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Delivering for Workers and Communities: Philanthropy's Efforts to Ensure Equitable Implementation of Federal Investments

December 7, 2023 I 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice
320 East 43rd Street, New York City

Meeting Location

The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice is located at 320 East 43rd Street in New York. The building has two entrances—one at 320 East 43rd Street and the other at 321 East 42nd Street. Both entrances are wheelchair accessible and have power-assist doors. Please note the 42nd entrance is currently closed due to construction. Please use the 43rd Street entrance, which provides same-level access to the reception desk, welcome lounge, and the Ford Foundation Gallery.


Train: Metro-North or 4, 5, 6, 7, or S subway to Grand Central Station

Bus: M42, M15, X21

Car: The 320 East 43rd Street entrance features a covered driveway for drop-off and pick-up. Please be sure to use this address when mapping your driving or ride-share route.


The Ford Foundation is committed to providing an inclusive and equitable experience for all who visit or work at our New York office. All floors are reachable by elevator. Throughout the building, we provide braille integration and wayfinding signage to facilitate a more seamless journey for people who are blind or with low vision. We also happily welcome service animals; however, pets are not permitted. Every floor includes wheelchair-accessible restrooms. A restroom designed to accommodate people of short stature can be found on the 11th floor.

If you have questions about accommodations and accessibility services, please reach out to csiegel@eofnetwork.org at least two weeks prior to the event. We will make every effort to help you fully participate.


Check-in begins at 9:00 AM. Please allow for additional time to complete the following screening procedures.

  • Entrance address: 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017 (the 42nd street entrance is closed).
  • There is a heated registration tent set up outside on the 43rd Street plaza.
  • Large bags and suitcases are not allowed in the building. Guests will be directed to a quick bag check, and then pick up their badges to enter.
  • IDs must be shown in order for access badges to be distributed.
  • Any luggage or large bags will be stored in the 1st Floor Welcome Lounge luggage closet.
  • All attendees must register in advance.

Health + Safety

As a visitor, we ask that you abide by our health and safety protocols, posted signage, and any guidance provided by onsite staff. We reserve the right to request that visitors who do not adhere to our guidelines leave the center.

Because COVID-19 remains highly transmissible, there is an inherent risk of exposure in any public environment. We ask that you help us reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and other respiratory and infectious diseases by refraining from participating if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, including for a cold, flu, RSV, etc. There are no vaccination, masking, or health screening requirements to visit the Center for Social Justice. We will continue to monitor the situation and make updates accordingly.

Personal space indicator stickers will be available at registration for your name badges.

  • Green: no limits
  • Yellow: no hugs – handshake and fist bump ok
  • Red: no physical greeting
Steet map for 320 East 43rd Street, NY

Ford Foundation, 320 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017, USA

Tel. (+1) 212-573-5000

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Due to construction, the 42nd Street entrance is closed to the public.


The dress code for this meeting is business casual.


December 7, 2023

9:00 AM Check-In + Breakfast
9:30 AM Why We Are Here and Who’s in the Room
10:00 AM Understanding the Current Landscape and Opportunity
11:00 AM Break
11:15 AM Funder Reflections and Connections
12:00 PM        Lunch
12:45 PM Identification of Philanthropic Activity Centers
1:45 PM Break
2:00 PM Deep Dive Discussions and Action Planning
3:15 PM Reflections and Closing
3:30 PM Adjourn