Building Resilient Communities Through Systemic Change

Monday, January 23, 2012 -
7:45am to 11:45am EST
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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Disadvantaged communities within the United States, whether urban or rural, are continually struggling to address basic human needs in the areas of housing, healthcare, infrastructure, and jobs. Yet these populations are being overlooked as many grantmakers have difficulty justifying significant investment in small communities that often lack a refined delivery system.

One solution lies in the approach taken by some community lenders as they employ new models to alleviate poverty, develop social justice initiatives, and fill in gaps within the system. These multifaceted investments help to build infrastructure, break down barriers, and provide increased access to financial markets, economic opportunities and supportive services.

Come learn more about strategies used by social entrepreneurs to alleviate poverty and build social justice for communities that are often ignored. Jim King, President of FAHE, and Bill Bynum, CEO of HOPE, will help participants understand which granting strategies are essential in contributing to the stability of families and their communities. FAHE was started in 1980 by socially conscious entrepreneurs who saw that impoverished families in rural areas had limited access to capital for suitable housing solutions. HOPE is a community development financial institution, intermediary and policy center that addresses development needs confronting low-wealth people and communities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Both organizations bring an invaluable perspective as they have extensive experience in addressing these issues in remote regions.


  • Scalable models that work in reaching thousands of marginalized people
  • Special considerations for delivering high-impact returns
  • Interventions necessary to create systemic change in broken markets
  • Most effective granting strategies for maximizing long-term outcomes


A Philanthropy New York Members Briefing and part of the Wealth, Endowments and the Economy Series sponsored by the F.B. Heron Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.


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