Rural America faces a barrage of structural challenges. Please join Grantmakers of Western Pennslyvania as Joelle Cook and Chris Carlson from the nonprofit consulting firm FSG lead participants in a discussion of their report, Rural America: Philanthropy’s Misunderstood Opportunity for Impact.
Baltimore has long benefited from the place-based investments of our philanthropic community. The Community Investment Affinity Group and others who invest in place are invited to hear about two newer initiatives led, in part, by MPN members:
Join the Community Investment Affinity Group to hear about the issues and implications of declining homeownership in Maryland and Baltimore, as well as efforts to blunt the pandemic’s impact on homeownership. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of what investments, connections, and elements are needed, where funder’s interests are, and possible roles for philanthropy.
ReBUILD Metro works to restore and revitalize Baltimore’s neighborhoods by rebuilding homes and fostering enduring community relationships.
The aged homeless population is growing rapidly and will continue to grow for the next decade. Please Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Baltimore Seniors & Housing Collaborative for a discussion on forecasts of the aged homeless population; projected costs associated with the use of shelter, health care, and long-term care by this aged homeless population; proposed housing and service intervention models matched to the varying level of housing and services needs of these subgroups; and potential service cost reductions associated with housing interventions.
Maryland Philanthropy Network’s School-Centered Neighborhood Investment Initiative funded a research analysis of the 21st Century School Buildings Program efforts. All MPN members are invited to hear from the research team: Ariel H. Bierbaum, MCP, PhD; Erin O’Keefe, MPP; and Alisha Butler, MA; about the report’s findings and the overarching questions they raise about the 21CSBP. These questions bridge their findings with the current context and aim to prompt reflection and additional conversations about the 21CSBP in the face of the “dual pandemics” of COVID-19 and systemic racism in the United States.
Join us for a presentation by Dr. Andre Perry, author of Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities. Dr. Perry will be joined by Stephanie Smith, Baltimore City’s Assistant Director for Equity, Engagement and Communications and Maryland State Delegate, to discuss how government, corporate, non-profit, and philanthropic sectors in the Baltimore region could restore value to communities by adopting a new paradigm for determining and building value and wealth in Baltimore’s Black communities.
Please join Maryland Philanthropy Network and Mission Investors Exchange for a discussion about place-based impact investing practices in Maryland. Several case studies will be shared and discussed to understand what it looks like for foundations to elevate community priorities by investing in place.