Our founding and seed funding partners
Forum for the Future is the founding partner of the School of System Change. The School has been seeded, nurtured and grown within Forum for the Future since 2015.
Forum for the Future is a leading international sustainability non-profit. For more than 25 years we’ve been working in partnership with business, governments and civil society to accelerate the shift towards a just and regenerative future in which both people and the planet thrive.
Seed funding was provided over the first five years in particular by two foundations with a strong focus on systems change at the time: Lankelly Chase in the UK and Garfield Foundation in the US.
Our network partners
The School works with network partners in different geographies and thematic areas, enabling systems change to be brought to diverse professional spheres.
MitOst is our Network partner for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Since 2018 MitOst and the School work together to offer learning opportunities in this region, and contribute to cultivating a field of systems change practice. Meet our lead facilitator Zoya.
Johnson & Johnson Foundation is our Network partner for Health systems transformation. Since 2021 the Foundation and the School collaborate to offer learning opportunities and curate resources to leaders and innovators in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Meet our lead facilitator Marion.
From 2017 to 2021 Garfield Foundation was our network partner in the Americas. We continue to collaborate with people who sparked this partnership to develop the field and the School in this geography.
Networks where we’re active
In 2018 we co-convened what is now Illuminate, an international network for people who are seeking to shift harmful systems towards justice, health and balance. We support Illuminate to weave learning across activities, and lead a project to visualise the field and practice of systems change.
We are active in the Catalyst 2030 network, in particular looking at how we can shift the funding paradigm, and have co-initiated learning modules under our Investors in Change offering. We have collaborated with Bosch Alumni Network since 2017, exploring how systems change capacity can ripple through networks and are prototyping our Delta short course. We are active in the BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Network, in both Europe and the US.
Plus our contributors and facilitators form a rich network of systems change practitioners with whom we develop our practice and evolve our offerings all the time. Learn more about them all here.
We are looking for the next wave of partners for the School of System Change, if this speaks to you, discover how we might start working together!