05/25 Funder-to-Funder Discussion on Workforce Grantmaking in AAPI Communities

Wednesday, 05/25 at 1:00 pm ET Join Workforce Matters in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a peer-to-peer funder discussion about workforce grantmaking in AAPI communities. During this one-hour, informal Zoom meeting, you’ll have an opportunity to network with colleagues, ask questions, and exchange information about your Read more…

Recap: Funder-to-Funder Discussion on Community College Grantmaking

On April 12th, Workforce Matters – in collaboration with our colleagues at Grantmakers for Education – convened a group of funders to discuss community college grantmaking strategies, with a focus on approaches that expand access, promote student success, and ensure that student investments in community college education meet individual needs Read more…

Recap: Funder-to-Funder Discussion on Youth Workforce Grantmaking

Over the course of the global pandemic, millions of youth and young adults have seen their plans for the future severely disrupted. Internships and summer jobs were cancelled, community youth programs hit pause, and virtual schooling was frequently a poor stand-in for in-person classes. Younger workers were more likely to 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…

01/26 Virtual Info Session: The Fund for Workforce Equity

The Fund for Workforce Equity is a new pooled fund organized by Workforce Matters to spark innovative strategies to center workers and learners of color in the design and implementation of workforce policies and programs. Interested in learning more? Click here for additional information and consider joining us for a Read more…

11/30 Event: Workforce Grantmaking in Native + Indigenous Communities Peer to Peer Discussion

Does your foundation make grants to support workforce development in Native or Indigenous communities? Are you interested in expanding collaboration with and support for Native and Indigenous communities? Connect with Workforce Matters and peer grantmakers to share strategies and lessons learned as well as new ideas. Please join us Tuesday, November Read more…

Resource Collection: Workforce Matters Racial Equity Resources Hub

In 2017, the Steering Committee of Workforce Matters took a step back from business-as-usual and launched our multi-year, ongoing racial equity journal. Since that time, we’ve convened several working groups, revamping our Mission and Vision, hosted a series of webinars featuring a race-explicit examination of workforce policies and practices, released Read more…