Places

“Convergence” extends beyond the national partnership to an engaged network of more than 70 local and regional funders across the country leading bold change that is deeply rooted in local context and ready to be brought to scale at regional, state, and national levels. The Convergence Network represents equity-focused grantmakers committed to advancing racial justice and health equity through joint action and policy and practice changes.

The Partnership’s work and deepened relationships with local funders over the years has demonstrated that investing in place results in significant changes in policy and practice. It is critical to support state and local actions to advance and innovate policies and practices that advance racial justice and health equity, especially in the face of uncertainty at the federal level.

Since its inception, the Partnership has strategically invested promising place-based efforts to bring solutions to scale in over 42 localities and regions across the country representing diverse geographies and constituencies—from communities of color and poor working-class Americans to urban neighborhoods and rural communities.