Grants and Program Design

Together with our grants and evaluation partner, DRA Resources, we have worked with clients to design programs that have attracted nearly $4 million toward multi-sector employment and a food hub in the Mississippi Delta in Federal grants under programs including the following:

  • National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP, WIA and WIoA) DOL
  • Rural Business Entrepreneur Grant, Rural Development, USDA
  • Farmers Market Promotion Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA
  • Beginning Farmer & Rancher Program, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA

Separately, team partners have secured over $125 million through grants, cooperative agreements, and major gifts, from funding sources, such as:

  • William Penn Foundation
  • The Joyce Foundation
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • Development Innovation Ventures (social enterprise in Mozambique), USAID
  • Survivors’ Fund (September 11), Community Foundation of the National Capital Region
  • W. K. Kellogg Foundation
  • The Ford Foundation
  • Omidyar Foundation
  • USAID, USIA, State Department
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Educational Foundation of America
  • National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP, WIA and WIoA, Arizona), DOL
  • Youth Build (Arizona), DOL
  • Assets for Independence Demonstration Program, Office of Community Services, HHS
  • Rural Innovation Fund Program (Colorado), HUD
  • Job Opportunity for Low Income Individuals Projects (JOLI), Office for the Administration of Children and Families, HHS
  • Office of Education and Rehabilitation Services, Department of Education
  • Compassion Capital, HHS
  • Administration on Developmental Disabilities, HHS
  • Indian Health Services, HHS
  • Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, HHS
  • Caesar Chavez Foundation, NEA
  • Leadership development program for high school girls with disabilities, Department of Education
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, New Jersey Department of Human Services
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Individual major and capital campaign donors

Individually, team partners have program experience in education and workplace development (digital badging, 21st Century skills, bilingual education, workplace learning centers, TRIO post-secondary education, vocational rehabilitation, farmworker employment and training, international exchange and professional training), economic development and Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs), low-income housing, national and community service years, conservation and land protection, community arts, collaboratives and collective impact.