Funders Learning Network

Connecting Grantmakers to Information and Each Other

The Funders Learning Network grew out of a convening of foundation and corporate grantmakers at City Parks Alliance’s Greater & Greener 2017 international urban parks conference in Saint Paul, MN. At that meeting, participants expressed a need for a dedicated platform to connect funders with each other around the opportunities and challenges of creating vibrant and equitable communities through investments in dynamic parks and public spaces. The result of that dialogue is the Funders Learning Network, with specific programming for funders including park study tours, webinars, and other networking opportunities.

Funders Learning Network programming for 2019 is made possible with support from the William Penn Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, Gates Family Foundation, Hyde Family Foundation, and our foundation members.

Upcoming Events

Funders Learning Network events are curated and facilitated exclusively for grantmakers who invest in urban parks, recreation, and public spaces.

  • Webinar

    Funding Parks and Trails Through Land Trust Partnerships

    September 2020Virtual

    More information coming soon!

  • Webinar

    Using Climate Mitigation and Disaster Relief Funds to Build Resilient Parks

    October 2020Virtual

    More information coming soon!

  • Funders Learning NetworkPark Study Tour

    Park Study Tour: St. Louis, MO

    Tour Postponed Until 2021St. Louis, MO

    This tour will focus on how cities can dramatically restore and conserve park grounds, as well as park partnerships and public access to parks.

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Foundation Membership

In addition to Funders Learning Network events, foundation members have access to all City Parks Alliance member programming, including our popular webinar series and our library of park partnership agreements, case studies, and other resources to support vibrant park partnerships.

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