Fact Sheets

The Starbucks Foundation’s 2018 “Opportunity for All” Grants

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

$40,000

Providing job readiness and vocational training to youth in South Los Angeles.

 

Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans

Houston, TX

$35,000

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

Boston, MA

$30,000

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

Seattle, WA

$25,000

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

$30,000

Providing job training, educational and employment services for returning youth offenders and foster youth.

 

Center on Halsted

Chicago, IL

$20,000

Serving members in the LGBTQ community who have been unemployed or underemployed through the Silver Fork Culinary training program.

 

City Year Detroit           

Detroit, MI

$5,000

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        

Memphis, TN

$35,000

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

Milwaukee, WI

$30,000

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

$45,000

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

Orlando, FL

$50,000

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

Seattle, WA

$25,000

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

Bakersfield, CA

$30,000

Enabling the PREP Works pre-employment preparation and paid work experience program for at-risk youth.

 

Community Empowerment Association, Inc.

Pittsburgh, PA

$25,000

Preparing youth with life skills and work readiness training through the Workforce Development & Training Program.

 

Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc

Phoenix, AZ

$50,000

Expanding the Workforce Solutions program to engage opportunity youth, recent immigrants, homeless and LGBTQ youth.

 

Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc

Las Vegas, NV

$25,000

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

Dallas, TX

$10,000

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

Chicago, IL

$45,000

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.

 

Hillsides

Los Angeles, CA

$30,000

Supporting the Youth Moving On workforce development program for transition-aged youth ages 16-25, primarily those exiting foster care or the probation system.

 

EmployIndy

Indianapolis, IN

$35,000

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

Boston, MA

$25,000

Providing specialized vocational training and job-placement services that prepare refugees and immigrants for jobs in the hospitality, healthcare and banking industries.

 

Juma Ventures

Seattle, WA

$30,000

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

Sacramento, CA

$15,000

Bringing job readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy programs to high school students, combining classroom engagement with off-campus experiences.

 

Kaimuki Youth Development Organization

Honolulu, HI

$10,000

Rejuvenating vocational training facilities at Kaimuki High School that serve local youth and the community.                         

 

Kupu

Honolulu, HI

$25,000

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

$40,000

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

$30,000

Serving at-risk youth and families in the areas of housing, education, employment, well-being and life skills.

 

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

Baltimore, MD

$25,000

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

$25,000

Serving opportunity youth aged 16-18 by providing onsite construction job training as well as social and life skills coaching.

 

New Avenues for Youth

Portland, OR

$10,000

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

$35,000

Supporting PACE Works, a 47-week career readiness program providing career exploration opportunities adolescent girls ages 14-18.

 

Reestablish Richmond

Richmond, VA

$10,000

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

$20,000

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

$25,000

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

Portland, OR

$20,000

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.

Atlanta, GA

$40,000

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

Dallas, TX

$35,000

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

$60,000

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.

 

Upwardly Global

New York, NY

$35,000

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.

 

Upwardly Global

San Francisco, CA

$25,000

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

Accokeek, MD

$50,000

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

$10,000

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

Cleveland, OH

$20,000

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.

 

YouthCare

Seattle, WA

$20,000

Providing job training to homeless youth featuring seven weeks of retail and culinary preparation skills, in addition to case management and support services.