We catalyze our network to co-invest in a set of integrated solutions that enable workers, employers and communities to advance a skilled workforce, promote good jobs and invest in equitable outcomes. By using a co-investment model that leverages both private and public funding, our network of communities have greater resources to do the work.
The regional collaboratives in our network bring together local investors around a shared strategic vision for workforce development, pooling and/or aligning resources from philanthropic, corporate, public, and other funders in an investment strategy to carry out each collaboratives vision.
In order to foster wide-spread local investment in workforce and skills development across the country, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions has invested in and supported the creation of more than 40 regional collaboratives making investments in their local labor markets. This document defines and characterizes the most effective elements of high-performing regional funder collaboratives.
The sustainability of National Fund collaboratives is founded on high-quality work that delivers value by addressing real and pressing community needs, and is pursued with strong leadership and engaged partners who contribute collectively to sustainability efforts. Sustainability is not just about sustaining collaboratives as organizations; it is about continuing meaningful work and fostering lasting positive change among the institutions and systems that serve both workers and the businesses that employ them.