The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation recognized that older women attempting to re-enter the workforce must overcome the major obstacles of both gender discrimination and ageism. Women may find themselves needing to re-enter the workforce after a variety of events including: losing a job, suffering from an illness, taking time off to raise children or care for family members, or losing a spouse. Furthermore, The Foundation believes that supporting women’s re-entry into the workforce is an important step towards achieving social and economic equality between men and women. The Foundation supports organizations that move beyond computer training and offer a robust re-entry program, providing model, promising, or start-up programs serving re-entry women, especially those serving women of color. Programs may provide training, resources, or tools that can improve the quality of re-entry programs.
What We Look For
The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation would like to support programs and initiatives that incorporate the following components through existing (or proposed) guidelines:
Please note: The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation is not afraid of the word feminism! We encourage you to openly discuss your feminist programming, goals, or approach.
Unsolicited LOIs will not be accepted.