04/12 Funder-to-Funder Discussion on Community Colleges

Join us Tuesday, April 12th at 2:00 pm eastern for a peer-to-peer conversation with grantmakers investing in community colleges. During this one-hour, informal Zoom meeting, you’ll have an opportunity to network with colleagues, ask questions, and exchange information about your work. We’ll be joined by guests from the ECMC Foundation and Ralph C. Read more…

Feb 25 News + Updates

Our contribution deadline is rapidly approaching! Learn more about The Fund for Workforce Equity, let us know if you’re interested in potentially contributing, and encourage your nonprofit partners to join our email list for further information on funding opportunities later this spring. Apply Now: Workforce Matters Spring Learning Lab Starts April 7  This spring, Workforce Matters Read more…

Now Accepting Applications for our Spring 2022 Learning Labs Cohort

This spring, Workforce Matters will launch a new peer-to-peer learning lab facilitated by Clair Watson Minson of Sandra Grace LLC to serve as a community of practice for grantmakers working to implement ideas and strategies inspired by A Racial Equity Framework for Workforce Development Funders. This four session series will provide space for grantmakers to learn about and apply Read more…

Guest Post: Ensuring Quality Learning Experiences in Workforce Development

Robin Boggs Managing Director, US Corporate Citizenship at Accenture Tessa Forshaw Next Level Lab, Harvard University Across the country, workforce development programs support people to reskill, retrain, upskill, and learn workplace skills for the first time—everywhere from office buildings, community colleges, military bases, churches, schools, and libraries to private homes. Read more…

Jan 28 News + Updates

Welcome to Our Newest
 Steering Committee Members! Please join us in welcoming our newest Steering Committee members: Abbey Carlton of Indeed, Patti Constantakis of Walmart.org, Dr. Lauren N. King of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Jen Racho of the Northwest Area Foundation. In addition, congratulations to Elizabeth Cheung of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Kermit Kaleba of the Lumina Foundation, Elaine Katz of the Read more…

02/24 Funder-to-Funder Discussion: Youth Workforce Grantmaking

Thursday, 02/24 at 2:30 pm ET We’re kicking off our 2022 funder-to-funder discussion series on February 24th with a conversation about youth workforce development grantmaking. During this one-hour, informal Zoom meeting, you’ll have an opportunity to network with colleagues, ask questions, and exchange information about your work. Ranita Jain of Read more…

Blog Post: Workforce Grantmaking in Tribal Nations and Indigenous Communities

In late November, with leadership from member Jen Racho of the Northwest Area Foundation, Workforce Matters hosted a peer-to-peer conversation for funders supporting or interested in supporting workforce development in Tribal nations and Indigenous communities. The group was able to share grantmaking experiences and interests as well as what they Read more…