The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $37,000 to Better Boulder to support a conference of land use reform advocates from around the U.S. and Canada.
Land use reform is one of our focus areas. We are aware of, and have supported, several organizations that advocate for more permissive housing policy in key metro areas around the U.S. However, as far as we are aware there has never been a national conference to bring these advocates together. This grant will support YIMBY 2016, to be held in Boulder, Colorado in the summer of 2016. (The conference is named for the “Yes, In My Backyard” movement, which refers to the better-known acronym “NIMBY”.) Grant funds will primarily be used to subsidize participants who might not otherwise be able to attend.