About Smart Growth California
Smart Growth California was founded in 2009 by the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN) and The San Francisco Foundation.
Today, the Smart Growth California community includes hundreds of funders working together to build healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities throughout the state, with particular attention to our communities with the greatest need.
This action-oriented network works at the state level and in key regions around the state to harness unprecedented policy opportunities to address climate change, advance health and equity, and improve the environment.
Smart Growth California supports multiple funder-led efforts, including the Los Angeles Funders’ Collaborative, the San Joaquin Valley Funder Working Group, and several other working groups tackling critical issues in California.
Los Angeles Funders’ Collaborative
This funder network was established in 2011 as a working group of Smart Growth California with leadership from the California Community Foundation, The California Endowment, and Environment Now.
The Los Angeles Funders’ Collaborative supports funder learning and collaboration to promote healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities in Los Angeles County.
This action-oriented network helps funders coordinate their engagement around pivotal ballot measures and other policy opportunities in the region.