Despite its reputation as a sustainability leader, Greater Los Angeles trails many other major metro areas in funding for environmental causes. With scarce resources spread thin, Southern California’s green groups must collaborate and innovate to obtain backing. It was this need that drove the Council for Watershed Health to launch its biannual Environmental Funders and Media Forums in 2012.
The Forums offer local environmental leaders a unique chance to connect with funders focused on sustainability. Panel discussions first highlight grants available to LA-area groups for green projects. They then showcase media outlets and journalists covering local environmental efforts.
By convening nonprofits, funders, and media, the event fosters networking and idea-sharing. The Council urges local nonprofit leaders, funders, corporations, and media to attend the Environmental Funders and Media Forums.