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Panel Discussion on Guaranteed Income: A Silver Bullet to Reduce Poverty?

  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2440 W El Camino Real #300 Mountain View, CA 94040 United States (map)

Panel Discussion on Guaranteed Income: A Silver Bullet to Reduce Poverty?

In recent years guaranteed income initiatives such as Universal Basic Income (UBI) have garnered national attention. The topic has been elevated in the national discourse by potential presidential candidates as part of their economic platforms.

Whether you are a funder interested in learning more about potentially supporting guaranteed income pilots or a practitioner advocating for increased government resources to address the racial wealth gap, this session will help you gain a deeper understanding of how guaranteed income is being used in different ways for different populations, how it maps against principles of equity, and how it can be an asset-building strategy.

Directly addressing income insecurity city-wide, or for specific populations to address health equity, is a largely untapped opportunity for funders. Join us for a panel discussion that will address critical questions about guaranteed income:

  • How can funders support this work?

  • How are current guaranteed income pilots faring in California?

  • How can these cash supports be used effectively to address the health-wealth connection?

  • In what ways is guaranteed income being used to address equity?


  • Natalie Foster (Moderator) –Economic Security Project

  • Deborah Karasek – University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

  • Solaire Spellen – Expecting Justice

  • Sukhi Samra – Reinvent Stockton Foundation

This is a free event.