The Funders Network Event
February 19, 2021 10:30 am-12:00 pm
This funder convening takes place within the first 100 days of the next presidential administration and will explore its impact on the urban environment in Southern California. With cabinet level positions mostly in place, we’ll explore potential impacts healthy, equitable and sustainable urban regions. Specifically, we’ll explore prospective funding, policies and regulations that will spur investments in sustainable transportation, equitable urban infill housing, parks and open space and green infrastructure investments, all of which could generate multiple benefits both for the environment and people.
We’ll learn from national and statewide leaders working in the space of sustainable and equitable urban development with an eye towards climate and racial justice, and explore how Southern California could play a leadership role in implementing green solutions. You’ll learn about strategies to protect the environment, especially in communities that are disproportionally affected by environmental injustices. You’ll also have an opportunity to connect and engage in conversation with other concerned funders, exploring how philanthropy can help make a difference. This convening is part of a series of quarterly conversations hosted by the Southern California Grantmakers Environmental Funders Group.
The convening will continue lifting up themes from previous SCG Environmental Funder Peer Group convenings, including our 2020 election debrief, building an anti-racist environmental movement, accelerating a just transition framework, cultivating Environmental Leadership and Power Building, Leadership and Civic Engagement.
Enhance funder knowledge about the impact of federal leadership on the environment in Southern California. Build stronger relationships between funders operating in related, but different issue areas. Seed ideas for potential funder collaboration and advocacy.
Note: If you’re not a member of Southern California Grantmakers, just email Jacqueline Carillo and she’ll add you to the RSVP list.
- Cecilia V. Estolano, CEO and Founder, Estolano Advisors
- Calvin Gladney, President and CEO, Smart Growth America
- Alfredo Gonzalez, Director, Southern California, Resources Legacy Fund
- Kate Gordon, Director, State of California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research