Co-Leadership Committee

A New Way To Govern In a participatory design process we titled “The Future of Amplify Fund,” our grantees created Amplify Fund’s new governance model which is predominantly made up of grantees (75%) and a few funders (25%). The Co-Leadership Committee’s purpose is to hold Amplify Fund accountable to its vision, values, and goals. This…

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Our Places and Grantees

Places Often Overlooked By National Philanthropy We selected the following places for our grantmaking because of: 1) the exciting power building work led by Black and indigenous people, people of color, and low-income people, 2) the presence of power building groups focused on our issue areas, 3) the relative absence of national philanthropy, and 4)…

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Our Leaders

Program Leaders Cindy Santos Senior Associate of Strategic PartnershipsAspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions Maura Bairley she/they Consultant & Facilitator Michelle Gislason she/her Consultant & Facilitator Viveka Chen she/they Consultant & Facilitator Stay up to date with us! Add me to NFG’s mailing lists Salesforce – Newsletter Signup "*" indicates required fields Sign up for…

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Cohorts

“You all fueled my fire. This cohort centered me to be a leader, take risks and not to follow. I am grateful for it, and to you all. Deeply grateful.” Philanthropy Forward is a growing community of changemakers. Participation in Philanthropy Forward has provided Fellows with: Less feelings of isolated in their role Strengthening of…

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Our Leaders

Coordinating Committee Jawanza Malone he/him Executive DirectorWieboldt Foundation Jay Travis she/her Executive DirectorNeedmor Fund Kevin Ryan he/him Senior Program OfficerFord Foundation Ryan Canney he/him Senior Program Officer, Economic JusticeWellspring Philanthropic Fund Ryan Strode he/him Program Officer for Climate EquityBuilders Initiative Stay up to date with us! Add me to NFG’s mailing lists Salesforce – Newsletter…

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Midwest Organizing Infrastructure Funders

NFG’s newest program, the Midwest Organizing Infrastructure Funders is an organizing home for funders to support the Midwest organizing ecosystem in ways that build the sustainability and connectivity needed for social movements to win.   Why the Midwest? The ways long-term community power is built in the Midwest has deep implications for how the US…

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Philanthropy Forward

Philanthropy Forward brings together CEOs of foundations who are already supporting racial and gender justice and community power building to make deeper change at the individual, organizational, and philanthropic field levels. This collaborative program is designed and delivered by Neighborhood Funders Group and The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions in collaboration with design consultants…

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Our Leaders

Coordinating Committee Adrian Haro he/him Chief Executive Officer The Workers Lab Breechaye Milburn she/her Program Officer, Racial JusticeWellspring Philanthropic Fund Lanita Morris she/her Senior Capacity Building Co-DirectorGroundswell Fund Marcela Montes she/her Program OfficerW.K. Kellogg Foundation Maritza Silva-Farrell she/her Program Officer, Future of WorkersFord Foundation Marjona Jones she/her Director of Programs and StrategyLIFT Fund Stay up…

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Funders for a Just Economy

FJE organizes funders to support economic and worker justice campaigns that improve worker health and safety, job quality, and ensure workers and their communities can build power. The program explores the impact of racial capitalism as a barrier to shifting power, such as concentrated power in corporations and dominant white supremacist, hetero-patriarchal ideologies. Through a…

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Funder Learning and Organizing

Funders As Organizers In 2023, we shifted from a Steering Committee model to a funder space where we can collectively learn about our places, our grantees, the grantees’ issue areas, and good grantmaking practices. That learning is, then, directly tied to action. For example, when we learn about our grantees, it is with the purpose…

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Amplify Fund

Our Commitment As the visual above states, Amplify Fund envisions a reality where historically marginalized people maintain and build decision-making power toward generational wealth, land justice, holistic well-being, and human dignity. We operate with the belief that the path towards this vision is two-fold: GOAL 1: Amplify Fund must nurture and strengthen the conditions necessary…

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News and Resources

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The Latest

Events View all FJE Network Strategy Session 2024 Mar 26, 2024 Racial Capitalism Community of Practice Mar 13, 2024 Delivering for Workers and Communities: Philanthropy’s Efforts to Ensure Equitable Implementation of Federal Investments Dec 7, 2023 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Load More News & Resources View all FJE Network Strategy…

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Our Leaders

Coordinating Committee IRSG’s Coordinating Committee of funders supports strategy-setting, governance, and recruitment and organizing amongst their peers in philanthropy. They represent trusted and aligned voices of philanthropic leaders committed to resourcing rural organizing work. The Coordinating Committee brings forth a diversity of strategies/issue areas of focus to guide IRSG. Hester Dillon she/her Director, Indigenous Communties…

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Integrated Rural Strategies Group

The demographics of rural America are changing. Nine out of ten rural areas are more ethnically diverse than they were 20 years ago. In response to a growing interest amongst funders around supporting work in rural regions, Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG) began the Integrated Rural Strategies Group. This project addresses two key realities:   First,…

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The Latest

Events View all New York Rural Organizing Portfolio Launch Webinar Jun 27, 2024 IRSG 2024 Rural Equity Summit Feb 21, 2024 Building Rural Worker Power Funder Briefing Nov 30, 2023 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Load More News & Resources View all IRSG’s 2024 Rural Equity Summit Resource Page IRSG Rural Organizing Dialogue…

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The Latest

Events View all Values Aligned Investment Praxis Feb 13, 2024 Movement Portfolio Theory (MvPT) Mar 4, 2021 News & Resources View all Values Aligned Investment Praxis Group How NFG Celebrates Worker Justice Movements: NFG’s May 2022 Newsletter Introducing Philanthropy Foward: Cohort 3 How Philanthropy Can Move from Crisis to Transformation Philanthropy Isn’t Doing Enough to…

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Events View all May CLS Session May 15, 2024 Midwest Funder Connection, Learning, + Strategy Sessions Apr 23, 2024 Youth in the Lead: Shifting Power and Moving Resources to Youth Organizers Nov 15, 2023 1 2 3 4 Load More News & Resources View all Midwest 2022 Year-End Newsletter: Rest, Adaptation, + Fireside in January!…

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Our Leaders

Coordinating Committee Alex Desautels she/her Program ManagerThe California Endowment Isabel Barrios she/her Senior Program OfficerGreater New Orleans Foundation Kevin Ryan he/him Senior Program OfficerFord Foundation Maria Mulkeen she/her Program OfficerHyams Foundation Matt Barron he/him Program Officer, SustainabilityThe Heinz Endowments Syma Mirza she/her Program Consultant, Amplify FundCo-Director, HouseUS Stay up to date with us! Add me…

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Events View all The Evolution of Housing and Land Justice 2018-2023 Apr 24, 2024 DDP Briefing: How Collaborative Governance is Transforming Our Housing System Feb 21, 2024 This is For Everybody: Transforming the Housing System in Minneapolis through Cooperatives Apr 25, 2023 1 2 3 4 5 6 Load More News & Resources View all…

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