Community Matters Highlights Finance Strategies for Community Change

Posted July 29, 2014, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Community Matters: A Focus on People and Place

Trans­form­ing low-income com­mu­ni­ties into places where fam­i­lies have the resources to thrive often requires a mix of pub­lic, pri­vate and phil­an­thropic invest­ments. These place-focused invest­ments can take a vari­ety of forms, from tra­di­tion­al grant mak­ing and pro­gram-relat­ed invest­ments to lever­ag­ing pub­lic financ­ing and indi­vid­ual impact invest­ments, but some­times suc­cess lies in more uncon­ven­tion­al approach­es to financ­ing com­mu­ni­ty and eco­nom­ic development.

This week, Casey’s Tra­cy Kar­tye and Beth Baf­ford of the Calvert Foun­da­tion dis­cussed such uncon­ven­tion­al approach­es in a webi­nar, shar­ing how we and Calvert have used inno­v­a­tive financ­ing strate­gies to fos­ter pos­i­tive change for peo­ple and com­mu­ni­ties through­out the coun­try. This webi­nar is the sec­ond install­ment in our new Com­mu­ni­ty Mat­ters series, which explores the com­plex issues sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ty change — and the lessons we and oth­ers have learned from our work in com­mu­ni­ties through­out the country.

Watch Webi­nar Record­ing of Cre­ative Invest­ing to Make a Difference

Pan­elists
Ryan Chao, vice pres­i­dent for civic sites and com­mu­ni­ty change, the Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion (mod­er­a­tor)
Beth Baf­ford, senior offi­cer for strate­gic ini­tia­tives, Calvert Foundation
Tra­cy Kar­tye, direc­tor of social invest­ments, the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Check out our first webi­nar on com­mu­ni­ty build­ing and res­i­dent engagement.

Addi­tion­al Resources

Inno­v­a­tive Phil­an­thropic Financ­ing for Com­mu­ni­ty Change
Ours to Own

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