Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities
At the Funders' Network, we look to the future…to the public decisions communities and regions will have to make about what, where, and how to grow and change. Every one of those decisions is an opportunity to make our regions and communities even better.
But we have to look at the big picture, put all the options on the table, and decide together what's best. To do that, residents need early and complete information and a chance to have a say. And what we decide together has to benefit the community as a whole—developers and taxpayers, people on this side of town and people on that side of town, current residents and future residents.
The Funders' Network is a membership organization that helps grantmakers across North America advance strategies to create fair, prosperous, and sustainable regions and communities that offer everyone the chance for a good life. We believe that the suite of tools available to funders―investing, grantmaking, collaborating, convening, facilitating, and more―uniquely position them to lead the movement for smarter growth policies and practices that benefit both places and people.