Our Supporters

Next City is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through journalism and events around the world.

Our vision is for a world in which cities are not in crisis and are instead, leading the way toward a more sustainable, equitable future.

Next City is supported by a diversified business model that includes major donations from foundation and individuals, membership, corporate sponsorships,underwriting, advertising and events. We are grateful to the many generous supporters who make our work possible.

Major Donors and Partners

The following foundations and partner organizations have contributed $5,000 or more toward our work in the past five years. The individuals listed have contributed $200 or more in that period. Next City's current foundation supporters are Ford Foundation, Surdna Foundation and William Penn Foundation.

  • Ford Foundation ( current funder)
  • Surdna Foundation (current funder)
  • William Penn Foundation (current funder)
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Knight Foundation
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • The Fund for New Jersey
  • Lincoln Institute for Land Policy
  • Living Cities, Inc.
  • Open Society Institute
  • Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga
  • Downtown Denver Partnership
  • Footprint Foundation
  • European Foundation Centre
  • The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
  • Eugenie Birch
  • Maya Brennan
  • Kathleen Dallessio
  • Gary Daynes
  • Judith A. Finn
  • Adam Giuliano
  • Bruce Katz
  • Anthony King
  • Patrick Kinney
  • Juan Sebastian Mendive
  • Julia Michaels
  • Barin Nahvi
  • Joseph Reinmann
  • Rebecca Ryan
  • Tamar Shapiro
  • Eric Shaw
  • Allan Soo
  • Jess Zimbabwe

Sustainers

Sustainers are a vital support to Next City. By donating monthly, these individual members save us time better spent producing the work you value. The names listed below are of people who give monthly.

We are currently supported by 716 people donating $2,547 per month.

  • janet smith
  • Marvin Rocha
  • Alicia Kitsuse
  • Chris Lunghino
  • H. Ahada Stanford, PhD
  • Mallory Baches
  • Michael Pyatok
  • Laura Wolf-Powers
  • Caryn Rodgers-Battiste
  • Steve Goldberg
  • Catherine Ferrer
  • April Mahajan
  • Mark K Abbott
  • Alex Perry
  • Nancy Kete
  • Shannon Pitts
  • Ivan Garnica
  • Thomas Jackson
  • Christian Guadalupe
  • Joseph Livewell
  • Beth Kanofsky
  • Kendra Chan
  • scott dubay
  • Edward Shikada
  • Patricia Rattray
  • Lillian G Smith
  • Christopher Leo
  • Amber Jones
  • Jean A Bonander
  • Jennifer Johnson
  • Danny Yadegar
  • Lucas Grindley
  • Jeannette Compton
  • Paul Ahrens
  • Lane Fury
  • Joan Price
  • Eric Mattson
  • Stacy Cochran
  • Heidi Reijm
  • Tracy Shimek
  • Beth A Macdonald
  • Cary Moon
  • Bonnie Nesbitt
  • Eli Pousson
  • Dan Baisden
  • Allison Arieff
  • Dan Curry
  • Michael Holzheimer
  • Kathryn Moody-Arndt
  • Barbara Van Kerkhove
  • Alida Bogr├ín-Acosta
  • Tanya Narath
  • Victor Willis
  • Ellen Currier
  • Tom Webster
  • Sara Mills-Knapp
  • Mona Jenkins
  • Bernestine Singley
  • Sheila Shockey
  • Raja Waran
  • Lonny Stern
  • Lisa Kahane
  • Brett Turner
  • Benjamin Carlson
  • Jeffrey Doshna
  • Tia Thomson
  • Josh Lerner
  • Claudia Newell
  • David Adamson
  • Nicholas L Mulligan
  • Trinity Simons
  • Jaime Fearer
  • Katy Stanton
  • Ebony Walden
  • Dennis T Rijkhoff
  • Steve Baker
  • Carlos Moreno
  • Anika Singh Lemar
  • Allison Fultz
  • Yvonne Long
  • Caulk Elizabeth
  • Leslie Lewis
  • Sheila Ruth
  • Jess Zimbabwe
  • Michael Barba and Mary Chalich
  • Andie Wyatt
  • Donna Olds White
  • Keryna Johnson
  • N’ann Harp
  • Polli Schildge
  • Gita Nandan
  • Casius Pealer
  • Kelsey Oesmann
  • Hugh Geenen
  • Melissa Jones
  • Douglas Stewart
  • Jeanette Tozer
  • Anupam Yog
  • Tanushri Kumar
  • Theresa Chalich
  • John Dornoff
  • Michael A Terrazas
  • Rosalind Williams
  • Leticia Colnago
  • Allison ONeill
  • Rosanna Mulcahy
  • +42 anonymous sustainers

Sponsors

Corporate sponsors and underwriters play a valuable role in ensuring Next City's financial sustainability. 

  • Bank of America
  • CannonDesign
  • CohnReznick
  • City Parks Alliance
  • Siemens
  • Zagster
  • Zipcar

Financial Disclosure

Download Next City's Form 990s (Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax) from recent years.

Past Supporters

  • American Communities Trust
  • Bank of America
  • Blue Moon Fund
  • Crossways Charitable Foundation
  • Enterprises Offices Nationwide
  • National Empowerment for the Arts