2021 Grant Recipients


ArtStart To provide students in Sonoma County with free training in carrying out commissioned public art projects $10,000
Attitudinal Healing Connection For the Earn to Learn program, providing Oakland youth with job readiness training and mentored paid work. $10,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center
for Arts & Technology (BAYCAT)
To support the Digital Media Arts Pathway program, educating 150 youth in filmmaking and graphic design $15,000
Berkeley Repertory Theater For the Teen Council program, providing opportunities for 300 teens to develop vocational skills in theater arts career pathways $20,000
Big Skills Tiny Homes For a 9-month hands-on vocational program in the construction trades for transitional aged youth $10,000
California Film Institute To support the Summerfilm program, introducing youth to career pathways in the film industry $10,000
Canopy To provide 46 high school students in East Palo Alto with paid internships in urban greening $10,000
Conservation Corps North Bay For the Career Pathway Program, providing 200 transitional aged youth in Marin and Sonoma Counties with job training in three career pathways $10,000
The Crucible To support the Fuego Youth Leadership program, providing paid summer internships in industrial arts $10,000
Data for Social Good To pilot UpMetrics services to three nonprofit organizations delivering vocational training to Bay Area youth to evaluate and track service outcomes. $10,000
Dev/Mission For the Information and Communication Technology sector Occupational Skills Training program $10,000
Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center To provide 19 youth with disabilities improved physical and behavioral outcomes through horseback riding. $10,000
Girls Garage To provide 48 high school girls with an intensive summer program in design and building skills $15,000
Girls, Inc. Support for Eureka! Teen Achievement Internship Program, providing job training and career exploration opportunities to 151 girls $10,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy For the LINC summer program, engaging 40 high schoolers in environmental stewardship, vocational education and internships focused on environmental careers $12,500
ICA Cristo Rey Academy To provide 357 high school girls with four years of work study experiences in a range of disciplines $10,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools To prepare 150 high school students in Oakland for careers in product development and design $10,000
Lime Foundation For the NextGen Trades and Auto Academies serving 85 youth in Sonoma County $10,000
Mission Bit To launch the Tech Sales Career Preparation Bootcamp $10,000
Mission Graduates To provide 10 to 15 occupational tools or training scholarships to graduating high school seniors pursuing careers in the trades. $20,000
New Conservatory Theatre Center To support the Youth Conservatory and Vocational Internship Program, providing education and training in the theater arts to youth ages 12 to 19 $15,000
Oakland School of the Arts To support the Fashion Design Department $15,000
Olinga Learning To teach 36 middle school students to use technology to improve agricultural outcomes and environmental sustainability $15,000
On the Move To launch a Social Service Career Pathway program $15,000
Plumas County Office of Education To purchase 3-D printer technology for the maker space facility at Quincy Junior-Senior High School $7,000
Santa Rosa Symphony To support the Training Young Musicians program, which serves 400 students and culminates in a pre-professional youth orchestra $15,000
SCRAP To provide art supplies and guided craft projects to 50 Latinx families in the Mission District. $10,000
Sprouts Cooking Club To support program expenses for eight Chef-in-Training interns $14,400
Sunset Youth Services To support the Professional Services Pathway, providing 8 to 12 youth job training and apprenticeships in finance, development and communications $15,000
Teen Services Sonoma To provide 150 high school students Ready to Work certification and job skills in bicycle repair and cooking $15,000
Waterside Workshops To support three vocational training programs in constructing wood boats, managing a coffee shop, and repairing bicycles $20,000
Youth Beat To train Oakland middle and high school students in digital media arts $15,000
Youth Musical Theater To expand the Theater Arts Apprenticeship program $10,000