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.



National Fund Awards over $2.5 Million in SIF Grants!

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions is pleased to announce the awarding of over $2.5M in Social Innovation Fund continuation grants to 17 different communities. These funds will be used to increase capacity for demand-driven training to connect more workers and jobseekers to labor force!

Grant awards were made on criteria that includes high performance levels; demonstrated commitment to advancing the National Fund’s demand-driven model, which serves both employers and individuals, generates industry intelligence, seeks career advancement for workers, and promotes improvements to strengthen workforce development through investment and policy change; and the ability to meet matching fund requirements. The National Fund will be announcing new Social Innovation Fund grantees in December 2014. 

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!

From the Blog


Dominic Robinson is the Director of Work Train, and VP for Community Prosperity at CenterState CEO, and has been with the organization for seven years. We recently spoke to Dominic to learn more...


YouthBuild Boston has been helping underserved young people obtain hands-on training and credentials to successfully enter the trades since 1990....


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

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