Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 09:00 PM

    2018 Post-Election Briefing: Philanthropy at the Crossroads


    Join NFG's Funders for a Just Economy on November 27, 2018 in Washington, DC, for the 2018 Post-Election Briefing: Philanthropy at the Crossroads. Note: This meeting is free of charge and open to foundation representatives and philanthropic advisors only. 

    This November, the whole House of Representatives, a third of the Senate, 36 governorships, and many state legislature seats are up for election. The results of this year’s midterm elections will have an enormous impact in shaping the political landscape for years to come.  Assessing the new policy and funding environment will be critical as we build compelling and successful agendas for advancing our work to support struggling families, workers and communities. 

    Join us for interactive sessions on:

    • The 2018 American electorate (who voted and why);

    • How the election outcomes will impact opportunities and challenges facing families, workers and communities across the nation; and

    • What the results mean for our work and emerging opportunities for alignment and collective action.

    Don't miss Good Jobs, Supports for Work and the Changing Economy: a session with Funders for a Just Economy and GIST. This discussion will cover the impact of the elections on economic security and workers rights and what will be in play at the state and federal level. Participants will explore what messages resonated with voters and what this tells us about moving public and political will, with an eye toward longer-term strategy. Participants will also have the opportunity to share and seek advice for advancing their work.


    Click here to view the preliminary agenda and registration information.


    This briefing is hosted by NFG's Funders for a Just Economy, Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Asset Funders Network, Funders' Committee for Civic Participation, and Early Childhood Funders Collaborative.

  • Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 02:00 PM

    Rural Rising: Supporting Equity, Sustainability, and Resilience in Rural and Small-Town America

    Whether your organization has many investments in rural communities or you are still puzzling out what the term “rural” really means, we invite you to join this dynamic three-part webinar series and explore opportunities to learn from, lift up, and support innovative and equity-promoting work in rural and small-town communities across the country. 

    The first webinar in the series shared high-level takeaways and recommendations from two recents scans on organizing and civic engagement in rural communities,  as well as reflections from leaders of dynamic frontline organizations.

    If you are a foundation staff or board member currently funding in rural communities across the country or interested in funding in rural communities and small-towns, we encourage you to join us in the next installments of the series hosted by Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG), The Heartland Fund, and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF), and co-sponsored by Philanthropy Southwest.


    2) Mid-Term Election Reflections: Implications for Rural & Small-Town Communities

    November 15 (11:00-12:15 PT / 12:00-1:15 MT / 1:00-2:15 CT / 2:00-3:15 ET)

    This webinar will brief funders on some of the emerging implications of the recent mid-term elections for rural and small-town communities and the issues we collectively care about.

    Register for the second webinar here


    3) Diving Deeper: Opportunities for Philanthropy and Rural & Small-Town America

    Thursday, December 13 (11:00-12:15 PT / 12:00-1:15 MT / 1:00-2:15 CT / 2:00-3:15 ET)

    This webinar will dive deeper into the conversations primed by the first two dialogues, answering questions from funder peers and exploring philanthropic strategies in this space.

    Register for the third webinar here


    Please direct any questions to Adriana Rocha, Vice President of Programs at Neighborhood Funders Group, or Susie DiMauro, Program Manager at the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders.


    About the Integrated Rural Strategies Group: Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG) established the Integrated Rural Strategies Group to assist the philanthropic field to understand where the opportunities exist and released "Voices from the Field: Rural Organizers on What They Need From Funders." The scan lifts up voices of organizers on the ground and identifies priorities for the organizing work already taking place. It also further defines the Integrated Rural Strategies Group's role and intended impact on the landscape of rural organizing. Learn more at www.nfg.org/ruralstrategies.

    About "All the People, All the Places:" In response to increasing concern among funders and advocates about the widening divide between rural and urban America, Wallace Global Fund released "All the People, All the Places: A Landscape of Opportunity for Rural and Small Town Civic Engagement". The report observes that this divide has indeed strained our nation’s social fabric and damaged public interest policy-making across issues and communities. Importantly, the scan also provides insightful perspective on promising opportunities that advocates and organizers working in rural and small town communities offer to funders investing in positive change. 

    About The Heartland Fund: The Heartland Fund is a new pooled donor fund, initiated by the Wallace Global Fund and The Franciscan Sisters of Mary, that supports diverse local leaders and organizations to promote social, environmental, and economic common cause across racial and urban/rural divides in the Midwest.