Collaborative Partnerships
Innovative Programs
Catalytic Opportunities


SkillUp’s bold and innovative programs and initiatives would not be possible without a dedicated group of investors and partners. These generous organizations provide resources, program support, guidance and feedback to help SkillUp Washington fulfill its mission.

For the last seven years, SkillUp Washington has worked hand-in-hand with donors to develop and pilot workforce training programs for adults in Washington’s highest demand fields: manufacturing, transportation, construction, business, healthcare, and technology.

Our current funders include:

Funder’s Group

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
City of Seattle Office of Economic Development
JP Morgan Chase
Microsoft Corporation
The Seattle Foundation
The United Way of King County
Women’s Funding Alliance
Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County

Additional Funders

Alaska Airlines
Burst for Prosperity
Capital One
Ford Foundation
Giles and Elise G Mead Foundation
Jobs for the Future
King County Department of Community and Health Services
Living Cities
Medina Foundation
National Fund for Workforce Solutions
Northwest Area Foundation
Paul G Allen Family Foundation
Seattle City Light
STEP (Strategies To Eliminate Poverty)

Fund SkillUp Washington!

SkillUp Washington is always open to new funders to help provide new workforce opportunities for employers and low-income adults. Please contact us at and we would be happy to talk with you about funding opportunities.