Federal Reserve/Philanthropy Initiative (FPI)

by | May 8, 2014

The Fund for Our Economic Future has joined with partners from the Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia and Cleveland on a Growth & Opportunity Initiative to build upon past work regarding growth and opportunity, and foster collaboration on a way forward. Announced at the Bridging Growth & Opportunity Conference in Philadelphia in May 2014, the partnership is part of the Federal Reserve/Philanthropy Initiative (FPI). FPI is a project of The Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN), the leading source of philanthropy for transformative thinking and interdisciplinary action on how to build more prosperous, equitable and sustainable regions and communities. Wedding the presence of Federal Reserve Banks and on-the-ground presence of funders, FPI members seek to improve older industrial communities through joint local and regional endeavors. The goal of the Growth & Opportunity Initiative is to promote better understanding of the link between job preparation efforts (“job preparation”), employer demand (“job creation”), and the spatial and social disconnect between jobs and workers (“job access”). 


We hope you might join us in exploring how this framework translates to action not only in Northeast Ohio, but in communities across the country. For more information on how to join this initiative, please contact Brad Whitehead, or click here to sign up for our bimonthly Growth & Opportunity newsletter.