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Empower Makers Global Impact Challenge

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 18, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on October 30, 2021
Empower Makers Global Impact Challenge logo
Empower Makers Global Impact Challenge logo

Stanley Black & Decker’s Empower Makers Global Impact Challenge is a commitment that the company is making to fund vocational skills training and reskilling programs in the construction and manufacturing fields.

Due to a lack of skilled trade workers, there are 430,000 open construction jobs in the U.S. alone, and 10 million unfilled manufacturing jobs globally. The pandemic has exacerbated this problem with millions of workers displaced since early 2020.

Stanley Black & Decker created the Global Impact Challenge in response to these pressing challenges. In addition, the Global Impact Challenge helps reinforce Stanley Black & Decker’s efforts to empower 10 million makers by the year 2030.

Through our Makers Grants, the Global Impact Challenge is sharply focused on creating change within the skilled trades industry within a concentrated time period. We are on a quest to create deep, intense impact over the course of five years, and we hope to expand our reach globally.

• Religious organizations and programs that prosthelytize or are purely denominational in purpose;
• Political or government units;
• Kindergarten - 10th grade schools;
• Organizations discriminating based on race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status;
• An individual, business or organization serving as third party to raise funds to benefit a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization;
• Individual pursuits for personal grants.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Applicant organizations must be 501(c)(3) organizations, U.S. public schools, and equivalent outside the U.S. with a valid organization email address.
Example of Organizations & Programs: 11th & 12th grade U.S. high school career development with programs transitioning to the workforce in the trades; Vocational and Trade Schools; Maker Space; community colleges; nonprofits focused on Vocational and Trade Skills Development for Industry 4.0; Manufacturing and Construction (Any skilled trades or crafts involved in the four major types of construction include residential building, institutional and commercial building, specialized industrial construction, infrastructure and heavy construction).
2. Programs focused on Trade Skills Training for displaced workers, the underserved (i.e., poverty and lack of resources) and underrepresented (i.e., insufficient or inadequate representation), women, veterans, and people of color.
3. All requests must be submitted through the online Benevity application process.
4. Only one (1) request per organization for this specific grant opportunity.
5. Applicant organizations must provide services directly to people in at least one of the following countries:
• United States,
• Mexico,
• Canada,
• India,
• United Kingdom,
• France,
• Brazil,
• China,
• Germany.

Awards: USD$10,000 in the U.S. and of an amount with equivalent value in other countries.

Applications Deadline: 31 October 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 18
Oct 18

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Oct 20
Oct 20

Thanks, Ana.