SCORE uses some of its profits to finance the JOBS Fund, a 501c(3) that makes grants and loans to not-for-profit organizations focused on economic growth and job training for low-income persons and communities. JOBS Fund grants help to establish educational programming, childcare, and other initiatives designed to benefit and support the health and welfare of the communities that SCORE serves.
The JOBS Fund has supported initiatives in line with this mission, including:
Gary 4 Jobs | Gary, Indiana
Program designed to give ex-offenders employment and entrepreneurship skills.
Friends of the Forest Preserves | Chicago
The only independent non-profit organization solely focused on the Forest Preserves of Cook County, Illinois.
Chicago Teacher’s Union Foundation | Chicago
Funds supported the launch of an advanced manufacturing program that trains and qualifies instructors to teach advanced manufacturing courses in Chicago high schools.
Hesed House | Aurora, Illinois
Job readiness and training program which provides trial jobs to homeless persons so they can master the soft skills needed in the workplace.
Second Helpings | Indianapolis
The Second Helpings Culinary Job Training Program promotes productive citizenship and provides an opportunity for individuals to gain industry recognized skills and certifications upon which future successes can be built.
Urban Growers Collective | Chicago
Focused on teen education, transitional job training and farmer incubation on Chicago’s South and West sides, the initiative is rooted in sustainable urban agriculture, ecology and local community feed system development.