November 29, 2017

Michael Brown and Alison Corwin discuss why NFG membership is so critical for funders in this political climate

In this era of political uncertainty, we as funders have one simple task: accelerate the pace of systemic change for poor communities and communities of color by taking collective action and funding grassroots efforts. NFG is the political home where funders collaborate to make this happen.

As NFG members ourselves, we’ve learned how to fund just economic developmentorganized to move money for justice, and rolled-up our sleeves with other members to have a more powerful, collective impact. Here we have an organizing space that is not only deeply helpful in moving philanthropy forward, but is necessary if we are to work in real partnership with our movements and frontline communities. We invite you to join us in these efforts by becoming an NFG member.

As a bonus, NFG will hold its 2018 National Convening with the theme, Raise Up: Moving Money for Justice, in St. Louis, on June 5-7, 2018. If you’re a new member and you join by December 31 this year, all staff at your organization will get early bird conference rates... trust us, you don’t want to miss this opportunity.

We’re here to support you in accelerating community driven change in the places where you work. Contact us with any questions you have about joining NFG or email Lindsay Ryder, NFG Membership Manager, at, and one of us will walk you through it.

In community and solidarity,



Michael Brown

NFG Board Co-Chair

Seattle Foundation

Alison Corwin

NFG Board Co-Chair

Surdna Foundation


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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

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 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

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