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Founded
1971
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Small
Serving first those who suffer most
Emmaus H.O.M.E. (Homeworkers Organized for More Employment) established in 1970 as a craft cooperative, is a multifaceted organization involved in economic reconstruction and social rehabilitation. In its 30+ years of existence, it has grown from the single retail store where home crafters could sell their goods into a small community offering jobs, food, education, temporary shelter and home ownership to people and families in need. Emmaus H.O.M.E. has seen from its beginning days that although the ownership of a home is of fundamental importance to a family, other services are needed to ensure family stability and foster self-esteem. In response to these needs, its activities have grown to include: five shelters, a food bank soup kitchen, recovery barn and thrift store, Abby's Attic, and desktop publishing.
Founded
1994
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Medium
Seeking a community where every person is confident of a home
CATCH Neighborhood Housing is a community-based affordable housing organization that has been serving Merrimack County, New Hampshire since 1989. CATCH's mission is to strengthen our communities by creating opportunities for permanently affordable, quality housing for people otherwise not being served. CATCH has three main programs: 285 high-quality, affordable rental apartments; HOMEteam NH, a regional collaborative home buyer and home owner education and counseling program, including first-time home buyer education, foreclosure counseling and financial counseling; and Alliance Asset Management, a property management, asset management and financial services provider for CATCH and other affordable housing owners in the region.
Founded
1995
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Tiny
Your vision. Our mission.
Established in 1995, the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is dedicated to helping women start and grow their own businesses and is a national leader among women's business development agencies. CWE's mission is to provide opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial independence. CWE achieves this mission by providing education, training, technical assistance, access to markets, and paths to funding to entrepreneurs at every stage of business development. With offices in Boston and Worcester MA, Providence, RI, Nashua, NH, and Vermont, CWE serves thousands of women (and men) annually, providing them with the tools they need to successfully create new income opportunities for themselves and their families, while also boosting the greater New England economy. CWE provides scholarships in order to make their services available to all clients, regardless of their ability to pay.
Founded
2000
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Tiny
Connecting farmers and the community
CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) strengthens farms and engages the community to build the local food economy.
Founded
2001
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Small
We build solutions to make people financially secure.
D2D Fund is now CommonwealthWe have spent more than a year reflecting on our first 15 years and thinking deeply about the future - all to realize our fundamental purpose for the next 15 years, to create a stronger and more prosperous society where everyone has financial opportunity.Unfortunately, too many people in the U.S. today lack financial stability. For people to pursue their full potential, we need more wealth - of opportunity, of tools, of financial assets - and we need that wealth to be more widespread. We aspire to accomplish that by building innovative solutions that make people financially secure. We collaborate with consumers, the financial services industry, policy makers, and mission-driven organizations to discover ideas, pilot solutions, and drive innovations to scale so wealth can become possible for everyone.
Founded
1954
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Medium
Students and communities partnering for social change
PBHA strives for social justice. As a student-run organization, we draw upon the creative initiative of students and community members to foster collaboration that empowers individuals and communities. Through social service and social action, PBHA endeavors to meet community needs while advocating structural change. PBHA seeks to promote social awareness and community involvement at Harvard and beyond. PBHA is the umbrella organization for 86 student-directed programs, supported by full-time staff members. Together, these programs strive for change on multiple levels in the Boston and Cambridge communities. PBHA's dual focused mission is to provide vital resources to local communities and grow public service leaders.
Founded
1968
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Tiny
Supporting civic life
The Fund for Boston Neighborhoods, Inc. (FBNI) is committed to supporting civic life in the City of Boston through public programming for the benefit and enjoyment of both residents and visitors to the city. FBNI works with the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events to foster the growth of the cultural community, promote participation in the arts and public celebrations and increase cultural tourism in Boston.
Founded
1979
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Small
Our community. Our future.
Fifth Avenue Committee, (FAC) is a community-based organization in lower Park Slope and South Brooklyn. We are neighbors working together for a vibrant, diverse community where all residents have genuine opportunities to achieve their goals, as well as the power to shape the community's future. FAC's mission is to advance social and economic justice in South Brooklyn. We develop and manage affordable housing and community facilities, create economic opportunities, organize residents and workers, offer student-centered adult education and combat displacement caused by gentrification.
Founded
1997
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Large
Lending. Supporting. Inspiring.
Accion East (formerly ACCION USA) is a non-profit microfinance organization that empowers low- to moderate-income small business owners through access to capital and education. With economic opportunity, Accion East's clients-predominantly minorities, immigrants and women-go on to build assets, support their families, create jobs and revitalize their local communities. Since opening its doors in 1991, Accion East has put over 22,000 microloans totaling over $140 million into the hands of hardworking entrepreneurs and families across the country. Accion East is a certified Community Development Financial Institution by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, a sanctioned SBA Intermediary Microlender, and a member of the Accion U.S. Network, the largest microfinance network in the United States.
Founded
1929
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Medium
Improving the quality of life of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut region
Founded in 1922, Regional Plan Association (RPA) is an independent regional planning organization that improves the quality of life and the economic competitiveness of the 31-county New York-New Jersey-Connecticut region through research, planning, and advocacy. For more than 80 years, RPA has been shaping transportation systems, protecting open spaces, and promoting better community design for the region's continued growth. We anticipate the challenges the region will face in the years to come, and we mobilize the region's civic, business, and government sectors to take action. RPA's current work is focused in five project areas: community design, open space, transportation, workforce and the economy, and housing.
Founded
1953
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Giant
For Israel forever
In 1926, Jewish National Fund was incorporated in the United States, developing a uniquely American effort to support development in Israel. Its six action areas included ecology and afforestation; water; community development; research and development; tourism and recreation; and education. JNF has evolved into a global environmental leader by planting 240 million trees, building over 200 reservoirs and dams, developing over 250,000 acres of land, creating more than 1,000 parks, providing the infrastructure for over 1,000 communities, bringing life to the Negev Desert and educating students around the world about Israel and the environment.
Founded
1955
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Medium
Do something beautiful
Formed in 1953, Keep America Beautiful (KAB) engages individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. KAB is guided by the principles of education, individual responsibility, public-private partnerships, and volunteer action. It combines education with hands-on stewardship to make America's communities cleaner, greener, safer, and more livable. KAB's work on the ground is carried out by a national network of over 1,000 certified affiliates and participating organizations. Each of these organizations address local challenges by engaging and inspiring community stewardship in three focus areas - litter prevention, waste reduction and beautification.
Founded
1966
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Giant
Building the future, preserving the past
The Jerusalem Foundation, founded in 1966, makes grants for projects in Jerusalem such as parks, libraries, community centers, and archeological, health, social and cultural activities. With universal and Jewish values as the source of its inspiration, the Jerusalem Foundation seeks to create a just society for all citizens of Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Foundation works toward creating an open, equitable and modern society by responding to the needs of residents and trying to improve their quality of life. The Jerusalem Foundation will continue to pioneer change while at the same supporting efforts to preserve the history of the city.
Founded
1982
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Giant
Improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers
The Fund for the City of New York was established by the Ford Foundation in 1968 with the mandate to improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers. In partnership with government agencies, nonprofit institutions and foundations, the Fund has developed and helped to implement innovations in policy, programs, practices and technology in order to advance the functioning of government and nonprofit organizations in New York City and beyond. The Fund seeks out, adapts, applies and assesses ways to enable government and nonprofit agencies to achieve excellence.
Founded
1980
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Giant
Helping neighbors build communities
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping nonprofit community development organizations transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity -- good places to work, do business and raise children. LISC mobilizes corporate, government and philanthropic support to provide local community development organizations with: loans, grants, and equity investments; local, statewide, and national policy support; and technical and management assistance. Since 1980, we have invested $9 billion which has leveraged $28.2 billion in total development. Our accomplishments include 244,755 affordable homes and apartments and 36 million square feet of retail and community space.
Founded
1989
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Giant
Targeting poverty in New York City
Since 1988, the Robin Hood Foundation has targeted poverty in New York City. By applying sound investment principles to philanthropy, we've helped the best programs save lives and change fates. Robin Hood's work comes in many forms. We partner with more than 240 of the best poverty-fighting nonprofit organizations in New York City. We initiate and run projects when we see unmet community needs. And we created and operate a 9/11 Relief Fund. While there is great diversity among these programs, they all have one thing in common: They work.
Founded
1991
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Giant
The Source for Housing Solutions
CSH's mission is to advance housing solutions that deliver three powerful outcomes: 1) improved lives for the most vulnerable people 2) maximized public resources and 3) strong, healthy communities across the country. CSH is working to solve some of the most complex and costly social problems our country faces--like those related to homelessness. CSH envisions a future in which high-quality supportive housing solutions are integrated into the way every community serves the men, women and children in most need.
Founded
1994
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Tiny
Leading in Action
Since 1993, the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) has served as the lead advocates for economic development of Staten Island. SIEDC's mission is to enhance Staten Island's economy by promoting public and private investment, and encouraging responsible and sustainable development, all of which improve the quality of life and provide broad and diverse employment opportunities in the borough.
Founded
1995
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Medium
The voice of urban opportunity
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) is a nonprofit research and strategy organization and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies and the businesses that thrive there. Founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, ICIC strengthens inner city economies by providing businesses, governments and investors with the most comprehensive and actionable information in the field about urban market opportunities.
Founded
1995
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Large
Promoting partnerships between the City and the private sector
Established in 1994, the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City serves as an important vehicle for foundations, corporations and individuals to contribute to public programs and enhance the City's ability to serve its residents. Since government can't do it all, the Mayor's Fund is committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of New Yorkers with the help of private sector partners. The Fund invests private donations in programs to support innovation and emerging needs, while evaluating their effectiveness and feasibility of future public funding. The Mayor's Fund brings people together to fill vital needs, support innovative new initiatives, and help make New York an even more vibrant and dynamic place to live and work.
Founded
1995
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Small
The environment is where we live, work, play, pray and learn
One of the first environmental organizations in New York State to be run by people of color, and the first environmental justice organization in New York City, WE ACT for Environmental Justice was founded and incorporated in 1988 as the result of local community struggles around environmental threats and resulting health disparities created by institutionalized racism and the lack of social and political capital, all dynamics that led to the siting and poor management of the North River Sewage Treatment Plant, the siting and operation of 6 out of 7 New York City diesel bus depots in Northern Manhattan, the operation in our community of the only 24-hour Marine Transfer Station in Manhattan, the use of Northern Manhattan communities as New York City's dumping ground, and the exclusion of communities of color from democratic decision-making.
Founded
1997
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Tiny
Fighting for our families, our communities, and ourselves
Community Voices Heard (CVH), founded in 1994, is an organization of low-income people, predominantly women with experience on welfare, working to build power in New York City and State to improve the lives of our families and communities. We are working to accomplish this through a multi-pronged strategy, including public education, grassroots organizing, leadership development, training low-income people about their rights, political education, civic engagement and direct-action issue campaigns. We are currently working on welfare reform, job creation, public housing and other economic justice issues that affect low-income people, particularly low-income women of color.
Founded
1926
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Large
Transforming lives for over 120 years.
The Hebrew Free Loan Society makes interest-free loans for philanthropic purposes throughout the New York metropolitan area. Our goal is to provide financial assistance that helps borrowers achieve and maintain economic self- sufficiency. We make loans on a nonsectarian basis where the availability of interest-free credit will make a significant difference in an individual's or family's life. Our loans also help ensure the continued vibrancy of New York's Jewish community by strengthening Jewish institutions and helping individuals meet the cost of participating in the community. Since our founding in 1892, we have provided more than $200 million in loans to nearly 860,000 borrowers while maintaining a less than 1 percent loss rate because our loans are secured by two creditworthy guarantors.
Founded
1933
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Large
Voice for the future of our city.
The Municipal Art Society (MAS) is New York's leading organization dedicated to creating a more livable city. For almost 125 years, MAS-a nonprofit membership organization-has been committed to promoting New York City's economic vitality, cultural vibrancy, environmental sustainability and social diversity. Working to protect the best of New York's existing landscape, from landmarks and historic districts to public open spaces, MAS encourages visionary design, planning and architecture that promote resilience and the livability of New York.
Founded
2004
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Small
Holistic community development
Metanoia is a Community Development Corporation (CDC) located in the heart of the Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood in North Charleston, South Carolina. Although we began primarily serving in our Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood, recently we have expanded our efforts to include all of southern North Charleston. At Metanoia we focus on finding strengths, or assets, in neighborhoods and using them as building blocks for the eventual success of some of our region's most distressed communities. These could be in the form of people (human assets) or places/organizations/things (physical assets).
Founded
2004
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Medium
Creating local infrastructure to transform the lives of children, youth and families in high-poverty urban areas
The GreenLight Fund “greenlights” powerful programs that can help solve critical local needs, speeding their entry into the new location and giving them a strong start in the local community. With the help of a Selection Advisory Council, the GreenLight Fund identifies urgent needs in the local community and vets potential organizations based on their ability to meet these needs and build on the landscape of organizations already working in the community. Once an organization is “greenlighted” for the local community, the GreenLight Fund partners with the organization to build a strong local organizational foundation and launch the program as quickly as possible. The GreenLight Fund provides critical support during the first four-six years of a program's life in the new community. GreenLight is an on-the-ground partner invested in the early and long-term success of the organization.
Founded
2006
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Tiny
Planning a more livable Louisiana
Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) helps create highly functional, equitable communities throughout Louisiana that capitalize on their unique qualities through community-driven planning and implementation. that coordinates urban, rural and regional planning efforts in Louisiana. We provide best-practice planning models, innovative policy ideas, and technical assistance to individual communities that wish to create and enact master plans dealing with transportation and infrastructure needs, environmental issues, and quality design for the built environment. CPEX brings community members and leaders together and provides guidance as they work toward a shared vision for future growth and development.
Founded
2007
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Tiny
Supporting Nonprofits. Strengthening Communities.
Founded in 2007, Michigan Community Resources works to support and empower nonprofit community organizations in Michigan that serve low-income individuals and communities, with an emphasis on community economic development, by providing pro bono legal services and technical assistance. Originally known as Community Legal Resources, we grew from a legal service provider for nonprofits to a comprehensive support organization for low-income communities in Michigan. We provide the legal, community organizing and urban planning skills and resources community-based organizations and low-income communities need to revitalize and thrive.
Founded
1987
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Medium
Building hope with homes
Paterson Habitat for Humanity is the Passaic County affiliate for Habitat For Humanity. We build houses in partnership with lower income families in attempt to end poverty housing. We have been building houses in Paterson for 30 years. Families buy their houses from Habitat after completing sweat equity hours, homeowner training requirements and paying 1% of the purchase price along with closing costs. The houses are sold at no profit, and Paterson Habitat finances a zero-interest mortgage.
Founded
1987
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Giant
Strengthening Communities
The Island Institute works to sustain Maine's island and remote coastal communities, and exchanges ideas and experiences to further the sustainability of communities here and elsewhere.
Founded
1987
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Medium
Together we're building a place for everyone
The Women's Community Revitalization Project (WCRP) is committed to social and economic justice for low-income women and their families. We develop housing and neighborhood facilities; provide supportive services; advocate for policy change; and honor leadership, dignity, and equity in our communities. We accomplish our work through four programs: Affordable Housing Development; Supportive Services for Families; Leadership and Advocacy; and Facilities Development. Women's Community Revitalization Project values low-income women and their families and their power to make decisions that improve their lives. We honor leaders in our community, find solutions to any challenge, and bring hope and possibility to the women that we serve.
Founded
1988
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Tiny
Working for Smart Growth: More Livable Places and Open Spaces
New Jersey Future is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that brings together concerned citizens and leaders to promote responsible land-use policies. The organization employs original research, analysis and advocacy to build coalitions and drive land-use policies that help revitalize cities and towns, protect natural lands and farms, provide more transportation choices beyond cars, expand access to safe and affordable neighborhoods and fuel a prosperous economy.
Founded
1990
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Tiny
Committed to promoting economic justice and the empowerment of low-income communities
Since 1989, the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (HCDNNJ) has worked to improve the environment for the work of community development corporations (CDC's), and to strengthen their capacity to create housing and revitalize distressed neighborhoods throughout New Jersey. The Network and its members share a commitment to promoting economic justice and the empowerment of low-income individuals and communities, and encouraging wider participation in the framing and implementation of public policies. We support our CDC members by providing targeted technical assistance and educational programs, pursuing additional resources and improved public policies, and conducting research on ways to enhance the impact and effectiveness of the community development sector.
Founded
1980
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Medium
Combating community deterioration through economic development
Hispanic Association of Contractors & Enterprises (HACE) was founded in 1982 to save a crucial neighborhood mall in the heart of Philadelphia's Latino community. HACE's mission is to combat community deterioration through economic development initiatives that address commercial revitalization, employment opportunities, the creation of safe affordable housing, and the provision of support services to meet the needs of the community residents toward re-building the neighborhood's economic base. We focus on the possible and work to restore our primary neighborhood so that residents will benefit from sound investments while improving their quality of life. Since 1990, HACE has developed over 300 units of housing.
Founded
1990
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Tiny
Repairing homes and restoring hope
Our mission is: Transforming lives by repairing homes for low-income families and sharing the hope found in Jesus Christ. Founded in 1988, Good Works is a faith based nonprofit dedicated to helping families living with serious health and safety issues. We turn unhealthy and inadequate houses into warmer, safer, drier homes, and despair into hope. We serve families in 49 of the 73 Chester County municipalities through staging sites in Coatesville, West Chester, Phoenixville, and St. Peters. Applicants must own and live in the home, participate in repairs (as possible), have property taxes paid to date, and meet income guidelines. Most of the homeowners we assist are elderly, single parents, or individuals with disabilities. Our services are provided at no cost and volunteers do most of the repairs.Improving a home's physical condition also improves the quality of life for everyone in the household and makes it possible for the family to keep and remain in the home.
Founded
1997
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Medium
Changing Places, Changing Lives.
Established in 1997, University City District (UCD) is a neighborhood-based special services district dedicated to improving the quality of life in the two point four square mile area of West Philadelphia, known as University City. An independent organization, UCD builds effective partnerships to maintain a clean and safe environment and to promote, plan, and advocate for University City's diverse, urban community. The full-time administrative staff manages programs and services that enhance the public space, increase public safety, assist commercial and rental property owners, and promote University City attractions and amenities.
Founded
1930
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Tiny
Preserving Italian American culture and improving lives
The Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF) is the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA), the oldest and largest organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States. The SIF was founded in 1959 as a private, grant-making institution with the purpose of preserving Italian American culture, encouraging educational excellence among Italian Americans and improving lives in other areas. The main focuses of the SIF's charitable giving include: educational programs and scholarships, cultural preservation and advancement, medical research, disaster relief and special projects. The SIF also awards grants to organizations that preserve and advance Italian culture in the United States. To date, the SIF has given more than $93 million to these efforts.
Founded
1970
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Tiny
Ensuring that every person has the opportunity for success and a secure and healthy life
In 1991, The Urban Affairs Partnership and the Philadelphia Urban Coalition merged to create the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition (GPUAC). GPUAC unites government, business, neighborhoods, and individual initiative to improve the quality of life in the region, build wealth in urban communities, and solve emerging issues. GPUAC carries out this mission through policy development, program implementation, and professional services.
Founded
1972
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Giant
Supporting the mission of the Urban Land Institute
The ULI Foundation supports the mission of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) by providing funding for ULI's core research and education initiatives. ULI was founded in 1936 and currently has nearly 40,000 members worldwide representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines, working in private sector and public service. As the preeminent, multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates the open exchange of ideas, information and experience among local, national and international industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places. The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.
Founded
1972
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Medium
Supporting people in Stowe and McKee Rocks
The Focus On Renewal Sto-Rox Neighborhood Corporation, or FOR for short, was founded in 1969. FOR founders led a group of mobilized citizens and community activists against corrupt local politicians to create an umbrella organization for much needed social services now ranging from food security, nutrition, early-childhood education, support groups and mental health to arts programs for ages and small business incubation. FOR has now grown to house 30+ staff at 6 locations throughout McKees Rocks and Stowe Township. FOR aims to support the people in our community through programs for all ages aimed towards the development of healthy mind, body and spirit. We work with a wide range of partners to ensure high quality programming is accessible to all 13,000 residents of the Sto-Rox Community.
Founded
1975
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Small
Building stronger neighborhoods throughout Chicago since 1975
NHS' mission is to create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives, and strengthen their neighborhoods. We do this by: educating and preparing new homeowners for success; lending to help people buy, fix, and keep their homes; sustaining homeownership through foreclosure prevention services; preserving, rehabbing, and investing in housing; and building powerful and enduring community partnerships.
Founded
1989
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Small
Developing servant leaders and uphold the dignity of vulnerable homeowners
The Pittsburgh Project is a community development organization with a 23-year track record of developing leaders and serving the city's most vulnerable residents. We operate a progressive series of after school programs for urban young people, deploy over 2,500 people annually to perform free home repairs for Pittsburgh's in-need elderly homeowners, outfit college students for urban service and leadership, and spearhead economic development and anti-violence efforts in our Pittsburgh neighborhood.
Founded
1991
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Medium
God's work is everyone's business
Hosanna Industries' mission is to provide home construction, repair and rehabilitation for low-income persons living in deteriorating housing, vocational training for unskilled workers particularly in construction trades, assistance in the development and start-up of small businesses by persons who lack the economic ability and expertise to do so without assistance, creation of job opportunities for unemployed persons, and mobilization of relief workers to areas of disaster and poverty. Since 1990, we have built nearly 200 new homes, repaired more than 3200 homes, travelled more than 2.5 million miles, trained 161 mission workers, led approximately150,000 volunteers and have provided more than $50 million worth of market value work.
Founded
2006
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Tiny
Providing free repairs to low-income homeowners.
HomeFront helps qualified, low-income homeowners who are physically or financially challenged to maintain their residence by providing free home repairs through teams of volunteers. The goal of HomeFront is to provide free home repairs for homes and community centers focusing on the neediest circumstances. Our program staff and volunteers work hand-in-hand with homeowners to provide those repairs that will be the most meaningful to them and have the greatest impact on their quality of life. Repairs may include carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, roofing, drywall, weatherproofing, window and door replacement, wheel chair ramps, installation of smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, painting, cleaning, and yard work.
Founded
1977
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Giant
Striving to make Appalachian communities better places to live
The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) partners with local people to build upon the strengths of Kentucky and Central Appalachia. We create economic alternatives and strive to make Appalachian communities better places to live. Since 1976, MACED's commitment to the communities of Central Appalachia has shown us that high expectations, vision and hard work are essential to accomplish results. Three core strategies help us work toward our goal of transforming the lives of people and places in need in Central Appalachia through sustainable development.
Founded
1984
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Medium
Through Shelter We Empower
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton (OH) has been in existence since 1984. It is the oldest Habitat affiliate in the state of Ohio. Habitat works in partnership with God and people from all walks of life to develop communities building and renovating houses so that there are decent and affordable homes in safe communities where families can live and grow. Habitat for Humanity serves as a hand up, not a handout, for low-income, hardworking families in Montgomery and Greene Counties (OH). Once accepted into the program, our "Partner Families" work alongside our many volunteers to build their house. They put in 275 to 550 hours of "sweat equity" before earning their home, which is then sold to them on an affordable, interest-free mortgage. Partner families make a down payment toward the purchase of their home.
Founded
2000
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Giant
Working capital for working people
Opportunity Fund is a not-for-profit social enterprise helping thousands of California families build financial stability. Our strategy combines microloans for small businesses, microsavings accounts, and community real estate financing. Now California's leading microfinance provider, Opportunity Fund began based on the idea that small amounts of money and financial advice could help people make permanent and lasting change to improve their own lives. Since making our first loan in 1995, our team has deployed $280 million into our communities.
Founded
2003
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Large
Since 1891
The mission of the Eastern Market Corporation is to mobilize leadership and resources to achieve stakeholders vision for the Eastern Market District and make the Eastern Market the undisputed center for fresh and nutritious food in southeast Michigan. Our vision includes strengthening the identity of the Eastern Market as a food-related district by enhancing the operations of the existing public market and by developing business opportunities for specialty food retailers, food wholesale operations, restaurants, food distributors, and food processors.
Founded
1998
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Tiny
"Building new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach."
HomeAid Orange County is the only community based organization that has successfully developed 50 building and renovating housing projects (with a value of over $50 million) across the entire homeless Continuum of Care spectrum, providing facilities that range from emergency shelters, to transitional housing, to permanent supportive housing. Through over twenty five local service providers, HomeAid's housing developments offer support services designed to assist the homeless as they move toward self-sufficiency; such programs include education, job skills training, physical and emotional support. HomeAid's activities in Orange County have allowed service providers to significantly grow in their organizational capacity and to build successful programs impacting people's lives. As a result of the facilities that have been developed, these service providers are now in a greater position to carry out their mission and vision giving children and youth an opportunity to succeed.
Founded
1996
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Medium
Lending. Supporting. Inspiring.
The mission of ACCION San Diego is to create increased income and access to jobs for low-to-moderate income, self-employed men and women by providing small loans and business support services. Building upon the experience of ACCION International, ACCION San Diego developed a successful lending methodology in 1994 tailored to local micro-entrepreneurs in Southern California's neighborhoods. With economic opportunity, these entrepreneurs can build assets and better provide for their families and communities. ACCION San Diego currently assists small business owners in San Diego County.
Founded
1995
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Tiny
Building new lives for America's homeless
Founded in 1989, HomeAid is a leading national provider of housing for today's homeless. The organization builds new lives for America's homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid builds multi-unit housing for homeless families and individuals, then donates it to charities such as Family Promise, US Veteran's Initiative, Boys Hope Girls Hope, Mercy House, Salvation Army, Volunteers of America, YMCA, and others. Most HomeAid housing serves people who are temporarily homeless due to circumstances beyond their control: job loss, natural disasters and other catastrophes, illness and medical problems, domestic violence, and more. HomeAid has provided housing for more than 270,000 individuals.
Founded
1980
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Small
A community of neighborhoods
Slavic Village Development (SVD) will promote, empower, and build Broadway Slavic Village as a thriving diverse community. Broadway Slavic Village is a vibrant, connected and diverse community where all can live sustainably and well and whose neighborhoods are organized around active living where residents and visitors can walk and bike to work, shopping, arts, and worship. The goal of the organization is to revitalize the Broadway neighborhood through rehabilitation of existing housing, storefronts and buildings; construction of new homes; retention of existing buildings and recruitment of new ones; and provision of housing services and community organizing programs to improve the quality of life.
Founded
1981
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Giant
Build partnerships. Create community. Imagine the future.
The Cleveland Housing Network (CHN) is the nation's largest nonprofit, single-family affordable housing developer. Our mission is to build strong families and vibrant neighborhoods through quality affordable housing and strengthened financial stability. We work toward this mission through affordable housing and home ownership programs; training and education; energy conservation; and safety nets and supports. Each year, we serve 30,000-50,000 low- and moderate-income families to help achieve financial stability and economic self-sufficiency.
Founded
1982
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Tiny
Artisan neighborhood
Ohio City Incorporated (OCI) is the community development corporation responsible for preserving, promoting and developing the Ohio City neighborhood. OCI serves the community by providing assistance to both neighborhood residents as well as businesses and institutions through the vehicles of advocacy and outreach, community building, marketing, special events, neighborhood planning and housing assistance.
Founded
1983
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Tiny
Working to make Midtown the best business location and highest quality urban district in Northeast Ohio
MidTown Cleveland, Inc. is an economic development corporation that serves a two-square mile area between Downtown Cleveland and University Circle. Supported by area businesses, institutions, and individual stakeholders, MidTown Cleveland, Inc., assures the ongoing viability of this leading urban district in Northeast Ohio. Since 1982, we have leveraged our pooled resources to promote security and growth, advocate for stakeholder interests, and guide urban development.
Founded
1987
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Medium
Changing lives with homes
Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, established in 1986, builds and renovates homes in partnership with qualified families and is dedicated to making housing available in local communities for families in need. Programs range from providing micro-loans and labor to help fix up neighborhood houses to engaging young people ages 5 to 25 in advocacy, volunteering and fundraising to help end poverty housing and build homes in their own communities.
Founded
1993
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Small
Engage businesses. Strengthen nonprofits. Promote volunteerism.
BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence is a national model organization that strengthens nonprofits by involving thousands of volunteers from the community; engaging hundreds of business executives and professionals on nonprofit boards of directors; and providing leading-edge board and management consulting and training services for nonprofits. The Akron-based Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) and Cleveland-based Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU) merged in September 2011, and have offices in both downtown Akron and Cleveland. The organization, led by Brian Broadbent, President & CEO, offers services to businesses and nonprofits throughout the region and provide one-stop shopping for volunteer referral, consulting and training.
Founded
1994
Size
Small
Building a dynamic downtown
Downtown Cleveland Alliance is dedicated to building a dynamic downtown. It is committed to making downtown Cleveland the most compelling place to live, work, play and visit in the region. Downtown Cleveland Alliance, working hand in hand with downtown property owners, creates forums for communication and involvement by a diverse group of downtown stakeholders, including local development corporations, city and county governments, civic and arts organizations, residents, young professionals and business stakeholders. By facilitating the collaboration of these groups, DCA strives to enhance the quality of life in the urban core by implementing initiatives like the Clean & Safe Program, economic development assistance, marketing & special events, advocacy and strategic projects.
Founded
1994
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Small
A voice for social and economic advancement of African-Americans
Indiana Black Expo's mission is to be an effective voice and vehicle for the social and economic advancement of African-Americans. Our vision is that African-American youth and families achieve their highest potential and reflect pride in their ethnicity. Indiana Black Expo, Inc. celebrates cultural diversity and inclusiveness across all races, ethnicities, nationalities, generations, socioeconomic levels and religious affiliations. We continue to strive for excellence by providing unique events and programs which reflect the changing landscape of Indiana and the world. Our commitment to excellence through personal enhancement and community development exemplify our dedication to improving the quality of life for all.
Founded
1943
Size
Large
Helping create competitive, equitable, and sustainable communities
Since 1934, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has been dedicated to shaping a more sustainable and prosperous greater Chicago region. MPC serves communities and residents by connecting the dots between regional needs, challenges, and solutions, and among the individuals and organizations with the power and capacity to guide the growth of the ever-changing Chicago metropolitan region.
Founded
1966
Size
Tiny
Combating poverty, racism and anti-Semitism in partnership with diverse communities.
JCUA's mission is to combat poverty, racism and anti-Semitism in partnership with diverse communities. JCUA pursues social and economic justice through issue-based campaigns, community investment, and building bridges between the Jewish community and communities challenged by poverty and racism. Focused on mobilizing a progressive Jewish voice to address root causes of social injustice, JCUA works as an allied partner together with diverse communities across Chicago to achieve a more just city and better quality of life for all Chicagoans.
Founded
1977
Size
Tiny
Demonstrating the power of community change locally and on a national level
The Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) is a community agency that convenes and empowers the organizations and stakeholders of Logan Square, Avondale, and Lathrop Homes to create and maintain diverse, safe, and affordable neighborhoods. By innovating exemplary models of community engagement and transformation, LSNA is a catalyst for more just communities, demonstrating the power of community change locally and on a national level.
Founded
1988
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Small
Transforming Lives and Community through an affordable housing continuum.
To end homelessness and hopelessness with all God brings to us, and to foster justice and build bridges of reconciliation.
Founded
1986
Size
Giant
Unlocking the power of central Minnesota communities
Created in 1986, the Initiative Foundation exists for one purpose, to improve the quality of life in central Minnesota. At the core of our work is the belief that local people possess the talent, passion and ability to achieve a brighter future. Our programs and investments strive to give every person an opportunity to contribute to a shared vision and plan of action that strengthens community character and relationships. Our mission is to unlock the power of central Minnesota people to build and sustain healthy communities. The Initiative Foundation exclusively serves the 14 counties and 160 hometowns that comprise central Minnesota. Since 1986, we have invested more than $53.5 million in the region through targeted grants and business financing investments.
Founded
1986
Size
Giant
Investments that break new ground
Since 1986, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation has been a catalyst for economic growth in 20 Minnesota counties. We work to build a prosperous region with vibrant communities, innovative businesses and a skilled and valued workforce. To accomplish this, we invest in emerging businesses and the emerging workforce. We help businesses, local governments and nonprofit organizations find common ground, pool resources and achieve more. Since establishment, the Foundation has advanced economic development in the 20-county region with total investments of more than $38 million. In 2007, donors contributed to regional endowment funds valued at close to $27 million.
Founded
1988
Size
Tiny
Empowering the next generation of nonprofit leaders
Goodcity was founded in 1986 by Rev. William (Bud) Ipema as MidAmerica Leadership Foundation around the idea that many community leaders have the drive and faith commitment to make a difference, but lack the skills and access to resources that can make their visions real. Goodcity addresses that deficit by providing consultation, financial management and skills training for local leaders - empowering residents to address local needs efficiently and effectively. The mission of Goodcity is to support emerging neighborhood and faith-based programs which promote self-sufficiency, hope, and a sense of purpose in the lives of individuals in under-resourced communities.
Founded
1987
Size
Small
Empowering women towards entrepreneurship and economic self-sufficiency
The Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) is the oldest, largest, most comprehensive, and successful women's business assistance center in the United States. We're nationally and internationally recognized for our responsive, innovative, and effective programs and advocacy efforts. We deliver business services and financial assistance to empower women towards entrepreneurship and economic self-sufficiency. Since our founding in 1986, we've grown from a two-person operation to a national leader in women's economic development with a budget of $2.2 million. Over the years, we've assisted more than 55,000 women in the greater Chicago area, helped establish 14 additional women's business assistance centers in six states in the U.S., and continue to be credited for programs and policies that impact women's economic development across the nation and globally.
Founded
1989
Size
Large
Dedicated to serving the communities in South Minneapolis
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation opened in 1993 as a faith-based, community development organization dedicated to serving the communities in South Minneapolis. The mission of Urban Ventures is to build successful community within the city by: developing youth leadership; strengthening families; and creating meaningful work opportunities. The programs of Urban Ventures serve more than 2,500 youth and adults each year. Urban Ventures' comprehensive approach to healing the community is woven into all of our programs. It is our goal to touch the head, the heart, and the hurt of each individual who walks through our doors. Our holistic efforts take the form of educational programs, empowerment groups, mentoring, and other important collaborations with community partners.
Founded
1999
Size
Small
Making a positive difference in the lives of Little Village residents
Enlace Chicago convenes, organizes, and builds the capacity of Little Village stakeholders to confront systemic inequities and barriers to economic and social access. Enlace Chicago is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of Little Village residents by fostering a safe and healthy environment and by championing opportunities for educational advancement and economic development. Through Enlace's four interconnected program areas – Community and Economic Development, Education, Organizing and Advocacy, and Violence Prevention – staff work directly with more than 8,000 youth and adults in Little Village and surrounding communities.
Founded
1991
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Small
People are the Answer. Volunteer.
Chicago Cares creates volunteer experiences that connect people and communities to meet critical needs and build a stronger Chicago.
Founded
1997
Size
Small
Prosperity for all through entrepreneurship
Founded in 1991, Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) is the only national membership association committed to microenterprise development as an effective economic development strategy and a powerful poverty alleviation tool. AEO provides its members with a forum, information, and a voice to promote enterprise opportunity for people and communities with limited resources. AEO currently has a membership that stretches across the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and includes all key agencies and organizations that provide microenterprise services to disadvantaged microentrepreneurs. The combined reach of these organizations exceeds 300,000 microentrepreneurs and small business owners annually.
Founded
1998
Size
Tiny
Empowering our community and building its capacity
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (BPNC) is a community-based, grassroots organization on Chicago's southwest side, a predominantly latinx and immigrant community. We work to empower our community and build its capacity by providing school and community-based services and programs. BPNC also engages leaders in social justice organizing campaigns. We work to win change at the local, state, and federal levels. BPNC believes in addressing the holistic needs of the community and the root causes of poverty and inequity through a racial justice lens.
Founded
2000
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Large
Find the center of tomorrow: Chicago
World Business Chicago is a public-private, non-profit partnership that drives inclusive economic growth and job creation, supports business, and promotes Chicago as a leading global city. WBC is responsible for the implementation of Chicago's Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs, a coordinated effort to assess and expand Chicago's economy. The Plan provides a set of goals, a framework for research and analysis, and as set of strategies which are currently being implemented to foster regional growth.
Founded
2004
Size
Tiny
Pedaling for Affordable Housing
Through service-oriented cycling trips, Bike & Build benefits affordable housing and empowers young adults for a lifetime of service and civic engagement. Bike & Build unlocks the potential of young adults to do incredible things. Our participants are the face of our organization, and the driving force behind all that we strive to accomplish. Through engaging young adults as active agents and ambassadors for affordable housing efforts, Bike & Build enables them to test their limits, become engaged and active citizens, and impact the housing landscape.
Founded
2004
Size
Tiny
The Community Resource Center for the South Coast
Puente is an integral and active member of our rural San Mateo County South Coast community—a community that is healthy, inclusive, and sustainable, with diverse populations that accomplish their highest individual and community dreams. As the region's only Community Resource Center, Puente serves the San Mateo County South Coast communities of Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar, and San Gregorio. Puente both advocates for our communities and leverages resources that foster economic prosperity and security, and that promote individual and community health and wellness. We support local leaders and work together with our neighbors creating solutions for our diverse communities.
Founded
1984
Size
Large
We provide loans. We promise dignity.
Founded in 1895, the Hebrew Free Loan of Metropolitan Detroit provides financial help to Jewish people in the state of Michigan through the lending of money without interest. We help people in accordance with the core Jewish values of respect, compassion and confidentiality. Hebrew Free Loan's biblical directive is to lend money without interest to help Jewish people have better lives. Our goal is to match that directive with the needs of the 21st century Metropolitan Detroit (and all of Michigan) Jewish Community. Today, we help first-generation Americans pay for college, couples afford an expensive adoption or fertility process, individuals who have recently been laid off to manage their bills, and the start of new business ventures.
Founded
1970
Size
Large
Making places to come home to
Founded as Project Conserve in 1974, the Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF) is a housing corporation whose leadership is motivated, and programs shaped by: the belief that all people deserve safe, clean, affordable housing; our response to God's desire that we seek justice in our communities; our grateful response to the saving love of Jesus Christ; and our desire to have others see his love in action. ICCF upholds and strengthens families through the creation of quality and affordable housing with the provision of supportive and educational services. Our services are an investment in their future and in the future of our community.
Founded
1979
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Medium
Resources for home owners
Home Repair Services has specialized in post-purchase homeownership services for lower-income homeowners since 1979. The mission of Home Repair Services is to build successful, sustained homeownership for lower-income families, thereby strengthening neighborhoods and the community. Home Repair Services will be well known as an organization that provides a helping hand rather than a handout.
Founded
1987
Size
Large
Strengthening families and communities
Habitat for Humanity of Kent County strengthens families and communities in service to God through partnerships, healthy house building, and affordable homeownership. Habitat homes are not given; they are purchased by homeowners through 25 year, zero-interest mortgages. Habitat partners work side by side with other future homeowners, and community volunteers to build homes. Habitat partners must be willing to contribute 300-500 hours of sweat equity and attend the required homebuyer educational classes, workshops. Habitat for Humanity of Kent County has built more than 260 homes since its founding in 1983 and has had only three foreclosures.
Founded
1996
Size
Medium
Envisioning a world of cities with clean water, clear air, and green landscapes.
The Center for Resilient Cities designs proactive strategies that help urban communities and leaders enhance their current resources and prepare for the future. We build robust and thriving urban communities that are healthy, just, economically viable, and environmentally sound. We envision a world of resilient cities filled with clean water, clean air, green landscapes, sustainable and just food systems, and healthy people in economically thriving neighborhoods.
Founded
1999
Size
Tiny
Helping to reconnect families to the American dream
Ways to Work is a unique Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in Milwaukee, WI. Through our network of 44 loan offices across the country, we provide low-interest loans, financial education, and support to working families with challenging credit histories. We are an alternative to predatory lenders for people with a demonstrated commitment to improving their credit status, moving up in the workforce and achieving increased self-sufficiency. As an asset-building and economic self-sufficiency program for underserved populations without access to conventional financial resources, Ways to Work helps families move off of and stay off welfare and dependency programs. Instead of handouts, it provides families a helping hand-up toward a more stable financial future.
Founded
1968
Size
Medium
Creating Choice, Change, and Connection
Pillsbury United Communities works with underestimated populations across Minneapolis to foster the resilience and self-sufficiency of individuals, families and community as a whole. We design solutions that address a spectrum of intersecting needs- from education to employment to health- while continually investing in our own capacity to innovate and improve. We're creating a new model for nonprofit organizations with our interconnected system of programs, community centers, and social enterprises connects with over 55,000 individuals each year.
Founded
1971
Size
Medium
Helping entrepreneurs of color succeed
MEDA (Metropolitan Economic Development Association) was created in 1971 by a group of Twin Cities business leaders to address the issues of rapidly rising poverty, crime and unemployment in a new and improved way. MEDA provides assistance to businesses owned and managed by ethnic minorities. Unique among economic development organizations, MEDA's services are directed toward new and existing businesses whose owners are committed to making an impact through: job creation; their firms' growth and profitability; and community involvement.
Founded
1976
Size
Giant
Building stable homes, strong futures and vibrant communities since 1971
CommonBond Communities' mission is to build stable homes, strong futures, and vibrant communities with the vision that every person has a dignified, affordable home that supports independence and advancement within a flourishing community. Since 1971, CommonBond has been providing homes and hope for those most in need in our community. Today, CommonBond is the largest nonprofit provider of affordable rental homes in the Upper Midwest. Our nationally recognized integrated housing approach that includes high quality development, long term management and resident services has proven to make a difference in the lives of residents and the community. CommonBond is committed to providing safe, affordable housing with services for people with low incomes. More than 9,000 people live in CommonBond housing.
Founded
1977
Size
Medium
The power of people and place.
Founded in 1977, Hope Community is a catalyst for change, growth and safety. We are building a sustainable neighborhood model through community organization, active education, leadership and affordable housing development. To do this, we develop affordable housing and public spaces, including a community center, playgrounds and gardens. Additionally, we engage with the community extensively to involve hundreds of youth, adults and families each year in learning, leadership and community opportunities.
Founded
1980
Size
Giant
Building and preserving affordable housing and improving access to opportunity through stable housing in the Twin Cities
The Family Housing Fund's (FHFund) vision to ensure all families will have a house they can afford and a home from which they can prosper and contribute to the community is grounded in its long history. The FHFund was created in 1980 through the foresight and financial support of The McKnight Foundation and the Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. In 1997, responding to the need for affordable housing in suburban communities, the FHFund formally expanded its mission to serve the entire seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. As a housing intermediary, the FHFund's mission is to help the affordable housing network meet the needs of families in complex and changing conditions.
Founded
1993
Size
Medium
Building Neighborhood Economies from Within
Founded in 1993, Neighborhood Development Center (NDC) works to empower entrepreneurs and community partners to transform low income neighborhood economies from within. NDC works with entrepreneurs and community organizations to concentrate the power of micro-enterprise development around dynamic "hubs" of community revitalization, linking the energy of people to the vitality of places. This "network of hubs" allows NDC to generate and sustain large-scale impact while communities retain ownership of the process and the results.
Founded
1996
Size
Medium
Rebuilding Neighborhoods. Reconnecting People. Reclaiming Hope.
The mission of Urban Homeworks is to perpetuate the hope of Jesus Christ through innovative community development that produces dignified housing for low-income families, a strategic network of good neighbors and the redemptive development of real estate. Since 1995, Urban Homeworks has been responding to the voices of our neighbors by providing dignified housing opportunities, creating space for construction training, intentionally weaving together a network of engaged neighbors, and mobilizing volunteers. Our focus on stability and connecting resources so that individual and communal assets emerge, thrive, and invigorate our neighborhoods has resulted in more than 200 redeveloped properties and a network of 17,000 volunteers, 1,200 construction trainees, and over 400 Urban Neighbors.
Founded
1953
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Small
Sharing Bess Truman's Legacy of Caring Since 1916
Community Services League's mission is to assist communities in reaching their potential by providing immediate relief to people in need, assessing their situations, and providing solutions that lead to economic stability.
Founded
2003
Size
Tiny
For entrepreneurs & those who believe in them
The Idea Village was founded in 2000 with the belief that entrepreneurship would be a catalyst - and a continued driver - for positive social and economic change in New Orleans. Over the last 13 years, The Idea Village has delivered on its mission to identify, support, and retain entrepreneurial talent by providing direct support to over 3,000 entrepreneurs by engaging 2,400 professionals to allocate 72,295 consulting hours and $3.45 million in seed capital. Collectively, this portfolio generates over $100 million in revenue and has created over 2,000 jobs for the New Orleans Community.The Idea Village has solidified its position as a leading driver of entrepreneurship, receiving a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council for the annual Entrepreneur Season model. The organization has also been recognized in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc., CNN, TIME and Japan's Nikkei Times.
Founded
2000
Size
Medium
The place to grow
Four Bands Community Fund was founded in 2000 and has grown to be the leading organization on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in the areas of small business training and lending, entrepreneurship education, and financial literacy. Four Bands also provides services for youth-sowing the seeds to encourage private business ownership and financial literacy at an early age.
Founded
1998
Size
Giant
Live In Hope
For nearly 35 years, Mercy Housing has been committed to developing affordable, program-enriched housing for low-income families, seniors and people with special needs who lack the economic resources to access quality, safe housing opportunities. We create homes that enrich and improve the communities in which they are located and develop every property with an unwavering commitment to quality and value. In addition to providing safe, affordable housing to those in need, we also offer programs and services at our properties that help individuals and families learn skills and gain perspectives that make dreams of stability and hope realities for the future. We believe that the combination of affordable housing and supportive programs improve the economic status of residents, transform neighborhoods and stabilize lives.
Founded
1975
Size
Medium
Have an idea to improve your neighborhood? Citizens Committee can help! Because New York City is *our* neighborhood!
Our mission is simple: to help New Yorkers -especially those in low-income areas- come together and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Residents are uniquely situated to define and act on the issues affecting their communities. When provided with modest support, neighborhood and school groups can effectively mobilize community resources to improve quality of life.Citizens Committee for New York City supports these grassroots efforts by offering grants, skills-building workshops and further technical support in the form of project planning assistance and an equipment share library.In 2014, we provided 366 projects with $1.6 million in grants and services, and our staff facilitated 30 workshops to over 500 social entrepreneurs. Since 1975, we have promoted the spirit of volunteerism, local engagement and social justice that drives our work.
Founded
1976
Size
Large
Helping entire communities become better places to live
Beyond Housing exists because home matters. We began with actual houses and housing preservation, focusing on quality and stability to give people a place to start. But, there is more to a home than the house. Home is about the life that happens in and around the house as well as the life that fuels and draws out the best of the people within it. Beyond Housing is a community development organization that works in defined geographies like the Normandy School District in order to focus our resources where we can have the greatest impact. While most organizations focus on one, maybe two, impact areas within a community, we understand that, in order to have real impact, we must focus on all of the areas that make up a thriving community-housing, education, health, economic development and job readiness/access.
Founded
1976
Size
Large
Change. Not Charity.
Liberty Hill is first to identify community leaders at the frontlines of change. We invest in changemakers and equip them with the skills and relationships they need to build power and advance social justice. After more than 30 years, Liberty Hill is uniquely positioned to bring together forces for change and forge a common agenda for equality and opportunity in Los Angeles.
Founded
1987
Size
Small
Rebuilding communities for families, one home at a time
Founded in 1985, Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware (ICHDE) builds, rehabilitates, and owns or manages 380 housing units plus land in New Castle and Kent Counties. We are now the largest statewide nonprofit community housing organization in Delaware. In addition, through the HomeOwnership Education Center, our HUD-approved homeownership education and support programs for lower-income families, we provide tools to help our clients on the road to homeownership.
Founded
1960
Size
Small
Inspiring people to become thoughtful and engaged stewards of the world around them
Created in 1943, the American Architectural Foundation (AAF) seeks to educate individuals and community leaders about the power of architecture to improve lives and transform the places where we live, learn, work, and play. Through numerous outreach programs, grants, and educational resources, AAF aims to inspire people to become thoughtful and engaged stewards of the world around them. AAF's programs include The Mayors' Institute on City Design and Great Schools by Design--highly regarded initiatives that help improve the built environment through the collaboration of thought leaders, designers, and local communities.
Founded
1968
Size
Giant
Building the power of many
Founded in 1968, the Center for Community Change strengthens, connects and mobilizes grassroots groups to enhance their leadership, voice and power. We believe that vibrant community-based organizations, led by the people most affected by social and economic injustice, are key to putting an end to the failed go-it-alone politics of the past and building a better America for everyone based on community values. The Center is one of the longest-standing champions for low-income people and communities of color. We amplify community voices, combine grassroots power to win, and build the social movements of tomorrow.
Founded
1981
Size
Small
Helping residents of low-income neighborhoods address the problems of their communities
The Center for Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE) was founded by Robert L. Woodson, Sr., in 1981 to help residents of low-income neighborhoods address the problems of their communities. Originally known as the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, the name was streamlined in February, 2006, to Center for Neighborhood Enterprise. CNE has headquarters in Washington, DC, but operates throughout the nation to help community and faith-based organizations with training, technical assistance, and linkages to sources of support. The Center chronicles and interprets their experiences to make recommendations for public policy and works to remove barriers that hamper their efforts to solve societal problems.
Founded
1982
Size
Large
Creating homeownership opportunities
On July 1, 2009, Arundel Habitat for Humanity and Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity merged to become Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake. Putting faith into action, our organization brings people together to build decent, affordable homes that change lives, empower families and strengthen communities. While most Habitat for Humanity affiliates build new houses from the foundation up, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake also renovates the existing housing stock in Baltimore and Annapolis neighborhoods in order to provide safe, affordable homes while eliminating vacant properties. Since its incorporation in 1982, Chesapeake Habitat has completed more than 300 homes and has housed more than 900 family members, including at least 500 children.
Founded
1981
Size
Giant
Creating opportunity for low- and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities.
Making Well-Designed Homes AffordableAs a proven and powerful nonprofit, Enterprise improves communities and people's lives by making well-designed homes affordable. We bring together nationwide know-how, partners, policy leadership and investment to multiply the impact of local affordable housing development.Our mission: To create opportunity for low- and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities. Over more than 30 years, Enterprise has created nearly 380,000 homes, invested $28.9 billion and touched millions of lives.
Founded
1988
Size
Medium
A safe and healthy home for every person.
Rebuilding Together is a national nonprofit network with a core belief: a thriving community with safe and healthy homes should be a right for all people, not the privilege of a few. Our vision is a safe and healthy home for every person. With a presence in 39 states and the District of Columbia, Rebuilding Together is the nation's leading organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize low-income communities. Our network of 142 affiliates completes nearly 10,000 home and community rehabilitation projects each year with the help of more than 100,000 volunteers.
Founded
1996
Size
Large
play matters for all kids
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve, filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. KaBOOM! works to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. We do this by creating great places to play, inspiring communities to promote and support play and driving the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives. To achieve our vision, KaBOOM! works to catalyze and create great places to play, empower advocates to promote and protect play, and elevate public discourse around the importance of play. We believe play matters for all kids, because all the science affirms that play is critical to a child's overall health, development and well-being. Moreover, play can help tackle a number of urgent issues plaguing our society - especially those endemic among low-income communities.
Founded
1999
Size
Small
The ultimate construction experience
Founded in 1999, Building Goodness Foundation (BGF) works to build community and improve lives. Their purpose is to bring together volunteers from every part of the construction industry to design and build structures for communities in need. Together with their partners, they use donations of time, money, materials, and expertise to build clinics, schools, community centers, and specialized housing for those who need them most, both in their own community and around the world. Non-construction volunteers are a critical part of their team. And, beyond the bricks and mortar of a new structure, BGF volunteers build lasting relationships with the people they are helping, relationships that profoundly improve the lives of all involved.
Founded
2004
Size
Medium
Working for environmentally sustainable, socially equitable and economically prosperous regions and communities
The Funders' Network is a membership organization that helps grantmakers across North America advance strategies to create fair, prosperous, and sustainable regions and communities that offer everyone the chance for a good life. We believe that the suite of tools available to funders--investing, grantmaking, collaborating, convening, facilitating, and more--uniquely position them to lead the movement for smarter growth policies and practices that benefit both places and people.
Founded
1983
Size
Large
Helping people take control of their financial lives.
The Foundation for Financial Planning works to help people take control of their financial lives by connecting the financial planning community with people in need. We achieve this by supporting pro bono advice and outreach activities.
Founded
1984
Size
Giant
BUILD. THRIVE. GROW.
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity transforms communities by acting as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization through education, innovative development, partnerships, and long-term relationships with families. As one of the largest affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, Atlanta Habitat has built and renovated more than 1,400 houses-impacting the lives of more than 5,500 families. Applicants complete a rigorous selection process including: Investing 250 sweat equity hours building his/her home & others, making an affordable down payment, attending 12 homeowner education classes, leasing the home for the 1st year, & making timely payments during the lease period. They must prove steady income, show good credit, be first time homebuyers, sustain a savings account over 6 months, be citizens or legal residents and live in the City of Atlanta or South Fulton County.
Founded
1985
Size
Large
We build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County changes lives by bringing together God's people and resources to help families in need build and own quality affordable homes in safe and supportive communities. Since its founding in 1984, Habitat has built more than 260 homes in Orange County, and has repaired more than 100 homes.Habitat provides homeownership opportunities to families who live and/or work in Orange County, earn between 30% and 60% of the area median income ($21,994 to $43,988 for a family of four), and are living in housing that is inaccessible, overcrowded, subsidized, substandard, unaffordable, and/or unsafe.Families contribute 325 hours of sweat equity towards the construction of their own homes and their neighbors' homes. They attend educational workshops to prepare them for homeownership, and purchase their homes from Habitat through affordable mortgages. In their new homes, families have the shelter they need to build strength, stability, and self-reliance.
Founded
1995
Size
Large
Building Better Lives
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Since 1985, Habitat of Greater Nashville has built or renovated more than 810 homes, serving more than 2,700 people, including 1,750 children, throughout Davidson, Wilson, Dickson, and Cheatham counties.Habitat homebuyers invest 200 hours of time participating in a series of homeownership classes called HomeWORKS, volunteering at Habitat's ReStores, and helping to build their home as well as the homes of their neighbors. Equipped with new skills and strategies for success, families purchase their home through a mortgage loan provided by Habitat at 0% interest. Habitat's four ReStore locations are an important social enterprise, generating significant earned income for the agency. Habitat ReStores sell used and new home and office furnishings and building supplies to the public at discounted prices.
Founded
1988
Size
Large
Building homes, hope, and community in Durham
Habitat for Humanity of Durham is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization. Habitat for Humanity of Durham is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
Founded
1989
Size
Small
Ignite a Passion
Founded in 1989, Hands On Atlanta is a non-profit organization that helps individuals, families and corporate and community groups find flexible volunteer opportunities at more than 500 community-based agencies and schools. Hands On Atlanta volunteers, now 42,000 strong, are at work every day of the year building community and meeting critical needs in schools, parks, senior homes, food banks, pet shelters, low-income neighborhoods and more. Hands On Atlanta is an affiliate of Hands On Network, an umbrella association of 66 national and international affiliates.
Founded
1996
Size
Giant
Possibility takes place.
Founded in 1995 on the belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, the East Lake Foundation (www.eastlakefoundation.org) collaborates with public and private organizations to provide tools that enable Atlanta's East Lake residents to build a better future through its model for community revitalization. The East Lake model includes cradle-to-college education at Charles R. Drew Charter School and its early learning partners, mixed-income housing at The Villages of East Lake and community wellness through programs including The First Tee® of East Lake, the East Lake Community Learning Garden and Urban Farm and a partnership with the East Lake YMCA. This approach to building a strong community not only helps break the cycle of poverty, but creates a place where people of all ages and incomes choose to live. The East Lake Foundation model has become a blueprint for integrated community revitalization programs across the country through Purpose Built Communities.
Founded
1979
Size
Giant
Our vision is a world where everyone has a simple, decent place to live.
One of the oldest affiliates in the nation, Habitat for Humanity of Collier County has been building homes and serving families in this community since 1978. Building at a pace of 100 homes a year since 2002, Habitat Collier has now provided simple, decent homes for more than 1,800 families. Through its unique business model, Habitat for Humanity of Collier County uses 100% of donor dollars to fund the construction of homes, which are then sold to qualifying partner families. Each family helps to build and then purchase their home with an interest-free loan, thereby returning the original investment in their lives. This "hand-up" allows families to become a part of their own housing solution.
Founded
1982
Size
Giant
Building homes, community, & hope.
Pensacola Habitat for Humanity was established as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International in 1981. Pensacola Habitat is an ecumenical Christian organization committed to the elimination of poverty housing in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties through the construction of decent, affordable homes. Habitat for Humanity offers a long-term solution, not a quick-fix, to the problem of poverty housing. The organization makes home ownership possible for people who would not otherwise qualify for a conventional mortgage or afford safe, decent shelter. In the process of building new homes, Habitat has cleaned up lots previously used for illegal dumping and has torn down dilapidated structures, making neighborhoods safer and cleaner.
Founded
1987
Size
Giant
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is one of the largest Habitat affiliates in the country, and has helped more than 1,400 families in Lee and Hendry counties become homeowners. Habitat homes are built through the use of volunteer labor and donations of money and materials. The homes are then sold to the homeowners with low or no interest mortgage and monthly payments set at less than 30% of the homeowner's income, making homeownership an affordable reality. Habitat homeowners must qualify financially for the program; save $1,700 toward their closing costs; attend classes focusing on homeownership, budgeting and home maintenance; and complete 300 hours of "sweat equity" by volunteering at Habitat.
Founded
1985
Size
Medium
Serving Pinellas County since 1985
Serving Pinellas County since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged. Putting faith into action, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County promotes family stability by providing innovative and affordable housing solutions to qualified individuals and families. In partnership with our community, we work toward our ultimate goal of eliminating substandard housing throughout the county.
Founded
1987
Size
Large
Transforming the lives of low-income, hard working families
Habitat for Humanity Orlando is a Christian organization dedicated to transforming the lives of low-income, hard working families through the American dream of homeownership. We are one of approximately 2,100 local affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat Orlando's mission is to bring together families in need and volunteers of all faiths, in partnership with community resources to enhance lives by building homes, strengthening neighborhoods and improving our community.
Founded
1973
Size
Small
Community starts with us.
The Center fir Great Neighborhoods of Covington is a catalyst for positive growth in Covington, but our role is only one part of the equation. Our most important partner is YOU and the other residents of Covington. We spark this growth by bringing people together, encouraging them to work with each other, and supporting their efforts to shape the future of their community. We are committed to helping people discover and develop their skills, find and use the resources they need, and discover partners who share their concern for the well-being of Covington. Our programs are all designed to help residents build on the great parts of Covington and to develop solutions to both individual and community issues.
Founded
1977
Size
Medium
Making homes warmer, safer, and drier
Appalachia Service Project (ASP) is a Christian ministry, open to all people, that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair in Central Appalachia. Our vision is see substandard housing eradicated and everyone who comes into contact with ASP transformed. Each year, nearly 17,000 volunteers repair homes for 650 low-income families in rural areas of Central Appalachia. Our goal is to make homes warmer, safer and drier for families in need, while offering transformational experiences to families, volunteers and staff alike. Since our founding in 1969, more than 377,400 volunteers from across the nation have repaired 17,373 homes. Appalachia Service Project serves the mountainous Central Appalachian region where Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia come together.
Founded
1979
Size
Small
Preparing and mobilizing leaders to work for the good of the whole community.
Leadership Memphis develops community change agents, connects them with others who have a passion to serve, and empowers them with information and opportunities to make a difference. The organization has four programs -- Executive, Criminal/Juvenile Justice, FastTrack, and Grassroots -- that develops community leaders at every level from seasoned professionals and emerging talent to front-line leaders. Leadership Memphis hosts four signature events annually designed to create stronger connections between our alumni, sponsors, community partners and other business and community leaders in support of our vision, mission and goals. Our action initiatives are Memphis Talent Dividend, Graduate Memphis, Imagine Memphis, and SUCCESS High Schools. These initiatives are undertaken to help enhance our city economically and socially by increasing the number of adults who have college degrees and to ensure that high school graduates further their education and training beyond high school.
Founded
1987
Size
Small
There's no place like home
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area is a locally organized and governed nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization that has been building simple, decent and affordable homes in Chattanooga, Tennessee, since 1986. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga partners with volunteers and low income families to build affordable housing. The houses are sold to these families at no profit and with no interest. As part of its ministry, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga also operates the ReStore, a building materials store featuring building materials and some home goods, at up to 50-75% off retail. Proceeds from the store support Habitat's ongoing work in the construction of more homes for people in need in our area.
Founded
1994
Size
Giant
Strengthening Communities, Building Assets, Improving Lives
HOPE is a private, nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI), that provides commercial financing, mortgage loans and technical assistance to support businesses, entrepreneurs, home buyers and community development projects. HOPE's mission is to strengthen communities, build assets and improve lives of people in economically distressed areas of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Memphis, Tennessee. HOPE also sponsors Hope Credit Union, which provides a range of financial products and services that meet the needs of low- and moderate-income residents in its four-state service area. Since 1994, HOPE has generated over $1 billion in financing for entrepreneurs, homebuyers and community development projects, and assisted more than 40,000 individuals in low-income communities throughout the Mid South.
Founded
1986
Size
Giant
Making decent shelter a matter of conscience and action
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) was founded in 1983 and is part of a growing Habitat family. NOAHH's work over the years has resulted in over one hundred homes constructed in the New Orleans Metro area. Our mission is to build houses in partnership with sponsors, volunteers, communities, and homeowner families, whereby families are empowered to transform their own lives and to eliminate poverty housing in the New Orleans area while serving as a catalyst to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner Partner Families. Habitat houses are sold to Partner Families at no profit, and financed with affordable, no-interest loans.
Founded
1991
Size
Large
Three states, one community, one vision
Created in 1990, the Foundation for the Mid South (FMS) is a regional development foundation serving Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. We seek to strengthen the capacities and resources of institutions and communities to improve the quality of life for all Mid Southerners. The FMS invests in people and strategies that build philanthropy and promote racial, social, and economic equity in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. FMS is in the business of creating long-term sustainable change in the Mid South. To ensure success in all aspects of our work, FMS emphasizes the importance of: community engagement, inclusion, community philanthropy, partnerships, leadership and public policy improvement.
Founded
2014
Size
Large
Bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope
Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity builds houses for the economically disadvantaged. Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to live. Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can live in dignity. We believe that every person has something to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. We believe that dignity and hope are best achieved through equitable, accountable partnerships.
Founded
1935
Size
Large
The Strength of Women. The Power of Community.
Founded in 1934, The Junior League of Austin is a diverse group of dedicated women working to make Austin a better place. The Junior League of Austin is committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Each year, The Junior League of Austin invests thousands of volunteer hours to community agencies and programs. In addition to the volunteer service that League members contribute to our community, The Junior League of Austin has provided millions of dollars over the years to fund programs and agencies that improve the overall well-being of our community.
Founded
1987
Size
Giant
Changing lives, one house at a time
Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio (HFHSA) is an ecumenical Christian housing organization working in partnership with God's people in need to build simple, decent and affordable houses without interest or profit, thereby witnessing God's love in action. We work with very low-income families whose total income is generally 25% - 60% of the area median income. Families are accepted to the Habitat program based on their need, ability to pay a 0% interest mortgage, and their willingness to partner. Applicants must be residents of Bexar County. Families spend a minimum of 300 hours investing in "sweat equity" where they support and help build their own house and that of their neighbors. Monthly mortgage payments average $375 to $425.
Founded
1979
Size
Giant
A homeownership program for hard-working families
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver builds and sells homes to hard-working people in need of decent and affordable housing. We are an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-denominational Christian housing ministry and global home-building movement. Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver works in partnership with God and people from all walks of life to build decent, affordable homes in which people can live and grow into all that God intends. Since our founding in 1979 we have built more than 400 homes.
Founded
1985
Size
Large
Building strength, stability and self-reliance.
Through faith in action, Austin Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
Founded
1994
Size
Large
Dream it. Fund it.
The Mission of LiftFund is to provide credit and services to small businesses and entrepreneurs who do not have access to loans from commercial sources and to provide leadership and innovation to the microlending industry. LiftFund is a designated community development financial institution, or CDFI. CDFIs are working in neighborhoods across the United States to provide affordable, responsible credit, create and sustain jobs, and to stabilize communities. CDFIs finance community businesses, including small businesses, microenterprises, nonprofit organizations, commercial real estate, and affordable housing.
Founded
1999
Size
Giant
Building houses in partnership with Dallas County residents in need of adequate housing
Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry that builds quality, affordable homes in partnership with deserving families. Since our incorporation in 1986, Dallas Habitat has built over 850 homes and served as a catalyst for the revitalization of 20 communities. Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity provides affordable housing opportunities to families no other nonprofit or private mortgage lender in Dallas is able to serve. Qualified families are required to provide 400 hours of 'sweat equity' in lieu of a down payment, which is fulfilled by building their own home and the homes of other Habitat families. This hands-on participation builds new skills, a sense of tremendous accomplishment, and strong relationships with their neighbors.
Founded
2000
Size
Tiny
Transform the lives of apartment residents
Apartment Life is who we are, and the CARES program is what we provide to the apartment industry. The CARES program is a community building and resident retention program that provides business value to apartment owners and management companies while making a lasting difference in the lives of apartment residents. Apartment Life works with the management team to build community and serve residents by doing things that flow naturally out of the Christian lifestyle - welcoming new residents, planning social events, and CARE-ing in times of need. Our teams have been compared to campus RA's, first responders, Mom and Dad, life of the party, and even the heartbeat of the community.
Founded
1983
Size
Tiny
Revitalizing Houston's low-income homes and communities
Rebuilding Together - Houston (RT - H) brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income Houston area homeowners in need. They renovate and repair hundreds of homes annually at no charge to the homeowner. RT - H's focus is the delivery of essential home repairs and modifications to improve the overall condition of the home, eliminate health and safety hazards, and improve energy efficiency so that the homeowner may continue to live in warmth, safety, and independence. Through the support of corporate sponsors, local businesses, faith-based organizations and the hands-on work of over 5,000 volunteers, RT - H renovates and repairs hundreds of homes annually with a market value of nearly $5.4 million.
Founded
1987
Size
Giant
Building homes, communities and hope
Houston Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1987, is a Christian-based housing ministry. Embracing all faiths, the organization is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in our community by helping low-income families purchase a simple, decent home in which to live. To date, Houston Habitat has built over 1,000 affordable homes and served more than 4,200 people - half of whom are children. For two decades, Houston Habitat has worked to eliminate substandard housing by helping our neighbors purchase simple, decent homes in which to live.
Founded
1993
Size
Tiny
Furthering the region as a top global community in which to work and live.
Center for Houston's Future (CHF) works to address matters of highest importance to the long-term future of the greater Houston region, by engaging diverse leaders, providing impactful research, and defining actionable strategies. We bring business and community together to innovate for the future of the greater Houston region. CHF is an organization devoted exclusively to thinking and acting strategically for the long-term future of the Houston nine-county region. Center for Houston's Future furthers the region as a top global community in which to work and live.
Founded
1996
Size
Tiny
Rebuilding communities one homeowner at a time
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley believes that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home. Since 1991, Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley has transformed homes and lives by repairing and rebuilding homes and community facilities for low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly, the disabled and families with children. Each year, more than 1,300 volunteers gather to complete both critical repairs and accessibility modifications, enabling residents to live in warmth, safety and independence. All work is provided at no cost to the owner, with materials provided through donations and funds from area businesses, organizations, and private individuals. The impact extends beyond the individuals served to our community through revitalizing and stabilizing vulnerable neighborhoods. Since inception, over 31,000 local volunteers have renovated over 2,600 homes and facilities in the community.
Founded
1974
Size
Large
Successfully breaking the cycle of homelessness for single parent families
Warren Village exists so that low-income, single parent families achieve sustainable personal and economic self-sufficiency. People who are homeless have not only lost their home, they have also lost their connection to the community. Safe and secure housing, combined with self-help services gives stranded families the opportunity to regroup and become valuable members of society. Warren Village has provided shelter to over 3,500 families since it was established in 1974 and has been cited as a national model for its combination of housing with on-site family services, Early Childhood Education and school-age programs.
Founded
1978
Size
Tiny
Training faith leaders and volunteer community leaders to join together to resolve community issues.
Together Colorado is a non-partisan, multi-racial, multi-faith community organization that unlocks the power of people to transform their communities through community organizing. Comprised of 60+ congregations, schools and youth committees from Pueblo to Fort Collins and a growing statewide clergy network, we are building a moral and democratic voice in Colorado through a racial and economic lens. Grounded in our faith and democratic traditions and in the everyday concerns of the people in our congregations, schools and communities, we train and equip faith leaders and volunteer community leaders to join together to resolve community issues on their own behalf at local, state and national levels.
Founded
1995
Size
Large
Lending. Supporting. Inspiring.
ACCION New Mexico increases access to business credit, makes loans, and provides training which enable entrepreneurs to realize their dreams and be catalysts for positive economic and social change. Our unique approach - called microlending - can trace its roots back more than 40 years with efforts to reduce extreme poverty in Latin America. Now, the organization supports small business owners in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas generate income and enhance economic security for themselves, their families, and their communities. Since making our first loan in 1994, we have helped small business owners in more than 445 communities, working in some of these states' most underserved urban neighborhoods and most isolated rural communities.
Founded
1991
Size
Small
Improving Phoenix's competitiveness
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is one of the region's premier economic development groups. GPEC has been working on behalf of businesses looking to relocate and expand -- at absolutely no cost to the company -- for nearly 25 years. We are a public-private partnership representing Maricopa County, 22 communities throughout the region and more than 160 private investors. Our mission is to attract quality businesses to the Greater Phoenix region from around the world, and to advocate and champion foundational efforts to improve the region's competitiveness.
Founded
1990
Size
Small
Housing & Support Services for Homeless Families
Homeward Bound's mission is to create pathways out of poverty for homeless families ready to make a change.Homeward Bound is a family stabilization program with a housing component. Our two-generational approach simultaneously equips parents and kids with tools they need to thrive while removing obstacles in their way. Parents access resources to achieve financial stability and learn how to emotionally support and advocate for their kids; while children receive high-quality childhood education and enrichment experiences. Homeward Bound serves 150 families (500 individuals of which 300+ are children) annually with programming that builds resiliency, stabilizes the family, and breaks the cycles of poverty and abuse that lead to homelessness.
Founded
1992
Size
Small
Helping people. Changing lives.
Community Action Services and Food Bank works to stabilize families and then rebuild their lives. We help meet their basic needs (food, shelter, housing) while providing the long-term solutions needed to rebuild their financial and social self sufficiency, enabling many to break out of poverty. Our programs include a food bank, family development, homeless prevention, home buyer and mortgage counseling, the Circles Initiative, community gardens, and a commercial kitchen. Community Action has served the low-income population of Utah, Wasatch and Summit counties in Utah since 1967. We work with others in the community to develop solutions to address poverty and its effects.
Founded
1980
Size
Giant
Building hope, transforming lives
Plymouth Housing Group (PHG) works to eliminate homelessness and stabilize homeless and very low-income people in housing by preserving, developing and operating safe, decent, affordable housing, and by providing opportunities for homeless and very low-income people to improve their lives. Founded in 1980, PHG has grown to be one of the largest providers of very low-income housing in downtown Seattle. With nearly 1,000 apartment units and 17 retail tenants in 11 buildings, PHG's comprehensive approach to providing affordable housing and supportive services has been overwhelmingly successful, earning our organization local and national recognition as a leader in the effort to end homelessness.
Founded
1983
Size
Medium
We care for the Pike Place Market community
The Pike Place Market Foundation was established in 1982 to support the Pike Place Market's services for low-income people, including its Clinic, Senior Center, Food Bank and Child Care and Preschool. The Pike Place Market Foundation also supports the Market's heritage programs, public improvements and repairs to the Market's historic buildings, development of new low-income housing in the Market, and programs that assist the Market's farmers. The Pike Place Market Foundation serves the Market and downtown Seattle communities in many ways such as providing Market Fresh Coupons to low-income Market residents so they have access to fresh produce year-round, and connecting Seattle food banks and meal programs through FoodLink, a volunteer program that distributes the Market's unsold produce.
Founded
1996
Size
Tiny
Building businesses, changing lives.
Ventures empowers individuals with limited resources and unlimited potential to improve their lives through small business ownership. Founded in 1995, we have adapted the Grameen model-a microfinance model that makes small loans to groups of disadvantaged women-to the Puget Sound region and the business landscape in the United States, providing business training, financial support, and resources tailored to low-income entrepreneurs. We are a certified Community Development Financial Institution and a Small Business Administration Microloan Program Intermediary lender. Ventures is a national leader in microenterprise development, offering effective programming, sustainable operations, and innovative growth strategies to create an always-increasing impact on our community. Prior to the spring of 2015, Ventures was known as Washington Community Alliance for Self-Help (CASH).
Founded
1999
Size
Tiny
Creating opportunity for all Oregonians
Neighborhood Partnerships creates opportunity for all Oregonians. We build and manage strong partnerships that fuel change and progress in our community. Each year, we have impact on the lives of thousands of Oregonians through high profile collaborations and initiatives and through nurturing leaders. We create opportunity for low income people where they live - in their neighborhoods both urban and rural. And all of what we do we is based on the strength of our partnership with community leaders, with other organizations, with governments, and with funders and contributors. Our programs and initiatives are designed to help us achieve the three core goals identified by the strategic planning process we undertook in 2005: build thriving communities, end homelessness and support successful residents, and create economic stability.
Founded
2001
Size
Giant
Strengthening our neighborhoods. Changing lives.
The Albertsons Companies Foundation is dedicated to bettering the lives of people in our neighborhoods. They support causes that impact their customers' lives. Their stores provide the opportunity to mobilize funding and create awareness in their neighborhoods through their employees' passion, partnerships with their vendors and the generous contributions by their customers. Carefully directing contributions, they work in collaboration with local organizations and seek to improve the quality of life in the communities they serve. They take pride in ensuring that the vast majority of the funds they raise stay in local communities and reflects what is important to their customers and employees.
Founded
2002
Size
Small
Big dreams start with small savings.
EARN is a national nonprofit that gives working families the power to create prosperity for generations. As the nation's leading nonprofit microsavings provider, EARN gives families the tools to save, build wealth, and achieve life-changing results. EARN's ultimate vision is that millions of well-informed, working American families will achieve financial success through proven strategies, fair public policy, and their own hard work.EARN delivers innovative savings programs, conducts original asset-building research, and advocates for effective public policy. EARN further promotes asset-building by working with strategic partners to design and implement impactful savings programs. Our programs and services transform the lives of working families by helping them build long-term financial capability.
Founded
1987
Size
Large
Bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement. Habitat welcomes people from all walks of life to partner in serving families in need and creating a better community for everyone who lives here. Founded in 1981, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East has been providing homeownership opportunities for hardworking families for 35 years.
Founded
1996
Size
Small
Increasing the impact of nonprofit community-based organizations
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services is a consulting, research, and training organization providing nonprofits with management tools, strategies, and resources to lead change in their communities. With offices in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, we work with community-based nonprofits in executive transition, planning, boards of directors, finance systems and business planning, fundraising, and technology. The mission of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services is to increase the impact of nonprofit community-based organizations and the people who work and volunteer in them.
Founded
1973
Size
Large
Unlocking the power of people
PICO is a national network of faith-based community organizations working to create innovative solutions to problems facing urban, suburban and rural communities. Since 1972 PICO has successfully worked to increase access to health care, improve public schools, make neighborhoods safer, build affordable housing, redevelop communities and revitalize democracy. PICO helps engage ordinary people in public life, building a strong legacy of leadership in thousands of local communities across America.
Founded
1976
Size
Tiny
Health Home Heart
West Valley Community Services (WVCS) is a community-based agency that has been providing direct assistance and referral services to the west valley communities of Santa Clara County for 40 years. Founded in 1973, WVCS provides a continuum of basic needs, family support services and housing services including: information and referrals, food, transitional housing, affordable housing, financial assistance, and case management services. WVCS serves over 6,000 individuals and families annually in the west valley communities of Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, West San Jose and the unincorporated mountain regions.
Founded
1987
Size
Large
Giving a hand up, not a hand out
Founded in 1980, Habitat for Humanity Tucson offers an innovative solution to the crisis of poverty housing by giving a hand up, not a hand out. Creating a more compassionate and just world, Habitat for Humanity Tucson brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. We accomplish our mission by building and rehabilitating homes in partnership with the community and with low-income families. We value inclusiveness and win/win partnerships, respect for the dignity of each person, and a commitment to deliver a strong return on the community's investment in our work.Our Mission:Creating a more compassionate and just world, Habitat for Humanity Tucson brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
Founded
1994
Size
Medium
Rehabilitating homes and community facilities
Founded in 1989, Rebuilding Together Peninsula's (RTP) mission is to build volunteer partnerships to rehabilitate homes and community facilities for low-income homeowners and neighbors - seniors, disabled, or families - so they can live independently in warmth and safety. Of the over one million residents that RTP serves in San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties, over 94,000 are low-income homeowners with an average annual income of $12,000. RTP is neighbor helping neighbor - people helping people - one community at a time.
Founded
1995
Size
Giant
What's possible
With a 30-year history in progressive social change work, Tides Center is the nonprofit sector's leading sponsor of social innovation. Tides Center provides back-office services, a legal framework, and capacity-building support for projects that share our vision of a just, healthy, and sustainable world. Tides Center accelerates social change by enabling new and effective approaches to some of our society's most pressing issues. Tides Center and our projects believe healthy societies rely fundamentally on respect for human rights, the vitality of communities, and a celebration of diversity. Projects work to effect change in the areas of social justice, economic development, civic engagement, environmental sustainability, environmental justice, human rights, community development, international affairs, and nonprofit capacity building, among others.
Founded
1997
Size
Medium
Uniting Asian and Pacific Islander communities for environmental and social justice
Founded in 1993, the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) seeks to empower low-income Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities to achieve environmental and social justice. APEN believes that the environment includes everything around us: where we live, work and play. We strive to build grassroots organizations that will improve the health, well-being and political strength of our communities. APEN currently works on three levels: direct organizing in local communities; building a network of API organizations; and working in multiracial alliances to affect regional and national social change.
Founded
1999
Size
Small
Community, technology, opportunity
Founded in 1998, ZeroDivide helps ensure underserved communities have access to technology tools and resources as well as the skills required to use them in meaningful ways. ZeroDivide is a funder, thought partner, and capacity-building organization working to transform underserved communities through the strategic use of technology in ways that increase economic opportunity, civic engagement and healthy outcomes. The organization partners with foundations, businesses and government agencies to design and implement programs that close the divides hindering the growth of healthy, vibrant and just communities.
Founded
1996
Size
Large
An interest-free micro-lending agency since 1904
The Jewish Free Loan Association of Los Angeles ("JFLA") offers interest-free loans on a non-sectarian basis to individuals and families whose needs are urgent and who may not qualify through normal financial resources. Interest-free loans instead of charity fill an important gap in our social system by promoting self-sufficiency with dignity. JFLA affirms the ancient biblical requirement for interest-free lending by offering assistance to people in need with the goal of helping them to lead more rewarding and responsible lives.Today, JFLA grants more than 1,200 interest-free loans per year for emergencies, education, healthcare, developing small businesses, environmental upgrades and life cycle events. JFLA maintains a 99% repayment rate and as loans are repaid new loans are made, perpetuating a cycle of hope.
Founded
1990
Size
Medium
Homes. Support. Success.
Skid Row Housing Trust is a nationally-recognized nonprofit developer and operator of innovative permanent supportive housing, helping hundreds of individuals experiencing homelessness, often struggling with disabling conditions, get off the streets each year. The Trust currently manages 25 buildings that have almost 1,800 safe, supportive homes. Our housing is permanent: residents may stay as long as they like as long as they are responsible tenants. The Trust provides residents with access to wrap-around case management and supportive services, usually within the same building. Many of our residents struggle with conditions that make staying in housing a challenge, so our staff works closely with residents to help them achieve stability and wellness. Providing a formerly homeless individual with permanent supportive housing costs 1/5-1/3 less than leaving them on the street, improving their quality of life and wellness.
Founded
1995
Size
Medium
People. Power. Progress.
Community Coalition works to help transform the social and economic conditions in South LA that foster addiction, crime, violence and poverty by building a community institution that involves thousands in creating, influencing and changing public policy. For the past 25 years, Community Coalition has continued with this groundbreaking approach. We elevate the voices of our members, shift power to the community, and tackle the root causes of poverty, crime and violence. Together we are creating a more prosperous, safer and healthier South L.A.
Founded
1998
Size
Medium
A new economy for all
Founded in 1993, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) is committed to building a new economy that restores the American dream of fair wages and benefits in return for hard work. We believe that jobs in growing industries which cannot be exported, including those in the fast-growing service sector, must serve as the foundation for rebuilding a strong and vibrant middle class. LAANE has created an exciting new model for improving the lives of working men and women and building healthy communities. LAANE came to prominence by leading the effort to pass one of the country's first living wage laws, raising wages for 10,000 workers.