Our Places and Grantees

We fund in places often overlooked by national philanthropy We selected the following places for our grantmaking because of: the exciting power building work led by Black and indigenous people, people of color, and low-income people the presence of power building groups focused on equitable development the relative absence of national philanthropy the potential to…

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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! Add me to NFG’s mailing lists Salesforce – Newsletter Signup "*" indicates required fields Sign up for NFG’s mailing…

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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 Mary Sobecki she/her Executive DirectorNeedmor Fund 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! Add me to NFG’s mailing…

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Midwest Organizing Infrastructure Funders

NFG’s newest program, the Midwest Organizing Infrastructure Funders, kicked off in 2021 to remedy racial inequities in the region by increasing funder coordination and investment in grassroots organizing, advocacy, and civic engagement. Historically, the Midwest has played a key role in U.S. politics. In more recent years, the Midwest has served as a bellwether for…

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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 Altaf ​​Rahamatulla he/him Program Officer, Racial JusticeWellspring Philanthropic Fund Iris Kuo she/her Principal, Workplace EquityTara Health Foundation José García he/him Senior Program OfficerFord Foundation Marjona Jones she/her Director of Programs and StrategyLIFT Fund Stay up to date! Add me to NFG’s mailing lists Salesforce…

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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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Our Members

Our members fall into two categories Steering Committee Members invest in the fund at a level proportional to their total annual grantmaking, and commit to funder organizing in service of our grantees and other similar organizations. Learning Members, whose scope of grantmaking or geography falls outside of ours, come to learn about our strategy and…

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Amplify Fund

    Launched as the first grantmaking fund at Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG), Amplify is managed by NFG staff and connected to NFG’s Democratizing Development Program. JustFund is Amplify’s grants management portal, and Amalgamated Charitable Foundation (ACF) holds Amplify’s funds and conducts grantmaking due diligence. Get in touch to find out more Melody Baker she/her…

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The Latest

Events View all 2021 Southern California’s Inland Region Learning Visit July 27, 2021 2020 Nashville Virtual Site Visit September 21, 2020 Removing Barriers to Transformational Philanthropy in Response to COVID-19 & Beyond May 22, 2020 News & Resources View all 2022 October Amplify Newsletter The Future of Amplify Amplify Members as Funder Organizers 2022 February…

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The Latest

Events View all Racial Capitalism Community of Practice February 15, 2023 2021-2022 Midterm Election Series November 30, 2022 Reclaiming Retirement For All June 9, 2022 1 2 3 … 7 Next » Load More News & Resources View all Discount Foundation Legacy Award How NFG Celebrates Worker Justice Movements: NFG’s May 2022 Newsletter How will…

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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. Members include staff of: Builders Initiative,…

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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 IRSG 2023 Multiracial Rural Equity Summit January 25, 2023 2021-2022 Midterm Election Series November 30, 2022 Campaign to Support BIPOC Farmers: A Conversation with Black Oaks Center October 13, 2022 1 2 3 4 Next » Load More News & Resources View all IRSG Rural Organizing Dialogue Series Actualizing our values: A…

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The Latest

Events View all 2021-2022 Midterm Election Series November 30, 2022 Campaign to Support BIPOC Farmers: A Conversation with Black Oaks Center October 13, 2022 Indiana: Co-Governance in Action September 15, 2022 1 2 Next » Load More News & Resources View all Midwest Fall 2022 Newsletter: Holding Change with Care 🍂 Event Recap: 9/15 Indiana Co-Governance…

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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 Baron he/him Program Officer, SustainabilityThe Heinz Endowments Michael Smith he/him Director for Community Investments and the Built EnvironmentRichmond Memorial Health Foundation Stay up…

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The Latest

Events View all DDP Community Land Stewardship Learning Series December 7, 2022 DDP Midterms Debrief: Securing Economic Justice in New York and Massachusetts November 16, 2022 The Why and How of Ceding Power to Community Organizations to Achieve Systems Change January 27, 2022 1 2 3 … 5 Next » Load More News & Resources…

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Democratizing Development

The Democratizing Development Program (DDP) funders catalyze change through collaboration with community stakeholders, addressing systems of inequity to create long-lasting benefits for low-income individuals and communities of color in neighborhoods. DDP is a space where funders further develop their strategies and analysis to take action and partner with other equity-centered funders with the following focus…

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