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TFN Annual Conference | March 20-22 | Register Now!

Join us at our 2017 conference in Saint Paul to connect with leaders and innovators in philanthropy, learn best practices, and explore solutions to the most pressing issues facing communities. Philanthropy has always played a key role in creating of equitable, sustainable and economically prosperous communities and regions — work that remains critical, now more than ever. Register today!


Post-election Resources

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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