piggy bankWe are proud and grateful to announce the following new grants and funding partnerships:

Antioch Community Foundation: The Antioch Community Foundation renewed its support for the Administrative Careers Training Program. This local foundation support organizations working in the following areas: youth services, economic security and health, and community services.

Bank of the West: Bank of the West: Bank of the West provided Opportunity Junction a grant to support the Administrative Careers Training Program. Bank of the West's corporate philanthropy program seeks to respond to economic challenges and promote healthy neighborhoods in the communities served by the bank, funding nonprofits working in a number of areas, including job training and employment.

BBVA: We were the proud recipients of an unrestricted grant from BBVA. Through an annual giving process, charitable grants are awarded to mission-driven organizations serving communities where BBVA operates, including special programs designed to respond to the needs of low and moderate income people and neighborhoods.

The James Irvine Foundation: We were the proud recipients of an unrestricted grant from James Irvine Foundation's Staff Discretionary Grants Program. The James Irvine Foundation believes "every Californian - regardless of who they are or where they live - should have the opportunity to create a better life for themselves and their families."

Justice, Justice Foundation: The Bay Area's Justice, Justice Foundation awarded a critical grant of unrestricted support, allowing Opportunity Junction flexibility to use the funds where most needed.

Keller Canyon Landfill Mitigation Fund: Contra Costa County's Keller Canyon Mitigation Fund awarded us a grant supporting Administrative Careers Training Program participants from Bay Point, Pittsburg and Antioch. Supervisor Federal Glover leads the board that administers the funding which supports a wide range of programs affecting quality of life for residents in the vicinity of the Keller Canyon Landfill, including public safety, youth development, and community beautification.