California Funders’ Convening on Gentrification and Displacement
On July 20, 2015, NFG partnered with the California Endowment, Ford Foundation, Common Counsel Foundation, and Smart Growth California to convene a day-long meeting for 70 funders and practitioners working on gentrification and displacement issues in California.
Our goal was to deepen a shared understanding of the problems and solutions to the crisis of displacement affecting residents and small businesses in many cities in California due to gentrification. We also sought to lay the foundation for potential alignment on strategies addressing these issues.
We developed a brief report on this event to share highlights of the discussion of root causes and drivers of gentrification, a draft power analysis, key research materials, and next steps. We will be working in the coming months to follow through on next steps with California funders, as well as connecting with other funders around the country grappling with issues related to gentrification and displacement.
Download the report [PDF]