Explore the latest resources, webinars, and funding opportunities from other organizations engaging in anti-poverty efforts. The list is updated periodically to ensure “freshness!”

Resources

Holding Hard Conversations and Moving Beyond Neutrality

Collective Impact Forum, July 2020

This roundtable discusses community questions about how to support anti-racism within our work, specifically diving into how to host hard conversations when everyone is gathering virtually, and considering when the focus of your work feels “neutral”, and separate from race and racial equity.

The Basic Facts About Women in Poverty

Center for American Progress, August 2020

This article presents a snapshot of women in poverty, explaining why women experience higher rates of poverty, and exploring the policy solutions that can best ensure lasting economic security for women and their families.

Racism in Public Benefit Programs: Where Do We Go from Here?

CLASP, July 2020

For decades public benefit programs have provided essential support for families with low incomes. At the same time, these programs have reinforced structures of oppression. It is critical that we understand the history of the safety net in the United States because, without recognition of past and present harm, we run the serious risk of complicity in upholding systems of white supremacy.

Webinars

Our Essential Work: Immigrants and Rural Economies Weathering the Pandemic Together

August 19, 2020

What particular challenges are rural immigrants and their communities experiencing in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis? How are rural development organizations adapting what they do to align with, support, embrace and engage immigrants through the emergency and beyond? And how can policy help? Join the Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group to find out!

Crisis Leadership and Resiliency: A Trauma-Informed Approach to COVID-19 Response

August 20, 2020

The National Council for Behavioral Health will identify public health leadership strategies to minimize the impact of anxiety on staff, as well as techniques to promote resiliency and self-care in a trauma-informed way.

Evaluating Race Equity and Family Engagement in Juvenile Justice Reforms

September 17, 2020

The Annie E. Casey Foundation will share lessons from an evaluation of its effort to deploy race equity strategies and engage youth and families in reducing incarceration and other out-of-home placements for young people, especially youth of color.

Funding Opportunities

Native Vote 2020

Application Due: Rolling basis

National Congress of American Indians is offering Community Mini Grants for projects in support of its Native Vote campaign for the 2020 election cycle. Please note: NCAI will consider funding projects/events in whole or part up to a maximum of $2,000 per tribal organization.

Rural Digital Opportunity Fund

Application Due: October 22, 2020

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund will bring high speed fixed broadband service to rural homes and small businesses using census data.

If you have questions or comments, please contact Lauren Martin, Program Associate, Training & Technical Assistance.