Mission & Purpose
The Labor Innovations for the 21st Century (LIFT) Fund is a first-of-its-kind collaborative that supports new forms of worker organizing to achieve economic equity, thriving families and stronger communities. We believe that united workers who are treated fairly and justly lead to a better economy and a better nation, and we bring together philanthropy and organized labor to fund grants that advance this vision.
The LIFT Fund recognizes that the success of workers is the first domino that can lead to the systemic societal impact that many of us are committed to. Food security, housing stability and child well-being are all directly tied to worker wages and working conditions. When workers can organize for fair and just conditions, pay and benefits, their circumstances elevate their families and communities.