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Partners for Places Awards Grants to Eight Community Partnerships

Eight communities are harnessing the power of partnerships as local government and philanthropy work together to realize a better future for their communities. The communities were awarded a total of $520,250 by the Partners for Places grant program, which connects local government and philanthropy to invest in sustainability projects that promote a healthy environment, a strong economy, and well-being for all residents.


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.

2015 Annual Conference

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