Our sponsors include foundations, NGO’s and organizations who support IFTF’s mission to create “positive platforms”—that can provide more dignified and sustainable livelihoods for workers.

Knight Foundation


Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy.

ACT Foundation

logo4ACT Foundation is working to develop strategic approaches to support working learners in their journeys toward successful careers and lives. Their mission is to help people achieve education and workplace success. ACTF support low-income working learners age 14-29 in their journeys by exploring, expanding, and providing broader opportunities for combining working and learning for life satisfaction.

San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development


The Office of Economic and Workforce Development’s (OEWD) mission is simple – we support the ongoing economic vitality of San Francisco. Under the direction of Mayor Edwin M. Lee, OEWD provides city-wide leadership for workforce development, business attraction and retention, neighborhood commercial revitalization, international business and development planning.

Ford Foundation


The Ford Foundation believes in the inherent dignity of all people. But around the world, too many people are excluded from the political, economic, and social institutions that shape their lives. Across eight decades, our mission has sought to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.

Bay Area Video Coalition

bavc_sliderimageBAVC is a community hub and resource for media makers in the Bay Area and across the country, serving over 7,500 freelancers, filmmakers, job-seekers, activists, and artists every year, providing access to media making technology, storytelling workshops, a diverse and engaged community of makers and producers, services and resources for those whose stories aren’t being told.

The Workers Lab


The Workers Lab is responding to the deep crisis facing American workers, The Workers Lab will support organizing strategies, business models, and platforms that will lift wages and transform the lives of US workers.

Service Employees International Union


SEIU, the Service Employees International Union, is an organization of 2-million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide and dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society.

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