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General Purposes

The Funders Network

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2004–June 30, 2006
  • Location Coral Gables, FL, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities was founded in 1999 as a resource and focal point for foundations, nonprofit organizations and other organizations working to address the environmental, social and economic problems created by suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment. Its mission is to strengthen and expand individual and collective abilities to support organizations working to build more livable communities.Multiyear funding will enable the network to continue providing a variety of services to its members; solidify its key programs and activities; and explore new initiatives targeting specific issues. Services will focus on informing and encouraging networking among funders; sharing effective strategies and tools; building the capacity of key constituencies to promote smart growth and livable communities; and raising awareness about the interdisciplinary nature of these issues and the need for sustained engagement by a diverse coalition of funders and practitioners. Network projects will work to facilitate and deepen shared learning and speed up the development of action strategies for advancing smart growth.