Partners & Initiatives

We’re putting relationships first as we build and integrate into networks of community partnerships across the country.  

A project to support select member organizations of three networks of leaders of color – BMe, Citizens Committee for New York City, and the Hispanic Federation – to thrive in the new economic reality. NFF is partnering with each network to co-design programs that will boost their member nonprofits’ financial capacity and health.

NFF and Capital Impact Partners have come together to form Catalyzing Finance for Racial Equity, a collaborative that engages staff, community-centered organizations, and CDFIs in identifying new ways that CDFIs can advance health justice and better support communities by refining or developing new lending products and practices.

Through the Comprehensive Organizational Health Initiative, International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) created MOVE, a collaborative program with NFF that delivers methodology and resources to strengthen the financial and organizational health of the IABD Membership.

NFF will provide zero-interest flexible loans, technical assistance, and financial counseling for organizations led by and serving people of color and others severely impacted by COVID-19 in New York, the Bay Area, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. 

NFF is working with change agent Fran Jemmott and her partners to engage a cohort of homeless service providers in South LA to build their financial capacity and explore what it would take to bolster homelessness prevention in the community. NFF is contributing a financial lens to the conversation as Fran and her team explore the collaborative will, structure, and goals.

Funders that have supported NFF's projects and initiatives:

The Colorado Health Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hilton Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Morgan Stanley, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The New York Community Trust, The Prudential Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, US Department of the Treasury, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Wells Fargo, and many others committed to driving positive change.

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