July 8, 2020 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Across the country, we are witnessing a trend of community residents and institutions organizing together to create community-led alternatives for local development. This alternative vision is not driven by profit, speculation and the corporate capture of land and community assets. It is centered on community-defined priorities and needs. This approach to local development centers the leadership and vision of people in low-wealth communities and communities of color, and builds their collective power to have the agency to determine the future of their communities and define where and how they want to live.
This kind of work is happening in many places across the country, including in places less frequently funded by national funders, such as California’s Central Valley, Eastern North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Nashville and St. Louis. This workshop will showcase how two collaborative funds, the national Amplify Fund and the state-based Fund for an Inclusive California are bridging the divide between local movement-building organizations and philanthropy. Participants will explore how community and philanthropic partners are working together to co-create long-term strategies that are grounded in racial justice values and will yield equitable outcomes advancing self-determination among racially marginalized communities.
- Beatrice Camacho, Tenant Organizer, North Bay Organizing Project
- Denise Lopez, Integrated Voter Engagement Coordinator, Faith in Action Network
- Jazmin Segura, Program Officer, Fund for an Inclusive California Common Counsel Foundation
- Amy Morris, Director, Amplify Fund Neighborhood Funders Group (Co-Moderator)
About ‘Bridge the Divide’ webinars:
This webinar is part of an ongoing learning series built around the theme “Bridge the Divide,” which lifts up philanthropy’s unique potential to bridge differences, foster connections and build partnerships — and address urgent issues such as climate change, economic disparity and racial injustice.