Past Grantees

 

2017 Grantees

100Kin10/National Center for Civic Innovation

Designing a Response to Teachers’ Project-Management Needs

US $41,769

To undertake the planning phase of an initiative that will leverage 100Kin10’s network impact model to identify the project management needs of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (“STEM”) teachers and teacher-serving organizations to determine how best its network can together ideate, co-invest in, and innovate effective ways to support them to acquire and to apply that knowledge.

 

114th Partnership

PMIEF – 114th Partnership Philadelphia Workforce Readiness Initiative

US $100,000

To design a project management-rich Spark 101 STEM Skills Video and accompanying training modules as well as to integrate project management into existing Spark 101 STEM Skills Videos to pilot all grant-funded content through a workforce readiness program delivered to unemployed and underemployed young adults in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, thus supporting their workforce readiness for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (“STEM”) and/or project-intensive careers.

Asia Society

Bridging the STEM Skills Gap through Globally Competent CTE and Project Management

US $400,000

To build on the success of the PMIEF-funded “Global Competence through Career and Technical Education” initiative by 1) piloting it with Asia Pacific career and technical education (CTE) teachers to ascertain its usability with global audiences and 2) creating and piloting a new video course and an accompanying toolkit for U.S. secondary school CTE teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-related pathways to help bridge the pervasive STEM skills gap.

CARE USA

The PMIEF – CARE Initiative for Economic Recovery for Earthquake-Affected Producers and Entrepreneurs in Ecuador

US $175,000

To counter extreme poverty in the province of Manabi in the aftermath of the 2016 Ecuador earthquake by scaling up two previously piloted initiatives that strengthened Ecuadorian women producers’ and entrepreneurs’ business and finance skills as well as by integrating project management into them to 1) improve production, productivity, quality, and competitiveness in the local tourism, craft, and agricultural economies; 2) employ a  value chain and inclusive business approach to improve links in the tourism chain; and 3) establish a gender-equitable, solidarity-based economics program that spurs a culture of cooperation, mutual support, and reciprocity.

Fondazione Enrica Amiotti

Jun€co: Education and Project Management for Sustainability

US $50,000

To support Jun€co, a new financial literacy program that will reach primary school students and schoolteachers in Italy by delivering instruction in economics and project management so students can design and implement thoughtful service projects that benefit their local community.

Helen Keller International

Improving Nutrition in Côte d’Ivoire through Project Management

US $175,000

To deliver project management training to build the capacity of the organization's project and country directors in Africa as well as to equip its National Nutrition Council partners to better combat pandemic malnutrition in Côte d’Ivoire.

Junior Achievement Brazil

JA Brazil Project Management Skills for Life

US $30,000

To deliver project management training to secondary school students in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil and Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil so they can apply their knowledge either to ideate, to design, and to execute a project of their choice or to facilitate Junior Achievement Brazil programming for primary school students.

Junior Achievement of Chicago

PMIEF – JA of Chicago Initiative for Youth and Capacity Building

US $30,000

To 1) deliver project management training and career presentations to secondary school students so they can facilitate JA of Chicago programming for primary school students through the organization’s “High School Heroes” program and 2) deliver project management training to JA of Chicago operations managers to build their capacity to facilitate volunteer training and volunteer-led events.

Junior Achievement Ireland

PMIEF – JA Ireland Project Management Skills for Life for Students and Teachers

US $147,960

To deliver project management fundamentals training to secondary school students and teachers as well as to provide teachers a project-based learning-oriented study abroad experience to prepare them to integrate project management into their curricula.

Partners for Education at Berea College

The PMIEF – PFE Promising Appalachian Leaders In Service Initiative

US $147,792

To design, to implement, and to pilot project management-rich leadership development curricula with secondary school students (and AmeriCorps members) in Appalachia, USA in three states – Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia – so they recognize the importance of community service, make a meaningful difference in their community through thoughtful projects, and identify the intrinsic connection between leadership skills and effective project management.

Special Olympics

PMIEF – Special Olympics Project Management Center of Excellence

US $150,000

To build Special Olympics’ capacity through project management training for staff worldwide and establishment of a Project Management Center of Excellence to permit enhanced fundraising to generate increased resources, more high-quality programming in the organization’s seven regions, and improved communications through consistent internal and external messaging.

True Colors Fund

PMIEF – TCF PM for Communities Initiative

US $150,000

To enable communities to devise comprehensive project plans to mitigate homelessness among (particularly marginalized) youth through a multi-pronged initiative that includes project management training for True Colors Fund staff, development of a Project Management Toolkit for Communities, training for community coalitions across the U.S. on the Toolkit, and creation of an online course based on the Toolkit.

World Federation of United Nations Associations

Mission Possible: Empowering Global Citizens: Phase 2

US $271,835

To expand Mission Possible (which PMIEF funded the creation of through a 2014 grant) nationally in India and to launch it in Singapore to empower youth to become global change agents by educating and training them on United Nations perspectives, Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”), and global 21st century and project management skills so they ideate and implement SDG-inspired projects that effect positive change in their local community.

 

2016 Grantees

Association for Career and Technical Education

CORE-101 Administrator

US $147,620

To develop an online course and accompanying handbook that enable career and technical education administrators to build their instructional leadership capacity to strengthen teachers’ project-based learning instruction through project management.

Buck Institute for Education

Guidelines and Indicators for High-Quality Project-Based Learning

US $450,000

To define exemplary project-based learning through guidelines and indicators into which BIE will deeply integrate project management for global adoption, adaptation and application.

Destination Imagination, Inc.

Evaluation of PMIEF-DI Initiative for PM-Rich Student Competitions

US $47,000

To assess the depth of DI students’ project management knowledge as a result of participating in the organization’s 2015-16 challenges and to use the data to inform how best to strengthen project management integration into DI’s curricula and challenge activities.

INJAZ

PMIEF – INJAZ Enterprise Business Challenge Partnership

US $90,262

To integrate project management into INJAZ’s Enterprise Business Challenge to support young people’s development and implementation of entrepreneurial projects.

Junior Achievement Ireland

PMIEF – JA Ireland Project Management Skills for Life: Year 2

US $78,788

To take JA Ireland’s previously PMIEF-funded initiative to scale to deliver project management training to secondary school students nationwide so they can apply this knowledge to design and to execute projects, including instruction of JA Ireland programming for primary school students.

Medecins San Frontieres USA

Project and Program Management Integration at MSF-USA

US $100,000

To integrate project and program management within its operations with particular attention paid to its Making Systems Fundamentally Work (“MSF-W”) program of projects.

Space Foundation

Out of this World Project Management!

US $192,195

To create a new, project management-rich Mars Robotics Laboratory field trip that enables teachers and students in the U.S. and India to learn project management through a hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics experience.

Stop Hunger Now

Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness of International Food Aid Distribution through PM

US $56,875

To integrate project and program management within SHN to increase organizational capacity for food aid distribution processes in targeted distribution regions.

U.S. Fund for UNICEF (UNICEF USA)

Building PM Capacity to Extend UNICEF’s Reach to Save and Protect More Vulnerable Children

US $182,700

To integrate project and program management within UNICEF USA to increase organizational capacity to save and to protect more children through its mission of advocating, educating and fundraising for UNICEF’s lifesaving programs globally.

 

2015 Grantees

Asia Society

PMIEF – Asia Society Initiative for Integrating Global Perspectives into CTE

US $350,000

To integrate global competence and project management into career and technical education career exploration and classroom projects through the creation of a customizable, online course and toolkit for U.S. secondary school teachers.

American Red Cross

PMIEF’s Disaster Management Grants Initiative

US $35,680

To leverage 24 hours of project management training and ongoing, extensive coaching to help its Disaster Cycle Services team maximize contributions due to more efficient delivery of programs, products and services; deliver innovative yet easy to implement volunteer-ready products and programs; easily identify ways to improve service delivery; and enhance overall operations in a “do more with less” environment. The organization will also develop a project management implementation plan to bring its seven divisions and 62 regions together in one project management system. In addition, it will help integrate project management into headquarters support units such as Disaster Fundraising, Disaster Services Technology and Disaster Public Affairs.

CARE USA

PMIEF’s Disaster Management Grants Initiative

US $149,465

To leverage 24 hours of project management training and ongoing, extensive coaching to create a platform to disseminate this knowledge throughout the organization, particularly by revising the CARE International Emergency Toolkit that all of its country offices use. In addition, CARE USA will collaborate with its international parent organization to redesign the accompanying Toolkit Web site to reflect this integration of project management.

 

 

Center for Digital Inclusion

PM for Social Good through Mobile Apps

US $50,000

To deliver project management training and ongoing mentoring to educators at 12 CDI community centers in Brazil to prepare them to successfully integrate project management into the organization’s 15-hour coding and mobile application design course for less advantaged youth. 

Junior Achievement of Chicago

PMIEF – JA of Chicago Project Management Skills for Life

US $32,500

To deliver project management-rich programming in 55 primary and secondary school classrooms through career presentations, training and programming with the support of the PMI Chicagoland Chapter (in partnership with JA Ireland).

Junior Achievement Ireland

PMIEF – JA Ireland Project Management Skills for Life

US $40,000

To deliver project management-rich programming in 20 Dublin and Limerick, Ireland primary and secondary school classrooms through career presentations and training programs with the support of JA Ireland volunteers (in partnership with Junior Achievement of Chicago).

MBA Research and Curriculum Center

PMIEF – MBA Research Initiative for Career & Technical Education

US $309,750

To deliver in-person professional development as well as ongoing technical assistance to U.S. secondary school career and technical education teachers so they can integrate project management-rich curricula into 70 business management, finance and marketing secondary school classes nationwide.

NapaLearns

PMIEF – NapaLearns Initiative for Career Pathways

US $10,265

To deliver in-depth project management training to U.S. secondary school teachers in six schools to prepare them to develop project management-rich curricula for secondary school students enrolled in Napa County’s (California) Career Pathways Program as well as to help ensure these students’ college and career readiness.

Plan International

PMIEF’s Disaster Management Grants Initiative

US $149,672

To leverage 24 hours of project management training and ongoing, extensive coaching to enable the integration of project management into three projects each in the Americas, Asia, East and South Africa, and West Africa.  These include initiatives that address education in emergencies, prevention and response efforts, Ebola recovery, drought crises and flooding as well as safe schools development to reduce disaster risks that affect youth education.  The organization will also create a master plan of activities as well as train additional staff in project management to help lead the regional projects.

 

United Way of the Central Savannah River Area

PMIEF – UWCSRA Nonprofit Capacity Building Program

US $16,000

To strengthen nonprofits’ ability to meet community needs in 15 Georgia and South Carolina, USA counties through project management training that enhances their ability to operate strategically, to plan events and to lead fundraising activities as evidenced by their application of lessons learned through implementation of relevant projects.

 

2014 Grantees

Destination Imagination, Inc.

PMIEF-DI Initiative for PM-Rich Student Competitions

US $99,790

To integrate project management into DI’s competition so secondary school students, teachers and volunteers acquire and strengthen skills that can be applied to these competitions, educational and occupational pursuits, and everyday life.

Education Service Center Region 10

Introduction to Project Management for Educators

US $13,520

To adopt and to adapt “Introduction to Project Management for Educators,” an online course that PMIEF developed in partnership with Boise State University, to support Texas, USA secondary school teachers’ instruction.

Integrated Community Development Initiative (ICODI)

Project Management Skills for Primary and Secondary School Teachers and Administrators

US $50,000

To deliver project management training to primary and secondary school teachers and administrators in Mbarara, Uganda so they can successfully transfer this knowledge to students and community stakeholders.

Junior Achievement USA

JA Online Project Management Module on Demand

US $122,000

To develop and to pilot a Web-based project management module so the organization can integrate project management into its signature initiative, the JA Company Program, and a myriad of other JA USA programs to support secondary school students’ learning.

Ladies of Virtue

LOV CARES

US $6,900

To engage youth in a service learning program in Chicago, Illinois, USA that delivers project management training to develop young people’s leadership skills with special attention paid to the 2014 LOV CARES theme, Healthy Lifestyle (in partnership with the PMI Chicagoland Chapter).

Partnership for 21st Century Learning

Creating PM-Rich Curricula for Reimagined High Schools

US $475,000

To convene communities of U.S. business leaders, educators, parents and students to discuss, to strategize and to implement stakeholder plans that integrate project management into secondary school curricula to graduate college- and career-ready young people.

Teen S Team Plus

Un-Bully-Able We

US $13,000

To replicate PMIEF’s 2013 grant-funded initiative to train high school seniors and at-risk freshmen in Sacramento, California, USA to research, to develop, to implement and to monitor an anti-bullying middle school program using project management knowledge.

Veterinary Association for Cooperation with Developing Countries

Kubunina: A Sustainability Model for Schools in the Congo, Part II

US $80,458

To further support the 2013 PMIEF-funded initiative in the Democratic Republic of the Congo through intensive project monitoring, necessary technical assistance and required equipment purchase to yield stated outcomes and impact (in partnership with the PMI Northern Italy Chapter).

World Federation of United Nation Associations

Mission Possible: Creating Global Change Agents

US $195,000

To empower youth in India to apply project management knowledge and concepts to become change agents who implement societal projects that address local and global challenges.

 

2013 Grantees

Center for Digital Inclusion

Teaching Project Management in Four Schools in Four Brazilian States

US $99,912

To increase the employability/entrepreneurial skills of low-income Brazilian youth through project management training at CDI community centers.

DiscoverE

Integrating Project Management into Student Competitions

US $428,900

To integrate project management into DiscoverE’s Future City, a U.S. competition with an emphasis on engineering that helps young people acquire skills necessary for college, career and future success.

 

Junior Achievement of Chicago

Work Readiness Initiative with PMI Volunteers and Support

US $30,000

To deliver project management-rich programming to elementary and secondary school classrooms through career presentations, training and programming with the support of the PMI Chicagoland Chapter.

Teen S Team Plus

Concordia Leadership

US $12,500

To train high school seniors and at-risk freshmen  in Sacramento, California, USA to research, to develop, to implement and to monitor an anti-bullying middle school program using project management knowledge.  

 

 

2012 Grantees

Center for Digital Inclusion

Teaching Project Management in Schools

US $32,800

To increase the employability/entrepreneurial skills of low-income Brazilian youth through project management training at CDI community centers.

EDUCA

Active Leadership

US $23,622

To train elementary and secondary school teachers and students as well as EDUCA personnel in project management and to support a youth project management competition.