The New York Environmental Funders Network

The New York Environmental Funders Network is a peer network of grantmakers who fund or are interested in the program areas of environment, climate, sustainability and conservation in New York City and/or State. The Network’s aim is to advance members’ knowledge of: (1) current and emerging issues in these program areas, and (2) opportunities for funding effective programs that are working to address these issues.

The Network meets on a quarterly basis to:

  • Share members’ current grantmaking priorities and experience, including notable achievements and troubleshooting needs.
  • Identify emerging trends and funding needs.
  • Conduct deep dives into specific programmatic areas of collective interest and that present opportunities for collaboration and alignment.

The Network has no formal goals for collaborative funding; however, funders with similar strategic goals may uncover opportunities for collaboration with regard to particular projects and/or grantees.

Upcoming meetings will be posted on Philanthropy New York’s calendar of events. The Network welcomes all interested funders to join us.

Network Contacts

Interested funders should contact NYEFN Co-Chairs or a PNY Staff member to inquire about joining the network

  • Valerie Boucard, Program Officer, The Nathan Cummings Foundation
  • Nick Sifuentes, Program Director, The Summit Foundation


Group Contact

Marlon Williams
Vice President of Collaboration and Policy