The New York Environmental Funders Network

COVID-19 Update: NYEFN is convening regular calls for environmental funders and sharing information over an email listserv. Interested funders should contact NYEFN Co-Chairs or a PNY Staff member to inquire about joining the 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

Arturo Garcia-Costas, Program Officer, Local, National and International Environment, The New York Community Trust

Kate Sinding Daly, Executive Director, NorthLight Foundation

Mike Pratt, President, The Scherman Foundation


Group Contact

Marlon Williams
Vice President of Collaboration and Policy