By TFN Staff

A growth-oriented city that has received national recognition for embracing the goals of racial and economic inclusion and equity, Louisville, Ky., has attracted increasing attention from public, private, and philanthropic investors. With the promise of new investment in the offing—including investment through the Opportunity Zone incentive—local philanthropic leaders have mobilized community partners to create the institutional and collaborative infrastructure needed to effectively absorb and guide capital to high-impact projects that can drive inclusive prosperity.

You’re invited to join us for Creating An Infrastructure For Coordinated Community Investment, a peer learning conversation on at 1 PM ET on May 1.

Register here.

This peer learning conversation explores an initiative by the Community Foundation of Louisville (CFL) and the James Graham Brown Foundation to strengthen their community’s capacity to attract and deploy financial resources in support of jointly determined community investment priorities. Trisha Finnegan, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at CFL, will share the community’s approach to this work to date and seek peer advice on bringing ideas to action. Among the questions at hand: What intermediary structures (financial, programmatic, and collaborative) have been most effective in advancing inclusion in your communities? How is investment best sequenced to maximize impact?

And how can you ensure continuity of coordination, commitment and engagement across a growing group of cross-sectoral stakeholders? This conversation will benefit from participation by place-based funders who are considering the various role they can play in attracting and guiding Opportunity Zones investment for maximum impact. The conversation will be held via video-conference. To facilitate exchange, registration will be limited and we ask that participants join the conversation by webcam. For optimum audio quality, please use headphones connected directly to your computer, if possible.

Please register for this funder-only webinar by April 26 to receive log-in details.