There are 328 Opportunity Zones (OZ) in the Northwest. Check out this map or this list of Qualified Designated Opportunity Zones by County. Is your community within an Opportunity Zone and you're not quite sure what it means for your foundation or your community? You're not alone. With all the news and hype that's surrounding OZs, it's hard to understand whether philanthropy has a role. This call will be particularly useful for place-focused foundations including community foundations, family foundations and issue-focused funders who support the vitality of our Northwest places that we call home particularly in rural and Native communities.
Join activist and author Sayu Bhojwani, for a conversation on representation, diversity in politics and her new book: People Like Us: The New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy's Door. We'll host an intimate conversation between Kiran Ahuja and Sayu, and include time for small-group discussion. This is a unique opportunity to talk intimately with one of the nation's leading democratic visionaries. Available with virtual call-in option for those outside of Seattle.
Please join the first Alaska Funders Group meeting of 2019. For the first hour we will be joined by Larry Persily who will discuss the proposed FY2020 budget cuts in Alaska. We will also hear updates on recovery efforts and Census 2020.
How can you diversify your investments to further support local communities? How are Northwest funders leveraging their impact through creative investment platforms? Join us for an informal session that covers the nuts and bolts of foundations investing in Local Impact Bonds.
States get about one-third of their revenue from the federal government — funds that help pay for health care, schools, housing, roads, child care, job training and a range of other programs. How will changes to the budget and tax policy impact our work as funders, and most importantly, our grantees? Join us for a watch party and discussion of federal budget implications at a state level.
Muslim, Arab and South Asian (MASA) communities are on the rise in the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area, one of 12 metro areas seeing significant percentage growth across the country. Join the Proteus Fund for lunch as we learn more about how philanthropy can better support MASA communities, and connect with other funders interested in learning more.
What can we learn about poverty reduction strategies when we listen to those most impacted by impoverishment? Join us for this virtual member briefing to learn about Governor Inslee's Poverty Reduction Workgroup, and how it is elevating the expertise of those most affected by poverty. While the findings of the Workgroup are based in Washington, we invite members from across the region to share ideas and experiences from your own states and places.