MSF: Pathways to Work Grant

Morris Stulsaft Foundation

Grant amount: Up to US $25,000

Anticipated deadline: Jul 12, 2019 5:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in California: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County

Location of residency: Counties in California: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County

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Purpose of the Foundation

Dedicated to the well-being of Bay Area children and youth. We fund organizations with strong and effective leadership that prepare children and youth from low-income households for fulfilled and productive lives.

Pathways to Work
(serves ages 15 to 24)

The foundation believes that early work experience is a predictor of long-term employment as an adult and is achieved by:

  • Providing hands-on job experiences
  • Fostering the understanding of work as an integral and satisfying aspect of life
  • Connecting youth to fields in which there are current job opportunities and career ladders, such as construction, healthcare, and technology

Strong applicants will serve low-income young people. Priority will be given to programs serving foster and homeless youth and youth from neighborhoods of concentrated disadvantage. Programs must provide or connect youth to paid work experience, teach soft skills, and encourage high school completion. Partnerships with high schools and community colleges that provide work-based learning and/or apprenticeships will be considered.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Grants are geographically limited to organizations headquartered in and serving the five San Francisco Bay Area counties of Alameda, Marin, northern San Mateo (extending south to Redwood City), San Francisco, and west Contra Costa.
  • The Foundation considers capital requests by invitation only.
  • Only one request from an organization will be funded in a 12-month period.
  • Organizations may receive funding for up to three consecutive years.
    • After three consecutive years of funding, an organization must take a one-year break before submitting a new application.
    • Please note that receiving one grant is not a commitment to future funding.


  • The foundation is particularly interested in programs leading to careers in which there are current and emerging job sectors in the Bay Area. 


  • The Foundation does not award grants to individuals or independent schools.
  • The Foundation does not support conferences, events, endowments, fund development, or deficit reduction.
  • The Foundation does not support psychological services to individuals or case management services.
  • The Foundation does not make multi-year grants, but subsequent requests may be considered. 

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