Become a Member

Workforce Matters Membership is free and available to any qualified grantmaker. As a Member, you'll be eligible to participate in the full spectrum of Workforce Matters activities and events. 

Qualifying grantmakers include those who work for a private, independent, family, or corporate, foundation; a corporate giving program; a community foundation or other grantmaking public charity; operating foundations; funder collaboratives; giving circles; or a United Way. Individual philanthropists and trustees of philanthropic organizations are also eligible to join.

Joining Workforce Matters is easy: Just click on the button below to request access. Once we've had a chance to review and approve your request, we'll add you to our membership roll and send you an invitation to join our online community.

Workforce Matters offers a vibrant, welcoming, and supportive community where you can share with and learn from your peers. We hope you'll join us!

Please Note: Guest memberships are periodically made available on a case-by-case basis to individuals who are working on behalf of or serving as advisors to philanthropies. Please contact us for additional information.

Become a Community Partner

Have news, resources, or announcements that you'd like to share with members of our network? We'd love to hear from you. Please contact us for more information.

If you aren't a grantmaker, philanthropist, or foundation trustee, you're still invited to follow our work. Nonprofits, researchers, policymakers, workforce professionals, and other community partners are welcome to subscribe to our quarterly newsletter:

Non-Solicitation Policy

Please Note: Workforce Matters maintains a no-solicitation policy covering all of its conferences, meetings, webinars and other events. In order to provide a distraction-free environment for our members and other attendees, we do not allow solicitation of any kind during any event, including asking for business, soliciting fund management services, distributing grant proposals, or requesting grant funding. Additionally, Workforce Matters members expect that participation in our events will not result in future solicitations unless the member specifically invites future contact. Accordingly, we ask that all participants at Workforce Matters events refrain from using attendee lists or similar information for solicitation purposes without the express permission of Workforce Matters.

Join Us for an Event

Visit our News + Events page for information on upcoming webinars, convenings, networking dinners, and learning tours. The vast majority of our activities and events are free for Workforce Matters Members!

Join Our Online Community

Workforce Matters Members are invited to join our private online community, which is hosted on the social media platform. You can access the community via the Web, email, or on your phone.

On, you can post and browse posts on a range of topics, including:

  • Updates and announcements about upcoming Workforce Matters events
  • News and resources shared by your peers
  • Workforce grantmaking job announcements
  • Topical conversation threads for each of our annual learning priorities, which currently include:
    • 2-Gen Strategies
    • Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning
    • Employer Practices
    • Future of Work
    • Immigrant Workers
    • Race Equity
    • Workforce Policy

Already a Workforce Matters Member? Click below to request access:

Support Our Work

The programming offered by Workforce Matters is made possible through the generosity of our Supporting Members. Our 2020 Supporting Members include:

Accenture, Annie E Casey Foundation, Communities Foundation of Texas, ECMC Foundation, Fairfield County's Community Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, Kessler Foundation, Lumina Foundation, the Mariam Assefa Fund at World Education Services, McGregor Fund, Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, Siemens Foundation, The Smidt Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation,, and Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation. 

Our Supporting Members enjoy all of the benefits of Workforce Matters Membership and are also eligible to serve on our Steering Committee.