This event will reveal insights from the African American Financial Capability Initiative (AAFCI), a three-year effort facilitated by Prosperity Now (formerly CFED). The initiative supports communities of practice that tailor financial stability projects to the needs of six communities across the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest through the collaborative work of 30+ black-led nonprofits in Portland, Oregon; Seattle and Tacoma, Washington; Des Moines, Iowa; Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Each community of practice addresses the racial wealth divide with innovative approaches.
Community Economic Development
In the past 18 months. philanthropy has had to reflect on how our sector can and should be able to “rapidly respond” to quickly emerging circumstances that impact our communities. Join us at this cross-sector member briefing to see how rapid responsiveness looks through the lens of social, political, and ecological disaster responsiveness.
Please join the Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities webinar with special invites to the Intermountain West Funder Network and the North East Funder Network.
Please join Philanthropy Northwest and the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation for a discussion on lessons learned in funding neighborhood revitalization and how those lessons may apply in Seattle.
Discover how immigrant service providers and credit unions are partnering on opportunities for asset building for over 45 million foreign-born immigrant individuals and families.
Foraker Group CEO Dennis McMillian will brief business leaders on the nonprofit sector’s impact on Alaska's economy and what it means for the Puget Sound economy at Seattle Chamber of Commerce’s Alaska Business Forum.
Join Ted Howard, co-founder and executive director of The Democracy Collaborative, to both learn about and discuss new ideas for utilizing local talents, capacities and institutions to rebuild local capital, economic vitality and community resilience.
The webinar will highlight the best practices and lessons learned by The Seattle Foundation and other leading community foundations, and provide a framework for audience members who want to better use their community foundation's institutional and financial resources to build community wealth.
Whether your focus is economic self-sufficiency, community change, health, or education, the Internet is changing the way you achieve your goals. As more information and services move online, people who are “digitally isolated” grow more excluded from opportunity and less connected to their communities. Although most American households are now online, a large minority – about 30 percent, including many whose members are poorer, less educated, and older – are not. Please join us for a conversation that explores how local foundations, working in partnership with government and the private sector, can successfully accelerate technology access and build capacity to bring isolated families and communities online.
This case study identifies untapped areas for co-investment in regional food economies in Oregon and Washington, then outlines a combination of grantmaking and investment strategies for transformational impact.