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Workforce Matters is a national network of grantmakers that draws on expert and practitioner knowledge and works together to strengthen workforce development philanthropy such that it empowers workers, learners, and job seekers to realize their full potential; dismantles inequities based on race, gender, ability, and other individual characteristics; and advances equitable education and employment outcomes for youth and adults.

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Latest Updates

New! A Racial Equity Framework for Workforce Development Funders

Developed in collaboration with a working group of our members, this new Framework is intended to identify concrete ways for funders in the workforce development field to interrupt the systemic racism embedded within the field’s practices, policies, and programs; the institution of philanthropy; our own organizations; and the labor market in communities we serve.

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New + Events

March 29 News + Updates

what we’re up to  Join Workforce Matters along with our colleagues at the Economic Opportunity Funders network for our upcoming 2021 Budget and Policy Series. During this three-part series, you’ll have the opportunity to learn Read more…

March 8 News + Updates

what we’re up to In the Fall of 2020, Workforce Matters launched three peer-to-peer Learning Labs which provided a table for funders to come together to share information about their own grant making, discuss tough Read more…