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 777 people donating $2,538 per month.

  • Joseph Livewell
  • Leslie Lewis
  • Nina Holzer
  • John Joe Schlichtman
  • Edward Shikada
  • Nancy Kete
  • Carlos Moreno
  • Allison Arieff
  • Edward Lawlor
  • Dan Curry
  • Trinity Simons
  • David Adamson
  • Tanya Narath
  • Ebony Walden
  • Jennifer Sloan
  • Judy Wicks
  • Gita Nandan
  • Laura Wolf-Powers
  • Nicholas L Mulligan
  • Andrew Pletcher
  • Jess Zimbabwe
  • Steve Baker
  • Thomas Jackson
  • Caulk Elizabeth
  • Kathryn Grady
  • Dennis T Rijkhoff
  • Richard Florentino
  • Mark Bess
  • Kendra Chan
  • Allison Fultz
  • Christopher Leo
  • Stacy Cochran
  • Bonnie Nesbitt
  • Danny Yadegar
  • Hugh Geenen
  • Kevin Hively
  • Jenny Kassan
  • Tamara Greenfield
  • Douglas Stewart
  • Jeffrey Doshna
  • Josh Lerner
  • Jennifer Johnson
  • Alejandro Espinoza
  • Chris Lunghino
  • Jaime Fearer
  • April Oh
  • Mallory Baches
  • John Dornoff
  • teree caldwell-johnson
  • Ryan Noles
  • Joan Price
  • Jean A Bonander
  • Casius Pealer
  • Lonny Stern
  • Jeannette Compton
  • Timothy Gyves
  • Lilly Wilson
  • Kathryn Moody-Arndt
  • Michael A Terrazas
  • Cary Moon
  • Maggie Kraus
  • Anika Singh Lemar
  • janet smith
  • Samantha Toffolo
  • Heidi Reijm
  • Mark K Abbott
  • +48 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