We are proud and grateful to announce the following new grants and funding partnerships:
Ahlsten Foundation: The Ahlsten Foundation is a new donor to Opportunity Junction, providing an unrestricted grant which the organization will use to address critical needs. The Ahlsten Foundation has a passion and a vision for a better world through the support of education, the improvement of health, and the alleviation of human suffering.
AT&T: AT&T provided a grant to support Opportunity Junction's efforts to bridge the digital divide, helping clients develop computer skills necessary for success in the labor force. AT&T invests their company's resources and knowledge to advance access to education and training, improve lives and strengthen communities.
Contra Costa County Community Services Bureau: Contra Costa County's Community Services Bureau (CSB) awarded key funding for the Administrative Careers Training (ACT) program, helping with staffing, as well as alumni services and paid internships for program graduates. CSBG is part of the national Community Action Partnership network of over 1,100 agencies that work to alleviate poverty and empower low-income families in communities throughout the United States.
East Bay Community Foundation: Opportunity Junction received an emergency grant from COVID-19: A Just East Bay Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation. This grant was made to address the additional financial and operational stresses caused by the pandemic. The East Bay Community Foundation partners with donors, social movements, and the community to eliminate structural barriers, advance racial equity, and transform political, social, and economic outcomes for all who call the East Bay home.
Pacific Service Credit Union: The Administrative Careers Training Program received a grant of support from Pacific Service Credit Union. The credit union's community contributions focus on benefiting those in underprivileged and disadvantaged circumstances.
Tipping Point Community: A long time supporter of Opportunity Junction's programs, Tipping Point Community provided two grants to address emergency needs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be used to purchase computers for staff to use for remote work and for trainees in the Administrative Careers Training Program and Healthcare Career Pathways Program to use to learn remotely during the county's shelter-in-place order. Additional funds were provided for Opportunity Junction to provide emergency support to trainees. Tipping Point fights poverty in the Bay Area for the 1.7 million people who don't have the resources to meet their basic needs.
Y & H Soda Foundation: A long-time partner, the Y & H Soda Foundation renewed its support for Opportunity Junction's programs, providing a generous operating support grant. Y & H Soda Foundation is an anti- poverty organization committed to the full participation and prosperity of the underserved in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.