Workforce Development

The Brown Foundations Workforce Development grants provide the support that allow people to lead productive and satisfying lives. Our grantees are engaged in activities that range from improving basic literacy and numeracy, to supporting technological innovation and entrepreneurial effort. Some of our current grantees are below:



Literacy Connects

The Brown Foundations support the efforts of Literacy Connects to ensure that children and adults have the literacy skills needed to succeed in school and over a lifetime. The Brown Foundations supported the formation of Literacy Connects in 2011 when 5 literacy and arts nonprofits came together and have provided additional funding to ensure these important programs continue.

YWCA Southern Arizona - Women's Impact Fund

The YWCA Southern Arizona is a proven leader in workforce development and training. They are helping clients, many at or below the poverty line, become successful in creating and growing their own businesses -- thereby generating wages to support themselves and their families and contributing to our local economy. The Brown Foundations are pleased to support the Women's Impact Fund so that the YWCA can continue to carry out innovative and relevant programs for these entrepreneurs and small businesses.



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The Nonprofit Loan Fund of Tucson and Southern Arizona helps nonprofits in our region become more sustainable by providing loans and financial education. The Brown Foundations are pleased to support the NPLF to help ensure the long-term organizational health of nonprofits who serve Southern Arizona.

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