Join the Network

Workforce Matters Membership is free and available to any grantmaker who works for a private, independent, family, corporate, or community foundation; a corporate giving program; or a United Way. Individual philanthropists and trustees of philanthropic organizations are also eligible to join.

As a Member, you'll be eligible to participate in all Workforce Matters activities and events. Most of our programming is available free of charge thanks to the generosity of our Supporting Members. Popular offerings include:

  • Informational webinars and conference calls
  • Networking events
  • Site visits to learn about promising and innovative practices
  • Our online community,, which features five issue-specific communities of practice ("Learning Networks"): Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning; Employer Practice; The Future of Work; Immigrant Workforce; and Racial Equity.

Joining Workforce Matters is easy: Just click on the button below to request access and we'll add you to our membership list, which will provide you with access to our quarterly newsletters and an invitation to join our online community and learning networks.

Please Note: Guest memberships are  available on a case-by-case basis to 1) Consultants or advisors who are currently engaged by a grantmaker/group of grantmakers specifically to advise them on workforce development grantmaking; 2) Individuals who represent organizations whose core mission is to serve as an association, coalition, or professional network for grantmaking institutions (e.g., philanthropic affinity groups); and 3) Experts who have been invited to serve as advisors to specific Workforce Matters projects. To request a guest membership, please contact us and let us know which of the above criteria describes your role

Become a Community Partner

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.

Have a resource or announcement that you'd like to share with members of our network? We'd love to hear from you. Please contact us for more information.

Support Our Work

The programming offered by Workforce Matters is made possible through the generosity of our Supporting Members. Our 2017-2018 Supporting Members include: The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Fairfield County's Community Foundation, Joyce Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, Lumina Foundation, The New York Community Trust, the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, SkillUp Washington, the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, Siemens Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Walmart Foundation.

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