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 foundations 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 705 people donating $2,620 per month.

  • Ebony Walden
  • Michael A Terrazas
  • Benjamin Carlson
  • Keryna Johnson
  • janet smith
  • Josh Lerner
  • Jeanette Tozer
  • Lisa Kahane
  • Bridget Childs
  • Tracy Shimek
  • H. Ahada Stanford, PhD
  • Rosalind Williams
  • Andy Cook
  • Amber Jones
  • Trinity Simons
  • Lillian G Smith
  • David Adamson
  • Danny Yadegar
  • Douglas Stewart
  • Nicholas L Mulligan
  • Andie Wyatt
  • Allison Fultz
  • Joan Price
  • Dennis T Rijkhoff
  • Kelsey Oesmann
  • Eli Pousson
  • Craig Brookins
  • Kendra Chan
  • Alicia Kitsuse
  • Raja Waran
  • Caulk Elizabeth
  • Gillian Haley
  • John Dornoff
  • Edward Shikada
  • April Mahajan
  • Theresa Chalich
  • Hugh Geenen
  • Alexia Nazarian
  • Sheila Ruth
  • Beth A Macdonald
  • Alex Perry
  • Paul Ahrens
  • Christopher Leo
  • Charles Browning
  • Claudia Newell
  • Shannon Pitts
  • Lane Fury
  • Rosanna Mulcahy
  • Alida Bogr├ín-Acosta
  • Dan Baisden
  • Aaron Christopher
  • Amber Jones
  • Steve Goldberg
  • Jess Zimbabwe
  • Jean A Bonander
  • Allison ONeill
  • Michael Holzheimer
  • Lucas Grindley
  • Mona Jenkins
  • Casius Pealer
  • Victor Willis
  • April Alcaraz
  • R. Denise Everson
  • Leticia Colnago
  • Steve Baker
  • Catherine Ferrer
  • Brett Turner
  • Marvin Rocha
  • Tanya Narath
  • Bernestine Singley
  • Bonnie Nesbitt
  • Chris Lunghino
  • Michael Pyatok
  • Donna Olds White
  • Thomas Jackson
  • Polli Schildge
  • Tanushri Kumar
  • Beth Kanofsky
  • Johnnie Owens
  • Kathryn Moody-Arndt
  • Michael Barba and Mary Chalich
  • Carol Rhea
  • Atiya Dennis
  • Sara Mills-Knapp
  • Katy Stanton
  • N’ann Harp
  • Patricia Rattray
  • Barbara Van Kerkhove
  • Mallory Baches
  • Lynn Ross
  • Yvonne Long
  • Neal Peirce
  • Jennifer Johnson
  • Anupam Yog
  • Jeffrey Doshna
  • Anika Singh Lemar
  • Michele Langenberg
  • Eric Mattson
  • Daniel Longworth
  • Cary Moon
  • Joseph Livewell
  • Dan Curry
  • Leslie Lewis
  • Lonny Stern
  • Ellen Currier
  • Heidi Reijm
  • Melissa Jones
  • Eric Kornacki
  • Christian Guadalupe
  • Laura Wolf-Powers
  • Jaime Fearer
  • Gita Nandan
  • Jennifer Krikava
  • Nancy Kete
  • Tom Webster
  • +39 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