Investments

 

Breakthrough Programs

New Profit PIE Fund

The Postsecondary Innovation for Equity Fund invests in scaling postsecondary and career solutions with a proven impact for low-income and underrepresented students, aiming to support the development of 10 million more career-ready Americans by 2025.

Amount Funded

$3,000,000

Funders

Quality Assurance Standards Board

An independent nonprofit which aims to create and maintain universal standards for how postsecondary programs report outcomes, with a focus on alternative and nonaccredited programs.

Amount Funded

$960,000

Funders

San Diego Workforce Partnership ISA Program

The Workforce ISA provides access to certificate programs in fast-growing technology fields that can be completed in 9–12 months. The programs focus on career readiness, mentoring and job placement support, and cost nothing upfront.

Amount Funded

$1,200,000

Funders

Social Capital Field-Building

A nationwide field-building initiative, led by the Clayton Christensen Institute, to drive development, awareness, adoption, and support of high-quality social capital supports in education and training programs.

Amount Funded

$1,600,000

Funders

 

Kenzie Academy High School Partnership

Kenzie Academy closes the tech opportunity gap in Middle America through an accelerated program that offers a cutting-edge curriculum at an affordable price point. Students participate in immersive, project-based courses in either software engineering, UX, or digital marketing.

Amount Funded

$400,000

Funders

Data, Navigation, & Guidance

Data for the American Dream

The Data for the American Dream initiative funds innovative efforts to expand access to education and career data through public and private partnerships. Current funding supports pilot projects in Colorado, Michigan, and New Jersey.

Amount Funded

$1,500,000

Funders

Job Data Exchange

The JDX is a set of open data resources that support employers and their HR partners in signaling in-demand jobs and skills—and other hiring requirements—through structured, linked data on the open web. The initiative is lLed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Amount Funded

$90,000

Funders

My Data, My Future

A field-building initiative to drive awareness and adoption of data collaboratives. Initial funding will result in a foundational set of resources to help policymakers and funders understand the opportunity of data collaboratives.

Amount Funded

$150,000

Funders

Project Signal

Project Signal is a workforce data trust that provides workers and learners in California with access to reliable data that’s securely connected to training providers and employers. Pilots are currently operating in Los Angeles and the Bay Area.

Amount Funded

$350,000

Funders

T3 Innovation Network

T3 brings stakeholders together to change the way Americans provide, access, and use educational and workforce data. It is leveraging advanced technologies to create an open and decentralized public-private data ecosystem.

Amount Funded

$90,000

Funders

 

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