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Sunday, July 10 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Getting Impact Capital to the Grassroots

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How do we fund grassroots experimentation? We will discuss systematic divestment from a global to a more local economy requiring grant making, Project Related Investments, Mission Related Investments, and creating a long-term commitment between philanthropic partners and those in the field. We will share our stories from the national and local scales to illustrate the emergence of strategies that target place-based, system-scale solutions.

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Nwamaka Agbo

Amaka Agbo is a project consultant for Democratizing Capital East Bay (DCEB). She has a range of experiences in grassroots organizing and voter engagement from her time at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Oakland Rising. Amaka led the initial work at Transform Finance and to develop financial literacy workshops for community based organizations and advocates. She is now working on a range of projects to seed a just transition in... Read More →
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Julia Dundorf

Executive Director, New England Grassroots Env. Fund
Julia Dundorf has been Executive Director of the New England Grassroots Environment Fund since October 2014. She has nearly two decades of experience forming and working with nonprofits and community engagement programs. In 2012 she joined the Grassroots Fund as their Energy & Climate Program Director to enhance the work of local level climate and energy action in New England. Julia attributes her passion for environmental advocacy and building... Read More →
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Cara Matteliano

Cara Matteliano, Vice President for Community Impact at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, has over 25 years of experience in not-for-profit leadership, program development, and grantmaking. She has created and facilitated collaborations such as Buffalo's Green & Healthy Homes Initiative and the Western New York Environmental Alliance. Her work has been recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development... Read More →
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Alexie Torres-Fleming

As the Executive Director of Access Strategies Fund, Alexie Torres-Fleming is an activist, community organizer, advocate and urban planner from the South Bronx with over 20 years of experience in social justice leadership in low-income communities of color. Her life's work has been dedicated to the intersections of faith, economic and racial justice, democratic change, youth organizing and women's rights. Alexie has received numerous awards... Read More →


Sunday July 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
Bulger Communication Center East 2


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