Path Forward is a nonprofit organization on a mission to empower people to return to the paid workforce after they’ve taken time off to care for children or a loved one. We partner with employers to launch returnships: a paid work program for experienced professionals who have a long career gap due to unpaid caregiving. Since 2016 we’ve created returnship opportunities at more than 80 employers, including Amazon, Netflix, Walmart, Cloudflare and many more. Read our 2021 Impact Statement here.

Our program changes the culture of teams and companies to create an environment where returning professionals can thrive. These life-changing opportunities have had a huge impact on the lives of nearly 500 returners, 80% of whom were able to secure ongoing employment. Our goal is for these programs to be ubiquitous in corporate America. 

With COVID-19, our mission could not be more vital. Women were already 12 times more likely than men to be out of the workforce for caregiving. Now, school closures and remote learning schedules are pushing more mothers to give up hard-earned career gains

Donations to Path Forward provide the funding we need to outreach to employers, support returnees throughout their returnships and present return-to-work advice through our blog, newsletter, and events.

Path Forward is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible. 

Please note that our payment processor charges a fee that you can choose to cover as part of your donation or pass on to Path Forward. For larger gifts we recommend check or ACH transfer to maximize the impact of the donation.

To Donate By Check
Checks made out to “Path Forward, Inc.” can be mailed to: 
511 Avenue of the Americas #4175
New York, NY 10011

To Donate By ACH Transfer
If making your gift via a Donor-Advised Fund, our identification (EIN) number is 81-1438676. 

To Donate By Donor-Advised Funds
To donate by ACH transfer, please email Director of Development Tess Fraser at for instructions.

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