Maps of our keystone projects:
In the past few years, we’ve honed an approach to comprehensive community development that reflects our emphases on implementation, integration, and knowledge sharing.
We find the most promising community-based efforts already underway, and help those efforts broaden and deepen by connecting them to the right people, projects, and organizations. Our aim is a community-driven, quality of life action plan that integrates issues like housing, economic development, family asset growth, education, and healthy lifestyle and environment.
We help these partnerships organize for and achieve implementation of their plans. That includes investing in their projects ourselves, as well as leveraging other local and national funding opportunities. We offer valuable tools to partners, including leadership development programs and the chance to build communications capacity.
We help the partnerships measure their success—the extent to which funded projects actually improved resident quality of life. We’re working harder and smarter to share those learnings and best practices across sectors to have greater impact.