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2021 Fall Funder Learning Series: Tax Credits: The Anti-poverty Tool of the 21st Century

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm EDT
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Historic improvements have been made to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) with the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). If we are successful in getting these credits into the hands of the lowest-income families, we can reduce child poverty by almost half. Philanthropy has an important role to play to ensure that the hardest to reach families can access the benefits and continue to explore improvements and modernizations to these fundamental government programs.

Join us for the first program of the EOF Fall Funder Learning Series for a discussion with field leaders on how we arrived at this once in a generation moment, whether these improvements are sufficient, and how this fits into the broader movement for building a just and inclusive economy. Funders will have the opportunity to reflect on the discussion and share strategies for moving forward in small breakouts at the end of the program.

  • Danielle Goonan, Rockefeller Foundation (Moderator)
  • Ellen Nissenbaum, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Solana Rice, Liberation in a Generation
  • Samuel Hammond, Niskanen Center

Cosponsors: EITC Funders Network, Philanthropy New York

Please note this program series is for funders and philanthropic advisors only.

We welcome your participation in all three programs of the EOF Fall Funder Learning Series: Building Systems of Economic Support for an Equitable Recovery, where we will explore the critical role of income supports – tax credits, cash supports and unemployment insurance  – in building a stronger, more equitable recovery and how funders can show up to meet this moment.

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