How do financial health and climate change intersect to impact people with low-to-moderate incomes? How can philanthropy support informed solutions?
In 2023, SaverLife, a national fintech nonprofit and advocacy organization, published climate research based on members’ financial data and personal experiences as part of its new “The Downpour” initiative. The research illuminates the realities for people with low incomes who are living with persistent financial insecurity that is being exacerbated by the impacts of ongoing climate change. Despite interest in climate resilience strategies, they have little room in their already tight budgets to prepare for weather events and disasters. Those insights help us understand how well existing policies are mitigating the costs and other impacts of climate change and what additional solutions that prioritize the needs and experiences of those most impacted are necessary.
As implored by Leigh Phillips, SaverLife President and CEO, “This is the fight of our lives, and it will take everyone’s participation to create a different outcome: for our families and future generations.” There is opportunity for philanthropy to act on the insights from members of SaveLife’s community with over 600,000 people across the country. Grantmakers from a variety of sectors can support programs, products, and policies that bolster financial security and mitigate the effects of climate change immediately and over the long term.
Join us on March 19th from 12pm 1pm ET for a conversation led by SaverLife, The Downpour: Navigating Chronic Climate Expenses in Households Living with Low-to-Moderate Incomes. Together we will:
- Hear the perspectives of someone living on a low-to-moderate income and navigating climate change.
- Learn from grantmakers who are thinking about and investing in solutions at the intersections of financial health and climate change.
- Collectively consider a variety of climate resilience solutions designed with the experiences of people living on low-to-moderate incomes to improve their lives and the future.
Designed with funders in mind, this webinar is open to all audiences. We want your help in shaping the conversation. Please submit your questions in advance when you register.
Captioning will be provided. If you have any other accessibility requests or questions, please email Nikki Armstead at email@example.com. Requests for reasonable accommodations must be received by March 5, 2024, to ensure our ability to meet your request.