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American Express Community Giving- Backing Equal Futures

​Name of Funder

American Express Community Giving

Grant Program

Backing Equal Futures

Geographic Area Targeted

Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, New York, and Utah.

Search Process Keywords

Vocational & Trade Education

STEM Education

Workforce Preparation & Job Readiness

Indigenous Services

Link to Funding Announcement

Application Due Date


Grant Award Range


Expected Number of Awards


Eligible Applicants

Eligible organizations for “in need”, “at risk” or “underrepresented communities”, include those supporting racial, ethnic, and indigenous minorities, women, refugees, incarcerated/formerly incarcerated, unhoused and formerly unhoused people, veterans/VET families, people with disabilities and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Overview of Funding

Programs that provide skills and pathways to prepare youth (ages 13 - 30) for long-term success and the future of work. (Including the green economy, STEAM, and digital futures). Programs may include school-based, college, trade school, public service, or workforce-related training or mentoring to support skill-building, education, the transition to meaningful employment, and self-sufficiency for underrepresented populations.

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