Aug
17
Wed
2022
PLACES Learning Call
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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The U.S. South represents some of the most promising movements and growing networks of leaders addressing challenges to democracy, economic and environmental justice, accessible and affordable education, and healthcare.

When considering geographic concentrations of philanthropic activity, there is a significant gap in funding in the U.S. South. This gap is further amplified when disaggregating specific funding toward issues of race, equity, inclusion and justice.

This session will engage leaders from various philanthropic entities to share their perspectives on key opportunities, build momentum to secure victories across some of the most pressing issues facing our country, and offer a space to build connections across geographies.

This event is organized by TFN’s PLACES Fellowship and is open to all funders and PLACES alumni.

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SPEAKERS

(In order from left to right):

Mekaelia Davis, Director of Black Family Economic Mobility at Ballmer Group and PLACES Class of 2017 (Moderator)

Dwayne Patterson, Chief Equity Officer at Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

Tené Traylor, Vice President and Senior Fellow at The Urban Institute

Christy Wallace Slater, Vice President of Programs at Women’s Foundation of the South


ABOUT PLACES

PLACES — which stands for Professionals Learning About Community, Equity and Sustainability — uses learning, coaching and reflections to explore structural racism, community empowerment and equitable grantmaking practices.

In addition to the PLACES curriculum, Fellows learn from the people and places we visit. Our Fellowship Cohort, selected annually from a highly competitive pool of applicants, embarks on year-long journey that includes four site visits to communities across the U.S. and Canada.

The PLACES Fellowship concludes with a capstone presentation and graduation — but that rarely marks the end of the PLACES experience. As any PLACES alum will tell you, the deep bonds and professional connections forged by the Fellows extend well beyond the end of their cohort year.

Learn more about the PLACES fellowship and alumni here.

Aug
19
Fri
2022
Beyond Fossil Fuels: Making the Green New Deal Real in California
Aug 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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Event Description


The time to eliminate fossil fuels is now. Though easier said than done, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, combined with the existing climate crisis, makes the issue urgent. Southern California’s history is deeply rooted both in fossil fuel extraction with extensive drilling for oil, and an insatiable demand for fossil fuels from its century-long love of the automobile.

While Indigenous communities have long taken an active role to build their own climate change resilience through local and traditional knowledge systems, the ecosystem of leadership working to transition Southern California beyond fossil fuels has grown dramatically in the last decade.

As LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has said, “when we laid out L.A.’s Green New Deal, we presented a vision for the sustainable and equitable future our children deserve — and three years later, we can proudly report on our incredible progress, [thanks in large part to] the growing coalition of community, business, and environmental justice leaders who have made it their mission to make this decade one of climate action.”

California’s Blueprint Climate Budget also represents a historic investment that aims to “decrease California’s reliance on fossil fuels while preparing our economy and workforce for a clean energy future. California will [invest]… billions in climate tech research & development, clean cars, preparing Californians for career opportunities, and further readying our infrastructure to withstand extreme weather.” Meanwhile, California’s Draft 2022 Scoping Plan is exploring specific strategies, as is its Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure.

At this convening, we will explore the opportunities, barriers and strategies needed to make the vision a fossil-free world a reality in Southern California. We’ll learn from a set of local stakeholders working on these issues, with suggestions for funders who want to support this work.
The SCG Environmental Funders Group meets quarterly to educate prospective and current environmental funders about environmental challenges and opportunities in Southern California, foster collaboration, and share successes and challenges. Please contact Katy Pelissier at katy@socalgrantmakers.org for more information.

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Recurring Dates:


 

Sep
16
Fri
2022
Funders for Climate Justice (Session 3)
Sep 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) Funders for Climate Justice Group is a collaboration with Smart Growth California, (an initiative of The Funders Network), and the League of California Community Foundations. We invite funders who are interested in or are already funding at the intersection of climate justice and resilience to join us and to share and provide input as we collectively learn and take action on critical climate justice challenges and opportunities. Discussion topics in the group will focus on intersectional issues relating to climate justice, as well as philanthropic and community-based practices and trends relevant to northern California’s 48-county region. We also welcome topical and tactical feedback from funders as we improve this group.

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Funders for Climate Justice meet four times a year:

Session 1 | Friday, April 22, 2022: 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Session 2 | Friday, June 17, 2022: 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Session 3 | Friday, September 16, 2022: 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Session 4 | Friday, December 2, 2022: 10:30 am – 12:00 noon


 Sponsors

Oct
4
Tue
2022
“Diving Deep” with Mami Hara
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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“Diving Deep” with Mami Hara, Part Two. Continue the discussion with this strategic water leader in an open discussion on this year’s most pressing water issues | Oct. 4, 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET

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Dec
2
Fri
2022
Funders for Climate Justice (Session 4)
Dec 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) Funders for Climate Justice Group is a collaboration with Smart Growth California, (an initiative of The Funders Network), and the League of California Community Foundations. We invite funders who are interested in or are already funding at the intersection of climate justice and resilience to join us and to share and provide input as we collectively learn and take action on critical climate justice challenges and opportunities. Discussion topics in the group will focus on intersectional issues relating to climate justice, as well as philanthropic and community-based practices and trends relevant to northern California’s 48-county region. We also welcome topical and tactical feedback from funders as we improve this group.

Register here.

Funders for Climate Justice meet four times a year:

Session 1 | Friday, April 22, 2022: 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Session 2 | Friday, June 17, 2022: 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Session 3 | Friday, September 16, 2022: 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Session 4 | Friday, December 2, 2022: 10:30 am – 12:00 noon


 Sponsors