Using an Investment Approach to Grantmaking

Lessons Learned from the Casey Foundation's Jobs Initiative

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

November 2, 2002


This report explores the challenges, similarities and differences among local and national investors in workforce development initiatives. As part of the Casey Foundation’s Jobs Initiative, these lessons for funders explore ideas and practices that lead to better results for low-income job seekers in several highlighted communities – from Denver to St. Louis. 

Table of Contents

Key Takeaway

Getting to Results

Successful workforce development investments have, through trial and error, found ways to tackle and transcend challenges of retention and advancement, employer engagement and entrenched politics, capacity building and ongoing funding, and monitoring and evaluation.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations