Building a Funding Response to Scenarios after the Election

News media, movements and policy experts are urgently signaling looming threats to democracy in the upcoming elections. But what do real strategies and responses look like for those at the front lines, and where do funders invested in economic justice play a substantive role?  NFG’s Funders for a Just Economy is offering a dynamic session…

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Funding the Ecosystem: Organizing to Build Housing and Community Ownership Opportunities

In the same community where George Floyd was brutally murdered by police, Minneapolis tenants tirelessly organize with United Renters for Justice for racial justice, tenant protections, eviction moratoriums, and canceling rent.  For years, tenants of five buildings were threatened to be evicted by a negligent landlord despite the lack of upkeep on the buildings, which included rodents, heating, and…

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Safe and Just Return to Work

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated communities across the country while revealing health and economic disparities that have existed for decades. Workers of color and immigrants are dying from COVID-19 in large numbers, as they are disproportionately represented in many of what are now recognized as “essential jobs:” caring for our families and providing us with…

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Homecoming: Housing Justice is Racial and Economic Justice

As part of Neighborhood Funders Group’s 40th anniversary virtual convening series, the Democratizing Development Program (DDP) is hosting “HomeComing”: Housing Justice is Racial and Economic Justice, a 3-hour session for grantmakers working in partnership with groups pushing for short-term shifts and bolder strategies to address the intersections of community health, housing, community ownership, and racial justice.…

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Convening in Crisis: Health, House, Race, Equity and Power

As millions of people peacefully protest for justice for George Floyd and the hundreds of lives lost by the police, millions are struggling to survive the coronavirus, unemployment and the ability to pay rent. Even before the pandemic, three in five renters could not come up with $400 in an emergency. How are they supposed…

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Beyond Recovery: A People’s Plan

Neighborhood Funders Group’s Democratizing Development Program invites all funders to join this important conversation linked to health, housing, race, and community power during the growing coronavirus pandemic. Please join Right To The City / Homes For All for this online discussion with the network’s member organizations on the impacts of and responses to the COVID-19…

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Funding a Radically Just Response to COVID-19

Join Neighborhood Funders Group, Solidaire Network, and other collaborators for a discussion on how to fund a radically just response to COVID-19. How can funders rewrite the rules for philanthropy to ensure long-term solutions on the other side of the crisis? Listen to movement partners from frontline communities share their perspectives and experiences on how their…

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The Roots of Injustice in Our Agricultural System

  Over the past several years, Funders for a Just Economy (FJE) has been considering racial capitalism’s impact on working people in the United States through learning engagements that explore the intersections between race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender and workers’ rights. As part of this continued exploration, FJE is excited to host a conversation with…

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