Workforce Development

May
17

Corporate Responsibility Symposium

May 17, 2017,
2:00pm to 4:30pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

Join Philanthropy Northwest and Seattle Foundation for a discussion about corporate social responsiblity strategies in our current social and political climate. Speakers will include leaders from Seattle-area corporations engaging in innovative practices to address global health challenges and support underserved communities locally, including veterans, immigrants and refugees.

Space is limited, please register by May 8.

Northwest Area Foundation Awards $1M in MT, OR, WA

08/03/2016

The Minnesota-based Northwest Area Foundation approved 27 grants worth $5.3 million in the second quarter of 2016, focused on advancing good jobs and financial capability by funding grantees whose work creates enterprise development, access to capital, workforce opportunity, and financial inclusion for low-income communities, with a special focus on those that are Native, communities of color or immigrant. In the Northwest, these grants included more than $1 million for programs in Montana, Oregon and Washington. more »

Starbucks Plans Training Centers, $1.5M Grants for Young Employees in 15 Cities

07/16/2015

Following up on its 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, Starbucks has announced two supplementary efforts "to support economic development and social change in diverse, urban communities by helping young people connect with meaningful employment and pathways to success." The first is to open stores with training centers in 15 low-income urban communities, beginning with Ferguson, Mo. and Chicago's South Side. The second is $1.5 million in Opportunity for Youth grants to 72 nonprofits in 15 U.S. cities next year, "to help young people become job-ready." more »

Philanthropy is... Enterpreneurial: What We Heard at Local Matters: Idaho

06/02/2015

Jon Stahl, Communications Director | Last week we were thrilled to welcome a capacity crowd of 70+ philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, government officials, nonprofit leaders and academics to Boise, Idaho for the second event in our 2015 Local Matters series. Here's what we talked about. more »