Asset Funders Network introduces the Equity Amplifier for Economic Security (EA), a monthly spotlight series highlighting organizations or nonprofits focused on building economic security/asset building in communities of color.

Equity Amplifier in Action

As AFN continues to utilize the Equity Amplifier (EA) platform to address systemic biases and barriers within philanthropy, we also want to showcase (in real time) how funders are using the REJ platform to expand commitments to racial and economic justice & cultivating a community of practice.

In pursuit of economic equity, the AFN 2024 Grantmaker Conference brought together dynamic nonprofits from Louisiana, each pivotal in addressing critical issues such as accessible housing, reliable transportation, and social justice. Read more about how we featured these nonprofits at the conference! 

Social Equity and Justice: The Foundation for Louisiana joined speakers from JPMorgan & Chase and Red River Bank to kick off the conference with a discussion on economic mobility across the Deep South and the Gulf Coast. 

Accessible Housing: Louisiana’s housing leaders explored community-led strategies and emerging solutions at the forefront of affordable housing initiatives. From advocating for policy changes to engaging in philanthropic efforts, these leaders are committed to making housing accessible and affordable for all. Among the highlights was a housing tour designed and led by People’s Housing+Gulf Coast Housing PartnershipHabitat for Humanity St. Tammany West, and Alembic Community Development.

Equitable Transportation: RIDE New Orleans champions a future where reliable and equitable public transportation is the gateway to economic mobility. Grantmakers experienced firsthand the importance of accessible transit in connecting individuals to jobs, education, healthcare, and essential services. 

These nonprofits exemplify the power of collective action in driving transformative change. Learn more about the nonprofits involved below!

About the Equity Amplifier

The EA serves as a space where philanthropy can engage with communities of color and examine how funders are addressing concerns in a manner that is intersectional and inclusive. Each month, AFN members will have the opportunity to access organizations and nonprofits in communities of color that are focused on economic security and asset building, including an informational brochure and a brief interactive virtual video presentation.

As a benefit of AFN membership, funders may nominate local nonprofits focused on building economic security/asset building in communities of color to highlight as part of the EA series. AFN members will also receive the opportunity to participate in a brief interactive virtual video presentation that will be shared with national AFN membership, allowing your organization to showcase innovative models and best practices to help build a more secure future for diverse communities.

How can funders get involved?

For more information or to nominate an organization or nonprofit led by people of color for the AFN EA, visit our website or contact AFN at