Resilient Places Require Intentional Strategies

In September, the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions and Neighborhood Funders Group convened 100 local, regional, and national funders for Towards a More Resilient Place: Promising Practices in Place-Based Philanthropy. Here, Angela Brown of The Hyams Foundation reflects on the variety of grantmaking approaches in the field and the importance of working with communities on long-term strategies.

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Changing Foundation Culture to Support Place-Based Change

In September 2016, the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions and Neighborhood Funders Group convened 100 local, regional, and national funders for Towards a More Resilient Place: Promising Practices in Place-Based Philanthropy. Here, Raquel Gutierrez of Vitalyst Health Foundation reflects on where the culture in foundations needs to evolve to match developments in the field. 

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For the Surdna Foundation, Communities Should Define Their Futures

Will Cordery, Program Officer of Surdna Foundation’s Strong Local Economies program, writes about racial justice and inclusive economic development.

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#NFG2016 Conference Recap from Native Americans in Philanthropy

Jennifer Fairbanks, Communication Specialist at Native Americans in Philanthropy, provides her perspective on NFG’s 2016 National Convening.

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Shifting Gears for Racial Justice

A funder’s tale in re-envisioning grantmaking strategy and developing innovative programming to meet the needs of the current moment. 

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A Pivotal Moment for Racial Justice

Eric Ward, Program Officer of Ford Foundation's Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice program, reflects on emerging opportunities for the racial organizing movement. 

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Tour Reflections from a Native New Yorker

Stacey Millett, Senior Program Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation and a Native New Yorker, writes about putting people first when considering investment decisions.

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From Boston to New York: Is a More Just City Possible?

Kevin Ryan, Program Director at New York Foundation, discusses his biggest takeaways from NFG's latest learning tour.

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