2015 Frontline Health Care Worker Champions Recognition Program

This annual recognition program recognizes health care employers that provide substantial skill and career development opportunities for their frontline staff. Submit a nomination today!

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 >>

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.


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



Fred Dedrick Appointed to National Advisory Council

Fred Dedrick, Executive Director, National Fund for Workforce Solutions, was one of 27 individuals selected by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to serve on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). The Council will operate as an independent entity within the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE), which is housed within the U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA). NACIE members will advise the Secretary of Commerce on issues related to accelerating innovation, expanding entrepreneurship and developing a globally competitive workforce. Read more about this exciting news!

Fourth Annual Meeting: Better Skills, Better Jobs

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions Fourth Annual Meeting, "Better Skills, Better Jobs."  convened nearly 400 employers, funders, and workforce leaders from across the country.  See the new National Fund video, which highlights the National Fund Annual Meeting. Featured are insights from key stakeholders about the importance of the National Fund's value as a catalyst for peer learning. The result is strategic investments by the National Fund and local partners that is making a difference in strengthening our workforce and strengthening our economy.

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

From the Blog


The National Fund for Workforce Solutions has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) inviting applications from regional funder collaboratives.


At a time when the dysfunction in Washington, D.C. is at its highest and public approval of Congress is at its lowest, it is heartening to see some renewed focus on significant workforce...


By: Mamadou Ndiaye, Senior Project Manager, Jobs for the Future

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