PORTFOLIO | Work Opportunity

Expanding Work Opportunity so people have pathways to quality jobs that allow them to thrive.

From the Blog

September 27, 2018 | NCAI Toolkit Reframes Tribal Workforce Development as a Way to Revitalize Tribal Communities and Cultures

We’d love for you to learn about a dynamic tool that helps open up career pathways and...

June 25, 2018 | Keep Updated on Workforce Issues in Minnesota Through MinnPost’s Good Jobs Beat

We just posted a new tool that’s connected to topics in our Work Opportunity portfolio....

November 16, 2016 | Grantees Advancing Workforce Opportunity Headline Q3 Grantmaking

More than $2.7 million in Foundation funding in the third quarter supported 17...

July 8, 2016 | TakeAction Minnesota Is Using a Super-Effective Tool to Help Workers Overcome Barriers to Good Jobs

In one word, that tool is: ORGANIZING. TakeAction Minnesota plays an advocacy role in...

March 1, 2016 | How the MN Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Can Include Diverse Communities on March 9

Planning for Minnesota’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) presents...

Good jobs offer decent wages and benefits, stable scheduling, safety, and opportunities to advance.

We fund work to create the right conditions to grow quality jobs in underserved communities. Our grantees go beyond workforce education and training to help pave career pathways by changing the system itself. This requires removing structural barriers that stand between qualified, hard-working people and promising careers, such as access to public transportation or the effect of prior arrest records. By ensuring the workforce system works for all people in the community, we can strengthen labor supply, as well as demand, and improve the economic vitality of communities, families and individuals.

From the Blog

September 27, 2018 | NCAI Toolkit Reframes Tribal Workforce Development as a Way to Revitalize Tribal Communities and Cultures

We’d love for you to learn about a dynamic tool that helps open up career pathways and...

June 25, 2018 | Keep Updated on Workforce Issues in Minnesota Through MinnPost’s Good Jobs Beat

We just posted a new tool that’s connected to topics in our Work Opportunity portfolio....

November 16, 2016 | Grantees Advancing Workforce Opportunity Headline Q3 Grantmaking

More than $2.7 million in Foundation funding in the third quarter supported 17...

July 8, 2016 | TakeAction Minnesota Is Using a Super-Effective Tool to Help Workers Overcome Barriers to Good Jobs

In one word, that tool is: ORGANIZING. TakeAction Minnesota plays an advocacy role in...

March 1, 2016 | How the MN Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Can Include Diverse Communities on March 9

Planning for Minnesota’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) presents...