AFN Member Conversation, Webinar

Peer to Peer: Place-Based Insights and Action to Support a Caregiving Infrastructure

AFN Member-only webinar. Visit our membership page to find out if your organization is a member.

Undervaluing care for our loved ones– young and old– costs us money, quality jobs, and dignity in the workplace. It also harms our economy. We should care about caregiving because our economy depends on it. However, undoing the legacy of undervaluing care means unraveling the legacies of racism, sexism, ageism and ableism that led us to undervalue those who give and receive care. In fact, the value of unpaid caregiving is estimated at $470 billion (according to AARP). These essential paid and unpaid workers risk demeaning jobs, low or no pay, lack of benefits, and lack of advancement and flexibility. Centering the needs of caregivers to build a more equitable society allows us to not only create quality jobs within a growing industry, but to also support those unpaid caregivers and create better care across our lifespan. There are exciting developments happening nationally to build a care infrastructure. How can philanthropy support gaps and opportunities of the emerging conversation of building an infrastructure around care?

Please join us on October 14, 2021 at 12:30-1:45pm EDT for the fourth session in our Peer-to-Peer series, a member-only peer-led discussion. Session format will include: Registration survey overview, sharing from colleagues who work regionally and nationally, and authentic dialogue in facilitated break-outs.

Together we will discuss:

  • What is the vision we want to see around caregiving and what role can we play in advancing this vision?
  • How has centering the care worker led to creating better jobs in the industry of care?
  • How are you engaging in the caregiving ecosystem through pooled funding, research and grassroots advocacy?
  • How are your collaborations and investments post-COVID leading to tangible gains for this sector and how can these gains be sustained over time?
  • How are you leveraging this moment with specific strategies in light of increased federal funding and attention in this area?


Natalie Aliga, Wells Fargo
Erin Currier, W.K.Kellogg Foundation
Camille Emeagwali, The New York Women’s Foundation

Speaker Bios


Why Care About Care? Our Economy Depends On It.

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