Economic and Community Development

Project South is a leadership development organization based in the U.S. South creating spaces for movement building. We work with communities pushed forward by the struggle to strengthen leadership and provide popular political & economic...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Helen Bader Foundation strives to be a philanthropic leader in improving the quality of life of the diverse communities in which it works. The Foundation makes grants, convenes partners, and shares knowledge to affect emerging issues in the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
To serve as an independent staging ground for residents, individually and in concert, to build social, economic and environmental prosperity on California's North Coast. The Humboldt Area Foundation works to connect donors that invest in our...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Crossroads Charlotte project began in 2001 when the town of Charlotte, North Carolina participated in a national survey on social capital. The survey found that the community had high levels of faith-based involvement and philanthropy, but...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Thirty-four artists were invited to create innovative and engaging artwork after a stimulating discussion on social and economic inequality, wealth distribution, and what is so taxing about taxation. Some chose to explore how to visualize analytical...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The mission of the Nelson Fund, a committee-advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, is to improve and enrich the lives of individuals and families in the Bay Area by supporting agencies that serve seniors and youth in our...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The MFA in Community Arts (MFACA) prepares artists to use their artmaking as a means of civic, youth, and community development, or to teach at the post-secondary level. The curriculum provides students with a grounding in theory and practice, while...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The mission of the Tennessee Arts Commission is that the citizens of Tennessee have access to and participate in the arts.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Akonadi Foundation has adopted a mission to support the development of a powerful social change movement to eliminate structural racism and create a racially-just society.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. In its first 25 years, the Mural...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Focusing on the Living Experience—making & consuming, loss, the passage of time—J.J. McCracken constructs immersive installations and works with local communities at the grassroots level. McCracken’s landscapes are composed of earth materials...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
OPeX studios is an architectural design company with a child centric focus on environments + products. As part of our practice we initiate public installations that serve as cultural experiments that explore alternate ways of unpacking + shaping "...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The mission of the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs is to nurture excellence and diversity to improve the social fabric and quality of life for Savannah’s citizens, regardless of income, education, disabilities, or ethnicity; to...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
DESIGN 21: Social Design Network’s mission is to inspire social consciousness through design by connecting people and organizations who want to explore ways that design can positively impact our communities. The Design 21 Network features a database...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Springboard for the Arts is an economic and community development organization in St. Paul MN that cultivates vibrant communities by connecting artists with the skills, information, and services they need to impact positive and sustained growth....
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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