Corporation for a Skilled Workforce is a national nonprofit organization that partners with government, business, education, and community leaders to connect workers with education and good jobs, increase the competitiveness of companies, and build sustainable communities. For more than 25 years, we have been an effective catalyst for change. We identify opportunities for innovation in work and learning and provoke transformative change in policy and practice.

We have worked with dozens of workforce investment boards, state and local workforce agencies, community-based organizations, foundations, federal agencies, and colleges to create lasting impact through their collaborative activities. The following is a small sample of our recent funders and partners:

Workforce Development & Community-Based Organizations:

  • ACT, Inc.
  • The Aspen Institute
  • Southwest Housing Solutions
  • SER Metro-Detroit Jobs for Progress
  • Public Policy Associates, Inc.
  • Pennsylvania Partners
  • NYATEP-Workforce Development Network
  • Northern Initiatives
  • New Growth Group, LLC
  • National Caucus and Center of Black Aged
  • Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
  • Heartland Workforce Solutions
  • Thomas P. Miller and Associates
  • Greenville Works
  • Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation
  • Career Alliance, Inc.


  • National Governor’s Association
  • PCIA
  • Midwestern Governor’s Association
  • Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Local & National Foundations:

  • United Way for Southeastern Michigan
  • The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • The Joyce Foundation
  • Surdna Foundation
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Prima Civitas Foundation
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • Detroit Regional Workforce Fund for Innovative Solutions

Local, State, and Federal Government Agencies:

  • US Census Bureau
  • US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
  • Oklahoma Department of Commerce
  • Kansas City Mid-America Regional Council
  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • The Office of Economic & Workforce Development, City and County of San Francisco
  • Arizona Commerce Authority
  • Westmoreland/Fayette Workforce Investment Board
  • The Southwest Missouri Workforce Investment Board
  • West Virginia Region VII Workforce Investment Board
  • California Workforce Investment Board
  • Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation

Educational Institutions & Associations:

  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College
  • Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Sullivan University
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Oakland Community College
  • New River Community and Technical College
  • Missouri Community College Association
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan State University-Department of Human Development
  • Macomb Community College
  • Henry Ford Community College
  • Idaho State University
  • Kentucky Community & Technical College System
  • Ferris State University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Complete College America
  • Cornell University
  • Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges
  • Barton Community College
  • Bismarck State College
  • American Association of Community Colleges