TFN Signature Reports

Examples From The Field|Special Report
128 Pages
2009
As part of its 10th anniversary, the Funders’ Network commissioned this compilation of essays from leading thinkers in the movement for smarter growth that challenge philanthropy to think about its role over the next 10 years.
Examples From The Field|Special Report
24 Pages
2009
Catherine Porter, in this guide for place-based foundations interested in engaging in climate change, offers strategies for understanding the current situation and opportunities for action. She features a number of voices from funders already working in this area.
Examples From The Field|Special Report
12 Pages
2006
Based on interviews with 12 community foundations from across North America, this report describes new ways that community foundations are improving the areas in which they live and do their work. By taking on issues such as jobs, economic development, land use, transportation, housing, urban/suburban equity (and disparities), and conservation—many community foundations have created powerful levers for improving their local communities, and their own institutions.
Examples From The Field|Special Report
116 Pages
2004
Consultant Julia Parzen presents 19 stories from foundations that demonstrate the strategic use of varying types of investments a foundation can make toward supporting more thoughtful real estate investment in a region as well as how a foundation might approach such investment.

 

Examples From The Field|Special Report
52 Pages
2009
As part of its 10th anniversary, the Funders’ Network commissioned this series of reflections to tell stories from our membership and provide examples about the range of tools funders are employing and the impacts they’re achieving. Researched and written by Neil F. Carlson.
Special Report
20 Pages
2008
This guide focuses on the intersection of race, class, and access to opportunity with growth/ development decisions made by governments, private developers, and nonprofit organizations. It’s intended to assist funders in making decisions to provide more philanthropic resources for projects and efforts that are transformative in nature, resulting in the reduction of local and regional disparities; the development of leadership opportunities across a range of communities; and the advancement of strategies that simultaneously benefit people and place.
Examples From The Field|Special Report
137 Pages
2005
This report documents ways foundations can support better planning and decision making to improve communities and regions. It includes 21 case studies designed to inspire and inform new efforts to advance social, environmental, and economic justice in neighborhoods and regions across North America.