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Unlocking Investment in Rural America: A Systemic Approach for Partnerships for Impact

Unlocking Investment in Rural America: A Systemic Approach for Partnerships for Impact

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
11:00am to 12:00pm PST

About this event

What happens when leadership comes together to solve a problem? A lot, when it comes to Uplift America, an innovative new public-private-philanthropic partnership tackling rural poverty. The Uplift America Fund leverages $500 million for communities in need and creates additional rural infrastructure through increasing the capacity of community development financial institutions (CDFIs).

Join panelists Bill Bynum of Hope Enterprise Corporation, Justin Maxson of Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation and Lisa Mensah of the United States Department of Agriculture as they describe the events that led to re-engineering ‘the way things have always been done.’ Their innovative solution allows resources previously left on the table to be accessed in the rural South and Native American communities.
This lively conversation will help participants envision creative solutions for their own communities, including how philanthropic leaders can apply catalytic grant dollars alongside other impact investors, provide flexible capital, and find the right fit for each partner.

This webinar is inspired by the dynamic sessions "Private Capital for Public Good and A Tactical Guide to Harnessing Federal Resources for your Community" at MIE's 2016 National Conference: Seizing the Momentum and is part of MIE's Forward Momentum series. Philanthropy Northwest thanks them for their partnership.

This webinar is free of charge. For questions, please contact Phuong Pham at

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