Communications RFP

Funders & Partners

As the region's primary administrator of federal employment and training funds, sound fiscal stewardship is our highest priority. The Partnership’s funding comes primarily from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) as well as numerous philanthropic and private organizations. The Partnership supports a network of public and private workforce development agencies which serve job seekers throughout the region.

In addition to serving as a funder, The Partnership also collaborates with local businesses, economic development agencies, municipal organizations and educational institutions in pursuit of innovative programs and strategic initiatives created to meet current or future business demand.


Walmart Foundation


Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Illinois Department of Human Services

United States Department of Labor

Chicagoland Workforce Funders Alliance

Michael Reese Health Trust

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


After School Matters

Chicago Department of Family and Support Services

Chicago Housing Authority

Chicago Jobs Council

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

Chicago Public Schools

City of Chicago, Office of the Mayor

City Colleges of Chicago

Civic Consulting Alliance

The Council for Adult & Experiential Learning

Chapin Hall at University of Chicago

Housing Authority of Cook County

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Illinois Department of Employment Security

Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Women Employed

Workforce Boards of Metropolitan Chicago

The WorkPlace

World Business Chicago