Our Supporters – Next City

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 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 889 people donating $2,604 per month.

  • Andrew Pletcher
  • Allison Arieff
  • Bonnie Nesbitt
  • Amber Jones
  • teree caldwell-johnson
  • carlvlewis
  • Casius Pealer
  • Jaime Fearer
  • Cary Moon
  • Tanya Narath
  • Joseph Livewell
  • Timothy Gyves
  • Nicholas L Mulligan
  • Josh Lerner
  • Stacy Cochran
  • Jess Zimbabwe
  • Dennis T Rijkhoff
  • Michael A Terrazas
  • Gary Daynes
  • Nancy Kete
  • Heidi Reijm
  • Mallory Baches
  • John Dornoff
  • Caulk Elizabeth
  • Kevin Hively
  • Mark K Abbott
  • Nina Holzer
  • Kate Mayerson
  • Jeffrey Doshna
  • Lonny Stern
  • Christopher Leo
  • Jean A Bonander
  • Patrick Uchigakiuchi
  • Danny Yadegar
  • Anika Singh Lemar
  • Olivia R Ortiz
  • matthew
  • Jennifer Sloan
  • Steve Baker
  • Javier Alberto de la Fuente Garcia
  • Jeannette Compton
  • Maggie Kraus
  • Kendra Chan
  • Edward Lawlor
  • Douglas Stewart
  • Tamara Greenfield
  • Ellen Currier
  • Carlos Moreno
  • Ryan Noles
  • Leslie Lewis
  • Richard Florentino
  • April Oh
  • Gus Zamrbano
  • Dan Curry
  • Mike Antos
  • Hugh Geenen
  • Samantha Toffolo
  • janet smith
  • Michael Holzheimer
  • Trinity Simons
  • Gita Nandan
  • Kathryn Grady
  • Jennifer Johnson
  • Mark Bess
  • Edward Shikada
  • Alejandro Espinoza
  • +59 anonymous sustainers


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