Bruner Foundation

Bruner Foundation, Inc.

Since its founding in 1963, the Bruner Foundation has been known for innovative thinking about complex social issues, and for its ongoing commitment to meaningful social change.

Rudy Bruner Award-Inner-City Arts

Rudy Bruner Award

The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence seeks to promote innovative thinking about the built environment and advance conversation about making cities better.

Bruner Loeb Forum-Providence Rive Relocation

Bruner Loeb Forum

The Bruner-Loeb Forum is a partnership between the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence and the Loeb Fellowship Program that brings together distinguished practitioners from across the country to advance creative thinking about placemaking in American cities.

Effectiveness Initiatives

Effectiveness Initiatives

These initiatives work to increase effectiveness in the nonprofit service sector by strengthening internal evaluation capacity and the ability to use evaluative thinking in a wide range of organizational areas.

Beth Bruner

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Beth Bruner, founder and director of the Bruner Foundation’s Effectiveness Initiatives, You can view her tribute here, as well as leave comments for the Bruner family.

News & Events

Rudy Bruner Award

Five medalists have been selected for the 2015 Rudy Bruner Award. Click here to find out who received the Gold Medal.

Effectiveness Initiatives

Anita Baker, Bruner Foundation evaluation consultant, spoke at the Be-Haaracha Raba Conference conference in Tel Aviv, Israel on October 21, 2014 where the newly translated Bruner evaluation training manuals was presented to all participants.