Mobility & Access Summer Strategy Series
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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A deepening climate crisis. Persistent racial and ethnic inequities. The economic and social fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mobility advocates, activists and funders have found themselves at the crossroads of these intersecting issues over the past year, moving with urgency and purpose in communities across the country.

What have we learned? Where are the opportunities for impact? And what comes next in the fight to advance sustainable and equitable mobility?

Join the Mobility and Access Collaborative, an initiative of The Funders Network, for the final installment of our three-part Summer Strategy Series on June 22.

These interactive sessions are designed around facilitated funder-to-funder conversations — giving us a chance to connect, share and strategize together.

Crystal Ball

June 22 | 1-2:30 p.m.

What’s next on the mobility and access front? We’ll hear from leading thinkers in the sector on how to build and keep momentum on the road ahead.



Henry Cisneros, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former mayor of San Antonio

William Fulton, Director, Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research

Stay tuned for speaker updates!


These are funder-only sessions and there is no cost to register.

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About the Mobility and Access Collaborative

The Mobility and Access Collaborative, an initiative of The Funders Network, is an action-oriented effort that recognizes the urgency for ambitious — and quickly implemented — solutions to limit the devastating impacts of climate change. Join the collaborative’s listserv by emailing Hazel@fundersnetwork.org.

Reimagining Coal & Gas Country: Pathways To Equitable Development & Federal Climate Legislation
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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for this event

Several years ago, residents of Appalachia — faced with the prospect of doubling down on fracking and oil, gas, and petrochemical development — began holding community-based “visioning” sessions to reimagine local economic development. The effort grew to include small-scale, community-based economic development work, but also a regionwide campaign focused on federal investment.

Today, a multifaceted and multi-constituency effort to “Reimagine Appalachia” has exploded in local and national headlines and is gathering critical regional support and momentum. A movement to reverse the historic environmental and economic disinvestment in people of color in the region has also begun. This is all happening at a moment when historic climate infrastructure legislation is being proposed and a coal-state senator holds the key swing vote.

Join the webinar to learn how work being done in Appalachia could inform equitable and sustainable community development in your region as well as build the critical political support for the strongest national climate infrastructure plan possible.

Reimagining Coal & Gas Country
2 p.m. ET June 29
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Marcia Dinkins, Black Women Rising and Black Appalachian Coalition

Angie RosserWest Virginia Rivers and ReImagine Appalachia

Kelly YagatichThe Climate Reality Project


This educational briefing is co-hosted by Climate and Energy Funders GroupEnvironmental Grantmakers Association, the Health and Environmental Funders Network’s Past Petro Program, Just Transition Fund and The Funders Network.

It is informational in nature and open to funders only.

Funder Federal Roundtable: Opening Channels for Local Impact
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

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Please join TFN’s Intermountain West Funders Network in partnership with Philanthropy Colorado for a roundtable discussion to learn how federal economic and community development funding from the American Rescue Plan and other new federal programs will provide critical resources for communities across the Mountain West.

Funders and their grantees have many questions about how these dollars will be deployed in the region, what particular areas will be prioritized, and how we can ensure that this historic investment of federal funding supports our most impacted communities, including Black, Indigenous and communities of color.

Colorado and New Mexico are places where the U.S. Economic Development Administration, state agencies, funders, and nonprofit organizations are working to engage and coordinate as the new Federal administration puts forth priority investments in closer alignment with issues important to funders in our region and across the country.

Funder Federal Roundtable: Opening Channels for Local Impact
July 7, 2021
9 a.m. MT/ 11 a.m. ET
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This webinar will help unpack what streams of federal dollars will be running through the regional offices of the Economic Development Agency, will spotlight the example of how Intermountain West states, namely Colorado and New Mexico, are preparing for and prioritizing how federal dollars will be spent and will lift up examples of how several funders investing in capacity building efforts to make sure that lower wealth and BIPOC communities.

The session will also discuss how racial equity will be embedded and prioritized in these recovery and rebuilding efforts, lifting up ways that this work is proceeding in an intersectional and collaborative way across public sector agencies.


Angela Belden Martinez, Regional Director, U.S. Economic Development Administration

Terry Bruner, CEO, Pivotal New Mexico

Rick Garcia, Executive Director, State of Colorado Department of Local Affairs

Paul Major, President and CEO, Telluride Foundation

Trent Thompson, Colorado & Utah Representative, U.S. Economic Development Administration


The Intermountain West Funders Network (IMWFN), a working group of The Funders Network, allows funders to grow relationships, deepen knowledge, explore unique endeavors and share promising practices. While funders in the network embed a variety of lenses into their work, their key focus remains on ensuring that the most important resources of the Intermountain West — its land, water and people — are paramount when making decisions about growth and development. For more information, please reach out to Hazel Paguaga, hazel@fundersnetwork.org.