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By The Numbers

SUPPORTING INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS

89

The National Fund supported 89 industry partnerships in 2018 to improve business and workforce systems and make jobs better.

ACTIVATING EMPLOYERS

 

2,311

The National Fund network activated over 2,300 employers to implement demand-driven workforce solutions in 2018.

CO-INVESTING IN COMMUNITIES

 

$384m

Since 2007, the National Fund has catalyzed $384 million in co-investment from over 800 local and national funders.

REGIONAL COLLABORATIVES

30

The National Fund is proud to support 30 regional funding collaboratives located across the country. Regional collaboratives bring together diverse partners to tackle workforce challenges and build stronger communities.

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In less than a decade, the National Fund has built a national movement around the practice of job quality It Starts With A Question In 2012, hospitals and large healthcare…

Essential Workers Deserve Recognition and Support, Not Lip Service

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