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Spring Funding Cycle Closes with Hundreds of Ideas for Social Impact

by Tiffany Ferguson, on April 28, 2020 at 8:24 AM
The Spring 2020 cycle of The Innovation Fund has closed! From all around the world and all around the U.S., we heard from 378 non-profits, social justice groups, entrepreneurs, and labor unions...
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Topics: Innovation Fund

Social Impact Funds Available For Ideas That Support Workers

by Tiffany Ferguson, on April 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Social entrepreneurs, co-ops and other organizations often struggle to secure funding. Traditional startup funds often favor ideas that can be sold for a profit, and grants may be limited to...
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Topics: Innovation Fund

A Message about the Spring 2020 Innovation Fund and COVID-19

by Adrian Haro, on March 23, 2020 at 6:08 PM
As COVID-19 turned from a news story that seemed far away to a national emergency here at home, we've been working to understand how to adjust our programming and be responsive to our partners and...
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Topics: Innovation Fund

Apply Now for the Spring 2020 Innovation Fund

by Tiffany Ferguson, on March 10, 2020 at 5:33 PM
My sister is a passionate high school teacher looking for ways to increase her skills and pay so she can help her eldest with college expenses. To her disappointment, none of the certification and...
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Your Advice is Needed to Build Worker Power!

by Tiffany Ferguson, on February 21, 2020 at 8:00 AM
We are all in this together If you’re reading this blog, you care about working people. The drive to improve workers’ lives and build worker power includes a wide range of individuals and...
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Topics: Innovation Fund

City Official Wins Social Innovation Grant That Helps Airport Workers

by The Workers Lab, on January 16, 2020 at 3:24 PM
A study last year found 40% of American adults don’t have the funds available in cash or savings to pay for an emergency. In San Francisco, many employed adults are one emergency away from...
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Topics: Innovation Fund| In The News

2019 Year in Review

by The Workers Lab, on January 7, 2020 at 6:00 AM
Take a moment to read about the inspiring programs you and other supporters of The Workers Lab made possible in 2019. Help us continue to give new ideas about increasing worker power a chance in...
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Topics: Innovation Fund| Design Sprint

Innovation Fund Winners Receive $150,000 to Build Worker Power

by The Workers Lab, on November 20, 2019 at 6:00 AM
Paying farmers to improve worker health and safety, supporting new co-op businesses and partnering with developers to create worker-enforced labor standards - these are just a few of the ways our...
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Topics: Innovation Fund

9 Innovators Making an Impact for Working People

by Betsy Edasery, on October 16, 2019 at 10:55 AM
How would you use $150,000 to build worker power? Nine Innovation Fund applicants provided outstanding answers to the question above and moved on to become our 2019 Innovation Fund Finalists. The...
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Topics: Innovation Fund

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