penny jarWe are proud and grateful to announce the following new grants and funding partnerships:

Chevron: As part of its Social Investment Partnership Initiative, Chevron awarded Opportunity Junction a grant for core operating support. Chevron supports a range of job training and workforce development programs that provide opportunities for people to learn career-building skills to succeed in the jobs of the future. These programs have pivoted to online delivery during the pandemic thanks to support like Chevron’s.

Tipping Point Community: Tipping Point made a grant for COVID support in December, providing direct financial support to job seekers and alumni impacted by COVID-19 and providing funding for additional laptops and Chromebooks for the improvement and expansion of our online job training programs. Tipping Point fights poverty in the Bay Area.

The Upwork Foundation: The Upwork Foundation has made an Economic Empowerment Grant to support the Administrative Careers Training (ACT) program. The Upwork Foundation envisions a feture of inclusive economic opportunity so people have better lives.

Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County: The WDBCCC is contracting with us to provide job training and career counseling to job seekers displaced by COVID-19. The WDBCCC supports a robust network that creates and promotes dynamic education systems, high-performing businesses, and a prosperous local economy with an abundance of high-quality jobs and skilled workers to fill them

Travis Credit Union Foundation: The Travis Credit Union Foundation (TCUF) issued Opportunity Junction and dozens of other local non-profits a $20,000 matching grant for donations directed through the TCUF giving platform. The funds raised from supporters old and new and from TCUF have supported the purchase of additional laptops and the online versions of our online Zoom trainings.

The Antioch Area Community Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation: The Antioch Area Community Fund has made a grant of core operating support to support our work. Flexible core operating support is extremely valuable to us and can be used to strengthen our infrastructure, support existing programs, and help us expand our programs, as we are doing by bringing Certified Nursing Assistant training to our Antioch office.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation: Marathon Petroleum made a grant to support Opportunity Junction’s Administrative Training Program, specifically focused on the expenses needed to train a class to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist certification examination in Microsoft Word. That training enhances our participants’ career possibilities and establishes their credentials with employers.

MUFG Union Bank: MUFG Union Bank (Union Bank) made a donation to support the Administrative Careers Training (ACT) program. The ACT combines computer training with life skills, paid work experience, case management, mental health services, career skills, placement assistance, and alumni programs. This comprehensive program is in line with Union Bank’s goal of fostering economic, social, and environmental stability.

Robert Half: Robert Half San Ramon has awarded Opportunity Junction a local grant to help cover the cost of participant supports for the job seekers enrolled in the Administrative Careers Training (ACT) program.