To support the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) to implement the Small Business Lending Consortium designed to increase lending to the small businesses they serve, the vast majority of which are Latino-owned.
To support a two-day convening on community-engaged design, in partnership with the Surdna Foundation. The convening participants will be comprised of grantmakers, practitioners, scholars, and Neighborhood Funders Group staff.
To support Pacific Community Ventures to develop the second phase of a national impact investing policy platform to strengthen the small business sector and create quality jobs in economically distressed communities.
To support Artists U in creating a toolkit for community organizing and convening artists to build sustainable, mission-driven lives. Artists U will focus on the “first rungs” on the professional development ladder: planning, accountability, and community.
To support the PICO National Network’s effort to leverage the influence of faith groups in their network with the aim of securing better wages, benefits, and increased access to good jobs for low- and moderate-wage workers.
To support tuition-free, afterschool creative youth-development programs and the multiple public exhibits, film screenings, performances, and community-engagement opportunities offered to students and the general public.
To support a proactive education and action initiative to include jobs and equity standards alongside sustainability standards into discussions and actions related to Public Private Partnerships and urban infrastructure investments.
To support collaboration with the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance to strategically influence how the City of New York allocates Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds granted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development after the Rebuild by Design process.
To support True Colors: Out Youth Theater, a program that uses a community-based theater approach to train and activate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight allied youth leaders who use arts as a tool for social change.
To support Artists’ Projects and the Urbano Fellows programs as part of the afterschool programs at the Urbano Project. These efforts will include youth-led interdisciplinary public art inventions and placemaking initiatives in the local community of Egleston Square, Roxbury/Jamaica.Plain.
To support Championing Revival, Empowering Artists, Transforming Economies to support artist-entrepreneurs and creative businesses as they expand their pivotal roles in revitalizing the local economy in West Philadelphia and Chester.
To support the UpTown Toledo Arts Entrepreneur Initiative, a small business development program designed for creative entrepreneurs in need of training and capital to launch or sustain arts enterprises, including craft- and food-based, fashion, entertainment, and fine-arts businesses.
To support the Philly Food Innovation Loan Fund, an ongoing program that provides loans and technical assistance to local food entrepreneurs and includes a place-based redevelopment focus on helping to locate food businesses in revitalizing local commercial corridors.
To support the Rediscovering Native Art on Cheyenne River program. The program seeks: 1) to build the capacity of community-based organizations to serve artists and promote Native art on and off Reservation as a viable economic development strategy; 2) to establish a Reservation-wide arts and cultural tourism strategy; 3) to build the capacity of 100 artists to create and/or expand arts businesses through training and access to capital; and 4) to create a supportive environment for artists by working to establish an Artist Coop, Art and Business Incubator, and a robust e-commerce website and to expand Art in the Park events to two per year.