Fact Sheets

The Starbucks Foundation 2017 “Opportunity for All” Partnerships

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 new Opportunity for All initiative, the organization is expanding its focus on three populations – youth, Veterans and military spouses, and refugees. In 2017, the foundation made $1.41 million in Opportunity for All grants to 41 nonprofits in 27 U.S. cities ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. 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 2017 Opportunity for All grant recipients:

United Way of Bay Area

$100,000

San Francisco, CA

Providing job and career readiness opportunities for youth and young adults in the Bay Area

1951 Coffee

$63,000

Oakland, CA

Barista training and job readiness programs for refugees, including those who served as interpreters and translators for the US military oversees.

City Year Orlando

$75,000

Orlando, FL

Support for the implementation of the Whole School, Whole Child service model by placing a diverse team young leaders into an academically‐challenged school to provide students with targeted interventions

PACE

$25,000

Miami, FL

Career readiness and career exploration opportunities for girls enrolled in the PACE Academic and Counseling Day Program

Mile High Youth Corps

$50,000

Denver, CO

Career preparation and wrap-around services to help opportunity youth embark on a career pathway

The Matthews House

$35,000

Denver, CO

Helping young people gain skills for the restaurant industry

A Place Called Home

$40,000

Los Angeles, CA

Empowering teens with skills they need to pursue fulfilling and sustainable careers

Hillsides

$30,000

Los Angeles, CA

Supporting workforce development for young people; primarily those exiting the foster care or probation system.

Community Action Partnership of Kern

$30,000

Bakersfield, CA

Supporting the PREP Works pre-employment training program for youth by providing career exploration, community service, and paid work experience

Honolulu Community Action Center

$15,000

Honolulu, HI

Helping young people break the cycle of poverty through work readiness training

Pacific Gateway Center

$10,000

Honolulu, HI

Supporting refugees on Oahu with food safety and production training

City Year New York

$25,000

New York, NY

Training and professional development for AmeriCorps members who have dedicated a year of their lives to service in New York City’s highest need public schools

STRIVE

$35,000

New York, NY

Providing underserved youth with the skills, credentials and attitude to succeed in employment

Upwardly Global

$40,000

New York, NY

Working with college-educated by low income refugees to support them in gaining professional employment so they can provide for their families and start new lives in the United States

Chicanos Por La Causa

$50,000

Phoenix, AZ

Support for Chicanos Por La Causa’s continued work with out-of-school opportunity youth and building additional capacity to serve in-school youth

International Rescue Committee

$35,000

San Diego, CA

Providing opportunity youth, refugees, and immigrants with work readiness training, civic engagement, tutoring, and paid internships through the Connect2Work Program

Hiring Our Heroes

$15,000

San Diego, CA

Providing career education and assistance to military spouses facing employment challenges due to multiple relocations and resume gaps

Public Allies Indianapolis

$30,000

Indianapolis, IN

Supporting efforts to advance social justice and equity by engaging and activating young leaders

EmployIndy

$40,000

Indianapolis, IN

Supporting efforts to catalyze a re-engagement center that holistically integrates best practices and promising approaches for service for disconnected youth

City Year Memphis

$30,000

Memphis, TN

Developing youth into engaged citizens and young professionals

YouthBuild Boston

$30,000

Boston, MA

Providing youth with construction industry skills training and apprenticeships

Boston Private Industry Council

$40,000

Boston, MA

Support for the School-to Career initiative which trains young people and develops relationships with employers to hire them

Youth Opportunities Unlimited

$20,000

Cleveland, OH

Support for Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates (JOG), a classroom based program that focuses on career development, employability, life and leadership skills

Communities in Schools

$10,000

Harrisburg, PA

Engaging out-of-school-youth in a successful path to a high school diploma or GED, career training and over-all preparedness to enter the work force

United Way of Atlanta

$35,000

Atlanta, GA

Creating and expanding educational and career pathways to support postsecondary success for opportunity youth

Liberty's Kitchen

$50,000

New Orleans, LA

Helping New Orleans youth attain brighter futures through hospitality-based workforce training

Hiring Our Heroes

$15,000

Fayetteville, NC

Supporting programs while provide military spouse professionals with networking possibilities to become part of the local business landscape and to become employed faster than they would on their own.

Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans

$35,000

Houston, TX

Providing customer service training to immigrant, refugee and other students of need

United Way of Dallas

$40,000

Dallas, TX

Giving youth hard and soft skills to thrive in higher education or the workforce

Tarrant Food Bank

$25,000

Fort Worth, TX

Supporting skills-based culinary training programs for students seeking full-time employment

Transition Projects

$10,000

Portland, OR

Assisting homeless veterans in the Portland metro region with job training and placement support

New Avenues

$15,000

Portland, OR

Supporting job training, skills development, training curriculum, and work experiences for young people

City Year Seattle

$35,000

Seattle, WA

Directly support AmeriCorps member Professional Development work as a part of the larger Whole School, Whole Child model

Boys and Girls Club of King County

$40,000

Seattle, WA

Providing young people with employment and leadership skills; developing career and educations goals, and creating a relevant portfolio through YouthForce University

Juma

$40,000

Seattle, WA

Supporting employment and job training, alongside a comprehensive suite of services focused on building financial capability and career pathways for youth ages 16-24 who have been engaged in the foster care system and disconnected from both work and school in the last six months.

City Year Philadelphia

$70,000

Philadelphia, PA

Through support for the Learning and Development program, City Year will develop 205 AmeriCorps members into engaged citizens and young professionals

Fusion Inc. (Ingoma Foundation)

$20,000

Baltimore, MD

Supporting hiring of disconnected youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 who have significant barriers to employment

Hiring Our Heroes

$10,000

Northern Virginia

Supporting military spouse professionals by offering introductions and networking connections that allow them a pathway to employment

Public Allies Chicago

$15,000

Chicago, IL

Helping youth achieve college or career success through Service apprenticeships

Greater Chicago Food Depository

$50,000

Chicago, IL

Providing workforce training to unemployed or underemployed adults to enter the food and hospitality industry

City Year Milwaukee

$35,000

Milwaukee, WI

Providing youth with leadership and career skills training