SOA Partnership Grants

Subaru of America Foundation, Inc.

Grant amount: Approximately US $5,000

Next anticipated deadline: Mar 10, 2018

Later anticipated deadlines: Aug 31, 2018

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: District of Columbia, Maricopa County, Arizona, Counties in California: Los Angeles County, San Diego County, San Francisco County Expand all

Location of residency: District of Columbia, Maricopa County, Arizona, Counties in California: Los Angeles County, San Diego County, San Francisco County Expand all

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Employment Skills Training Program

Subaru of America Foundation, Inc. seeks partnerships with organizations committed to helping un- and low-employed young people become self-sufficient through job training, mentoring, and work experience leading to obtaining and retaining employment. 

We will consider partnerships with established organizations with proven records of success in training and gainful employment strategies that achieve the following:

  • Work with underserved communities and youth ages 16-26
  • Help develop the soft and hard skills necessary to (re)connect to employment pathways
  • Provide STEAM-based training leading to employment opportunities
  • Provide a support network for mentoring, coaching and counseling as it relates to building employment skills and eliminating barriers to success
  • Assist in obtaining industry-appropriate certifications that may aid in getting employment
  • Create and nurture partnerships for internships and job placement
  • Track employment of participants for at least one year past graduation

What this does not include:

  • Career exploration for students in high school
  • Career exploration for youth attending or entering college

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


  • Organizations must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Our geographic focus continues to be in the communities we call home.
    • Due to the volume of applications, we cannot consider requests outside of the stated locations:
      • Corporate Headquarters: Camden, NJ; Cherry Hill, NJ; Pennsauken, NJ; Southern NJ but mainly Camden and Burlington Counties, NJ
      • Eastern Region: Florence, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; Washington, DC; Montgomery, Prince George’s, Frederick, Howard Counties in MD; Fairfax, Loudon, and Prince William Counties in VA
      • Central Region: Itasca, IL; Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX
      • Western Region: Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ; San Diego, CA; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA


  • Only one funding request per organization will be considered in a 12-month period. If you received a grant in the latter part of 2016, you are not eligible to apply this cycle.
  • Organizations who have received three consecutive grants must take a one-year break in requesting funding.
  • Ineligible:
    • Individuals
    • Veterans, fraternal and labor organizations
    • Government agencies
    • Direct support of churches, religious or sectarian groups
    • Schools including individual public, private, renaissance, charter schools, and school districts
    • Social, membership or other groups that serve the special interests of their constituency
    • Sponsorships of special events, purchase of tables or ads, and athletic campaigns
    • Capital campaigns
    • Political organizations, campaigns or candidates running for public office
    • Organizations and programs that benefit individuals outside the United States
    • Organizations which, in policy or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of age, gender, race, national origin, ethnicity, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military status or political affiliation.
    • Organizations that are current Subaru Share the Love or Hometown Charities partners
    • Vehicle donations

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