The Funders Network promotes funding and philanthropic leadership that allows all people the opportunity to live in more environmentally sustainable, socially equitable, and economically prosperous regions and communities.

We believe that structural racism, inequity, and other social disparities are the root cause of our environmental and economic challenges. As a network, we are committed to questioning, challenging and confronting the systemic racial inequities and injustices that persist as malign influences on our policies, practices, and psyches.

Because the needs and perspectives of people of color, immigrant and refugees, and the poor are often unheard and systematically disregarded in decisions impacting every aspect of their lives, TFN is committed to helping funders understand and address racism, economic inequality and the imbalance of power while engendering community-driven solutions.  In so doing, the network embraces the diversity of our members and partners, and we are committed to lifting-up and amplifying the expertise and experiences of those  communities who are least heard.

Building Equity. Igniting Action.
TFN’s Strategic & Racial Equity Frameworks


In 2020, TFN completed a strategic planning process that centered racial equity as both cross-cutting and foundational.  Faced with stark economic, racial and social inequities, disenfranchisement and degradation of democratic institutions and an escalating climate crisis, how can TFN meet this moment of unprecedented challenges? TFN’s Strategic & Racial Equity Frameworks shares key strategies, our racial equity framework and action plan, and program priorities.

Download a copy here.