By TFN Staff

Atlanta has emerged as a leader among southern states in its commitment to clean energy and sustainability – including an ambitious 100 percent renewable energy commitment by 2050.

TFN’s GREEN 2018 Annual Meeting Network takes place Nov. 14-15 in this dynamic and fast-growing city, giving funders a chance to network with their peers, explore sustainability strategies and learn how the Southeast is facing its climate, energy, and water resource challenges. Be sure to register today!

Agenda Highlights

Our agenda is designed to offer funders the opportunity to:
• Explore the important role the philanthropic community plays in advancing sustainability, climate mitigation, urban resilience, and integrated approaches to energy and water management;
• Learn firsthand how the Southeast is facing its climate, energy, and water resource challenges in a region with both progressive city leadership but more conservative state complexions;
• Hear from regional and metropolitan Atlanta environment, climate, and equity advocates working to protect one of the most ecologically and culturally vibrant places in the United States;
• Connect with and learn from fellow TFN members and others working in the philanthropic sector.

Wednesday morning will include presentations from Southeast-based philanthropic colleagues who will share their individual and collective strategies for advancing equitable climate, water resource and land use solutions. On Wednesday afternoon, funders will head out on a site visit to see the Atlanta Beltline, West Side, and adjacent neighborhoods that are incorporating green infrastructure, parks, the arts, and affordable housing into efforts to revitalize and equitably redevelop this area. The meeting will conclude on Thursday afternoon following funder strategy discussions and a deep-dive session on the City of Atlanta’s aggressive clean energy strategy, which will include a demo of some of the tools used to inform that work.

The GREEN meeting will be preceded by a one-day funder roundtable on sustainable mobility and equitable access on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Funders attending the GREEN meeting are invited to attend the funder roundtable. Stay tuned for more information on the funder roundtable, as well as updates on 2018 GREEN Annual Meeting speakers and sessions!

Agenda Overview

Tuesday, November 13
• 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sustainable Mobility & Equitable Access Meeting, Southface Energy Institute
• 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Joint Reception & Dinner w/ Mobility & GREEN Funders

Wednesday, November 14
• 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Available in Meeting Room
• 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Half-Day Meeting, Southface Energy Institute
• 2:15 – 5:00 p.m. Atlanta Site Visit
• 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. GREEN Reception & Dinner

Thursday, November 15
• 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Available in Meeting Room
• 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Half-Day Meeting, Southface Energy Institute


HotelThe Funders’ Network has reserved a block of rooms for Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 13 and 14 at the The Georgian Terrace in Midtown with a lodging rate of $169. Reservations must be made by Monday, Oct. 15. To make your reservation please call the hotel at 800-651-2316 and reference the Funders’ Network.

Please contact Ashley Quintana at if you are having problems making a reservation.

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.





Click here to register. There is a modest registration fee of $250 to participate in this meeting for funders who are not members of the Funders’ Network. For questions or further information, please contact Ashley Quintana at or 305-667-6350 ex. 201.



Planning Committee

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

• Jessica BoehlandThe Kresge Foundation
• Meredith HatfieldBarr Foundation
• Diane IvesThe Kendeda Fund
• Jean-Ann JamesTurner Foundation
• Mariella PuertoBarr Foundation
• Suganthi SimonThe Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
• Jen SomersEnergy Foundation
• Darryl YoungSummit Foundation


The 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.

The GREEN funder advisory committee is co-chaired by Jessica Boehland of The Kresge Foundation and Mariella Puerto of the Barr Foundation.