Building a Cyber
Bridge to a Better
Future

Our Mission

Originally organized as Gilbert Fine Arts Association, with a broad STEAM education and community development mandate, the organization’s mission has now narrowed to a focus on cyber security training and placements that strengthen communities across the US. We provide mobilized and coordinated resources toward a single goal: establishing a talent pipeline from underrepresented communities, including veterans, to the front lines of our nation’s response to the cyber security crisis that faces our nation and those allied for freedom, peace and security. The Cyber Bridge Opportunity Fund is the signature program of this initiative.

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Our Mandate

The Cyber Bridge Opportunity Fund provides scholarships into cyber security training programs as well as grants toward MSOC facilities at a network of legacy educational institutions.

The structure of our “bridge to opportunity” runs through some of the nation’s most economically challenged communities, with a goal of building a generational impact for families that helps create new business leadership and community transformation.

By the Numbers

OPEN CYBER JOBS IN THE U.S.

%

JOB GROWTH RATE FROM 2020-2030

$10.5Tn.

IN ANNUAL CYBER DAMAGES BY 2025

%

MALWARE INCREASE SINCE 2020

What We Do

The Cyber Bridge Opportunity Fund is dedicated to helping our cybersecurity bootcamp students achieve a successful and rewarding future. Our team is comprised of leaders in online education and SaaS enterprise technologies.

Teaming with Fusion Cyber and other leading-edge partners in the AI-forward, cyber space, we believe that with the right attitude, hard work, and support, those receiving our scholarships thanks to partnerships with Cisco and other leading brands can thrive in the dynamic and exciting field of cybersecurity. And, we believe that this can enable them to help transform their communities.

Recent Highlights

We’re building an untapped talent pipeline to connect veterans and underrepresented communities to cyber security opportunities — empowering people to help transform communities.

Leader brands, foundations and public partnerships are teaming together to make it happen. Join us.

News

© 2023. Gilbert Fine Arts Association
d/b/a The Cyber Bridge Opportunity Fund
EIN #86-0474092
4435 East Holmes Avenue, Suite 200 Mesa, AZ 85206