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Jessica Jones
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Communications Manager

Amanda Cage
President and CEO

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A Brief History of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions envisions an equitable future where workers, employers, and communities are thriving and prosperous. Founded in 2007 by philanthropic and workforce committed to a shared vision for the nation’s workforce, the National Fund collaborates with workers, employers, and communities to advance a skilled workforce, promote good jobs, and invest in equitable outcomes.

The National Fund has built a network of over 30 communities that partner with employers and workers to drive change at the local level. With the support of over 27 national and local funders, the National Fund network has collectively leveraged $83 million to expand industry partnerships, provide workers with in-demand skills, and advocate for systems change efforts across the country.

In 2016, the National Fund launched as an independent organization, committed to developing an equitable workforce where workers, employers, and communities are thriving. The National Fund leverages its robust network of regional collaboratives to pursues four integrated workforce solutions to create an economy where everyone prospers.

The National Fund activates employers to make jobs better. They equip workers for success and change the systems that hinder their access to opportunity and advancement. The National Fund catalyzes its network to co-invest in these solutions so communities have the resources they need to do the work. All of which is embedded with the values of racial equity and inclusion, collaboration, systems thinking, and innovation and continuous learning.



National Fund for Workforce Solutions Joins Forces With Harvard’s Project on Workforce for Innovative Career Navigation Research

8.16.23  •  by Josh Enoch  •  

Washington D.C. August 16, 2023 – The National Fund for Workforce Solutions today announced it is collaborating with Harvard University’s Project on Workforce on a research project aimed at better…

National Fund for Workforce Solutions Awards Grants to Five Communities to Adopt Human-Centered Design Approaches to Workforce Services

7.25.23  •  by Josh Enoch  •  

Investment from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation will support collaboratives to benefit workforce program participants and advance equitable employment outcomes   Washington, D.C. July 25, 2023 – The National…

Remembering Denise Cherenfant

6.5.23  •  by Jessica Jones  •  

A statement from Amanda Cage, president and CEO of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions:   It is with a very heavy heart that I share the news that our…

National Fund for Workforce Solutions Expands its National Network to 34 Communities

7.19.22  •  by Josh Enoch  •  

Hawai’i Workforce Funders Collaborative and the Talent Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati join the National Fund Network to Improve Workforce Outcomes   The National Fund for Workforce Solutions is excited to…

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