Grantmaking and Partnerships

Led by a cross-sector Leadership Board that is ideologically diverse and representative of often-siloed groups, WorkRise invests in research on policies, programs, and practices that have the potential to accelerate economic security and mobility for low-wage workers. We fund analyses and the creation of data that shed light on labor market barriers, trends, and opportunities. And we engage in strategic partnerships that help advance evidence-based solutions in support of our mission. Learn more about our most recent request for proposals and how you can collaborate with WorkRise.

Working Knowledge

The Latest

Demographic disparities September 30, 2020

A Q&A with Amanda Cage

“We need to operate from the premise that is it not okay to have bad jobs,” says the president and CEO of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions.

Elisabeth Jacobs

Economic context September 16, 2020

Introducing WorkRise: Building a More Equitable and Resilient Labor Market

WorkRise is designed to identify, test, and share bold new ideas for transforming the labor market for low-wage workers and accelerate their economic mobility, writes Urban Institute President Sarah Rosen Wartell.

Sarah Rosen Wartell

Economic context September 16, 2020

A Q&A with Oren Cass

The author of The Once and Future Worker shares his views on what the current economic crisis means for workers.

Elisabeth Jacobs

Launching Workrise

Launching Workrise

Uncovering Bold Ideas for Transforming the Labor Market for Low-Wage Workers 

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