Funder’s Briefing on Supporting ALICE: How Philanthropy Can Fill the Gap
Join us for this special funder’s briefing focused on our New Jersey ALICE population. ALICE stands for Asset, Limited, Income Constrained, Employed and refers to those families and individuals who are employed, but cannot afford the basic necessities like childcare, food, healthcare, housing, and transportation. The ALICE population in New Jersey is on the rise. ALICE faces a host of challenges from underemployment, high costs of living, and low wages, and yet they often are ineligible for public assistance.
During this program, the United Way of Northern New Jersey will present data and trends from their latest ALICE report and provide examples from their work through the ALICE Learning Forums to uncover creative solutions for greater support.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently released their newest report, Building a Culture of Health: A Policy Roadmap to Help All New Jerseyans Live Their Healthiest Lives. The report calls for policy actions that will help to close health gaps, broaden opportunity, and ensure that everyone in N.J. - no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they make - can live their healthiest life possible. RWJF will discuss their commitment to health equity, work with the United Way, and how policy recommendations from the report can help serve the ALICE population.
Additionally, Pascale Sykes has been conducting research with ALICE families, working to uncover how philanthropy can help fill gaps in support, reduce the number of working families living paycheck to paycheck and give families the tools to achieve their dreams. At this program, they will share initial findings from their research as well as examples from interviews with ALICE families, describing the major challenges they faced and their success in developing financial stability, well-being and healthy relationships.
The program will culminate with a robust, interactive discussion to brainstorm opportunities to further support ALICE, as well as identify ways the philanthropic community can help fill the gap.
10:00 – 10:15 am - Welcome and Introductions
10:15 – 11:30 am - Presentations by United Way, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Pascale Sykes Foundation
11:30 – 12:00 pm - Funders Discussion
12:00 – 12:30 pm - Lunch
Attendees are welcome to stay after the program to enjoy lunch at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and continue the conversation.
Cost: Free for CNJG Members/ $35 for Non Member grantmakers
This program is open to grantmakers only.
Lunch will be provided.
CNJG sincerely thanks the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for hosting and providing lunch.