CareerSTAT Frontline Healthcare Worker Champions

Recognizing health care employers that invest in the skill and career development of their frontline workers.

What is the National Fund?

Involving more than 400 funders, the National Fund is working to bring to national scale, and evaluate, new ways to prepare workers - who don't have the needed skills - for careers that can support them and their families.

Regional Collaboratives

Regional funding collaboratives bring together government agencies, foundations, and other philanthropic organizations to target financial resources and strategic thinking on creating jobs and careers.

Workforce Partnerships

The regional collaboratives provide funding to the workforce partnerships, whose on-the-ground projects work directly with job seekers and entry-level employees.  More >>


A new strategic framework that will guide National Fund efforts over the next five years.



Fourth Annual Meeting: Better Skills, Better Jobs


On June 19, 2014, nearly 400 attendees listened to U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez deliver remarks at the National Fund's Fourth Annual Meeting, "Better Skills, Better Jobs."   Secretary Perez highlighted Obama Administration initiatives focused on increasing economic opportunities for more Americans.  These include funding for new apprenticeship programs, and partnering with employers and industry to address skills gaps and grow our economy.  Read the remarks from Secretary Perez.  

Click here for the Annual Meeting agenda.


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Our Impact

As a dynamic national partnership of communities, employers, workers, and philanthropy, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions is broadening its reach and deepening its impact on employers and workers. The National Fund  invests in funder collaboratives in 35 communities. supporting innovative employer-led industry partnerships, providing demand-driven training, and awarding credentials. Skills gaps are being closed, low-wage Americans have more career opportunities, and local economies are being strengthened.

Our Funders