The Fund for Workforce Equity is now accepting applications!

A new pooled fund organized by Workforce Matters members, The Fund for Workforce Equity will provide flexible resources and support to workforce development organizations seeking to pilot, adopt, and learn from new strategies as well as innovate on or extend existing strategies that center workers and learners of color in workforce policy and program design and implementation. Up to $1,000,000 will be awarded as part of our first round of funding in 2022.  Workforce Matters held an informational webinar for applicants on June 16. Click below to view the recording and download the slides.

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Application packets must be submitted by July 31, 2022. Submit all inquiries and applications to

Recap: Funder-to-Funder Discussion on Workforce Grantmaking in AAPI Communities

On May 25, during Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, Workforce Matters hosted a peer-to-peer conversation for funders supporting or interested in supporting workforce development in AAPI communities. Bryan Malong kicked off the conversation by sharing Tipping Point Community’s learning journey while conducting and publishing research in their 2020 study Taking Count about poverty in the region. Fontane Lo from Blue Shield of California Foundation shared about the 2019 AAPI California Workers Survey and resulting report by AAPI Data and PRRI.  Jen Racho from the Northwest Area Foundation in St. Paul, MN, shared about what she and her foundation have learned from making investments in AAPI communities and workers.

Read more and access resources mentioned on our call in our blog recapping the conversation.

Who's telling your grantmaking story?

Philanthropy is moving beyond 990 reporting to share more and better information about grants. During the June 14th Why & How to Share Your Grants Data with Candid webinar organized by our colleagues at Economic Opportunity Funders, Candid staff broke down why and how to share grants data to strengthen transparency and better tell your organization’s grantmaking story.

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Special Bonus Opportunity: On Tuesday, June 28 @ 11:00 am PT/2:00 pm ET, Candid will host an open “office hours” session for funders who have questions about sharing grants data. Advance registration is not required, but you can submit questions in advance to

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on our calendars 

  • Strategies to Diversify the Health Care Workforce June 21 | 2:00 PM ET | Urban Institute | Online Learn More + Register
  • Equity in the Workplace - The Power of Trans Inclusion in the Workforce June 22 | 2:00 PM ET | Women's Bureau USDOL | Online Learn More + Register
  • National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) COVID-19 Update June 24 | 12:00 PM ET | Online Learn More + Register
  • Advancing Equity and Job Quality through Industry Partnerships June 29 | 1:00 PM ET | National Skills Coalition | Online Learn More + Register
  • How Can Local Governments Support Employee Ownership? June 30 | 3:00 PM ET | Urban Institute | Online Learn More + Register
  • Creating an Equitable Workforce System at Scale: A Roundtable Discussion June 30 | 3:00 PM ET | American Institutes for Research | Online Learn More + Register
  • 2022 Funders Institute July 25-27 | Funders Together to End Homelessness | Washington, DC Learn More + Register
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Grant, Fellowship, and Award Opportunities

  • JPMorgan Chase recently opened a Call for Ideas for their 2022 Annual Challenge, which will award three-year grants ranging from $500,000 to $3 million each to up to 10 individual organizations or partnerships working to catalyze change, drive equitable economic recovery from the pandemic, and tackle enduring drivers of racial and gender wealth gaps. Learn More
  • After partnering with local organizations in 11 cities to deliver 14 Workforce Leadership Academies, the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program (EOP) is issuing a Request for Applications for partners for an additional six Academies. Selected partners will receive a challenge grant of $50,000. Learn More
  • The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced a funding opportunity of $2 million for up to eight grants to help women who are paid low wages learn about and access their employment rights and benefits. Applications are due July 1. Learn More

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