For General Operating Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
About the Grantee
Grantee Website 
2385 Bay Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
Founded in the Bay Area in 1999, Businesses United in Investing, Lending and Development (BUILD) uses entrepreneurship to "propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success." Each year 500,000 high school students (1 in 5) drop out, and each annual cohort of dropouts collectively costs society an estimated $145 billion over the course of their lifetimes. Nationwide, only 8% of young people from low income backgrounds will earn a degree by age 24, compared to 74% from upper income families. BUILD’s entrepreneurship-based, experiential learning helps students develop their own business ideas, write business plans, pitch to venture capital advisors and launch real businesses, helping to "make school relevant and motivate them to succeed." This grant would support BUILD’s ongoing work and curriculum redesign, enabling BUILD to expand to three new sites in the next five years.

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