In 2010 the Council on Foundations presented the National Fund with the Distinguished Grantmaking Award for Collaboration. This award puts the spotlight on individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of philanthropy.
Receiving such a prestigious award underscores the National Fund's impact as well as the growing importance of workforce development within the philanthropic community.
Indeed, the National Fund's approach was further validated when it received a Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grant in 2010. The SIF, administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, enables the federal government to reward organizations that target public-private resources in solving social challenges. The SIF grants will expand the impact of high-performing organizations and innovative solutions in three key areas: economic opportunity, youth development and school support, and healthy futures. Specifically, the National Fund—in collaboration with 10 national and 300 local and regional funders—will use this SIF funding to expand its assistance to at least 23,000 additional participants over three years. The funds are dramatically increasing economic opportunities for disadvantaged workers and jobseekers through investments in regional workforce collaboratives that partner with employers to identify jobs and career pathways in high-growth industries.
For more information about the Social Innovation Fund, watch the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations produced video below.
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