The Collaborative Networks program supports the development of highly strategic networks that think systemically and act collaboratively. Garfield’s CN program has evolved while supporting two anchor networks, the RE-AMP Network (since 2005) and the Cancer Free Economy Network (since 2014) and is based on an organizing model that has evolved over time. Read more about Garfield Foundation’s Collaborative Network Approach (PDF) here.
Garfield Foundation’s support includes the engagement and expertise of our Collaborative Networks team, who co-designed and co-created the RE-AMP and CFE Networks, and access to a variety of systems and network development consultants, in addition to grants for establishing the network leadership, strategic action agenda, collaborative capacity, and distributed network infrastructure.
All of Garfield Foundation’s programs are integrated and address complex environmental and/or sustainability challenges (including climate change, upstream toxic pollution causing downstream cancers and other diseases, and equitable access to clean water in Los Angeles), while at the same time are in service to advancing the field of systems informed collaboration. The CN grant making domains include:
Network Support grants help build the capacity and effectiveness of networks to solve complex environmental issues by supporting actions that can increase impacts.
ADVANCING SYSTEMS CHANGE PRACTICES (ASCP)
ASCP grants support partners and practitioners to develop applied systems thinking and analysis tools, trainings, workshops and experiments that will build the field well beyond what the Foundation can do on its own.