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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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The National Fund is proud to support 32 regional funding collaboratives located across the country. These collaboratives generate attention and investment in their community’s biggest labor and economic issues.

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How to Grow Your Own Leaders

2.23.17  •  by Joe Gardyasz at Des Moines Business Record  •  

CareerSTAT leader Joyce McDanel from UnityPoint Health shares how organizations can thrive by developing and growing internal talent. Des Moines Business Record How to Grow Your Own Leaders

Training for a New Day

2.23.17  •  by Perry Beeman at Des Moines Business Record  •  

Read how Central Iowa Works helps women in the Mitchellville Correctional Facility learn new skills for a better life. Des Moines Business Record: "Training for a New Day" 2.20.17 Iowa Business Record…

CareerEdge Leaders Push for Pell Expansion

2.21.17  •  by Jacob Clark at SRQ Magazine  •  

Executives with the CareerEdge Funders Collaborative recently traveled to Capitol Hill to advocate for improved access to grants for continuing education. Leaders remain hopeful that the cause will receive bipartisan…

Workforce Alliance Receives $50,000 Award for Preparation for Advanced Career Employment System (PACES) Project

2.21.17  •  by Jacob Clark at KansasWorks  •  

The Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas (WA) has been awarded $50,000 from the National Fund for Workforce Solutions (NFWS) to support the PACES project. The grant award will allow…




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…