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Intermountain West Funders Network 2021 Virtual Convening

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 12:00pm to Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:30pm MDT
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We are delighted to announce that TFN’s Intermountain West Funders Network will hold its 2021 Virtual Convening May 12-13.

We know how important our in-person convenings have been over the last decade, providing a unique set of experiences not found in other funder gatherings.

As we hear every year, it’s the IMWFN participants who highlight promising paths fellow funders can take through often rugged terrain. Your comfort with peaks and valleys, and booms and busts has generated a unique assemblage of knowledge, skills and capacities not found elsewhere. We know your 2020 has been challenging. Your agility has been taxed and there are still multiple crises and opportunities to be sorted.

2021 IMWFN Virtual Convening Schedule 

Day 1: Wednesday, May 12: 12:00 p.m. MT – 3:30 p.m. MT

Day 2: Thursday, May 13 12:00 p.m. MT – 2:30 p.m. MT

Our 2021 IMWFN Virtual Convening will mark a special time for Intermountain West funders to translate national trends influencing work at the intersection of environment, economy and equity. Discussions will help you consider new ways of thinking about your challenges. And you’ll be sure to find funders with whom you can connect, share, and possibly collaborate.

This meeting provides funders the opportunity to reconnect after last year’s in-person meeting in Tucson was canceled due to the pandemic.

Every year this event catalyzes new thinking, behaviors, and actions on the part of participants in this diverse network who all work in this unique Mountain West region.

COVID relief, racial equity, economic recovery and climate justice are defining efforts around the country. How are Intermountain West funders engaging on these and other issues? What promising funder practices are emerging in these unprecedented times? What can we learn from one another?

We hope you’ll join us to deepen our learning and explore the strategies and approaches that are helping create a more sustainable, prosperous and equitable region.

Thank You

We thank the IMWFN Planning Committee for helping us pivot to a virtual format:

  • Jessica Gonzalez, LISC | Phoenix
  • Laia Mitchell, The Gates Family Foundation
  • Melanie Mitros, Vitalyst Health Foundation
  • Paula Randolph, Babbitt Center for Land & Water Conservation (committee chair)


The Funders Network’s Intermountain West Funders Network (IMWFN) allows funders to grow relationships, deepen knowledge, explore unique endeavors and share promising practices. While funders in the network embed a variety of lenses into their work, their key focus remains on ensuring that the most important resources of the Intermountain West — its land, water and people — are paramount when making decisions about growth and development.

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