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…

Rethinking the Lexicon of Workforce Development: A Conversation with the Cognizant Foundation

The Cognizant Foundation was founded in 2018 to inspire, educate and prepare people of all ages to succeed in the workforce of today and tomorrow. The foundation serves historically excluded communities through the delivery of industry-relevant education, technical skills training programs and critical research needed to modernize workforce education, training Read more…

Apply Today! Fall 2021 Learning Lab Now Accepting Applications

This fall, 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. Our new learning lab will focus on Read more…

08/11 Webinar: Job Quality in 2021: Implications for Funders from the Gallup Great Jobs Survey

NFG’s Funders for a Just Economy, Economic Opportunity Funders, and Workforce Matters invites you to a webinar sharing the latest data and implications from Gallup’s Great Jobs survey, an in-depth survey of nearly 8,000 adults shedding light on the impact of COVID on the labor force, and in particular job Read more…

Guest Post: Seven Recommendations to Advance Racial Equity in the Workforce System

Authors: Desmond Amuh, Manager for Policy, Markle Foundation Daniel Bustillo, Executive Director, Healthcare Career Advancement Program (H-CAP) Clair Minson, Founder & Principal Consultant, Sandra Grace LLC Paige Shevlin, Director of Policy and State Partnerships, Markle Foundation COVID-19 brought about the worst economic recession in modern history. With businesses shutting their Read more…

Guest Post: Advancing a more inclusive recovery by supporting community-driven solutions that build wealth for Black and Latina women

Guest post by Monique Baptiste, Vice President, Jobs & Skills, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Workforce Matters Steering Committee member and Linda M. Rodríguez, Executive Director, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Here are two intertwined realities: Black and Latina women have long been financial backbones of their households Read more…