Mobility & Access Collaborative’s Learn & Share Funder Call

December 5, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm America/New York Timezone

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Are you a funder interested in how mobility and access issues impact our communities and climate?

You are invited to bring your experience, advice and ideas to an interactive session with fellow funders.

Mobility & Access Collaborative’s Learn & Share Funder Call will take place on Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. PT.

The Mobility and Access Collaborative, a TFN initiative, is trying a new approach: Rather than formal presentations, we are creating a space for funders to learn from each other. Each quarterly meeting, three funders will bring a question for peers.

We’re excited to share the three funders who have volunteered to kick us off with questions for our first MAC Learn & Share: Dan Favre of the Greater New Orleans FoundationLisa Jacobson of the Barr Foundation and Neelima Shah of the Bullitt Foundation.

Funder Learn & Share Questions

What sort of data and messaging has been most helpful in making the case for funding transportation work with colleagues and board members?”

– DAN FAVRE, director of environmental programs at the Greater New Orleans Foundation, recently joined philanthropy after years of transportation advocacy. He is also co-chair of TFN’s 2023 Annual Conference: Ignite Action.


“Are you centering equity in your grantmaking? Can you share some examples? How are you managing grantmaking and relationships with more mainstream grantees?

– LISA JACOBSON is a senior program officer on the Barr Foundation climate team and a TFN PLACES Fellowship alum.


“How is your downtown recovering from COVID? In Seattle, Wash., our downtown has not returned. Homelessness is a major problem. While more people are starting to use transit, there are far fewer trips downtown. How can we start rethinking ‘downtowns’ and transit to help bring them back to life? Who is starting to work on these issues?

– NEELIMA SHAH is a senior program officer at the Bullitt Foundation and a former member of TFN’s Board of Directors.


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