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Funders' Forum on Sustainable Cities


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $20,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2018–December 31, 2018
  • 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 decision making. 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 2018. These will include speaker sessions and convenings examining opportunities for philanthropic engagement in urban agendas and, specifically, avenues for cooperation between local authorities and philanthropic institutions in addressing urban sustainability challenges. Key events will include the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, the European Foundation Centre Annual General Assembly in Brussels, and the forum’s own annual conference to be held in Flint.