February 14, 2023 7:00 am-10:00 am
February 14, 2023 | 7-10am PT / 10-1pm ET
Join The Funders Network, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and New Growth Innovation Network (NGIN) in a virtual roundtable to help define the role philanthropic institutions can play, individually and collectively, in advancing more inclusive economic growth. The roundtable seeks to engage local, regional, and national foundations working in the Southern U.S. states (Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, Kentucky, and West Virginia) to deepen their knowledge and understanding of inclusive, equity-centered economic development strategies and tools.
Funders will leave with approaches and tools to develop an inclusive economy that centers equity, community voice, and community-driven solutions while fostering economic growth, mobility, development, and resiliency. This session will also include an overview of an Economic Assessment Tool designed to support community leaders, including funders, in assessing how their current policies support or hinder equity and inclusion and provide a pathway for centering equity while activating and driving inclusive strategies.
What to expect:
- Peer discussions on where philanthropy has been and where it would like to see itself when making investments to shift racial outcomes and uplift equitable opportunity, especially in the South.
- Insights from engaging local leaders in the Southern U.S. on approaches and models for advancing equity and inclusion and the role philanthropy can play in boldly supporting inclusive growth.
- Examples of where targeted investments, especially philanthropic, have made great strides in lessening the racial wealth gap and how those opportunities came together.
- An overview of investment flows to support wealth creation and mobility.