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The National Fund has supported individuals in completing 53,000 training courses resulting in new skills for high-demand jobs and 40,000 industry-approved credentials.



The National Fund supports more than 2,300 employers in 85 active partnerships helping area businesses develop collective solutions to shared labor issues.



National Fund investments have catalyzed almost $300 million in matched or aligned investments from 700 local and national funders.

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Incourage Receives Grant to Help Area Businesses Focus on Job Quality

2.7.17  •  by Jacob Clark at Incourage Foundation  •  

(Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Feb. 7, 2017) – Many organizations across the United States work to ensure good jobs in their communities. Some do this by investing in education, workforce training, or…

​Workforce Alliance gets $50,000 to support employee training program

2.1.17  •  by Daniel McCoy at Wichita Business Journal  •  

The Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas has been awarded $50,000 that will be used to help local employers better train their employees. The money comes from the National Fund for…

National Fund Newsletter - January 2017

1.23.17  •  by Jacob Clark  •  

National Fund Newsletter - January 2017 reports on: The Hitachi Foundation Invests $500,000 The Annie E. Casey Foundation Awards $200,000 for Young Adults The New National Fund - Power of the…

NYACH - January Newsletter

1.23.17  •  by Jacob Clark at New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare  •  

NYACH Winter 2017 Quarterly Newsletter reports on: Community Health Worker Apprenticeship Program Launches New Health Coach Training Supports PPS Meet their Workforce Need NYACH's Registered Nurse Transition to Practice Program Highlighted…




Collaborative Successes: Posters from 2015 Annual Meeting

1.30.17  •  by Rachel Sackett  •  ,

During the National Fund 2015 Annual Meeting, more than a dozen collaboratives developed posters to showcase their top successes and achievements to date. The below posters show how National Fund…

Four Partners Receive Job Quality Grants

1.23.17  •  by Jacob Clark  •  ,

The National Fund awarded four partner communities—Cincinnati, OH; Baltimore, MD; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; and Wichita, KS — with $50,000 grants to work with local employers on incorporating job quality elements into their business…

The Annie E. Casey Foundation Awards $200,000 for Young Adults

1.23.17  •  by Jacob Clark  •  ,

The Annie E. Casey Foundation continued its investment in the National Fund’s Young Adult Initiatives with a one-year grant of $200,000. The grant will build the capacity of National Fund collaboratives to…

The Hitachi Foundation Invests $500,000

1.23.17  •  by Jacob Clark  •  ,

In one of their final grants before they closed in December, The Hitachi Foundation awarded the National Fund $500,000 to support its work with businesses in producing good jobs and building prosperous communities. The…