At Mizuho, we believe in the transformative power of technology, both for business and the communities in which we live and work. In the rapidly-evolving marketplace, technical and technological knowledge is critical to career readiness. However, gaps in access are leaving many young adults behind.
As we embark on our third decade of grantmaking, we are proud to announce an updated focus at the intersection of technology and equity, supporting innovative nonprofits that help underrepresented young adults acquire the technical and professional skills necessary to gain access to competitive wage jobs.
Why have we chosen this path?
Access and the ability to use digital technology supports a more equitable distribution of tech and tech-adjacent job opportunities. As the corporate foundation of a leading financial services firm, we recognize that our industry and corporate clients are moving through a profound digital transformation.
On a macro level, digital tech ability is critical to enable a robust civil society, dynamic economic activity, and the achievement of critical world targets such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Our hope for the future is that everyone, regardless of background, has access to technology skills that can put them on a path toward financial well-being and career success. Working with our community partners, the Mizuho USA Foundation is focused on identifying and helping the young adults who possess the ability and desire to succeed but lack the training that today’s workforce requires. Through our grantmaking, we support programs that promote equitable access to opportunities, build skills for the future, and empower young adults to achieve their full potential.
The Mizuho USA Foundation is restructuring its grants and partnerships program. For 2023, grant applications will be extended by invitation only. We plan to share our future grant opportunities and to reopen our application portal in July 2024. We are committed to continuously refining our approach and supporting organizations that align with our vision.
Please join us in embracing the transformative power of technology. Together, we can create a future where everyone, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to acquire technological skills that open doors.
Community Involvement Grants
Our employees in the US can decide where they want to make an impact and request grants for nonprofits in education, arts and culture, health, environment and community development through our Community Involvement Grants Program which provides small grants to nonprofits with which Mizuho offices and employee resource groups volunteer.
Mizuho USA Foundation, Inc.
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