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Meet Our 2017 Bollman Award Winner!
We proudly announce that the recipient of the 2017 Nicholas P. Bollman Award is Tonya Allen, president and CEO of the Skillman Foundation, who has dedicated herself to investing in transformative ideas, removing barriers to opportunity, and improving lives in her hometown of Detroit.
Take action & provide leadership to create fair, prosperous, and sustainable regions and communities
Collaboration is where real change takes root. The Funders’ Network staffs issue- and place-based funder working groups that raise awareness, influence learning, develop best practices, create policy agendas, support policy reforms, & improve outcomes for people and place.
Join a network of funders committed to creating more sustainable regions & communities
The suite of tools available to funders (investing, grantmaking, collaborating, convening, facilitating, and more) uniquely position philanthropy to provide leadership to advance smarter growth policies and practices that improve decision-making about growth and development issues. Join us!
In the wake of an election season that revealed deep divisions across the U.S., the Funders' Network is committed to helping our members navigate this new political landscape with a forward-looking eye toward strategic approaches at the federal, state, regional and local levels. Learn more about post-election resources, upcoming webinars — and what leaders in philanthropy are saying about the road ahead — on our Post-Election News and Resources page.
Land Use & Community Impacts
Decisions about land use and how communities grow and change represent significant investments of public and private financial resources that have long-term and far-reaching impacts on natural, economic, and social conditions. Learn more about land use and smart growth.
A Network of Leaders
We help our members share knowledge, foster networks, and encourage leadership and action to create fair, prosperous, and sustainable regions and communities. Learn more about membership.
Get Involved: Participate in Our Working Groups
Philanthropy has a role to play in advancing smarter growth policies and practices that improve land use decision-making, ultimately leading to more equitable and sustainable regions and communities. Our members address a diverse range of cross-cutting issues and places. Learn more about our working groups.
2017 Annual Conference
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Annual Conference Spotlight: A Former Marine Turned Sustainability Crusader
Research and resources that make connections across issues and highlight innovation.