Commitment to Action

Exploring the Advancement of Resilient Infrastructure

Commitment by

The White House

In 2014, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, in partnership with the National Economic Council and the Ford Foundation, committed to convening a meeting to examine the value, structure, and impact of a philanthropically seeded predevelopment fund for investible, resilient infrastructure projects. Such a fund would provide early-stage support for infrastructure projects that may not have otherwise been selected for implementation, due to the cost of lifecycle, cost-benefit, and environmental analyses, but may reduce long-term maintenance costs, lower environmental impact, and contribute toward job creation. The meeting, slated to take place in fall of 2014, will bring together stakeholders from philanthropy, state and local government, private investors, and those with relevant expertise. Should the meeting conclude that predevelopment funding is of value, the CEQ, NEC, and Ford Foundation will determine whether and how to support next steps toward its development.





Exploring the Advancement of Resilient Infrastructure



Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

The White House

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

National Economic Council, The Ford Foundation