Postponed Until Further Notice: Intermountain West Funder Network 2020 Convening

May 13, 2020 – May 15, 2020 all-day America/New York Timezone
Kim Ogren

Intermountain West Funder Network 2020 Convening


Join us in beautiful Tucson, Arizona May 13-15 for the Intermountain West Funder Network 2020 Annual Convening.

The IMWFN 2020 Annual Convening will provide time and space to nurture your relationships with others in the sector and opportunities to grow your knowledge. With a focus on telling authentic stories, our meeting will feature funder-focused conversations that:

Help you understand connections and pathways among issues and tactics;
Uncover how funders plan for risk, uncertainty and change;
Reveal how funders are building capacity throughout the region

Attendees will leave appreciating how foundation peers empower others to advance racial equity, support healthy and thriving communities and enhance natural systems in the face of many visible and invisible threats.

Stay tuned for more details on speakers and sessions!

Why Tucson?
This region of the Sonoran Desert has been in the crosshairs of broad and swift changes in national immigration and environmental protection policies. Despite this national-scale conflict, the Tucson area typifies how resilient communities face challenges regarding land and water, racial and economic justice, multi-modal transportation needs and the health impacts of climate change. The work underway here exemplifies promising practices that focus on citizen engagement and activation to build and grow power that in turn drives decisions to benefit people, their communities and the environment we all depend on.

Who Should Attend
Registration is open to donors, staff, directors, trustees of public and private foundations, corporate grantmakers and government funders throughout the Intermountain West and elsewhere. We welcome funders, wherever they are in the continuum of learning, to engage with us in this work as we seek to create a shared learning space for strategic conversations about where philanthropic resources can have the greatest impact.

The Funders’ Network has reserved a small block of rooms at Hacienda Del Sol — a historic hotel nestled at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountain Range, just 20 minutes from downtown Tucson and less than 30 minutes from Tucson International Airport.
There is a discounted room rate of $218 per night for convening attendees. (Please note that this amount includes a daily $29 resort fee.) To book your hotel room, call the hotel at 520-901-1344 and ask for The Funders’ Network room block. The group rate ends on Sunday, March 29.
If your reservation does not reflect this rate, please contact Hazel Paguaga at or at (305) 667-6350 ext. 204 and she will adjust your reservation accordingly.

Registration Fee
There is a registration fee of $300 to participate in this convening for funders who are not members of The Funders’ Network. If you are interested in becoming a member and part of the IMWFN working group, please contact Kim Ogren at

Special Note to Community Foundations:
Community foundations will receive a discounted registration fee of $200.

Thank You
A special thanks to our planning committee: Jessica Gonzalez, LISC Phoenix; Mariah McPherson, New Belgium Family Foundation; Laia Mitchell, Gates Family Foundation; Melanie Mitros, Vitalyst Health Foundation; Paula Randolph, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy; and Ann Fowler Wallace, The Funders’ Network.

The mission of the Intermountain West Funder Network (IMWFN) is to inspire, strengthen, and expand funding and philanthropic leadership in the Intermountain West that engages people in decisions that result in more environmentally sustainable, socially equitable, and economically prosperous regions and communities. IMWFN is a program of The Funders’ Network, a membership organization of more than 170 national, regional and place-based philanthropic foundations with a commitment to creating sustainable, prosperous and equitable places to live.