Small and midsize cities face many challenges in attracting and sustaining community investment capital. Despite these challenges, these municipalities also present distinct opportunities, including strong entrepreneurial spirit and growth potential, to advance health equity in ways that create outsize impacts for relatively small price tags.
Join The Funders Network’s Inclusive Economies on June 15 at 2:30 p.m. ET for our webinar, How Community Development Capital Can Promote Health Equity in Smaller Cities.
We’ll be joined by Don Hinkle-Brown, CEO of the Reinvestment Fund, a mission-driven financial institution that provides analytical tools and financing to strengthen neighborhoods, scale social enterprises, and build resilient communities. As a product of Reinvestment Fund’s Invest Health initiative, a report by Urban Institute called Making Community Development Capital Work in Small to Midsized Cities describes the challenges small and midsize cities can face in attracting and sustaining the capital needed to develop a pipeline of community development projects. From 2019 to 2020, the Reinvestment Fund convened a series of roundtables with community development investment practitioners who have financed projects that aim to improve the social determinants of health in small and mid-sized cities through community development capital.
Join us to explore the insights and lessons shared, including the challenges and promising strategies to improve community investment systems in smaller places — and the important role funders can play in supporting key partnerships and projects that advance health equity in those communities.
This webinar will also include real-world models to illustrate lessons learned in implementing strategies to improve community investment systems in smaller places with a health equity-promoting lens.