Inclusive Growth

Inclusive Growth
Strategies for shared prosperity
Inclusive growth, also known as an inclusive economy, occurs when all people in a community share in the benefits of economic growth.

Philanthropy can be a substantial driver for prosperity in communities by supporting strategies for economic inclusion and access in our cities, towns, and regions. In this collection, we explore the factors that make up a healthy local and regional economy, one that strives to be inclusive and innovative. Voices from across the sector consider the roles that donors, foundations, and nonprofits can play in creating a regional inclusive growth ecosystem, and share examples of where this work is taking root.

Inclusive growth initiatives will only be brought to scale when collaboration, long-term investments, and systems change are achieved at the local level. These resources aim to arm you with the information you need to move forward.

Resources on Inclusive Growth

In this collection, you’ll find original blogs, articles, and author videos from The Foundation Review, as well as other resources produced to support inclusive growth initiatives.

A Short Documentary

In this video, produced in partnership with Grand Rapids Community College, Tim Bartik from the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research guides viewers on a tour of what the data — and the next generation — have to tell us about economic opportunity in Michigan.