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Funders' Forum on Sustainable Cities


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $20,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2017–December 31, 2017
  • Location Brussels, Belgium
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

The Funders’ Forum on Sustainable Cities is an international, collaborative, foundation-led network committed to increasing philanthropy’s role and effectiveness in advancing sustainable and inclusive growth in cities, tackling urban poverty, promoting equitable development and opportunities, and strengthening local governance and citizen participation in local decisionmaking. Emerging from the Global Philanthropy Leadership Initiative, and with a secretariat in the European Foundation Centre, the forum will use this grant toward a range of activities in 2017. These will include speaker sessions and convenings examining opportunities for philanthropic engagement in urban agendas, avenues for cooperation between local authorities and philanthropic institutions in addressing urban sustainability challenges, and preparation for the World Urban Forum in early 2018 examining implementation of the New Urban Agenda emerging from the United Nations Habitat III Conference in 2016.