July 15, 2022 10:30 am-12:00 pm
The NCG Funders for Climate Equity network is a collaboration with Smart Growth California and the League of California Community Foundations. We invite funders who are interested in or are already funding at the intersection of climate justice and resilience to join us and to share and provide input as we collectively learn and take action on critical climate justice challenges and opportunities. Discussion topics in the group will focus on intersectional issues relating to climate justice, as well as philanthropic and community-based practices and trends relevant to northern California’s 48-county region. We also welcome topical and tactical feedback from funders as we improve this group.
The impacts of climate change are being felt in communities across California. Frontline communities that often bear the brunt of climate impacts, including drought, extreme heat, polluted air, or wildfires are working to find equitable solutions that build long-lasting community resilience. Many California community foundations are supporting these efforts, working hand-in-hand with frontline organizations and communities to implement innovative and place-based climate solutions. This meeting will feature community foundation leaders throughout the Northern California region that are leading the way in supporting locally driven solutions that build climate resilience. They will discuss topics that are salient to funders seeking to explore or are already engaging in supporting frontline communities to mitigate and adapt to climate risks and impacts. In particular, speakers will discuss the following questions:
How do you gather data, measure, and track the impacts of climate change in your community?
What are the key partnerships you have forged in support of this work?
How do your climate funding priorities intersect with other funding strategies (e.g, workforce development, racial equity, housing)?
Do you prioritize funding outcomes for a specific timeframe?
How have you galvanized donors in support of your climate work?