Impact Grants 2015 - Announcing the Winners

June 15, 2015Alec Green

Impact Grants 2015 – Announcing the Winners

CSOD Foundation Impact Grant LogoWe launched the Impact Grant program in 2012 with a simple idea – expand the focus of our technology grants to enable qualified nonprofits to provide training to their external network of volunteers, partners, and beneficiaries.

To qualify for the Impact Grant, nonprofits go through a thorough application and evaluation process.  This year we had a record number of organizations attend our webinars to learn more about the Impact Grant program and chat with the current grantees.  From this broad group of qualified candidates, we selected four amazing organizations to  receive a two-year donation of Cornerstone OnDemand’s learning and development software and a range of pro bono learning and HR consulting services offered by the Foundation, valued at an estimated $1 million.

Today, we’re proud to announce this year’s recipients of the Impact Grant:

  • Corporation for Supportive Housing  For the last 20 years, Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) has partnered with housing providers and social service agencies to bring supportive housing – affordable residences with wraparound social services – to those who need it most. CSH is a recognized expert in the field of supportive housing and has embarked on an aggressive plan to expand its Supportive Housing Training Center.
  • ProLiteracy – Based in Syracuse, NY, ProLiteracy is a nonprofit international literacy organization.  As one of the largest adult literacy membership organizations in the world, ProLiteracy develops educational programs that help adults acquire the literacy practices and skills they need to function more effectively in their daily lives.
  • Upwardly Global  Upwardly Global is a national nonprofit that specializes in specializes in helping well-educated foreign-born professionals rebuild their careers in the U.S. Many of these unemployed or under-employed skilled immigrants come to the U.S. with a college degree or higher but end up taking jobs that don’t match their education or experience. Through Upwardly Global’s comprehensive job search support and training programs, these job seekers develop the skills and confidence to find a career in their professional field and realize their full potential.
  • YSA  With half the world’s population now under age 25, YSA  (Youth Service America) partners with thousands of organizations to engage children and youth in a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership.  YSA offers youth and adult mentors a variety of training resources to help students “seize the opportunity to improve the world around you through service.”

Our press release includes more information on the Impact Grant program as well as quotes from each of the four organizations. If your nonprofit could benefit from learning technology to scale an external education initiative, please contact us to learn more about the 2016 Impact Grant Cycle.

Congratulations to the winners! 


About Alec Green

As Chief Marketing Evangelist, Alec Green is responsible for developing the overall marketing plan and strategy for the Foundation, executing all outbound communications, increasing visibility of the Foundation’s programs, and building engagement with our partners... more


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