William Penn Foundation announces $6m in job grants

The William Penn Foundation has announced the latest round of grants awarded through its Family Recovery Fund, the heart of its pandemic relief and recovery efforts.

The new grants support organizations that are working to connect Philadelphians with job training, career advancement, and employment opportunities in accessible, innovative ways. These grants will collectively support job training opportunities for nearly 2,000 individuals.

Launched in early 2021 as part of the Foundation's multi-year response to the pandemic, the Family Recovery Fund has supported direct grantmaking and matching funds to organizations providing access to food and housing, children's education, and job training, awarding a total of $14 million and 134 grants in 2021, including those announced today.

We would like to acknowledge Sylvie Gallier Howard of Equitable Cities Consulting and Stacy Holland of The Holland Group, whose insights were invaluable in this latest round of grantmaking focused on job training. We are also grateful to many colleagues and peer funders who informed this process and helped us reach new partners.

For more details and a list of awardees, go here.