-risk youth and families in the areas of housing, education, employment, well-being and life skills.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Providing professional career skills and opportunities for refugee youth, including career planning, professional skills training, mentorship and access to job opportunities in Hyattsville and Silver Spring, Maryland
NeighborWorks Salt Lake
Salt Lake City, UT
Serving opportunity youth aged 16-18 by providing onsite construction job training as well as social and life skills coaching.
New Avenues for Youth
Supporting the Promoting Avenues to Employment program, which offers job training and employment services for young people.
PACE Center for Girls, Inc.
Wilton Manors, FL
Supporting PACE Works, a 47-week career readiness program providing career exploration opportunities adolescent girls ages 14-18.
Empowering refugees and engaging local communities through the Refugee Community Engagement Program, which connects refugees to job readiness training, education, and other community resources.
Tarrant Area Food Bank
Fort Worth, TX
Supporting the Tarrant Area Food Bank Community Kitchen culinary arts job-training program for low-income individuals that utilizes food rescue and meal production to benefit emergency food organizations.
The International Rescue Committee
El Cajon, CA
Serving at-risk youth ages 16-24 including high school dropouts, refugees, and immigrants through the Connect2Work Program that breaks down barriers to education and employment.
Transition Projects Inc
Developing a comprehensive training program for formerly homeless veterans to provide peer-based support services to assist other veterans struggling to move toward stable housing.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Las Vegas, NV, San Diego, CA, Denver, CO
$10,000 – $25,000
Supporting military spouses through community engagement forums, career workshops, networking receptions and hiring fairs, through the Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Program and Military Spouse Professional Network.
United Way of Greater Atlanta, Inc.
Connecting opportunity youth to education and employment pathways to help opportunity youth learn essential skills necessary to be hired and retain employment.
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
Equipping students with the skills and resources they need to be prepared for life after high school and pursue career aspirations through its Future Focus partnership with local school districts, nonprofits, and community partners.
United Way of the Bay Area
San Francisco, CA
Providing pathways to employment for low-income and disconnected youth through the United Way of the Bay Area’s Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ program, a unique, year-round youth workforce development initiative.
New York, NY
Providing unemployed and underemployed skilled, college-educated refugees across New York City with the tools necessary to secure long-term professional employment, achieve economic security, and successfully integrate into their communities.
San Francisco, CA
Providing unemployed and underemployed skilled, college-educated refugees in San Francisco with the tools necessary to secure long-term professional employment, achieve economic security, and successfully integrate into their communities.
Women Veterans Interactive
Connecting a network of career development and employment opportunities driven by industry executives and community partners to women veterans at all stages of their military transition in multiple cities across the U.S.
Youth Empowerment Project
New Orleans, LA
Providing youth opportunities to gain vital skills through community-based education, mentoring, employment readiness and enrichment programs at the Work and Learn Center.
Youth Opportunities Unlimited
Employing a classroom-based program that focuses on career development and employability, life and leadership skills for youth who come from high poverty communities and low performing schools to help them begin a path toward economic self-sufficiency.
Providing job training to homeless youth featuring seven weeks of retail and culinary preparation skills, in addition to case management and support services.