The Bruner Foundation promotes innovative thinking about complex social issues and fosters meaningful change. Established in 1963 by Rudy Bruner and his wife Martha, it has influenced policy and practices over its history in health care delivery, holocaust studies, education, and non-profit evaluation, and broadened understanding of urban excellence and development in American cities.
The Bruner Foundation was founded to create opportunity for others and to inspire meaningful social change.
The Bruner Foundation invests its resources in its programs rather than active grant making. We regret that we cannot accept or consider unsolicited inquiries or proposals.
Rudy Bruner Award
The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence is a national design award that recognizes transformative urban places distinguished by their economic and social contributions to America’s cities.
Bruner Loeb Forum
The Bruner Loeb Forum is a partnership between the Bruner Foundation and the Harvard Loeb Fellowship that advances creative thinking about placemaking in American cities.
Evaluative Thinking strengthens the capacity and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector by increasing understanding and internal use of evaluative thinking and systems.