Grantee Profile

Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities

Grants to Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities

  • $125,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 2 years, 11 months)

    Community & Economic Development

    CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA — The Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (the Funders' Network) is a 17 -year-old philanthropic affinity group that works to strengthen foundation leadership at the intersection of regional and community economic development, urban planning, and environmental sustainability. The grant will renew the Foundation's membership in the Funders' Network for three years, and will provide general operating support for the organization's activities: staffing funder working groups on issues that are relevant to Foundation strategy (e.g., climate change); publishing a regular online newsletter; producing topical working papers; running a leadership development fellowship; and mounting an annual conference that brings practitioners, policymakers, and funders together.

  • $200,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

    CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA — Over the past decade, a new type of municipal leader charged with balancing efforts to create a healthier environment and promote economic prosperity has emerged: the urban sustainability director. The Urban Sustainability Directors Network comprises 120 U.S. city sustainability directors who exchange information, collaborate to enhance individual practice, and work together to advance the field of urban sustainability. With this grant, the Funders’ Network will provide resources to the Local Sustainability Matching Fund, which is designed to spur pioneering climate adaptation and mitigation projects in cities and other locales.

  • $90,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA — The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities works to strengthen foundation leadership at the intersection of regional and community economic development, urban planning, and environmental sustainability. This grant renews the Foundation’s membership in the Funders’ Network for the next three years and provides general operating support for its activities: staffing funder working groups on issues that are relevant to Foundation strategy (e.g., Green Buildings and Green Neighborhoods), publishing a regular online newsletter, producing topical working papers, running a leadership development fellowship, and mounting an annual conference that brings practitioners, policymakers, and funders together.

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA — In support of general operations (over two years).

  • $30,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA — In support of general operations.

  • $235,000

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA — In support of leadership and membership services (over three years).

  • $175,000

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA — In support of general operations (over three years).

  • $105,000

    2001 (Inactive Grant)

    CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA — To educate philanthropic constituencies about the smart growth movement (over three years).

  • $35,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA — To educate philanthropic constituencies about the smart growth movement.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities $1,045,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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