Everyone should be able to engage meaningfully in a rapidly changing, innovation-driven economy, but there’s a disconnect between education and application, and access to skillsets that will be relevant in the future economy is not widely available.
We support research on the changing nature of work, programs that equip people with future-relevant skills and access to career pathways, and initiatives that are driving systems change and broadening opportunity.
Grantmaking in each of our interest areas is guided by a central framing question. Our aim is for our portfolio of grantees to drive answers to these guiding questions in the aggregate.
How do we create access to opportunity, foster persistence, and enable pathways to upward mobility within an ever-changing economy?
Understand the future of work and its implications for the present
We support academic research, field-building initiatives, and experimental programs that are tasked with understanding and defining new and emerging types of work.
Facilitate connections between education and application
We support programs and initiatives that are designed to make the transition from education to workforce as seamless as possible.
Broaden access to the innovation economy
Preparing everyone to adapt to ongoing change will require creating access to emerging skills and roles for all members of the workforce.