Funders for Justice Meeting in New York City

On Friday, June 12, 2015, more than 70 funders gathered together at The Atlantic Philanthropies to coordinate and mobilize resources in support of organizing in response to ongoing events of police brutality and state sanctioned violence faced by communities of color across the country.

The Neighborhood Funders Group, ABFE: Partnership with Black Communities, the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock, and the Ford Foundation co-hosted the gathering under the Funders for Justice umbrella.

The goal of this meeting was to identify concrete action steps towards mobilizing and coordinating funding and other donor organizing resources for police accountability and racial justice in the next year (2015-2016). Participants collectively committed to mobilize millions of dollars in grantmaking and donor organizing from their institutions.


Funders for Justice is an initiative of the Neighborhood Funders Group, and is a collaboration of private and public foundations, funder collaboratives, affinity groups, and donor networks. If you are a grantmaker, affinity group staff member, or donor network staff member, we hope you’ll join us for an all-day meeting in New York City: 

Breakfast will be served.

We will also come together for an informal group dinner on June 11th.

At the meeting, we will dive in to the landscape of police accountability and racial justice organizing, the scope of philanthropic support, and strategic opportunities to partner. 

This meeting is jointly sponsored by Neighborhood Funders Group and ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities.

Location: Atlantic Philanthropies, at 75 Varick Street, 17th floor, New York, NY 10013-1950.

Meeting time: Please plan for a full-day meeting, 9:30am-4pm, including breakfast and a start time that is reasonable for our traveling participants. A full agenda will come later this month.

Hotel: If you will need a hotel room for the evening of June 11th, please let us as soon as possible, by indicating this in the questions section of your registration form. We have reserved a small block of rooms at the St. Giles Court Hotel, at 130 E 39th St, New York, NY 10016. The nightly rate is $279 plus tax. You can pay for the room on your credit card when you arrive at the hotel, although we will also ask you to make payment arrangements in advance to simplify the process. Please let us know if you have any questions or difficulty.

(This hotel is some distance from our meeting place, but there is a direct train ride to the meeting location. Please plan adequate travel time, as the meeting location is a bit of a trek from the train.)

Meals: We will provide breakfast and lunch on June 12th. If you will be joining us for dinner on June 11th, please be prepared to cover your own expenses.

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Registration is now closed, as we have reached capacity for our meeting space. If you would like to attend but have not yet registered, please write to us at