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Join us for an in-depth discussion and interactive workshop for philanthropy to identify roles their institutions can serve in advancing community-led land stewardship models. Based on their recent report entitled  "Community Ownership: Emerging Models and Roles for Philanthropy” Inclusive Capital Collective and Roanhorse Consulting will introduce how community land stewardship models are proven strategies for building community power.  Afterwards, the report’s authors will guide participants through adopting their findings into immediate and long-term investments for philanthropic institutions. To register, follow this link (register) and to learn more about the report click this link. Locked Out No More: Philanthropy's Roles in Supporting Community Power and Land Stewardship
Wednesday June 21, 2023
11:30a.m. - 1 p.m. MT /1:30 - 3 p.m. ET
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y7xcpy4b

Our co-hosts for this briefing are The Kresge FoundationNeighborhood Funders Group Democratizing Development ProgramInclusive Capital Collective, and Roanhorse Consulting. It will be recorded and distributed digitally afterwards.

On May 3rd, DDP and the HouseUS Fund co-sponsored a briefing with Housing Justice for All (H4JA) and The Action Lab. Participants shared reflections of a visit to Vienna of tenants, unsheltered leaders, organizers, academics, and elected officials to tour the city’s social housing developments. The message was clear: our housing market has failed to create opportunities for everyone and we need a bolder north star. India Walton, a Community Organizer & Community Land Trust Practitioner in Buffalo, NY shared that permanently affordable housing is not a “partisan issue” because everyone in Vienna has acknowledged the health and economic benefits to workers and residents when housing is not an overwhelming burden. Tenant Leader with HJ4A, Dorca Reynoso, asked funders to think about why our housing system is centered on striving and grinding instead of care. Campaign Coordinator at Housing Justice for All, Cea Weaver and Senior Director of Strategy at The Action Lab, Andrew Freidman,  spoke to how their organizations are leading a cross-sectoral movement of labor, community, and the public sector to advance a new vision for permanently affordable housing.To learn more about their visit, you can review the following articles in the New York Times and in The Nation about their organizing. You can also reach out to chimene@nfg.org to connect directly with Housing Justice for All and The Action Lab.


Building Power at the Intersection of Housing, Criminal, and Climate Justice

On June 26 and 27, join Funders for Justice (FFJ) and Funders’ Collaborative for Youth Organizing (FCYO) for a joint site visit and Funder Learning Experience on Climate, Gentrification, and Policing in Atlanta, GA. This two-day funder learning experience will connect philanthropic leaders directly with on-the-ground organizers based in Atlanta and nationally who are advancing abolitionist strategies at the intersection of the impact of the climate crisis, gentrification, and policing in the South. Foundation staff, board members, grants panelists, and donors of grant-making institutions, donor networks, and funder affinity groups are welcome to attend. Featured speakers are listed below.  Follow this link to register.