Childcare Teacher Coloring with Girls
Childcare is essential for employers and working families alike. Innovative approaches in the private sector have led to new opportunities for working families and employers to connect with childcare providers; however, additional attention and investment from state and federal governments are necessary to create a childcare system that meets everyone's needs.
Plastics Manufacturing
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As the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s fellow leading their work in sustainable plastics innovation, I had the honor of judging the Plastic Industry Association’s ReFocus Sustainability Innovation Awards. This year, the association received a landmark 52 entrants across three categories: Design, Materials, and End-of-Life. Here are a few of the innovations that were featured.
LGBT Inclusion Hub
Businesses’ commitment to workplace inclusion is critical to addressing systemic inequalities and building communities that expand opportunity to all. That's why the U.S. Chamber Foundation created the LGBT Inclusion Hub for Small Businesses – an online platform for small business owners to find the resources and inspiration they need to build inclusive workplaces.
Plastics
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The U.S. Chamber Foundation is pleased to announce a new sustainable plastics initiative to help us harness the full potential of plastics while ensuring we plan for their end-of-life management. This initiative will explore innovations across the plastics value chain, all the way from material science to end-of-life reuse and repurposing.

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On March 13th, 2020, we closed our physical doors as schools and businesses around the country closed due to COVID-19. When the news of closures hit our community, our families faced the threat of unemployment, evictions, food and income insecurity, and inadequate access to resources like broadband.
CBBB Grantee Interview-Virginia Sharp
The U.S. Chamber Foundation conducted a series of interviews featuring Coalition to Back Black Businesses (CBBB) grantees and their stories. We heard from Black small business owners on how the CBBB grant helped them, the impact of the pandemic on small businesses, and what Black business owners need during this challenging time.

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