September 2020 Newsletter Interview: California Community Foundation

A Conversation with Rosemary Veniegas, Senior Program Officer, Health; Rosie Arroyo, Senior Program Officer, Immigration; and Ellah Ronen, Senior Program Officer, LA n Sync of the California Community Foundation. Tell us about the EITC-related work you are currently supporting, and the path that led you to invest in this work? The California Community Foundation made…

December 2019 Newsletter Interview: Amy Matsui and Melissa Boteach at the National Women’s Law Center

Tell us about Tax Justice is Gender Justice, the new series of reports on achieving gender and racial equity by harnessing the power of the U.S. Tax Code. How does this work fit into the National Women’s Law Center’s mission? Taxes play a fundamental and underappreciated role in women’s economic security. The tax code funds our…

September 2019 Newsletter Interview: Kevin Douglas, Director of National Programs at GCIR

Over the last several years, the EITC Funders Network has partnered with Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) on issues at the intersection of tax credit access, immigration status, and racial and ethnic equity. Although the EITC is no longer on the list of benefits and services under the recently issued public charge rule,…

June 2019 Newsletter Interview: Kelly Wagoner, Director of Get Ahead Colorado at The Piton Foundation

Tell us about The Piton’s Foundation strategy and how Get Ahead Colorado and Tax Help Colorado fit into your work of supporting families and driving social change for low-income communities. For more than 40 years, The Piton Foundation, which is part of Gary Community Investments, has been investing in the Colorado community with a specific…

March 2019 Newsletter Interview: Nikki Foster, Program Officer, and Margie Jo Eun Joo Andreason, Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI) Manager at the Northwest Area Foundation

Interview with a Funder In what ways are the Northwest Area Foundation’s program goals around achieving sustainable prosperity grounded in a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion? At the program level, we’ve had a version of this conversation for many years. In recent years, however, we’ve embarked on an intentional diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)…

December 2018 Newsletter Interview: Ria Pugeda, Senior Program Officer at the Consumer Health Foundation

Interview with a Funder Why is supporting economic security and asset building essential to your mission?  The Consumer Health Foundation’s (CHF’s) website reflects our view on the intersection of health equity, economic justice, and racial equity. It reads “Health inequities are unjust and preventable differences in health between groups of people. They are created and…

September 2018 Newsletter Interview: Erica Williams, Senior Director of State Policy Initiatives at Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Interview with a Researcher The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) recently released a brief that discusses ways state EITCs make work pay for people of color and women. We followed up with Erica Williams, Senior Director of State Policy Initiatives, to learn more about the role of tax credits in helping to advance…

June 2018 Newsletter Interview: Laura Speer, Associate Director, Policy Reform and Advocacy at The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Supporting Immigrant Families in a Shifting Policy Landscape *Edit Added on 9.5.2019:  In August 2019, the Department of Homeland Security finalized its “public charge regulation,” which will go into effect on October 15th, 2019. Under this rule, immigrants seeking admission to the U.S. or applying for lawful permanent residency can be denied if family members,…