As part of  our ongoing commitment to helping philanthropy build sustainable, resilient and prosperous communities, TFN, along with other affinity groups, recently released this joint letter encouraging funders to show their support for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change:

Dear Philanthropy Colleagues,
On behalf of Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA), the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity (CGBD) with its Climate and Energy Funders Group program, The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN), and our other sister affinity groups, we want to encourage willing foundations to affirm their support for continued climate action towards meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

There are a number of ways for foundations to show support, including participation in joint efforts like the “We Are Still In” open letter, alongside more than 900 businesses and investors, 100 mayors, and 150 universities. If you are interested in signing on, you can register via this link.

In addition to signing on to this letter, foundations from our shared communities and beyond have also recently released statements regarding the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. You can find an initial round-up of those statements here.

We look forward to upcoming collaborations with member foundations and partnering networks as we continue to support efforts towards a strong climate action plan, both in the U.S. and globally.