Tax Credits: The Anti-poverty Tool of the 21st Century

September 22 | 2-3:30pm ET

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 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. This event is co-sponsored by the EITC FN & the Economic Opportunity Funders Network.

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