Are you an adult that has always wanted to go back to school, but you do not have the monetary means to do it? The Mariposa Foundation may be able to help you to get the help that you need. The Mariposa Foundation helps deserving adults that are trying to jump-start or obtain a second start to their lives versus graduating high school students; hence, why the grant criteria specifies you must be at least 21 years old. This could be a young single parent that wants to expand their horizons, a military spouse that is trying to build their skillsets to find employment, an older adult that wants to retrain to do something they love, or someone that has a great small-business idea … the possibilities are endless.
Examples of education, training, and/or other activities include; vocational training, certification programs, college courses, and small-business classes, which puts deserving adults on a viable pathway to achieving their long-term goals and dreams, such as getting certified with a specific skillset, getting a relevant degree, getting qualified for a new job, starting a small business, etc.
Last year the Mariposa Foundation provided a grant to Jonathon Benton via their collaboration with the Home Front Military Network and here was his response:
“Good morning and I hope your week has started off well. I cannot begin to express my thankfulness. I sit here on the verge of tears as I see my future continue to take shape in front of me. It has been a long journey through the recovery from combat injuries and the toll it has taken on my family. We are beyond excited about the journey forward and how we are going to be able to help even more folks navigate the obstacles of life and find this same joy I am experiencing. This grant will be so critical in setting us up for success as we look for the best way to help others.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I cannot say it enough. Please pass my gratitude along to all who have been involved in this generosity and decision making process. I hope to honor everyone’s decision to support us by continuing to work hard and produce results in these missions we have endeavored upon.
Please let me know what the next steps are as I would like to share the results of what we are doing so all know that we are putting it to good work and making it happen. God Bless and have a great week!”
Once again, the Mariposa Foundation would like to continue our collaborative relationship with HFMN to empower deserving adults through small education and training grants to give them a hand-up to let their dreams take flight and experience a transformation through the power of learning. We have extended the deadline to submit an application to July 21st.
On the Mariposa Foundation website, the criteria to be eligible for funding are:
- Must be at least 21 years old
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Must agree to allow the Mariposa Foundation to conduct a background check to verify applicant’s identity
- Must use the Mariposa Foundation Grant Application, which is available on our website
- Must provide a compelling justification for the charitable grant by explaining the proposed plan, to include specifying the proposed education and training program or activity and how it aligns with applicant’s long-term goal pathway
- Mariposa Foundation grants can only be used for education and training programs and activities conducted within the United States, and the program or activity must be completed by the end of the following calendar year in which the grant is received
- Must not have received a previous Mariposa Foundation grant
- Must submit a Mariposa Foundation Post Grant Status Report by the end of the following calendar year in which the grant is received, which is available on our website