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 711 people donating $2,587 per month.

  • Shannon Pitts
  • Michael Holzheimer
  • Donna Olds White
  • Michael Pyatok
  • Lynn Ross
  • Jeannette Compton
  • Jeanette Tozer
  • Tanushri Kumar
  • Polli Schildge
  • Casius Pealer
  • Thomas Jackson
  • Andy Cook
  • Claudia Newell
  • Yvonne Long
  • janet smith
  • Andie Wyatt
  • Allison ONeill
  • Benjamin Carlson
  • Paul Ahrens
  • Barbara Van Kerkhove
  • Heidi Reijm
  • Mallory Baches
  • Nancy Kete
  • Hugh Geenen
  • Steve Goldberg
  • Michael A Terrazas
  • Jess Zimbabwe
  • Dan Baisden
  • Neal Peirce
  • Nicholas L Mulligan
  • Douglas Stewart
  • Theresa Chalich
  • Keryna Johnson
  • Steve Baker
  • Rosanna Mulcahy
  • Josh Lerner
  • Alex Perry
  • Caulk Elizabeth
  • Gita Nandan
  • Lonny Stern
  • Danny Yadegar
  • Laura Wolf-Powers
  • Eric Kornacki
  • Amber Jones
  • Brett Turner
  • Christian Guadalupe
  • Bonnie Nesbitt
  • Alexia Nazarian
  • Beth A Macdonald
  • Trinity Simons
  • Lane Fury
  • Melissa Jones
  • Mona Jenkins
  • Beth Kanofsky
  • Ellen Currier
  • Alicia Kitsuse
  • Katy Stanton
  • Edward Shikada
  • Chris Lunghino
  • Leticia Colnago
  • Kathryn Moody-Arndt
  • Mark K Abbott
  • Lisa Kahane
  • Gillian Haley
  • Rosalind Williams
  • Dan Curry
  • Tom Webster
  • Cary Moon
  • Bernestine Singley
  • Joan Price
  • Victor Willis
  • Raja Waran
  • Michele Langenberg
  • Charles Browning
  • Tracy Shimek
  • Sara Mills-Knapp
  • Dennis T Rijkhoff
  • Jean A Bonander
  • Kendra Chan
  • Allison Fultz
  • H. Ahada Stanford, PhD
  • Eric Mattson
  • Marvin Rocha
  • Eli Pousson
  • Alida Bogr├ín-Acosta
  • Tanya Narath
  • Sheila Ruth
  • Anika Singh Lemar
  • Michael Barba and Mary Chalich
  • April Mahajan
  • Jennifer Johnson
  • Catherine Ferrer
  • Patricia Rattray
  • Ebony Walden
  • Jaime Fearer
  • Leslie Lewis
  • N’ann Harp
  • Tia Thomson
  • Jeffrey Doshna
  • Kelsey Oesmann
  • Lillian G Smith
  • Allison Arieff
  • John Dornoff
  • Anupam Yog
  • Lucas Grindley
  • David Adamson
  • Joseph Livewell
  • Christopher Leo
  • +44 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