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Autodesk Foundation

May 20, 2016
The Autodesk Foundation focuses investment exclusively on the people and organizations using design for positive impact. Our mission is to support the design and creation of the most innovation solutions to the world’s environmental and... Read More

American Architectural Foundation

March 9, 2015
The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) is dedicated to the vibrant social, economic, and environmental future of cities. In the past decade alone, AAF has worked directly with local leaders through more than 500 city engagements. During this time, AAF has served every major metropolitan region and most second-tier cities in the United States. All told, it has provided design leadership training and technical assistance to hundreds of elected officials, public-private partnerships, education leaders, business leaders, and other key local decision makers in the design process. - See more at:

JPB Foundation

March 6, 2015
To enhance the quality of life in the United States through transformational initiatives that promote the health of our communities by creating opportunities for those in poverty, promoting pioneering medical research, and enriching and sustaining our environment.

Ford Foundation

March 6, 2015
The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. Our goals for more than half a century have been to: Strengthen democratic values, Reduce poverty and injustice, Promote international cooperation, Advance human achievement.

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

March 6, 2015
The McCormick Foundation is committed to fostering communities of educated, informed and engaged citizens. Through philanthropic programs, Cantigny Park and museums, we help develop citizen leaders and work to make life better in our communities.

Skoll Foundation

March 6, 2015
The Skoll Foundation drives large scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and the innovators who help them solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Graham Foundation

March 6, 2015
Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.

Whitman Institute

March 6, 2015
We invest in the power of relationships, constructive dialogue and the connections they generate to trigger problem solving and creative approaches required to achieve our vision.

JMK Fund

March 6, 2015
The J.M. Kaplan Fund affirms our founder’s vision to “search for the realization of an ideal society.”   For almost 70 years, we have supported efforts to achieve this goal by providing leadership in the fields of the environment, migrations, historic preservation, and civic life.  Our grants represent a distinctive blend of old and new, near-by and global.

Kendeda Fund

March 6, 2015
The Kendeda Fund is a charitable giving program dedicated to exploring how human beings can relate to one another and to this planet more mindfully and use resources equitably. Through its grant making, the Fund is committed to examining two of the critical questions confronting humanity: How do we live within the limits of the natural world in ways that promote community, equity, and health? How do we redefine prosperity so that it leads to deeper contentment in our lives?

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

March 6, 2015
Our mission: to improve the health and health care of all Americans.

Bloomberg Philanthropies

March 6, 2015
Bloomberg Philanthropies' mission is to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. While our goals are lofty, our approach is rooted in Mike Bloomberg’s unique experience as one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs, and as mayor of America's largest city. Bloomberg Philanthropies works to create catalytic change across our five areas of focus: arts and culture, education, the environment, government innovation, and public health.

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