An available grant is offering the opportunity to not only enhance one’s own life but also our entire community.
The Fouché Foundation Fund is offering Bay Area residents financial assistance toward pursuing a vocation in the form of grants ranging from $250 to $1,000. The fund is managed by the Richmond Community Foundation (RCF); the deadline to apply is by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 2017.
“We live in a complex interactive society and we must recognize the importance and value of all careers and professions within our communities,” stated the RCF on its website. “A variety of vocations are necessary to maintain and develop an efficient and effective society that meets the demands and enhances the day to day lives of its people.”
According to the RCF, financial assistance is available to community members wanting to pursue a vocation in three different categories:
- Specific Knowledge or Skill Training Program: (i.e. technical training as electrician, pet groomer, teacher’s assistant, automotive mechanic, respiratory therapist, care provider, etc.).
- Entrepreneurial Venture: Business (i.e.) service industry/products: health/child care, restaurant, tax preparer, medical/dental practice, tutoring. Products: hair goods, tailor, landscape and stenographer.
- Degree Attainment: Chemist, veterinarian, teacher, computer programmer, etc.
Grants will be awarded for the last phase of training, schooling or after one year in business and funding will be directed to the training school, program, college or the 501(c) (3) business, per the RCF.
“Grant awards are based on a Bay Area resident’s application inclusive of the requirements that demonstrates determination to fulfill their vocational vision,” the RCF stated on its website.
Bay Area applicants must complete The Fouché Foundation Fund’s application, which can be downloaded here, and provide other required documentation and a 500-word essay on “Your Vision to Your Vocation.”
For more info, click here or call the RCF at 510-234-1200.