Join your Midwest peers to consider how to leverage all aspects of your foundation to help catalyze the vitality of your community
Explore an interactive exhibit illustrating how the history of race, class and national housing policy has created a legacy of inequity and exclusion that continues to shape our communities
Gentrification. Is it displacement or is it revitalization? A sign of rising inequities or improving urban economies? Do we even need to worry about gentrification in a shrinking city?
What does it mean to invest in economic development? This webinar will help you better understand the various roles a funder can play in catalyzing the economic development “engine” of a community. Learn more about what to look for and where to start, while learning from two communities that are already on a new economic development journey.
The Fund for Our Economic Future argues that cross-sector collaboration is the key to making progress on big goals like economic development and educational parity. However, the complexity of a collective approach may scare away community leaders who prefer to manage programs in silos and measure progress with simple metrics like “jobs added” or “percent increase in test scores.” Join us for an examination of philanthropy’s role in a process that addresses Ohio’s core issues more holistically and with the assumption of shared investment.
A Brookings brief describes the role philanthropy is playing in the rise of new innovation districts.
Tonya Allen, Chief Executive Officer and Incoming President shares five lessons that have helped nurture a culture of collaboration in Detroit.
Ohio’s economic future relies upon a well-educated and diverse talent base to create innovation and advancement in an increasingly competitive world. As a strategy, Inclusive Competitiveness is focused on improving the engagement and performance of underrepresented communities – women, minorities and rural Ohioans – within innovation ecosystems, emerging industry clusters and other areas critical to the state’s overall economic competitiveness.