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Since We Began in 2007

IMPACTING INDIVIDUALS

92,000

The National Fund has supported 67,500 job seekers and 25,000 incumbent workers in developing new skills for high-demand jobs and securing 65,000 industry-approved credentials.

ORGANIZING EMPLOYERS

2,000

The National Fund supports more than 2,000 employers in 70 active partnerships helping area businesses develop collective solutions to shared labor issues.

STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES

$315m

National Fund investments have catalyzed $315 million in matched or aligned investments from 700 local and national funders.

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REGIONAL COLLABORATIVES

33

The National Fund is proud to support 33 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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Event Connects High School Girls to Women in Manufacturing

11.7.17  •  by Julia Hider at Modern Machine Shop  •  

Event Connects High School Girls to Women in Manufacturing: Modern Machine Shop

Boeing Announces More Than $50 Million in Grants to Support Nonprofits Worldwide

11.3.17  •  by Jason Capeheart at PR Newswire  •  

11.3.17 Boeing Announces More Than $50 Million in Grants to Support Nonprofits Worldwide - GuruFocus.com

Closing the Looming Health Care Talent Gap

10.23.17  •  by Roy Maurer at Society for Human Resource Management  •  

10.23.17 SHRM Closing the Looming Health Care Talent Gap

In Boston, a Funder Sticks With Its Leadership Role on Workforce Development

10.23.17  •  by Alyssa Ochs at Inside Philanthropy  •  

In Boston, a Funder Sticks With Its Leadership Role on Workforce Development — Inside Philanthropy

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New Academy Helping Healthcare Organizations Invest in Frontline Workers

10.31.17  •  by Jacob Clark  •  ,

This November the National Fund kicks off its inaugural Healthcare Workforce Development Academy to help 11 healthcare organizations accelerate investments in the skill and career development of their frontline employees. Supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the…

New Project in Baltimore, Seattle & Des Moines to Advance Retail Careers

10.16.17  •  by Megan Traylor  •  ,

The National Fund announced that it is awarding $900,000 in grants made possible through a grant from Walmart to the Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative, Central Iowa Works (an initiative of…

Profiles of Companies Hiring and Training Young Adults

10.13.17  •  by Megan Traylor  •  , ,

Each the year, the National Fund recognizes businesses that are making exemplary investments in the skills and careers of their youngest employees. The following profiles of OKAY Industries and ACMT in Hartford, CT and…

New Paper on Behavioral Economics and Workforce Development

10.13.17  •  by Megan Traylor  •  ,

This paper brings key insights from the field of behavioral economics to inform workforce development efforts and especially attempts to engage employers. The National Fund is using Behavioral Economics to inform its…