Settlement Houses Rock! Will Government Learn From Its Approach?

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 -
9:00am to 11:00am EST
Philanthropy New York; 320 East 43rd Street; NYC 10017
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Many individuals and families struggle with the affordability of housing, health care and food, while also trying to find the support they need to live, work and age in their communities. For well over 100 years, settlement houses, rooted in the Progressive Movement in the late 19th century, sought to utilize a neighborhood-based, positive approach to address social problems. In the beginning, these organizations relied on philanthropic funds to design holistic programs to address poverty and injustice. Over the years, government agencies began to fund these and other community-based organizations, which also ushered in more regulatory oversight. The siloed nature of government funding also limited the true integration of programs and services.

Join us for a discussion about ways government and private philanthropy have begun to examine the inflexibility of funding streams and design opportunities to meet the broader needs of individuals and families.

  • Why it is important to have flexible funding streams
  • Whether or not the government can create opportunities to integrate services and encourage a community-centered approach to services, and if yes, what might that look like?
  • What are the incentives for government to work with organizations and communities in a holistic way
  • The differences between true cost, full cost and real cost, and why it matters towards improving outcomes for communities


Designed for

All interested funders.


8:45 - 9:00 AM   Check-in
9:00 - 11:00 AM  Program 

Registration is required by February 3rd

PNY Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above.

Non-Member Funders: Please email ($150 fee)

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.

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