Workday Foundation: Grants for Global Development

OVERVIEW: The Workday Foundation supports organizations that prepare people of all ages for careers in the technology sector.

IP TAKE: This funder awards project specific and unrestricted grants.

PROFILE: The Workday Foundation was established in 2013 to “transform lives by creating career pathways that unleash human potential.” The foundation is the philanthropic arm of Workday, an enterprise software company specializing in cloud-based applications for finance and human resources.

Workday seeks organizations “using innovative solutions to break the cycle of poverty by creating lasing economic security through meaningful employment.” Through its Impact grants, the foundation invests in organizations that prepare people for careers in technology. Organizations such as Girls Who Code, Year Up, and Upwardly Global are past Workday Foundation grantees. Download Workday’s Global Impact Report to learn more about its philanthropic contributions.

Workday’s grants typically range from $5,000 to $50,000 though it does make a few awards in the $100,000 to $150,000 range. The foundation is not currently accepted unsolicited grant proposals. Grantseekers who feel their work aligns with Workday’s grantmaking priorities are encouraged to send a one-page email describing their work to foundation@workday.com

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