“What happens when leadership comes together to solve a problem? A lot, when it comes to Uplift America, an innovative new public-private-philanthropic partnership tackling rural poverty. The Uplift America Fund leverages $500 million for communities in need and creates additional rural infrastructure through increasing the capacity of community development financial institutions (CDFIs). Join panelists Bill Bynum of Hope Enterprise Corporation, Justin Maxson of Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, and Lisa Mensah of the United States Department of Agriculture as they describe the events that led to re-engineering ‘the way things have always been done.’ Their innovative solution allows resources previously left on the table to be accessed in the rural South and Native American communities. This lively conversation will help participants envision creative solutions for their own communities, including how philanthropic leaders can apply catalytic grant dollars alongside other impact investors, provide flexible capital, and find the right fit for each partner.”
This multimedia is included in our list of TEN NOTABLE RESOURCES FOR CROSS-SECTOR COLLABORATION IN RURAL AREAS.