U.S. Chamber Foundation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment. USCCF presents a broad range of programs that promote a greater understanding of economic and public affairs issues.

Current programs include:

Hiring Our Heroes helps veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment through nationwide hiring fairs.

Institute for Organization Management offers a four-year advanced education program for trade association, chamber of commerce, and other nonprofit professionals.

Center for Education and Workforce program promotes rigorous educational standards and effective job training systems to preserve the strength of America’s greatest economic resource ― its workforce.

Corporate Citizenship Center showcases successful, inspirational, and replicable corporate citizenship models and their positive business impact on people and communities.

Center for Women in Business promotes and empowers women business leaders to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Recent Activity

ArticleDec 06, 2017 - 3:45pm

UPS Leverages Strategic Resources and Partnerships to Support Disaster Recovery Efforts

Companies, including UPS, are tailoring their responses to each disaster to ensure they are supporting the communities in need.

ArticleDec 06, 2017 - 3:30pm

FedEx Provides Short and Long-Term Relief Efforts for Areas Impacted by Recent Disasters

Companies like FedEx are tailoring their responses to each disaster to ensure they are delivering support to communities in need.

EventDec 01, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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2017 MBA Case Competition

The Chamber Foundation’s 2017 MBA Case Competition, held in partnership with FedEx Freight, challenged business students to examine the public perception of business and recommend ways to reinforce the message that business plays a crucial role in our society.

Above the FoldNov 27, 2017 - 1:30pm
Metlife and U.S. Chamber Q4 Small Business Index

Small Business Sentiment is Warming, Drawing Confidence from Their Own Backyard

Nearly half of small business owners feel “good” about their local economy, but only 38% feel the same way about the national economy.

Press ReleaseOct 16, 2017 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber Foundation Releases First-of-its-Kind Workforce Development Curriculum

Lays Out Employer-Led Approach to Closing the Skills Gap 

EventOct 16, 2017 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
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America Working Forward

America Working Forward will bring together employers, education and training providers, and policymakers from across the country to discuss innovative approaches to improve recruiting, training, and retaining workers and propel the economy.

ReportOct 12, 2017 - 8:30am
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Innovation That Matters 2017

This 2017 Innovation That Matters study examines the health of the startup communities in 25 American cities and assesses their readiness to capitalize on the shift to an increasingly digital economy, with a unique focus on what we refer to as “next-wave startups.”

Press ReleaseOct 12, 2017 - 7:45am

Newest Innovation That Matters Report Ranks 25 U.S. Cities Positioned to Succeed in “Next-Wave” Digital Economy

Dramatic Growth of Next-Wave Startups is Altering Geography of U.S. Entrepreneurship

Above the FoldAug 25, 2017 - 10:00am
Tom Donohue and Mike Pence

Chamber Snapshots: The Second Quarter of 2017 in Photos

Tax reform, health care, regulatory reform, and international trade have all been priorities for the Chamber in the second quarter of this year. From events to testimonies and everything in between, it's been a busy season at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Scroll along to see photo highlights from the second quarter. 

Above the FoldMar 28, 2017 - 11:30am
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation chart: The negative impacts of federal regulations and selected major state labor regulations on small busiensses per year.

How Regulations at Every Level Hold Back Small Business

Since 1980, the U.S. population has grown by 40% while the number of companies started annually declined 11%.