AFN Member Conversation, Webinar

Peer to Peer – An Equitable and Just Transition: The Vital Role of Philanthropy in Supporting Communities and Households in the Climate Economy

The Inflation Reduction Act is accelerating federal funding and investment into the climate economy and providing critical incentives to support the transition. How do funders make the case to major donors, boards and leadership to transition and/or expand their funding portfolios to address pressing and urgent climate-related issues? What are different pathways to fund climate work within our core asset-building areas: health, housing, small business development, financial health, community development, and education? And what is the role of philanthropy in driving an equitable and just transition in support of community and household priorities?

Please join Asset Funders Network (AFN) on September 14, 2023 at 1:00 pm ET for a 75-minute member-only, peer-led discussion on the climate economy. Together we will discuss:

  • How are your asset building funding areas being impacted by climate change?
  • What challenges are you dealing with in supporting climate funding strategies and what do you need to address those challenges?
  • What is the role of philanthropy in driving an equitable and just transition in the climate economy?



Peer-to-Peer: Advancing an Anti-Racist Economy is a series of member-only monthly sessions centered around AFN’s seven issue areas. Building on critical conversations from AFN’s 2022 National Grantmaker conference, these 75-minute virtual webinars will feature speakers discussing policy and programmatic advances as well as foster authentic dialogue to advance an anti-racist economy.

This session is exclusively for AFN members. Not an AFN member but interested in attending? Please visit our website or reach out to Kristin Rennels, Membership Director ( to learn more about joining AFN as a member.


We encourage people with disabilities to participate in the webinar. Captioning will be provided. If you have any other accessibility requests or questions, please email Kelly Daigle at  Requests for reasonable accommodations must be received by September 8, 2023, to ensure our ability to meet your request.