GREEN 2020 Virtual Meeting

December 2, 2020 – December 3, 2020 all-day America/New York Timezone

TFN’s GREEN 2020 Virtual Meeting will offer an opportunity to bring together diverse voices from across the sector to share learning, explore strategies and identify key issues that are impacting grantees, partners and the communities we serve.

Registration is now open for our virtual gathering, which takes place December 2-3. We hope you’ll join us as we:

• Deepen learning from practitioners and peers with a focus on racial and social justice, power building, and equity-centered climate and sustainability investments.

• Recognize/strategize how the multiple challenges, inequities, and harms exacerbated by and laid bare by COVID-19 call for new funder strategies centered in racial justice.

• Share learning, engage with funder colleagues on intersectional issues, and explore collaborative opportunities.

• Address key cross-cutting topics that align with our theme: Power, Equity, Climate, and Sustainability.

About our Meeting

Read the full agenda for the 2020 GREEN Virtual Meeting here.

Registration and meeting fees can be found here.


TFN’s GREEN funder working group was created in 2005 by funders interested in better understanding the promise that green strategies hold for improving outcomes for people and place. The working group is currently focused on learning more about green issues, identifying leverage points, and facilitating strategic collaborations in three specific arenas: Climate mitigation and adaptation, sustainability practices in cities and regions, and neighborhood/district sustainability.

Agenda Overview:

Wednesday, Dec. 2

(Afternoon ET/Morning PT)

• Panel: 2020 Election Results and Implications for Climate Mitigation/Adaptation and City Sustainability
• Panel: From Community Engagement to Collaborative Governance: the Providence Racial Equity Journey and Learning Lab
• Funder Social Hour: A Taste of Rhode Island

Thursday, Dec. 3

(Afternoon ET/Morning PT)

• Panel: Energy Democracy and Justice: Broadening Economic Opportunity, Bringing Economic Relief
• Funder Discussion: Redefining Funder Strategies – Democratizing Philanthropy through Community-Led Decision-making

Stay tuned for more details on session times and speakers!


We are offering individual registration as well as discounted flat group rates for both TFN members and non-members.

Registration fees help support TFN’s GREEN working group efforts as well as the network’s over-arching mission to leverage philanthropy’s unique potential to help create communities and regions that are sustainable, prosperous, healthy and just for all people. These fees also help us offset programmatic and operational costs incurred in the planning and production of virtual events, including honoraria for invited nonprofit speakers.

Individual Rates

Member: $199
▪ Non-member: $299

Flat Group Rate
Foundations with three or more registrations are eligible for a discounted flat group rate.

▪ Member: $399
▪ Non-member: $499

Register here

We recognize that many organizations are facing challenges during these uncertain times, so if cost is a barrier to participating in this event, please reach out to Ashley Quintana, at

Who Should Attend

Registration is open to donors, staff, directors, and trustees of all grantmaking institutions. We are seeking to create a small and intimate gathering of funders with the goal of learning, sharing and facilitating strategic conversations about where philanthropic resources can have the greatest impact.

Thank You

Thank you to our funder planning committee for their ideas, guidance, and assistance in planning this meeting:

• Diane IvesThe Kendeda Fund
• Zoe KirkosPeople for Bikes
• John MitterholzerThe George Gund Foundation
• Wren PattonThe Summit Foundation
• Jennifer PereiraRhode Island Foundation
• Mariella PuertoBarr Foundation
• Jen SomersEnergy Foundation

We are looking forward to a terrific and inspiring meeting and hope that you can join us!

About the featured photo: “Still Here,” a Gaia mural of Lynsea Montanari and Princess Redwing in Providence, R.I., represents indigenous communities’ centuries-long fight against erasure. Learn more about the mural here. Photo: Harold Stiver |