Learn more about our work to connect economic policy and grassroots organizing funders to help build ecosystems of change.
Join GCIR and narrative change experts for this session to explore strategies philanthropy can employ to more effectively support the efforts of the immigrant justice movement to build a consensus for a vision of a world that works for all of us.
Join GCIR and NCRP to delve into these findings and recommendations, including the latest data on the state of funding for immigrant and refugee communities, the extent to which local funders invest in these communities compared to national donors, and how much grantmakers are giving in support of immigrant groups with intersectional identities (e.g. Black migrants, LGBTQ migrants).
Join GCIR for a discussion with immigrant justice movement leaders on how they are working to protect the health, safety, and well-being of immigrant workers in rural communities.
Join Early Childhood Funders Collaborative and Economic Opportunity Funders for a discussion with a coalition of national early childhood and child care advocates including Child Care Aware of America, First Five…
Learn more about how Ianna is addressing economic equity and opportunity, the work she is most proud of, and questions she’d like to engage funder colleagues in.
Join us for a funder briefing with Heidi Shierholz, President of Economic Policy Institute (EPI), on the state of the economy, labor market, and inflation.
Learn more about how Tamara is addressing economic equity and opportunity, the work she is most proud of, and questions she’d like to engage funder colleagues in.
Culture Wars, Political Polarization, and the 2022 Midterms: Implications for Building an Economy that Works for All Protecting and Advancing a Policy Agenda for Low Income Families, Workers, and Communities…
Join us Sept 21 for a briefing on the report’s findings & a discussion about implications for philanthropy and other stakeholders advancing opportunities for young people to thrive.
Join GCIR and the RISE Together Fund for a discussion on the rise of white nationalism, research and strategies on responding to hate, and how funders can support BIPOC communities that are working to build solidarity across movements.
The Impact of Unconditional Cash Transfers on Maternal Mental Health and Other Maternal, Child & Family Outcomes
Join Economic Opportunity Funders and Funders for Maternal Mental Health in a discussion about the connections between poverty, cash programs, and maternal mental health.
Culture Wars, Political Polarization, and the 2022 Elections: Implications for Building an Economy that Works for All
Join us this fall for a post-election briefing for funders in Washington, DC.
Read our new Q&A with Michael Cassidy, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
After the 2008 election of President Obama, there was a surge in interest, ideas, and even a growing infrastructure to facilitate strategic, intentional partnerships between the philanthropic community and the…
Northwest Workers’ Justice Project (NWJP) Receives Economic Opportunity Funders’ 2022 Law & Social Policy Legacy Award. NWJP is being recognized for championing Oregon’s low-wage, immigrant, and contingent community by providing…
2022 Budget and Tax Briefing Series — Part Three: 10 Years of the EITC Pooled Fund: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Join us to explore what the EITC Pooled Fund has learned over the last decade and engage in a conversation on the work that lies ahead.
2022 Budget and Tax Briefing Series — Part Two: State Policy, Budget, and Revenue Outlook: A Focus on the South
This webinar explored key battles and opportunities in the South and lessons learned and insights from campaigns in Alabama and Florida.
The first session in the 2022 Budget and Tax Briefing explored key provisions in the federal budget, upcoming budget debates, and strategies that connect racial and economic equity and an inclusive democracy.
2022 Budget and Tax Briefing Series — Part Four: Meet EOF’s 2022 Law & Social Policy Legacy Award Winner – Northwest Workers’ Justice Project
Join us for a one-on-one conversation with Northwest Workers’ Justice Project, EOF’s 2022 Law & Social Policy Legacy Award winner.
The EITC Pooled Fund has made five new awards to national organizations working to help build public support for state EITCs in 2022 and 2023.
Learn more about how EOF members are addressing economic equity and opportunity, the work they are most proud of and questions they’d like to engage their funder colleagues in.
Join this webinar to hear expert viewpoints on the problem of medical debt, the people most at risk, and potential points of engagement for philanthropy.
Learn more about how EOF members are addressing economic equity and opportunity, the work they are most proud of and questions they’d like to engage their funder colleagues in.
Join us on October 21st as we explore replicable innovations that state organizations are developing to improve economic security and lessons learned about what it takes to pass these policies .
2021 Fall Funder Learning Series: Emergency Cash Benefits: Lessons From Innovation and Rapid Response
Join us to explore lessons learned from 2020 emergency cash program experiments as well as efforts to scale up effective strategies.
The webinar will explore the role of tax credits in building a just and equitable recovery.
2021 Fall Funder Learning Series: Building a More Robust and Equitable Unemployment Insurance System for a 21st Century Economy
Join us to learn more about key organizing, policy, and systems design and implementation strategies for making the permanent reforms needed to transform the UI system.
Connecting Policy Advocacy & Grassroots Organizing to Improve Economic Security: A Conversation for Florida Funders
Join us for an important conversation with Florida funder colleagues to explore strategies to connect policy advocacy and grassroots engagement to create ecosystems of change.
Join us to learn more about the latest data and implications from Gallup’s Great Jobs survey, an in-depth survey of nearly 8,000 adults shedding light on the impact of COVID on the labor force, and in particular job quality.
AFN and EOF have released a new brief, webinar and video designed to deepen funder’s understanding of the intersectional/intergenerational issues related to the care economy and lift up key public policies while providing innovative strategies and opportunities for greater funder collaboration to build an equitable care infrastructure.
Decades of advocacy has culminated in the creation of a state EITC in MO. By restoring refundability, Oklahoma taxpayers will receive the full credit, regardless of whether it exceeds the amount of personal state income taxes they owe.
Nomzana Augustin, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships Manager, World Education Services (WES) Mariam Assefa Fund “In our work to improve economic opportunity for immigrants and refugees, a bigger barrier is long-term…
COSPONSORED WEBINAR: EITC FN Funder Strategy Session: Seizing the Moment & Maximizing the Impact of the ARPA
Join us to learn more about the importance of the American Rescue Plan Act on the field, strategies related implementation and approaches to advocacy in order to maximize its impact.
Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) receives EOF’s first-ever Law & Social Policy Legacy Award
Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) has received the Economic Opportunity Funders’ first-ever Law & Social Policy Legacy Award, which recognizes an organization defending and advocating for low-wage…
Public budgets are one of the most important policy instruments of our government. EOF hosts an Annual Budget and Tax Briefing to provide funders and philanthropic advisors with a unique…
The State EITC Rapid Response Fund (RRF) has awarded the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center $30,000 to supports efforts to expand the state EITC to ITIN holders. This is the seventh RRF award made in 2021.
Washington State finally funded its Working Families Tax Credit, providings larger rebates to families and is inclusive of immigrants who file taxes with an ITIN. New Mexico expansions include increasing the credit and extending it to ITIN filers and people without children in the home aged 18-24.
Join AFN and EOF for a webinar on June 15 as we release a new report designed to deepen funders’ understanding of the intersectional/intergenerational issues related to the care economy. We’ll lift up key public policies while providing innovative strategies and opportunities for greater funder collaboration to build an equitable care infrastructure.[
Cosponsored Webinar: State of Play: Local, National, and Intersectional Responses to Addressing Anti-Asian Violence and Building Durable AAPI Immigrant Power
Join GCIR for a conversation with local and national AAPI leaders to learn more not only about the narrative, policy, and solidarity efforts to address anti-Asian violence but also about opportunities to build durable AAPI immigrant power across the country.
Join us for a conversation on: distinguishing narrative strategies from communications and how to build the necessary infrastructure for long term change.
Meet the Law & Social Policy Legacy Award’s first winner, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) and learn more about their work to advance justice with migrant workers.
This year-end report provides an overview of state EITC rapid response and campaign awards in 2020.
The Center for Rural Strategies has received a $100,000 award to convene, catalyze and amplify diverse rural voices to help build public support for the federal EITC and make the recent EITC expansions permanent.
Join us for a briefing on the organizing efforts of Amazon workers in Alabama, what the current moment represents, and their implications for the broader labor movement.
Learn more about how government, philanthropy, and advocacy organizations are making the case for cash.
This program explored key fiscal policy and narrative battles and opportunities in the states.
The EITC Pooled has awarded rapid response funds to six states (GA, LA, NM, OK, OR, WA) in February 2021.
Access the video recording of Dr. Michael McAfee, President and CEO, PolicyLink and Sharon Parrott, President, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities — two of our country’s resident experts on the power of government investment to improve lives — on the challenges and opportunities presented by the federal policy budget and revenue outlook. (April 2021)
With support from the EITC Pooled Fund, a new tool is available to better understand the reach and impact of key programs supporting families with low-incomes in local communities across the US.
CO, MT, NM, NC, OK, VA receive EITC Campaign Fund awards to promote, protect and expand state EITCs during the upcoming legislative season.
Hear from funder colleagues on how they are supporting policy advocacy, organizing and civic engagement strategies to build a more inclusive and equitable economy and democracy.
Hear from funder colleagues on how they are responding to the call for action to build real power for Black communities and demand bold systems and institutional change.
Idaho receives two-year State EITC Policy Development Fund award.
Hear from national and state organizers on what the recent elections tell us about political participation, dialogue on the direction of the country, and the future of social and economic policy.
Established in 2015, the EITC Policy Development Fund was developed to provide multi-year support to state-based policy groups laying the groundwork to develop or improve state EITCs. This second cohort…
New Jersey expanded their state EITC to younger workers (June 2020).
Cosponsored Virtual Funder Gathering: What do Taxes have to do With it? Connecting Policy and Grassroots Strategies to Advance Race, Gender and Immigrant Equity through Tax Policy
Join us for a virtual discussion of how charitable foundations are supporting policy and grassroots organizing strategies to increase equity in the tax code and explore learnings from concrete examples–especially for immigrant workers, education funding, and families with children–nationally and in states.
Join us on October 13th for a look at the landscape of current research and examples of projects that funders are supporting across the country.
This webinar will introduce data from three sources – the Census’s Household Pulse Survey, University of Oregon’s Rapid-EC survey focused on early childhood during the pandemic, and USC’s Center for Economic and Social Research’s survey on education. Join us to learn more about how families and children have been impacted by the pandemic.
Cosponsored Webinar: Philanthropy’s Role in Fostering Grantee Resilience and Managing Secondary Trauma
Join GCIR and leaders from the field for a timely discussion as we release findings and recommendation for action from our recently-concluded national research project on secondary trauma.
Cosponsored Webinar: What 2020 Rapid Response Looks Like: Responsive Planning and Innovative State Mobilization Strategies
Join us to learn more about initiatives that allow for quickly evolving November and transition period plans.
Join this webinar to learn more about the state and local fiscal crisis, lessons learned from the Great Recession, key principles for an equitable response, and how state and local advocates are gearing up for the budget battles to come.
Two multi-year policy development awards have been made to Florida and Pennsylvania to support efforts to establish inclusive state EITCs.
Jidan Terry-Koon, Director, People, San Francisco Foundation (SFF) “Building worker power to balance corporate power and the aggregation of wealth has long been an underpinning of our work, and…
California and Colorado have expanded their state Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs) to ITIN filers.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSWhat is the Law & Social Policy Legacy Award? Established in 2020, the Law & Social Policy Legacy Award recognizes organizations defending and advocating for low-wage workers’ rights…
Cosponsored Webinar Series: From On the Margin to Front and Center: Addressing the Needs of Students Experiencing Homelessness, Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Involvement
The first webinar in our 2-part series will amplify the voices of youth activists and advocacy organizations as we call for school leaders, funders and other stakeholders to center the needs of the most marginalized students in this overwhelming moment.
Join FCCP and the Fair Representation in Redistricting initiative for an engaging panel discussion to understand the implications of redistricting on racial equity, how groups are organizing to ensure fair representation, and how funders can engage to support this critical, nonpartisan, democracy work.
The EITC Pooled Fund has awarded $150,000 in Federal EITC Campaign funds.
This webinar will explore the work that Microsoft, World Education’s EdTech Center and TechSoup have been undertaking to support an equitable and successful transition to remote learning.
As a philanthropic network whose mission is to advance economic equity and opportunity, we stand in solidarity with those calling for justice for George Floyd and for the systemic reforms necessary to end structural racism.
Join this webinar to hear from three foundations on how they are responding to the immediate needs of working families while sustaining their long-term work to reduce disparities and injustices and advance family economic security.
EOF invited members to complete a brief survey to help target the information we share, make connections between EOF members, and inform programming.
Padmini Parthasarathy, Senior Program Officer, Economic Security, Walter & Elise Haas Fund “Addressing economic security in the Bay Area is a critical part of helping people thrive, of supporting their…
REGISTER Join GCIR to learn from leaders in the immigrant rights movement on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic about how philanthropy must significantly increase grantmaking dollars, shift grantmaking practices, embrace…
Caitlin Hamood, Program Officer, Stoneman Family Foundations “Without equitably-raised adequate revenues we cannot have a functional and thriving society. This really touches all other issues we care about as funders.…
Read about work accomplished and lessons learned in the 2019 EITC Rapid Response Fund Year-in-Review report!
Learn more about the intersection of Medicaid and wealth inequality with Dr. Naomi Zewde.
Join experts who will share their latest thinking on emergency actions and policies at the local, state and federal levels to support workers, their families, and vulnerable communities.
As concern about the spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19 grows, philanthropy is determining how best to mobilize to support a coordinated response among funders. Learn more about philanthropic response efforts currently underway.
2020 Post-Election Briefing: Who Voted and Why — A Conversation with Public Opinion and Political Strategists
Hear from public opinion and political strategists on what the recent elections tell us about political participation, dialogue on the direction of the country, and the future of social and economic policy.
Learn about approaches some funders are using to be more accountable, inclusive, and right the power balance in their relationships with grantees, applicants, and community stakeholders.
The EITC Campaign Fund has awarded $595,000 to organizations in eight states to help create, defend, expand, or modernize state EITCs during the upcoming legislative season in 2020.
EOF Equity and the Future of Work video recordings now on the EOF website!
The EITC Policy Development Fund (EITC PDF) provides multi-year support to state-based policy groups laying the groundwork to develop or improve state EITCs. Policy, advocacy and grassroots organizations in Florida,…
Cosponsored Webinar: Making it Real: The Link Between Issue Organizing, Ballot Initiatives, and Building Power
Join this webinar for a conversation on the interrelated approaches of issue organizing, ballot initiatives, and building power.
The third in our Member Q&A series, we are highlighting new EOF member Pierre Joseph, Program Officer, Solidago Foundation. Pierre Joseph, Program Officer, Solidago Foundation “We believe that the people…
Join us for an overview of the Joint Center’s new report, Racial Differences on the Future of Work: A Survey of the American Workforce and a discussion about implications for workforce development and philanthropic approaches to the future of work.
This webinar reports on research to identify why families have left children in their households off in the past and persuasive messages to ensure young children aren’t missed in 2020.
FCCP First Monday + Election Series Discussion: Navigating Effective Non-Partisan Election-Year Grantmaking
Join us for an Alliance for Justice-led discussion on what effective nonpartisan election-year grantmaking can look like. This session will provide information on the dos and don’ts of funding election-related activities, as well as provide an opportunity to hear from your colleagues about some of the strategies they are implementing as they approach the upcoming election year.
In August 2019, Arkansas and Virginia received one year of renewal funding to continue efforts to build support for a refundable state EITC.
Established in 2015, the EITC Policy Development Fund was developed to provide multi-year support to state-based policy groups laying the groundwork to develop or improve state EITCs. This first cohort impact summary provides an overview of awards in Georgia, Mississippi and West Virginia and offers lessons learned.
Employment, Paid Leave and Portable Benefits: Meeting the Needs of Non-Standard Workers in the New Economy
Webinar recording, ppts and related resources now available!
The second in our Member Q&A series, we are highlighting long-time member and leader within the EOF network, Nicky Goren, President and CEO of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation.
Please join us for a stakeholder call with representatives of the ACLU, FIRM, and The Leadership Conference to discuss the Supreme Court decision in the lawsuit to remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census. There will be an opportunity for Q and A and to discuss next steps.
The July Racial Equity + Power Sharing Series webinar will explore how evaluation frameworks can perpetuate or improve power dynamics between grantees and grantmakers.
Join this two-day meeting for funders to explore the role of equity in the transformation of work, workers and social supports.
This webinar will explore power sharing and grantmaking strategies that can change who and what we’re supporting — and how.
Employment, Paid Leave and Portable Benefits: Meeting the Needs of Non-Standard Workers in the New Economy
Join this webinar for funders to explore paid leave and portable benefits policies that meet the needs of non-standard workers well as a campaign to build better supports for workers in Massachusetts.
Making a Big Difference for Children and Communities: A funder conversation about advocacy and systems change strategies
Join funder colleagues to discuss a range of advocacy and systems change strategies used to ensure more children, families and communities thrive.
This discussion will focus on strategies to engage and build partnerships with the business sector around the 2020 Census.
In the latest round of Campaign Fund allocations, the EITC Pooled Fund provides support to the New Jersey Policy Perspective.
GCIR Monthly Immigration Policy Call: First Responders at the Border: The Vital Role and Untapped Potential of a Reception System for Families and Asylum Seekers
Please join us for an in-depth conversation with Lindsay Jenkins of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on these issues and the regional perspective for asylum seekers.
FCCP May First Monday Discussion – From Transaction to Transformation: Relational Organizing as a Winning Civic Engagement Strategy
Join this webinar for a discuss on relational organizing practice and power building strategy.
To kick off our new Member Q&A series, we are highlighting long-time member and leader within the EOF network, Marcia Egbert, Senior Program Officer for Human Services at the George Gund Foundation.
GCIR Monthly Policy Calls: Asylum Under Attack: The Dismantling of the System and What Philanthropy Can Do
This webinar will explore how barriers are being erected at key stages of the U.S. asylum process and identify critical leverage points for philanthropy.
Advancing Democracy Reform in the 116th Congress: HR 1 and the Declaration for American Democracy Coalition
Join this webinar for a deep dive into the fast moving campaign and closer look at how policy leaders, advocates, and organizations are collaborating to build collective power to stand up for a representative government that truly reflects the promise of American democracy.
In March 2019, the EITC Pooled Fund made Rapid Response Fund awards in California, Hawaii, New York, Maine, Rhode Island, Utah, Wisconsin, and Washington.
March First Monday Discussion – The Interplay of Money in Politics, Democracy Reform, and Movement Building
Join us for an overview of the current money in politics landscape, and a discussion about how state advocates are building a more cohesive movement by integrating money in politics reforms with organizing efforts around issues like paid sick leave, funding for education, and voting rights.
The webinar will present findings from the San Joaquin Valley Census Research survey and focus groups research on Latino immigrants’ willingness to respond to a census without or with a citizenship question in 2020.
New EITC Rapid Response Fund awards to Missouri Budget Project and New Mexico Voices for Children in January 2019.
REGISTER As the 116th Congress kicks off and the 2020 Presidential race begins in earnest, advocates, policymakers and candidates have the opportunity to set the stage for advancing an economic agenda…
Join us to learn about the policy opportunities and challenges facing families in 2019 and 2020 at both the federal and state levels. We’ll discuss what funders can do and how to communicate about the effects of policy on families.
Register Now! With history-making results from the Midterm Elections, join us for an important discussion on the lessons learned from 2018 that can help inform our work moving into 2019. After victories…
This webinar is part of a series of briefings on census messaging results presented in partnership with the Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup. This webinar will share results from get-out-the-count messaging research,presented by National Congress of American Indians.
This webinar is part of a series of briefings on census messaging results presented in partnership with the Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup. This webinar will share results from get-out-the-count messaging research,presented by Arab American Institute.
2018 Post-Election Briefing: Philanthropy at the Crossroads Cosponsored Meeting | November 27, 2018 | Washington, DC View all meeting materials, ppts presentations, handouts and additional resources here. The mid-term election results…
This webinar provided an opportunity to learn about the EITC Policy Development Fund, hear lessons learned from funders and awardees about how their efforts to expand access to state EITCs has transformed their ability to engage new allies in the effort to reduce poverty, and talk together about ways to apply these learnings to other topical areas or efforts in additional Southern states.
In the latest round of Campaign Fund allocations, the EITC Pooled Fund provides support to the Oregon Center for Public Policy.
The Funders Census Initiative is pleased to present a series of briefings on census messaging results in partnership with the Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup.
This webinar provided funders with an opportunity to learn about the EITC Policy Development Fund, hear lessons learned from funders and awardees about how their efforts to expand access to state EITCs has transformed their ability to engage new allies in the effort to reduce poverty, and talk together about ways to apply these learnings to other topical areas or efforts in additional Southern states.
EOF has joined together with the Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) and other partner affinity group partners to co-sponsor GCIR‘s monthly immigration policy calls. Held on the third Thursday of most months, these calls provide the…
The Ford Foundation commissioned Manuel Pastor to develop a set of U.S. State strategy and scenario maps for addressing inequality and building power in the states.
Back to Event Page Philanthropy’s Response to Our Nation’s High Stakes Budget and Tax Debates: 14th Annual Briefing and Strategy Discussion for Grantmakers March 1, 2017 | Washington, DC RELATED RESOURCES…
In fall 2017, the EITC Policy Development Fund (PDF), made a multi-year commitment to help groups in Arkansas and Virginia to build awareness of establishing refundable, state EITCs
Access ppt presentation by Rebecca Vallas and Melissa Boteach, Center for American Progress on moving towards a progressive narrative. (November 2018)
Back to Event Page Philanthropy’s Response to Our Nation’s High Stakes Budget and Tax Debates: 14th Annual Briefing and Strategy Discussion for Grantmakers March 1, 2017 | Washington, DC PARTICIPANTS …
Back to Event Page Philanthropy, Racial Equity and Fiscal Policy October 10, 2017 | Washington, DC SPEAKER BIOS Ana Maria Archila, Co-Executive Director, Center for Popular Democracy Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Web:…
Back to Event Page Philanthropy, Racial Equity and Fiscal Policy October 10, 2017 | Washington, DC RELATED RESOURCES See below a list of related resources to help acquaint you with the…
Back to Event Page Philanthropy, Racial Equity and Fiscal Policy October 10, 2017 | Washington, DC PARTICIPANTS Gabriela Alcalde Managing Director for Equity and Health, Richmond Memorial Health Foundation Richmond, Virginia…
Back to Event Page Philanthropy, Racial Equity and Fiscal Policy October 10, 2017 | Washington, DC AGENDA Goals: Gain a deeper understanding of why none of us can achieve our missions…
Back to Event Page Philanthropy’s Response to Our Nation’s High Stakes Budget and Tax Debates: 14th Annual Briefing and Strategy Discussion for Grantmakers March 1, 2017 | Washington, DC SPEAKER BIOS…
Back to Event Page Philanthropy’s Response to Our Nation’s High Stakes Budget and Tax Debates: 14th Annual Briefing and Strategy Discussion for Grantmakers March 1, 2017 | Washington, DC AGENDA …
Back to Event Page 2016 Post-Election Briefing: Politics, Policy and Philanthropy November 16-17, 2016 | Washington, DC AGENDA November 16, 2016 8:30am Breakfast 9:00am Welcome and Introductions Elections mark new beginnings,…
2016 Post-Election Briefing: Politics, Policy and Philanthropy November 16-17, 2016 | Washington, DC READING LIST Below, you’ll find a brief reading list to help acquaint you with the issues that our…
Access the video recording of Bob Greenstein’s keynote presentation on the federal policy, budget and tax outlook (March 2018).
What Can Philanthropy Do? Coming Together for Children in Immigrant Families in a Changing Policy Landscape
GCIR, EOF, and ECFC developed this series of recommendations for ways funders can address the specific and unique challenges faced by immigrant families. Suggested strategies include capacity building, policy advocacy, narrative and strategic communications, and research.
Back to Event Page 2016 Post-Election Briefing: Politics, Policy and Philanthropy November 16-17, 2016 | Washington, DC PARTICIPANTS Sandra Ambrozy Senior Program Officer The Kresge Foundation 3215 West Big Beaver Road…
The EITC Rapid Response Fund (EITC RRF) is one of three funds administered by EOF and the EITC Funders Network in partnership with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities…