A global pandemic. Massive economic fallout. Police violence and racism. Ongoing social unrest. Entrenched political distrust. Financial insecurity and wealth gaps.

The events of 2020 revealed underlying structural problems that have created deep financial disparities for women and people of color, limiting their financial security and overall well-being.  Now, more than ever, multilevel support for women and Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian people is critically needed.  Philanthropy can play a catalytic role in the movement for equitable wealth building and economic mobility.  Let’s reimagine how to build economic well-being for all by embedding equity in the fabric of all our work.

On April 27, 2021 we released AFN’s new brief, From Relief to Resilience: Reimagining Investments.  We heard from author Christi Baker, Asset Funders Network, on the opportunities to reimagine solutions to create more just paths to economic resilience moving forward.  Our new framework features a continuum of funding strategies that funders can apply now and over the long-term by supporting on-the-ground programs and systemic solutions and aligning internal and external practices.


Christi Baker, Asset Funders Network
Don Baylor, Jr., Lafayette Square
Samuel Diaz, Prudential Financial
Julie Hodgson, Citi Foundation