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Learning + Action Series: Shifting Capital Towards Community Wealth-Building

Thursday, October 11, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm PDT
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
1300 South El Camino Real | San Mateo, CA
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East Bay Community Foundation, Asset Funders Network, and Northern California Grantmakers invite your participation at the Inclusive Economy Learning + Action Series for funders, policy makers and practitioners concerned about the future of low and middle wage workers in the region, many of whom are people of color, immigrants, and those impacted by the justice system.

At this session, we will hear from innovators who are creatively shifting capital towards community wealth-building and discuss the important roles philanthropy plays. We will cover specific financing challenges “good businesses” face, bottlenecks in accessing and using existing financial products, and how funders can fill gaps, from contributing to capital pools that provide financing with terms that better meet the needs and capacities of model inclusive economy businesses, resourcing capacity building to businesses so they can be more “capital-ready” to access existing products on the market, directly funding organizations who are running social enterprises, and other interventions.

Hosted at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, this event is open to a limited number of attendees.

The in-house event will run from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. A funders and donors only luncheon will follow from 1:00-2:00 pm. 


  • Bert Feuss, Silicon Valley Community Foundation (moderator)
  • Lynne Hoey, RSF Social Finance
  • Nina Robinson and Annie McShiras, Runway Project
  • Pierre Joseph, Democratizing Capital East Bay, Solidago Foundation


10:00 am                            Registration
10:30 am – 12:30 pm         Panel and small group discussion
1:00 – 2:00 pm                  Funder and donors only luncheon
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