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

Rudy Bruner Award winners enliven our nation's cities and provide innovative models for addressing some of our country's most persistent urban ills.

Bruner Loeb Forum-Providence Rive Relocation

Bruner Loeb Forum

The Bruner Loeb Forum applies the expertise of Rudy Bruner Award winners and Loeb fellows and alumna to a wide variety of challenges facing our 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.

 

News & Events

Rudy Bruner Award

The call for entries for the 2015 award will be issued in September. Visit the RBA page for more information.

Bruner Loeb Forum

Enterprise Community Partners has been selected as our partner for the 2014 Forum. It will be held in Boston, MA in collaboration with the City of Boston, the Boston Redevelopment Authority, and Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation. The forum will explore issues and approaches to equitable and inclusive urban development.

Effectiveness Initiatives

The January 2014 issue of The Foundation Review includes a review of the Effectiveness Initiatives/Evaluative Thinking web portal. Gale Berkowitz writes:  “The Bruner Foundation has consistently demonstrated its commitment to being progressive and innovative in its approach to evaluation and learning... It is a helpful one-stop site for resources for funders and their partners on evaluation capacity building and evaluative thinking.”  Click here to view full article.