We are proud and grateful to announce the following new grants and funding partnerships:
Pacific Services Credit Union:The Administrative Careers Training Program received a grant of support from Pacific Services Credit Union. The credit union's community contributions focus on benefiting those in underprivileged and disadvantaged circumstances.
Nordstrom Cares: The retailer's corporate social responsibility program granted funding to the Administrative Careers Training program. The funds will be used for general operating expenses of the program. This is Opportunity Junction's first time receiving a grant from Nordstrom Cares.
Bernard E. & Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation: The Witkin Foundation provided unrestricted core operating support to Opportunity Junction. The foundation's grant will be used to support the daily operations carried out in service of Opportunity Junction's mission and its participants.
John Muir Health Community Health Fund: John Muir Health Community Health Fund John Muir Health Community Health Fund contributed Phase III funding for the Healthcare Career Pathway program. This funding represents a continued partnership to create a supported pathway into the allied healthcare industry and to improve access to person-centered care within Contra Costa County's long-term support services system.
East Bay Community Foundation: Opportunity Junction's Shaun Samuels and Cameron Hayes were able to attend the East Contra Costa STRONG Nonprofits Fund Initiative's Emerging Leaders of Color cohort program thanks to a grant from the East Bay Community Foundation. This is the second time the EBCF has provided such a grant to Opportunity Junction, allowing four of our team to participate in the program.
Marsh Landing Generating Station: We received a grant from the Marsh Landing Generating Station to support Bay Point and Pittsburg residents participating in our Administrative Careers Training Program. The Marsh Landing Generating Station is located in Antioch.
Sutter Delta Medical Center: As part of its Community Health Grant Program, Sutter Delta Medical Center awarded Opportunity Junction continuing support for the Administrative Careers Training Program. Sutter Delta recognizes Economic Security as a top public health need in this region, because of the impact poverty and economic inequality can have on health outcomes.
Wells Fargo Foundation: Wells Fargo awarded Opportunity Junction a grant for general operating support. The Wells Fargo Foundation is dedicated to improving housing affordability, financial health, and small business growth.