Understanding Militarism and US Funding of the Genocide in Palestine

As we continue to witness the US funded and facilitated genocide in Palestine, we are filled with horror, and also steadfast in our commitment and action toward a free Palestine and the self-determination of all oppressed people. NFG recognizes that the occupation of Palestine is not new and has been ongoing for decades. As philanthropy…

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May CLS Session

More details coming soon – register now to save the date!     About Our Connection, Learning, and Strategy Sessions (CLS Sessions) As a core component of Midwest Organizing Infrastructure Funder programming, CLS Sessions are bi-monthly 90-minute virtual meetings for funders to strategize, learn, and build community in ways that strengthen their ability to move…

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Funding BIPOC-led Organizations in Transition: April NFG Member Call

As the number of movement and nonprofit organizations that are in a period of leadership transition grows, one common practice of funders – “wait and see” – is failing organizations just when they need extra support. Given that many previously white-led organizations are hiring their first BIPOC leaders, this strategy can have an even more…

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The Evolution of Housing and Land Justice 2018-2023

In 2018 and 2019, Amplify Fund worked with local community leaders to create our eight place-based grantmaking strategies. We understood that each place was unique, and our grantmaking approach had to be developed in the local context. As a result of that process, several places identified ‘housing justice’ as a priority including California, Missouri, Nevada,…

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FJE Network Strategy Session 2024

Funders for a Just Economy: Network Strategy Session “Interlocking Issues of Precarious Work” March 26-28, 9:30-12:30pm PT/ 12:30-3:30pm ET   NFG’s Funders for a Just Economy Program invites you to join us for our annual Network Strategy Session!  The Network Strategy Session brings together members and allies in a virtual community building, co-learning and strategy…

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Values Aligned Investment Praxis

Rooted: NFG Political Education Series Session 4 – Values Aligned Investment Praxis   NFG’s Values Aligned Investment Praxis Group provides a dedicated space for foundation CEOs and Presidents to learn and experiment with a group of trusted peers who aim to shift their endowment investments into greater alignment with their institutional missions. An outgrowth of…

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Philanthropy’s Role in Reparations: February NFG Member Call

Recent years have witnessed racial uprisings that mobilized the largest swath of the American population calling for an end to anti-Black violence and the systemic racism pervasive in all aspects of our lives. National discourse about the harms and costs of racial inequity, organizing by increasingly powerful social movements, growing numbers of young progressives committed…

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Summit Day 2: Agenda & Registration

Day 2 Agenda   Register by clicking the button to the right. Please note that you must register separately for each day of the Summit (you are welcome to join for either or both days). The IRSG Summit is intended for a funder audience. If you have additional questions, please contact Stephan@nfg.org  

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Youth in the Lead: Shifting Power and Moving Resources to Youth Organizers

Throughout history, young people have played crucial roles in catalyzing, organizing, and connecting movements. Despite this, many of us in philanthropy consistently hear the adultist, classist, and racist myth that youth organizing is a less serious form of organizing.    Today, as movements demand for the abolition of the prison and military industrial complex, reproductive…

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Philanthropy’s Role in Supporting Community Voice in Federal Infrastructure

Hosted by Communities First Fund, Health and Environmental Funders Network, The Funders Network, and Integrated Rural Strategies Group at Neighborhood Funders Group. Register Join us for a virtual funder briefing on Tuesday, October 10th to learn more about a collaborative project to bring community based organizations, funders, and federal agencies together to coordinate the equitable…

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From the Ground Up: Why Community Power Matters in Funding Climate Justice

Please join us on September 14 from 9:30am PT | 11:30am CT | 12:30pm ET for From the Ground Up: Why Community Power Matters in Funding Climate Justice. Register Here! The undeniable intersection of colonialism, racial capitalism, and climate injustice cannot be overlooked – from the devastating wildfires on Maui to the perpetuation of natural resource extraction…

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2023 Rural Investment Strategy Webinar Series

Join IRSG and Invest Appalachia in a two-part webinar series as we explore innovative impact investing opportunities for philanthropy. Part 1 of the series (Tuesday, June 6th) will explore the who, what, how, and why of funders deepening their work around impact investing in rural communities to build community wealth and power. Part 2 (Thursday…

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Rooted: NFG Political Education Series

  Rooted: NFG Political Education Series   Session 3 – Do Better: Grantmaking Practices Toward Community Accountability September 21, 2023 | 10am PT/11am MT/12pm CT/1pm ET   In our programming, we often hear movement leaders repeat the same refrain: “Fund us like you want us to win, cut the check and get out of the…

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Part 1

Session 1: Rural Impact Investing – Part 1: The Who, What, How and Why Foundations are Advancing Rural Justice with Impact Investing Foundations are increasingly considering impact investing as a philanthropic strategy to complement their grantmaking and more fully align their philanthropic assets with their mission-based work. Indeed, supporting foundations to “liberate philanthropic assets” is…

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DDP Community Land Stewardship Learning Series

The housing crisis continues to stretch into every corner of our communities. In the face of this, grassroots organizations are building broad coalitions of people that can advance shared ownership models, secure the resources necessary to promote affordable and safe housing for all, and pilot narratives that housing is a human right. Land trusts, unions,…

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IRSG 2023 Multiracial Rural Equity Summit

Welcome to IRSG’s 2023 Rural Equity Summit! NFG’s Integrated Rural Strategies Group (IRSG) is excited to invite you to join us for our third annual flagship event – the 2023 IRSG Multiracial Rural Equity Summit! Whether you have a deep history of funding in rural or are trying to understand how your program or foundation can be investing in communities…

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DDP Midterms Debrief: Securing Economic Justice in New York and Massachusetts

Organizers in orange shirts holding a banner with the text 'Stop the Violence'

The future of safe, healthy, and clean communities are on the ballot across the country. As more state legislatures exercise increasing austere power over policing, voting, housing, healthy neighborhoods, and new green jobs, grassroots organizations are experimenting with narratives and base building strategies that are responding to the multiple opportunities this election cycle represents and…

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