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New Publication from TFN Examines Transit Equity
The Hardest Road examines the history and context of equitable transportation and the philanthropic efforts under way in four regions where funders are aligning with advocates and government agencies to shape once-in-a-lifetime infrastructure investments so they benefit low-income people and communities of color.
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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.
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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!
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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.
Ecodistricts: A Unique Opportunity to Redefine Detroit’s Neighborhoods
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Research and resources that make connections across issues and highlight innovation.
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