Smart Growth California


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Smart Growth California 2017 Statewide Funder Convening
February 8-10, 2017 

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About Smart Growth California

Smart Growth California was founded in 2009 by the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN) and The San Francisco Foundation to support funders who are working to advance smart growth and build healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities throughout California.

The network is dedicated to helping bolster and support foundations in their efforts to advance a transportation and land use reform agenda that will benefit all Californians and the communities in which they live.

Smart Growth California is engaged in the following activities: identifying key foundations, nonprofits, and coalitions working on these issues in California; researching statewide and regional strategies and funding needs; conducting outreach to key foundations and nonprofits; organizing educational initiatives, information sharing, and networking opportunities to advance the field; and facilitating strategic collaboration between funders. Learn more about our work.

Smart Growth California’s steering committee is comprised of ten leading foundations (S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, California Community Foundation, Ford Foundation, The California Endowment, The San Francisco Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, The San Diego Foundation, Resources Legacy Fund, Wells Fargo, and an anonymous funder). 

Join Us

Does your foundation work on smart growth issues such as transportation and land use reform, climate change, affordable housing, public health, stormwater capture, or community development? Are you interested in thinking creatively about the best ways to accommodate California’s growth, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities? We invite you to join our partnership.

For more information, please contact Nina Bohlen, Director of Smart Growth California, at or at (510) 444-5542.


Nina Bohlen
Nina Bohlen (510) 444-5542


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