NFG Midwest Equity Funders Meeting

Aerial view of downtown Milwaukee, WI, with Lake Michigan in the background.

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The Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Ford Foundation, Needmor Fund, and the Neighborhood Funders Group invite you to a Midwest equity project meeting in deepening our shared practice towards equity and justice in the region. Originally planned for January 2019, this meeting was rescheduled due to extreme weather conditions.

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together a core group of Midwest funders working on issues of equity, justice, and economic inclusion to learn, share, and identify ways to engage others in philanthropy committed to working toward equity.

Additionally, we will spend time developing the initial scope of work for the Midwest Equity Funders Research Project, which is geared towards developing a regional scan of funders and field leaders working on equity and racial justice work to discuss various ways of strengthening funders' learning exchanges focused on racial justice, equity, and opportunity for low-income communities and communities of color.

We encourage those that are able to join this meeting to come prepared to share their equity journey and how equity informs their grantmaking.  We also would like for funders to share their perspectives and bodies of work to help inform our landscape.

We will explore questions such as…

  • How does your institution move an “equity” agenda towards community power and change? What are the institutional challenges in moving an equity agenda, and what support do you need to be successful in your institution and in the field?

  • How do we support building Midwest funders and non-profit issue-based learning networks committed to equity, justice, and inclusion?

  • Who are the funders and field leaders moving forward equity work in the region?

Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG) is a network of national and local grantmakers throughout the U.S. Based on the leadership of a core group of Midwest funders, we are working to bring together Midwest funders to learn, connect, and mobilize resources with an intersectional and place-based focus.

Pastries, coffee, and lunch will be served.

For additional information about the event, contact Nile Malloy, Senior Program Manager, at


Note: All participants must complete this required meeting survey in advance


Meeting Location:

Greater Milwaukee Foundation 
101 W. Pleasant St, Suite 210
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Hotel Recommendations:

The Brewhouse Inn & Suites
1215 N. 10th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53205

Group rate reservation Code: GMF0422 (that is a zero in the middle of the code) - Deadline: Monday, April 15, 2019

You can also call the general hotel line (414-810-3350) and reference the group code.

Reserve room