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  • Unlocking the Philanthropic Vault

    Wednesday, December 11, 11:15 am - 11:45 am
    West Hall A – Area C
    Learning Lounges
    Track 2: Financing Options, Real Estate, & Economic Development
    A typical brownfield project takes multiple funders to get completed, and federal grants don’t always add up to everything you need. Very few philanthropic foundations ever talk about brownfields as a priority, but many are funding projects across the nation—they just don’t always think of them that way. By focusing on the broader aspects of a project, redevelopment leaders across the country are tapping into funds with priorities in economic transition, community development, education, recreation, and more, building broader projects and more lasting change through partnerships and diversified funding avenues. This session will provide strategies on how to engage local, regional, and other foundations to support brownfield redevelopment projects – from groundbreaking to ribbon cutting. Learn out to build relationships with foundations and how to craft your project story to unlock the many philanthropic opportunities available throughout the redevelopment process. Hear how projects have successfully engaged philanthropic investment at every level by expanding their understanding of the projects.
    Patrick Kirby
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