October 12, 2015

The 2016 Discount Legacy Award Nominations Are Open!

The nominations are now open for the first annual Discount Legacy Award. Jobs With Justice Education Fund and the Neighborhood Funders Group recently launched the Discount Legacy Award Program to honor and support an exemplary individual from the worker justice movement. The selected awardee will be granted a $20,000 stipend, providing them with the flexibility to expand on their work.

The Discount Legacy Award Program is supported by the Discount Foundation, a foundation founded on making economic opportunity an achievable reality for all, especially underpaid Americans and communities of color. Through almost four decades of grantmaking, the foundation supported community organizing groups across the country working with people living in poverty and struggling to sustain their families to improve their communities and lives. The Discount Foundation officially closed its doors in 2015. To extend the work and legacy of the Discount Foundation and further its vision for worker justice organizing, the foundation created the Discount Legacy Award Program.

To be eligible for consideration for the award, a nominee must be on staff at an organization engaged directly in organizing workers – this could be a union, a worker center or a community organization that includes worker organizing in its activities. Volunteers and non-paid staff of these organizations are also eligible to apply if their primary engagement with the organization is around advancing worker justice organizing campaigns.

The winner of the 2016 Discount Legacy Award will be honored at the Jobs With Justice Education Fund’s 12th annual Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Awards Celebration on February 12, 2016 in Washington, DC.  

To learn more about the eligibility and nomination process, please see our FAQs here. You can also access the online nomination form here. 

All nominations must be received by 11:59p.m. PST on January 10, 2015.

Please consider nominating a deserving individual and forwarding this announcement to your colleagues and networks to spread the word about this special leadership opportunity.

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December 10, 2018

Welcome to the new NFG website!

Thank you for visiting Neighborhood Funders Group's new website! We've completely redesigned and improved how it works to make it easier than ever for our members to use as an online resource.

We're currently in soft launch mode before we publicly announce the new site in 2019, so thanks for taking an initial sneak peek! Please excuse our digital dust as we finish testing all of the features of our new website. You can find a temporary archive of our old site at old.nfg.org.

What new features can you find on the site?

  • Search the entire website for news, events, and resources using the search bar at the top of every page
  • See where all of the members of our national network are based, right on our member map 
  • Discover more related content, tagged by topic and format, at the bottom of every page
  • Look up NFG member organizations in our member directory
  • Log in to view individual contacts in the member directory and register for events in the future

If your organization is an NFG member, first check to see if your account has already been created for you. Click "Forgot Password" on the log in page and try entering your work email address to activate your account and set your password.

Let us know at support@nfg.org if you come across any issues logging in, or anywhere else on the site. Stay tuned for our official launch announcement, and thanks for visiting!

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January 22, 2019

Welcome Faron McLurkin, Sr. Program Manager of the Integrated Rural Strategies Group

Faron McLurkinFaron McLurkin has joined NFG’s staff as the Senior Program Manager for the Integrated Rural Strategies Group (IRSG), which brings together funders working to build long-term support for rural organizing infrastructure that centers values of racial justice and builds sustainable power in rural communities. 

Faron was a founding member of IRSG in his former role as Program Officer at the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock (Veatch). During his time at Veatch, Faron oversaw its New York state and Environmental Justice portfolios. He has also served as the Executive Director of the Center for Third World Organizing, one of the oldest racial justice organizations in the country, and as a national organizing director for several unions.

In his new role leading IRSG, Faron will utilize his background in political education, philanthropic grantmaking, and organizing for social change to help drive the growth and advancement of the group’s programming. His focus will include developing programming for funder audiences to promote rural organizing opportunities; creating vehicles for moving resources to support rural communities; and identifying grantmaking strategies, grantees, and partners in the field to inform this group’s work.

To learn more about IRSG and how to get involved, get in touch with Faron at faron@nfg.org

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