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Registration Now Open for the 2014 Annual Conference!
Join us in Boston March 17-19, 2014 for an innovative and thought-provoking line up of keynote plenaries, mobile workshops, breakout sessions, speakers, and receptions at TFN's 2014 Annual Conference. We'll be featuring stimulating discussions about smart growth, community development, transportation, the arts, and more, in the vibrant and thriving city of Boston. We hope to see you there!
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.
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.
Registration is Now Open for the 2014 Annual Conference!
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