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Recognizing health care employers that invest in the skill and career development of their frontline workers.

What is the National Fund?

Involving more than 400 funders, the National Fund is working to bring to national scale, and evaluate, new ways to prepare workers - who don't have the needed skills - for careers that can support them and their families.

Regional Collaboratives

Regional funding collaboratives bring together government agencies, foundations, and other philanthropic organizations to target financial resources and strategic thinking on creating jobs and careers.

Workforce Partnerships

The regional collaboratives provide funding to the workforce partnerships, whose on-the-ground projects work directly with job seekers and entry-level employees.  More >>


A new strategic framework that will guide National Fund efforts over the next five years.



Fourth Annual Meeting: Better Skills, Better Jobs


The National Fund's Fourth Annual Meeting, "Better Skills, Better Jobs."  convened nearly 400 employers, funders, and workforce leaders from across the country.  The result was a dynamic learning community, sharing ideas and insight into closing the nation's skills gaps, and the effective strategies working to move more people into better jobs.

The National Fund welcomed  Zeynep Ton (pictured right), author of The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs and Boost Profits, who discussed her research into companies that have increased their profitability by making the choice to improve their operations and invest in their employees--creating not only a stronger bottom line,  but a higher performing workforce. The Annual Meeting also featured a keynote address from Alan May, Vice President of Human Resources at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and remarks by U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, who highlighted Obama Administration initiatives to increase economic opportunities for more Americans.  Read the remarks from Secretary PerezRead the U.S. Department of Labor newsletter about the Secretary's appearance at the National Fund Annual Meeting.

View all the photos from the National Fund's Fourth Annual Meeting here.


Our Impact

As a dynamic national partnership of communities, employers, workers, and philanthropy, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions is broadening its reach and deepening its impact on employers and workers. The National Fund  invests in funder collaboratives in 35 communities. supporting innovative employer-led industry partnerships, providing demand-driven training, and awarding credentials. Skills gaps are being closed, low-wage Americans have more career opportunities, and local economies are being strengthened.

Our Funders