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Round Three of the Local Sustainability Matching Fund is Now Open
The Local Sustainability Matching Fund awards 1:1 matching grants on a competitive basis to build partnerships between sustainability directors and local place-based foundations and to advance important community-based sustainability initiatives. The deadline for applications is May 22, 2013.
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, and 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!
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.
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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.
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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.
2013 Annual Conference
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Community Change: Lessons Learned from Making Connections
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Research and resources that make connections across issues and highlight innovation.
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