New York Small Business Funders Collective Briefing

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 -
10:00am to 12:30pm EST
Philanthropy New York, 320 E 43rd Street, NY 10017
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On behalf of the NY Small Business Funders Collective (SBFC), Asset Funders Network, and Philanthropy New York, we would like to invite you to join us at Philanthropy New York (320 East 43rd Street) on Wednesday, January 25th at 10 am for an intimate funders briefing geared towards corporate, workforce, and likeminded economic justice grantmakers. The event will be followed by the Grant Award Reception that is a culmination of a three-year collaborative effort to support BIPOC small businesses in NYC’s five boroughs.
Join leaders at JPMorgan Chase, M&T, Principal Foundation, Santander, and the Surdna Foundation to learn about their journey to create the City’s first pooled fund for small business. Whether you are a long-time funder of small businesses or newly committed to institutional racial equity goals, we welcome you to come and learn more about investing in a more inclusive economy to drive wealth-generation opportunities for more New Yorkers.

What will you learn?

  • The successes and challenges faced by a number of large institutions coming together for a collaborative effort committed to being iterative, community-centered, and nimble
  • How the NY SBFC aimed to create opportunities for Black, Latinx, API, and Indigenous entrepreneurs to help close the racial wealth gap
  • A model for setting grantmaking strategy that borrows from participatory models
  • How to partner with nonprofit intermediaries to support the needs of area business owners

Who Should Attend?

All corporate, workforce, or economic justice funders. 

What else should you know?

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Funders Briefing 

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Grant Award Celebration

This is in-person event. Space is limited and will be first come, first serve basis. 

*Masks Requirement & Proof of Vaccination and Booster*
Face masks are required within all areas of Philanthropy New York’s spaces, unless eating or drinking. For domestic attendees, proof of full vaccination and of a booster is required. For international attendees, proof of the highest level of vaccination available to you is required.

How do you sign up?

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee) Space is limited - first come, first served.

Please email with questions or for further information on this program or on eligibility.

Registration is required by January 20th.

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