The National Fund Partners on UpSkill America

The National Fund is now partnering with five other organizations in a mission dedicated to developing American workers and strengthening local economies. Learn more at

Broadening Reach, Deepening Impact: 2007-2013

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions invests in funder collaboratives in 35 communities that are supporting innovative industry-led partnerships. Skills gaps are being closed and more people have career opportunities.

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 good jobs.

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.



National Fund Grants SIF Awards to Three Collaboratives

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions this month announced the award of three $100,000 grants to regional collaboratives from the Social Innovation Fund. The three collaboratives are Central Six Development Council in Birmingham, Alabama; CareerWorks: Greater Newark Workforce Funders Collaborative in Newark, New Jersey; and Work Train Collaborative in Syracuse, New York. These funds were targeted for regional collaboratives that:

  • Have brought together local funders around a shared strategic vision for workforce development for the region;
  • Are committed to providing support for industry partnerships that support career advancement strategies for low-wage, low-skill workers;
  • Are committed to building the capacity of the workforce development system; and
  • Are advocates for policies that sustain effective industry partnerships.

Save the Date! National Fund's Fifth Annual Meeting

The 2015 National Fund Annual Meeting will take place on June 17-19, 2015 in Baltimore, MD at the Hyatt Regency on the Inner Harbor. Read more about this exciting event!

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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