Economic and Community Development

WMMT’s mission is to be a 24 hour voice of mountain people’s music, culture, and social issues, to provide broadcast space for creative expression and community involvement in making radio, and to be an active participant in discussion of public...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Philanthropies serves as the umbrella over three grantmaking organizations founded by Margaret A. Cargill, all with a common vision: To provide meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts, the environment and all living things. The...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
“Around the Corner” puts the contributions of immigrants and refugees on display for people to learn about new Americans. In 2003 nine Metropolitan State University photography students partnered with Urban Coalition 2003 to document the lives and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
BMe is a growing network of black men committed to making our communities stronger. They are fathers, coaches, students and businessmen—regular guys from all walks of life who are engaging neighborhoods, starting businesses and mentoring kids. Each...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Jackie Calderone (http://www.calderonearts.com) has played many roles throughout her arts career including: presenter, funder, booking agent, fundraiser, evaluator, panelist, board member, educator, and artist. Calderone pulls from these diverse...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Union Square Awards believes that grassroots activism strengthens local communities. The Awards identify activists, community organizers, advocates and service providers across New York City neighborhoods who were building organizations...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Christensen Fund believes in the power of biological and cultural diversity to sustain and enrich a world faced with great change and uncertainty. The foundation’s mission is to buttress the efforts of people and institutions who believe in a...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
I'm a long time activist and educator who has criss-crossed the arts, community development and civic engagement spaces since 1990. I was a Shakespearean actor in the early 1980s and then became a theater producer and then, as a result of the attack...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The EastSide Arts Alliance is an organization of artists, cultural workers, and community organizers of color who live and/or work in the San Antonio district of Oakland. The organization is committed to working in San Antonio and other Oakland...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Civic Center is a creative studio based in New Orleans that works to make cities more comfortable for people. Founded by Candy Chang and James A. Reeves in 2010, Civic Center blends art, design, education, research, and urban planning to create...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
MAP seeks to support experimentation and innovation in the live performing arts. Within that, MAP seeks especially to support work that brings insight to the issue of cultural difference or "the other," be that in class, gender, generation,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Architecture for Humanity seeks architectural solutions to humanitarian crises and brings design services to communities in need. It brings together individuals and firms involved in all facets of building design to provide design services to...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Many storefronts on University Avenue are vacant, due in part to Central Corridor Light Rail construction. Increased vacancy rates create a downward spiral as the remaining businesses draw fewer customers. This has a negative impact on the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Durfee Foundation is a family foundation that seeks to adhere to the values of their founders, Dorothy Durfee Avery and R. Stanton Avery, by rewarding individual initiative and leadership. The majority of their grantmaking focuses on the Los...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the principles of the Religious Society of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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