Let's Close the Trade Skill Gap

With an estimated 10 million global manufacturing jobs currently unfilled, the trade skill gap is an urgent challenge. That’s why we’re committing up to $25 million in grant money over five years to nonprofits – helping fund important vocational skills training and reskilling programs in construction and manufacturing. Together we can close the trade skill gap and help people build what matters.

Empower Makers - Makers Grant

Apply for a Makers Grant by October 25


Nonprofits involved in vocational skills training can apply between October 1 - 25. Submissions will be evaluated based on multiple criteria, including but not limited to number of people served, outcomes projected, sustainable impact, depth of programs, diversity and more.

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Watch the Makers Grant Q&A Webinar

Knowing the facts can help you nail that grant application. We’ll discuss eligibility and other information that will help sharpen your application.

Making a Difference

Hope Renovations: 2021 Maker Grant Recipient

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(1) SkillPointe, (2) The Makers Index, (3) World Economic Forum/Deloitte, (4) Generation T