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Nine Communities Score a Win for Residents in Round Four of the Local Sustainability Matching Fund

When local government sustainability offices join forces with local, place-based philanthropies, the bottom line is a win for residents. That’s the message from the latest round of grants from the Local Sustainability Matching Fund. In all, nine communities were awarded a total of $531,250 by the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities and its partner, the Urban Sustainability Directors Network.


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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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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.

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