Founded in 2009 by the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN), Smart Growth California is a network of funders working together to build healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities throughout California. Smart Growth California is dedicated to advancing reforms that will benefit all Californians and the communities in which they live.
Smart Growth California’s Funder Summit brings together grantmakers to learn, connect, and take action. These challenging times call for funders to lead in bold new ways, especially here in California. A better future for all Californians, especially low-income communities and communities of color, will require unprecedented levels of innovation, collaboration, and action.That’s why our next Funder Summit will be held in Sacramento from February 12-13, 2019, right on the heels of the November elections with a focus on climate, housing, wildfire, and water.
At the 2019 Funder Summit, you will:
-Hear from elected leaders and agency officials about the biggest policy opportunities at the regional and state levels.
-Gain insights from the nonprofit and community partners who are leading groundbreaking efforts on-the-ground.
-Share and strategize with funders across issue areas and geographies.
California can be proof for what’s possible on so many fronts: social justice, health, affordable housing, transportation, water, parks, climate, and economic opportunity. The Funder Summit is being designed to facilitate action at every turn, with significant time for break-out groups and networking.