Urban Water Funders 2020 Virtual Meeting

November 18, 2020 – November 19, 2020 all-day America/New York Timezone

TFN’s Urban Water Funders 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 Nov. 18-19. 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 water investments.

• 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 & Water.

Agenda Overview

Wednesday, Nov. 18

(Afternoon ET/Morning PT)

• Panel: 2020 Election Results and Implications for Urban Water, Climate Resilience and Water Equity
• Facilitated Funder Discussion: Co-Benefits of Green Stormwater Infrastructure and Social Justice Outcomes
• Optional: Additional Funder-only Discussion on Election Outcomes and Implications for Water

Thursday, Nov. 19

(Afternoon ET/Morning PT)

• Optional Funder Discussions re: UWF Collaborative Opportunities
• Panel: Workforce Opportunities in the Water Sector
• Facilitated Funder Discussion: Equity and Grantmaking

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 Urban Water Funders’ 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 ashley@fundersnetwork.org

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.

Our Planning Committee

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

• Nathan BoonWilliam Penn Foundation
• Ella DelioGreater New Orleans Foundation
• Alex PaxtonWater Foundation

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

About Urban Water Funders

Urban Water Funders, a working group of The Funders Network, explores the role of water in urban settings to the benefit of the environment, equity and economies of communities, with specific interest in climate resilience, integrated water management, natural infrastructure and green stormwater infrastructure.