Grants

Grants Made in 2014

Employment and Training Programs $330,000

Academy of Hope

Amount
$15,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

Support of adult education, GED, and college and career readiness programs for low-income DC adults primarily residing in Wards, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

Byte Back

Amount
$20,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

Support for computer training for low-income, homeless, and at-risk DC adults and to provide refurbished computers to low-income DC households and small nonprofits.

Calvary Women’s Services

Amount
$10,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

Support to launch the Step Up DC program which will provide job-placement assistance to homeless women in DC.

Concerned Black Men

Amount
$12,500
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

Support for the Family Services Center which provides case management, employment readiness, and job-placement services to DC ex-offenders.

Council for Court Excellence

Amount
$10,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

Support for efforts to research and publish “Walking in Their Shoes” which will describe and document barriers faced by DC ex-offenders, the magnitude of these barriers, and recommendations on how to provide services that better support their re-entry into the community.

DC Employment Justice Center

Amount
$22,500
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

$7,500 to support the Legal Services Program which provides legal assistance and advice to low-wage DC workers on employment matters and provides workers assistance to collect unpaid wages; $15,000 to support the part-time Wage Theft Enforcement position.

DC Jobs Council

Amount
$10,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

To support advocacy efforts for “Ban the Box” in DC which removes criminal background questions from initial employment applications.

Downtown Cluster of Congregations

Amount
$10,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

Support of the Homeless Services Unit that provides case management to homeless individuals in DC and links them to treatment, benefits, training, employment, and housing.

Ethiopian Community Center

Amount
$10,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

General operating support of English as a Second Language and computer classes provided to immigrants in DC.

FAIR Girls

Amount
$7,500
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

Support to develop Fair Leader’s Circle which is a job readiness program that will include financial management, job attainment and retention, and self-care skills to young women who are victims of human trafficking.

Family Place

Amount
$12,500
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

Support of the Child Development Associate Program which provides job training primarily to Latina women in DC.

Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop

Amount
$30,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

$15,000 grant for general support for programs provided to DC juveniles while incarcerated and upon re-entry into the community; $15,000 to help support the re-entry outreach specialist position.

Friendship Place

Amount
$7,500
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

Support for AimHire, a job readiness, placement, and retention program for homeless adults in DC with significant employment barriers.

Home Care Partners

Amount
$10,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

To support the training and education of DC adults as home-care aides.

Jubilee Jobs

Amount
$35,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

General operating support of programs and services to help 1,000 unemployed DC residents obtain and improve employment.

LIFT-DC

Amount
$7,500
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

General support of case management, job-readiness, and job-placement services to DC adults seeking employment.

New Endeavors by Women

Amount
$7,500
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

To support the NEW Transitions program which helps homeless DC women find employment and housing.

Restaurant Opportunities Center – DC

Amount
$12,500
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

Support for the COLORS Hospitality Opportunities for Workers (CHOW) workforce development program that provides training and education in front-of-the-house restaurant skills to 125 low-income immigrant workers, workers of color, and women.

Samaritan Inns

Amount
$15,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

Support to help DC adults transitioning from homelessness and addiction to independent living through programs and services that include substanceabuse recovery, housing, and job retention.

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington

Amount
$10,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

Support for the Next Steps Program which helps DC adults set and attain goals that include obtaining employment and participating in job-training programs.

Southeast Ministry of Greater Washington

Amount
$15,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

Support of adult basic education, computer training, and job-readiness training to Ward 8 adults.

StreetWise Partners

Amount
$5,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

General support of mentoring program that helps unemployed DC residents obtain employment.

STRIVE DC

Amount
$7,500
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

Support of job-readiness, placement, and retention programs for difficult-to-employ DC adults and disconnected youth.

Thrive DC

Amount
$12,500
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

Support of Employment Readiness Services and Real Opportunity programs which provide internships, job-readiness training, job-placement assistance, and case management to homeless women and men in DC.

Washington English Center

Amount
$10,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

General support of English as a Second Language programs and computer training provided to the DC immigrant community.

Washington Literacy Center

Amount
$5,000
Category
Employment and Training Programs
Grants Made in
2014

Support for literacy and job-readiness programs provided to low-literate DC adults.

Impact Grants $46,500

Compass

Amount
$5,000
Category
Impact Grants
Grants Made in
2014

To support consulting services provided to Jovid grantee organizations and to support one Jovid grantee to participate in the board matching program.

Institutional Support $3,500

Foundation Center

Amount
$3,500
Category
Institutional Support
Grants Made in
2014

General operating support for the DC library/learning center and free workshops provided to DC-area nonprofit staff and volunteers.

Total: $380,000