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

Photo by Josh Appel on UnsplashFederal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco: In partnership with BAC Community Bank, Opportunity Junction was awarded a prestigious Access to Housing and Economic Assistance for Development (AHEAD) grant. The grant will support the launch of OJ’s new Mental Health for Employment Success project, which will include hiring a clinical case manager and expanding mental health services to all of OJ’s employment programs.

Chevron: As part of its economic development and social investment initiatives, Chevron awarded Opportunity Junction a generous 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.

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E):Opportunity Junction recently received a charitable donation through the Better Together Giving Program – sponsored by both the PG&E Company and the PG&E Corporation Foundation. The Better Together Giving Program is committed to “preserving and building diversity, environmental stewardship, and opportunity” in PG&E’s communities.

CoCo Farms: CoCo Farms provided its continued funding to Opportunity Junction to sustain the expansion of Certified Nursing Assistant to the Antioch office. The support is part of its social equity program in Antioch.

Cookies/Lemonnade:  As part of its social equity program agreement through the City of Antioch, Lemonnade contributes regular funding to Opportunity Junction to support the Certified Nursing Assistant training program we offer in our Antioch office.

Bank of the West: Bank of the West (acquired by BMO in February this year) provided continued support to Opportunity Junction in the form of a grant to 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. This includes funding nonprofits working in several focus areas, including job training and employment.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation:Continued funding from Marathon Petroleum Foundation Inc. will go toward supporting Opportunity Junction’s Administrative Careers Training program, which enhances our participants’ career possibilities and establishes their credentials with employers. Marathon’s community investment strategy is centered around strengthening communities and helping make people's lives better.

City of Antioch: Through its new Youth Services department, the City of Antioch has awarded Opportunity Junction a generous grant to support our Training Antioch Youth for Well-Paying Careers project. Thanks to this grant and others like it, we can continue providing critical job training and placement services to transition-aged youth (ages 18-26) in Antioch. The skills these residents will develop will prepare them for rewarding careers in administrative or healthcare fields.

Keller Canyon Landfill Mitigation Fund: Contra Costa County's Keller Canyon Mitigation Fund awarded Opportunity Junction a grant to support Administrative Careers Training program participants from Bay Point and Pittsburg. Supervisor Federal Glover leads the board that administers the funding that supports a wide range of programs aimed at improving the quality of life for residents in the vicinity of the Keller Canyon Landfill.

Corteva Agriscience: Opportunity Junction received a grant from Corteva Agriscience to support our Administrative Careers Training program. Corteva aims to enhance communities by promoting economic opportunity and social inclusion for all.