Grantmakers In Health, along with Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Health and Environmental Funders Network, and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders hosted a learning tour Exploring the San Joaquin Valley: A Land of Change and Promise, December 4-6 in Fresno, California.
Wednesday, December 4th
8:00 a.m. Early Registration
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Optional site visit: Fresno as a Study in Contrasts
This tour of Fresno showcased the City’s efforts to build new, mixed income, multi-family developments, revitalize its downtown, harness the benefits of high speed rail, and support community revitalization in low-income communities by engaging citizens in the planning process. The tour will also showcase some of the open space and rich agricultural lands along the San Joaquin River that are at risk of sprawl development.
3:00 p.m. Registration
4:00 p.m. Formal welcome and opening – Philanthropic Engagement in the Valley
6:30 p.m. Reception and dinner/networking evening
Thursday, December 5th
Breakfast & morning sessions:
- The People of the Valley
- Building Healthy, Equitable Communities
- Health and Wellbeing: What’s at Stake?
- Keeping Agriculture Vibrant
Afternoon site visits: 3 different options
- Community Leadership
- Health and Community
- Immigration and Agriculture
Evening: Reception/dinner/program: How to create just development for all?
Friday, December 6th
Breakfast and morning session at hotel