The National Fund supports multiple national and regional initiatives on critical issues like serving young adults, supporting healthcare workers, and developing good jobs.
CareerSTAT is a network of healthcare leaders promoting investment in the skills and careers of frontline workers. It supports healthcare organizations with detailed research and peer learning opportunities in using workforce development programs to increase business impact, improve health outcomes, and provide good jobs.
The National Fund is working with community and business leaders to improve the quality of American jobs. The National Fund is researching and promoting hiring, training, and workforce practices that improve firm competitiveness and job quality while almost 10 of its local partners are working directly with companies to implement improvements.
The National Fund is expanding apprenticeships in non-traditional industries such as healthcare, financial services, information technology and hospitality and opening opportunities to people of color, disadvantaged youth, women and under-employed workers.
With funding from Walmart, the National Fund is working with three local funder collaboratives to form industry partnerships in retail and adjacent sectors to promote and advance the needs of frontline workers.
Industry partnerships build businesses into workforce decisions and produce better results. Over the past decade, the National Fund has proven this model’s effectiveness and supported the development and expansion of partnerships across the country.
Millions of young adults are disconnected from education or employment and at risk of missing the first step into the middle-class. The National Fund's Young Adult Initiative seeks to connect young adult to good jobs by implementing and testing new strategies for preparing America's young adults to meaningful employment.