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Central MA Funders Network Meeting

October 17th, 2022
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Zoom - information to be emailed
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor
Event type:
Network Meeting
Member fee:
Base fee:
The National Low Income Housing Coalition’s 2021 “Out of Reach” report places Massachusetts as the third least affordable state in the nation for rental housing. And across Worcester County, there are media reports and nonprofit leaders declaring that these trends are being felt locally.

As a key social determinant of health, access to safe and stable housing is inextricably linked to a myriad of other issues, making it a topic of concern to many types of funders. Nonprofits working in the affordable housing space are navigating a multitude of federal and state funding sources with different cycles, priorities, and availability, and philanthropic funding typically represents a small portion of development costs. What is the role of philanthropy to help increase and preserve the supply of affordable housing, thereby preventing homelessness in Central MA? We invite you to join us to explore this topic.  

In addition to inviting funders from the Central MA region to attend, we also especially encourage funders with the following portfolios to attend: behavioral health, environment, homelessness.

The program will feature a panel of representatives from Central MA nonprofits working to address these issues, and we will also allot time for funder only reflection and sharing around current efforts.  

About the Network:

This is a Network for representatives of grantmaking institutions based in Worcester County or funding in the County. The goals of the Network are to: 

  • Build community / strengthen relationships with peer funders
  • Exchange knowledge / share practices around grantmaking strategies and approaches 
  • Leverage collaborative voice/philanthropy to influence policy in MA

Network Advisory Committee members are: Jonathan Cohen (Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Kerry Conaghan (United Way Central MA), Kimberly Salmon (Hanover Insurance), Meghan Maceiko (Community Foundation of North Central MA), and Jennie Blake (The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts).

Registration type: 
Normal registration

Zoom Instructions:

Zoom information: Zoom information for the program will be sent out to all registrants one week before AND in the afternoon of the business day before the session is scheduled to take place.  Please reach out to info@philanthropyma.org if you believe you are registered for this program and do not receive the link.

Registration & Program Follow-up Materials: Registration for the program will be closed at 2pm EST on the day before the program is scheduled to take place.  If you register after this point, you will be added to the waitlist and will be able to receive the program recording as well as all follow-up materials from the session.  For fee-based Nonprofit Partner programs, you can request these materials for a discounted rate.  Please note that it may take up to a week to prepare and disseminate those materials to all registrants.

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