How do you get local and national funders and city sustainability officials to collaborate on community-based sustainability initiatives? One promising answer is the "Local Sustainability Matching Fund" (LSMF), which is a collaborative effort of the Funders’ Network and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN).
The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) is a leader in the creation and integration of entrepreneurial and sustainable business practices, and in establishing new models for business operations that value people, planet and prosperity for all. Surdna is investing in SBN's work to deepen the impact of the Philadelphia Water Department’s $2 billion investment in "green infrastructure," which is an approach to stormwater management that utilizes a range of "soil-water-plant systems that intercept stormwater, infiltrate a portion of it into the ground, evaporate a portion of it into the air, and in some cases release a portion of it slowly back into the sewer system."
The New Policy Institute (NPI) is a non-partisan think tank based in Washington D.C. Its mission is to imagine and build a 21st century America capable of meeting the challenges of our time. NPI’s work with Surdna Foundation focuses on the Next Economy Partnership Project, a program devoted to advancing an economy based on bottom-up development and low-carbon outcomes.