The Buckminster Fuller Institute is honored to partner with these distinguished organizations who work with us to discover the strongest design science practitioners in the world. They provide essential support, expertise and outreach; building a growing community that is working to solve some of the most entrenched global problems through whole systems approaches and integrated strategies.
By being a partner, you will help ensure that the best projects across the globe enter the Buckminster Fuller Challenge, "Socially Responsible Design's Highest Award," for a chance to win $100,000 and build awareness around their efforts to garner additional outside support for their initiatives.
If you are passionate about tackling global challenges and would like to work together, sponsor us, share our story, or get involved, please do not hesitate to contact us!
For details on becoming a Partner, click here.
|BFI is proud to partner with Interface, Inc, a worldwide leader in design, production and sales of environmentally-responsible modular carpet for the commercial, institutional, and residential markets. Founded by legendary sustainability pioneer Ray Anderson, Interface is now the world's largest carpet tile manufacturer and a leader in sustainability thinking.|
|Halloran Philanthropies' mission is to inspire, catalyze and accelerate sustainable social interventions that seek to raise the level of human well-being, while respecting the cultural diversity and ecological integrity of present and future generations. Halloran Philanthropies recognizes social entrepreneurs as powerful catalysts who transform the way the world does business. They utilize their resources and network to support the advancement of social innovations and sustainable enterprises primarily in Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, India and the United States.|
Professional Services Support
|Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of the world's leading provider of news and information, is committed to empowering people in need around the world with trusted information and free legal assistance. Buckminster Fuller Institute is an official referral partner of TrustLaw Connect, an innovative programme of the Foundation that links social enterprises and NGOs with top law firms from around the world offering their legal assistance pro bono. As such, all semi-finalists, finalists, and winners of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge are eligible for fast-track access to TrustLaw Connect in order to access free legal assistance around the world.|
Our Educational Partners not only help us attract the best possible entrants to the Challenge by sharing our Call for Proposals and the criteria behind the Challenge, but also develop educational programming and help us recruit candidates for our Buckminster Fuller Challenge Fellowship Program.
Our Media Partners help spread the word about the mission and function of the Buckminster Fuller Institute and our programs. In sharing our call, the criteria behind the Challenge, and the work of individual participants in the Challenge, Media Partners play a role in educating and accelerating a community of world problem solvers.
Our outreach partners help us attract the best possible entrants to the Buckminster Fuller Challenge by sharing our news and information in their marketing materials and through their networks.
This Program is made possible by the generous support of our institutional, foundation and organizational partners:
The Arnow Family Fund
The Atwater Kent Foundation
The Civil Society Institute
The Highfield Foundation
The James Dyson Foundation
The Jewish Communal Fund
Cedomir Kovacev and Ann Morris
Materials For The Arts
The Members of The Buckminster Fuller Institute
Rudolf Steiner Social Finance Fund
Other Supporting Partners
Our other supporting partners have included funds, foundations, educational institutions and organizations that assist us in many ways. Whether it is raising capital, event support, educational programming, or consulting services. We welcome all additional support.
The Arena Stage, Washington, DC
American University School of International Service
Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design
The Cosmos Club
The Estate of Buckminster Fuller
Hyatt Regency Hotels
Bill McDonough + Partners
The National Press Club
The Whitney Museum of American Art
The School of Design Strategies, Parsons
Jonathan Rose Companies
Max Protetch Gallery
Center for Architecture Foundation, New York
Friends of LaGuardia Place
The NYC Department of Transportation Temporary Art Program
New York University
Pratt Institute Center for Sustainable Design
Purchase College, State University of New York
We would also like to extend a special thanks to the following people:
Joshua Arnow and Elyse Arnow Brill
Robert and Joan Arnow
Peter and Kathy Arnow
Brett A. Boye
The Buckminster Fuller Challenge Fellows
The Buckminster Fuller Challenge Jury
Christopher & Sharon Saul Davis
Susannah Drake Culhane
Gloria Howard Free
Timothy J Havranek
Erick & Jennifer Johnson
Suzanne Kent Hitchcock
James A. Lebenthal
Alexandra and Sam May
Mary Ann Miles
Serge Smirnoff & Nancy Milliken
Jeff & Anne Orum
Allegra Fuller Snyder
Brad Twoomey and Mareva Russo
Frances Buckminster Vining
The White Family
Make a contribution now and be part of our growing community that is seeking to accelerate the practice of comprehensive, integrated problem solving to generate tangible solutions that make the world work for 100% of humanity.
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